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.

 

Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Record Region Automation Mode – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Record Region Automation Mode

The “Record Region Automation Mode” switch is located in the automation pop-up menu for software instruments, and external MIDI instruments.

I am still not clear about recording automation into MIDI regions.

I am not the only one…

(5) Recording live region automation? – Logic Pro Help

I’m trying to record Expression (MIDI CC #11) using Logic’s automation record feature (tried both Touch and Latch), but no joy.

Capturing MIDI Controller Automation After Recording MIDI In Logic Pro | Logic Pro

When recording, you can record region-based automation data into MIDI regions on software instrument tracks even if tracks are in Read mode. The ability to remain in Read mode is a huge time-saving asset, freeing you from switching back and forth from automation mode.

 

Choose automation modes in Logic Pro – Apple Support

When recording, you can record region-based automation data into MIDI regions on software instrument tracks even if the track is in Read mode. In Logic Pro, do one of the following:

 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.

 If You Use Region Automation, This Is A Tip That Will Change The Way You Use It – YouTube

Region automation in Logic has been around for a while now. It’s excellent for automated parameter values that need to get moved with regions when copying/pasting/dragging them around the timeline. A problem arises, however, when some parts contain region automation, and others don’t. Does Logic chase the last used value? Or does it use the static default value set by you initially? Watch this video to learn how to control this critical behaviour that affects the playback of your mixes.

 The region automation setting discussed in the YouTube video from Logic Pro Expert is a project-specific setting.

Capturing MIDI Controller Automation After Recording MIDI In Logic Pro | Logic Pro

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Capturing MIDI Controller Automation After Recording MIDI In Logic Pro | Logic Pro

Once you’ve captured your primary performance, it’s not uncommon to want to add some MIDI continuous controller message to enhance the part. Maybe it’s via an expression pedal to add some CC 11 data for more refined dynamic movement. Perhaps you want to use some knobs or sliders on your keyboard controller to create some movement of one or more of the soft synth parameters you are triggering.

The esoterica of MIDI recording in the 21st Century. 

Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Never – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Never

Do not move track automation when moving a region. Region automation remains with the region, so it moves or does not depending on the setting.

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

 

In Logic Pro, choose one of the following Move Automation with Regions options in the Preferences > Automation pane:

 

 - Global Commands
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Never ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Always ⌃⌥⇧⌘↘
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Ask ⌃⌥⇧⌘⇟