Rename Screenset… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Rename Screenset…


I need to work with screensets a whole lot more. I have a few, but I rarely switch with any frequency.

I should create an “outline” of mixing a song using screensets to accommodate each of the phases. Step through the screensets, and when I get through the steps save the project, make a new alternative, and proceed.

There might be some benefit to using a MIDI region to switch the display to an appropriate screenset during playback – like open Marker list, Event list, and arrange window.

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Recall Screenset 8 8 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Recall Screenset 8    8

Think of Screensets as workspaces. You can display windows, position them, zoom tracks as needed for a part of a workflow and save everything in place.

Keep reiterating. Use screensets. Come to depend on them.

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

Switch a screenset during playback

  1. Select the MIDI region into which you want to insert the meta event.
  2. Set the playhead to the point where you want the screenset to change.
  3. Click the Create button in the Event List, then click the Meta Events button.
  4. The inserted meta event has a default value of 50 (Project Select).
  5. Alter the number in the Num column from 50 to 49.
  6. This changes the name to screenset.
  7. Enter the screenset number in the Val column.

You can stop screenset switching by muting the MIDI region that contains the meta 49 even

This is very intriguing thing. It can be disconcerting to have the screenset switch, but it could also be quite useful.

My templates usually contain a hidden MIDI track to provide some useful information. At the minimum, if there is a MIDI track, and you export it, the resulting MIDI file will have all of the markers embedded. Handy to provide feedback for other mixing environments that don’t have project/track notes.

NB the way to put notes into the project so they can be shared is using markers. Think of them as “tweets” of 127 characters or less.

Recall Screenset 5 5 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Recall Screenset 5    5

Think of Screensets as workspaces. You can display windows, position them, zoom tracks as needed for a part of a workflow and save everything in place.

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Duplicate Screenset… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Duplicate Screenset…

Screensets are very useful. I use a few “standard” setups. Screenset 1 is typically the Arrange window with the mixer displayed in the bottom portion, tracks scaled to fit in the window. Screenset 2 is just the Arrange window with zoom applied. Screenset 3 is a floating transport, floating event, and the full mixer with room for all sends and controls.

Protect, copy, rename, and delete screensets – Logic Pro X

Switch to the screenset you want to copy, then choose Screensets > Duplicate (or use the Duplicate Screenset key command).

 

 This little nifty activity is worth playing with…

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

 

Switch a screenset during playback
Select the MIDI region into which you want to insert the meta event.

Set the playhead to the point where you want the screenset to change.

Click the Create button in the Event List, then click the Meta Events button.

The inserted meta event has a default value of 50 (Project Select).

Alter the number in the Num column from 50 to 49.

This changes the name to screenset.

Enter the screenset number in the Val column.

You can stop screenset switching by muting the MIDI region that contains the meta 49 event.

For information about using the Event List, see Event List overview. For information about meta events, see Meta events.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Duplicate Screenset… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Duplicate Screenset…

Found in the “Screenset” menu – the number in the menu bar on the right.

Enter a number and a name. Modify new screenset to fit.

Screensets are very useful. Open windows, size them, position them, make the screen work for you. Save the settings, I tend to “lock” my screensets, and recall with the press of a key.

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X:

 

You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays.

 

The “Orchestral” template has a large number of screensets that show good examples of how to use them to your advantage.

One of the first online resources I found and paid for in my search for Logic tutorials was about using screensets. 

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⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Delete Screenset – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Delete Screenset
 

Delete the current screenset. I have been using 3 screensets

  1. Arrange window – tracks and mixer
  2. Tracks – full screen
  3. Mixer window + floating transport

I will probably be adding a screenset – 9 – for documentation and other various things.

Often I will bring up screenset 2 and use my X-Touch to control balance things. It’s also a good place to add markers. I have a keyboard just below the surface. I can use the faders and knobs instead of the mouse. Learning to use this effectively.

Next iteration of the studio computer will probably have me put the X-Touch in front of the screen. 43″ 4K TV.

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X:

You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Template Changes – multi-bus

I should document changes to my most used template – multi-bus – I am beginning to keep comments in the Project notes.

2019-01-06
Removed tracks for all of the AUX except MixBus. Tracks get added automation is used on an AUX.

Rename output channels properly

Fix mixer windows in screenset 3 for audio.
Fix mixer windows in screenset 4 for MIDI

2018-12-22
Headphone and monitor mixes added (HP1/2)
stock plugins (O8 and Insight2

Screenset 1 is overview with notes, tracks, mixer.

Screenset 2 is Tracks (Arrange window)

Screenset 3 is Mixer (sized for typical audio) and transport

Screenset 4 is Mixer (sized for MIDI instruments with settings)