Quantize 1/8 Note – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/8 Note

Set quantization to an eighth note. Selecting a group of notes with the Quantize Tool will adjust them to eighth note positions.

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values – Apple Support

The Quantize parameter is non-destructive. It adjusts the playback positions of notes in MIDI regions when Logic Pro is in playback or record mode. The original positions are kept in the regions, so you can go back to the original timing.

 

Separate MIDI Region by Note Pitch – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Separate MIDI Region by Note Pitch

Separates the MIDI region into multiple regions, each with only one note pitch. Each note pitch gets a separate track. Remarkably handy for drum parts.

Demix MIDI regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

This feature is especially useful for separating drum parts that have been recorded into Logic Pro from a drum machine where all notes are on the same MIDI channel. Each note region can then be assigned to another channel strip, or perhaps some can be deleted, to thin out the original drum pattern.

 

Show/Hide Arrangement Track ⇧⌘A – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Arrangement Track    ⇧⌘A

Show or hide the Arrangement track. The ‘Show/Hide Arrangement Track Only’ command remove all Global tracks from the display, and toggle the visibility of the Arrangement track.

Edit arrangement markers in Logic Pro – Apple Support

After you add arrangement markers to the arrangement track, you can use them to rearrange your project. You can select arrangement markers, move and copy them, replace them, and delete them from the arrangement track.

 

1/8 Note 4 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  1/8 Note    4

Set the length of notes that will be entered to an eighth note.

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To set the length of the inserted note: Click the Note Length buttons.

Reverse On/Off ⌃⇧R – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Reverse On/Off ⌃⇧R

Toggles the Reverse parameter of an audio region on or off. When it is On the audio is played in reverse.

Logic Pro audio region parameters – Apple Support

Reverse: When selected, the region plays in reverse. The Reverse parameter is not available for regions in tracks for which Flex Time is applied.

 

Revert to Channel Strip Configuration Factory Default – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Revert to Channel Strip Configuration Factory Default

Resets the selected channel strip to factory defaults. Contextual menu item on a channel strip as well as a drop down menu in the Channel Strip Configuration dialog.

Channel strip controls in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Each channel strip has a set of controls (also called components), which varies according to channel strip type. You can adjust the channel strip volume and pan position, mute and solo channel strips, add and adjust effects, and send the output to auxiliary or output channel strips.

 

Quantize 1/1 Note – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/1 Note

Quantize to a whole note. I always think it is strange to see 1/1 to represent a whole note.

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values – Apple Support

The Quantize parameter is non-destructive. It adjusts the playback positions of notes in MIDI regions when Logic Pro is in playback or record mode. The original positions are kept in the regions, so you can go back to the original timing.

 Quantize regions in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Quantizing involves the rhythmic correction of audio or MIDI regions to a specific time grid. Any notes not played in time are moved to the nearest position on the grid.

You can quantize regions in the Tracks area by using the Quantize parameter in the Region inspector. Several advanced quantization parameters are also available in the Region inspector for greater control over quantization.

Before you quantize audio regions on an audio track, you must assign a flex mode to the audio track, and select the Flex parameter in the Region inspector for that region. For details, see Flex Time algorithms and parameters in Logic Pro.

The Quantize parameter in the Region inspector applies to whole regions. If you want different parts of a region to have different Quantize values, you can split the region, apply different quantize settings to different segments, and then join them using the Join command or the Glue tool.

Selection Start and End to Previous Transient ⇧⌘← – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Selection Start and End to Previous Transient    ⇧⌘←

This command advances the selection points to the previous transient. From this point you can move the start or end as needed to select the audio to work with.

I don’t edit much, if ever. I wonder if group editing is honored?

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.

 Apparently Group Editing is only using the Track Editor, not the Audio File Editor.

Select audio with transient markers in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Selection Start and End to Next Transient: The selection start and end are both moved to the right, up to the following transient marker.

 

- Audio File Editor
Selection Start and End to Previous Transient ⇧⌘←
Selection Start and End to Next Transient ⇧⌘→
Selection Start and End to Previous Transient and Play ⌥⌘←
Selection Start and End to Next Transient and Play ⌥⌘→

Customize Toolbar… – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Customize Toolbar...

