Toggle Hide Group 1 ⌃⇧1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 1    ⌃⇧1

Toggle between showing and hiding the channels and tracks in group 1. NB the hiding of tracks is further controlled by the Hide button. When the Hide button is disengaged (green) tracks will not be hidden. The Hide checkbox on the track will be enabled or disabled as appropriate.

Hiding channels in the mixer windows can definitely help keep things from being confusing.

Hide tracks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can hide and unhide tracks using the menu commands in the Track menu (Hide Track, Unhide All Tracks, and Show Hidden Tracks), or using key commands. The first time you hide a track, you use the key command, after which the Hide button appears above the track headers.

 

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:

 

Select Members of Group 33 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Select Members of Group 33

Selects all of the tracks (channels) in group 33. Useful for focusing on a smaller number of tracks. I can visualize a need for lots of groups when working on a soundtrack or a score.

Overview of groups in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Prior to mixing, you may find it useful to define some logical channel strip groups. You could, for example, group all drum channel strips under one drum group. This would allow you to control the group meters (volume, pan, mute, solo, sends, and so on) using a single control, while still maintaining the relative parameter values of each channel strip.

 

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.