Toggle Auto Set Locators – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Toggle Auto Set Locators

That’s a very nifty, hidden set of commands there. I went hunting in the ‘Key Commands’ and could only find ‘Toggle Auto Set Locators’. There appear to be no sub-commands for the options of

by Marquee selection
by Region selection
by Note selection

but there is a hint that the ‘Auto Set Locators’ command can be found in the global menu. Where? Good question.

At the bottom of the Navigate menu I find ‘Auto Set Locators’ and the variations.

Using the Marquee selection to automatically set the cycle area would improve my workflow nicely…I can see the cycle range on the ruler far easier than seeing the Marquee ruler, and if Cycle is on it is very clear where the Marquee selection is.

The ‘Auto Set Locators’ menu items can be discovered by holding down the mouse on the ‘Cycle’ button in the Control Bar.

See the documentation here – Use the cycle area – Logic Pro X

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Move Locators Forward by 1 Bar – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Move Locators Forward by 1 Bar

Change the locator positions forward by one bar. 

Setting the locators based on the Marquee selection makes a lot of sense for my workflow. I need to remember to keep the Marquee ruler visible. Many commands are available from the contextual menu (control-click) on the Marquee menu.

Use the cycle area – Logic Pro X

By Marquee Selection: The locators (and the cycle area) are set to the borders of the marquee selection in the marquee stripe.

 

 Select parts of regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

Control-click the marquee stripe, then choose Set Locators by Regions/Events/Marquee from the shortcut menu.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

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

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

  Set Rounded Locators by Regions/Events

I frequently use the ‘Set Rounded Locators by Regions/Events and Enable Cycle’ command. Select an area with the Marquee tool and type ‘U’. 

Use the cycle area – Logic Pro X

Set Rounded Locators by Regions/Events/Marquee: Rounds the position of the locators to the barline that is nearest to the beginning and end points of the selected regions or events, or the marquee selection.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Set Rounded Locators by Regions/Events ⌃⌥⇧⌘U
Set Rounded Locators by Regions/Events and Enable Cycle U
Set Rounded Locators and Play
Set Rounded Locators and Cycle Play
Set Rounded Locators and Record
Set Rounded Locators and Cycle Record
Set Rounded Punch Locators by Regions/Events

Move Locators Backwards by 1 Bar – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Move Locators Backwards by 1 Bar

Another set of commands missing from the Logic Pro X documentation. Missing from Logic Pro 9 as well.

The Cycle Length movement is probably most common.

All of these interesting things can be found by control-clicking in the Marquee stripe – effectively the bar numbers or time ruler.

It is very useful to have the Marquee ruler visible. You can see where the Marquee selection is even if the regions are scrolled off the screen.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Move Locators Forward by Cycle Length ⇧⌘. 8⃣
Move Locators Backwards by Cycle Length ⇧⌘, 7⃣
Move Locators Forward by 1 Bar
Move Locators Backwards by 1 Bar

Toggle Next Region/Event or Move Marquee Start (or Extend Marquee Selection) to Next Transient ⇧→ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Toggle Next Region/Event or Move Marquee Start (or Extend Marquee Selection) to Next Transient ⇧→

I haven’t figured out the “toggle” part of the command, but the extend selection makes sense.

With a note (event) selected in a MIDI region ‘⇧→’ will extend the selection to include the next event. Easy to grab a note and the next few to make adjustments.

Using ‘⇧←’ (previous) extends the selection backwards in time.

With a marquee selection the commands behave as described, moving the start of the Marquee selection or extending it.

This is very handy fine-grained control of selections. I need to remember to make sure that the Marquee Ruler is visible.

Select parts of regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

 

Do one of the following:

Using the Marquee tool:

Press and hold Shift, then click in the Tracks area to change the selection in any direction.

Shift-click inside a selection to move the selection end closest to the pointer.

Option-Shift-click inside a selection to move the selection end farther from the pointer.

Using any marquee selection:

Press and hold Shift while using the Left Arrow key or Right Arrow key to move the marquee start point.

You can also use the Toggle Previous (or Next) Region/Event, or set Marquee Start to Previous (or Next) Transient key commands.

Use the Left Arrow key or Right Arrow key to change the selection end points.

You can also use the Select Previous (or Next) Region/Event, or set Marquee End to Previous (or Next) Transient key commands, depending on the type of region selected.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

The Marquee Tool – Logic Pro X

#LogicProX  @logicproexpert @vandeviper

I keep trying to use the marquee tool to make things easier. I keep forgetting.

Watched this video – 6 Reasons to Use the Marquee Tool – made some notes.

My notes follow – better to read the article that accompanies the video.

2018-12-21 – watch

Make selection of region or file

Marquee at bottom of region – Set Marquee tool for command-click

Use to remove chunks of empty space as opposed to Strip Silence – highlight, press DEL

Split Region – double click on region at proper location for split

Select region and press play!

Create new track, highlight region, option-drag to new track

Click on automation line gives 4 nodes for simple drag

Selection-based processing – use marquee as opposed to ‘Split Region’ (cmd-T) on either end of the section of the region