Relative Position ⌃⇧R – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Relative Position  ⌃⇧R

Show the MIDI event positions in a region as if the events occurred with the beginning of the region at the start. This can be very useful when working with region that may repeat at different points in a project. Handy. If Relative Position is set then Show Event Position and Length as Time will cause the position to start at 00:00:00.

Change event position and length in Logic Pro – Apple Support

View > Relative Position: Causes the event positions to refer to their relative positions within the MIDI region (their distance from the start of the MIDI region), rather than to their absolute location within the project.

 

Select Previous Region/Cell/Event or Move Marquee End (or Marquee Point) to Previous Transient ← – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Previous Region/Cell/Event or Move Marquee End (or Marquee Point) to Previous Transient    ←

The classic left arrow. Select the previous “thing”. This is one of the highly overloaded key command – five more commands that take higher priority depending on context.

I wonder why they simply didn’t define it as multiple commands – the Marquee descriptions can be confusing.

Select regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

To perform some edits on regions, you must first select the regions. You can select one or multiple regions, select regions on different tracks, and quickly select muted regions, overlapped regions, or regions meeting other criteria. Selected regions appear brighter in the Tracks area than unselected regions.

 Select parts of regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

Marquee tool: Use to select and edit region parts by dragging across them. The Marquee tool looks like a crosshair.

 

Event Channel = 10 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Event Channel =  10

Set the channel of the selected event(s) to 10.

Sometimes using keyboard commands is easier than trying to drag numbers up and down, typing in numbers.

There are some special considerations with MIDI channels in the event list. If you select multiple events, open a channel number for editing (double-click so you can type), and type a number in the selected events will be changed relatively. Select channels 11, 12, and 13, change the 11 to 6, you will get channels 6, 7, and 8. Change to 12 and you get 12, 13, and 14. The same thing happens if you type in a number, or drag the number up or down.

If you use the ‘Event Channel = 10’ command all of the events will have their channel changed to 10 with no relative changes. Good to know…

Essentially you execute the ‘Event Channel +1’ and ‘Event Channel -1’ when you drag the channel numbers up and down.

Change event values in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can change the event values shown in the Event List Value, Number, and Channel columns by using the mouse as a slider or with text input. You can not directly alter the event type in the Status column.

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Various Editors
Event Channel +1 
Event Channel -1 
Event Channel = 1 
Event Channel = 2 
Event Channel = 3 
Event Channel = 4 
Event Channel = 5 
Event Channel = 6 
Event Channel = 7 
Event Channel = 8 
Event Channel = 9 
Event Channel = 10 ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦ 
Event Channel = 11 
Event Channel = 12 
Event Channel = 13 
Event Channel = 14 
Event Channel = 15 
Event Channel = 16

Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Division – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Division

Make the currently selected Region/Event shorter by the division value. Moves the end position of the event earlier in time.

The “Nudge Region/Event Length” commands are only mentioned in passing in the “View and edit music notation” section of the manual. Clearly the commands are useful in places other than simply notation.

I think I am more fascinated by the “slip” and “rotate” region commands.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can nudge regions (move them in small increments) left or right using key commands. To nudge regions, you first set the nudge value, then move selected regions by this value. Alternatively, you can nudge regions by a set value.

 

Copy Value to All Following Events ⇧V – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Copy Value to All Following Events    ⇧V

This command is found in the “Event Editor” section of commands. The “Event Editor” is the Event List. The command should be named “Paste Value to All Following Events” since that is what it does. That “copy/paste” way of thinking of things.

You could change the velocity of every event following the selected one – select the velocity value, click outside of the field, and copy. Could be useful.

Event Editor key commands in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The following table reflects default key commands included in the U.S. factory preset.

 

Open Event List… ⌘7 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Open Event List...    ⌘7

Opens the Event List window, as opposed to showing the event list using the “Show List Editors” command and selecting Event. You can drag the Event List editor out to create an event list window. You can have multiple Event list windows.

You also create multiple event list windows if you use the ‘Open Event List’ command multiple times.

Logic Pro Event List interface – Apple Support

The Event List shows all the events in your project, such as MIDI note events or region start events, in a vertical list format. You can use it to make precise edits, and for other tasks better suited to numeric rather than graphic edits. You can display all events or limit them by category

Select All Following ⇧F – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select All Following    ⇧F

There are multiple meanings of “all following”.

In the Score Editor you can select all of the notes following the current selection.

Select notes in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

Choose Edit > Select All Following.

 

 In the tracks area you can select all of the following regions for a project, not simply a track. I am not quite sure about this behavior. It appears that ‘Select All Following’ will select all regions, on any track, that start later in the timeline (following.) Markers are included in the selection.

It appears that all ‘events’ following the current event are selected. Select all following works infall of the lists.

Show Event Position and Length as Time or Bars/Beats ⌃⌥R – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show Event Position and Length as Time or Bars/Beats    ⌃⌥R

There are three event/region lists or windows that I know of. The Event list in the List Editors panel, Event list windows (you can have lots of them), and the Event Float window. I like to have the Event Float open in my mixing screenset to see which channel (track) is selected.

The setting of time or bars/beats affects only the window that has focus. In the Event Float window you have to use the contextual menu to change the setting – there is no keyboard focus for the window so the command key won’t work.

On a Mackie Control you can press the SMPTE/BEATS button to toggle the display between time and beats. The X-Touch has a bit of a wrinkle if it is being used in XCTL/MCU mode (XCTL over network, MCU over MIDI) since the SMPTE/BEATS button controls which mode the control surface is in. The display can be changed in the Control Surfaces>Setup menu – choose SMPTE/Beats in the Clock Display.

 

Change the position and length of events – Logic Pro X

 

 

The units shown in the Event List Position and Length/Info columns represent bars, beats, divisions, and ticks (or SMPTE time, when View > Show Event Position and Length as Time is active). Counting begins at 1 for each unit (first bar, first beat, first division, first tick: 1 1 1 1), and continues until it is carried over to the next largest unit.

 

Numerical input starts from the left (which means you can enter the bar number only, and press Return, if you want to move an event to the beginning of a specific bar, when entering a value). The units can be separated by either spaces, dots, or commas, allowing you to type 3.2.2.2 or 3, 2, 2, 2 or 3 space 2 space 2 space 2.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Similar Regions/Events ⇧S – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Similar Regions/Events    ⇧S

The first question that came to mind is “what does similar mean?” The Event List documentation answers that question for MIDI events – same “event” not necessarily all the same qualifiers. In the case of Note On it will select all of the ‘C’ notes without regard to octave – they are similar.

You can select all the pitch bends, mod wheels, SysEx, etc.

Audio regions…not at all clear what this does except select all of the audio regions in the Event List.

Select events in the Event List – Logic Pro X

Similar Events (or press Shift-S): Selects all C#3 note events, for example.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND