Select Used Instruments – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Used Instruments

Personally I prefer new instruments…

In the Environment. Part of the arcana of Logic Pro X. I don’t see myself building amazing MIDI environments in the near future.

Use advanced selection commands – Logic Pro X

Select Used Instruments: Selects all objects that are assigned to the selected track in the main window, or are connected to such objects via cables.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Used Instruments – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Used Instruments

As documented. Deep, mysterious workings in the environment. Ancient toungues.

Use advanced selection commands – Logic Pro X

Select Used Instruments: Selects all objects that are assigned to the selected track in the main window, or are connected to such objects via cables.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Apply Buffer Template to Size – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Apply Buffer Template to Size

If I ever have to build tools in the Environment…

Work with object groups – Logic Pro X

When building a virtual mixing desk or synthesizer layout in the Environment, you often need to work with large groups of fader objects that have the same size, regular spacing, or a similar definition.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Send All Current Fader Values except Sysex – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Send All Current Fader Values except Sysex

In Logic *everything* is controlled by “faders”.  This is one of the functions that can be performed in the environment (which I still haven’t learned much about) that makes sense, but I do not have a context to place the “sense” into.

Most of the discussion I can find is at least 10 years old, from a time when people had to make their MIDI environment work for them. Flexibility can be a burden.

https://www.logicprohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70623

 

Special functions – Logic Pro X

 

Sending fader values: Choose Options > Send All Fader Values (or use the Send All Current Fader Values keyboard shortcut) to make all fader objects send their current values. Choose Options > Send Selected Fader Values to make all selected fader objects send their current values.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Unused Instruments ⇧U – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Unused Instruments    ⇧U

In the MIDI Environment window. “Unused Instruments” is an interesting way of putting it. This command will select all non-instruments in the environment.

Currently I can think of no particular use for this command.

The ⇧U command is also used to select unused audio files in the Project Audio window.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Open Environment Mixer… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Open Environment Mixer…

There isn’t much that can only be done in the Environment Mixer since virtually everything is made available in the Arrange window Mixer view and the Mixer window.

The only practical use I have found – so far – is to create channel strips for audio inputs. You can add insert plugins and sends to the input channel, effectively pre-processing input that gets recorded. Print EQ, compression, and gain!

Channel strip objects overview – Logic Pro X

The Environment’s channel strip object is the building block of the Environment’s Mixer layer, the Logic Pro Mixer, and the inspector’s channel strips. For details about channel strip types, see Channel strip types.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Coming Out | Sound on Sound Magazine

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Software synths have taken over many of the roles that were once fulfilled by keyboard or rackmounting instruments, but many of us still have favourite hardware synths we’d like to integrate into our systems. And although Logic Pro has very capable MIDI features, its handling of external MIDI synths is not quite as intuitive as it might be. It often turns out that there’s more than one way to do a job, with no one way being clearly the ‘right’ way. For this article I’m going to go through the way I set up my own external Roland JV2080 (using only its stereo output).

The Rosetta Stone – this helped me understand GM Mixer and multi-track MIDI devices so much better.

Reset Sizes – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Reset Sizes

 According to the Keyboard Commands window this command is in the MIDI Environment. I have yet to discover where in that convoluted thing it exists. My suspicion is that the command is actually “Size by default” located in the “Cleanup” menu in the environment window. It certainly functions like that – resetting objects to their default size.

Environment overview – Logic Pro X:

The Environment refers to the virtual environment of Logic Pro inside your computer. It provides a virtual view of your MIDI studio, giving you complete control over your MIDI setup, and includes the following objects.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Layer of Object – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Layer of Object

 I am astonished. I can open as many MIDI Environment windows that I want. They all have the same name. The trick is to use multiple windows to show layers and work.

The command is found in the “Options” drop down menu.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Understanding Logic Pro’s Environment

Understanding Logic Pro’s Environment:

The Environment is the core of Logic. It can be the cause of a lot of confusion (and even fear!) for new and even more experienced Logic users. In the first of three tutorials that focus on the Environment I’m going to explain exactly what the Environment is and why it makes Logic the most flexible and advanced MIDI sequencing package on the market.

How to Use the Transformer Object in Logic’s Environment

How to Use the Transformer Object in Logic’s Environment:

The transformer object in Logic’s Environment is one of its most used and most important objects. In basic terms, it looks for MIDI events that match a set of user defined conditions and then alters those events according to a second set of conditions. In short, as its name suggests, it transforms MIDI.

Using Logic Pro’s Transformer Object

Using Logic Pro’s Transformer Object:

The Transformer object in the Environment is one of the most powerful tools Logic has to offer. With a little bit of MIDI know-how, it can become an incredibly powerful creative tool. In the second part of this Environment series we’re going to look at the basic concept of how the Transformer interprets and manipulates MIDI messages. Even if you don’t have Logic, there’s some useful information about MIDI as well.

Logic and The Environment, Part 1: The Simple Truths : Ask.Audio

Logic and The Environment, Part 1: The Simple Truths : Ask.Audio:

Many Logic users fear to tread in the environment. Feeding the fear are long-standing misconceptions about what the environment is and how (supposedly) complicated it is. And more than a few people have paid tribute to the environment by visiting internet forums and expressing their heart’s desire that in future versions of Logic, we will no longer find an environment.

New Transformer – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  New Transformer

Uncomplicated. Of course what to do with a transformer object is not at all clear to me at this time. I think that I might be able to make a “chord” player or something similar.

Transformer objects overview – Logic Pro X:

You can use a transformer object to select, filter, and alter MIDI events in real time. Transformers can also process meta events, as long as they aren’t the meta events that affect transformers. These particular meta events change the transformer, rather than being processed by it. For more information, see Use meta events to control condition and operation values.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND