Set Nudge Value to 10 Ticks – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Set Nudge Value to 10 Ticks

Adjust the nudge value to move 10 ticks at a time. A tick is a measurement of MIDI resolution. There are 960 ticks in a beat. A one second “beat” has 960 ticks of 1.04 milliseconds. A 10 tick movement would be approximately 1/100th of a second – .01 seconds.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

When you move a region, it snaps to the nearest position on the Tracks area grid, using the current Snap value. You can override the grid by holding down Control while dragging regions to move them in steps of one division, or by holding down both Control and Shift while dragging to move them by single ticks or samples (depending on the zoom setting).

 

Select Project 12 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select Project 12

Selects the twelfth project that is open. Not particularly useful. Probably a bad idea to have that many projects open. Maybe this is a holdover from trying to do live performance of sets of songs? How do you order or rank them?

Open Logic Pro projects – Apple Support

You can open an existing project to continue working. You can also open several projects simultaneously, allowing you to copy or move data between them, or to compare different versions of a project.

 Just say no.

Clear Cables only ⌃⌫ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Clear Cables only    ⌃⌫

Remove the cables from the current selection in the Environment.

Cable Environment objects in in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Choose Edit > Clear Cables only to remove the selected cables, without clearing any objects that happen to be selected.

This is useful when you want to clear all cables leading to, or from, one or more objects, due to the fact that selecting objects also selects all associated cable connections.

Crop Regions/Cells Outside Locators/Playable Range or Marquee Selection ⌘\ ⌘3⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Crop Regions/Cells Outside Locators/Playable Range or Marquee Selection    ⌘\    ⌘3⃣

Just like cropping a photo – remove everything outside the selected boundary, typically the Marquee Selection.

The _legend_ on the Touch Bar is a little crop image as found in visual editors.

Select parts of regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

Only the part of the region inside the marquee is selected, letting you select inside, or across portions of, regions. You can perform most edits, such as moving, cutting, copying, and deleting, in the selected area. After editing, the selected area becomes a new, separate region. The marquee selection uses the current Tracks area Snap value.

 

Create Flex Marker At Playhead Position – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Create Flex Marker At Playhead Position

Adds a new flex marker at the current playhead position. This is one of the editing commands I would never have dreamed of being possible. As I read about Flex Time and positioning things I can only think about all of the videos I have seen yammering about how great ProTools is at editing parts to put them in the pocket, or make them fit better.

Flex Time editing in Logic Pro X seems like a much easier way to accomplish the goal of _improving_ the performance of one of the players.

Snapping markers to transients in _other_ regions seems especially cool.

Time stretch using flex markers in Logic Pro – Apple Support

In the Tracks area, you edit the timing of audio material using flex markers. After adding flex markers to an audio region, you use them to time stretch—compress or expand—the audio material. The boundaries within which this is done are determined by the preceding and following flex markers, or the region start and end positions if there are no preceding and following flex markers.
You can also use transients in other audio regions as reference poi

 

Send All Current Fader Values – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Send All Current Fader Values

Send everything that we have. Essentially sets everything to the currently displayed settings.

Probably very useful when trying to program the environment and wanting to have a known state of things.

Special functions in the Logic Pro Environment – Apple Support

Sending fader values: Choose Options > Send All Fader Values (or use the Send All Current Fader Values key command) to make all fader objects send their current values. Choose Options > Send Selected Fader Values to make all selected fader objects send their current values.

 

Select Project 16 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select Project 16

Makes Project 16 the current project. What is project 16? Who knows? Is there an order to projects? Who knows? All mentions of having multiple projects open at the same time complain about inconsistent behavior and corruption happening to projects.

Just don’t do it.

Scouring the Logic 7, 8, 9, and X manuals provides no useful information about working with multiple projects simultaneously.

Open Logic Pro projects – Apple Support

In Logic Pro, choose the project name at the bottom of the Window menu. The active project is marked with a checkmark.

 

Toggle Hide Group 43 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 43

Another of the possibly misleading commands about groups. There are 32 groups.

 

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

  Attach Symbol: Staccatissimo

I don’t seem to be able to find the symbol in the Part Box in the Score Editor. The command adds the little wedge in the proper location for the selected note.

You can adjust the playback settings by adjusting velocity and length (percentage) in the ‘MIDI Meaning’ project preferences – ‘Settings: MIDI Meaning ⌃⌥⇧M’.

OnMusic Dictionary – Term

 

A style of playing notes in a detached, separated, distinct manner that shortens the notated duration of the note in a more exaggerated way than normal staccato. Staccatissimo is indicated by solid wedge directly above or below the notehead.

 

OnMusic Dictionary – topic

 

Staccatissimo
exaggerated short duration of the note

 

 

Open/Close MIDI Insert 1 Plug-in Window of focused Track – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Open/Close MIDI Insert 1 Plug-in Window of focused Track

Opens the plug-in window for the first MIDI insert plug-in. I need to explore MIDI inserts and the X-Touch. I don’t think the controller deals with MIDI inserts at all. First look indicates that it does not.

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

The header area at the top of a plug-in window is common to all plug-ins. You can use it to adjust the size of the window, link plug-in windows when more than one is open, switch the plug-in parameter view, and route side chain source signals.

 

Set Nudge Value to 1/2 Note – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Set Nudge Value to 1/2 Note

Sets the nudge value to 1/2 note. Useful in editing and arranging MIDI. Pretty large value for nudging audio around.

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.

The possible selections for the Nudge Value

Slice at Transient Markers – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Slice at Transient Markers

I have never edited a drum track or any other instrument to get things “on the beat”. It always looks so hard, or at least tedious, in other DAWs. This looks like it should be the simplest thing to do…

Flex Time algorithms and parameters in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Slicing cuts the audio material at transient markers, then shifts the audio while playing each slice at its original speed. No time compression or expansion is applied to the shifted audio. Any gaps that occur as a result of shifting the audio can be filled using the decay function. Slicing is a good choice for drums and percussion and comes with the following parameters:

 

Toggle Metronome Click – Smart Tempo Editor M – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Metronome Click - Smart Tempo Editor    M

Turn the metronome click on or off. No need to click that button with the pointer/cursor sitting over it.

Clicking with a mouse is probably not sensible to lots of people. Trackpad is far more likely to be used by beginners. Need to use terms like position the cursor/pointer instead of move the mouse.

Work in the Logic Pro Smart Tempo Editor – Apple Support

Metronome button: Turn the metronome on or off.

Randomize Current Edit Mode Values for All Rows ⇧⌘R – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Randomize Current Edit Mode Values for All Rows    ⇧⌘R

The Step Sequencer is, essentially, a new application for Logic Pro X. Lots to learn. Back to the 1990s for my sequencing days…

Edit Step Sequencer steps in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can edit individual steps in several ways, including cutting, copying, and pasting steps. You can also repeat a step, decrement or increment the values of all steps in a row, transpose all steps in a pattern by semitones or octaves, randomize values for all steps in a row or all steps in the pattern, and reset steps to default values.

 Edit Step Sequencer rows in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can edit Step Sequencer rows in a variety of ways, including copying and pasting rows or row settings, duplicating a row with the next row assignment, changing the row assignment, resetting row values to a default setting, and deleting a row.

 Modify Step Sequencer pattern playback in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Some options in Step Sequencer control how and when steps play back, and can be fun to manipulate while the pattern is playing. For example, you can mute and solo rows, rotate rows (moving all steps in a row left or right, including their step values and other edit mode settings), and change the playback mode for the pattern or for a row, and perform other actions while the pattern is playing. In addition to controls and menu items, Step Sequencer includes a collection of key commands to facilitate making these and other changes in real time, see Step Sequencer key commands.

 

Set Nudge Value to 5 SMPTE Frame – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Set Nudge Value to 5 SMPTE Frame

Sets the nudge value to 5 SMPTE frames (approximately one sixth of a second). Synchronizing audio with video is not a typical task for me, but it is good to know that the alignment tasks can be helped with _mouse free_ editing commands.

Set the nudge value, use the nudge commands while looking and listening.

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.