Apply Buffer Template to Definition, channel increment – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Apply Buffer Template to Definition, channel increment

Quick action to help building MIDI studios in the MIDI Environment. Probably going to not actually use this.

Work with object groups – Logic Pro X

The Options > Apply Buffer Template to > Position and Size command combines both of the above functions.

 

Apply Buffer Template to Definition, number increment – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Apply Buffer Template to Definition, number increment

Building controllers for MIDI gear isn’t something that is done very often. I liken the MIDI Environment to assembly language programming. You get what you want, but you have to be explicit about every little step.

Object groups in the Logic Pro Environment – Apple Support

The Options > Apply Buffer Template to > “Definition, number increment” increases the first data byte of the definition (controller number, for example).

Object groups in the Logic Pro Environment – Apple Support

When building a virtual mixing desk or synthesizer layout in the Environment, you often need to work with large groups of fader objects that have the same size, regular spacing, or a similar definition.

To save time on the definition and alignment of these groups, you can choose (one or more) objects as prototypes (templates) by copying them into the Clipboard. (Choose Edit > Copy.) You can then apply certain characteristics of these template objects to selected objects.

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