Settings: Guitar Tablature ⌃⌥⇧G – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Settings: Guitar Tablature ⌃⌥⇧G
 

This one is kind of hard to find. The “Settings:” is attached to a number of entries which look like they belong in the Score Editor. The key commands window indicates that the commands are available in a local menu (never telling us which).

The commands are found in the “Layout” menu in the Score Editor. Choosing the entry opens the “Project Settings” window with the appropriate “tab” selected.

Tablature settings – Logic Pro X:

Tablature is a method of notating music for fretted string instruments—especially for guitar and electric bass—but also for other fretted instruments. In this system, the horizontal lines represent the strings of the instrument. Notes are always written on the line/string at which they are played. The fret numbers are shown instead of regular note heads. Logic Pro automatically converts notes into tablature, if a staff style containing a Clef parameter set to one of these tuning sets is used. The exact characteristics of these tuning sets are determined in the Tablature pane.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Play/Stop All ⌃⌥⌘˽ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Play/Stop All    ⌃⌥⌘˽
 

Hmmm. I use the space bar to play/stop all the time. What is the “All” that happens here?

Play audio files in the Audio File Editor – Logic Pro X:

You can use the following key commands to enhance your playback options:

Play/Stop All: Plays back the whole audio file, regardless of the selected area.

Play/Stop Region: Toggles between playback of the region start and end points—regardless of the selected area.

Play/Stop Region to Anchor and Play/Stop Region from Anchor: Allow you to check the region anchor position by listening to the parts just before and after the anchor.

This is very timely. I need to fix some bass parts (DI and amp) as well as kick drum (in and out mics). The audio editor will certainly make this more enlightening at least. I will see if aligning the tracks is any easier with a pair of audio editor windows open…

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

 

Select Previous Track ↑ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Previous Track    ↑
 

This goes along with its counterpart, the down-arrow, for selecting the next track.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Control button stays lit

Control button stays lit:

I found a copy of the eMagic Logic Control manual.

Handy little chart of all the switches and LEDs on the device. I have modified it a bit…

On my Mac I can use the ‘send midi’ command to flash the CONTROL light like this

Nudge Region/Event Length Left by 10 ms – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Nudge Region/Event Length Left by 10 ms
 

I usually set the nudge value using the toolbar, then do left/right nudging. Almost always I am trying to align multiple mixes of a song I am mixing to get things set up for level matching and comparison.

  • Set the nudge value to 10ms – ⌃⌥0
  • Set the nudge value to 1ms – ⌃⌥1
  • Set the nudge value to Sample – ⌃⌥S
  • Nudge left – ⌥←
  • Nudge right – ⌥→

Those handy control and option keys.

Move regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X:

You can move regions to a different point in the same track, or move them to another track of the same type. You can move an audio region to another audio track, for example, but not to a software instrument track, or vice versa. You can also move regions between open Tracks area windows, or between different open projects.

Side note – nudging regions from X-Touch? The answer is yes.

Mackie Control Nudge button overview – Control Surfaces Help:

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

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Last Locate Position – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Last Locate Position
 

Moving around a project efficiently is they key to mastering Logic Pro X. Positioning the playhead, getting the right workspace (screenset), focusing attention where you want it and when you want it.

Use transport key commands – Logic Pro X:

Go to Last Locate Position: Moves the playhead to the last position reached with a positioning command, or direct positioning of the playhead using the mouse or ruler.

Use transport shortcut menus – Logic Pro X:

Jump Between Marquee and Project Start: Moves the playhead back and forth between the marquee start position and the project start position, when Logic Pro is stopped. Applies only if there is an active marquee selection.

 

Really?

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X:

You can also switch a screenset automatically during playback using meta events.

 

It’s a breakpoint!

Meta events – Logic Pro X:

Num = 52: This meta event stops playback.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Beginning of First Region – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Beginning of First Region
 

I wonder if this is project-wide or track specific? Let’s find out…First region of the project. Possibly different behavior if working in a folder stack. No, it moves the playhead to the beginning of the first region in the project.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Average Tempo for Selection A – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Average Tempo for Selection    A
 

Smart Tempo Editor.

