Cycle Through Mixer Modes (Single, Tracks, All) ⇧X – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Cycle Through Mixer Modes (Single, Tracks, All)    ⇧X

Switches the mixer modes from the keyboard. I don’t think I have any real use for ‘All’ mode.

There are no separate commands for setting the Mixer mode to Single, Tracks, or All.

The GLOBAL VIEW button on the X-Touch is used to switch between ‘All’ and ‘Tracks’. Press OPTION+GLOBAL VIEW to switch to ‘Single’ mode.

Overview of mixing in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Click the Single button to show the signal flow of the channel strip that corresponds to the selected track in the Tracks area.

Click the Tracks button to show the signal flow of all channel strips that correspond to tracks used in the Tracks area.

Click the All button to show the signal flow of all channel strips available in the project.

Mackie Control Global View buttons in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The GLOBAL VIEW button is used in conjunction with the other eight GLOBAL VIEW buttons to display (and edit) specific types of channel strips. Pressing any of the buttons activates All View; when this view is active, the green LED to the right of the GLOBAL VIEW button is lit.

 Logic Pro 9 Control Surfaces Support: Mackie Control: Global View Zone

When you press one of the buttons in the Global View zone, the corresponding type of channel strip appears in the main LCD. You can edit each channel strip with the corresponding channel strip controls. Pressing multiple buttons (Audio Tracks, Instruments, and Aux, for example) displays all channels of the selected types.

 The version 9 and version 10 (prior to 10.5) Control Surfaces Support manuals have far better documentation and descriptions of the Mackie Control functions and uses.

Clear pick finger – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Clear pick finger

Removes the ‘pick finger’ notation on the score. There is a complete lack of information about pick fingers, other than the indicators P I M A C – the “names” of the fingers.

A large amount of assumed knowledge.

The Spanish Fingering System – dummies

In traditional guitar notation, the letters p, i, m, and a are used to refer to the fingers on the picking hand. Taken from the Spanish language, here’s what the letters represent:

 

Assign To Exclusive Group: 4 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Assign To Exclusive Group: 4

Assigns the selected pad/button to exclusive group 4.

Use Logic Pro Drum Machine Designer pad controls – Apple Support

Exclusive Group: Choose a group for the pad. You can assign multiple pads to the same group. As soon as one drum sound in the group is triggered, all other sounds in that same group are stopped. For example, you could group three pads with open, semi-closed, and closed hi-hat sounds. Only one of these sounds can be played at a time, mirroring the behavior of real hi-hats.

Create and customize Drum Machine Designer kits in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Create custom Drum Machine Designer kits with more than 2000 kit pieces patches from the Logic Pro sound library or use your own samples.

 I keep thinking that the Drum Machine Designer could help with “drum replacement” or “drum enhancement”l. A lot of experimentation needs to happen.

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.

 

Enable Performance Recording On/Off ⌃P – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Enable Performance Recording On/Off    ⌃P

The “record enable” button for the loops. I would have thought a simple ‘R’ button like all the other record enable buttons.

Record a Live Loops performance – Apple Support

You can record a Live Loops performance to the Tracks area. After you are done recording your Live Loops performance, you can play it back in the Tracks area, edit the regions, and finalize the mix.

 

Minimize Window ⌘M – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Minimize Window    ⌘M

Minimize (Hide) the current window. Not documented as part of Logic. The Minimize command is a very common command found in almost all “native” applications.

NB windows in Logic play by very different rules than most typical applications. One example is the ability to have multiple windows of the same “name” – ‘Open Main Window’ creates a new main window each time you use the command. You can have many of them. See the other windows for examples.

Manage windows on Mac – Apple Support

Minimize a window: Click the yellow minimize button in the top-left corner of the window, or press Command-M.

You can set an option in Dock & Menu Bar preferences to have a window minimize when you double-click its title bar.

Move All Region Data to Track Automation ⌃⇧⌘↑ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Move All Region Data to Track Automation   ⌃⇧⌘↑

It is not clear to me why the assignable command is ‘Move All Region Data…’ as opposed to the documented ‘Convert All Region Automation…’. My guess is the ambiguity of convert vs. move. Basically the region automation goes away when it becomes track automation.

Some day I will start automating things.

Track-based vs. region-based automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Convert All Region Automation to Track Automation: Converts all region-based automation to track-based automation, regardless if it is currently visible onscreen.

