Go to Marker Number 19 𝍖⌃9 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Go to Marker Number 19 𝍖⌃9

Markers are useful. Markers with descriptions or names even more so. Marker 19? Not sure I will use commands to jump to numbered markers.

Navigate using markers in Logic Pro – Apple Support


You can navigate through your project using markers. This is useful when you want to quickly jump to, and edit, regions or events at a specific position in your project, for example



Independent Grace – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Independent Grace

Makes a note on the score an independent grace note. When scoring music we don’t worry about the actual performance – that’s the job of the musician. When an automaton interprets a score it needs to know the rules for performance.

Make the rules clear so the music can playback in the expected manner.

Use independent notes in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

Independent Grace: The note is displayed as a single (independent) grace note.


Slip Left by Nudge Value ⌃⌥← – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Slip Left by Nudge Value    ⌃⌥←

Interesting ways to move things in the regions. I would compare it to a slide rule movement. Slipping shouldn’t be confused with rotating, which is also possible.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can slip regions, which moves the content of the region left or right by the nudge value without moving the boundaries of the region. The content effectively moves inside the region, which remains stationary. Slipping a region is possible only when the source content exceeds the length of the region by the amount you slip (or greater).


Show Movie in Finder – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show Movie in Finder

Open a Finder window showing the current movie file. The menu command is File>Movie>Show in Finder.

Add a movie to your Logic Pro project – Apple Support

You can view a QuickTime movie file synchronously with your project, making film and TV scoring quick and easy. Although you can’t record or edit video directly in Logic Pro, you can replace the soundtrack of a video file with music, Foley, and dialogue arranged in your project.


Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 11 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 11

It’s good that there are up to 30 preset transforms. Unfortunately there is no way to see what, exactly, Transform User Preset 11 *is*.

It’s like trying to program with numbered subroutines or functions.

Far safer and more meaningful to “Open MIDI Transform ⌘9′ and select the transformation there. I guess some people can keep it straight between Group 27 and Transform Preset 27 – not me.

Oh, yeah, this is exactly the tool I was looking for back in the 1990s when I was programming MIDI “orchestras”.

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.



Fix Displayed Note Positions – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Fix Displayed Note Positions

We need to understand “display quantization”. It means what I think it means, but I had to go hunting in the documentation to confirm. Moves displayed notes to their “proper” positions. “Set the visual quantization value” describes what is going on, and why we might need it.

Quantize the timing of notes in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

You can quantize, or automatically correct, the timing of individual MIDI notes in the Score Editor. This is useful when regions in the track contain the right notes, but are not perfectly in time with the project. When you quantize the timing, items are adjusted to the selected note value. You can quantize the timing of regions with drums, single-note instruments, and chordal or polyphonic instruments.

 Logic Pro Quantize region parameter – Apple Support

You can fix the display quantization of all MIDI events in the projects using the Score Editor’s Functions > Quantization > Fix displayed Note Positions and Fix displayed Note Positions and Durations commands. These commands may be useful for exporting projects (complete with display Quantize settings) to other notation programs that don’t feature display quantization. The commands are also available from the shortcut menu when you Control-click notes in the score.


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…

Show File(s) in Finder ⇧⌘R – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show File(s) in Finder    ⇧⌘R

Show the currently selected file (in the Project Audio file browser) in a Finder window.

It’s good to be able to locate your valuable assets in the Finder.

Logic Pro Project Audio Browser interface – Apple Support

The Project Audio Browser shows the audio files used in the project, and displays an overview of the regions derived from each audio file. You can add, edit, delete, and rename audio files and regions in the Project Audio Browser.

Select Same Channels ⇧H – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Same Channels    ⇧H

Selects all events that have the same MIDI channel.

Select events in the Logic Pro Event List – Apple Support

Same MIDI Channel (or press Shift-H): Selects events on the same MIDI channel.


Paste Multiple ⌥⇧⌘V – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Paste Multiple    ⌥⇧⌘V

Paste the contents of the clipboard into multiple sections of the score.

Copy some notes. Select one or more tracks/areas (shift-click) on the score. Paste Multiple. The contents of the clipboard are added to all of the selected areas.

Talk about quick entry of similar parts…

Move and copy items in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support


Select all targeted regions (either in the Tracks area or Score Editor) by Shift-clicking the staffs/regions, or dragging to select adjacent regions.

   The Region inspector title indicates the number of selected regions.

Choose Edit > Paste Multiple (or use the Paste Multiple key command.)



Set Global Edit Mode to Note Repeat ⌃⌥R – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Global Edit Mode to Note Repeat    ⌃⌥R

Global Edit Mode is the edit mode that is used when you adjust settings in the row headers in the Step Sequencer.

Note Repeat lets you repeat the note in the cell up to 16 times. The count can be changed by clicking in the cell and dragging the cursor, just like most number fields in Logic. You cannot enter a value from the keyboard. You can raise or lower the value by selecting (clicking on) the up and down arrow buttons in the row header

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview – Apple Support

Row headers: Each header contains a row icon, a disclosure triangle to show subrows, and a set of controls for the row, including Mute and Solo buttons, a Row Assignment pop-up menu, Rotate buttons, and Increment/Decrement Value buttons. See Modify Step Sequencer pattern playback and Edit Step Sequencer rows.

Show/Hide Audio Device Controls – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Audio Device Controls

Some audio interfaces make it possible for Logic to control the audio input devices (e.g. Apogee). Available controls appear at the top of the channel strip. This is a very useful tool that allows far better control of your audio devices from Logic as opposed to finding the knobs and buttons on the physical interface.

For the longest time Audio Device Controls were displayed for all audio channels, even if the interface did not provide them. Finally that error has been corrected. You only see device controls if the device can actually be controlled.

Interesting. On my 2019 iMac the built-in microphone defaults to -6 on the display which apparently is panned -6 on a stereo field.

Velocity 32 (pp) V – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Velocity 32 (pp)    V

Set the velocity for MIDI notes to ‘pp’ which is 32 on a scale of 0-127.

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

There are eight velocity values—represented by the traditional volume indicators ppp, pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, and fff. These correspond to MIDI velocity values 16, 32, 48, 64, 80, 96, 112, and 127, respectively.

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 Lowest Notes ⇧↓ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Lowest Notes    ⇧↓

Select the lowest notes in each chord. From here the notes can be assigned to a different MIDI channel, instrument, etc.

Split chords in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X

Choose Edit > Select > Lowest Notes to select the lowest notes in the chords.

 Split chords in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support

These commands can be used with regions containing chords to separate the top note of each chord (often the melody), or to separate the bottom note of each chord for a bass line. Once selected, the notes can be cut or copied, and pasted into a region on a different track.

Note: Highest Notes and Lowest Notes only select the notes. They can be used in conjunction with other editing commands, such as Cut, to move a voice into another MIDI region.