Snap Automation Mode: 1/2 Triplet (1/3) – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Snap Automation Mode: 1/2 Triplet (1/3)

When creating things “in tempo” it can be very valuable to apply automation at the proper place in performance.

Can I automate articulations? Doesn’t appear to be possible (or maybe even reasonable.)

Snap automation to grid positions – Logic Pro X

You can snap track automation to grid positions. You can choose if you want automation to automatically use the division value chosen in the Snap menu, or you can choose a different snap value for automation.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Toggle Current Track Automation Latch/Read ⌃⌘A – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Toggle Current Track Automation Latch/Read    ⌃⌘A

Switch current track automation between Latch and Read. Changes the Automation label to appropriate value. Changes the Automation controls on MCU to correspond.

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

- Global Commands
Toggle Current Track Automation Off/Read ⌃⌘O ⌃3⃣
Toggle Current Track Automation Touch/Read ⌃2⃣
Toggle Current Track Automation Latch/Read ⌃⌘A
Toggle Current Track Automation Write/Read
Toggle Current Track Automation Trim Mode
Toggle Current Track Automation Write Relative Mode
Toggle Move Track Automation with Regions Never/Always

- Views Showing Automation
Automation: Toggle Track/Region

Snap Automation Mode: 1/64 Triplet (1/96) – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Snap Automation Mode: 1/64 Triplet (1/96)

When creating things “in tempo” it can be very valuable to apply automation at the proper place in performance.

Can I automate articulations? Doesn’t appear to be possible (or maybe even reasonable.)

Snap automation to grid positions – Logic Pro X

You can snap track automation to grid positions. You can choose if you want automation to automatically use the division value chosen in the Snap menu, or you can choose a different snap value for automation.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Region Automation: Modulation – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Region Automation: Modulation

In addition to Volume, and Pan you can automate almost any MIDI event. That’s a staggering amount of control of tracks, devices, and even Logic itself.

Show automation curves – Logic Pro X

Before you can add automation points to a track’s automation curves, you need to show the automation curves. Automation curves are displayed as colored curves and points on top of audio and MIDI regions across the track, running the length of the project. You can choose whether to view and edit automation across the track (track-based automation) or only within the track’s regions (region-based automation).

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Track Automation Commands – Logic Pro X

Automation overview – Logic Pro X

Automation refers to recording, editing, and playing back the movements of faders, knobs, and switches. Using automation, you can create changes over time to volume, pan, and other settings. You can add automation to all track types.

 

 Track Automation Commands currently available in Logic Pro X 10.4.5

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Toggle Current Track Automation Off/Read ⌃⌘O ⌃3⃣
Set Current Track to Automation Read
Toggle Current Track Automation Touch/Read ⌃2⃣
Toggle Current Track Automation Latch/Read ⌃⌘A
Toggle Current Track Automation Write/Read
Toggle Current Track Automation Trim Mode
Toggle Current Track Automation Write Relative Mode
Set All Tracks to Automation Off ⌃⇧⌘O
Set All Tracks to Automation Read ⌃⇧⌘R
Set All Tracks to Automation Touch ⌃⇧⌘T
Set All Tracks to Automation Latch ⌃⇧⌘L
Set All Tracks to Automation Write
Track Automation Event List… ⌃⌘E
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Never
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Always
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Ask
Toggle Move Track Automation with Regions Never/Always

- Views Showing Automation
Automation: Toggle Track/Region

- Main Window Tracks
Create 1 Track Automation Point at Region Borders ⌃⇧⌘1
Create 2 Track Automation Points at Region Borders ⌃⇧⌘2
Create 1 Track Automation Point at Every Region Border ⌃⌘1
Create 2 Track Automation Points at Every Region Border ⌃⌘2
Delete Visible Automation on Selected Tracks ⌃⌘⌫
Delete All Automation on Selected Tracks ⌃⇧⌘⌫
Delete Orphaned Automation on Selected Tracks ⌃⇧⌫
Delete All Track Automation
Move Visible Region Data to Track Automation ⌃⌘↑
Move Visible Track Automation to Region ⌃⌘↓
Move All Region Data to Track Automation ⌃⇧⌘↑
Move All Track Automation to Region ⌃⇧⌘↓
Create 1 Track Automation Point each for Volume, Pan, Sends
Create 2 Track Automation Points each for Volume, Pan, Sends
Create 1 Track Automation Point for Visible Parameter
Create 2 Track Automation Points for Visible Parameter

Toggle Current Track Automation Trim Mode – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Toggle Current Track Automation Trim Mode

Heavy use of automation required. I have to remember that the DAW is where things are produced and polished. Coming from the ‘live’ side of things I am usually oblivious to the tools available for making changes to a ‘recording’ after the fact.

I really do need to pay attention to automation.

Choose automation modes – Logic Pro X

Trim: Offsets the value of the existing automation (Volume, Pan, Send levels) by adjusting it up or down by the amount you move the fader or control. Works in combination with Touch and Latch automation modes.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Region Automation: Control Change 32 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Region Automation: Control Change 32

 Set the region automation to CC32. With automation being displayed (press ‘A’ on the keyboard) you will typically see “Track” automation. Click on the “Track” button to change to region. There is also an on/off control button as well.

I am not sure of what “Region Automation” is all about. Ahh. Now it makes sense. Sound in space over time. A remarkably complex programming space. I simply need to re-think my programming methods. Parallel programs with function calls tied to time points as opposed to simply being interrupt driven. I need to meditate.

