Zoom to fit Selection vertically, store Navigation Snapshot – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Zoom to fit Selection vertically, store Navigation Snapshot

Most of the zoom and store commands are not mapped. It is a simple matter to adjust the zoom and use the Store Navigation Snapshot command.

I strongly recommend that you read the Logic Pro 9 manual introductory material to gain a proper understanding of what the tool can do. The commands and workflow are all there in Logic Pro X, but the description and discussion of things like Zoom were yanked from the Logic Pro X manual. Did the bits weigh too much for shipping?

Zoom windows – Logic Pro X

 

You can store three different zoom settings for each window using the Save as Zoom 1–3 key commands. Use the Recall Zoom 1–3 key commands to recall your zoomed settings. These commands only apply to the active window or window area.

 

 

 Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Zooming the Working Area

 

You can set, and recall, up to 30 zoom level and scroll bar positions for each window. These allow you to navigate through a number of window zoom levels and scroll bar positions, making repetitive editing tasks much faster.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

 
Command    Key Touch Bar
- Various Windows
Zoom to fit Selection vertically and horizontally, store Navigation Snapshot ⌃⇧Z
Zoom to fit Selection horizontally, store Navigation Snapshot
Zoom to fit Selection vertically, store Navigation Snapshot
Zoom to fit Locators, store Navigation Snapshot
Zoom to fit All Contents, store Navigation Snapshot
Store Navigation Snapshot ⇧Z
Navigation: Back ⌥Z
Navigation: Forward ⌥⇧Z

 

Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Tick – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Tick

Changing lengths isn’t very well documented. Region length changes occur by moving the end of the region earlier(left) or later (right) as needed. 

The “Nudge by nudge value” commands are probably more useful to me than the specific amount commands. Set the nudge value to something, use ⌥← and ⌥→ to move right. Use ⌥⇧← and ⌥⇧→ to change the length of the region.

Change the pitch, duration, and velocity of notes – Logic Pro X

 

Use one of the Nudge Region/Event Length key commands.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Move Selected Regions to Focused Track ⌃⇧T – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Move Selected Regions to Focused Track    ⌃⇧T

Moves regions to the selected track. The term “focused” track is far more accurate than “selected” since it is possible to have multiple tracks (or channel strips for that matter) selected. The visual indicator in the track numbers (the focused track is highlighted) is very useful. I need to pay attention to these kinds of details.

The focus for a command is outlined in blue – required knowledge when viewing an Arrange window with tracks, mixer, and lists all visible. Use the TAB key to change focus between the areas on the screen.

Some definitions are good to have

focused – Select tracks – Logic Pro X

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.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Environment ⌃⌘0 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Show/Hide Environment  ⌃⌘0

Toggles the open Environment window. As expected, it behaves in odd ways when multiple Environment windows are open. In my case it closed one window, then the next, and wouldn’t show either window again.

The multiple windows of the same “name” is problematic since it sort of violates the entire windowing scheme of most Mac applications.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Left Locator – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Go to Left Locator    

Move the playhead to the left locator position. I recently wrote about ‘Go to Right Locator’ and enthusiastically assigned the left and right motions to the keys F7 and F9 (rewind and fast forward symbols) on my keyboard. 

I now have a very nice workflow for zooming in on a section of a track. Use the Marquee tool to select an area (Auto Set Locators enabled), press F7 to move the playhead to the left locator, and press Z to zoom the selection into view. Very handy…

The order of Zoom and Move Playhead can be reversed. The Z(oom) command will zoom the Marquee selection to fill the Arrange window.

It’s kind of fun when my commands of the day randomly fall into place and give me a new perspective on the work.

Auto Set Locators

Go to Right Locator

The Marquee Tool

Select parts of regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can select and edit parts of one or more regions, using the Marquee tool or the marquee stripe:

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Duplicate Event and Numerical Edit ⌘D – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Duplicate Event and Numerical Edit    ⌘D

This command doesn’t appear in any menu. It is listed under the heading “Event Editor” which doesn’t exist in the documentation or any menu. We can find the “Event List” which appears to have all of the commands associated with the “Event Editor”.

Duplicates the selected event(s). Apparently the same as a Copy followed by a Paste.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Apply Control Bar and Display Defaults – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Apply Control Bar and Display Defaults

The official name for the area at the top of the main window, and that which is contained in the “Transport Float” window. This does the same thing that clicking on the “Apply Defaults” button at the bottom left of the control bar customization window.  

