Show/Hide Beat Mapping Track Only – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Beat Mapping Track Only

I have not figured out the difference between “Show/Hide Beat Mapping Track” and the “… Only” version of the command…

In the Arrange window the Beat Mapping track is toggled. In the Audio Editor (Track) there is a difference. The “only” version of the command places the Beat Mapping track above the audio. The other version shows the Arrangement, Marker, Signature, and Tempo tracks as well.

Beat mapping overview – Logic Pro X

Beat mapping lets you map notes that don’t follow a strict tempo with beats in the ruler. When you play the project, the project tempo adjusts so that the beat-mapped notes are aligned with beats in the ruler.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Save Selection As… ⌥⌘S – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Save Selection As… ⌥⌘S

Located in the Audio File Editor.

Select a portion of an audio file (e.g. a kick drum hit) and save it as an audio file. Guess it can come in handy.

Audio File Editor overview – Logic Pro X

Important: Most edits and functions performed in the Audio File Editor are destructive. This means the actual data of audio files is changed. Although you can undo edits and processing commands, you should work with copies of your audio files, rather than the originals.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Selection Start and End to Previous Transient and Play ⌥⌘← – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Selection Start and End to Previous Transient and Play    ⌥⌘←

In the Audio File Editor. Cleaning up drum bleed could be remarkably simple using the transients as guidelines. I am not the person to go to for editing advice, being performance oriented, but this is mighty handy.

Use transient markers to make selections – Logic Pro X

You can use transient markers to select part of an audio file for editing purposes.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Trim Region Start to Previous Transient ⌃⇧[ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Trim Region Start to Previous Transient    ⌃⇧[

Sometimes “trim” means “make longer” or “move start”. Moving to previous will lengthen the region. Moving to next will shorten the region, leaving blank track.

The “best” description I can find about moving to/from transients is in the Audio File Editor documentation.

Use transient markers to make selections – Logic Pro X

You can use transient markers to select part of an audio file for editing purposes.

 

 It doesn’t define region trimming, but gives a decent description.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Delete MIDI Events Outside Locators – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Delete outside Locators -> Delete MIDI Events Outside Locators

Only keep what is between the locators. My list of Logic Pro X keyboard commands was out of date.

The ‘Delete outside Locators’ command (not looking proper) is correctly named ‘Delete MIDI Events Outside Locators’ (looks proper). The command makes sense with MIDI events, not necessarily much sense with audio data.

Mute and delete regions and events – Logic Pro X

 

Inside or Outside Locators: Erases all MIDI events inside/outside the locators.

Delete notes in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X

 

 

When copying events or reducing the length of MIDI regions, events can sometimes end up outside the limits of a MIDI region. These technically still belong to the MIDI region, although they won’t be played or heard.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Center around Playhead ↓ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Center around Playhead ↓

Smart Tempo Editor tool. The assigned keyboard shortcut – down-arrow – only seems to work with audio regions. With MIDI regions it has no effect, in fact, moves to the next track in the Arrange window.

Smart Tempo overview – Logic Pro X

 

Smart Tempo brings powerful new tempo analysis and editing capabilities to Logic Pro. With Smart Tempo you can record a performance without the metronome and have Logic Pro adapt the project tempo to match the tempo of the recording, or keep the project tempo and flex the recording to match it. Smart Tempo also makes it easy to create remixes using audio files and MIDI regions with different tempos that all conform to the project tempo, or adapt the project tempo to the tempo of an imported audio file or MIDI region.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Join Regions/Notes ⌘J ⌘:four: – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Join Regions/Notes    ⌘J    ⌘:four:

Combine separate regions/notes into a single region. With audio regions, if the joined region is “contiguous” in the original audio the region is simply extended to include those selected. If there are gaps (or regions from different audio files are selected) a new audio file will be created for the joined region.

MIDI notes that are joined simply create a single note that has a duration of the sum of the durations of the joined notestime from the start of the first note to the end of the furthest away note.

Join regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can join untransposed audio regions, and join MIDI regions. Regions from audio Apple Loops, and audio regions that have been transposed, can’t be joined.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Mute Notes/Regions/Folders On/Off ⌃M – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Mute Notes/Regions/Folders On/Off    ⌃M

Toggle Mute on the selected item(s). Use the Mute Tool to mute an item, or a few of them. The ‘Select Muted Regions/Events ⇧M’ command will select everything that has been muted.

I am thinking about comparing muted notes and regions as a kind of subtractive EQ – remove some sound to expose or clarify, toggle as necessary to help focus on the desired action.

Mute and solo regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can mute one or more regions in the Tracks area to exclude them from playback. You can also solo individual regions, to hear them in isolation, and lock the solo status of regions.

 

 Mute and delete regions and events – Logic Pro X

The Mute and Delete functions go hand in hand, because you often want to remove events you have muted.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Global Commands
Mute Movie Audio On/Off
Toggle writing Mute Automation in Write Mode
Toggle Channel Strip Mute M

- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Select Muted Regions/Events ⇧M
Mute Notes/Regions/Folders On/Off ⌃M

- Mixer
Select Muted Channel Strips ⇧M

Snap Mode: 1/4 Triplet (1/6) – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Snap Mode: 1/4 Triplet (1/6)

The Snap Mode menu/control that I regularly see (and on occasion, use) is at the top of the Tracks window. Interestingly, the menu does not contain the note or triplet options. If I assign the command to a key and invoke it the Snap Mode control “blanks” giving no indication that it is enabled, or what it is set to. 

I suspect that this is a bug, or a set of modes that are no longer considered useful. In either event I am very unlikely to set my Snap mode to ‘1/4 Triplet’.

