Select Members of Group 50 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 50

Selects all channels (and tracks) that are in group 50. I used to complain that groups above 32 were not possible, even though there are commands to select them. The documentation says maximum of 32. The documentation is wrong. You can now have 64 groups.

Unlikely that I will ever need that many.

Overview of groups in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can have a maximum of 32 groups, and a channel strip can be a member of multiple groups.

 

Select Members of Group 7 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 7

Select the channels (and tracks) for everything assigned to group 7. There are 64 groups possible.

To Do: Investigate using groups to identify track stacks (both summing (AUX) and folder (VCA). Could go as far as assigning a group for reverb or delay sends, but that may simply be more easily accomplished using Sends on Faders.

Edit group membership in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can add a channel strip to, or remove a channel strip from, single or multiple groups. You can also temporarily disable all group parameter links—applying a Group Clutch—to change the volume of an individual channel strip, for example.

 

Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Record Region Automation Mode – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Record Region Automation Mode

The “Record Region Automation Mode” switch is located in the automation pop-up menu for software instruments, and external MIDI instruments.

I am still not clear about recording automation into MIDI regions.

I am not the only one…

(5) Recording live region automation? – Logic Pro Help

I’m trying to record Expression (MIDI CC #11) using Logic’s automation record feature (tried both Touch and Latch), but no joy.

Capturing MIDI Controller Automation After Recording MIDI In Logic Pro | Logic Pro

When recording, you can record region-based automation data into MIDI regions on software instrument tracks even if tracks are in Read mode. The ability to remain in Read mode is a huge time-saving asset, freeing you from switching back and forth from automation mode.

 

Choose automation modes in Logic Pro – Apple Support

When recording, you can record region-based automation data into MIDI regions on software instrument tracks even if the track is in Read mode. In Logic Pro, do one of the following:

 Choose automation modes in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Read: Plays back all automation that exists on the track. If volume data exists, for example, the Volume fader moves during playback, following the prerecorded automation on the track. You can’t change the value of the chosen automation parameter by moving controls when in Read mode. However, you can record region-based information directly into a MIDI region in Read mode.

 If You Use Region Automation, This Is A Tip That Will Change The Way You Use It – YouTube

Region automation in Logic has been around for a while now. It’s excellent for automated parameter values that need to get moved with regions when copying/pasting/dragging them around the timeline. A problem arises, however, when some parts contain region automation, and others don’t. Does Logic chase the last used value? Or does it use the static default value set by you initially? Watch this video to learn how to control this critical behaviour that affects the playback of your mixes.

 The region automation setting discussed in the YouTube video from Logic Pro Expert is a project-specific setting.

Go to Marker Number 11 ⌃1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Go to Marker Number 11    ⌃1

Move the playhead to marker number 11. This keyboard command (control-1) is only assigned to the numeric keypad on extended keyboards.

Navigate using markers in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can navigate through your project using markers. This is useful when you want to quickly jump to, and edit, regions or events at a specific position in your project, for example.

 I need to start using markers in Logic in a similar manner to using them in my text editors. Mark a section for easy recall, and to highlight for further attention.

Select Members of Group 13 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 13

Selects all of the tracks/channels that are in group 13. I keep thinking that having 32 (or more) groups, not easily addressed by a name, is an odd workflow. I forget that some projects get worked on for weeks, if not months. Proper arrangements and handling of tasks could extend to these levels.

Personally, I would use the Groups inspector.

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:

Toggle Count-in ⇧K – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Count-in    ⇧K

Turn ‘Count-in’ on and off.

Use the metronome in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Click the Count-in button in the control bar to have the metronome play a predefined count-in before recording starts.

 “K” is for Klopfgeist | Logic Pro

Klopfgeist is the software instrument that powers Logic’s Metronome function. For many of us, there’s not much more to think about with the Klopfgeist other than enabling the Metronome and hitting “record.” But there’s plenty to dig into with our trusty and unwavering click. Whether it be for utility or creativity.

 The best translation of Klopfgeist I have seen is “rapping spirit”.

 

Open/Close MIDI Insert 4 Plug-in Window of focused Track – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Open/Close MIDI Insert 4 Plug-in Window of focused Track

Opens the fourth MIDI Insert for the currently selected (focused) track.

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.

 

Play from Beginning – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

Cursor points to STOP button
  Play from Beginning

Move the playhead to the beginning of the project and start playing. Rather than assigning a command for this I simply press Return (go to beginning) and Space (start playback).

On the X-Touch I can use the transport STOP button. If currently playing pressing STOP stops playback, a second press returns to the beginning.

Control playback in Logic Pro with the transport buttons – Apple Support

You can use the transport buttons in the control bar to control playback, or to set the playhead position. You can click the buttons to activate or deactivate functions, or use the corresponding key commands to speed up your workflow.

Toggle Hide Group 34 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 34

Toggle the hidden state of group 34. Currently the documentation says that you can only have 32 groups. Commands for groups 33-64 were added to Logic at some point, and I declared them to be bogons. At some point Logic has actually made it possible for there to be 64 groups. For me, once you pass about 8 groups you have too many to remember by number and have to have visual support, like the Groups window.

Oddly? The Groups window can only be sized tall enough to accommodate viewing 33 groups. You need to scroll to see things from group 34 onward.

Overview of groups in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can have a maximum of 32 groups, and a channel strip can be a member of multiple groups.

 

Open/Close Audio Insert 7 Plug-in Window of focused Track – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Open/Close Audio Insert 7 Plug-in Window of focused Track

Opens or closes the plug-in window of the seventh insert on the channel. We’re almost beyond easy recognition of which insert this will actually work with.

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

The header area at the top of a plug-in window is common to all plug-ins. You can use it to adjust the size of the window, link plug-in windows when more than one is open, switch the plug-in parameter view, and route side chain source signals.

 NB These are Global Commands. You can open the plugin windows for a track even if you can’t see the channel strip in any of the visible views. It’s kind of nice to be able to work with a plugin without the distraction of the standard mixer or channel views.

Toggle Pre-Fader Metering – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Pre-Fader Metering

Toggles between pre-fader and post-fader metering. The mixer visual changes with the meter to the left or right of the fader, left is pre-fader.

NB Pre-fader metering is post-insert – after all the plugins!

Set Pre-Fader Metering – Apple Support

The level meters normally show you the signal level after the channel strip volume fader. This is the most effective way to use the level meters during mixing your project. However, you can also set the level meters to show you the signal level before the channel strip volume fader, called pre-fader metering. You may want to use pre-fader metering when you want to adjust a signal using the controls on your audio hardware before recording.

 

Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Never – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Never

Do not move track automation when moving a region. Region automation remains with the region, so it moves or does not depending on the setting.

Select, copy, and move automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

 

In Logic Pro, choose one of the following Move Automation with Regions options in the Preferences > Automation pane:

 

 - Global Commands
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Never ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Always ⌃⌥⇧⌘↘
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Ask ⌃⌥⇧⌘⇟

Next Sampler Instrument – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Next Sampler Instrument

Switch to the next Sampler Instrument. The Sampler is opaque to me. Some day I may pursue learning about sampling, and probably compare using Sampler or Alchemy for working with samples.

Load and save instruments in Sampler – Apple Support

A sampler instrument is the file type that is loaded into Sampler with the plug-in Settings pop-up menu. When you choose a sampler instrument, the associated audio files are automatically located on the hard disk (or disks) and are loaded into your computer’s RAM.

 

Toggle Level of Auxiliary Channel Strips – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Level of Auxiliary Channel Strips

Swap (toggle) between two different levels for all of the Auxiliary channel strips. Nice tool to have when mixing. Set the mix bus levels to the same for each part of the toggle and you will be able to turn off/down things like reverbs and other send effects.

Set channel strip volume in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can set the volume level of each channel strip independently, balancing the relative volume of the tracks in your project. You can also quickly switch between two different volume levels on a channel strip.

 

Toggle Hide Group 37 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 37

Show or hide the channels in group 37. There is no group 37. The maximum group number (currently) is 32.

Edit group membership in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can add a channel strip to, or remove a channel strip from, single or multiple groups. You can also temporarily disable all group parameter links—applying a Group Clutch—to change the volume of an individual channel strip, for example.

 Hiding groups hides channels in the mixer, and associated tracks in the Main Window.