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:

 

Toggle Hide Group 48 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 48

Toggle the visibility of channels in group 48. There are only 32 groups available at this time.

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 43 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 43

Another of the possibly misleading commands about groups. There are 32 groups.

 

Toggle Hide Group 35 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 35

Some days it is good to have a _softball_ command. The ‘Toggle Hide Group’ commands show or hide channels that belong to a particular group. Very useful. There are only 32 groups, so this command is a _futures_ command.

Group hiding affects both mixer windows and track windows. This is good for keeping things visually oriented.

I usually think of groups as things that want to be edited together, or treat as a _virtual AUX_ that gets parameters adjusted as a unit. I use Track Stacks to treat the audio as a group, so the changing of parameter in sync isn’t a typical use case for me.

If I consider groups as logical collections of tracks (instruments, voices) that might want to be treated as a whole I can make groups cross Track Stacks. Groups like “Deep Reverb”, “Move position on outro”, “Mute during bridge” or what have you. This could be very useful as a production or mixing tool.

Food for thought.

Select Members of Group 48 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 48

There are only 32 groups (2020-08-07 – version 10.5.1) This may be here for future expansion, or they decided to not implement the use of the extra 32 groups. Sort of “user memory”? Group defaults? Named groups?

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 44 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 44

One the phantom group commands – there are currently only 32 groups available.

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 58 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 58

There are commands available to select all of the channels in a group. Logic has “group affecting” commands for 64 groups. Reality is that there are currently only 32 groups supported. This is one of the “phantom commands”. Maybe they will come up with an idea for using groups in the step sequencer…

Is it possible that these commands are directed to the other “groups” in the Score Editor, Project Audio, or Sampler (Zone/Group)?

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 45 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 45

A command for one of the non-existent groups 33-64.

Groups overview – Logic Pro X

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.