Scrub Rewind – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Scrub Rewind

Scrub while rewinding. I use the jog wheel on the X-Touch in most cases. Press the SCRUB button and move the jog wheel in the proper direction. It is easier to speed up/slow down using the wheel.

I have difficulty getting audio to scrub. My suspicion is that I don’t have audio scrubbing enabled in the tracks area.

Audio Editing preferences in Logic Pro – Apple Support

“Scrubbing with audio in Tracks area” checkbox: When selected, you can scrub audio regions in the Tracks area using the Scissors or Solo tools.

 That was the problem. Only took me years to discover it. I spent a lot of time trying to position the playhead at just the right spot in live recordings. Score one for me.

Scrub a Logic Pro project – Apple Support

You can scrub a project to locate or listen to a sound at a particular point in time. When you scrub a project, you quickly audition it by moving the playhead across the Tracks area. The speed at which you move the playhead controls the playback speed. Scrubbing makes it easy to zero in on a particular drum beat or other audio event before cutting or editing a region.

Slicing Loops – Power Up With These Six Tips | Production Expert

Slicing Loops – Power Up With These Six Tips | Production Expert

The ability to slice audio loops up into their constituent hits and map them across the keyboard for unfettered rearrangement has been a staple music production technique since 1994, when the release of Propellerhead’s Recycle! application changed the sampling game forever.

Slice at Transient Markers – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Slice at Transient Markers

I have never edited a drum track or any other instrument to get things “on the beat”. It always looks so hard, or at least tedious, in other DAWs. This looks like it should be the simplest thing to do…

Flex Time algorithms and parameters in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Slicing cuts the audio material at transient markers, then shifts the audio while playing each slice at its original speed. No time compression or expansion is applied to the shifted audio. Any gaps that occur as a result of shifting the audio can be filled using the decay function. Slicing is a good choice for drums and percussion and comes with the following parameters:

 

Flex Pitch Vibrato Tool – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

view of the Vibrato tool surrounding some audio

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  Flex Pitch Vibrato Tool

The finer points of AutoTune, Melodyne, and the built-in Logic Flex Pitch.

Edit pitch using Flex Pitch in Logic Pro – Apple Support

When working in the Audio Track Editor, the Vibrato tool allows you to edit the vibrato of a note without having to drag the hotspot.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Scrub Forward – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Scrub Forward

Scrub the playhead forward. Assigning forward and backward to keys might help the process. Remembering how to get audio to play while scrubbing helps too.

My simple preference is to press the ‘SCRUB’ button on the X-Touch (MCU) and use the scroll wheel to move backward and forward.

Scrub the project – Logic Pro X

You can scrub a project to locate or listen to a sound at a particular point in time. When you scrub a project, you quickly audition it by moving the playhead across the Tracks area. The speed at which you move the playhead controls the playback speed. Scrubbing makes it easy to zero in on a particular drum beat or other audio event before cutting or editing a region.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Convert Loops to Regions ⌃L – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Convert Loops to Regions    ⌃L

When you convert loops to regions you can edit any of the occurrences of the loop to make changes. If you edit the loop without conversion every copy of the loop changes.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

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

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

  Trim Region End to Previous Transient    ⌃[

Shorten the region by moving its end to the previous transient (closest on the left).

Trim audio regions in the Audio Track Editor – Logic Pro X

 

You can trim an audio region in the Audio Track Editor to remove part of the beginning or end of the region.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- 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 ⌃]

Transpose Region/Event +12 Semitones or Nudge Automation up 10 Steps ⌥⇧↑ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Transpose Region/Event +12 Semitones or Nudge Automation up 10 Steps    ⌥⇧↑

This is a variation of a typical up/down command that is altered by the use of the ⇧ key. Typically the changes will be an order of magnitude (octaves when dealing with pitch) greater or smaller. I am bit surprised by the automation change being 10 since the MIDI background of Logic would be more in keeping with 8 or 16. I guess the programmers held sway.

I have been unsuccessful at transposing an audio region using this command, so my assumption that it is useful for MIDI only remains intact.

Change the pitch, duration, and velocity of notes – Logic Pro X

Use Option-Up Arrow and Option-Down Arrow to raise or lower the pitch in semitones.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Transpose Region/Event +1 Semitone or Nudge Automation up 1 Step ⌥↑
Transpose Region/Event -1 Semitone or Nudge Automation down 1 Step ⌥↓
Transpose Region/Event +12 Semitones or Nudge Automation up 10 Steps ⌥⇧↑
Transpose Region/Event -12 Semitones or Nudge Automation down 10 Steps ⌥⇧↓

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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