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.

Set Right Locator by Playhead – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Right Locator by Playhead

The “Set Right/Left Locator by Playhead” commands are buttons that can be added to the control bar. Some very useful documentation in Logic Pro 9 manuals describing how to use cycle modes. Skip cycle is kind of interesting.

I need to use cycle areas to create markers a lot more than I do. Define the cycle area – typically select something and use the ‘Set Locators/Loop by Regions/Events/Marquee and Enable Cycle/Loop ⌘U’ command. Grab the cycle area in the ruler and drag it down to the marker ruler. A new marker is created waiting for text input…ideal.

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Using Cycle Mode

 

Set Left Locator by Playhead and Set Right Locator by Playhead: The current playhead position is used to define the left or right locator value. Also available as key commands.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Apply Control Bar and Display Defaults – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Apply Control Bar and Display Defaults

The official name for the area at the top of the main window, and that which is contained in the “Transport Float” window. This does the same thing that clicking on the “Apply Defaults” button at the bottom left of the control bar customization window.  

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Play from Previous Bar – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Play from Previous Bar

Starts playback from the previous bar.

I think I need to investigate punch-in and punch-out. My assumption is that I could set the punch locators for a bar – say bar 12 – then use ‘Play from Previous Bar’ to start playback. Homework.

For software instruments you need to overdub.

Use transport key commands – Logic Pro X

Play from Previous Bar: Starts playback at the start of the previous bar.

Punch in and out of audio recordings – Logic Pro X

Punch recording is a technique you can use to overwrite a portion of a previously recorded track, during playback, without touching any of the recording before or after that portion. You punch in to interrupt playback and make the recording, then punch out to return to playback mode. You can choose between two punch recording modes: Quick Punch-In mode and Autopunch mode.

 

 Overdub software instrument recordings – Logic Pro X

Overdubbing is the process of recording a performance on top of an existing performance, merging them into a single region. You can use this process to add a supplementary recorded sound to a previously recorded performance, for example. You can also use spot erase to remove any unwanted notes from a recorded performance.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Stop or Play From Last Position
Play from Beginning
Play from Previous Bar ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
Play from Left Locator
Play from Right Locator
Play from Left Window Edge ⇧⌅
Play from Selection ⇧˽ 2⃣

- Audio File Editor
Play/Stop Region from Anchor ⌃⇧→

- Smart Tempo Editor
Select from Start to Playhead ⇧←
Select from Playhead to End ⇧→

Fast Rewind ⇧, – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Fast Rewind    ⇧,

I need to remember to treat Logic and its transport like I used to treat tape recorders. I certainly used to do rewind and play (or record) long ago. I am simply out of the habit.

Control playback with the transport buttons – Logic Pro X

 

The default set of transport buttons includes the Rewind, Forward, Stop, Play, and Record buttons to the left of the LCD, and the Cycle, Replace, Autopunch, Solo, and Click (Metronome) buttons to the right of the LCD. You can customize the control bar to show additional buttons for other functions.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Rewind ,
Fast Rewind ⇧,
Rewind by Transient ⌃,
Rewind one Frame
Rewind by Division Value
Rewind one 1/8 Note
Rewind one 1/16 Note
Shuttle Rewind
Scrub Rewind

Stop and Go to Beginning – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Stop and Go to Beginning

Defining keyboard commands for the various stop and play commands can speed up repetitive work. I need to practice setting my transport buttons (and commands) to better match how I am working – mixing a song, segmenting a live audio session into multiple songs or chapters.

Use transport key commands – Logic Pro X

Stop and Go to Beginning: Stops playback and moves the playhead to the project start position.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

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

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  Rewind one 1/8 Note

It is very handy to be able to rewind by bars and note values. Simple rewind is a bar at a time. Fast rewind is 8 bars at a time. 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Global Commands
Rewind ,
Fast Rewind ⇧,
Rewind by Transient ⌃,
Rewind one Frame
Rewind by Division Value
Rewind one 1/8 Note ⌃⌥⇧⌘↘
Rewind one 1/16 Note
Shuttle Rewind
Scrub Rewind