Set Note Color By Region Color – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Note Color By Region Color

MIDI notes. Audio regions don’t have notes. It would seem kind of useless to set note color by region since most all MIDI regions start out as green. But what if we change them?

It hardly occurred to me to change the MIDI region colors, but it really does make a difference when looking at an arrangement.

Just like color-coding tracks that are bused together.

It’s all about being aware of what you see as well as what you hear.

Change the color of notes in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X

You can change the color of notes in the Piano Roll Editor to display note velocity, region colors, or MIDI channel colors. By default, notes correspond to the region color.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide MIDI Instruments ⇧5⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show/Hide MIDI Instruments        ⇧5⃣

In the Mixer windows. Toggle the visibility of the MIDI Instrument channel strips. These are the External MIDI Tracks.

MIDI channel strips overview – Logic Pro X

MIDI channel strips in the Mixer work as remote controls for the mixing parameters of your MIDI-controlled sound modules and synthesizers, such as volume and pan.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

New Instrument – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  New Instrument

Creates a new instrument.

What I know about EXS24 is that it is the “basic” sampler/sample player (24-bit) that provides almost all of the Logic built-in instruments.

What I read most from people who use EXS24 is that the interface needs to be changed to be more “modern”. Personally, if I compare it to the samplers I first knew about the EXS24 is just fine. Complex, of course, but that’s the tool.

The “new” sample tool for Logic is ‘Alchemy’ (Camel Audio lives!).

EXS24 mkII overview – Logic Pro X

Instrument Editor window: This window is used to create and edit sampler instruments. Click the Edit button in the Parameter window to open the Instrument Editor window.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Not Independent – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Not Independent

It certainly reads as if it is dependent on something. Notes in a score are both visual instructions in the traditional way, and performance instructions for playback.

I guess it would be possible to move an independent third quarter note in a bar to a position before the second quarter note for visual effect, but playback would be different. Yes, an independent note will play back according to the position it has been moved to.

It is a tricky balance – score the music for someone who reads or score for playback. Hard to annotate “swing”, just like the missing sevens from chord symbols in jazz.

Contextual menu item for a selected note. Probably the easiest way to use it.

Change the independent status of notes – Logic Pro X

Independent notes are not tied to a rhythmic position in the staff, and can be moved freely. This can be used to add grace notes, for example, and for other purposes.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Nudge Value ⌥→ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Nudge Value    ⌥→

Most importantly you need to know how to set the Nudge Value! What good is a nudge if you don’t know how much? There are commands available to nudge in either direction at whichever granularity you want, so you can map a key command to move by a bar or frame, etc.

Move regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can also 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.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Type and Number Label – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show/Hide Type and Number Label

Display channel type and number in mixer windows. I don’t use this much at all. My typical track coloring and arrangement makes it clear what type of channel I am looking at. I do turn it on in the “Full Mixer” screenset for completeness.

I haven’t really found a use for knowing the actual number of a channel.

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⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Attach Symbol: Staccato – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Attach Symbol: Staccato

Add a staccato marking to a note in the score. The behavior of the staccato marking is controlled in the Project Score Preferences – MIDI Meaning. You can set the length and velocity of the notes that are marked with the symbol.

Add notes and other symbols to multiple regions – Logic Pro X

You can add notes and other score symbols to multiple selected regions at the same time position. This makes it easy to double parts in unison, for example, or add the same dynamic marks to multiple instrument parts playing together. Adding symbols to multiple selected regions works for all score symbols represented by an event, including notes, dynamic marks, clefs, pedal markings, and even text.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Open Install – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Open Install

Open the ‘Install’ panel for Control Surfaces. The menu command is local to the Control Surfaces ‘Setup…’ menu. Not really a candidate for automation.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Rounded Locators and Play – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Rounded Locators and Play

I have claimed that this is a more useful command than ‘Set Locators and Play’. Rounds the locators to the nearest barlines and starts playback.

Use the Marquee tool to highlight part of a region, press ⇧⌃⌥⌘UC and off we go. I have programmed the keypress, add the ‘C’ and Cycle is turned on. 