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Right Locator – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Go to Right Locator

Move the playhead to the Right Locator position. There are transport bar buttons available for moving to the right and left locators, as well as buttons to play from the right or left locator.

Choose an area using the Marquee tool. Press ‘U’ to set locators. Go to left locator. Create a marker and leave a note in the marker track.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Rename Marker ⇧’ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Rename Marker    ⇧'

Opens the current marker for text editing. Whatever you type will replace the current text. Exit editing mode by typing an ESC (⎋) or a return. You can easily create markers and leave notes during playback by using the Create Marker (⌥’) – option-singleQuote – command followed by Rename Marker. Sometimes I find it hard to type the notes while playing, but it is an excellent way to note points in a mix where something needs attention.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Page Left ↖ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Page Left  ↖

Moves the score to the left. The “Home” key on the keyboard.

Score Editor overview – Logic Pro X

The Score Editor can display a single MIDI region or software instrument track. In the Score Editor, each track appears as a separate staff. Notes, rests, and other musical events in the MIDI regions on the track are displayed in standard musical notation.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Current Track to Automation Read – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Set Current Track to Automation Read

This is the same as choosing ‘Read’ from the automation button in the mixer channel strip, or in the button in the track automation lanes.

Sets the track to read (perform) automation actions.

Choose automation modes – Logic Pro X

Read: Plays back all automation that exists on the track. If volume data exists, for example, the Volume fader moves during playback, following the prerecorded automation on the track. You can’t change the value of the chosen automation parameter by moving controls when in Read mode.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Recall Zoom 3 3 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Recall Zoom 3    3

I have modified the ‘Recall Zoom’ and ‘Save Zoom’ key commands.

My experiments in zooming will include determining if zoom settings are global for a project or are stored with screensets. It appears that the zoom setting is global, and retained when you quit and restart Logic. 

My knowledge of the zooming workflow is pathetic. Starting to learn Logic on a 27″ monitor gives an entirely different introduction to the user interface. Living with a 1920×1080 screen (or smaller) would give a different meaning to using the zooming features.

Zoom windows – Logic Pro X

 

You can also zoom in to see regions or events in closer detail, or zoom out to see more of the project. Most Logic Pro windows have zoom sliders.

 

 

 Sigh – another example of losing the documentation about how to use Logic Pro. In Logic Pro X there are a full 6 pages of documentation about using windows. In Logic Pro 9 there are 17 pages. There is a lot of knowledge about using the interface packed into those 11 pages that you can’t find anywhere for Logic Pro X!

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Customizing Your Window Setup

Logic Pro allows you to customize your window setup to fit both your working style and the task at hand. While you will perform most of your work in the Arrange window, you can open different combinations of windows (even several of the same type) and adjust each individually. It is also easy to save different window arrangements called screensets, (discussed in Using Screensets), and recall them by pressing a key. All open windows in a project are constantly updated, following the position of the playhead. Alterations made in one window are immediately reflected in all other open windows. For example, if the pitch of a note event is changed in the Score Editor, this change is instantly shown in an open Piano Roll Editor window. This chapter outlines how you can customize and save your overall window setup. The display options of individual windows and editors are covered in their respective chapters.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ 

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Various Windows
Recall Zoom 1 ⌃⌥⌘1
Recall Zoom 2 ⌃⌥⌘2
Recall Zoom 3 ⌃⌥⌘3
Command    Key Touch Bar
- Various Windows
Save as Zoom 1 ⌃⌥⇧⌘1
Save as Zoom 2 ⌃⌥⇧⌘2
Save as Zoom 3 ⌃⌥⇧⌘3

 

Open Transport Float… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Open Transport Float…

Opens the floating Transport window. I use the floating Transport (and should use floating event) on my Mixer screenset (3) which only has the Mixer window open.

I should spend more time making different arrangements of windows in screensets.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Background Grid Lines – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Show/Hide Background Grid Lines

Toggle the visibility of the grid lines in the Tracks area of the main window. Sometimes things are easier to navigate with a visible grid. Sometimes it isn’t necessary.

Width of the grid lines is controlled in Preferences>Display>Tracks

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND