Automation: Toggle Track/Region – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Automation: Toggle Track/Region

Switch the automation lane view(s) between Track automation and Region automation.

I believe I am ready (finally) to start automating some of my mixes. I think that using region automation will help me focus on the goals of the particular automation.

Track-based vs. region-based automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Logic Pro offers two types of automation: track-based automation and region-based automation. Track-based automation can be applied to the entire track, from the beginning to the end of your project. Region-based automation applies only to the specific region the automation parameters are connected to. With track-based automation, if you re-record, move, or copy regions (either to another point on the same track or to another track entirely) the automation data remains tied to the initial point on the track in which it was created. However, with region-based automation, if you re-record the region, the automation is lost; if you move or copy the region (either to another point on the same track, or to another track) the automation remains with the region. Region-based automation is particularly useful when you are automating instrument parameters.

 

Region Automation: Aftertouch – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Region Automation: Aftertouch

Set the Region Automation parameter to Aftertouch.

The Automation/MIDI area in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Choose the desired automation or MIDI controller parameter from the Automation/MIDI pop-up menu.

 

Create 1 Track Automation Point at Every Region Border ⌃⌘1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Create 1 Track Automation Point at Every Region Border ⌃⌘1

Creates a single automation point at each end of the selected regions.

Add and adjust automation points in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To create changes over time to volume, pan, and effects settings, you add automation points to a track’s automation curve at different places, and then adjust the automation points so the value of the setting changes. You can adjust automation points by moving them up or down to a new value or by moving them left or right to a new point in the timeline. Numerical values are displayed alongside each automation point. You can also raise or lower the value of MIDI parameters associated with notes in instrument tracks or Drummer tracks. Note and numerical values are displayed alongside each MIDI data point. You can also add automation points at selection area or region borders.

Move All Region Data to Track Automation ⌃⇧⌘↑ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Move All Region Data to Track Automation   ⌃⇧⌘↑

It is not clear to me why the assignable command is ‘Move All Region Data…’ as opposed to the documented ‘Convert All Region Automation…’. My guess is the ambiguity of convert vs. move. Basically the region automation goes away when it becomes track automation.

Some day I will start automating things.

Track-based vs. region-based automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Convert All Region Automation to Track Automation: Converts all region-based automation to track-based automation, regardless if it is currently visible onscreen.

 

Delete Orphaned Automation on Selected Tracks ⌃⇧⌫ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Delete Orphaned Automation on Selected Tracks  ⌃⇧⌫

Deletes orphaned automation from the selected tracks. As the documentation says, “automation can become orphaned when copied between tracks.”

Delete automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Delete Orphaned Automation on Selected Track: Removes all orphaned automation from the selected track. Automation can become orphaned when copied between tracks.