Set Layout Tool – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Layout Tool


Choose the “Layout Tool” in the “left-click” tool drop down (same place as pointer, solo, et al.)

The Layout Tool is what you use to change the position of a note in the score without affecting the actual time placement of the note. If you use the Pointer Tool to drag a note from 4 1 1 1 to the left to 3 1 1 1 the note will move, and apparently “replace” anything that used to be between 3 1 1 1 and 4 1 1 1.

If you use the Layout Tool to move the note left or right (no vertical movement is possible) the placement of the event in time will not change. You can move a note at 4 1 1 1 to the left to get it closer to the bar line, or to the right to get closer to the next note. Timing will not change.

It is best to use a MIDI loop and play with it in the Score Editor to get a feeling for what is possible.

Position items graphically in the Score Editor – Logic Pro X:

Using the Layout tool: The Layout tool is used to graphically move events in the Score Editor, in order to optimize the display without altering the timing of MIDI events.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

1/8 Page Right – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  1/8 Page Right

 Move the visible part of the current page in the Score Editor.

As far as I can tell “1/8 page” is 1/8 of the visible score. If your visible score is 8 bars wide then you can move the score a bar at a time. Handy.

Score layout overview – Logic Pro X:

You should use Linear Score view for editing, as screen redraws are much faster, especially on slower computers.

Notation overview – Logic Pro X:

You can view MIDI regions in software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation in the Score Editor. Notes and other musical events are displayed as standard notation, along with common symbols such as time and key signature, bar lines, and clef signs. You can add and edit notes, add sustain pedal markings and other symbols, and print the score.

 

  ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

1/8 Page Right – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  1/8 Page Right

 Move the visible part of the current page in the Score Editor.

As far as I can tell “1/8 page” is 1/8 of the visible score. If your visible score is 8 bars wide then you can move the score a bar at a time. Handy.

Score layout overview – Logic Pro X:

You should use Linear Score view for editing, as screen redraws are much faster, especially on slower computers.

Notation overview – Logic Pro X:

You can view MIDI regions in software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation in the Score Editor. Notes and other musical events are displayed as standard notation, along with common symbols such as time and key signature, bar lines, and clef signs. You can add and edit notes, add sustain pedal markings and other symbols, and print the score.

 

  ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Pros & Cons of the 4 MIDI Editors in Logic Pro X : Ask.Audio

Pros & Cons of the 4 MIDI Editors in Logic Pro X : Ask.Audio:

Logic Pro X has multiple tools for editing MIDI and each one has its own specific strengths. Joe Albano explains when you might want to turn to which one for the best results.

Event Float is a nifty little display – option-EEvent Float

Attach Symbol: Jazz 5 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Attach Symbol: Jazz 5

 Used in the Score Editor. Only available as a key command (not in any menu). I previously posted a scoring command in one of the first entries – “Attach Symbol: Pizzicato” – which basically punted the explanation. I learn.

I have searched through the available documentation for Logic Pro X and can find nothing that explains what this command does, or what are the symbols labelled “Jazz”. Nothing. Crickets. I continued my search on the internet (where I discovered my lack of proper work, see above link) and found some interesting pointers. The first real clue came from the “Logic Express 7 – User Manual” in the discussion of the Part Box. Lots of words about palettes and floating palettes. Hmmm. Not happening in Logic Pro X.

 

Logic Express 7 - Jazz Symbols

Note that there are 7 symbols, but only 6 commands. Odd.

I can now state that today’s command will attach the first Jazz symbol (highlighted in the picture) to the note(s) selected in the score window. Ta-da!

There is a decent description of the Part Box and how to use it in the Logic Pro 9 documentation as well. It is basically the same, with the same methods for use.

The Part Box changed dramatically in Logic Pro X! It doesn’t work the same way. Apparently all of the visual cues from Logic 9 documentation – screenshots of sections in the part box – were removed and replaced with some different textual description of what is where and what it does.

A first-time user of Logic will be utterly lost. No names for the palettes. The revenge of the icon driven user interface. Labels (at least show some text if I hover over it) could be provided.

I am grumpy. I need to “check my work” and make sure that the new, iBooks-only, version of the documentation is incomplete…back in a moment.

Wow…

Reset note attributes
You can reset all note attributes to their default settings if you decide you don’t want to keep your changes. When resetting note attributes, be aware that all symbols directly attached to notes (accents, fermatas, jazz symbols, and so on) are deleted.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” Apple Books. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/logic-pro-x-user-guide/id960809726?mt=11

 

Pop/Jazz (3/5/7-all): 5ths, 3rds, and 7ths are changed in this mode. It’s great for Pop and Jazz styles, especially when using sustained chords. It’s less suitable for polyphonic music, as the detuning of the natural 7th is significant. This mode should always be used with a Depth of 90% or 100%, as other values render the natural 7th acoustically ineffective.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” Apple Books. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/logic-pro-x-user-guide/id960809726?mt=11

Above you will see the three occurrences of the word “jazz” in the latest documentation. First reference to jazz symbols is in the bit about what gets deleted when you reset note attributes.

Kind of unfortunate. I will be keeping my old Logic documentation (whatever I can scour) so I might be able to take full command of the current version.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Score Editor
Attach Symbol: Jazz 1
Attach Symbol: Jazz 2
Attach Symbol: Jazz 3
Attach Symbol: Jazz 4
Attach Symbol: Jazz 5
Attach Symbol: Jazz 6

1/3 Page Left – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  1/3 Page Left

 Move the visible score 1/3 of a page left. OK.

Maybe from a time when monitors were small and scores were large.

OH! MY! If I highlight one or more commands in the key commands window I can copy and past the list of selected commands. I have only ever done that with all of the commands…

Score Editor overview – Logic Pro X:

The Score Editor can display a single MIDI region or software instrument track. In the Score Editor, each track appears as a separate staff. Notes, rests, and other musical events in the MIDI regions on the track are displayed in standard musical notation.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Page Setup…

- Various Windows
Page Up ⇞
Page Down ⇟
Page Left ↖
Page Right ↘
1/3 Page Left ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
1/3 Page Right
1/8 Page Left
1/8 Page Right
Page Top
Page Bottom
Page Left-Most
Page Right-Most

- Score Editor
Page View ⌃P
Show/Hide Page Rulers ⌃⇧R ⇧2⃣
Go to Page… ⌃/

Stems: down ⌃⌥↓ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Stems: down    ⌃⌥↓

 In the Score Editor. Change the direction of note stems to “down””. Personally I find “Stems: none” to be kind of fun and interesting…I also like the options for note heads.

 

Change stem direction, length, and beaming – Logic Pro X:

By default, a note’s stem direction and length depend on the settings in the Staff Style window. You can change these attributes to improve readability; for example, to group notes meant to be played as a voice in a polyphonic passage.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Part Box: 1/16 Note – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Part Box: 1/16 Note

 In the Score Editor. This command selects the 1/16 note in the “Part Box”. With the combination of the pencil tool and keys mapped to change note value I can enter notes on a staff far faster than other tools. Probably even faster than writing by hand.

 

Score Editor overview – Logic Pro X:

The Score Editor can display a single MIDI region or software instrument track. In the Score Editor, each track appears as a separate staff. Notes, rests, and other musical events in the MIDI regions on the track are displayed in standard musical notation.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set main finger 5 ⌃⌥⇧5 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set main finger 5    ⌃⌥⇧5

 Score Editor.

I can’t seem to find any reading material that addresses “main finger”. Will have to confer with my scoring wizard (who happens to be a guitar player).

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Settings: MIDI Meaning ⌃⌥⇧M – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Settings: MIDI Meaning    ⌃⌥⇧M
 

Score Editing. The note included in the documentation is probably the best bit of advice. Why it is located at the end of the section is beyond me. Important tips on usage should be placed at the first likely point of contact – the lead paragraph of the section. The command is in the ‘Layout’ menu in the Score Editor window.

MIDI Meaning settings – Logic Pro X:

Important: If you do use MIDI Meaning, you need to adjust the settings before you begin to insert accents and so on. This is because the settings have no influence on accents and phrasing marks that have already been inserted.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Settings: Guitar Tablature ⌃⌥⇧G – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Settings: Guitar Tablature ⌃⌥⇧G
 

This one is kind of hard to find. The “Settings:” is attached to a number of entries which look like they belong in the Score Editor. The key commands window indicates that the commands are available in a local menu (never telling us which).

The commands are found in the “Layout” menu in the Score Editor. Choosing the entry opens the “Project Settings” window with the appropriate “tab” selected.

Tablature settings – Logic Pro X:

Tablature is a method of notating music for fretted string instruments—especially for guitar and electric bass—but also for other fretted instruments. In this system, the horizontal lines represent the strings of the instrument. Notes are always written on the line/string at which they are played. The fret numbers are shown instead of regular note heads. Logic Pro automatically converts notes into tablature, if a staff style containing a Clef parameter set to one of these tuning sets is used. The exact characteristics of these tuning sets are determined in the Tablature pane.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Print ⌘P – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Print    ⌘P
 

Obvious command in a Mac application. I wonder where it is available?

Have to have s Score Editor of some sort open for printing to actually work. Project notes and track notes can be printed out as well.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Next Staff ↓ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Next Staff    ↓
 

Welcome to the Score Editor. I haven’t written music notation for at least 15 years. Back when I was doing serious music 😉 I used Finale. The “Orchestra Nova” experience would have been so much more entertaining using modern day Logic Pro X as opposed to Finale and Opcode Studio Vision. Light years. Parsecs even.

 

Notation overview – Logic Pro X:

Notation overview

You can view MIDI regions in software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation in the Score Editor. Notes and other musical events are displayed as standard notation, along with common symbols such as time and key signature, bar lines, and clef signs. You can add and edit notes, add sustain pedal markings and other symbols, and print the score.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

The VIrtual Orchestra: String Basics – KeyboardMag

The VIrtual Orchestra: String Basics – KeyboardMag:

Many film and TV scores live or die on how well the strings are conjured. Fortunately, the state of the art of sampled string libraries is finally approaching a level of illusion that can convince all but the most refined ears. As much as we’d all love to play a keyboard and sound like a symphony orchestra, it almost always takes the patient construction of multiple tracks and an understanding of real orchestration to create authentic string passages.

I need to translate into Miroslav Philharmonik 2 or Logic’s “Studio Strings”.

A good morning (or two) exercise.