Rewind , – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Rewind ,

Move the playhead back (earlier) on the timeline.

Control playback in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Rewind/Fast Rewind button: Moves the playhead one bar to the left. Click and hold to fast rewind, or drag to scrub playback. Command-clicking moves the playhead to the previous marker.

NB a command-comma moves the playhead to the previous marker. 

Play from Beginning – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

Cursor points to STOP button
  Play from Beginning

Move the playhead to the beginning of the project and start playing. Rather than assigning a command for this I simply press Return (go to beginning) and Space (start playback).

On the X-Touch I can use the transport STOP button. If currently playing pressing STOP stops playback, a second press returns to the beginning.

Control playback in Logic Pro with the transport buttons – Apple Support

You can use the transport buttons in the control bar to control playback, or to set the playhead position. You can click the buttons to activate or deactivate functions, or use the corresponding key commands to speed up your workflow.

Shuttle Forward – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Shuttle Forward

Move the playhead forward – wind the “tape” forward. I have used the shuttle feature in my video players on the Mac, but never tried it in Logic.

I need to spend a session or two using the transport controls on the screen, and on the X-Touch. Things I have simply never considered, or have forgotten about from my days of fiddling with tape recorders .

Use transport keyboard shortcuts in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Shuttle Rewind and Shuttle Forward: Repeated key presses increase the winding speed. Repeated presses of the opposing shuttle key slow down the shuttle speed, and eventually change the winding direction. Shuttle disables Cycle mode. Shuttling is halted by the Stop command.

  

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

  Rewind one 1/16 Note

Move the playhead (play position) backwards one sixteenth note. Useful when programming music from the keyboard.

A lot of the interface is muscle memory. We see an image, click on it, something happens. It’s hard to learn keyboard commands for doing lots of things because we don’t have an image on screen that we can associate to the keyboard action. It takes __lots__ of practice.

Kinesthetic learning…important concept.

Get started with project playback in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can play back the project at any time to hear your latest changes. You control playback and navigate the project using the playhead, the ruler, and the transport buttons, located in the control bar.

 Use transport keyboard shortcuts in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Some transport functions are available as key commands. Most of these transport key commands have no default assignment, and need to be assigned manually. See Assign key commands in Logic Pro.

 

Play from Selection ⇧˽ 2⃣  – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Play from Selection    ⇧˽ 2⃣   

Play audio from the current selection (start of selection). A very typical usage is to highlight something with the Marquee tool (I use the secondary tool – command held down as opposed to having marquee regions in the lower half of a track).

Control playback in Logic Pro with the transport buttons – Apple Support

You can use the transport buttons in the control bar to control playback, or to set the playhead position. You can click the buttons to activate or deactivate functions, or use the corresponding key commands to speed up your workflow.