Mute Notes/Regions/Folders On/Off ⌃M — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Mute Notes/Regions/Folders On/Off    ⌃M

Toggle Mute on the selected item(s). Use the Mute Tool to mute an item, or a few of them. The ‘Select Muted Regions/Events ⇧M’ command will select everything that has been muted.

I am thinking about comparing muted notes and regions as a kind of subtractive EQ — remove some sound to expose or clarify, toggle as necessary to help focus on the desired action.

Mute and solo regions in the Tracks area — Logic Pro X

You can mute one or more regions in the Tracks area to exclude them from playback. You can also solo individual regions, to hear them in isolation, and lock the solo status of regions.

Mute and delete regions and events — Logic Pro X

The Mute and Delete functions go hand in hand, because you often want to remove events you have muted.


- Global Commands
Mute Movie Audio On/Off
Toggle writing Mute Automation in Write Mode
Toggle Channel Strip Mute M

- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Select Muted Regions/Events ⇧M
Mute Notes/Regions/Folders On/Off ⌃M

- Mixer
Select Muted Channel Strips ⇧M

New Audio Track ⌥⌘A ⌃6⃣ — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  New Audio Track    ⌥⌘A    ⌃6⃣

My apologies for the :SIX: if it doesn’t appear as an emoji. The Touch Bar buttons are indicated by numbers in boxes.

Creates a new Audio Track after the currently selected track.

Create tracks — Logic Pro X

You add tracks to a project to hold your recordings, loops, and other material. When you add a track, you can choose the track type, format, input source (for audio tracks), and output, and create multiple tracks. The options in the New Tracks dialog vary, depending on the type of track you are creating.

Tracks overview — Logic Pro X

When you create a track, you choose the track type, format, and output. You can also choose a patch, which controls the sound of the track, and modify the sound of a patch using Smart Controls.


Octave + 1 X — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Octave + 1    X

Step Input controls.

Use step input recording techniques — Logic Pro X

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

You can use one or more of the following for step input:

Musical Typing keyboard

Step Input keyboard

MIDI keyboard


Snap Mode: 1/4 Triplet (1/6) — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Snap Mode: 1/4 Triplet (1/6)

The Snap Mode menu/control that I regularly see (and on occasion, use) is at the top of the Tracks window. Interestingly, the menu does not contain the note or triplet options. If I assign the command to a key and invoke it the Snap Mode control “blanks” giving no indication that it is enabled, or what it is set to.

I suspect that this is a bug, or a set of modes that are no longer considered useful. In either event I am very unlikely to set my Snap mode to ‘1/4 Triplet’.

Snap items to the grid — Logic Pro X:

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:

If I am using the Piano Roll editor the Snap Mode control does show the note-valued menu items, and displays it as ‘1/4 T’. Snap modes appear to be independently set in the two edit/arrange windows. As I thought about this, and looked at the interesting 1/96 setting I remembered the ‘old days’ of MIDI where time could be specified down to 1/96th of a quarter note.

Nudge values can be set to the note-valued settings as well.


- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Snap Mode: Smart
Snap Mode: Bar
Snap Mode: Beat
Snap Mode: Division
Snap Mode: Ticks
Snap Mode: 1/1 Note
Snap Mode: 1/2 Note
Snap Mode: 1/4 Note
Snap Mode: 1/8 Note
Snap Mode: 1/16 Note
Snap Mode: 1/32 Note
Snap Mode: 1/64 Note
Snap Mode: 1/2 Triplet (1/3)
Snap Mode: 1/4 Triplet (1/6) ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
Snap Mode: 1/8 Triplet (1/12)
Snap Mode: 1/16 Triplet (1/24)
Snap Mode: 1/32 Triplet (1/48)
Snap Mode: 1/64 Triplet (1/96)
Snap Mode: Frames
Snap Mode: Quarter Frames
Snap Mode: Samples
Snap Mode: Off