New Tracks for Selected Regions – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  New Tracks for Selected Regions

Creates new tracks for the selected regions. The clarification in the documentation is that a new track will be created for each _source_ track, not a new track for each region. All the regions from ‘Track A’ get moved to a new track, ‘Track A New’.

Create tracks using existing channel strips in Logic Pro – Apple Support

In Logic Pro, select the regions, then choose Track > Other > New Track For Selected Regions.

The selected regions are moved from the source track to the new track, which uses the same channel strip as the source track. In other words, only one channel strip is used for all tracks.

If you use this command with regions selected across several tracks, a new track is created for each source track. For example, if you select regions on three source tracks, three new tracks will be created for the regions.

Select Previous Region/Cell on Focused Track ← – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select Previous Region/Cell on Focused Track    ←

Selects the previous region. The selection is _circular_. If the first region on the track is selected the command will wraparound and select the last region on the track. OK by me.

The specific command is not documented any more than its entry in the list of Global Commands.

Select regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

To perform some edits on regions, you must first select the regions. You can select one or multiple regions, select regions on different tracks, and quickly select muted regions, overlapped regions, or regions meeting other criteria. Selected regions appear brighter in the Tracks area than unselected regions.

 

Select All Orphan Aliases – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select All Orphan Aliases

Selects all orphaned aliases (MIDI alias regions where the original has been removed).

It takes a lot of work (many dialog responses) to orphan an alias. Not sure how you could get very many, but some workflows are different.

Create MIDI aliases in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

In Logic Pro, choose Functions > Region Alias > Select Orphan Aliases (or use the corresponding key command).

 

Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Division – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Division

Make the currently selected Region/Event shorter by the division value. Moves the end position of the event earlier in time.

The “Nudge Region/Event Length” commands are only mentioned in passing in the “View and edit music notation” section of the manual. Clearly the commands are useful in places other than simply notation.

I think I am more fascinated by the “slip” and “rotate” region commands.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can nudge regions (move them in small increments) left or right using key commands. To nudge regions, you first set the nudge value, then move selected regions by this value. Alternatively, you can nudge regions by a set value.

 

Trim Region End to Next Region ⇧\ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Trim Region End to Next Region    ⇧\

Make the end of the current region extend to the start of the next region. Removes gaps between regions. I get confused by assuming that “trim” means cut.

Resize regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

Choose Edit > Trim > Region End to Next Region (or use the corresponding key command).

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Apply Normalize Region/Cell Gain Again ⌃G – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Apply Normalize Region/Cell Gain Again    ⌃G

I habitually change Region gain on tracks that I mix. My current target is peaks of -12 dB. I don’t change region gain if all of the tracks come from a “live” performance where players are typically self-adjusting. In those cases I work with the faders all set to about -9 dB to start.

Normalize audio regions in the Tracks area – Apple Support

You can normalize the gain of selected regions in the Tracks area, without opening the regions in the Audio Track Editor. The Normalize Region Gain menu command is non-destructive: the original file isn’t altered, so you can return it to its original state.

 

Convert Regions to New Regions ⌥⌘R – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Convert Regions to New Regions    ⌥⌘R

It is a simple matter to create a “clone” of a region. Hold down Shift and Option while dragging a region. There are now copies of the region, located at different points in the timeline, that play the same audio. If you adjust the “original” region start or end point all of the clones are adjusted as well.

More than likely the regions should be made independent so they can be adjusted individually. Use the ‘Convert Regions to New Regions’ command.

The documentation (and the menu command itself) do not agree. The documentation and menu read ‘Audio Region to New Region’ as a sub-menu item of Convert. “Edit->Convert->Audio Region to New Region”.

Clone audio regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can clone audio regions in the Tracks area. Cloning an audio region is similar to creating an alias of a MIDI region; the clone doesn’t contain any audio data, but is only a reference to the original, and any changes to the original apply to its clones.

Part of the documentation reduction debacle of the conversion from Logic Pro 9 to Logic Pro X…The Logic Pro X documentation turned into something other than a user manual, more like a guide…sigh

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Creating Your Arrangement

Once you have added your audio and MIDI regions to the Arrange area, you can edit and reorganize them to create an overall arrangement, or project. Most arranging and editing techniques work identically for both audio and MIDI regions. Apple Loops are also handled in a similar fashion. Where handling differs, variations are pointed out in the appropriate sections of this chapter. Note that all operations described with a pluralized heading (regions, for example), apply to one or more selected region(s).

 

 Arranging overview – Logic Pro X

After adding audio, MIDI, and Drummer regions to your project (by recording, adding loops, using Drummer or adding media files), you build the project by arranging the regions in the Tracks area. As you work in the Tracks area, you can play the project at any time to hear your latest changes.

 

 

Delete and Select Next Region/Event – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Delete and Select Next Region/Event

Deletes the selected region(s)/event(s) and selects the next region.

When you delete a region with the Erase tool or the delete key only the selected regions are deleted. There is no longer a selection.

Delete regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can delete one or more regions if you don’t want to use them in your project. When you delete a region, you can move the regions that follow in the track to fill in the empty space left by the deleted region.

 

 

Drag Mode: Overlap – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Drag Mode: Overlap

In the popup help that is displayed when hovering the mouse pointer over this command this text is shown:

Also available as a menu item in a menu which can be opened in the Control Header

Finally. A useful name for the “Tracks area menu bar”. The Control Header is in no way a menu bar, and I always go looking for things in THE menu bar.

Sets the Drag Mode to “Overlap”.

Preserves the current region borders when you drag one region over another.

Very useful setting if working on someone else’s project. Accidental changing of regions isn’f a good thing.

Use drag modes in Logic Pro – Apple Support

 

In Logic Pro, choose one of the following modes from the Drag pop-up menu in the Tracks area menu bar:

 

 

 

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

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

  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