New Tracks for Overlapped Regions – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  New Tracks for Overlapped Regions

Separate overlapped regions onto new tracks using the same channel strip. This allows you to see and work with information that is hidden.

As I think about it tracks basically contain instructions for sending output to a channel. The documentation considers using a drum machine – multiple, different sounds, and tracks for programming the machine.

I would use multiple tracks per channel for my software instruments EZdrummer, Miroslav Philharmonik, and SampleTank.

Create tracks using existing channel strips in Logic Pro – Apple Support

New tracks are created for wholly or partly overlapped regions, which are redistributed across the newly created tracks. A new track is created for each overlap. All tracks use the same channel strip as the original track. In other words, only one channel strip is used for all tracks.

 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 19 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 19

Invoke program 19 on the MIDI region we have selected. I have to remember that Logic comes from the age of 20th-Century computing. “Back in the day” these commands would have been empowering. We can still use them, just no need to really have a dedicated command per preset. Times change.

 

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.

 

Delete Orphaned Automation on Selected Tracks ⌃⇧⌫ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Delete Orphaned Automation on Selected Tracks  ⌃⇧⌫

Deletes orphaned automation from the selected tracks. As the documentation says, “automation can become orphaned when copied between tracks.”

Delete automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Delete Orphaned Automation on Selected Track: Removes all orphaned automation from the selected track. Automation can become orphaned when copied between tracks.

 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 8 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset  8

Perform MIDI transformation number 6 out of a possible 30.

MIDI Transformation is the power tool for modifying lots of MIDI data.

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.

 

Repeat Section Between Locators (Selection) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Repeat Section Between Locators (Selection)

I prefer using the “Global” version of this command. Marquee-select an area. Repeats all selected regions/events on all tracks.

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

Select the regions that you want to repeat. If no selection is made (or if you use the Repeat Section button in the toolbar), all regions that fall between the locators are affected.

 

Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Nudge Value ⌥⇧→ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Nudge Value    ⌥⇧→

Lengthen the selected Region/Event on the right using the current nudge value.

Change note pitch, duration, and velocity in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

Use one of the Nudge Region/Event Length key commands.

 

Quantize 1/8 Swing F – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/8 Swing F

Set the quantization to an eighth note, swing pattern F (swing percentage 71%) The current quantization value is displayed in the Region inspector. There are two controls – the Quantize menu and the value menu.

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values – Apple Support

Swing quantization: The 1/16 Swing A-F settings delay the position of every second point in the quantization grid by a fixed percentage. You can also manually alter the swing factor of any Quantize value.

Delete Take or Comp ⌥⇧⌫ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Delete Take or Comp    ⌥⇧⌫

Deletes the most current take or ‘comp’. I don’t do any? studio recording with multiple takes in a row (other than whole songs or phrases) and am not at all fluent in ‘comping’ tracks.

My early learning was strictly live performance of music. I listened to a lot of radio. If I went to a show featuring a band I had heard I was almost invariably disappointed that the band sounded not at all good compared to their records. I had no idea that they could/would stitch together pieces of the music to make the record. Silly me.

Delete takes and comps – Apple Support

You can delete takes and comps from take folders at any time. When deleted, they no longer appear in the take folder’s list of takes and comps. Any comp selections using deleted takes are also removed.

 

Nudge Region/Event Length Right by 1 ms – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Length Right by 1 ms

Lengthen (on the right edge) the selected region by 1 ms.

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.

 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 6 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset  6

Select events and transform them using User Preset 6.

Logic Pro MIDI Transform presets overview – Apple Support

The table below describes the operations performed by the MIDI Transform window presets in Logic Pro.

 The presets (locked) give a good idea of the kinds of things possible using MIDI Transform.

Use MIDI transform sets in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To select all events that match the conditions, and transform them according to the operations settings: Click Select and Operate.

 

Select All Aliases of Region ⌥⇧A – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select All Aliases of Region   ⌥⇧A

Selects all aliases of the currently selected region.

Create MIDI aliases in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can create an alias for a MIDI region or a folder. An alias is a reference to a region, and looks similar to a normal region in the Tracks area. If you alter the original region, all aliases of the region are similarly altered.

Select regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

To perform some edits on regions, you must first select the regions. You can select one or multiple regions, select regions on different tracks, and quickly select muted regions, overlapped regions, or regions meeting other criteria. Selected regions appear brighter in the Tracks area than unselected regions.

 NB When making aliases it is important to make sure that Preferences/General/Editing:’Select regions on track selection’  is not checked. That way you can select a region, select a track, move the playhead, and create the alias in that spot. It is probably a good idea to create a keyboard shortcut for the command ‘Toggle Select Regions on Track Selection’. 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 12 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 12

Select the indicated MIDI events and transform them. Simply ‘execute MIDI transformation program 12’.

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.

 Transforms are project specific.

Show/Hide Tracks View – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Tracks View

Shows or hides the tracks view in the Main Window. This was added when the Live Loops features were added. The Main Window can show the tracks view, the live loops view, or both.

Available as a button in the control header. The control header is just above the rulers.

I have to remember that I can hide the transport display at the top of the main window.

Logic Pro Tracks area overview – Apple Support

The Tracks area is where you arrange regions to build your project. The Tracks area, located in the center of the Logic Pro main window, shows a visual representation of time moving from left to right. You build your project by arranging regions in rows, called tracks, that run from the beginning to the end of the Tracks area.

Assign Track Color… – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Assign Track Color...

Set the track color to a color selected from the color palette.

Change track colors in a Logic Pro project – Apple Support

By default, track colors reflect the track type. You can change the color of specific tracks, to use color to help visually organize the Tracks area and identify tracks in a large arrangement. Track colors are visible when you configure track header components to show the track color bars.

Quantize 1/8 Triplet (1/12) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/8 Triplet (1/12)

Sets the quantization value to an eighth-note triplet (one twelfth of a 4/4 bar).

Quantize regions in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The Quantize parameter in the Region inspector applies to whole regions. If you want different parts of a region to have different Quantize values, you can split the region, apply different quantize settings to different segments, and then join them using the Join command or the Glue tool.