Show automation curves – Logic Pro X:

Before you can add automation points to a track’s automation curves, you need to show the automation curves. Automation curves are displayed as colored curves and points on top of audio and MIDI regions across the track, running the length of the project. You can choose whether to view and edit automation across the track (track-based automation) or only within the track’s regions (region-based automation).

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Logic Pro Expert | Learn The Secret Handshake and Become a Member of Logic’s Hidden Automation Key Combination Elite

Logic Pro | Learn The Secret Handshake and Become a Member of Logic’s Hidden Automation Key Combination Elite

One of the criticisms of Logic’s learning curve is that certain functions are not naturally “discoverable.” In other words, they are not quickly revealed to the user by hunting around the interface in the usual global, local, or contextual menus.  Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the area of automation. There is a myriad of “secret” mouse+modifier combinations to perform all sorts of neat circus tricks. Hold down the correct keys, and you will get acrobats swinging from trapezes and doing backward somersaults.

Toggle Automation Quick Access ⌃⌥⌘A – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Toggle Automation Quick Access    ⌃⌥⌘A

This is handy. When Automation Quick Access is “on” I can use the selected controller (buttons on my nanoKEY) to adjust selected automation. Nice to know.

Write track automation with external controllers – Logic Pro X

The Automation Quick Access (AQA) feature makes track automation extremely fast and simple if you only have one hardware MIDI controller available—one fader on your MIDI keyboard, or just the modulation wheel, for example. You can use this single hardware controller to automate the currently active automation parameter of the selected track in the main window.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Logic Pro Automation: Turning Your Mix into a Performance

Logic Pro Automation: Turning Your Mix into a Performance:

You may end up needing to make an edit to a track or to your song arrangement after you’ve started automating your mix. Moving regions with automation can cause complications if you don’t do it right. That’s why Logic Pro’s default state is to ask you whether you really want to move regions that have automation. You can change this behavior in the automation system preferences. Choose Logic Pro X → Preferences → Automation to open the automation preferences, and then choose the default behavior from the Move Track Automation with Regions menu. You can choose the default behavior also on the Mix → Move Track Automation with Regions menu.

by Graham English.

6 Times to Automate EQ for Effect

6 Times to Automate EQ for Effect:

For mixing engineers and producers alike, it pays to become intimately acquainted with the virtues of automation. Swooping sounds from left to right, enhancing emotion with level boosts, or fixing complicated problems with real-time adjustments—all of these moves separate the quotidian from the marvelous.

But riddle me this: how often do you think about automating EQ? Perhaps not as often as you should, for automating EQ can create both dramatic and transparent effects. Whether creating something truly bespoke for your mix, or cheating an element forward/backward for the master, a bit of active, automated EQ sculpting can be a serious boon, if done well.

Here are some instances where you can employ the practice.

7 Creative Automation Tips for Music Producers

7 Creative Automation Tips for Music Producers:

Earlier this year, we discussed mix automation basics, detailing how the process works and why it benefits your music. If you still need clarification on these points I suggest taking a look at the article, because in this post we’ll be diving deeper into automation with seven creative tips, applicable to all genres.

Get the Most from DAW Automation: 3 Creative Approaches

Get the Most from DAW Automation: 3 Creative Approaches:

In the early 1970s the recording industry changed drastically with the introduction of mixing consoles that could record and play back fader movement. Leading up to this, mixing multitrack tape recordings was a group effort. For larger sessions of 16 or 24 tracks, up to four people could be needed behind the desk just to manage faders.

Digital audio workstations (DAWs) sophisticated the entire automation process, providing creators and engineers with the ability to control nearly every parameter with precision. In this article, I’ll show you three ways to use automation for more expressive, stand-out music.

What Is Mix Automation? Everything You’ve Been Too Afraid to Ask

What Is Mix Automation? Everything You’ve Been Too Afraid to Ask:

In this article, I will try to answer all the questions you’ve always had about mix automation but were too afraid to ask. We’ll go over what automation is, why you’ll want to use, and the basics. To learn three creative applications of using automation in a DAW, check out this article.

Region Automation: Note Velocity – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Region Automation: Note Velocity

Almost everything can be automated in Logic. Automation is an interesting programming language.

To show automation use the ‘Show Automation – A’ command. Initially Track automation will be displayed. Click on the ‘Track’ button in the track header to switch to Region automation. Click and hold the track/region button to select the automation that you want displayed.

I don’t expect to automate Note Velocity very often, but those Control Change lanes could be interesting.

Show automation curves – Logic Pro X:

Before you can add automation points to a track’s automation curves, you need to show the automation curves. Automation curves are displayed as colored curves and points on top of audio and MIDI regions across the track, running the length of the project. You can choose whether to view and edit automation across the track (track-based automation) or only within the track’s regions (region-based automation).

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Views showing Time Ruler
Automation: Toggle Track/Region
Region Automation: Volume
Region Automation: Panorama
Region Automation: Balance
Region Automation: Modulation
Region Automation: Breath
Region Automation: Foot Control
Region Automation: Portamento Time
Region Automation: Expression
Region Automation: Sustain Pedal
Region Automation: Control Change 20
Region Automation: Control Change 21
Region Automation: Control Change 22
Region Automation: Control Change 23
Region Automation: Control Change 24
Region Automation: Control Change 25
Region Automation: Control Change 26
Region Automation: Control Change 27
Region Automation: Control Change 28
Region Automation: Control Change 29
Region Automation: Control Change 30
Region Automation: Control Change 31
Region Automation: Control Change 32
Region Automation: Surround Angle
Region Automation: Surround Diversity
Region Automation: Surround LFE
Region Automation: Channel Pressure
Region Automation: Pitch Bend
Region Automation: Program Change
Region Automation: Note Velocity ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