Snap items to the grid – Logic Pro X:

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:

 

 If I am using the Piano Roll editor the Snap Mode control does show the note-valued menu items, and displays it as ‘1/4 T’. Snap modes appear to be independently set in the two edit/arrange windows. As I thought about this, and looked at the interesting 1/96 setting I remembered the ‘old days’ of MIDI where time could be specified down to 1/96th of a quarter note.

Nudge values can be set to the note-valued settings as well.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Snap Mode: Smart
Snap Mode: Bar
Snap Mode: Beat
Snap Mode: Division
Snap Mode: Ticks
Snap Mode: 1/1 Note
Snap Mode: 1/2 Note
Snap Mode: 1/4 Note
Snap Mode: 1/8 Note
Snap Mode: 1/16 Note
Snap Mode: 1/32 Note
Snap Mode: 1/64 Note
Snap Mode: 1/2 Triplet (1/3)
Snap Mode: 1/4 Triplet (1/6) ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
Snap Mode: 1/8 Triplet (1/12)
Snap Mode: 1/16 Triplet (1/24)
Snap Mode: 1/32 Triplet (1/48)
Snap Mode: 1/64 Triplet (1/96)
Snap Mode: Frames
Snap Mode: Quarter Frames
Snap Mode: Samples
Snap Mode: Off

Remove Overlaps \ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Remove Overlaps    \

Removing overlaps is essentially the same as the “Trim Region” commands. If there are no overlapping regions the command changes nothing.

Resize regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X:

 

 

Remove overlaps between regions

 

Select the overlapping regions, or select all regions on the track by clicking the track header.

 

Choose Edit > Trim > Remove Overlaps (or press \).

 

Where the selected regions overlap, the length of the left (earlier) region is reduced to remove the overlap.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Main Window Tracks
Trim Region End to Next Region ⇧\
Trim Region Start to Previous Region
Trim Regions to Fill within Locators ⌥\
Trim Region Start to Previous Transient ⌃⇧[
Trim Region Start to Next Transient ⌃⇧]
Trim Region End to Previous Transient ⌃[
Trim Region End to Next Transient ⌃]

Copy MIDI Events… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Copy MIDI Events…

The command is found in the “Edit” menu of the usual places – Tracks, Events, Piano Roll. Unlikely that I would turn this into a keyboard command. There are lots of things to be fiddled with.

Edit events overview – Logic Pro X:

The Event List L(ock), M(ute), Position, Status, Ch(annel), Num(ber), Val(ue), and Length/Info columns display all details of all event types. In most cases, you can directly edit the data displayed (except for the Status column, which indicates the event type).

 

 There is more detailed discussion of this in the Piano Roll documentation.

Copy notes in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X:

There are a number of ways to copy or move notes in the Piano Roll Editor. In addition to Option-dragging or using the Copy and Paste menu commands, there are advanced Copy and Move operations such as directly swapping events, or merging a group of notes from one section of a region to the same region, or another region.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

1/8 Page Right – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  1/8 Page Right

 Move the visible part of the current page in the Score Editor.

As far as I can tell “1/8 page” is 1/8 of the visible score. If your visible score is 8 bars wide then you can move the score a bar at a time. Handy.

Score layout overview – Logic Pro X:

You should use Linear Score view for editing, as screen redraws are much faster, especially on slower computers.

Notation overview – Logic Pro X:

You can view MIDI regions in software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation in the Score Editor. Notes and other musical events are displayed as standard notation, along with common symbols such as time and key signature, bar lines, and clef signs. You can add and edit notes, add sustain pedal markings and other symbols, and print the score.

 

  ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

1/8 Page Right – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  1/8 Page Right

 Move the visible part of the current page in the Score Editor.

As far as I can tell “1/8 page” is 1/8 of the visible score. If your visible score is 8 bars wide then you can move the score a bar at a time. Handy.

Score layout overview – Logic Pro X:

You should use Linear Score view for editing, as screen redraws are much faster, especially on slower computers.

Notation overview – Logic Pro X:

You can view MIDI regions in software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation in the Score Editor. Notes and other musical events are displayed as standard notation, along with common symbols such as time and key signature, bar lines, and clef signs. You can add and edit notes, add sustain pedal markings and other symbols, and print the score.

 

  ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Apply Default Crossfade ⌃⌥X – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Apply Default Crossfade  ⌃⌥X

 When editing it is important to create a crossfade at the boundary where the edit occurs. Left side fades out, right side fades in with the fades cross at the point where edit was made. It is quite possible for there to be an audible click or pop if the cross fade isn’t made.

I have”Fade Tool click zones” as well as “Marquee Tool click zones”. The Fade Tool click zones are the upper left and right corners of a region in editing windows. If you place the cursor between two regions that are adjacent the Fade Tool does a crossfade. Left corner, fade in. Right corner fade out.

The default crossfade time is set in the Audio preferences “Editing” tab. Twenty milliseconds.

I need to remember the “Equal Power” crossfade so I can use it when I “clip gain” a region. Get a better transition with differing levels.

Create fades – Logic Pro X:

You can fade in the beginning of audio regions, and fade out the end of audio regions (including audio Apple Loops).

Fades are only visible if you are zoomed in enough to see the waveform in the audio region. You can create a fade using either the Fade tool or the Fade In and Fade Out parameters in the Region inspector.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Pros & Cons of the 4 MIDI Editors in Logic Pro X : Ask.Audio

Pros & Cons of the 4 MIDI Editors in Logic Pro X : Ask.Audio:

Logic Pro X has multiple tools for editing MIDI and each one has its own specific strengths. Joe Albano explains when you might want to turn to which one for the best results.

Event Float is a nifty little display – option-EEvent Float