Minimize Window ⌘M – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Minimize Window    ⌘M

Minimize (Hide) the current window. Not documented as part of Logic. The Minimize command is a very common command found in almost all “native” applications.

NB windows in Logic play by very different rules than most typical applications. One example is the ability to have multiple windows of the same “name” – ‘Open Main Window’ creates a new main window each time you use the command. You can have many of them. See the other windows for examples.

Manage windows on Mac – Apple Support

Minimize a window: Click the yellow minimize button in the top-left corner of the window, or press Command-M.

You can set an option in Dock & Menu Bar preferences to have a window minimize when you double-click its title bar.

Move All Region Data to Track Automation ⌃⇧⌘↑ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Move All Region Data to Track Automation   ⌃⇧⌘↑

It is not clear to me why the assignable command is ‘Move All Region Data…’ as opposed to the documented ‘Convert All Region Automation…’. My guess is the ambiguity of convert vs. move. Basically the region automation goes away when it becomes track automation.

Some day I will start automating things.

Track-based vs. region-based automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Convert All Region Automation to Track Automation: Converts all region-based automation to track-based automation, regardless if it is currently visible onscreen.


Close Track Stack ⌃⌘← – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Close Track Stack    ⌃⌘←

Closes the currently selected track stack. I use summing track stacks to work with “stems”, and to help organize the tracks. When I want to work on a stack I simple select the stack and switch the mixer view to ‘Single’. This places the AUX, all the channels that route to the AUX, and the output path from the AUX (mix, sends, stereo out). Very handy.

Folder stacks (VCA groups) provide a simple visual way to control volume, solo, and mute for the group.

Summing stacks work like sub-mixes with inserts and sends.

Many options.

Create and edit Track Stacks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can hide the subtracks of a Track Stack to save space in the Tracks area, or show them in order to record or edit. You can add or remove tracks from a Track Stack, and reorder tracks in a Track Stack (reordering tracks doesn’t affect the sound).


Assign To Exclusive Group: 3 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Assign To Exclusive Group: 3

Assign the selected pad to exclusive group 3. There are 8 exclusive groups possible.

Use Logic Pro Drum Machine Designer pad controls – Apple Support

Exclusive Group: Choose a group for the pad. You can assign multiple pads to the same group. As soon as one drum sound in the group is triggered, all other sounds in that same group are stopped. For example, you could group three pads with open, semi-closed, and closed hi-hat sounds. Only one of these sounds can be played at a time, mirroring the behavior of real hi-hats.


Snap Mode: 1/16 Triplet (1/24) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Snap Mode: 1/16 Triplet (1/24)

Set the snap grid to 1/24th notes – a 1/16th note triplet.

Snap to grid in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support

By default, the Snap functionality is relative, so that when you move notes or other items, they retain their relative distance from their original position. You can override relative positioning with the Snap Notes to Absolute Value option.


Crop Sample ⌥⌘X – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Crop Sample    ⌥⌘X

Crops the currently selected sample.

Use the Sampler Zone pane – Apple Support

Crop Sample: Crops (cuts) the portion(s) of the sample outside the start and end markers.


Create Lane Set – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Create Lane Set

Creates a lane set so you can focus on certain MIDI events out of the many possible.

Use Lane Sets in the Step Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The Lane Set functions let you limit the Step Editor display to only the required MIDI event types. For example, imagine you have recorded a synthesizer lead MIDI region. You could create a Lane Set that contains individual lanes for each note pitch in the region. Drag each note event step vertically to adjust its level. Within the same Lane Set, you could create two more lanes to control the lead synthesizer’s filter cutoff and resonance parameters, allowing you to create or precisely edit filter changes.

Logic Pro Step Editor Overview – Apple Support

The Step Editor is a graphical editor that can be used to create or edit MIDI note and controller data. You can use the Step Editor to view and edit different MIDI event types, shown as vertical beams—or steps—along a timeline within a region.


Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 2 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset  2

Selects events in the current region based on the preset criteria. The specified transformation is applied. Basically execute MIDI transformation number 2.

Use MIDI transform sets in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Depending on your needs, it may be worthwhile to create your own transform sets. These can be configured and saved as part of a project. (Doing this in your template projects makes your transform sets available in all projects.) Your transform sets are shown at the bottom of the Presets pop-up menu.


Extend Cell, or Track Selection Up ⇧↑ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Extend Cell, or Track Selection Up    ⇧↑

Extends the cell or track selection up.

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.

 Select events in the Logic Pro Event List – Apple Support

You can use any of the standard selection techniques in the Event List: individual selection by clicking events, multiple selection by dragging, or both of these (without altering the previous selection), in conjunction with the Shift key.

 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.


Note “A” H – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Note “A”    H

Play the note A in the current octave. The Musical Typing keyboard needs to be open and a Software Instrument or External MIDI track needs to be selected.

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.


- Step Input Keyboard
Note “C” A
Note “C#” W
Note “D” S
Note “D#” E
Note “E” D
Note “F” F
Note “F#”
Note “G” G
Note “G#” Y
Note “A” H
Note “A#” U
Note “B” J

Show/Hide File Browser – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Show/Hide File Browser

Opens the File Browser. The default starting location is the user’s home directory.

Logic Pro All Files Browser interface – Apple Support

You use the All Files Browser to locate all file types that can be used in a Logic Pro project.


Set Nudge Value to Bar ⌃⌥M – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Set Nudge Value to Bar ⌃⌥M

Sets the nudge value (the ‘distance’ the object will move) to a bar. I find nudging objects around to much easier and ‘safer’ using keyboard commands with proper values. That’s more convenient than moving the mouse to the toolbar and clicking the little arrow buttons.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

Nudge regions by the nudge value
In Logic Pro, select the regions you want to move. Press and hold Option and press the Left or Right Arrow key.

I need to remember that there is a NUDGE button on the X-Touch. Pressing the NUDGE button arms the fast-forward and fast-rewind buttons to nudge forward and backward. Full and complete access to the nudge functions in the toolbar.

Mackie Control Nudge button in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The NUDGE button allows you to move (nudge) selected audio or MIDI regions (or events) in Small, Large, or Temporary Nudge mode


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.


Pencil Tool P – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Pencil Tool    P

Sets the current tool (left-click) to the Pencil Tool. Correctly entered the command is ‘T’ then ‘P’. The ‘T’ command pops up the tool menu, the ‘P’ command selects the Pencil Tool.

Common Logic Pro tools – Apple Support

Use the Pencil tool to add new regions or events. You can also select, drag, loop, and alter the length of regions or events using the Pencil tool. In the Score Editor, you can use the Pencil tool to add dynamic markings, accents, and other symbols to notes.


Open Project Audio… ⌘8 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Open Project Audio…    ⌘8

Opens the Project Audio window. Project audio is also available in the Main Window (click Browsers button in control bar, choose the Project tab).

Logic Pro Project Audio Browser interface – Apple Support

The Project Audio Browser shows the audio files used in the project, and displays an overview of the regions derived from each audio file. You can add, edit, delete, and rename audio files and regions in the Project Audio Browser.