 

Close Track Stack ⌃⌘← – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Close Track Stack    ⌃⌘←

Closes the currently selected track stack. I use summing track stacks to work with “stems”, and to help organize the tracks. When I want to work on a stack I simple select the stack and switch the mixer view to ‘Single’. This places the AUX, all the channels that route to the AUX, and the output path from the AUX (mix, sends, stereo out). Very handy.

Folder stacks (VCA groups) provide a simple visual way to control volume, solo, and mute for the group.

Summing stacks work like sub-mixes with inserts and sends.

Many options.

Create and edit Track Stacks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can hide the subtracks of a Track Stack to save space in the Tracks area, or show them in order to record or edit. You can add or remove tracks from a Track Stack, and reorder tracks in a Track Stack (reordering tracks doesn’t affect the sound).

 

Assign To Exclusive Group: 3 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Assign To Exclusive Group: 3

Assign the selected pad to exclusive group 3. There are 8 exclusive groups possible.

Use Logic Pro Drum Machine Designer pad controls – Apple Support

Exclusive Group: Choose a group for the pad. You can assign multiple pads to the same group. As soon as one drum sound in the group is triggered, all other sounds in that same group are stopped. For example, you could group three pads with open, semi-closed, and closed hi-hat sounds. Only one of these sounds can be played at a time, mirroring the behavior of real hi-hats.

 

Snap Mode: 1/16 Triplet (1/24) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Snap Mode: 1/16 Triplet (1/24)

Set the snap grid to 1/24th notes – a 1/16th note triplet.

Snap to grid in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support

By default, the Snap functionality is relative, so that when you move notes or other items, they retain their relative distance from their original position. You can override relative positioning with the Snap Notes to Absolute Value option.

 

Crop Sample ⌥⌘X – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Crop Sample    ⌥⌘X

Crops the currently selected sample.

Use the Sampler Zone pane – Apple Support

Crop Sample: Crops (cuts) the portion(s) of the sample outside the start and end markers.

 

Create Lane Set – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Create Lane Set

Creates a lane set so you can focus on certain MIDI events out of the many possible.

Use Lane Sets in the Step Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The Lane Set functions let you limit the Step Editor display to only the required MIDI event types. For example, imagine you have recorded a synthesizer lead MIDI region. You could create a Lane Set that contains individual lanes for each note pitch in the region. Drag each note event step vertically to adjust its level. Within the same Lane Set, you could create two more lanes to control the lead synthesizer’s filter cutoff and resonance parameters, allowing you to create or precisely edit filter changes.

Logic Pro Step Editor Overview – Apple Support

The Step Editor is a graphical editor that can be used to create or edit MIDI note and controller data. You can use the Step Editor to view and edit different MIDI event types, shown as vertical beams—or steps—along a timeline within a region.

  

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 2 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset  2

Selects events in the current region based on the preset criteria. The specified transformation is applied. Basically execute MIDI transformation number 2.

Use MIDI transform sets in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Depending on your needs, it may be worthwhile to create your own transform sets. These can be configured and saved as part of a project. (Doing this in your template projects makes your transform sets available in all projects.) Your transform sets are shown at the bottom of the Presets pop-up menu.

 

Extend Cell, or Track Selection Up ⇧↑ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Extend Cell, or Track Selection Up    ⇧↑

Extends the cell or track selection up.

Edit Live Loops cells in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Parameters for selected cells appear in the Cell inspector, which replaces the Region inspector when cells are selected. When you select a single cell, the title bar of the Cell inspector shows the cell name; when you select multiple cells, the title bar shows the number of selected cells.

 Select events in the Logic Pro Event List – Apple Support

You can use any of the standard selection techniques in the Event List: individual selection by clicking events, multiple selection by dragging, or both of these (without altering the previous selection), in conjunction with the Shift key.

 Select tracks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can select multiple tracks. When multiple tracks are selected, the first selected track is the focused track. Some operations, such as choosing a patch in the Library, only affect the focused track when multiple tracks are selected.

 

Note “A” H – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Note “A”    H

Play the note A in the current octave. The Musical Typing keyboard needs to be open and a Software Instrument or External MIDI track needs to be selected.

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

 

- Step Input Keyboard
Note “C” A
Note “C#” W
Note “D” S
Note “D#” E
Note “E” D
Note “F” F
Note “F#”
Note “G” G
Note “G#” Y
Note “A” H
Note “A#” U
Note “B” J