Delete – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Delete

Deletes the selected item(s). This is a menu command (Edit menu). This can be executed using the Delete key. This can be executed on the X-Touch by pressing CMD-F4.

 

Paste ⌘V – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Paste    ⌘V

Place the contents of the clipboard at the currently selected location. ‘Paste’ is mapped to the MCU combination of ALT/F3.

Cut and paste regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

In Logic Pro, move the playhead to the point in the Tracks area where you want the region to start, then choose Edit > Paste (or press Command-V).

Mackie Control function keys in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The table outlines the function key controls and their functions:

  

Sends on Faders – A Workflow Revolution

I was introduced to ‘Sends on Faders’ with my XR18 and the X-Air Edit software mixer. I didn’t really understand the power, but it certainly made it easy to adjust effect send levels.

Logic Pro (X) brought us ‘Sends on Faders’ in version 10.4.2. A new workflow is now possible.

I have to couple the ‘Sends on Faders’ discussion with a better understanding of using multiple mixer windows in a screenset. I can create multiple, different mixer windows and toggle between them with the ‘Cycle Through Windows ⌘`’.

On the left side of the screen I have the mixer window set to ‘Tracks’ with all of my summing stacks (bus folders, however you want to call them – AUX channels with a bus for input) collapsed giving me 24 channel strips. On the right side of the screen I have a mixer window set to ‘Single’ which will show all of the channels involved in getting sound from the selected channel to the outputs.

I can simply select a channel in the left window and the right window changes to show me the actual channels involved. The X-Touch follows the mixer view, so when I select the left window I have the faders and controls ‘under hand’.

I have an extended keyboard plugged in to the X-Touch so I can use key commands to change views.

Next on the reading list is a much deeper read of the Control Surfaces manual to understand the various methods of using the SEND functions on the X-Touch – much to learn.

I am actively involved in discussions on gearspace.com about the joys of the X-Touch 

Behringer X Touch with Logic Pro – Gearspace.com

Hope you’re all well. Recently I bought an X Touch (universal Control…). I read (and seen on youtube) that it’s suppose to work pretty much as is out of the box with LPX.

 I have found “Sends on Faders” in the Mackie Control world – SEND button plus F7

Mackie Control alternate Send edit mode options in Logic Pro – Apple Support

V-Pot 7 or F7 – Switches to Destination/Level Mixer view. In this mode, you can control one Send slot for all channel strips. Each channel strip corresponds to the channel strip name shown in the upper LCD row.

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Cycle Through Mixer Modes (Single, Tracks, All) ⇧X – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Cycle Through Mixer Modes (Single, Tracks, All)    ⇧X

Switches the mixer modes from the keyboard. I don’t think I have any real use for ‘All’ mode.

There are no separate commands for setting the Mixer mode to Single, Tracks, or All.

The GLOBAL VIEW button on the X-Touch is used to switch between ‘All’ and ‘Tracks’. Press OPTION+GLOBAL VIEW to switch to ‘Single’ mode.

Overview of mixing in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Click the Single button to show the signal flow of the channel strip that corresponds to the selected track in the Tracks area.

Click the Tracks button to show the signal flow of all channel strips that correspond to tracks used in the Tracks area.

Click the All button to show the signal flow of all channel strips available in the project.

Mackie Control Global View buttons in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The GLOBAL VIEW button is used in conjunction with the other eight GLOBAL VIEW buttons to display (and edit) specific types of channel strips. Pressing any of the buttons activates All View; when this view is active, the green LED to the right of the GLOBAL VIEW button is lit.

 Logic Pro 9 Control Surfaces Support: Mackie Control: Global View Zone

When you press one of the buttons in the Global View zone, the corresponding type of channel strip appears in the main LCD. You can edit each channel strip with the corresponding channel strip controls. Pressing multiple buttons (Audio Tracks, Instruments, and Aux, for example) displays all channels of the selected types.

 The version 9 and version 10 (prior to 10.5) Control Surfaces Support manuals have far better documentation and descriptions of the Mackie Control functions and uses.

Set Nudge Value to Bar ⌃⌥M – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Set Nudge Value to Bar ⌃⌥M

Sets the nudge value (the ‘distance’ the object will move) to a bar. I find nudging objects around to much easier and ‘safer’ using keyboard commands with proper values. That’s more convenient than moving the mouse to the toolbar and clicking the little arrow buttons.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

Nudge regions by the nudge value
In Logic Pro, select the regions you want to move. Press and hold Option and press the Left or Right Arrow key.

I need to remember that there is a NUDGE button on the X-Touch. Pressing the NUDGE button arms the fast-forward and fast-rewind buttons to nudge forward and backward. Full and complete access to the nudge functions in the toolbar.

Mackie Control Nudge button in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The NUDGE button allows you to move (nudge) selected audio or MIDI regions (or events) in Small, Large, or Temporary Nudge mode