Open the toolbar customization panel. You can add or remove tools from the toolbar, and create an appropriate set of defaults.

Toolbars are associated with the Main Window. Each Main Window can have its own specific toolbar. I need to work with this on the small screen. Multiple Main Windows? Different Main Windows per screenset? Lots of options.

Control Bar and LCD can be customized in a similar fashion.

Customize the Logic Pro toolbar – Apple Support

The toolbar offers a variety of buttons and other controls for working with regions in the Tracks area, as well as other functions. The default set of buttons provides the most commonly used options for most users. If you find that you need to access particular functions that are not part of the default set, you can customize the toolbar by adding additional controls, or removing existing controls.

Customize the Logic Pro control bar – Apple Support

The control bar offers a default set of buttons and other controls, providing commonly used options. In the center of the control bar is the LCD, which shows the playhead position and the project tempo, key, and time signature.

  

Select Previous Audio File ↑ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Previous Audio File ↑

Selects the previous audio file in the list. You can use the up/down arrow keys to scroll through the list of audio files.

The Project Audio Browser in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The Project Audio Browser shows all audio files and regions that have been added to or recorded in your project, whether or not they are used in the Tracks area. Regions shown in the Project Audio Browser that are not used in the Tracks area are indicated in red.

 

Apply Buffer Template to Position – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Apply Buffer Template to Position

One of the many commands that are used to build MIDI Environments. It is chronicled in the grimoire of Logic. It is only necessary to know that it is there, how to find it, and to invoke it only in the extreme condition that there is no other way.

Object groups in the Logic Pro Environment – Apple Support

To save time on the definition and alignment of these groups, you can choose (one or more) objects as prototypes (templates) by copying them into the Clipboard. (Choose Edit > Copy.) You can then apply certain characteristics of these template objects to selected objects.

 

Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Never – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Never

Do not move track automation when moving a region. Region automation remains with the region, so it moves or does not depending on the setting.

Select, copy, and move automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

 

In Logic Pro, choose one of the following Move Automation with Regions options in the Preferences > Automation pane:

 

 - Global Commands
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Never ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Always ⌃⌥⇧⌘↘
Set Move Track Automation with Regions to Ask ⌃⌥⇧⌘⇟

Next Sampler Instrument – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Next Sampler Instrument

Switch to the next Sampler Instrument. The Sampler is opaque to me. Some day I may pursue learning about sampling, and probably compare using Sampler or Alchemy for working with samples.

Load and save instruments in Sampler – Apple Support

A sampler instrument is the file type that is loaded into Sampler with the plug-in Settings pop-up menu. When you choose a sampler instrument, the associated audio files are automatically located on the hard disk (or disks) and are loaded into your computer’s RAM.

 

Reset Individual Track Zoom ⌃⌥⌘⌫ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Reset Individual Track Zoom    ⌃⌥⌘⌫

I *really* need to practice track zooming (display zooming in general) on the 13-inch laptop. I got spoiled by the large screen on the iMac, and never have bothered to really try working with smaller screens (and possibly multiple screens).

First thing to learn is ‘Toggle Zoom Focused Track or Row ⌃Z’ along with ‘Reset Individual Track Zoom’. Add these as well

Reset Individual Track Zoom⌃⌥⌘⌫

Individual Track Zoom Reset for All Tracks⌃⌥⇧⌘⌫

Zoom tracks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

 

In the Tracks area, tracks can be zoomed using the Tracks area zoom controls (and Waveform Zoom slider) and also zoomed independently. When a window is first opened, there is a default zoom setting that provides a compromise between optimal visibility and working space in the Tracks area.

 

 

Toggle Level of Auxiliary Channel Strips – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Level of Auxiliary Channel Strips

Swap (toggle) between two different levels for all of the Auxiliary channel strips. Nice tool to have when mixing. Set the mix bus levels to the same for each part of the toggle and you will be able to turn off/down things like reverbs and other send effects.

Set channel strip volume in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can set the volume level of each channel strip independently, balancing the relative volume of the tracks in your project. You can also quickly switch between two different volume levels on a channel strip.