Select Members of Group 1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 1

Select all channels (and tracks) that are members of Group 1. Finally. A group number that I can probably remember.

During mix preparation I should probably assign tracks to groups when I create the summing folders for them. It might make things move a little faster and make things a bit more obvious. There is certainly no reason that I have to use separate groups for each summing folder (think stems) with multiple sets of channels in the same group.

Time to practice.

Groups inspector in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You use the Groups inspector to define the behavior of each Mixer group. The Groups inspector appears in the Track inspector when one or more groups have been created, and it can be opened as a floating window as well. It contains the following settings:

 

Set Next Higher Division – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Next Higher Division

Sets the division of a bar to the next division. A higher number indicates smaller divisions. The largest division available is 4 – a quarter note. The smallest (highest) division is 128 – a 128th note. Note that the division can be set to 192 by selecting the value from the pop-up menu in the LCD display. That would be triplet 128th notes.

Set the time signature of a Logic Pro project – Apple Support

The division value defines the division in all position displays (such as in the editors), and forms the grid for various length and placement operations. The division value is normally set to 1/16 notes, but can range in value from 1/4 to 1/192 notes. If the note value of the division is equal to or greater than the bar denominator, the third value of the position display is removed.

 

Select Members of Group 57 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 57

Selects the channels (and tracks} that are assigned to group 57. I keep thinking about small projects. The need for 64 groups seems excessive, but soundtracks for video productions or live theater productions could easily take advantage of them. Definitely want to have the free-floating groups window available on screen…

Groups inspector in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You use the Groups inspector to define the behavior of each Mixer group. The Groups inspector appears in the Track inspector when one or more groups have been created, and it can be opened as a floating window as well. It contains the following settings:

 

Set Nudge Value to 1/2 Triplet (1/3) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Nudge Value to 1/2 Triplet (1/3)

Sets the Nudge Value to one half of a triplet. By my reckoning that would be the full value of one of the notes – quarter note triplet – one half is a full quarter note. I’m not sure that I understand when I might want to nudge things like this, unless I was moving something that wasn’t an actual part of the triplet. Hmmm.

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.

 

Mixer Redo for selected Channel Strips – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

shows the mixer and plug-in buttons selected in the undo history.
  Mixer Redo for selected Channel Strips

Redo the most recent change for the selected Channel Strips. Very useful when you are making changes to a set of channel strips like adding sends, adding inserts, fader changes, etc.

The regular UNDO/REDO commands appear to accomplish the same thing. I haven’t tested the commands in lots of situations.

Undo and redo Mixer and plug-in adjustments in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Redo selected Channel Strips: Redo last changes, such as fader adjustments, to the selected channel strips.

 Work in the plug-in window in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Choose Edit > Undo (or press Shift-Command-Z).

 

Cut ⌘X – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Cut    ⌘X

Place the current selection on the Clipboard and delete it. Standard macOS key command since the beginning.

‘Cut’ is available on the X-Touch and MCU by pressing ‘CMD+F1’

Cut, copy and paste in the Logic Pro Audio Track Editor – Apple Support

 

In Logic Pro, select the region or region segment with the Marquee Tool, then choose Edit > Cut (or press Delete).

 

 or press ⌘X

NB when the Key Commands window indicates that there are “assignments” you can double-click on a listed assignment to open the ‘Controller Assignments’ window with the definition selected. You can learn a tremendous amount about the inner workings of control surfaces (at least I can) by examining the ‘Zone, Mode, Control, Parameter’ settings.

Delete – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Delete

Deletes the selected item(s). This is a menu command (Edit menu). This can be executed using the Delete key. This can be executed on the X-Touch by pressing CMD-F4.

 

New Empty Project ⇧⌘N – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  New Empty Project    ⇧⌘N

Creates a new, empty project. You are presented with the project creation panel where you can choose from templates. The simplest project is a single audio track.

Create Logic Pro projects – Apple Support

Each project has project properties including the project tempo, time and key signature, and more. You can edit some project properties in the Project Chooser when you create a project, and change them later while you’re working. For full details about project properties, see Logic Pro project properties overview.

 

Open Score Editor… ⌘5 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Open Score Editor…    ⌘5

Opens the Score Editor window. You can have multiple Score Editor windows open, each with their own view.

View tracks as music notation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The Score Editor displays MIDI regions on software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation, including notes, rests, key and time signature, and clef signs. Bar lines show the division between measures. Gaps between regions are filled in to display a continuous staff. If the track contains software instrument Apple Loops, notation is displayed for each loop iteration, but only the original region of the loop can be edited.

Set Left Locator by Rounded Playhead – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Left Locator by Rounded Playhead

Set the left locator to the nearest barline to the playhead. Rounding can cause the playhead to move earlier, or later in the timeline.

Use the cycle area in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Set Rounded Locators by Regions/Events/Marquee: Rounds the position of the locators to the barline that is nearest to the beginning and end points of the selected regions or events, or the marquee selection.

 

Remove Bypassed Plug-ins – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Remove Bypassed Plug-ins

Removes bypassed plug-ins from the insert slots on the selected channel(s). It’s good to clean up channel strips every once in a while.

Work with channel strip settings in Logic Pro – Apple Support

In Logic Pro, click the Setting button at the top of the channel strip, then choose Remove Bypassed Plug-ins from the pop-up menu.

 

Toggle Software Monitoring – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Software Monitoring

Changes the state of software monitoring. As stated in the documentation you should use direct monitoring from your interface when you don’t need to hear the sound with any of the inserts. Monitoring through plug-ins can cause uncomfortable latency.

Before recording audio in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Enable software monitoring, which allows you to monitor incoming audio through any effects that are inserted into a record enabled audio track, if desired. Many audio interfaces offer a direct or hardware monitoring option which sends the audio signal being recorded to a monitor output before the signal is sent to Logic Pro. If your interface offers direct recording you should use it, and only use software monitoring if you’re using effects on an record enabled channel strip.

General Audio preferences in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Note: When Software Monitoring is on, the audio signal is processed via software, and a certain amount of audible delay (commonly referred to as latency) is inevitable.

  

Open/Close Audio Insert 12 Plug-in Window of focused Track – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Open/Close Audio Insert 12 Plug-in Window of focused Track

That sure is a lot of plug-ins on a channel. This set of commands (inserts 1-15) are assigned to the position of the insert. If an insert slot is empty then the command flashes the screen and does nothing.

I can see the utility of having insert slots populated in a standard order like a mixer.

Work in the plug-in window in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You edit plug-in parameters in the plug-in window, which opens automatically when you insert a plug-in.

 

Select Project 8 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Select Project 8

Bring the main window for project 8 into focus. Having multiple projects open at the same time results in buggy behavior. It is difficult to know which project is actually project 8.

There is no documentation for selecting multiple projects in the Logic Pro (and Pro X) documentation.

 

Forward by Nudge Value – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Forward by Nudge Value

Move the playhead forward by the current setting of the nudge value.

Set the playhead position in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The playhead is the vertical line showing the current playback position in the Tracks area and other time-based windows (such as the Audio Track Editor, Piano Roll Editor, and Score Editor).