Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Beat – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Beat

Make the selected event longer by one beat. One of the particular oddities of the Logic Pro documentation. The only mention of nudging by length is in reference to movies (soundtrack) and in the Score Editor.

Rather than creating a separate key command for this I would simply use the ‘Set Nudge Value to Beat ⌃⌥B’ and then use the ‘Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Nudge Value ⌥⇧→’ command.

Move notes in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support

 

You can move selected notes in the Piano Roll Editor to change their time position. When you move notes, they move according to the current Snap value for the Piano Roll Editor.

 

 

Event Channel = 9 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Event Channel =   9

Set the Event Channel number for the selected events to 9. This saves you from having to use the cursor to drag a value up or down. You can also change the Event Channel for the selected events by double-clicking the channel field (open for editing) and typing in the channel number 1..16 and pressing return.

Change event values in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can change the event values shown in the Event List Value, Number, and Channel columns by using the mouse as a slider or with text input. You can not directly alter the event type in the Status column.

 

Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 5 SMPTE Frames – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 5 SMPTE Frames

Move the region or event 5 SMPTE frames earlier in the timeline. Warren Huart might say “forward” – make the sound happen sooner.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can nudge regions (move them in small increments) left or right using key commands. To nudge regions, you first set the nudge value, then move selected regions by this value. Alternatively, you can nudge regions by a set value.

 

Slip Right by Nudge Value ⌃⌥→ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Slip Right by Nudge Value  ⌃⌥→

Move the content of the region “back” (make the sound happen later). Rotating the contents of the region is possible, as well as making the region larger or smaller.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can slip regions, which moves the content of the region left or right by the nudge value without moving the boundaries of the region. The content effectively moves inside the region, which remains stationary. Slipping a region is possible only when the source content exceeds the length of the region by the amount you slip (or greater).

 

Trim Note to Remove Overlaps for Selected – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Trim Note to Remove Overlaps for Selected

The menu commands say ‘with’, the key command says ‘for’. Odd.

Multiple notes must be selected. The notes that occur earlier in the time line get shortened. Quick way to clean up sloppy “playing”.

Resize notes in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Note to Remove Overlaps with Selected

 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 18 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 18

Select events and change them according to the rules of User Preset 18.

Use MIDI transform sets in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Depending on your needs, it may be worthwhile to create your own transform sets. These can be configured and saved as part of a project. (Doing this in your template projects makes your transform sets available in all projects.) Your transform sets are shown at the bottom of the Presets pop-up menu.

 

Quantize 1/16 Triplet (1/24) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/16 Triplet (1/24)

Set the note quantization to sixteenth note triplets – one twenty-fourth of a bar.

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values – Apple Support

You can quantize selected audio or MIDI regions (including a mixed region selection) using the Quantize parameter in the Region inspector. This parameter determines the division of the quantization grid.

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 20 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 20

Process the MIDI events using program 20. Lots of program slots. Unlikely to ever need 30 user-defined programs. The built-in programs do a lot of the typical heavy lifting.

Logic Pro MIDI Transform window overview – Apple Support

The MIDI Transform window is a powerful tool for edits that would otherwise be impossible (or tedious). For example, imagine an orchestral project that has been sent to you for editing. The individual violin and viola parts were recorded with a different string library. Two hundred MIDI regions contain aftertouch information that introduces an unpleasant pitch modulation, and some sample layer switching artifacts when played with your string samples. After looking at this aftertouch information, you discover that only a small range of values is causing the problem. Your options: edit your sampler instruments, manually remove all aftertouch information (region by region, or globally, thus losing the performance benefits that the aftertouch information provides), or alter the problematic values in the MIDI Transform window.

 

Select All Following of Same Track/Pitch ⌃⇧F – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Select All Following of Same Track/Pitch   ⌃⇧F

Select all of the notes (same pitch) following the currently selected note. Select all of the regions (on the same/focused track) following the currently selected region.

The selection of regions on a track can seem inconsistent if you aren’t sure what the setting of

Toggle Select Regions on Track Selection ⌃⌥⇧⌘A

I used to have it set to select all the regions when selecting a track. This turns out to not be what I normally want. I have mapped the toggle to be “Hyper Select”.

Select regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

Select regions meeting specific criteria

In Logic Pro, choose any of the following from the Tracks area Edit menu:

Repeat Regions/Events Multiple Times… – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Repeat Regions/Events Multiple Times…

Make multiple copies (or aliases) of the selected region. Simple way to repeat sections of audio, or MIDI events

Repeat regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can repeat one or more selected regions in the Tracks area. Repeating a region pastes one or more copies (or aliases) of the regions following (to the right of) the regions in the same track.

 

Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Beat – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Beat

Move the currently selected region(s) to the right by one beat.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can nudge regions (move them in small increments) left or right using key commands. To nudge regions, you first set the nudge value, then move selected regions by this value. Alternatively, you can nudge regions by a set value.

 

Event Channel -1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Event Channel -1

Decrement the channel number of the selected events.

This is a quick way of changing the (potential) instrument for a given MIDI event. Valuable when working with multi-channel software instruments or external devices.

Assign notes to voices and staffs in Logic Pro – Apple Support

In cases where the division between voices needs to be more flexible, you can separate voices by assigning each voice to a different MIDI channel. This allows voices to cross while still being displayed independently. Notes not assigned to any MIDI channel are not displayed, allowing you to “hide” notes from display (such as improvised parts or trill notes, for example). This does not affect playback, but only the display of notes in the score (the playback channel is determined by the setting in the Track inspector).

 

Close Track Stack ⌃⌘← – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Close Track Stack    ⌃⌘←

Closes the currently selected track stack. I use summing track stacks to work with “stems”, and to help organize the tracks. When I want to work on a stack I simple select the stack and switch the mixer view to ‘Single’. This places the AUX, all the channels that route to the AUX, and the output path from the AUX (mix, sends, stereo out). Very handy.

Folder stacks (VCA groups) provide a simple visual way to control volume, solo, and mute for the group.

Summing stacks work like sub-mixes with inserts and sends.

Many options.

Create and edit Track Stacks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can hide the subtracks of a Track Stack to save space in the Tracks area, or show them in order to record or edit. You can add or remove tracks from a Track Stack, and reorder tracks in a Track Stack (reordering tracks doesn’t affect the sound).

 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 2 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset  2

Selects events in the current region based on the preset criteria. The specified transformation is applied. Basically execute MIDI transformation number 2.

Use MIDI transform sets in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Depending on your needs, it may be worthwhile to create your own transform sets. These can be configured and saved as part of a project. (Doing this in your template projects makes your transform sets available in all projects.) Your transform sets are shown at the bottom of the Presets pop-up menu.

 

Snap Mode: Beat – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Snap Mode: Beat

Set the snap mode to align objects on the beat.

Snap items to the grid in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The Tracks area includes a grid that helps you align regions, automation points, and other items with the time divisions in the ruler. When you perform any of the following actions, the items move according to the current Snap value: