1/3 Page Left – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  1/3 Page Left

 Move the visible score 1/3 of a page left. OK.

Maybe from a time when monitors were small and scores were large.

OH! MY! If I highlight one or more commands in the key commands window I can copy and past the list of selected commands. I have only ever done that with all of the commands…

Score Editor overview – Logic Pro X:

The Score Editor can display a single MIDI region or software instrument track. In the Score Editor, each track appears as a separate staff. Notes, rests, and other musical events in the MIDI regions on the track are displayed in standard musical notation.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Page Setup…

- Various Windows
Page Up ⇞
Page Down ⇟
Page Left ↖
Page Right ↘
1/3 Page Left ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
1/3 Page Right
1/8 Page Left
1/8 Page Right
Page Top
Page Bottom
Page Left-Most
Page Right-Most

- Score Editor
Page View ⌃P
Show/Hide Page Rulers ⌃⇧R ⇧2⃣
Go to Page… ⌃/

Minor scale – Wikipedia

Minor scale – Wikipedia:

In music theory, the term minor scale refers to three scale patterns – the natural minor scale (or Aeolian mode), the harmonic minor scale, and the melodic minor scale (ascending or descending)[1] – rather than just one as with the major scale.

I was listening to a podcast yesterday. There were two speakers, both claim to have been classically-trained with degrees in music theory and/or music performance.

Neither of them could “speak” the difference between the “minor” scales

  • natural
  • harmonic – seventh degree raised semitone – leading tone
  • melodic – raised sixth and seventh degree ascending, not raised descending

You’ll know it when you hear it.

Roman numeral analysis – Wikipedia

Roman numeral analysis – Wikipedia:

In music, Roman numeral analysis uses Roman numerals to represent chords. The Roman numerals (I, II, III, IV, …) denote scale degrees (first, second, third, fourth, …); used to represent a chord, they denote the root note on which the chord is built. For instance, III denotes the third degree of a scale or the chord built on it. Generally, uppercase Roman numerals (such as I, IV, V) represent major chords while lowercase Roman numerals (such as i, iv, v) represent minor chords (see Major and Minor below for alternative notations); elsewhere, upper-case Roman numerals are used for all chords.[2] In Western classical music in the 2000s, Roman numeral analysis is used by music students and music theorists to analyze the harmony of a song or piece.

A great place to find notation conventions. NNS gives me such grief…

Select MIDI Channel Strips ⇧E – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Select MIDI Channel Strips    ⇧E

 Select MIDI channels in the mixer window “all” or “tracks” view.

Pressing this confuses me when the X-Touch changes state. My current template does have a MIDI track, but only so when I export song information I get a marker track along with other pertinent data.

I have to spend more time adjusting the views of the mixer, and following what happens with my tools.

 

Mixing overview – Logic Pro X:

When you mix a project, you balance the different parts and blend them into a cohesive whole. You can also add effects to alter the sound, use routing and grouping to control the signal flow, and use automation to create dynamic changes in your project over time. You do this in the Mixer, which opens below the Tracks area or as a separate window.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

The Reason Why You Can’t Hear Your Bass On Small Speakers

The Reason Why You Can’t Hear Your Bass On Small Speakers – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog:

Most of the time the problem comes from misunderstanding exactly what frequencies affect the bass instrument. Too many times we think that it’s the frequencies below 100Hz (especially 60Hz) that provide the bass we need. While it’s quite true that those frequencies are important for what we might call the girth of the sound, they won’t reproduce well on small speakers, and that’s where the problem lies. In other words, EQing too low.

Below 100Hz Girth

120Hz to 200Hz Bottom

250Hz to 320Hz Low-end definition

700Hz Body

1kHz to 1.5kHz High-end definition

2.5kHz to 3kHz String noise/buzz

Go to Marker Number 3 3 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Go to Marker Number 3    3

 Markers are so useful. I try to make it a habit to “drop markers” during listening passes. If I hear something I want to investigate put a marker there.

I still don’t like navigating by numbers, but so it is. I deleted all of the keyboard commands like the one listed.

I a practicing creating markers (⌥’) and typing anything I need to remind me. If I position the cursor in just the right place in the marker list I can do it…

When I am simply listening and balancing busses I use the X-Touch in marker mode and press the V-pot to create the markers.

 

Navigate using markers – Logic Pro X:

You can navigate through your project using markers. This is useful when you want to quickly jump to, and edit, regions or events at a specific position in your project, for example.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

KUTX » Valley Maker: “Light On The Ground”

KUTX » Valley Maker: “Light On The Ground”:

Like it or not, SXSW is officially in full swing! Joining the thousands of musicians making their annual pilgrimage is Seattle singer-songwriter Austin Crane, best known as Valley Maker. Crane began landscaping Valley Maker’s indie folk sound with his 2010 self-titled debut that also doubled as his senior thesis project at the University of South Carolina. Crane hurdled over creative crests and came out on top with 2015’s When I Was A Child. Most recently he went deeper into the sonic canyon with 2018’s Rhododendron, an album engrained in nature and Crane’s most cohesive record to date.

Two good ones in one day. I like it when SXSW is happening.

In the past I actually downloaded the thousands of tracks that were submitted. Have no idea why. Better to let the taste-makers shape my ears.

I would expect to hear this on Radio Paradise someday.

Cinematic Orchestra: “To Believe” featuring Moses Sumney | Today’s Top Tune | Free Online Music Streaming | KCRW | KCRW

Cinematic Orchestra: “To Believe” featuring Moses Sumney | Today’s Top Tune | Free Online Music Streaming | KCRW | KCRW:

British electronic duo Cinematic Orchestra return with their first album in a dozen years. Exploring the timeless question of what to believe, Cinematic Orchestra invite several guests including Moses Sumney on “To Believe.”

This is a wonderful soundscape.

Toggle Current Track Automation Off/Read ⌃⌘O ⌃:three: – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Toggle Current Track Automation Off/Read    ⌃⌘O    ⌃:three:

 The weird looking :three: is the symbol for touch bar button number three.

Changes the automation for the track. If you start with automation off like I do this is a handy way to turn it on for the current channel. There is also a keyboard command for toggling Latch/Read – ⌃⌘A

 

Choose automation modes – Logic Pro X:

Automation modes determine how automation tracks are treated. Automation is either being read or being written. You can independently set the automation mode for each track. You can also trim automation values and record relative automation data.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Do You Need A Subwoofer to Mix Music?

Do You Need A Subwoofer to Mix Music?:

An experienced engineer can track, mix, and master records with very little—a few plug-ins, good converters, and yes, even a pair of headphones. Listen to an episode of The Mastering Show featuring Glenn Schick, an engineer who mastered J Cole’s KOD on a pair of headphones and a mobile rig.

But there is also the sense of wanting more gear, and to this I can attest: in recent years, I’ve expanded my mastering practice, working on projects for artists like Leland Sundries, Morphous, Pete Mancini, and others. Before I made the choice to get a sub, it was always more of a guessing game when it came to low-end. Relentless checks on cars, headphones, the consumer hi-fi, and more were required before sending out the final product.

Which led me to the question of the day: do you need a subwoofer?

After all, many great, inexpensive monitors extend to the lower frequencies. Focal, Avantone, and others have models that go down to 35 Hz and below. Headphones from Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, and Audeze easily reach down that low—some go even lower.

So what can a subwoofer get you that headphones cannot?

15 Mastering Engineers Talk about Genre, Part 2: Processing Techniques

15 Mastering Engineers Talk about Genre, Part 2: Processing Techniques:

In this three-part blog series about the role of genre in mastering, we’re exploring the question, “How much does genre determine what happens in mastering?” In Part 1 we explored deliverables and level in general. In Part 2, we get a view of whether the aesthetics of each genre can be correlated with the use of processing techniques.

Genre in Mastering with 15 Professional Mastering Engineers, Part 1

Genre in Mastering with 15 Professional Mastering Engineers, Part 1:

In this three-part blog series about the role of genre in mastering, we’re exploring the question, “How much does genre determine what happens in mastering?” In Part 1, we start by looking at deliverables and level in general. Read Part 2, Processing Techniques and Part 3, Workflows.

7 Tips for Mixing Guitars

7 Tips for Mixing Guitars:

In part one of this four-part series, we focused on the versatility of Neutron 2 for mixing vocals. In part two, we’re using Neutron as an all-in-one dynamics processing tool for guitars. In parts three and four, we’ll be going through tips on using Neutron 2 for bass and drums.