Next note will be flat ⇧B – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Next note will be flat ⇧B

When using the Step Input Keyboard pressing shift-B indicates that the next note input will be flat. Shift-3 for sharp.

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

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.

Convert Sustain Pedal to Note Length – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Convert Sustain Pedal to Note Length

This is such a handy thing to know. I have often seen complaints about notes not properly sustaining when played on a random MIDI device. Not all devices have the ability to turn on sustain when the pedal on event occurs, and to turn it off when the pedal off event occurs. No problem. Note plays.

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

In Logic Pro, choose Functions > Convert Sustain Pedal to Note Length in the Piano Roll Editor menu bar.

All sustain pedal events (controller #64) used on selected note events are analyzed, and the note events are increased in length. This increase matches the controller #64 (sustain pedal) off message position.

The pedal events (controller #64 on and off) are erased after use of this command.

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

  Region Automation: Portamento Time

One of the many MIDI messages that can be automated. Creating an automation point adds an event with the control change message. Portamento Time is a required feature of the General MIDI GM2 specification.

From the MIDI specification (1996)

Portamento Control (PTC) is a recent addition, and defines a continuous controller that communicates which note number the subsequent note is gliding from. It is intended for special effects in playing back pre-sequenced material, so that legato with portamento may be realized while in Poly mode.

General MIDI 2 (GM 2)

 

– Portamento Time (cc#5)

 

 

 Control Change Messages (Data Bytes)

 

5 00000101 05 Portamento Time 0-127 MSB

 

 

Quantize 1/16 Swing E – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Quantize 1/16 Swing E

The fine art of humanizing machine-generated musical sounds. 

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values – Apple Support

You can quantize selected audio or MIDI regions (including a mixed region selection) using the Quantize parameter in the Region inspector. This parameter determines the division of the quantization grid.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

New Mapped Instrument – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  New Mapped Instrument

You need to be working in the MIDI Environment.

Mapped instruments in the Logic Pro Environment – Apple Support

A mapped instrument is particularly useful for drum instruments or any drum-mode MIDI device. A drum-mode device has different sounds assigned to different MIDI notes, but only uses a single MIDI channel; for example, a drum kit loaded into the Sampler, or MIDI channel 10 of a GM-compliant sound module, or a drum machine.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

1/16 Note 5 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  1/16 Note  5

Switches the note/rest value to a sixteenth note. Any notes/rests entered will be sixteenths.

I can’t remember far enough back to compare the Logic ‘Step Input’ with Finale or Studio Vision (the tools I used in 1990) but with a bit of practice single voice part entry could be almost as fast as using a pen on paper – possibly even faster.

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

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

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 
Rest ˽ 
Next note will be sharp ⇧3 
Next note will be flat ⇧B 
Chord Mode ` 
Delete - Step Input ⌃⌫ 
Step Backwards ← 
Step Forward → 
Octave 0 
Octave 1 
Octave 2 
Octave 3 
Octave 4 
Octave 5 
Octave 6 
Octave - 2 ⇧Z 
Octave - 1 Z 
Octave + 1 X 
Octave + 2 ⇧X 
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 
Triplets on/off 9 
Dotted note values on/off 0 
Velocity 16 (ppp) C 
Velocity 32 (pp) V 
Velocity 48 (p) B 
Velocity 64 (mp) N 
Velocity 80 (mf) M 
Velocity 96 (f) , 
Velocity 112 (ff) . 
Velocity 127 (fff) / 
Quantize note starts On/Off Q

Using Groove Tracks in Logic Pro X – Logic Studio Training

Using Groove Tracks in Logic Pro X – Logic Studio Training

In this video, you’ll discover how to create audio and MIDI tracks that feel good together.

That was easy 😉 Sixty second video tells it all.

Apply Transform User Preset 19 to selected Events – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Apply Transform User Preset 19 to selected Events

This is one of the 30 user transform commands. There are two ways to apply transforms – “Apply Transform” and “Select and Operate”. Looking at the Transform window I see that there are the options to “Select Only”, “Operate Only”, and “Select and Operate”. Sort of like PERL for MIDI events 😉

The best introduction I could find for MIDI Transform Sets is the table that describes the pre-defined transforms. The operations and selection criteria help me to understand what is possible.

Logic Pro MIDI Transform presets overview – Apple Support

The table below describes the operations performed by the MIDI Transform window presets in Logic Pro.

 Logic Pro MIDI Transform window overview – Apple Support

The MIDI Transform window is so-named because it transforms MIDI events—based on conditions, operations, and values you choose—into different types of events, or events with different values.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Region Automation: Control Change 28 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Region Automation: Control Change 28

One of the Region Automations that has a command available for setting. With automation showing (press the A key) you click on the “Track” automation button to change it to “Region”. All 128 MIDI CC can be automated, as well as things in the Logic workspace.

Most of the MIDI CC automations actually insert the MIDI CC messages into the Event List.

Use the Automation/MIDI area in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X

Show region-based automation in the MIDI/Automation area

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Note “D#” E – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Note “D#”  E

One of the keyboard keys for Musical Typing. I can’t look at the keys to make this happen. The confilct of the E key not being an E makes my brain hurt. With the window open, and making sure my fingers are in the correct placement on the keyboard I can almost make sense “playing” the one octave keyboard.

Use step input recording techniques – Logic Pro X

Choose Window > Show Musical Typing.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

creating midi file from Logic’s metronome [SOLVED] – Logic Pro Help

creating midi file from Logic’s metronome [SOLVED] – Logic Pro Help

Here’s the idiot-proof version for those who have never worked in environment before. I like having a separate individually adjustable click track:

This is a very handy little trick – make a MIDI recording of the click track.

 

Here’s the idiot-proof version for those who have never worked in environment before. I like having a separate individually adjustable click track:

1) Make sure tempo is as you wish it to be. Create a MIDI instrument track and choose instrument Utility->Klofgeist. Leave that track selected

2) From the Logic Main window, Open Environment window. WINDOW->OPEN MIDI ENVIRONMENT

2) At Upper Left Corner of Environment window , Pull down menu “Layer” with default value “Mixer” to choice “Clicks and Ports” ( Layer->Clicks and Ports)

3) Click and hold on the little arrow in (MIDI Click icon) and drag to (Sequencer Input) icon there is some confirmation I forgot but I accepted. A line should stay when you release, something like appears below.

4) Close Environment window

5) Make sure the click track you created is in Record mode and start recording. Boxes should appear, sent from the metronome to the track. Those notes comprise your click track.

Region Automation: Control Change 23 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Region Automation: Control Change 23

Program MIDI Control Change 23 for the selected region.

Drawing in MIDI CC messages using Region Automation can be far simpler than trying to insert events in the event list or adding them in the Step Editor.

Music Programming 301.

MIDI CC23 – called Control Change in Logic – is an undefined Continuous Controller. CC23 contains the MSB (most significant bits) of the control value. MIDI CC55 contains the LSB (least significant bits) or “fine control” values.

Control Change Messages (Data Bytes)

The following table lists all currently defined Control Change messages and Channel Mode messages, in control number order (adapted from “MIDI by the Numbers” by D. Valenti-Electronic Musician 2/88, and updated by the MIDI Manufacturers Association.) This table is intended as an overview of MIDI, and is by no means complete.

 

 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

Open Step Editor… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Open Step Editor…

Opens the Step Editor window. Time to make some MIDI.

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

Open Articulation Editor – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Open Articulation Editor

Articulations are what is used to achieve full, rich sounds from sampled instruments. This is the part that is often not written in the score.

I have a number of instruments where articulation is key – Studio Strings and Studio Horns in Logic, sundry in SampleTank 4, and most instruments in Miroslav Philharmonik.

It’s rather complicated to program. It’s a matter of practice to use switches – memorize each. It’s a matter of taste.

Articulation editing overview – Logic Pro X

Sampled instruments that emulate real instruments often allow you to switch between the unique playing techniques that the real instrument is capable of. These playing techniques are called articulations in Logic Pro. Each articulation will be identified with a unique Articulation ID. For example, a sampled violin instrument might offer articulations to switch between tremolo, pizzicato, and sustained notes, while a sampled horn instrument might include articulations for sustained and staccato notes, trills, and falls.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

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

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  Region Automation: Program Change

One of the vast array of things that can be automated. 

I thought things might get confusing if there were program change events in a region and automation was used to make a program change. No, it’s not. The “automation” is accomplished with Program Change events. If you create an automation point the event is inserted in the region.

The Region Automation commands as found in the Key Commands are not the only things that can be automated. Any MIDI event can be programmed for any channel. It’s a different way of adding events to the MIDI region.

Region-based vs. track-based automation – Logic Pro X

 

Logic Pro offers two types of automation: track-based automation, and region-based automation. Track-based automation can be applied to the entire track, from the beginning to the end of your project. Region-based automation only applies to the specific region the automation parameters are connected to. With track-based automation, if you re-record, move or copy regions (either to another point on the same track, or to another track) the automation data remains tied to the initial point on the track in which it was created. With region-based automation, if you re-record the region, the automation is lost; if you move or copy the region (either to another point on the same track, or to another track) the automation remains with the region. Region-based automation is particularly useful when you are automating instrument parameters.

 

 

 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
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