View Mode: One Track – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  View Mode: One Track

In the Piano Roll editor.

When you have multiple regions selected you can view all of the MIDI notes for all of the regions at the same time. To look at one track choose this view mode. ‘Selected Regions’ will show all the values.

It is particularly handy to choose ‘Collapse Mode’ to show only the MIDI notes that are actually in use. The ‘Collapse Mode’ button is directly to the right of the ‘View’ drop-down menu at the top of the editor.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Delete MIDI Events Outside Locators – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Delete outside Locators -> Delete MIDI Events Outside Locators

Only keep what is between the locators. My list of Logic Pro X keyboard commands was out of date.

The ‘Delete outside Locators’ command (not looking proper) is correctly named ‘Delete MIDI Events Outside Locators’ (looks proper). The command makes sense with MIDI events, not necessarily much sense with audio data.

Mute and delete regions and events – Logic Pro X

 

Inside or Outside Locators: Erases all MIDI events inside/outside the locators.

Delete notes in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X

 

 

When copying events or reducing the length of MIDI regions, events can sometimes end up outside the limits of a MIDI region. These technically still belong to the MIDI region, although they won’t be played or heard.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Delete inside Locators – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Delete inside Locators

This appears to only apply to MIDI regions.

te and delete regions and events – Logic Pro X

 

Inside or Outside Locators: Erases all MIDI events inside/outside the locators.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 28 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 28

 

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

Join Regions/Notes ⌘J ⌘:four: – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Join Regions/Notes    ⌘J    ⌘:four:

Combine separate regions/notes into a single region. With audio regions, if the joined region is “contiguous” in the original audio the region is simply extended to include those selected. If there are gaps (or regions from different audio files are selected) a new audio file will be created for the joined region.

MIDI notes that are joined simply create a single note that has a duration of the sum of the durations of the joined notestime from the start of the first note to the end of the furthest away note.

Join regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can join untransposed audio regions, and join MIDI regions. Regions from audio Apple Loops, and audio regions that have been transposed, can’t be joined.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Toggle Automation Quick Access ⌃⌥⌘A – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Toggle Automation Quick Access    ⌃⌥⌘A

This is handy. When Automation Quick Access is “on” I can use the selected controller (buttons on my nanoKEY) to adjust selected automation. Nice to know.

Write track automation with external controllers – Logic Pro X

The Automation Quick Access (AQA) feature makes track automation extremely fast and simple if you only have one hardware MIDI controller available—one fader on your MIDI keyboard, or just the modulation wheel, for example. You can use this single hardware controller to automate the currently active automation parameter of the selected track in the main window.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Separate MIDI Region by MIDI Channel – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Separate MIDI Region by MIDI Channel

Splits a MIDI region into separate regions, one per MIDI channel.

Who knew that we would find this under ‘demix’?

Demix MIDI regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can split, or demix, a MIDI region (or a standard MIDI file of format 1 or 0) into separate regions by event channels or by note pitch.

 

 Very handy. Player Piano roll time.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

End Boring MIDI Drum Parts! – PreSonus Blog

Craig Anderton handy hint.

End Boring MIDI Drum Parts! – PreSonus BlogPreSonus Blog

I like anything that kickstarts creativity and gets you out of a rut—which is what this tip is all about. And, there’s even a bonus tip about how to create a Macro to make this process as simple as invoking a key command.

Octave + 1 X – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Octave + 1    X

Step Input controls.

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.

You can use one or more of the following for step input:

Musical Typing keyboard

Step Input keyboard

MIDI keyboard

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

 

Snap Mode: 1/4 Triplet (1/6) – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Snap Mode: 1/4 Triplet (1/6)

The Snap Mode menu/control that I regularly see (and on occasion, use) is at the top of the Tracks window. Interestingly, the menu does not contain the note or triplet options. If I assign the command to a key and invoke it the Snap Mode control “blanks” giving no indication that it is enabled, or what it is set to. 

I suspect that this is a bug, or a set of modes that are no longer considered useful. In either event I am very unlikely to set my Snap mode to ‘1/4 Triplet’.

Snap items to the grid – Logic Pro X:

The Tracks area includes a grid that helps you align regions, automation points, and other items with the time divisions in the ruler. When you perform any of the following actions, the items move according to the current Snap value:

 

 If I am using the Piano Roll editor the Snap Mode control does show the note-valued menu items, and displays it as ‘1/4 T’. Snap modes appear to be independently set in the two edit/arrange windows. As I thought about this, and looked at the interesting 1/96 setting I remembered the ‘old days’ of MIDI where time could be specified down to 1/96th of a quarter note.

Nudge values can be set to the note-valued settings as well.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Snap Mode: Smart
Snap Mode: Bar
Snap Mode: Beat
Snap Mode: Division
Snap Mode: Ticks
Snap Mode: 1/1 Note
Snap Mode: 1/2 Note
Snap Mode: 1/4 Note
Snap Mode: 1/8 Note
Snap Mode: 1/16 Note
Snap Mode: 1/32 Note
Snap Mode: 1/64 Note
Snap Mode: 1/2 Triplet (1/3)
Snap Mode: 1/4 Triplet (1/6) ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
Snap Mode: 1/8 Triplet (1/12)
Snap Mode: 1/16 Triplet (1/24)
Snap Mode: 1/32 Triplet (1/48)
Snap Mode: 1/64 Triplet (1/96)
Snap Mode: Frames
Snap Mode: Quarter Frames
Snap Mode: Samples
Snap Mode: Off

Show/Hide Event List – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show/Hide Event List

Open/Close the Event List on the right side of the Arrange window. This has no effect on the Event List window that is created by dragging the Event header from the lists display.

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.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Articulation ⌃⇧D – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Articulation    ⌃⇧D

Toggle Articulation view in the Event Editor. Only available in the “View” menu when region data is present. If the Event Editor is at the “track” level the options does not show up. You have to open a MIDI region to view the Articulation data.

Articulation “sets” allow you to alter the sound of an instrument (e.g. orchestral violin) by using a “mark” to denote style. Think about staccato or marcato, or tenuto. It is the language of the orchestral score. Jazz players have a different set of articulations, but it is similar. Think doit, fall, or scoop.

The mechanics of the articulation mark are a MIDI event, often ‘Note On’, of a particular value which is not in the range that the instrument can play. Logic allows you to create sets of articulations, each set up to 254 IDs with control over MIDI channel, and a symbol that can be used in the Score Editor to indicate a different articulation.

Each articulation can be associated with a switch, and output(s) that can be used to control MIDI devices.

As I think about this I wonder if I could create a MIDI region consisting of Articulations alone that can be used as “macros” to control devices.

Meanwhile, I should practice using articulations to control my orchestral instruments (Miroslav Philharmonik) and practice with Logic’s “Studio Horns” and “Studio Strings”.

Extra credit if I build a functional articulation set for my orchestra and share it with the world.

Manage articulations with the Articulation Set Editor – Logic Pro X:

The Articulation Set Editor can be used to create sophisticated key switch and controller switch definitions, and define output transformations, which enables compatibility with third party sample libraries. You can also use the Articulation Set Editor to create Articulation Sets for instruments that have assigned Articulation IDs to sample groups, but do not have pre-configured articulations. For example, some EXS instruments come pre-configured with specific sample groups identified by an Articulation ID but do not have pre-configured Articulation Sets. For more information on how the EXS uses Articulation IDs, see Articulation ID handling.

 

 Manage articulations for software instruments – Logic Pro X:

If an Articulation Set is loaded, you can select between articulations using the Articulations pop-up menu in the plug-in window header. Some software instruments let you view the most recently played articulation in the plug-in interface as well.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Copy Lane ⌃C – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Copy Lane  ⌃C

In the Step Editor.

Step Editor overview – Logic Pro X:

The Step Editor is a graphical editor that can be used to create or edit MIDI note and controller data. You can use the Step Editor to view and edit different MIDI event types, shown as vertical beams—or steps—along a timeline within a region.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Apply Transform User Preset 28 to selected Events – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Apply Transform User Preset  28 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

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

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  Region Automation: Note Velocity

Almost everything can be automated in Logic. Automation is an interesting programming language.

To show automation use the ‘Show Automation – A’ command. Initially Track automation will be displayed. Click on the ‘Track’ button in the track header to switch to Region automation. Click and hold the track/region button to select the automation that you want displayed.

I don’t expect to automate Note Velocity very often, but those Control Change lanes could be interesting.

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

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Views showing Time Ruler
Automation: Toggle Track/Region
Region Automation: Volume
Region Automation: Panorama
Region Automation: Balance
Region Automation: Modulation
Region Automation: Breath
Region Automation: Foot Control
Region Automation: Portamento Time
Region Automation: Expression
Region Automation: Sustain Pedal
Region Automation: Control Change 20
Region Automation: Control Change 21
Region Automation: Control Change 22
Region Automation: Control Change 23
Region Automation: Control Change 24
Region Automation: Control Change 25
Region Automation: Control Change 26
Region Automation: Control Change 27
Region Automation: Control Change 28
Region Automation: Control Change 29
Region Automation: Control Change 30
Region Automation: Control Change 31
Region Automation: Control Change 32
Region Automation: Surround Angle
Region Automation: Surround Diversity
Region Automation: Surround LFE
Region Automation: Channel Pressure
Region Automation: Pitch Bend
Region Automation: Program Change
Region Automation: Note Velocity ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