Trigger Focused Scene ⌥⌘↩ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Trigger Focused Scene  ⌥⌘↩

Triggering a scene is different than starting a scene. Things I need to learn.

Edit Live Loops scenes in Logic Pro – Apple Support

When you trigger a scene, all cells in the scene use that scene’s Quantize Start value and play mode.


Activate Next Track Alternative ⌃⌥↑ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Activate Next Track Alternative    ⌃⌥↑

Switch to the next track alternative. I have used project alternatives extensively for my live recordings. Track alternatives are arrangement tools. All of the tracks share the same channel strip and settings.

Use track alternatives in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can create and edit track alternatives and switch between them. Each alternative can contain different regions or arrangements, while sharing the same channel strip and plug-ins. Track alternatives are like “playlists” for individual tracks that can be used to try out different ideas or archive tracks at different stages of development.


Set Next Higher Division – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Next Higher Division

Sets the division of a bar to the next division. A higher number indicates smaller divisions. The largest division available is 4 – a quarter note. The smallest (highest) division is 128 – a 128th note. Note that the division can be set to 192 by selecting the value from the pop-up menu in the LCD display. That would be triplet 128th notes.

Set the time signature of a Logic Pro project – Apple Support

The division value defines the division in all position displays (such as in the editors), and forms the grid for various length and placement operations. The division value is normally set to 1/16 notes, but can range in value from 1/4 to 1/192 notes. If the note value of the division is equal to or greater than the bar denominator, the third value of the position display is removed.


Select Members of Group 57 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 57

Selects the channels (and tracks} that are assigned to group 57. I keep thinking about small projects. The need for 64 groups seems excessive, but soundtracks for video productions or live theater productions could easily take advantage of them. Definitely want to have the free-floating groups window available on screen…

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:


Set Nudge Value to 1/2 Triplet (1/3) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Nudge Value to 1/2 Triplet (1/3)

Sets the Nudge Value to one half of a triplet. By my reckoning that would be the full value of one of the notes – quarter note triplet – one half is a full quarter note. I’m not sure that I understand when I might want to nudge things like this, unless I was moving something that wasn’t an actual part of the triplet. Hmmm.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can nudge regions (move them in small increments) left or right using key commands. To nudge regions, you first set the nudge value, then move selected regions by this value. Alternatively, you can nudge regions by a set value.


Copy to Live Loops ⌘ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Copy to Live Loops    ⌘

Copy the selection (regions) to Live Loops cells.

I need to investigate using Live Loops. It is such a different way to use Logic than as a simple recorder or arranger.

Work with Live Loops cells in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Using the Copy to Live Loops key command in Logic Pro, you can copy various combinations of regions to new scenes, depending on what you have selected in the Tracks area. This is especially useful for populating a Live Loops grid in an existing project containing many different regions, sections, or markers. You can copy any of the following to Live Loops:


Force Accidental (only flats & sharps) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Force Accidental (only flats & sharps)

Forces the display of the accidental for the selected note(s). Natural notes will not have the natural accidental shown.

Change how accidentals appear in a score in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Choose Functions > Note Attributes > Accidentals from the Score Editor menu bar, then choose one of the following display options:


Set Selection Start To Next Transients ⇧→ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Selection Start To Next Transients    ⇧→

The documentation is clear, except for the difference in wording.

Select audio with transient markers in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Selection Start to Next Transient: The selection start is shortened to the right, up to the following transient marker.


Automation: Toggle Track/Region – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Automation: Toggle Track/Region

Switch the automation lane view(s) between Track automation and Region automation.

I believe I am ready (finally) to start automating some of my mixes. I think that using region automation will help me focus on the goals of the particular automation.

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

Logic Pro offers two types of automation: track-based automation and region-based automation. Track-based automation can be applied to the entire track, from the beginning to the end of your project. Region-based automation applies only to the specific region the automation parameters are connected to. With track-based automation, if you re-record, move, or copy regions (either to another point on the same track or to another track entirely) the automation data remains tied to the initial point on the track in which it was created. However, with region-based automation, if you re-record the region, the automation is lost; if you move or copy the region (either to another point on the same track, or to another track) the automation remains with the region. Region-based automation is particularly useful when you are automating instrument parameters.


Mixer Redo for selected Channel Strips – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

shows the mixer and plug-in buttons selected in the undo history.
  Mixer Redo for selected Channel Strips

Redo the most recent change for the selected Channel Strips. Very useful when you are making changes to a set of channel strips like adding sends, adding inserts, fader changes, etc.

The regular UNDO/REDO commands appear to accomplish the same thing. I haven’t tested the commands in lots of situations.

Undo and redo Mixer and plug-in adjustments in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Redo selected Channel Strips: Redo last changes, such as fader adjustments, to the selected channel strips.

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

Choose Edit > Undo (or press Shift-Command-Z).


Cut ⌘X – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Cut    ⌘X

Place the current selection on the Clipboard and delete it. Standard macOS key command since the beginning.

‘Cut’ is available on the X-Touch and MCU by pressing ‘CMD+F1’

Cut, copy and paste in the Logic Pro Audio Track Editor – Apple Support


In Logic Pro, select the region or region segment with the Marquee Tool, then choose Edit > Cut (or press Delete).


 or press ⌘X

NB when the Key Commands window indicates that there are “assignments” you can double-click on a listed assignment to open the ‘Controller Assignments’ window with the definition selected. You can learn a tremendous amount about the inner workings of control surfaces (at least I can) by examining the ‘Zone, Mode, Control, Parameter’ settings.

Delete – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day


Deletes the selected item(s). This is a menu command (Edit menu). This can be executed using the Delete key. This can be executed on the X-Touch by pressing CMD-F4.


New Empty Project ⇧⌘N – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  New Empty Project    ⇧⌘N

Creates a new, empty project. You are presented with the project creation panel where you can choose from templates. The simplest project is a single audio track.

Create Logic Pro projects – Apple Support

Each project has project properties including the project tempo, time and key signature, and more. You can edit some project properties in the Project Chooser when you create a project, and change them later while you’re working. For full details about project properties, see Logic Pro project properties overview.


Open Score Editor… ⌘5 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Open Score Editor…    ⌘5

Opens the Score Editor window. You can have multiple Score Editor windows open, each with their own view.

View tracks as music notation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The Score Editor displays MIDI regions on software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation, including notes, rests, key and time signature, and clef signs. Bar lines show the division between measures. Gaps between regions are filled in to display a continuous staff. If the track contains software instrument Apple Loops, notation is displayed for each loop iteration, but only the original region of the loop can be edited.

Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Beat – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Beat

Make the selected event longer by one beat. One of the particular oddities of the Logic Pro documentation. The only mention of nudging by length is in reference to movies (soundtrack) and in the Score Editor.

Rather than creating a separate key command for this I would simply use the ‘Set Nudge Value to Beat ⌃⌥B’ and then use the ‘Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Nudge Value ⌥⇧→’ command.

Move notes in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support


You can move selected notes in the Piano Roll Editor to change their time position. When you move notes, they move according to the current Snap value for the Piano Roll Editor.