Activate Next Track Alternative ⌃⌥↑ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Activate Next Track Alternative    ⌃⌥↑

Switch to the next track alternative. I have used project alternatives extensively for my live recordings. Track alternatives are arrangement tools. All of the tracks share the same channel strip and settings.

Use track alternatives in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can create and edit track alternatives and switch between them. Each alternative can contain different regions or arrangements, while sharing the same channel strip and plug-ins. Track alternatives are like “playlists” for individual tracks that can be used to try out different ideas or archive tracks at different stages of development.

 

Copy to Live Loops ⌘ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Copy to Live Loops    ⌘

Copy the selection (regions) to Live Loops cells.

I need to investigate using Live Loops. It is such a different way to use Logic than as a simple recorder or arranger.

Work with Live Loops cells in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Using the Copy to Live Loops key command in Logic Pro, you can copy various combinations of regions to new scenes, depending on what you have selected in the Tracks area. This is especially useful for populating a Live Loops grid in an existing project containing many different regions, sections, or markers. You can copy any of the following to Live Loops:

 

Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Beat – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Beat

Make the selected event longer by one beat. One of the particular oddities of the Logic Pro documentation. The only mention of nudging by length is in reference to movies (soundtrack) and in the Score Editor.

Rather than creating a separate key command for this I would simply use the ‘Set Nudge Value to Beat ⌃⌥B’ and then use the ‘Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Nudge Value ⌥⇧→’ command.

Move notes in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support

 

You can move selected notes in the Piano Roll Editor to change their time position. When you move notes, they move according to the current Snap value for the Piano Roll Editor.

 

 

Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 5 SMPTE Frames – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 5 SMPTE Frames

Move the region or event 5 SMPTE frames earlier in the timeline. Warren Huart might say “forward” – make the sound happen sooner.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can nudge regions (move them in small increments) left or right using key commands. To nudge regions, you first set the nudge value, then move selected regions by this value. Alternatively, you can nudge regions by a set value.

 

Set Region Anchor to Playhead – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Region Anchor to Playhead

It is difficult to find a definition of “region anchor”. The simplest visible sign is the anchor indicator that you see in the Project Audio Browser. Typically a region anchor is at the start position of the region, but it can be moved.

The anchor can be used when regions are moved. If I set the region anchor to the middle of a region I can move the region to a different location typically placing the region anchor position at the playhead position.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

If more than one region is selected, all subsequent regions are moved. For audio regions, the region anchor is placed at the current playhead position.

 

Slip Right by Nudge Value ⌃⌥→ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Slip Right by Nudge Value  ⌃⌥→

Move the content of the region “back” (make the sound happen later). Rotating the contents of the region is possible, as well as making the region larger or smaller.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can slip regions, which moves the content of the region left or right by the nudge value without moving the boundaries of the region. The content effectively moves inside the region, which remains stationary. Slipping a region is possible only when the source content exceeds the length of the region by the amount you slip (or greater).

 

Store Track Header Configuration as User Default – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

Displays some of the buttons and tools available in the track header
  Store Track Header Configuration as User Default

Saves the current track header configuration as the user default settings.

Logic Pro track header overview – Apple Support

You can customize the track header by showing or hiding different track header controls, to optimize your workflow. You can also resize the track headers to give yourself more room to work in the Tracks area.

 I change my default track header configuration every once in a while. Finally decided to save a better default for my mixing and mastering work since I don’t record often, or at all, really.

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 18 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 18

Select events and change them according to the rules of User Preset 18.

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.

 

Toggle Track Protect – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Track Protect

Toggle the protected state of the selected tracks.

Protect tracks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can protect a track to prevent accidental changes. While a track is protected, you can’t record on the track, edit regions on the track, or create new regions on the track. If you want to edit the track, you can unprotect it, make the changes, and then protect the track again.

 

Quantize 1/16 Triplet (1/24) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/16 Triplet (1/24)

Set the note quantization to sixteenth note triplets – one twenty-fourth of a bar.

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values – Apple Support

You can quantize selected audio or MIDI regions (including a mixed region selection) using the Quantize parameter in the Region inspector. This parameter determines the division of the quantization grid.

Insert Silence Between Locators (Global) ⌃⌘Z – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Insert Silence Between Locators (Global)    ⌃⌘Z

Inserts “empty space” between the locators. Allows you to easily create gaps in a project so you can add new regions (MIDI or audio).

Add or remove gaps in a Logic Pro arrangement – Apple Support

Alternatively, you may want to insert some empty bars in the middle of a project, to create space for another chorus, verse, or bridge, for example. As with the previous example, all existing tempo changes and so on are moved accordingly (to the right by the number of inserted bars).

 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 20 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 20

Process the MIDI events using program 20. Lots of program slots. Unlikely to ever need 30 user-defined programs. The built-in programs do a lot of the typical heavy lifting.

Logic Pro MIDI Transform window overview – Apple Support

The MIDI Transform window is a powerful tool for edits that would otherwise be impossible (or tedious). For example, imagine an orchestral project that has been sent to you for editing. The individual violin and viola parts were recorded with a different string library. Two hundred MIDI regions contain aftertouch information that introduces an unpleasant pitch modulation, and some sample layer switching artifacts when played with your string samples. After looking at this aftertouch information, you discover that only a small range of values is causing the problem. Your options: edit your sampler instruments, manually remove all aftertouch information (region by region, or globally, thus losing the performance benefits that the aftertouch information provides), or alter the problematic values in the MIDI Transform window.

 

Select All Following of Same Track/Pitch ⌃⇧F – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Select All Following of Same Track/Pitch   ⌃⇧F

Select all of the notes (same pitch) following the currently selected note. Select all of the regions (on the same/focused track) following the currently selected region.

The selection of regions on a track can seem inconsistent if you aren’t sure what the setting of

Toggle Select Regions on Track Selection ⌃⌥⇧⌘A

I used to have it set to select all the regions when selecting a track. This turns out to not be what I normally want. I have mapped the toggle to be “Hyper Select”.

Select regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

Select regions meeting specific criteria

In Logic Pro, choose any of the following from the Tracks area Edit menu:

Create 1 Track Automation Point at Every Region Border ⌃⌘1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Create 1 Track Automation Point at Every Region Border ⌃⌘1

Creates a single automation point at each end of the selected regions.

Add and adjust automation points in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To create changes over time to volume, pan, and effects settings, you add automation points to a track’s automation curve at different places, and then adjust the automation points so the value of the setting changes. You can adjust automation points by moving them up or down to a new value or by moving them left or right to a new point in the timeline. Numerical values are displayed alongside each automation point. You can also raise or lower the value of MIDI parameters associated with notes in instrument tracks or Drummer tracks. Note and numerical values are displayed alongside each MIDI data point. You can also add automation points at selection area or region borders.

Repeat Regions/Events Multiple Times… – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Repeat Regions/Events Multiple Times…

Make multiple copies (or aliases) of the selected region. Simple way to repeat sections of audio, or MIDI events

Repeat regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can repeat one or more selected regions in the Tracks area. Repeating a region pastes one or more copies (or aliases) of the regions following (to the right of) the regions in the same track.