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

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

  Show/Hide Browsers    F

Opens and closes the audio browsers side of the main screen. Project Audio, Media, All Files. Like a tiny Finder interface, but nothing like the Finder at all.

In the beginning I would use the Finder to locate files and them drag them into the Tracks area. This works, but doesn’t allow the kind of control that I get using the All Files browser. These days I use All Files and move audio to tracks in a more organized way.

All Files Browser

Logic Pro main window interface – Logic Pro X

 

You create and play projects in the Logic Pro main window. The main window is organized into different areas to help you focus on different aspects of your project, such as recording, arranging, and mixing. Buttons in the control bar show or hide different areas of the app.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Cycle Preview On/Off ⌃C – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Cycle Preview On/Off    ⌃C

There is a Preview button in the Audio File Editor, the Smart Tempo Editor, and the Project Audio window. When it is on and you press Play the selected audio will loop.

Audio File Editor interface overview – Logic Pro X

Cycle button: Loops playback of the selected area.

 

 Work in the Smart Tempo Editor – Logic Pro X

Cycle button: Turn Cycle mode on or off. If a selection exists, the Cycle region matches the selection. If no selection exists, Cycle mode extends the length of the audio file.

 Project Audio Browser interface – Logic Pro X

Cycle button: Loops playback of the selected audio file or region. Use in combination with the Play button.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Add Region ⌃R – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Add Region    ⌃R

Create a region for the selected audio. I still haven’t figured out the utility of having multiple, identical regions in the Project Audio.

I need to experiment with “Delete sections of audio files that are no longer used in the project”

Add and delete audio files – Logic Pro X

When you add an audio file to your project, Logic Pro automatically creates a region that encompasses the entire file length. You can create as many regions as you like from the same audio file. There are no length limitations to regions, as long as they don’t exceed the length of the source audio file. Creating multiple regions from the same audio file is beneficial for many tasks—using different portions of a vocal take that spans the length of the project, for example.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Convert Regions to New Audio Files ⌥⌘F – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Convert Regions to New Audio Files    ⌥⌘F

Project audio commands. Important to understand what they actually do, and where the resulting audio files are located.

One of the most common horror stories I have heard is “I lost my audio files.” Doesn’t matter the reason, it just seems to happen. Losing things is not an option.

Selected regions are converted to audio files with no effect processing. Audio files are saved in a chosen folder. In my testing the audio files are stored in the project audio folder and a copy is stored in the chosen folder.

Move, copy, and convert audio files – Logic Pro X

You can move selected audio files to another location on your computer. This is useful when you want to move all audio files used in a project to a new folder, for example.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

– Project Audio – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  - Project Audio

Today’s command is actually a header entry for the category “Project Audio”. It is an important topic, and one that needs to be fully understood to make decent use of Logic Pro X.

The commands are found in the menu of the Project Audio window. Useful.

Project Audio Browser overview – Logic Pro X

The Project Audio Browser shows all audio files and regions that have been added to or recorded in your project, whether or not they are used in the Tracks area. Regions shown in the Project Audio Browser that are not used in the Tracks area are indicated in red.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Project Audio

Select Previous Audio File ↑
Select Next Audio File ↓
Show Audio File Details
Hide Audio File Details
Rename… ⇧↩
Add Audio File… ⌃F
Add Region ⌃R
Delete File(s) ⌘⌫
Optimize File(s)… ⌃O
Backup File(s) ⌃B
Copy/Convert File(s)… ⌃K
Move File(s) out of project
Select Used
Select Unused ⇧U
Show All Regions ⌥↓
Hide All Regions ⌥↑
Remove Silence from Audio Region… ⌃X
Import Region Information ⌃I
Export Region Information ⌃E
Create Group… ⌃G
Delete Selected Groups