Unlock SMPTE Position ⌘⇞ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Unlock SMPTE Position    ⌘⇞

Command-PageUp. If you hover your pointer over the “Key” field the translation of the symbols will appear below the pointer. That’s how I finally can figure out all the weird symbols.

At some point I’m going to be working on audio for a video. It will be good to have these commands “nearby” to help me along.

Protect the position of events in Logic Pro – Apple Support

There are situations when you want to prevent certain events from being moved. For example, several note events may be used to trigger footstep samples that match an actor walking down a corridor in a movie soundtrack.

 

 

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Move Movie Region (and SMPTE Position) to Project Start
Move Movie Region (and SMPTE Position) to Playhead

- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Unlock SMPTE Position ⌘⇞
Lock SMPTE Position ⌘⇟
Lock/Unlock SMPTE Position ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦

Snap Mode: Quarter Frames – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Snap Mode: Quarter Frames

Sets the ‘snap to grid’ value to quarter frames. I often wondered how people got the music and the video to line up so well. Frames (and fractional frames) are just the thing.

Work with absolute time code – Logic Pro X

The production process for video, film, or TV commercials is different from music production. Synchronization is always used, unlike in music production, where it is not always required. You need to work in absolute time: hours, minutes, seconds, and frames, rather than in bars and beats. Edits to the video, including changes to scene length, additional cuts, the use of slow or fast motion, and dialogue changes (or “redos”) are among the many situations that you will encounter when creating or editing a soundtrack.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Nudge Region/Event Position Right by 5 SMPTE Frames – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Nudge Region/Event Position Right by 5 SMPTE Frames

Sometimes the random selection of commands has an apparent affinity for a task.

Move the currently selected object (region/event) right by 5 SMPTE frames. Very useful when syncing audio to video. I don’t do this very often.

It’s interesting to see commands like “Set Nudge Value to 0.5 SMPTE Frames” and “Nudge Region Left by 1/2 SMPTE Frame” – can’t decide analog/digital?

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Snap Mode: Frames – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Snap Mode: Frames

Snap to the nearest SMPTE frame. When you want those sounds to really line up with the image in the video.

Snap items to the grid – Logic Pro X

The Tracks area includes a grid that helps you align regions, automation points, and other items with the time divisions in the ruler. When you perform any of the following actions, the items move according to the current Snap value:

 

 

⇧ 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.