MIDI Thru Tool ⇧M – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  MIDI Thru Tool ⇧M

If I ever need to dig in to the Environment I will know where to look. There is dark art in eMagic’s core engine.

Tools in the Environment in Logic Pro – Apple Support

MIDI Thru tool: Click an object with the MIDI Thru tool to assign the object to the selected track in the main window.


Select Cable Destination ⇧→ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Cable Destination   ⇧→

Selects the object that is the destination of an attached cable. Easy way to navigate the MIDI Environment.

I like to think of working in the MIDI Environment as writing assembler (machine) code. Right down there at the bare instructions. Working in the Tracks view is writing Objective-C. Oddly different from C++ or C, but nicely powerful.

Advanced selection commands in the Logic Pro Environment – Apple Support

This function allows you to follow the cabling from one (serially cabled) object to the next. If several objects are connected in parallel, or several cable connections are selected, the path of the upper cable is followed.


Object move up ⌥↑ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Object move up    ⌥↑

Position an object in the MIDI Environment using fine controls. Position changes by one pixel (it used to be a much bigger and visible thing). Use the option-key and the arrow keys.

Bygone days for most users of Logic Pro.

Adjust position, size of objects in the Logic Pro Environment – Apple Support

In Logic Pro, use the following key commands to move selected objects one pixel in the relevant direction, even when the grid is turned on:

  • Object move left
  • Object move right
  • Object move up
  • Object move down

New MIDI Instrument – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  New MIDI Instrument

Creates a new MIDI instrument in the environment. Ancient underpinnings like the many tunnels under Manhattan.

Standard instruments in the Logic Pro Environment – Apple Support

Logic Pro provides standard instrument objects to handle MIDI devices that only use one MIDI channel—typically, older synthesizers, MIDI-controlled effect units, or drum machines. Standard instruments transmit MIDI data on a single MIDI channel.


New Arpeggiator – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  New Arpeggiator

Create a new Arpeggiator object in the MIDI Environment (Logic Pro Environment).

I suspect that I will never use the Arpeggiator in the environment opting to use the Arpeggiator MIDI plugin instead.

Arpeggiators in the Logic Pro Environment – Apple Support

An arpeggiator object turns chords into arpeggios. It plays the currently held notes—individually—in a selectable pattern (up, down, random, and so on), and at a selectable speed that ranges between whole notes and 768th notes.

 Use the Arpeggiator in a Logic Pro project – Apple Support

You can use the Arpeggiator MIDI plug-in with the Smart Controls on a software instrument track. When you turn on the Arpeggiator, chords you play on the keyboard are arpeggiated, or played one note at a time rather than simultaneously.