Capture as Recording ⇧R – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Capture as Recording ⇧R

Save the most recently “played” MIDI events as a region. Pretty nifty.

Capture most recent MIDI performance in Logic Pro – Apple Support

It’s possible to capture your most recent MIDI performance, even if Logic Pro isn’t recording using the Capture Recording feature. You can use Capture Recording whether in playback mode or stopped.

When Cycle mode is off, Capture Recording creates a region containing all the MIDI events received during playback. In Cycle mode, you can use Capture Recording to create a new take region for each new cycle during which MIDI events are received when you have the Overlapping MIDI Regions preference set to “Create Take Folder.”

Find Original of Alias – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Find Original of Alias

Locate the original region that this aliased region points to. Note that an aliased region has visual indicators (just like aliases of files) that help you identify them.

Create MIDI aliases in Logic Pro – Apple Support

 

If you forget where the original or source region is for a certain alias, you can search for it. In Logic Pro, do one of the following:

 

  • Select the alias, then choose MIDI > Alias > Select Original (or use the Find Original of Alias key command).
  • Choose Functions > Region Alias > Select Aliases of Region.

Create MIDI aliases in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Aliases can be useful when you want to repeat a phrase or riff in different parts of an arrangement. If you make changes to the original region after creating aliases from it, the changes apply to all its aliases throughout the project. If you want to edit one of the aliases without changing the others, you can turn that alias into an independent region (a region copy) and edit it independently.

Drum Replacement/Doubling ⌃D – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Drum Replacement/Doubling ⌃D

This is useful for drums, and any other things you might want to MIDI-fy.

I have used it to successfully double bass parts

Replace or double drum sounds in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Using drum replacement, you can replace individual drum sounds on an audio track without re-recording the entire track. To replace or double the drum sounds, you use an audio track that contains a recording of a single drum (or other percussion instrument) to create a software instrument track with matching MIDI trigger notes. The software instrument track plays drum samples using the Sampler instrument.

 

Delete MIDI Events Outside Region Boundaries – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Delete MIDI Events Outside Region Boundaries

Deletes events that are not in the current region. This is confusing to me. If I insert notes outside of a MIDI region the region gets extended to include the new notes. They are not “outside”. If I shrink the region (move back so new notes are not visible) the notes are not in the region. If I extend the region the notes come back.

If I delete events outside of the region boundaries while the region is “shrunk” then the events are deleted.

I am not visualizing a workflow where this would happen.

Delete notes in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support

In Logic Pro, choose Edit > Delete MIDI Events > Outside Region Borders from the Piano Roll Editor menu bar.

 

Apply Transform User Preset 26 to selected Events – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Apply Transform User Preset 26 to selected Events

Execute the 26th stored transformation on the selected events. It’s one of those commands that is unlikely to be placed as a key command in all but the rarest situations. What does Transform 26 do? You would have to look.

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.