Recall Zoom 1 ⌃⌥⌘1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Recall Zoom 1 ⌃⌥⌘1

Recalls Zoom setting 1. More practice is needed. Zoom and screensets are the collaborators of focus.

Zoom windows in Logic Pro – Apple Support

When you zoom in or out, the top-left (and selected) event or region remains in the visible area of the screen. If no selected region or event is visible, zooming is centered around the playhead. If the playhead isn’t visible, the current center of the window is retained.

 

Set Scissors Tool ⌥3⃣ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Scissors Tool ⌥3⃣

Selects the Scissors Tool for slicing things up.

Can be selected by typing ‘T’ (tool menu) then ‘I’ (scissors tool)

Split regions in Logic Pro – Apple Support

When selecting a cut point with the Scissors tool, you can move backward and forward in steps of one division. The grid is based on the Snap pop-up menu setting.

Store Navigation Snapshot ⇧Z – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Store Navigation Snapshot ⇧Z

Save the current view settings (horizontal and vertical zoom) in the Navigation Snapshot.

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Zooming the Working Area

Store Navigation Snapshot: The current zoom and scroll bar (window position) settings are saved as a step in the navigation path.

 

Zoom to fit Selection horizontally, store Navigation Snapshot – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Zoom to fit Selection horizontally, store Navigation Snapshot

Expand the currently selected region to fill the window horizontally. Save the current zoom setting in the Navigation Snapshot before zooming. Use the ‘Navigation: Back’ and ‘Navigation: Forward’ commands to cycle through the views.

I need to practice these commands while working on the laptop with the smaller screen. Combine with Marquee selection.

Sadly, the Logic Pro documentation “forgot” to mention or describe the quite useful ‘Navigation Snapshot’ commands. The use of these commands is described in the very beginning of the Logic Pro 9 manual. Hopefully these commands are not deprecated.

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Zooming the Working Area

Using Zoom Navigation Key Commands
You can set, and recall, up to 30 zoom level and scroll bar positions for each window. These allow you to navigate through a number of window zoom levels and scroll bar positions, making repetitive editing tasks much faster.

 Zoom Logic Pro windows – Apple Support

When you zoom in or out, the top-left (and selected) event or region remains in the visible area of the screen. If no selected region or event is visible, zooming is centered around the playhead. If the playhead isn’t visible, the current center of the window is retained.
You can store three different zoom settings for each window using the Save as Zoom 1–3 key commands. Use the Recall Zoom 1–3 key commands to recall your zoomed settings. These commands only apply to the active window or window area.

 

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Various Windows
Zoom to fit Selection vertically and horizontally, store Navigation Snapshot
Zoom to fit Selection horizontally, store Navigation Snapshot ⌃⌥⇧⌘↖
Zoom to fit Selection vertically, store Navigation Snapshot ⌃⌥⇧⌘⇞
Zoom to fit Locators, store Navigation Snapshot ⌃⇧Z
Zoom to fit All Contents, store Navigation Snapshot
Store Navigation Snapshot ⇧Z
Navigation: Back ⌥Z
Navigation: Forward ⌥⇧Z

Set Next Tool or Edit Mode ⌥⇟ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Next Tool or Edit Mode    ⌥⇟

I only know about a few tools, the ones I use. Pointer, Marquee, Pencil (rarely), Eraser (rarely).

I should become familiar with them all, and understand where they help the workflow.

For now I am assigning the command-click tool to be ‘Solo’ since I have automatic Marquee tool set for lower half of regions. Remarkably handy.

Common Logic Pro tools – Apple Support

The following section describes common tools available in the Tracks area and in other working areas.