Independent Grace – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Independent Grace

Grace notes are independent from the note they are attached to. They don’t “count” when calculating measures. 

Add grace notes and independent notes – Logic Pro X

When Additional Score Options is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can add grace notes and other independent notes to a score. Independent notes are notes that aren’t included in the automatic rhythmic (and graphic) display calculation of a measure, but are still played back via MIDI.

Logic Pro X commands as band names…this one works 😉

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Unused Instruments ⇧U – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Unused Instruments    ⇧U

In the MIDI Environment window. “Unused Instruments” is an interesting way of putting it. This command will select all non-instruments in the environment.

Currently I can think of no particular use for this command.

The ⇧U command is also used to select unused audio files in the Project Audio window.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Octave 2 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Octave 2

Switch the Step Input keyboard focus to octave 2 (C2). The Step Input keyboard has octaves 0 through 7 with 7 additional semi-tones below C0. Not quite a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand (97 keys) but close. Lowest note on a traditional piano would be ‘A-1’, highest ‘C7’.

Range is ‘F-1’ to ‘B7’.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Note “F” F – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Note “F”    F

Don’t be fooled. Note “F” is the only “Note” command that actually matches. The “note” keys are arranged as an octave on a piano keyboard. The keys are the same in the ‘Step Input’ keyboard and the ‘Musical Typing’ keyboard. Typing a note key adjusts the octave on the “piano keyboard” so the note is at the center of the octave. You can change the octave by clicking on one of the piano keys in the window. Very handy.

Use step input recording techniques – Logic Pro X

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Step Input Keyboard
Note “C” A
Note “C#” W
Note “D” S
Note “D#” E
Note “E” D
Note “F” F
Note “F#” T
Note “G” G
Note “G#” Y
Note “A” H
Note “A#” U
Note “B” J
Next note will be sharp ⇧3
Next note will be flat ⇧B
1/1 Note 1
1/2 Note 2
1/4 Note 3
1/8 Note 4
1/16 Note 5
1/32 Note 6
1/64 Note 7
1/128 Note 8
Dotted note values on/off 0
Quantize note starts On/Off Q

Open Piano Roll… ⌘4 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Open Piano Roll…    ⌘4

Opens the Piano Roll editing interface in its separate window. To open the Piano Roll editor at the bottom of the arrange window double click on a MIDI region or click on the Scissor button on the left of the arrange window.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Apply Transform User Preset 13 to selected Events – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Apply Transform User Preset 13 to selected Events

The MIDI Transform window can be opened from the Window menu, or by entering ‘⌘9’. There are 30 ‘Apply Transform User Preset … to selected Events’.

Use transform sets – Logic Pro X:

1. Choose Create New Transform Set from the Presets pop-up menu.

2. Set conditions and operations.

3. Select the “Hide unused parameters” checkbox. This helps to avoid changes to conditions and operations that aren’t required for (or may disturb) your transform set.

4. Choose New Parameter Set (Number) from the Presets pop-up menu. Enter a new name for your transform set.

This transform set now appears at the bottom of the Presets list in all MIDI Transform windows for this project. You should consider saving your user transform sets in one or more template projects. This way, they are always available to you in all future projects.

 

Tip: Renaming an existing transform set creates a new transform set that is identical to the original. The existing (source) transform set is retained.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Assign 3 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show/Hide Assign 3

There are 5 assignable controls on a MIDI channel strip. Can be quite useful – automatable. 

MIDI channel strips overview – Logic Pro X

MIDI channel strips in the Mixer work as remote controls for the mixing parameters of your MIDI-controlled sound modules and synthesizers, such as volume and pan.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Apply Transform User Preset 15 to selected Events – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Apply Transform User Preset  15 to selected Events

The MIDI Transform window can be opened from the Window menu, or by entering ‘⌘9’. There are 30 ‘Apply Transform User Preset … to selected Events’.

Use transform sets – Logic Pro X:

1. Choose Create New Transform Set from the Presets pop-up menu.

2. Set conditions and operations.

3. Select the “Hide unused parameters” checkbox. This helps to avoid changes to conditions and operations that aren’t required for (or may disturb) your transform set.

4. Choose New Parameter Set (Number) from the Presets pop-up menu. Enter a new name for your transform set.

This transform set now appears at the bottom of the Presets list in all MIDI Transform windows for this project. You should consider saving your user transform sets in one or more template projects. This way, they are always available to you in all future projects.

