Independent Grace – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Independent Grace

Grace notes are independent from the note they are attached to. They don’t “count” when calculating measures. 

Add grace notes and independent notes – Logic Pro X

When Additional Score Options is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can add grace notes and other independent notes to a score. Independent notes are notes that aren’t included in the automatic rhythmic (and graphic) display calculation of a measure, but are still played back via MIDI.

Logic Pro X commands as band names…this one works 😉

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Unused Instruments ⇧U – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Unused Instruments    ⇧U

In the MIDI Environment window. “Unused Instruments” is an interesting way of putting it. This command will select all non-instruments in the environment.

Currently I can think of no particular use for this command.

The ⇧U command is also used to select unused audio files in the Project Audio window.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

I/O Labels… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  I/O Labels…

In the Mix menu. I have labelled my interface. I have labelled a number of buses for default uses. I agree with everyone who comments on labelling…I/O Labels should be per-project with a global starting point. It shouldn’t be that hard to implement. It would be nice to have proper names for buses.

harrumph. I really use them a lot. They help.

Use the I/O Labels window – Logic Pro X

You can use the I/O Labels window to define names for all channel strip Input, Output, and Send menu items, which can be used in place of defaults such as “Input 1” or “Output 8.”

 

 

⇧ 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

Set Downbeat to Playhead Position – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Downbeat to Playhead Position

I can’t locate any specific documentation for this. The command is found in the Smart Tempo Editor. I currently don’t do anything with beat mapping.

Work in the Smart Tempo Editor – Logic Pro X

You can make adjustments in two different ways: by playing the file or selection and tapping the D and T keys on your computer keyboard to indicate downbeats (D) and beats (T), or by editing beat markers in the main display. When tapping in a selection, only the downbeats or beats in the selected area are changed.

 

 

⇧ 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

Show/Hide Tempo Track Only – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show/Hide Tempo Track Only

Sometimes we just want to see a single one of the ‘Global’ tracks. I don’t do much work where the Tempo track is something that I pay attention to.

I am reminded that I can ‘Show/Hide Marker Track Only’ which would certainly be useful to me in my work.

I need to remember that Global tracks can be different in different windows, and in different areas. Global track views are saved with screensets.

It is time for me to pay some serious attention to screensets and the kind of work I want to accomplish in each of them. Speed tools are a good thing.

Global tracks overview – Logic Pro X

Logic Pro includes a set of global tracks that you can use to control different aspects of the overall project. You can show global tracks in the Tracks area and in the time-based editors (including the Audio Track Editor, Piano Roll Editor, and Step Editor). When you show the global tracks, they appear below the ruler for that particular area.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Views Showing Time Ruler
Show/Hide Background Grid Lines
Show/Hide Global Tracks G
Show/Hide Arrangement Track ⇧⌘A
Show/Hide Marker Track ⇧⌘K
Show/Hide Movie Track ⇧⌘O
Show/Hide Signature Track
Show/Hide Transposition Track ⇧⌘X
Show/Hide Tempo Track ⇧⌘T
Show/Hide Beat Mapping Track ⇧⌘B
Show/Hide Arrangement Track Only
Show/Hide Marker Track Only '
Show/Hide Movie Track Only
Show/Hide Signature Track Only
Show/Hide Transposition Track Only
Show/Hide Tempo Track Only ⌥⇧⌘T
Show/Hide Beat Mapping Track Only

Toggle Individual Track Zoom ⌃⌥⌘Z – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Toggle Individual Track Zoom    ⌃⌥⌘Z

I need to constantly remind myself to work with and learn the zoom mechanisms. I work on a 27″ iMac (non-Retina). I usually zoom everything even though I want to focus on a section of the screen (e.g. a region of audio.)

I also work on a 15″ MacBook Pro with the screen scaled to maximum pixels so things are small. I need to practice.

Zoom tracks – Logic Pro X

Toggle Individual Track Zoom: Switches the selected track between its individual zoom level and the window zoom level. This option is useful for zooming in on a track to edit its automation data. After editing, use the Toggle Individual Track Zoom key command to return to the original zoom level.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Nudge Value to 1/1 Note – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Nudge Value to 1/1 Note

That’s a whole note, friends. The list of nudge values is contained in a pop-up menu in the Tool Bar (useful to have this open while exploring.)

Nudge values can be used to adjust positions, and to adjust lengths.

I find nudging to be very useful when trying to align audio tracks (DI and mic on amp), or adjusting rough mixes (imported)  to the proper positions for lining up with the tracks.

Move regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can move regions to a different point in the same track, or move them to another track of the same type. You can move an audio region to another audio track, for example, but not to a software instrument track, or vice versa. You can also move regions between open Tracks area windows, or between different open projects.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Sync intern/extern – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Sync intern/extern

Turns on/off synchronization. Sync control is a button in the control bar (right side) which has a menu of choices for synchronization.

External synchronization – Logic Pro X

You can use the Sync button to turn external synchronization on or off at any time, without changing the selected synchronization source. This allows you to temporarily disengage Logic Pro X (running as a slave) from an external synchronization master device and could prove useful, for example, if you need to quickly edit a MIDI region while the external synchronization source—tape machine, VTR, and so on—is still running.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Marker Number 8 𝍖 8 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Marker Number 8    𝍖8

Markers by numbers. 20 of them! The idea and concept of jumping around in audio by a number makes no sense to me. Jump to arrangement position (chorus, verse), del signo, even bar numbers for reading a score.

I use markers. I listen to mixes and drop markers where I want to go look. Best for me for listening is to listen on headphones and use the X-Touch (MCU) for transport and inserting markers. Don’t look at the tracks at all.

I posted an entry with the excerpt from the manual – Mackie Control Markers

NB – I have removed all 20 of the keypad go to marker commands. I will eventually find a suitable set of commands to place there. Why waste 20 good key commands? If I want to get to a marker by number I can just use “Go to Marker Number (⌥/ – option-/) and enter the number. I am more likely to use next/previous marker with the set locators feature (Go to next marker and set locators) – option-comma and option-period (⌥, and ⌥.) think left/right

 ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Convert Regions to New Sampler Track ⌃E – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Convert Regions to New Sampler Track   ⌃E

This is kind of fun to play with.

Convert audio regions to sampler instruments – Logic Pro X

You can convert audio regions to sampler instruments with the Convert Regions to New Sampler Track function (default key command: Control-E). All selected regions are sequentially mapped—in accordance with their timeline positions—to the specified key range, starting with the lowest note.

 

 Perhaps best described in the Sound on Sound review of the “new” Logic Pro 9 back in 2009…

Apple Logic Pro 9

The snappily named ‘Convert Regions to New Sampler Track’ command makes it possible to trigger audio regions via EXS24 in one of two ways. First, you can create an EXS24 instrument that maps an audio region so that it can be triggered from one MIDI note, making it easy to recreate ’80s-style st-st-stuttering effects. Or — very neatly — you can ask Logic to create a new EXS24 instrument based on the transients detected in the audio region. In this way, rather like ReCycle and similar loop-based tools, Logic will slice up the audio region and assign each slice to be triggered by a different note. You can specify the range of notes that will be used, which is handy if you want to turn a drum loop into a playable kit on your MIDI keyboard, for example.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Instrument Name – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Instrument Name

I don’t seem to be able to find what, exactly, this is Showing/Hiding…

Hmmm.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

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

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  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