Use the cycle area – Logic Pro X

 

Set Rounded Locators and Play and Set Rounded Locators and Record: Rounds the position of the locators to the barline that is nearest to the beginning and end points of the selected regions or events, and starts playback or recording.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Create 2 Track Automation Points at Region Borders ⌃⇧⌘2 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Create 2 Track Automation Points at Region Borders    ⌃⇧⌘2

This creates automation points that effectively give you an automation ‘curve’ for the region selected, and an automation ‘curve’ for the before-region and the after-region. Basically you can simply adjust the automation ‘inside’ the region.

The ‘Automate mix and effect settings’ section of the manual is a very good read.

Add and adjust automation points – Logic Pro X

To add two automation points at each region border: Select the region, then choose Mix > Create Track Automation > Create 2 Automation Points at Region Borders.

This pointer to a video from Eli Krantzberg is very enlightening about automation points.

Logic Pro Expert | Learn The Secret Handshake and Become a Member of Logic’s Hidden Automation Key Combination Elite – learning at the elbow of the internet

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Signature Track – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show/Hide Signature Track

Displays time signature and key signature below the rulers. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to see where you are at a glance. I’m used to printed scores, so seeing the Signature track is a bit different.

Time and key signatures overview – Logic Pro X

Time and key signatures are global events that affect all tracks in a project. When you create a new project, you can set the time and key signature in the Project Chooser. You can view time and key signatures in the Signature track, the Signature List, and the Score Editor, and add and edit signature changes in a variety of ways.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Snap Mode: Quarter Frames – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Snap Mode: Quarter Frames

Sets the ‘snap to grid’ value to quarter frames. I often wondered how people got the music and the video to line up so well. Frames (and fractional frames) are just the thing.

Work with absolute time code – Logic Pro X

The production process for video, film, or TV commercials is different from music production. Synchronization is always used, unlike in music production, where it is not always required. You need to work in absolute time: hours, minutes, seconds, and frames, rather than in bars and beats. Edits to the video, including changes to scene length, additional cuts, the use of slow or fast motion, and dialogue changes (or “redos”) are among the many situations that you will encounter when creating or editing a soundtrack.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Next Marker And Set Locators ⌥. – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Next Marker And Set Locators ⌥.

Move to the next marker (you did make markers, didn’t you?) and set the locators. This makes it easy to move to the next section of the project and have the transport all ready for work.

I don’t use markers well enough. I should remember my piano training (Dr. Erlings) and do the 50,000 ft overview followed by finding the sections of the project. Set the markers to help make sense of things.

I need serious work in identifying song structure in the current world of music.

Dedicate some hours to working with markers – and the X-Touch!

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Snap to Grid On/Off ⌘G – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Snap to Grid On/Off    ⌘G

Disable Snap mode. Sometimes you don’t necessarily want the event to move. Using the key command is almost essential since the pointer is occupied with the positioning of the event.

Snap items to the grid – Logic Pro X

The Tracks area includes a grid that helps you align regions, automation points, and other items with the time divisions in the ruler. When you perform any of the following actions, the items move according to the current Snap value:

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Instrument Channel Strips ⇧S – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Instrument Channel Strips    ⇧S

In Mixer windows. Selects all of the instrument channels. Using the Mixer and channel strip commands to help organize a project makes some sense. Most of my work is mixing, so a lot of my time is spent in the mixer windows. 

I spend a lot of time in the Arrange window trying to identify audio, and arrange the tracks for eventual inclusion in track stacks. I should try auditioning and identifying the audio in the Project Audio window, and make sure that I name the audio regions appropriately.

Definitely an exercise that I should work with.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Create Group for Selected Channel Strips / Tracks
Add Selected Channel Strips to Selected Groups
Remove Selected Channel Strips from Selected Groups

- Various Editors
Select Same Channels ⇧H

- Mixer
Select Audio Channel Strips ⇧A
Select Instrument Channel Strips ⇧S
Select Auxiliary Channel Strips ⇧F
Select Output Channel Strips ⇧O
Select MIDI Channel Strips ⇧E
Select Equal Colored Channel Strips ⇧C
Select Muted Channel Strips ⇧M
Select Previous (Left) Channel Strip ←
Select Next (Right) Channel Strip →
Create Tracks for Selected Channel Strips ⌃T
Create Track Stack for Selected Channel Strips
Flatten Track Stack for Selected Channel Strips
Mixer Undo for selected Channel Strips
Mixer Redo for selected Channel Strips