Nudge Automation down 1 Step – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Automation down 1 Step

Moves the selected automation curve down by 1 step. A step is dependent on the type of automation. Volume is stepped in .1 dB increments.

Overview of automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

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.

 

Snap Automation Mode: Bar – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Snap Automation Mode: Bar

Sets snap automation to the bar. When adding or moving automation points they will snap to the nearest bar.

Snap items to the grid in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The Tracks area includes a grid that helps you align regions, automation points, and other items with the time divisions in the ruler. When you perform any of the following actions, the items move according to the current Snap value:

 

Region Automation: Control Change 30 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Region Automation: Control Change 30

Open/Set Region Automation to Control Change 30 (CC30). It is possible to write “programs” for MIDI devices that aren’t notes being played.

The MIDI specification lists CC30 as “undefined”. Device (software) manufacturers are free to use CC30 for their own purposes.

You can find the standard definitions of continuous controllers (CC) in the latest version of the MIDI Implementation Chart v2.

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

  Delete All Automation on Selected Tracks    ⌃⇧⌘⌫

Removes all Track and Region automation on the selected tracks. The documentation does not reflect the possibility of removing from more than one track.

Delete automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Delete All Automation on Selected Track: Removes all automation from the selected track.

 

Create 1 Track Automation Point for Visible Parameter – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Create 1 Track Automation Point for Visible Parameter

Creates one automation point. A single automation point is typically used to set a level or a value for the entire track.

You can easily add an automation point, assuming automation lanes are visible, by clicking in the track.

The commands do not work if automation is hidden.

Add and adjust automation points in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To add an automation point to an empty automation curve: Click anywhere in the automation track.
This adds an automation point at the project start position, using the current fader value.

 Command Key Touch Bar

- Main Window Tracks
Create 1 Track Automation Point at Region Borders ⌃⇧⌘1 
Create 1 Track Automation Point at Every Region Border ⌃⌘1 
Create 1 Track Automation Point each for Volume, Pan, Sends 
Create 1 Track Automation Point for Visible Parameter

Set Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) to Automation Read – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Set Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) to Automation Read

This is the only specific ‘set’ command for automation modes. All the other commands appear to be toggles, including the ‘Toggle … Automation Off/Read’.

I think I have learned enough about Logic to start _not_ using Logic and start using my control surfaces.

Choose automation modes in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Read: Plays back all automation that exists on the track. If volume data exists, for example, the Volume fader moves during playback, following the prerecorded automation on the track. You can’t change the value of the chosen automation parameter by moving controls when in Read mode. However, you can record region-based information directly into a MIDI region in Read mode.

 

There are a variety of commands available for working with automation. I have an Apple keyboard sitting at the bottom of my X-Touch. I should mark these commands, or get very familiar, so I can start to automate my mixes simply while listening. This assumes I am mixing _stems_ or subgroups.

- Global Commands
Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Automation Off/Read ⌃⌘O ⌃3⃣
Set Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) to Automation Read ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Automation Touch/Read ⌃2⃣
Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Automation Latch/Read ⌃⌘A
Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Automation Write/Read
Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Automation Trim Mode
Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Automation Write Relative Mode
Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Record Region Automation Mode
Create Group for Selected Channel Strips / Tracks
Select Tracks of Selected Regions/Cells/Folders
Select All Regions of Selected Tracks

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

  Region Automation: Volume

Set the region automation ‘lane’ to volume.

Region-based vs. track-based automation – 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 only applies 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) the automation data remains tied to the initial point on the track in which it was created. 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: Balance – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Region Automation: Balance

Set the automation lane to Balance. Shows the automation lanes if they aren’t already displayed, switches from track to region-based automation,  and selects ‘Balance’ as the automation parameter.

Show automation curves in Logic Pro – Apple Support

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).

Control Change Messages (Data Bytes)

8 00001000 08 Balance 0-127 MSB

MIDI Specification:

 Balance

 

Number: 8 (coarse) 40 (fine)

Affects:

The device’s stereo balance (assuming that the device has stereo audio outputs). If a
MultiTimbral device, then each Part usually has its own Balance. This is generally
when Balance becomes useful, because then you can use Pan, Volume, and Balance
controllers to internally mix all of the Parts to the device’s stereo outputs. Typically,
Balance would be used on a Part that had stereo elements (where you wish to adjust the
volume of the stereo elements without changing their pan positions), whereas
Pan is

more appropriate for a Part that is strictly a “mono instrument”.

Value Range:

14-bit coarse/fine resolution. 16,384 possible setting, 0x0000 to 0x3FFF where 0x2000
is center balance, 0x0000 emphasizes the left elements mostly, and 0x3FFF emphasizes
the right elements mostly. Some devices only respond to coarse adjust (128 settings)
where 64 is center, 0 is leftmost emphsis, and 127 is rightmost emphasis.

Note: Most all devices ignore the Fine adjust (#40) for Balance, and just implement
Coarse adjust (#8) because 14-bit resolution isn’t needed for this.
 

Remove Fades – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Remove Fades

Removes fades from the selected audio regions. Most of the time I use region fades instead of automating fader movements. I prefer that the audio signal sent through the processing chain is at the proper level before fader movements are applied.

Delete fades in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can delete a fade with a menu command, with the Fade tool, or by modifying the parameters in the Region inspector.

 

Create 2 Track Automation Points at Every Region Border ⌃⌘2 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Create 2 Track Automation Points at Every Region Border    ⌃⌘2

Creates two automation points at every region border. Essentially this creates an automation curve that will effect each region when moved. Compare that to one automation point which will change the automation for the entire track.

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.

 

Snap Automation Mode: 1/4 Note – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Snap Automation Mode: 1/4 Note

Set automation points/actions to align on 1/4 note boundaries.

Snap automation to grid position in Logic Pro – Apple Support

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.

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

  Region Automation: Portamento Time

One of the many MIDI messages that can be automated. Creating an automation point adds an event with the control change message. Portamento Time is a required feature of the General MIDI GM2 specification.

From the MIDI specification (1996)

Portamento Control (PTC) is a recent addition, and defines a continuous controller that communicates which note number the subsequent note is gliding from. It is intended for special effects in playing back pre-sequenced material, so that legato with portamento may be realized while in Poly mode.

General MIDI 2 (GM 2)

 

– Portamento Time (cc#5)

 

 

 Control Change Messages (Data Bytes)

 

5 00000101 05 Portamento Time 0-127 MSB

 

 

Create 1 Track Automation Point each for Volume, Pan, Sends – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Create 1 Track Automation Point each for Volume, Pan, Sends

Set up automation points for a “typical” set of parameters.

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.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Always – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Always

Sometimes the automation is what really makes the sound. 

Select, copy, and move automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

In Logic Pro, control-click the track lane, then choose one of the following options from the shortcut menu that appears:

  • Never move Automation with Regions
  • Always move Automation with Regions
  • Ask to move Automation with Regions

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Autoselect Automation Parameter in Read Mode – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Automation curves displayed for a track

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  Autoselect Automation Parameter in Read Mode

New in LPX10.5. It looks like the only “easy” way to find information about Logic is to open the Help Viewer and search from there. Eventually I can find a link to the spot in the support documentation.

Show automation curves in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can automatically show the automation curve of any parameter you click in a channel strip, plug-in editor, or track header on the main automation lane.

A copy/paste of the help information produces useless links to the Logic support site.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND