Mackie Control Global View buttons in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Mackie Control Global View buttons in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The GLOBAL VIEW button is used in conjunction with the other eight GLOBAL VIEW buttons to display (and edit) specific types of channel strips. Pressing any of the buttons activates All View; when this view is active, the green LED to the right of the GLOBAL VIEW button is lit.

I have become fond of using ‘Single’ view in the mixer. If I select one of my summing stacks and switch to ‘Single’ I get the AUX and all of the channels visible in the mixer windows and in the faders on the X-Touch.

I haven’t been able to find documentation on how to switch the X-Touch into ‘Single’ view. Pressing the ‘Global View’ button toggles between ‘Arrange’ (tracks) and ‘All’.

After much experimentation I have discovered the OPTION-GLOBAL VIEW button press. This switches the mixer to ‘Single’ view. Excellent!

Mapping Remix FX to Launchpad in Logic Pro – 9to5Mac

Mapping Remix FX to Launchpad in Logic Pro – 9to5Mac

Considering how simple it is to download Logic Remote for free and use your iPhone as a sort of always-on, heads-up display, solely for Remix FX, alongside your Launchpad, I’m still not sure any of this is worth the trouble anyway. As much as I would like to have this one, single Logic Pro controller instrument in front me that I can completely master, and ignore as much of everything else as possible, Launchpad’s touch-button toggles and faders just don’t seem to be able to keep up with Apple’s remote multi-touch screen control. I get it, with Logic Remote you can be flipping and waving your fingers across the iPad, automatically and simultaneously engaging and adjusting various FX with immersive touch and swipe movements. And it all just works immediately and always with no mapping needed.

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.

Better Touch Tool (BTT) Macros for Logic Pro

I haven’t explored BetterTouchTool capabilities for doing keyboard macros. Programming the tool seems daunting. I finally found a task in Logic Pro that I wanted to make very easy.

I want to “select” an area of some tracks and create a marker for that selection. For me the simplest method is to marquee-select the area, turn on cycle, and create a marker for the cycle area. Not all of these things are simple keypresses, and aren’t easy to find in the menus.

Marquee-select is easy since the right-tool is the Marquee Tool. Hold down command and draw the range, or use the lower half of a track with the automatic marquee tool. Great. Locators are set for the area,

Creating the cycle area (and enabling) is a command-U (⌘U).

Creating a marker for the cycle area isn’t assigned to a keypress. I chose to assign it to hyper-single-quote (⌃⌥⇧⌘’).

Now I do my selection, press two keyboard combinations, and there I have it.

I used BetterTouchTool to define an action assigned to a force touch of the bottom left corner of the trackpad (only in Logic Pro). The keyboard commands for cycling and creating a marker are “pressed” when the last finger is removed from the trackpad after the force click bottom left. Basically “key up”.

Nifty.

I need to spend some time thinking about macros like these, and see if they translate well to the laptop.

How to Mix or Export Each Drum From EZDrummer & Battery in Logic Pro

How to Mix or Export Each Drum From EZDrummer & Battery in Logic Pro

These days Logic Pro makes it easy to mix drums with both Drum Kit Designer and Drum Machine Designer. You can mix each instrument as a single Drummer track. Or you can fine-tune each individual drum exactly how you’d like thanks to Track Stacks and Producer kits.

Custom Launchpad modes for Logic Pro – 9to5Mac

Custom Launchpad modes for Logic Pro – 9to5Mac:

After exploring some techniques and functionality to bolster performance potential last time around, today we are taking a look at custom Launchpad modes and creating our own bespoke controls for Logic Pro. Continuing our journey towards complete creative hardware dominance over our instruments and tracks in Logic Pro, these custom made templates allow us to quickly and simply throw some widgets around to personalize hardware control over just about every parameter your trackpad can find. Used in combination with Logic Pro’s particularly powerful Learn assignment functionality, Novation’s Components Editor is a simple and effective way of expanding Launchpad hardware control well beyond the factory limitations.

Edit Multiple Tracks Simultaneously Using Groups In Logic Pro | Logic Pro

Edit Multiple Tracks Simultaneously Using Groups In Logic Pro | Logic Pro

We received a question from a user that, happily, has an answer that is simple and easy to implement. Tone asked, ” Is there a way to lock two or more tracks together in Logic Pro so when I make an edit to one track, I will make the same edit on all the other linked tracks at the same time?”

handy tips from Eli Kratzenberg.

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.

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.

Does Your Brain Hurt When This Message Come Up? Read On For Instant Headache Relief | Logic Pro

Does Your Brain Hurt When This Message Come Up? Read On For Instant Headache Relief | Logic Pro:

We’ve all been there. We’re in the heat of working, editing away; we make a snip or cut with either a key command, menu function, or tool, and bam. It pops up. Stopping us dead in our tracks. We’re locked out of doing anything else and are confronted with a do-or-die decision that we must make before we can move forward. The entire universe is shrunken down to a simple call to action. Keep, shorten, or split. But, but, but…. what do they each do?

Eli’s explanations are always helpful. Split? Keep?

Easiest way to split stereo tracks to two mono tracks SOLVED – Logic Pro Help

Here’s a little hack if you have a stereo file and you want to split the left and right into separate mono channels e.g. if you have an interview with the two speakers recorded on L and R channels. Using the same method above, copy the stereo file into another track and click-hold the input format button to select Left on one and Right on the other. Then make a small edit (split the file and move it a tiny bit at the beginning or end) and join (command-J) which will create a new mono file with just the left and right in their respective tracks. It is mind-numbingly stupid that 8 years after this discussion Apple still hasn’t fixed this so that you can easily import stereo files into two separate mono tracks, but here we are…

Source: (3) Easiest way to split stereo tracks to two mono tracks SOLVED – Logic Pro Help

I need to remember this for mono splitting

Logic Pro X / Behringer XTouch Functionality Question – Gearslutz

Logic Pro X / Behringer XTouch Functionality Question – Gearslutz

Tall order. Teach Logic and a Mackie Control to behave like an M32. I certainly hope that the machine running Logic is right near the X-Touch – you really want to have finer control of things.

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.

Main Window Tracks and Various Editors key commands in Logic Pro – Apple Support

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

Source: Main Window Tracks and Various Editors key commands in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Pre-fader Metering is Post-insert

I have been reminded of how the channel strip meters work in Logic Pro. NB “pre-fader” is “post-insert”.

Pre-fader metering is post-insert!