Set Global Edit Mode to Note Repeat ⌃⌥R – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Global Edit Mode to Note Repeat    ⌃⌥R

Global Edit Mode is the edit mode that is used when you adjust settings in the row headers in the Step Sequencer.

Note Repeat lets you repeat the note in the cell up to 16 times. The count can be changed by clicking in the cell and dragging the cursor, just like most number fields in Logic. You cannot enter a value from the keyboard. You can raise or lower the value by selecting (clicking on) the up and down arrow buttons in the row header

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview – Apple Support

Row headers: Each header contains a row icon, a disclosure triangle to show subrows, and a set of controls for the row, including Mute and Solo buttons, a Row Assignment pop-up menu, Rotate buttons, and Increment/Decrement Value buttons. See Modify Step Sequencer pattern playback and Edit Step Sequencer rows.

Set Global Edit Mode to Velocity/Value ⌃⌥V – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Global Edit Mode to Velocity/Value ⌃⌥V

The Global Edit Mode is the mode that is indicated in a collapsed Step Sequencer row. Each of the parameters is available as a subrow, but the Global Edit Mode puts the parameters in easy reach.

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Step Sequencer
Set Global Edit Mode to Steps On/Off ⌃⌥S
Set Global Edit Mode to Velocity/Value ⌃⌥V
Set Global Edit Mode to Gate ⌃⌥G
Set Global Edit Mode to Tie ⌃⌥T
Set Global Edit Mode to Note ⌃⌥N
Set Global Edit Mode to Octave ⌃⌥O
Set Global Edit Mode to Loop Start/End ⌃⌥L
Set Global Edit Mode to Note Repeat ⌃⌥R
Set Global Edit Mode to Chance ⌃⌥C
Set Global Edit Mode to Start Offset ⌃⌥F
Set Global Edit Mode to Step Rate ⌃⌥A
Set Global Edit Mode to Skip ⌃⌥K

Hide Subrows for All Rows ⌃⇧⌘← – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Hide Subrows for All Rows    ⌃⇧⌘←

Hides subrows. Subrows can be shown by clicking the disclosure triangle at the left edge of the display. If you option-click on the disclosure triangle all subrows are shown or hidden, depending on the state of the display.

The click/option-click on disclosure triangles works in almost every place where they occur.

There can be a subrow for each of the parameters available for the step – Note, Velocity, Gate, etc.

Customize the Step Sequencer interface in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can customize several aspects of Step Sequencer to suit the pattern you are working on and the task you want to accomplish. You can zoom in and out to work in greater detail or view a larger part of the step grid, show or hide step values, color rows and steps, and reorder rows and subrows. You can also save the current pattern configuration as the default template for the channel strip, and revert to the original default template for the channel strip.

 

Set Pattern Playback Mode to Ping Pong ⌃⌥P – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Pattern Playback Mode to Ping Pong    ⌃⌥P

The human interface to a step sequencer can be daunting. The days of patch-cords are gone, as are toggle switches. Programming the sequencers, and performing with them, is an entirely new world.

Launchpad anyone?

Modify Step Sequencer pattern playback in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Ping-Pong: Playback alternates between left to right and right to left.

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview – Apple Support

Step Sequencer is inspired by classic hardware step sequencers that have rows of configurable switches or knobs used to generate repeating musical patterns. In Step Sequencer, you create patterns by editing multifunctional steps in the step grid. Each row controls either a sound (which can be a drum kit piece, a note on an instrument, or a range of notes) or an automation parameter (letting you create automation changes over time in the pattern). Each step represents a definable length of musical time–by default, steps are of equal length, but you can change the length for individual rows or steps. You can adjust a wide range of parameters for individual steps, including velocity, pitch, gate time, and more; and edit pattern and row settings including pattern length, row loop start and end points, playback position, and rotation.

Randomize Current Edit Mode Values for All Rows ⇧⌘R – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Randomize Current Edit Mode Values for All Rows    ⇧⌘R

The Step Sequencer is, essentially, a new application for Logic Pro X. Lots to learn. Back to the 1990s for my sequencing days…

Edit Step Sequencer steps in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can edit individual steps in several ways, including cutting, copying, and pasting steps. You can also repeat a step, decrement or increment the values of all steps in a row, transpose all steps in a pattern by semitones or octaves, randomize values for all steps in a row or all steps in the pattern, and reset steps to default values.

 Edit Step Sequencer rows in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can edit Step Sequencer rows in a variety of ways, including copying and pasting rows or row settings, duplicating a row with the next row assignment, changing the row assignment, resetting row values to a default setting, and deleting a row.

 Modify Step Sequencer pattern playback in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Some options in Step Sequencer control how and when steps play back, and can be fun to manipulate while the pattern is playing. For example, you can mute and solo rows, rotate rows (moving all steps in a row left or right, including their step values and other edit mode settings), and change the playback mode for the pattern or for a row, and perform other actions while the pattern is playing. In addition to controls and menu items, Step Sequencer includes a collection of key commands to facilitate making these and other changes in real time, see Step Sequencer key commands.

 

Clear Row ⌃⌘⌫ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Clear Row  ⌃⌘⌫

Clears the current row in the Step Sequencer. Only one row is the active focus at any one time.

Edit Step Sequencer rows in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To clear all row values: Choose Functions > Clear All Row Values from the Step Sequencer menu bar.

 

Increment Row Step Rate ⌃= – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Increment Row Step Rate    ⌃=

Programmed music at its finest. Talking about the mega-drum machine.

A step sequencer ‘pattern’ has a step rate. The step rate is changed  with the _Increment Pattern Step Rate_ command (control-shift-equal – ⌃⇧=). The rows of a pattern use the pattern step rate by default. Each row can have an independent step rate which is adjusted using the _Row Step Rate_ commands.

Adjusting the Pattern Step Rate resets all Row Step Rates to the Pattern Step Rate.

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview – Apple Support

 

Step Sequencer is inspired by classic hardware step sequencers that have rows of configurable switches or knobs used to generate repeating musical patterns. In Step Sequencer, you create patterns by editing multifunctional steps in the step grid. Each row controls either a sound (which can be a drum kit piece, a note on an instrument, or a range of notes) or an automation parameter (letting you create automation changes over time in the pattern). Each step represents a definable length of musical time–by default, steps are of equal length, but you can change the length for individual rows or steps. You can adjust a wide range of parameters for individual steps, including velocity, pitch, gate time, and more; and edit pattern and row settings including pattern length, row loop start and end points, playback position, and rotation.

 

 Step Sequencer key commands in Logic Pro – Apple Support

 

The following table reflects default key commands included in the U.S. factory preset.

 

 Hardly close to the the available Step Sequencer commands…

Show/Hide Step Sequencer – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Step Sequencer

Opens (or closes) the Step Sequencer editing panel in the Arrange window. This does not open or close the Step Sequencer window. You can drag the Step Sequencer out of the edit panel, and have the Step Sequencer open in the edit panel as well, but the two views of the sequencer are basically the same.

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview – Apple Support

Step Sequencer is inspired by classic hardware step sequencers that have rows of configurable switches or knobs used to generate repeating musical patterns. In Step Sequencer, you create patterns by editing multifunctional steps in the step grid. Each row controls either a sound (which can be a drum kit piece, a note on an instrument, or a range of notes) or an automation parameter (letting you create automation changes over time in the pattern). Each step represents a definable length of musical time–by default, steps are of equal length, but you can change the length for individual rows or steps. You can adjust a wide range of parameters for individual steps, including velocity, pitch, gate time, and more; and edit pattern and row settings including pattern length, row loop start and end points, playback position, and rotation.

Set Row Playback Mode to Forward ⌃] – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Set Row Playback Mode to Forward    ⌃]

From the new Step Sequencer in Logic Pro X – 10.5.

At some point I will need to go way back and re-visit my days of sequencing using Opcode’s “Vision”.

Edit Step Sequencer pattern, row, and step settings in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To change the playback mode for the row: Click one of the Playback Mode buttons. The choices are, from left to right:

  • Forward: Steps play from left to right.
  • Backward: Steps play from right to left.
  • Ping-Pong: Playback alternates between left to right and right to left.
  • Random: Steps play in an undetermined order.

 

Paste to New Row ⌃⇧V – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Paste to New Row   ⌃⇧V

Creates a new row in the Step Sequencer with the contents of the clipboard.

Edit Step Sequencer rows in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can edit Step Sequencer rows in a variety of ways, including copying and pasting rows or row settings, duplicating a row with the next row assignment, changing the row assignment, resetting row values to a default setting, and deleting a row.

 

 Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview – Apple Support

Step Sequencer is inspired by classic hardware step sequencers that have rows of configurable switches or knobs used to generate repeating musical patterns. In Step Sequencer, you create patterns by editing multifunctional steps in the step grid. Each row controls either a sound (which can be a drum kit piece, a note on an instrument, or a range of notes) or an automation parameter (letting you create automation changes over time in the pattern). Each step represents a definable length of musical time–by default, steps are of equal length, but you can change the length for individual rows or steps. You can adjust a wide range of parameters for individual steps, including velocity, pitch, gate time, and more; and edit pattern and row settings including pattern length, row loop start and end points, playback position, and rotation.

 

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