 

Tip: Renaming an existing transform set creates a new transform set that is identical to the original. The existing (source) transform set is retained.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Delete Unselected within Selection – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Delete Unselected within Selection

Would you say this is a mouthful of words? The text in the documentation helps a bit by rephrasing the command a bit

Unselected Within Selection: Erases all unselected MIDI events within a selection, such as between locators.

My confusion comes from the wrongful expectation that the “highlighted area” like a Marquee selection, or an entire region (with highlight) constitutes a ‘selection’. Clearly the use of the example of ‘between locators’ means that a selection has been made, if not necessarily highlighted.

Deleting the ‘selected within selection’ is a simple matter of the DELETE key or other gestures.

Mute and delete regions and events – Logic Pro X

 

The Mute and Delete functions go hand in hand, because you often want to remove events you have muted.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Event Channel = 3 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Event Channel =   3

Set the MIDI channel of the select(ed) event(s) to 3. Somehow I don’t think I would map a key command to set a specific channel, but I might map the ‘Event Channel +1’ and ‘Event Channel -1’ commands.

Event List overview – Logic Pro X:

The Event List is the most powerful, flexible, and complete MIDI editor in Logic Pro. All MIDI event types are listed alphanumerically in the Event List.

You can:

View all aspects of events—start and end points, length, channel, and values

View all events in a region

Filter the list to restrict this view to one or more event types, such as notes, pitch bend events, or both

Customized Event List views are saved to screensets and are displayed when screensets are recalled. This makes the selection and editing of events faster and simpler.

All functions and options are shown at the top of the Event List area. The events themselves are shown in the list below.

 

 ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

Switch a screenset during playback

  1. Select the MIDI region into which you want to insert the meta event.
  2. Set the playhead to the point where you want the screenset to change.
  3. Click the Create button in the Event List, then click the Meta Events button.
  4. The inserted meta event has a default value of 50 (Project Select).
  5. Alter the number in the Num column from 50 to 49.
  6. This changes the name to screenset.
  7. Enter the screenset number in the Val column.

You can stop screenset switching by muting the MIDI region that contains the meta 49 even

This is very intriguing thing. It can be disconcerting to have the screenset switch, but it could also be quite useful.

My templates usually contain a hidden MIDI track to provide some useful information. At the minimum, if there is a MIDI track, and you export it, the resulting MIDI file will have all of the markers embedded. Handy to provide feedback for other mixing environments that don’t have project/track notes.

NB the way to put notes into the project so they can be shared is using markers. Think of them as “tweets” of 127 characters or less.

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 22 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 22

 Serendipity. Yesterday we had ‘Apply Transform’ and I spoke to the ‘Select and Operate’ version of the command(s).

Today we get a ‘Select and Operate’. There are 32 of them.

MIDI Transform window examples – Logic Pro X:

This section provides several usage examples for the MIDI Transform window.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Region Automation: Modulation – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Region Automation: Modulation

In addition to Volume, and Pan you can automate almost any MIDI event. That’s a staggering amount of control of tracks, devices, and even Logic itself.

Show automation curves – Logic Pro X

Before you can add automation points to a track’s automation curves, you need to show the automation curves. Automation curves are displayed as colored curves and points on top of audio and MIDI regions across the track, running the length of the project. You can choose whether to view and edit automation across the track (track-based automation) or only within the track’s regions (region-based automation).

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Similar Regions/Events ⇧S – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Similar Regions/Events    ⇧S

The first question that came to mind is “what does similar mean?” The Event List documentation answers that question for MIDI events – same “event” not necessarily all the same qualifiers. In the case of Note On it will select all of the ‘C’ notes without regard to octave – they are similar.

You can select all the pitch bends, mod wheels, SysEx, etc.

Audio regions…not at all clear what this does except select all of the audio regions in the Event List.

Select events in the Event List – Logic Pro X

Similar Events (or press Shift-S): Selects all C#3 note events, for example.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Deep Dive Into Smart Tempo (& Quantize Tracks Not Recorded to a Click)

Why Logic Pro Rules

Deep Dive Into Smart Tempo (& Quantize Tracks Not Recorded to a Click)

Unfamiliar with Smart Tempo? It’s only the best thing to happen to musicians who don’t want to play like a robot to a click track.