Work in the Smart Tempo Editor – Logic Pro X:

In the Smart Tempo Editor, you can view and edit Smart Tempo analysis results including beat markers and other tempo information. After you record an audio or MIDI region or import a file using Smart Tempo, you can refine the tempo analysis and correct any tempo detection errors to define the musical intent more accurately. When working in Adapt mode, tempo and time signature changes are transferred to the project tempo and time signature tracks.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Print ⌘P – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Print    ⌘P
 

Obvious command in a Mac application. I wonder where it is available?

Have to have s Score Editor of some sort open for printing to actually work. Project notes and track notes can be printed out as well.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Next Staff ↓ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Next Staff    ↓
 

Welcome to the Score Editor. I haven’t written music notation for at least 15 years. Back when I was doing serious music 😉 I used Finale. The “Orchestra Nova” experience would have been so much more entertaining using modern day Logic Pro X as opposed to Finale and Opcode Studio Vision. Light years. Parsecs even.

 

Notation overview – Logic Pro X:

Notation overview

You can view MIDI regions in software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation in the Score Editor. Notes and other musical events are displayed as standard notation, along with common symbols such as time and key signature, bar lines, and clef signs. You can add and edit notes, add sustain pedal markings and other symbols, and print the score.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Move Locators Backwards by Cycle Length ⇧⌘,

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

  Move Locators Backwards by Cycle Length    ⇧⌘,
 

Touch bar 7. This is a very handy thing to know. I fumble about with locators, cycle, and other methods of gaining focus on part of the sound. The backward and forward keys are the same (comma, period) as all of the other motion areas.

For me the focus will be on using the marquee tool in conjunction with cycle.

Use the marquee tool to select an area. I have the marquee tool become active in the lower half of a region. Press ⌘U to set locators by marquee and enable cycle. Press ‘space’ to start looping

Assign tools – Logic Pro X:

Marquee Tool Click Zones: When selected, placing the pointer over the lower half of a region (with the exception of the lower-left and lower-right edges) activates the Marquee pointer and behavior.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

2019-06-27 – discovered error in narrative. Use the proper key command for ‘set locators and enable cycle’ – ⌘U

Rewind , – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Rewind    ,
 

In all of the time using Logic I don’t think I have ever purposely used the comma key except in Project Notes or Track Notes.

I am almost always using the “additional transport buttons”. 

Control playback with the transport buttons – Logic Pro X:

You can use the transport buttons in the control bar to control playback, or to set the playhead position. You can click the buttons to activate or deactivate functions, or use the corresponding key commands to speed up your workflow.

Use transport key commands – Logic Pro X:

Some transport functions are available as key commands. Most of these transport key commands have no default assignment, and need to be assigned manually. See Assign keyboard shortcuts.

For supported USB MIDI controllers, button controls on the device may be automatically assigned to transport key commands. For more information, see Automatic assignment for USB MIDI controllers.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Hide Others ⌥⌘H – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Hide Others    ⌥⌘H 
 

Hide all applications except Logic Pro X. Very handy if I have been looking in manuals, or reading web pages.

This command is available in all applications. Well, apparently not Google Chrome

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Delete Screenset – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Delete Screenset
 

Delete the current screenset. I have been using 3 screensets

  1. Arrange window – tracks and mixer
  2. Tracks – full screen
  3. Mixer window + floating transport

I will probably be adding a screenset – 9 – for documentation and other various things.

Often I will bring up screenset 2 and use my X-Touch to control balance things. It’s also a good place to add markers. I have a keyboard just below the surface. I can use the faders and knobs instead of the mouse. Learning to use this effectively.

Next iteration of the studio computer will probably have me put the X-Touch in front of the screen. 43″ 4K TV.

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X:

You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Previous Track ↑ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Previous Track    ↑
 

I use this all the time in the Arrange window.

In the mixer window I use left/right arrow to move channels. The arrow motion is logical based on the way tracks and channels are displayed.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND