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

  Show/Hide VCA

Shows or hides the VCA section on the channel strips. When a channel is assigned to a VCA it will appear in the VCA _slot_ (I don’t have a better term for it).

The VCA _slot_ is a pop-up control that will let you assign a channel to a VCA, create a new VCA, or remove the VCA assignment.

I would normally use a Folder Stack to create a VCA for several **tracks**, but that limits the ability to place those tracks into Summing Stacks.

I would use a VCA to control volume (after processing) and muting. Given the particular problems of stacks it would probably be easier to put the channels in a group and limit what actions the group does.

It really depends on what will be done with the channels.

Use VCA groups in the Logic Pro Mixer – Apple Support

Hardware mixing desks sometimes contain separate channels designed specifically to enable the engineer to submix—in other words, to route and control the signal flow of multiple channels at once using a single channel strip. Analog mixing desks often utilize Voltage Controlled Amplifiers (VCAs) in their circuitry for these submix channels, hence the name “VCA groups” for this kind of channel strip. You can use VCA channel strips to control the volume, or automate a submix, of tracks that are assigned to the VCA group.

 

Paste Channel Strip Setting Plug-Ins Only – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Paste Channel Strip Setting Plug-Ins Only

This seems to be a far more friendly version of the ‘Paste Channel Strip Settings’ commands. I usually _don’t_ want to change the output of the channel, groups, etc., just the plugins, please.

Work with channel strip settings in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Channel strip settings (CST files) are specific to each channel strip type. Instrument channel strips feature a number of instrument settings, separated into instrument, GarageBand, and Jam Pack categories. Audio channel strips offer effect routings optimized for particular instrument, vocal, and other processing tasks. Similarly, output and auxiliary channel strips provide channel strip settings for particular mastering or sweetening processes. For more information on using effects plug-ins, see Overview of plug-ins in Logic Pro.

 

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Copy Channel Strip Setting ⌥⌘C
Paste Channel Strip Setting ⌥⌘V
Paste Channel Strip Setting Plug-Ins Only
Paste Channel Strip Setting Sends Only
Reset Channel Strip Setting
Save Channel Strip Setting as…
Delete Channel Strip Setting

Show/Hide Track Color – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Track Color

Channel strips (in the mixer) can display the associated track color. This command (located in the View menu of the mixer windows ‘View>Channel Strip Components>Track Color’. The setting of track color on channel strips does not effect the display in the tracks windows.

In cases where there are multiple tracks assigned to the same channel the display of color is still determined by the track color – all tracks assigned to a channel take on the same color. That’s a good thing.

It would be wonderful if the color of a channel could be sent to “enhanced” control surfaces to color “scribble strips”.

Open/Close Audio Insert 6 Plug-in Window of focused Track – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Open/Close Audio Insert 6 Plug-in Window of focused Track

Opens or closes the audio insert (plugin) in the sixth position on the channel strip. OK. I’ll probably not use these commands.

Open/Close Audio Insert 14 Plug-in Window of focused Track – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Open/Close Audio Insert 14 Plug-in Window of focused Track

Opens the control window for the fourteenth plugin on a channel. It is possible to have 15 inserts on an audio channel. It isn’t clear to me that I would ever use 15 inserts on a channel, but I guess it is possible.

In my investigation of slots and behavior with the X-Touch I discovered what appears to be a bug in the X-Touch implementation of the MCU. The “slot selection” using the cursor keys changes the display to values P1-P9, and then displays P1 for slots 10-14. There does not appear to be a way to address slot 15 using the cursor keys.

More simply put – trying to use the X-Touch with more than 8 inserts opens a can of worms that I don’t need to pursue.

Save Channel Strip Setting as… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Save Channel Strip Setting as...

Save the channel strip settings. Name, inputs, outputs, inserts, et al.

Found in the menu of the “Setting” menu/button in channel strip views (inspector, mixer).

Work with channel strip settings in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Channel strip settings (CST files) are specific to each channel strip type. Instrument channel strips feature a number of instrument settings, separated into instrument, GarageBand, and Jam Pack categories. Audio channel strips offer effect routings optimized for particular instrument, vocal, and other processing tasks. Similarly, output and auxiliary channel strips provide channel strip settings for particular mastering or sweetening processes. For more information on using effects plug-ins, see Overview of plug-ins in Logic Pro.

