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:

 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 19 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 19

Invoke program 19 on the MIDI region we have selected. I have to remember that Logic comes from the age of 20th-Century computing. “Back in the day” these commands would have been empowering. We can still use them, just no need to really have a dedicated command per preset. Times change.

 

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.

 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 8 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset  8

Perform MIDI transformation number 6 out of a possible 30.

MIDI Transformation is the power tool for modifying lots of MIDI data.

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.

 

Select Same Articulation ⇧A – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Same Articulation    ⇧A

Selects all events that have the same articulation as the focused? event. If the focused event has no articulation all events with no articulation will be selected. Sort of like the zero articulation. 

Select events in the Logic Pro Event List – Apple Support

You can use any of the standard selection techniques in the Event List: individual selection by clicking events, multiple selection by dragging, or both of these (without altering the previous selection), in conjunction with the Shift key.

 

Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Nudge Value ⌥⇧→ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Nudge Value    ⌥⇧→

Lengthen the selected Region/Event on the right using the current nudge value.

Change note pitch, duration, and velocity in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

Use one of the Nudge Region/Event Length key commands.

 

Quantize 1/8 Swing F – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/8 Swing F

Set the quantization to an eighth note, swing pattern F (swing percentage 71%) The current quantization value is displayed in the Region inspector. There are two controls – the Quantize menu and the value menu.

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values – Apple Support

Swing quantization: The 1/16 Swing A-F settings delay the position of every second point in the quantization grid by a fixed percentage. You can also manually alter the swing factor of any Quantize value.

Nudge Region/Event Length Right by 1 ms – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Length Right by 1 ms

Lengthen (on the right edge) the selected region by 1 ms.

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.

 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 6 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset  6

Select events and transform them using User Preset 6.

Logic Pro MIDI Transform presets overview – Apple Support

The table below describes the operations performed by the MIDI Transform window presets in Logic Pro.

 The presets (locked) give a good idea of the kinds of things possible using MIDI Transform.

Use MIDI transform sets in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To select all events that match the conditions, and transform them according to the operations settings: Click Select and Operate.

 

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 12 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 12

Select the indicated MIDI events and transform them. Simply ‘execute MIDI transformation program 12’.

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.

 Transforms are project specific.

Quantize 1/8 Triplet (1/12) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/8 Triplet (1/12)

Sets the quantization value to an eighth-note triplet (one twelfth of a 4/4 bar).

Quantize regions in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The Quantize parameter in the Region inspector applies to whole regions. If you want different parts of a region to have different Quantize values, you can split the region, apply different quantize settings to different segments, and then join them using the Join command or the Glue tool.

 

Quantize 1/8 Note – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/8 Note

Set quantization to an eighth note. Selecting a group of notes with the Quantize Tool will adjust them to eighth note positions.

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values – Apple Support

The Quantize parameter is non-destructive. It adjusts the playback positions of notes in MIDI regions when Logic Pro is in playback or record mode. The original positions are kept in the regions, so you can go back to the original timing.

 

Reverse On/Off ⌃⇧R – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Reverse On/Off ⌃⇧R

Toggles the Reverse parameter of an audio region on or off. When it is On the audio is played in reverse.

Logic Pro audio region parameters – Apple Support

Reverse: When selected, the region plays in reverse. The Reverse parameter is not available for regions in tracks for which Flex Time is applied.

 

Quantize 1/1 Note – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/1 Note

Quantize to a whole note. I always think it is strange to see 1/1 to represent a whole note.

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values – Apple Support

The Quantize parameter is non-destructive. It adjusts the playback positions of notes in MIDI regions when Logic Pro is in playback or record mode. The original positions are kept in the regions, so you can go back to the original timing.

 Quantize regions in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Quantizing involves the rhythmic correction of audio or MIDI regions to a specific time grid. Any notes not played in time are moved to the nearest position on the grid.

You can quantize regions in the Tracks area by using the Quantize parameter in the Region inspector. Several advanced quantization parameters are also available in the Region inspector for greater control over quantization.

Before you quantize audio regions on an audio track, you must assign a flex mode to the audio track, and select the Flex parameter in the Region inspector for that region. For details, see Flex Time algorithms and parameters in Logic Pro.

The Quantize parameter in the Region inspector applies to whole regions. If you want different parts of a region to have different Quantize values, you can split the region, apply different quantize settings to different segments, and then join them using the Join command or the Glue tool.