Go to Marker Number 16 ⌃6 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Marker Number 16    ⌃6

I won’t repeat my statements about knowing why I would want to go to marker 16. Of course I remember why it is marker 16. I know what each of the 20 markers that I want to go to are. A marker would never get inserted before marker 16 causing it to move.

I like my markers. I like them so much I like to name them.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Right Locator by Playhead – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Right Locator by Playhead

The “Set Right/Left Locator by Playhead” commands are buttons that can be added to the control bar. Some very useful documentation in Logic Pro 9 manuals describing how to use cycle modes. Skip cycle is kind of interesting.

I need to use cycle areas to create markers a lot more than I do. Define the cycle area – typically select something and use the ‘Set Locators/Loop by Regions/Events/Marquee and Enable Cycle/Loop ⌘U’ command. Grab the cycle area in the ruler and drag it down to the marker ruler. A new marker is created waiting for text input…ideal.

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Using Cycle Mode

 

Set Left Locator by Playhead and Set Right Locator by Playhead: The current playhead position is used to define the left or right locator value. Also available as key commands.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Create Marker for Selected Regions ⌥⇧’ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Create Marker for Selected Regions    ⌥⇧'

I need to use this command a bit more. When I first add tracks to a project for mixing I need to create a structural view of the song (I should, do this, I don’t often do it).

One of the early tasks I do is to strip silence from tracks which helps me focus on the parts of something like a vocal. This would be perfect for getting makers set quickly.

NB you can have multiple, different marker sets.

Add markers in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can add a marker at any position in your project. When you create a marker, it can be rounded to the nearest quarter note, to the nearest bar, or not rounded.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Marker Number 13 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Marker Number 13

Another of the numbered marker commands. Not happening for me. I name my markers or use the forward/backward marker commands and buttons on the X-Touch.

Markers overview – Logic Pro X

There are several ways to create and edit markers in Logic Pro. You can view and edit markers in the following work areas:

 

 Navigate using markers – Logic Pro X

You can navigate through your project using markers. This is useful when you want to quickly jump to, and edit, regions or events at a specific position in your project, for example.

 ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Rename Marker ⇧’ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Rename Marker    ⇧'

Opens the current marker for text editing. Whatever you type will replace the current text. Exit editing mode by typing an ESC (⎋) or a return. You can easily create markers and leave notes during playback by using the Create Marker (⌥’) – option-singleQuote – command followed by Rename Marker. Sometimes I find it hard to type the notes while playing, but it is an excellent way to note points in a mix where something needs attention.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Next Marker And Set Locators ⌥. – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Next Marker And Set Locators ⌥.

Move to the next marker (you did make markers, didn’t you?) and set the locators. This makes it easy to move to the next section of the project and have the transport all ready for work.

I don’t use markers well enough. I should remember my piano training (Dr. Erlings) and do the 50,000 ft overview followed by finding the sections of the project. Set the markers to help make sense of things.

I need serious work in identifying song structure in the current world of music.

Dedicate some hours to working with markers – and the X-Touch!

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Marker Number… ⌥/ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Marker Number…   ⌥/

If I am going to go to a numbered marker I suspect that I will actually be sitting at a keyboard. This is the appropriate command for numbered markers – keypress, enter number, return.

Markers overview – Logic Pro X

When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can use markers to tag different parts of a project, and quickly select the parts for playback, arranging, and editing. Markers can help you organize your project, and also act as storage areas for locator positions.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Marker Number 4 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Marker Number 4

I suspect that some people will use markers and know which one they want by ordinal position.

I don’t see the value of it. Good to know that I can.

Markers overview – Logic Pro X

When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can use markers to tag different parts of a project, and quickly select the parts for playback, arranging, and editing. Markers can help you organize your project, and also act as storage areas for locator positions.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Open Marker Text – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Open Marker Text

This opens the text window at the bottom of the Marker list. It would be even more fun if it would open the window AND let you start entering text. That is not to be.

For workflow – during an initial listen to a mix it can be very helpful to set markers at points of interest. Distraction of the visual interface is not a good thing.

Create a marker – ⌥’
Now rename the marker – ⇧’
and start typing the note. A carriage return closes off the text. Don’t worry about the display!

For purposes of cross-DAW work you can create a MIDI file that contains *LOTS* of useful information.

Create an external MIDI track (or have one in your template) and insert any *real* MIDI event.

If you now export all MIDI tracks to a MIDI file the MIDI file will contain tempo, key signature, and all of the markers.

Markers overview – Logic Pro X

 

Markers can help you organize your project, and also act as storage areas for locator positions.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Marker Number 14 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Marker Number 14

Another of the numbered marker commands. Not happening for me. I name my markers or use the forward/backward marker commands and buttons on the X-Touch.

Markers overview – Logic Pro X

There are several ways to create and edit markers in Logic Pro. You can view and edit markers in the following work areas:

 

 Navigate using markers – Logic Pro X

You can navigate through your project using markers. This is useful when you want to quickly jump to, and edit, regions or events at a specific position in your project, for example.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Mackie Control Markers

All about markers, especially creating them from the MCU.

Press the “Marker” button and hold. The secrets of the V-pots are revealed.

I use “Large Marker” mode to listen to new tracks.

Easiest to “quote” the relevant pages from the Control Surfaces manual

 

Mackie Control Marker button

Mackie Control Marker button overview

Press the MARKER button to activate one of three marker modes: Small Marker mode, Large Marker mode, and Temporary Marker mode. You can use these modes to create or delete markers and jump to markers in your project.

Note: The Marker and Nudge modes are mutually exclusive; activating one deactivates the other.

Small Marker mode: Press the MARKER button to activate Small Marker mode. Small Marker mode is useful if you want to jump to markers while using the V-Pots for other purposes. In this mode, pressing the FAST FWD or REWIND button moves the playhead to the next or previous marker. Pressing the MARKER button again reverts to the default behavior of the FAST FWD and REWIND buttons. (See Mackie Control transport buttons overview.)

Large Marker mode: Hold down the SHIFT button, then press the MARKER button to show three create options on the LCD, assigned to the three rightmost V-Pot buttons. (See Large Marker mode.)

Temporary Marker mode: Hold down the MARKER button if you want to enter Marker mode temporarily to quickly perform a few marker functions. Press one (or more) of the V-Pot[…]”

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

Control
— Action

V-Pot 1 to 5
— Displays the first five markers by name. Pressing a V-Pot button moves the playhead to the corresponding marker. When the playhead position is inside a marker, the lower line displays INSIDE, and the V-Pot LED ring is lit.

V-Pot 6
— Cr w/o—Creates a marker, without rounding to the nearest bar.

V-Pot 7
— Create—Creates a marker, rounded to the nearest bar.

V-Pot 8
— Delete—Deletes the marker above the current playhead position.

A recommended workflow for creating or deleting markers is to use the Jog/Scrub Wheel. Turn the wheel to move the playhead to the required project position, and then press the appropriate V-Pot to create or delete a marker.

For coarse placement, use the wheel to move the playhead.

For fine placement, press the SCRUB button, then use the wheel to precisely position the playhead. (This technique is only appropriate if creating or deleting an unrounded marker.)

For more information about using the Jog/Scrub Wheel, see Mackie Control Jog/Scrub wheel.

Large Marker mode is ended by pressing the MARKER button again.

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