Live Loops: Show Length as Position – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Live Loops: Show Length as Position

Display the length of the selected cell as positions in bars and beats. A one bar cell has a length of 1 with cell start position of 1 1 and cell end position of 2 1.

I think learning how to translate Ableton Live commands and actions into Live Loops commands and actions might be a very good way to dive in to Live Loops…

Change loop settings for cells in Live Loops for Logic Pro – Apple Support

Cell Length appears as Cell End, Loop Length appears as Loop End, and both show a position value.

 

Select Playing Cells – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Select Playing Cells

Select all of the cells that are currently playing. I can imagine using this command to prepare to completely stop a Live Loop playback.

Edit Live Loops cells in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Parameters for selected cells appear in the Cell inspector, which replaces the Region inspector when cells are selected. When you select a single cell, the title bar of the Cell inspector shows the cell name; when you select multiple cells, the title bar shows the number of selected cells.

#KCotD

 

Copy to Live Loops: Transforming regions into cells in Logic Pro – 9to5Mac

Copy to Live Loops: Transforming regions into cells in Logic Pro – 9to5Mac

Today we are taking a look at the copy to Live Loops function and transforming your regions into cells. While we previously explored some of the more performance-based applications of Launchpads and Live Loops, arguably the most obvious use for Apple’s grid-based production environment is in arrangement. You can easily and quickly experiment with transitions from one part to any other without having to start dragging and dropping huge, unwieldy chunks of regions around. Sure, that’s nothing some Marquee tool or skip/cycle wizardry can’t handle on the regular timeline, but there’s really no comparing that to the musical immediacy and hands-on immersion of triggering these sections with a single Launchpad button, all-synced to the timeline and without having to commit to anything until you’ve experienced the change.

Logic Pro Live Loops performance and sound design – 9to5Mac

Logic Pro Live Loops performance and sound design – 9to5Mac:

We are checking in today to talk about Live Loops performance, sound design, and composition. The obvious application of Novation’s Launchpad integration with Apple’s Live Loops has to be the ability to trigger various vertical slices of a song project in order to rearrange it or just simply perform and record new versions of the original idea. But it is the more creative side of things we are particularly interested in, taking collections of our musical parts not just to alter the arrangement of the verses and choruses but also to create layered sounds and rhythmic ideas that can result in entirely new song ideas/audio resources. Today’s Logic Pros Live Loops Launchpad Diary is here to explore some of the elements and functionality to best accomodate this kind of creative approach.

Extend Cell, or Track Selection Down ⇧↓ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Extend Cell, or Track Selection Down    ⇧↓

Adds the next cell or track to the selection. I need to remember this while working with mix preparations.

Edit Live Loops cells in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can arrange and edit cells in the Live Loops grid much as you do when working with regions. Basic functions to cut, copy, paste, move, or delete cells are similar to the equivalent functions for regions in the Tracks area.

Parameters for selected cells appear in the Cell inspector, which replaces the Region inspector when cells are selected. When you select a single cell, the title bar of the Cell inspector shows the cell name; when you select multiple cells, the title bar shows the number of selected cells.

Select tracks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

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.

When multiple tracks are selected, the track number of the focused track also appears selected (lighter gray color) on the left edge of the track header, unlike the other selected tracks.

NB Extending the selection of channels in the mixer works in a similar fashion using the left and right arrow keys. Select a channel, use shift-left and shift-right to extend the selection. Interestingly the extension is from the focused track, so using these commands extends selection from the focused track. De-selecting requires a shift-click.

Logic Pros Live Loops Launchpad Diary: Tips for getting started – 9to5Mac

Logic Pros Live Loops Launchpad Diary: Tips for getting started – 9to5Mac:

In today’s Logic Pros Live Loops diary, we are taking a look at the process of introducing this new workflow into our day-to-day recording sessions along with some quick Novation Launchpad tips. The potential of these repurposed controllers has just been getting even more intriguing with every Logic Pro update and after discussing the the pros and cons of the current-generation lineup, we are diving into to some tips and quality of life reminders for making the transition a smooth one.

Logic Pro Live Loops Launchpad Diary: Getting started, more – 9to5Mac

Logic Pro Live Loops Launchpad Diary: Getting started, more – 9to5Mac

Welcome to the Logic Pros Live Loops Launchpad diary. Apple’s grid-based music production environment works wonders with its pricey tablets and handsets, but it’s the colorful Novation pad controllers that have caught our interest. Initially designed for something else entirely, it’s time to see what these almost reversed-engineered, repurposed controllers are worth to Logic Pro users.

Show Tracks View only ⌥N – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show Tracks View only  ⌥N

In the main window. Show the tracks view only. If the Live Loops view is open it is hidden.

Logic Pro Tracks area overview – Apple Support

 

The Tracks area is where you arrange regions to build your project. The Tracks area, located in the center of the Logic Pro main window, shows a visual representation of time moving from left to right. You build your project by arranging regions in rows, called tracks, that run from the beginning to the end of the Tracks area.

 

 The documentation claims

When you open Logic Pro, the Tracks area appears in the main window. You can also open the Tracks area as a separate window.

I can find no command or reference that would let me open the Tracks area as a separate window.

The closest to that is turning everything off (inspectors, lists, editing, mixer, controls) and locking a screenset with the tracks visible.

Show/Hide Live Loops Grid – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Live Loops Grid

In the main/Arrange window. Shows or hides the ‘Live Loops’ grid (like an expandable Ableton Live controller). There is a button in the function menu, just to the right of the ‘View’ menu – 9 squares – that performs the command.

Logic Pro Live Loops overview – Apple Support

Live Loops lets you arrange and play with musical ideas in real time in a grid of cells, each containing a musical phrase or loop. You can start and stop cells freely while keeping everything in sync with the beat and the project tempo. Each grid row uses the same signal routing and channel strip settings as the adjacent track in the Tracks area. Cells in grid columns, called scenes, can be triggered together to act as musical sections. An extensive set of parameters gives you full control over playback, recording, and looping, so you can spontaneously take your music in new directions.

Retrigger Selected Cells or Focused Scene ⌃⌘↩ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Retrigger Selected Cells or Focused Scene    ⌃⌘↩

Retriggers the selection. No need to move the mouse and click on it. Lots of new things with Live Loops.

Start and stop Live Loops cells in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Retrigger: If a cell is playing and you click it again, it starts playing from the beginning. Cells set to Retrigger can be stopped only by starting another cell in the same row, by stopping the row using the Divider column, or by stopping the entire grid.

Live Loops Grid key commands in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The following table reflects default key commands included in the U.S. factory preset.

  

Play Next Scene – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Play Next Scene

Play the next scene (to the right) on the Live Loops grid.

Here we document _scene_ – a column in the grid

 

Start and stop Live Loops cells in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can start and stop cells individually, or start and stop all the cells in a scene (a column in the grid) simultaneously. Only one cell can play on a track at any time. You can select one or more cells in different scenes and queue them to play together. While a cell is playing, a circular indicator in the middle of the cell shows the current playback position.

 Novation Launchpad buttons overview – Apple Support

In Session mode you use the Scene buttons along the bottom of the Launchpad to trigger scenes in Live Loops. You also use the Scene buttons in Mixer mode to perform different functions. The Scene buttons are labeled slightly different, depending on the Launchpad model you are using. Unless noted otherwise, this document refers to the Scene buttons labeled from left to right as follows:

 In the land of Ableton scenes are horizontal and made up of clips. In Logic scenes are vertical and contain cells.

Session View — Ableton Reference Manual Version 10 | Ableton

The horizontal rows are called scenes. The Scene Launch buttons are located in the rightmost column, which represents the Master track (see 15.4). To launch every clip in a row simultaneously, click on the associated Scene Launch button. This can be very useful in organizing the live performance of a song with multiple parts.