Gearslutz – View Single Post – Best mixing controller for Logic Pro X: 2017

Gearslutz – View Single Post – Best mixing controller for Logic Pro X: 2017:

In EQ mode the channels represent the 4 parameters for each band, 2 bands per “page”.

You would probably be happier with the “Alternate EQ Edit mode”. Press and hold “EQ”. The V-Pots can be pressed to choose the mode. Press V-Pot 8 to get into
Frequency/Gain Channel view.

V-Pot 8 or F8 Switches to Frequency/Gain Channel view.

In this mode, you can edit the frequency and gain parameters for all EQ bands of the selected channel strip. Each pair of channel strips corresponds to one EQ band.

The mode display shows FG.
V-Pots 1 to 8 control the frequency of EQ bands 1 to 8.
Mute buttons 1 to 8 control the bypass of EQ bands 1 to 8.
Faders 1 to 8 control the gain of EQ bands 1 to 8.
Note: The faders form a frequency response curve in this mode, if the EQ bands have ascending frequency values.

Tip: You can edit another channel strip’s EQ without leaving this view by selecting the channel strip in Logic Pro or by pressing the appropriate SELECT button on the Mackie Control.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X Control Surfaces Support.” iBooks. 

Or you can simply put the “Vintage Console EQ” on the channel and use “Smart Controls” “Shift”+”INST” buttons. You get close to what you ask for.

I’m thrilled to discover “Frequency/Gain Channel” view, and the “Frequency/Gain Mixer” view.

Gearslutz – View Single Post – Best mixing controller for Logic Pro X: 2017

Gearslutz – View Single Post – Best mixing controller for Logic Pro X: 2017:

1) Took me about half an hour to realize that I had to hit the EQ twice to bring up all the parameters
2) Apple have decided that you need an 8 band eq (incl low/high cut) with 4 parameters (incl on/off) for each band. Hence you would need 32 knobs to control the entire EQ for a single channel strip. I have to lean over, read the small scribble, perhaps flip to the next “page” before I can do any adjustments

This is the forum post that started me digging into the X-Touch and how it performs in Logic Pro X.

I can now go back, review the discussion, and make cogent comment.

X-Touch – Logic Pro X – “Single” mode on mixer

X-Touch – Logic Pro X – “Single” mode on mixer:

I have track stacks, summing, for things like DRUMS, VOX, what have you. I arrange them such that the “Arrange” window as well as the mixer has things in order like VOX, v1, v2, v3… where I can collapse VOX and only deal with the plugins and faders on the bus.

That’s nice. I like it.

I am losing track of where I get involved in discussions and question/answer dialogue.

Time to start posting blog entries with links to the topics. Not clear if these links work for non members of the forums, but hey, this is for me 😉

Drag Mode: X-Fade – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

Drag Mode: X-Fade 

Main Window Tracks

Set the drag mode for the Tracks area
Choose one of the following modes from the Drag pop-up menu in the Tracks area menu bar:

Overlap: Preserves the current region borders when you drag one region over another.

No Overlap: When two regions overlap, the overlapped area of the left (earlier) region is shortened.

X-Fade: When two audio regions overlap, the overlapped area is crossfaded.

Shuffle R: Aligns regions when you move, resize, or delete them, in the following ways:

Move: Moving a region to the right aligns the end point of the region with the start point of the region that follows, so there is no space (gap) between them.

Resize: When you resize the left edge of a region, the preceding regions move by the change in length. If this causes preceding regions to move past the start of the project, the resized region then overlaps the preceding ones by the corresponding amount.

Delete: The remaining regions on the track move by the length of the deleted region.

Shuffle L: Aligns regions when you move, resize, or delete them, in the following ways:

Move: Moving a region to the left aligns the start point of[…]”

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” iBooks. 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Time Stretch Region Length to Locators ⌥⌘L

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

  Time Stretch Region Length to Locators    ⌥⌘L
 

Pre-defined as option-command-L . Appears in the Toolbar as ‘Stretch to Locators’, Edit menu of the Arrange/Tracks window, and in the Edit menu of the Track Editor window.

Time stretch regions in the Tracks area
When you resize regions, the position of notes and other events in the regions does not change. Alternatively, you can time stretch regions to shorten or lengthen the relative distance between events in the regions. Expanding regions increases the distance (the amount of time) between events in the regions, while compressing regions decreases the distance.

For example, you can make a region play in half time by stretching it to twice its original length, or play in double time by shortening it to half its original length.

You can also time stretch individual notes, chords, and other items in audio regions using Flex Time. For more information, see Flex Time and Pitch overview.”

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” iBooks. 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

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

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

  Go to Beginning of First Region
 

Figured it out by hand. No reference made in Logic Pro X User Guide.

Sets the playhead to the beginning of the first region in the project. I think it would be more useful if it set the playhead to the first region of the selected track(s), but that’s just me.

I think what I want is

Go to Selection Start - ⌃↖ - control-home

or

Play From Selection - ⇧˽ - shift-space

Thanks to StackExchange –

Logic Pro X: keyboard shortcut to move the playhead to the begining of selected region – Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange:

The accepted answer is spot on – just wanted to add one important thing…

If you’re using a laptop – ctrl-home is produced by pressing ctrl-fn and the left arrow key.

Guess I need to do more editing to really appreciate these commands.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Delete Files ⌘⌫ – command-delete – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day.

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

  Delete Files ⌘⌫ - command-delete
 

Found in the “Audio File” menu in the project files browser. Deletes selected files from the project. I use this when I have printed a mix into the project and make a newer, better one. No need to keep the old print.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Apply Buffer Template to Definition – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Apply Buffer Template to Definition
 

This appears in the ‘Options’ menu in the Environment window. The best that I can determine is that the “buffer” is actually the clipboard.

Someday I will find a decent tutorial that can help me learn to use the Environment, Big subject.

Environment overview
The Environment refers to the virtual environment of Logic Pro inside your computer. It provides a virtual view of your MIDI studio, giving you complete control over your MIDI setup, and includes the following objects.

Physical Input and Sequencer Input objects: Represent the physical MIDI inputs of your MIDI interface and the Logic Pro input.

Instrument objects: Virtual representations of each MIDI device (synthesizers and samplers, for example) in your MIDI rig.

Faders, knobs, switches, and other objects: Used to create new data, or to control and modify the MIDI signal flow in real time.”

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” iBooks. 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Toggle Hide Group 12 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Toggle Hide Group 12

Hmm. 32 groups. The keyboard commands for 1 through 9 are ⌃⇧1 to ⌃⇧9 .

The commands do what I expect. If there is a group numbered ‘n’ the command toggles the view of the tracks/channels. Hidden, but not like “Hide Track”.

Groups appear to be very useful. I should use them more. I fooled around with them a bit to try and change colors more easily, but they do so much more.

Groups are “mixer groups”. The overview helps us get started.

Groups overview
The Mixer groups feature is only available when Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane.

Prior to mixing, you may find it useful to define some logical channel strip groups. You could, for example, group all drum channel strips under one drum group. This would allow you to control the group meters (volume, pan, mute, solo, sends, and so on) using a single control, while still maintaining the relative parameter values of each channel strip.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” iBooks. 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Step Forward (→) – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Step Forward → right-arrow
 

Found in the Step Editor. Step Forward.

Step Editor overview
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.”

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” iBooks. 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Tap Tempo – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Tap Tempo
 

Logic keyboard commands window says this is only available as a keyboard command. I see it assigned to two different keys – ‘T’ and ‘D’ (downbeat).

Not clear what this really does. There is an entire section on Tempo that is currently not under my radar.

