Assign Track Color… – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Assign Track Color...

Set the track color to a color selected from the color palette.

Change track colors in a Logic Pro project – Apple Support

By default, track colors reflect the track type. You can change the color of specific tracks, to use color to help visually organize the Tracks area and identify tracks in a large arrangement. Track colors are visible when you configure track header components to show the track color bars.

Extend Cell, or Track Selection Down ⇧↓ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Extend Cell, or Track Selection Down    ⇧↓

Adds the next cell or track to the selection. I need to remember this while working with mix preparations.

Edit Live Loops cells in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can arrange and edit cells in the Live Loops grid much as you do when working with regions. Basic functions to cut, copy, paste, move, or delete cells are similar to the equivalent functions for regions in the Tracks area.

Parameters for selected cells appear in the Cell inspector, which replaces the Region inspector when cells are selected. When you select a single cell, the title bar of the Cell inspector shows the cell name; when you select multiple cells, the title bar shows the number of selected cells.

Select tracks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can select multiple tracks. When multiple tracks are selected, the first selected track is the focused track. Some operations, such as choosing a patch in the Library, only affect the focused track when multiple tracks are selected.

When multiple tracks are selected, the track number of the focused track also appears selected (lighter gray color) on the left edge of the track header, unlike the other selected tracks.

NB Extending the selection of channels in the mixer works in a similar fashion using the left and right arrow keys. Select a channel, use shift-left and shift-right to extend the selection. Interestingly the extension is from the focused track, so using these commands extends selection from the focused track. De-selecting requires a shift-click.

Main Window Tracks and Various Editors key commands in Logic Pro – Apple Support

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

Source: Main Window Tracks and Various Editors key commands in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Show Tracks View only ⌥N – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show Tracks View only  ⌥N

In the main window. Show the tracks view only. If the Live Loops view is open it is hidden.

Logic Pro Tracks area overview – Apple Support


The Tracks area is where you arrange regions to build your project. The Tracks area, located in the center of the Logic Pro main window, shows a visual representation of time moving from left to right. You build your project by arranging regions in rows, called tracks, that run from the beginning to the end of the Tracks area.


 The documentation claims

When you open Logic Pro, the Tracks area appears in the main window. You can also open the Tracks area as a separate window.

I can find no command or reference that would let me open the Tracks area as a separate window.

The closest to that is turning everything off (inspectors, lists, editing, mixer, controls) and locking a screenset with the tracks visible.

Toggle Select Regions on Track Selection – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Select Regions on Track Selection

Change the state of ‘Select Regions on Track Selection’. When a track is selected you can optionally have all of the regions on the track selected at the same time.

When I first start working on a mix the ‘Select Regions’ mode of track selection is useful. As I get further into the mix, and I have split tracks into multiple regions doing things like ‘Strip Silence’, I find it less useful.

It is very useful to know about option-select and option-shift-select, only found in preferences documentation. If I keep the settings “off” then I can use the option-select method to select both track and regions.

Select regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

To perform some edits on regions, you must first select the regions. You can select one or multiple regions, select regions on different tracks, and quickly select muted regions, overlapped regions, or regions meeting other criteria. Selected regions appear brighter in the Tracks area than unselected regions.

 Editing preferences in Logic Pro – Apple Support

“Select regions on track selection” checkbox: Selecting a track selects all regions on the track lane, or regions within the cycle or autopunch area (if Cycle or Autopunch mode is on). When unselected, selecting a track does not select regions on the track lane. In this case:

  • Option-clicking the track header or associated channel strip continues to select the track and all associated regions.
  • Option-Shift-clicking adds the selected track’s regions to the current selection.