 

Scroll to Inputs – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Scroll to Inputs

Scroll the mixer window to at least the first channel strip that has an input assigned. Probably a whole lot more useful to scroll to auxiliaries which can be far away. I guess if you are looking at the aux strips you might want to scroll back to the inputs…. 

Channel strip types in Logic Pro – Apple Support

When you have more channel strips than can be viewed in the Mixer at once, scroll the mixer in Logic Pro by doing one of the following:

 

 

Open Group Settings… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Open Group Settings…

Opens the Group Inspector in a separate window and expose the settings (disclosure triangle).

You can drag the Group Inspector out of the inspectors area in the main window. The state of the Settings disclosure remains unchanged.

Very useful if you have a screenset without the main window open and want to get to the group settings.

The Key Commands entry indicates that this is only available as a Key Command, but I have found that clicking on the Groups channel strip component brings up a menu with this command in it.

 

Groups inspector – Logic Pro X

You use the Groups inspector to define the behavior of each Mixer group. The Groups inspector appears in the Track inspector when one or more groups have been created, and it can be opened as a floating window as well. It contains the following settings:

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Output Channel Strips ⇧O – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Output Channel Strips   ⇧O

Selects the Output channel strips in the mixer view(s). It would be nice if the window would scroll so the channels are in view

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Scroll to Instruments – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Scroll to Instruments

In the mixer windows. Instruments (the ‘Inst’ tab) must be enabled. Scrolls the mixer window and make the first instrument visible.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide MIDI Instruments ⇧5⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide MIDI Instruments        ⇧5⃣

In the Mixer windows. Toggle the visibility of the MIDI Instrument channel strips. These are the External MIDI Tracks.

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

Show/Hide Type and Number Label – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Type and Number Label

Display channel type and number in mixer windows. I don’t use this much at all. My typical track coloring and arrangement makes it clear what type of channel I am looking at. I do turn it on in the “Full Mixer” screenset for completeness.

I haven’t really found a use for knowing the actual number of a channel.

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⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Instrument Channel Strips ⇧S – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Instrument Channel Strips    ⇧S

In Mixer windows. Selects all of the instrument channels. Using the Mixer and channel strip commands to help organize a project makes some sense. Most of my work is mixing, so a lot of my time is spent in the mixer windows. 

I spend a lot of time in the Arrange window trying to identify audio, and arrange the tracks for eventual inclusion in track stacks. I should try auditioning and identifying the audio in the Project Audio window, and make sure that I name the audio regions appropriately.

Definitely an exercise that I should work with.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Create Group for Selected Channel Strips / Tracks
Add Selected Channel Strips to Selected Groups
Remove Selected Channel Strips from Selected Groups

- Various Editors
Select Same Channels ⇧H

- Mixer
Select Audio Channel Strips ⇧A
Select Instrument Channel Strips ⇧S
Select Auxiliary Channel Strips ⇧F
Select Output Channel Strips ⇧O
Select MIDI Channel Strips ⇧E
Select Equal Colored Channel Strips ⇧C
Select Muted Channel Strips ⇧M
Select Previous (Left) Channel Strip ←
Select Next (Right) Channel Strip →
Create Tracks for Selected Channel Strips ⌃T
Create Track Stack for Selected Channel Strips
Flatten Track Stack for Selected Channel Strips
Mixer Undo for selected Channel Strips
Mixer Redo for selected Channel Strips

Show/Hide Track Name – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Track Name

Toggles the track name on and off in mixer windows. I can’t think of a reason  that I wouldn’t want to see a track name at the bottom of the mixer.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Store Channel Strip Configuration as User Default – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Store Channel Strip Configuration as User Default

In Logic Pro X version 10.4 the ability to save mixer channel strip configurations was added. There is a tool menu in the configuration dialog that enables the saving of settings as a default.

Some times I want a very detailed channel strip, other times not. I keep forgetting that the channel strip components that are visible are “attached” to a screenset. I can have different components visible in each. This is quite a nice feature.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND