Go to Marker Number 11 ⌃1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Go to Marker Number 11    ⌃1

Move the playhead to marker number 11. This keyboard command (control-1) is only assigned to the numeric keypad on extended keyboards.

Navigate using markers in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can navigate through your project using markers. This is useful when you want to quickly jump to, and edit, regions or events at a specific position in your project, for example.

 I need to start using markers in Logic in a similar manner to using them in my text editors. Mark a section for easy recall, and to highlight for further attention.

Select Members of Group 13 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 13

Selects all of the tracks/channels that are in group 13. I keep thinking that having 32 (or more) groups, not easily addressed by a name, is an odd workflow. I forget that some projects get worked on for weeks, if not months. Proper arrangements and handling of tasks could extend to these levels.

Personally, I would use the Groups inspector.

Groups inspector in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You use the Groups inspector to define the behavior of each Mixer group. The Groups inspector appears in the Track inspector when one or more groups have been created, and it can be opened as a floating window as well. It contains the following settings:

Customize Toolbar… – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Customize Toolbar...

Open the toolbar customization panel. You can add or remove tools from the toolbar, and create an appropriate set of defaults.

Toolbars are associated with the Main Window. Each Main Window can have its own specific toolbar. I need to work with this on the small screen. Multiple Main Windows? Different Main Windows per screenset? Lots of options.

Control Bar and LCD can be customized in a similar fashion.

Customize the Logic Pro toolbar – Apple Support

The toolbar offers a variety of buttons and other controls for working with regions in the Tracks area, as well as other functions. The default set of buttons provides the most commonly used options for most users. If you find that you need to access particular functions that are not part of the default set, you can customize the toolbar by adding additional controls, or removing existing controls.

Customize the Logic Pro control bar – Apple Support

The control bar offers a default set of buttons and other controls, providing commonly used options. In the center of the control bar is the LCD, which shows the playhead position and the project tempo, key, and time signature.

  

Easiest way to split stereo tracks to two mono tracks SOLVED – Logic Pro Help

Here’s a little hack if you have a stereo file and you want to split the left and right into separate mono channels e.g. if you have an interview with the two speakers recorded on L and R channels. Using the same method above, copy the stereo file into another track and click-hold the input format button to select Left on one and Right on the other. Then make a small edit (split the file and move it a tiny bit at the beginning or end) and join (command-J) which will create a new mono file with just the left and right in their respective tracks. It is mind-numbingly stupid that 8 years after this discussion Apple still hasn’t fixed this so that you can easily import stereo files into two separate mono tracks, but here we are…

Source: (3) Easiest way to split stereo tracks to two mono tracks SOLVED – Logic Pro Help

I need to remember this for mono splitting

Toggle Level of Auxiliary Channel Strips – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Level of Auxiliary Channel Strips

Swap (toggle) between two different levels for all of the Auxiliary channel strips. Nice tool to have when mixing. Set the mix bus levels to the same for each part of the toggle and you will be able to turn off/down things like reverbs and other send effects.

Set channel strip volume in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can set the volume level of each channel strip independently, balancing the relative volume of the tracks in your project. You can also quickly switch between two different volume levels on a channel strip.

 

Save As Control Bar and Display Defaults – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Save As Control Bar and Display Defaults

Saves the current control bar and display settings as the default. These settings are saved with a project, so you can revert to these settings by setting the display to default.

Control Bar and Display values can be set differently for every Main Window that is open in any screenset.

Some interesting displays can be created. A tall, narrow window with inspectors and track names?

Customize the Logic Pro control bar – Apple Support

The control bar offers a default set of buttons and other controls, providing commonly used options. In the center of the control bar is the LCD, which shows the playhead position and the project tempo, key, and time signature.

 

16 Considerations for Naming New Instrument Presets — Pro Audio Files

16 Considerations for Naming New Instrument Presets — Pro Audio Files

It is human nature to categorize the world in order to make sense of things, and to perhaps mitigate the overwhelming variety that exists in all facets of our environment. Anyone that studies a subject in-depth will need to implement (and in some cases invent) logical ways to compartmentalize concepts in order to better understand the ideas, not only in isolation but as they relate to the larger body of knowledge. This process is not an easy one, and there can be pitfalls concerning things that fall into grey areas or potentially unique items that may not fit into any established category.

Name Tracks by Region/Cell Name ⌥⇧⌘N – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Name Tracks by Region/Cell Name    ⌥⇧⌘N

Set the name of the track to the name of the region/cell. Saves a lot of typing.

Change the name of a region using ⇧N

Name the track by the region using ⌥⇧⌘N

Name the region by the track using ⌥⇧N

I am very bad about properly naming tracks, which also leads to mediocre to bad region names. More work to do.

Rename tracks in a Logic Pro project – Apple Support

When you choose a patch for a track, the track takes the name of the patch. You can rename a track at any time.

 

Save as Zoom 2 ⌃⌥⇧⌘2 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Save as Zoom 2 ⌃⌥⇧⌘2

You can save up to three zoom settings that can be recalled with a command key.

You can use the Zoom tool to zoom in on portions of the display. Each successive Zoom is saved as a list (like breadcrumbs) and you can backtrack zoom settings by clicking the Zoom tool (as opposed to dragging a selection area).

My use of Zoom tools is rudimentary. I use a large display. This is all going to change as I learn to use my laptop for in-depth work. The difference between a 27 inch display and a 13 inch display can seem daunting.

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.

Cycle Through Windows (counter-clockwise) ⇧⌘` – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Cycle Through Windows (counter-clockwise)  ⇧⌘`

Bring a window to the front (focus). I have worked with Logic Pro on a large screen almost exclusively. With my newest portable studio I will have a more restricted screen space (laptop) so I should learn to cycle the windows.

‘Cycle Through Windows’, ‘Cycle Through Window Views’ – keyboard commands for the small screens.

I need to compare window cycling vs. Screenset switching.

Open and close Logic Pro windows – Apple Support

Only one window can have key focus at a given time, this is called the active window. When several normal windows overlap, the active window is the window in the foreground. The title of the window with key focus is black (the titles of other open windows are gray). Inside a window, the area with key focus (for example, the Tracks area) is bordered by a blue frame.

In the Logic Pro main window, different areas can be given key focus by clicking the background or title bar of the window, or by using a tool in the window. Key commands only affect the window or area with key focus.

Toggle Hide Group 7 ⌃⇧7 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 7    ⌃⇧7

Toggle the visibility of channels in group 7. Toggle – Show/Hide – Open/Close

Helps make use of limited display space and limited concentration.

In the early days of Logic a really big display was 1152 pixels wide in a 19 inch monitor. Current Mac displays have double the pixels (plus some). Small focal areas aren’t forced on us.

The only place where you can see which channels are in a group is in the Mixer displays. It might be nice to have that display in the tracks window, but could be problematic.

Groups inspector in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You use the Groups inspector to define the behavior of each Mixer group. The Groups inspector appears in the Track inspector when one or more groups have been created, and it can be opened as a floating window as well. It contains the following settings:

 

Create Marker without rounding ⌃⌥’ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Create Marker without rounding ⌃⌥'

Creates a new marker at the current position in the timeline. The marker is not adjusted to a bar or quarter-note boundary.

Add markers in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can add a marker at any position in your project. When you create a marker, it can be rounded to the nearest quarter note, to the nearest bar, or not rounded.

Select Members of Group 14 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 14

Select all the channels that belong to Group 14. I often rail against the use of something 1-32 due to the lack of labels, or ways to distinguish Group 1 and Screenset 1, Bus 1.

Color coding groups might help, with only slight confusion if grouping channels of different colors…

I need to think about this in the workflow… 

Groups inspector in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You use the Groups inspector to define the behavior of each Mixer group. The Groups inspector appears in the Track inspector when one or more groups have been created, and it can be opened as a floating window as well. It contains the following settings:

 

Cycle Through Windows ⌘` – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Cycle Through Windows    ⌘`

Bring windows to the foreground. The command will cycle through all of the windows that are open in the current screenset. Once a window is open the ‘Cycle Through Window Views’ (tab key) can be used to shift the keyboard focus to the desired section of the window.

The ‘Window Views’ command seems mostly useful in the Arrange window with multiple panes. The pane in focus is surrounded by a blue-line border.

Open and close Logic Pro windows – Apple Support

In Logic Pro, choose Window > Cycle Through Windows (or use the corresponding key command).
This command assigns key focus to the next open window, if it is fully obscured by other windows.
You can also cycle through working areas using Tab (cycles forward) and Shift-Tab (cycles backward).

 

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Cycle Through Windows ⌘`
Cycle Through Windows (counter-clockwise) ⇧⌘`
Cycle Through Window Views ⇥
Cycle Through Window Views (counter-clockwise) ⇧⇥

Show/Hide VCA – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide VCA

Shows or hides the VCA section on the channel strips. When a channel is assigned to a VCA it will appear in the VCA _slot_ (I don’t have a better term for it).

The VCA _slot_ is a pop-up control that will let you assign a channel to a VCA, create a new VCA, or remove the VCA assignment.

I would normally use a Folder Stack to create a VCA for several **tracks**, but that limits the ability to place those tracks into Summing Stacks.

I would use a VCA to control volume (after processing) and muting. Given the particular problems of stacks it would probably be easier to put the channels in a group and limit what actions the group does.

It really depends on what will be done with the channels.

Use VCA groups in the Logic Pro Mixer – Apple Support

Hardware mixing desks sometimes contain separate channels designed specifically to enable the engineer to submix—in other words, to route and control the signal flow of multiple channels at once using a single channel strip. Analog mixing desks often utilize Voltage Controlled Amplifiers (VCAs) in their circuitry for these submix channels, hence the name “VCA groups” for this kind of channel strip. You can use VCA channel strips to control the volume, or automate a submix, of tracks that are assigned to the VCA group.