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:

Show/Hide Grouping – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Grouping

Shows or hides the Group indicator in the mixer windows. Save some vertical real estate on the mixer channel strips.

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.

 

Edit Multiple Tracks Simultaneously Using Groups In Logic Pro | Logic Pro

Edit Multiple Tracks Simultaneously Using Groups In Logic Pro | Logic Pro

We received a question from a user that, happily, has an answer that is simple and easy to implement. Tone asked, ” Is there a way to lock two or more tracks together in Logic Pro so when I make an edit to one track, I will make the same edit on all the other linked tracks at the same time?”

handy tips from Eli Kratzenberg.

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.

 

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.

Select Members of Group 6 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 6

Select all of the channels/tracks that are members of group 6. 

Groups are useful. I would start by making sure that I have the Groups Inspector available as a separate window. I would name all of my groups with something meaningful. I would select members of a group by clicking on the group name and using the gear menu to select the members.

The Group tool on the MCU is a good way to perform the functions of the Group window. The Group number display is lacking, having only two positions, so we get G1, G2, … G9, G1…..G1, G2 and so on. If the group is named then the first 10 characters of the name are displayed in the information panel.

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:

Mackie Control Group button in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Press the GROUP button to activate group edit mode that allows you to edit various Mixer group parameters.

  

Toggle Hide Group 18 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 18

Change the visibility of tracks/channels in group 18.

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.

 

Toggle Hide Group 13 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 13

Show or hide channels/tracks that are members of group 13. Every time I read about groups I try to remind myself that they are extremely useful for setting up tracks and channels for a project, even if you can collapse the tracks into a stack, the grouping serves very useful purposes.

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:

 When you use an MCU as a control surface the GROUP button gives you access to group settings. You can change the settings for the first seven groups. 

The newer settings – “Quantize-Locked (Audio)” and “Track Alternatives” are all the way at the end of the settings. 

You can assign channels to groups using the MCU as well. Time for me to read the GROUP section of the Mackie Control chapter.

Mackie Control Group button in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Press the GROUP button to activate group edit mode that allows you to edit various Mixer group parameters.

Toggle Hide Group 63 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 63

Change the hide state of group 63. There is no group 63. The maximum group is 32. Maybe in a future release.

Still keeping groups in mind. Possibly use groups during mix and routing setup, then disabling during mixing.

Possibly a combination of a group for every summing stack?

Overview of groups in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can also automate a group. This lets you easily set the change for parameters of a group of channel strips over the course of a project. For example, you may wish to group all of your guitar channel strips together and have all of their relative volumes change at the same time throughout your project. For more information on automation, see Overview of automation in Logic Pro.

 

Toggle Hide Group 39 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 39

Toggle between showing and hiding channels in group 39. This command is defined, but does not exist. There are currently only 32 groups possible (Logic Pro 10.6.1)

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.

 

Toggle Hide Group 53 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 53

Hide/un-hide group 53. This command is bogus. There are only 32 groups possible. Maybe someday…but who can remember 53 different groups?

Always a good time to consider the utility of groups and how workflows can be streamlined (or complicated.)

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.

 

Toggle Hide Group 7 ⌃⇧7 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 7    ⌃⇧7

Toggle the visibility of channels in group 7. Toggle – Show/Hide – Open/Close

Helps make use of limited display space and limited concentration.

In the early days of Logic a really big display was 1152 pixels wide in a 19 inch monitor. Current Mac displays have double the pixels (plus some). Small focal areas aren’t forced on us.

The only place where you can see which channels are in a group is in the Mixer displays. It might be nice to have that display in the tracks window, but could be problematic.

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 Hide Group 55 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 55

There are currently only 32 groups available. Maybe in the future?

Group editing in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Group editing allows you to perform many editing, arrangement and timing operations on all group member tracks simultaneously. For example, you can combine the comping feature with group editing so that every comp uses the same takes. You can move, resize, and arrange regions for all group member tracks together. You can also adjust the timing of the group, ensuring the group remains in time.

 Should learn something about Groups each time I enter one of the bogon commands…

Select Members of Group 39 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 39

Select all channels that are members of group 39. This is not possible. There are only 32 groups.

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 14 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 14

Select all the channels that belong to Group 14. I often rail against the use of something 1-32 due to the lack of labels, or ways to distinguish Group 1 and Screenset 1, Bus 1.

Color coding groups might help, with only slight confusion if grouping channels of different colors…

I need to think about this in the workflow… 

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: