Apply Transform User Preset 3 to selected Events – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Apply Transform User Preset  3 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

Transpose Region/Event +12 Semitones or Nudge Automation up 10 Steps ⌥⇧↑ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Transpose Region/Event +12 Semitones or Nudge Automation up 10 Steps    ⌥⇧↑

This is a variation of a typical up/down command that is altered by the use of the ⇧ key. Typically the changes will be an order of magnitude (octaves when dealing with pitch) greater or smaller. I am bit surprised by the automation change being 10 since the MIDI background of Logic would be more in keeping with 8 or 16. I guess the programmers held sway.

I have been unsuccessful at transposing an audio region using this command, so my assumption that it is useful for MIDI only remains intact.

Change the pitch, duration, and velocity of notes – Logic Pro X

Use Option-Up Arrow and Option-Down Arrow to raise or lower the pitch in semitones.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Transpose Region/Event +1 Semitone or Nudge Automation up 1 Step ⌥↑
Transpose Region/Event -1 Semitone or Nudge Automation down 1 Step ⌥↓
Transpose Region/Event +12 Semitones or Nudge Automation up 10 Steps ⌥⇧↑
Transpose Region/Event -12 Semitones or Nudge Automation down 10 Steps ⌥⇧↓

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 9 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset  9

Today we get a ‘Select and Operate’.

 MIDI Transform window examples – Logic Pro X:

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

 ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Spot Erase ⌃⌥⌫ ⇧8⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Spot Erase ⌃⌥⌫ ⇧8⃣

The documentation indicates software instruments (MIDI). I have been able to hear Spot Erase happening, and I assumed that if I was recording a software instrument (a second take) that the Spot Erase would delete events…I haven’t been able to make that happen, if it should.

Drum machines and pattern editing seem to be mentioned in online information.

Spot erase software instrument recordings – Logic Pro X

You can use spot erase to remove any unwanted notes from a recorded performance.

 

“Playing” notes to be erased seems quite unnatural to me. I think I would rather work in the Piano Roll or the Event List to change or delete notes.

Previously I had written that I couldn’t make Spot Erase work. I have now been successful using it. It is unnatural.

Spot erase software instrument recordings – Logic Pro X

You can use spot erase to remove any unwanted notes from a recorded performance.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Optimal Region Sizes Rounded by Note Value – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Optimal Region Sizes Rounded by Note Value

The word “optimal” cannot be found in the Logic Pro X documentation except in the keyboard shortcut reference section. Literally no discussion of the command located – “Set Optimal Region Sizes Rounded by Bar”, and no mention at all of the command of the day.

Little to no reference found on the web.

Let’s check Logic Pro 9 help file…bingo

Our command used to be called “Set Optimal Region Sizes Rounded by Denominator” which only makes sense if you treat your music as if it had a time signature – what a relic.

There is an entire section of the “old” manual that doesn’t exist in Logic Pro X documentation. I have extracted that and saved a copy here…

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Resizing Regions

 

The MIDI > Set Optimal Region Sizes Rounded by Bar command (or the corresponding key command, default assignment:  Shift-Command-B) reduces or increases the length of a selected MIDI region, making it just large enough to contain the events (or regions, if a folder) within it. The region borders are rounded to the nearest bar.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Apply Buffer Template to Size – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Apply Buffer Template to Size

If I ever have to build tools in the Environment…

Work with object groups – Logic Pro X

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.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Event Channel = 4 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Event Channel =   4

Set the MIDI channel of the select(ed) event(s) to 4. 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

Quantize Selected Events Q ⌘:6: – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Quantize Selected Events    Q    ⌘:6:

Quantization is very “fiddly”, but essential to create good sounding music. With MIDI notes both time and pitch can be quantized. Audio regions present a different challenge for editing.

From what I can see the typical drum editing task (getting hits “in time”) can be accomplished to a great extent with a simple quantization to the appropriate division. Want those kick hits right on the beat? Turn on Flex Editing and quantize to a quarter note.

Quantize regions – Logic Pro X

Quantizing involves the rhythmic correction of audio or MIDI regions to a specific time grid. Any notes not played in time are moved to the nearest position on the grid.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Program ⌥⌘1 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show/Hide Program    ⌥⌘1

One of the appearance toggles for MIDI channel strips. The setting is found in the popup menu for configuring channel strip components. Only available when the selected channel is a MIDI 

MIDI channel strips overview – Logic Pro X

Program buttons: Use to select a sound by name. Click one to open a pop-up menu that contains either GM sound names (the default setting) or sound names created or imported by the user. Each channel strip has its own pop-up menu, whose content can vary depending on the Bank number selected in the Bank fields.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Send All Current Fader Values except Sysex – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Send All Current Fader Values except Sysex

In Logic *everything* is controlled by “faders”.  This is one of the functions that can be performed in the environment (which I still haven’t learned much about) that makes sense, but I do not have a context to place the “sense” into.

Most of the discussion I can find is at least 10 years old, from a time when people had to make their MIDI environment work for them. Flexibility can be a burden.

https://www.logicprohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70623

 

Special functions – Logic Pro X

 

Sending fader values: Choose Options > Send All Fader Values (or use the Send All Current Fader Values keyboard shortcut) to make all fader objects send their current values. Choose Options > Send Selected Fader Values to make all selected fader objects send their current values.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Transpose Region/Event +1 Semitone or Nudge Automation up 1 Step ⌥↑ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Transpose Region/Event +1 Semitone or Nudge Automation up 1 Step    ⌥↑

Raise the pitch of the selected region or event. Works in the Score Editor, Piano Roll, Arrange window. For automation the step is determined by the parameter being automated. Volume is .1 dB. Pan is -63 to +64. Basically the parameter gets 128 values with zero as the center.

Using the nudge keys can help fine-tuning automation curves. Changing pitch is obviously a useful tool. 

Change the pitch, duration, and velocity of notes – Logic Pro X

 

You can change the pitch and duration (length) of selected notes in the Score Editor, as well as their MIDI velocity. The Velocity value signifies how hard the key was struck when the note was recorded. It often corresponds to the volume of the note when played back, but can control other parameters as well.

 

 

 I can’t seem to locate any specific documentation about using these commands to nudge automation.

Add and adjust automation points – Logic Pro X

To create changes over time to volume, pan, and effects settings, you add automation points to a track’s automation curve at different places, and then adjust the automation points so the value of the setting changes. You can adjust automation points by moving them up or down to a new value or by moving them left or right to a new point in the timeline. Numerical values are displayed alongside each automation point. You can also raise or lower the value of MIDI parameters associated with notes in instrument tracks or Drummer tracks. Note and numerical values are displayed alongside each MIDI data point. You can also add automation points at selection area or region borders.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Transpose Region/Event +1 Semitone or Nudge Automation up 1 Step ⌥↑
Transpose Region/Event -1 Semitone or Nudge Automation down 1 Step ⌥↓
Transpose Region/Event +12 Semitones or Nudge Automation up 10 Steps ⌥⇧↑
Transpose Region/Event -12 Semitones or Nudge Automation down 10 Steps ⌥⇧↓

- Views Showing Automation
Nudge Automation up 1 Step
Nudge Automation down 1 Step
Nudge Automation up 10 Steps
Nudge Automation down 10 Steps

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