Tempo overview
Every project has a tempo, which is expressed in beats per minute (bpm). You can set the tempo in the Project Chooser when you create a project, and change it later while you are working. You can set the project tempo in the LCD in the control bar. By default, the tempo for new projects is 120 bpm.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” iBooks. 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

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

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

  Attach Symbol: Pizzicato

Self-explanatory? Probably.

This command (keyboard only) is used in the Score Editor.

Score Editor interface
The Score Editor displays MIDI regions as music notation, including notes, rests, and other MIDI events such as sustain pedal markings. You can add and edit notes and other musical symbols. Lyrics, titles, and other text can also be included in the score. You can control the display of individual staffs, extract parts from the score, modify the overall score layout, and print or export complete scores, partial scores, and parts.”

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” iBooks. 

⇧ SHIFT  -  ⌃ CONTROL  -  ⌥ OPTION  -  ⌘ COMMAND

Template Changes – multi-bus

I should document changes to my most used template – multi-bus – I am beginning to keep comments in the Project notes.

2019-01-06
Removed tracks for all of the AUX except MixBus. Tracks get added automation is used on an AUX.

Rename output channels properly

Fix mixer windows in screenset 3 for audio.
Fix mixer windows in screenset 4 for MIDI

2018-12-22
Headphone and monitor mixes added (HP1/2)
stock plugins (O8 and Insight2

Screenset 1 is overview with notes, tracks, mixer.

Screenset 2 is Tracks (Arrange window)

Screenset 3 is Mixer (sized for typical audio) and transport

Screenset 4 is Mixer (sized for MIDI instruments with settings)

Link Control Surfaces – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Link Control Surfaces

I have this selected in all of my mixer views.

When this is set the “mixer view” buttons on the MCU (MIDI TRACKS, INPUTS, AUDIO TRACKS, AUDIO INST, AUX, BUSES, OUTPUTS) control the MCU and the mixer view in Logic. Pressing AUX causes the mixer to display AUX channels, etc. When this is not set the MCU will display channels without changing the mixer view in the Logic mixer window.

I have discovered that the setting is remembered for each mixer “window” – the “Mixer” window and the mixer “panel” in the arrange window.

I think I want my Mixer window to not be linked, but keep the Arrange window linked. I may change my mind.

SHIFT-GLOBAL VIEW on the MCU toggles between “Tracks” view and previously selected view.

⇧ SHIFT  -  ⌃ CONTROL  -  ⌥ OPTION  -  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Punch Locators by Regions/Events/Marquee – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Punch Locators by Regions/Events/Marquee

Only available as a keyboard command. No default key command assigned.

Best place to start to look for information about “punching” is

Punch in and out of audio recordings
Punch recording is a technique you can use to overwrite a portion of a previously recorded track, during playback, without touching any of the recording before or after that portion. You punch in to interrupt playback and make the recording, then punch out to return to playback mode. You can choose between two punch recording modes: Quick Punch-In mode and Autopunch mode.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” iBooks. 

I don’t “re-do” recording as a general rule. If something is wrong, do it again. Not really useful if a simple re-take of a bar or two would “fix” the problem.

Very easy to set punch locators using a key command. The key presses for setting punch in/out are kind of hard

Set Punch In Locator by playhead - ⌃⌥⌘I
Set Punch In Locator by Rounded Playhead - ⌃⌥⇧⌘I
Set Punch Out Locator by Playhead - ⌃⌥⌘O
Set Punch Out Locator Point by Rounded Playhead - ⌃⌥⇧⌘O

I think a better/faster approach would be to “steal” one of the existing commands, probably punch-in, and set it to do punch locators by regions/events/marquee. Use the marquee tool to select where the fix is needed and press one keyboard command.

Even easier – use ⌘F1. If secondary tool is the marquee tool (command key down) left hand can press command while right hand makes selection with mouse. Then press F1. Quick. Tasty.



⇧ SHIFT  -  ⌃ CONTROL  -  ⌥ OPTION  -  ⌘ COMMAND