Octave 6 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Octave 6

Choose the sixth octave on the Step Input Keyboard. This is the octave starting at ‘C6’.

The Step Input Keyboard covers the full range of a standard 88-key piano with an entire octave starting on ‘C7’ (‘C#7’ to ‘B7’) and an extra 4 keys at the lower end (‘F-1’ to ‘G#-1’).

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

Step Backwards ← – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Step Backwards ←

Only available when the Step Input Keyboard is the keyboard focus. Move the playhead to the next event in the timeline.

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

Next note will be flat ⇧B – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Next note will be flat ⇧B

When using the Step Input Keyboard pressing shift-B indicates that the next note input will be flat. Shift-3 for sharp.

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

1/16 Note 5 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  1/16 Note  5

Switches the note/rest value to a sixteenth note. Any notes/rests entered will be sixteenths.

I can’t remember far enough back to compare the Logic ‘Step Input’ with Finale or Studio Vision (the tools I used in 1990) but with a bit of practice single voice part entry could be almost as fast as using a pen on paper – possibly even faster.

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND– Step Input Keyboard

Step Input Keyboard

Note “C” A 
Note “C#” W 
Note “D” S 
Note “D#” E 
Note “E” D 
Note “F” F 
Note “F#” T 
Note “G” G 
Note “G#” Y 
Note “A” H 
Note “A#” U 
Note “B” J 
Rest ˽ 
Next note will be sharp ⇧3 
Next note will be flat ⇧B 
Chord Mode ` 
Delete - Step Input ⌃⌫ 
Step Backwards ← 
Step Forward → 
Octave 0 
Octave 1 
Octave 2 
Octave 3 
Octave 4 
Octave 5 
Octave 6 
Octave - 2 ⇧Z 
Octave - 1 Z 
Octave + 1 X 
Octave + 2 ⇧X 
1/1 Note 1 
1/2 Note 2 
1/4 Note 3 
1/8 Note 4 
1/16 Note 5 
1/32 Note 6 
1/64 Note 7 
1/128 Note 8 
Triplets on/off 9 
Dotted note values on/off 0 
Velocity 16 (ppp) C 
Velocity 32 (pp) V 
Velocity 48 (p) B 
Velocity 64 (mp) N 
Velocity 80 (mf) M 
Velocity 96 (f) , 
Velocity 112 (ff) . 
Velocity 127 (fff) / 
Quantize note starts On/Off Q

Note “G” G – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Note “G”   G

In the past I claimed that the “F” key was the only key on the Musical Typing Keyboard that was “true”. The G key will also insert a note that is a G – my bad.

I keep forgetting that if I want to play in some notes to record, or try out an instrument, that I can bring up the Musical Typing Keyboard – ⌘K – and play some notes.

Use step input recording techniques – Logic Pro X

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Octave 1 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Octave 1

Set the octave of the Step Input Keyboard. Will set the octave starting at C1.

A more typical case would be to use the Z and X keys for shifting octaves – just like on little 25 key keyboards with octave up/down buttons.

I suspect that with practice I could become a MIDI note “touch-typist”.Keyboard

Use step input recording techniques – Logic Pro X

 

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Step Input Keyboard
Octave 0 ⌃⌥⇧⌘0
Octave 1 ⌃⌥⇧⌘1
Octave 2 ⌃⌥⇧⌘2
Octave 3 ⌃⌥⇧⌘3
Octave 4 ⌃⌥⇧⌘4
Octave 5 ⌃⌥⇧⌘5
Octave 6 ⌃⌥⇧⌘6
Octave - 2 ⇧Z
Octave - 1 Z
Octave + 1 X
Octave + 2 ⇧X

1/128 Note 8 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  1/128 Note    8

Set the default note duration to a 1/128th note. Kind of overkill? I’ve seen and played 1/64th notes but 1/128?It isn’t even shown on the keyboard 😉

Use step input recording techniques – Logic Pro X

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Rest ˽ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Rest    ˽

It’s a great idea to rest. When using the Step Input keyboard you insert a rest by pressing the space bar. The rest will be chosen by the note value selected in the upper part of the keyboard.

Use step input recording techniques – Logic Pro X

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Octave 2 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Octave 2

Switch the Step Input keyboard focus to octave 2 (C2). The Step Input keyboard has octaves 0 through 7 with 7 additional semi-tones below C0. Not quite a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand (97 keys) but close. Lowest note on a traditional piano would be ‘A-1’, highest ‘C7’.

Range is ‘F-1’ to ‘B7’.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Octave + 2 ⇧X – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Octave + 2 ⇧X

Move the Step Input keyboard focus up 2 octaves. This command does not appear to be documented, but moving a single octave is – the X without SHIFT.

The same is true for the Musical Typing keyboard.

The current octave is not synchronized between the Step Input keyboard and the Musical Typing keyboard.

Use step input recording techniques – Logic Pro X

To move down or up by octaves: Press Z or X.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Note “F” F – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Note “F”    F

Don’t be fooled. Note “F” is the only “Note” command that actually matches. The “note” keys are arranged as an octave on a piano keyboard. The keys are the same in the ‘Step Input’ keyboard and the ‘Musical Typing’ keyboard. Typing a note key adjusts the octave on the “piano keyboard” so the note is at the center of the octave. You can change the octave by clicking on one of the piano keys in the window. Very handy.

Use step input recording techniques – Logic Pro X

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Step Input Keyboard
Note “C” A
Note “C#” W
Note “D” S
Note “D#” E
Note “E” D
Note “F” F
Note “F#” T
Note “G” G
Note “G#” Y
Note “A” H
Note “A#” U
Note “B” J
Next note will be sharp ⇧3
Next note will be flat ⇧B
1/1 Note 1
1/2 Note 2
1/4 Note 3
1/8 Note 4
1/16 Note 5
1/32 Note 6
1/64 Note 7
1/128 Note 8
Dotted note values on/off 0
Quantize note starts On/Off Q

Octave – 2 ⇧Z – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Octave - 2 ⇧Z

Move the “selected” octave down 2. I’m not really sure how this is useful unless it is because it makes it easier to see the location of keys on the keyboard.

I am more likely to be using the “Musical Typing” keyboard.

Step Input Keyboard – Logic Pro X:

Table reflects default keyboard shortcuts included in the U.S. factory preset.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND