Part Box: 1/16 Note — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Part Box: 1/16 Note

In the Score Editor. This command selects the 1/16 note in the “Part Box”. With the combination of the pencil tool and keys mapped to change note value I can enter notes on a staff far faster than other tools. Probably even faster than writing by hand.

Score Editor overview — Logic Pro X:

The Score Editor can display a single MIDI region or software instrument track. In the Score Editor, each track appears as a separate staff. Notes, rests, and other musical events in the MIDI regions on the track are displayed in standard musical notation.


Event Channel = 15 — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Event Channel =  15

Set the MIDI channel of the select(ed) event(s) to 15. Somehow I don’t think I would map a key command to set a specific channel, but I might map the ‘Event Channel +1’ and ‘Event Channel -1’ commands.

My most typical use would be to change an entire MIDI region’s channel to “other than 1” for use with my orchestral instruments (Miroslav Philharmonik) or SampleTank. Put the MIDI region on the proper track for making parts, change the channel to match the ‘multi’ settings on the instrument. Far easier than trying to split the keyboard.

My KORG software instruments are a candidate as well — M1 and Wavestation.

Event List overview — Logic Pro X:

The Event List is the most powerful, flexible, and complete MIDI editor in Logic Pro. All MIDI event types are listed alphanumerically in the Event List.

You can:

View all aspects of events—start and end points, length, channel, and values

View all events in a region

Filter the list to restrict this view to one or more event types, such as notes, pitch bend events, or both

Customized Event List views are saved to screensets and are displayed when screensets are recalled. This makes the selection and editing of events faster and simpler.

All functions and options are shown at the top of the Event List area. The events themselves are shown in the list below.


Show/Hide Zones/Groups View — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Zones/Groups View

The EXS24 Instrument Editor. The 24-bit sampler that is the basis for practically all of the internal sounds in Logic. There’s a new sheriff in town, Alchemy, but that doesn’t change the basic instruments in any way.

EXS24 mkII overview — Logic Pro X:

EXS24 mkII is a software sampler. It plays back audio files, called samples, that you load into it. These samples are combined into tuned, organized collections called sampler instruments. Because sampler instruments are based on audio recordings, they are ideally suited to emulating real instruments such as guitars, pianos, and drums.

EXS24 mkII lets you play, edit, and create sampler instruments. You can assign the samples in sampler instruments to specific key and velocity ranges and process them with EXS24 mkII filters and modulators.

EXS24 mkII offers powerful modulation and editing features and is a flexible synthesizer in its own right. This enables you to create expressive sounds by using any sample as a basic synthesizer waveform.

EXS24 mkII can be used as a mono or stereo instrument, or you can route loaded samples to multiple audio outputs. This enables you to independently process individual drum sounds in a drum kit, for example.

You can use samples of almost unlimited length in EXS24 mkII by streaming them directly from a hard disk. This lets you use many of the multigigabyte sample libraries available.

EXS24 mkII provides an extensive library of sampler instruments that includes piano, string, drum, acoustic and electric guitar, and many other sounds.

The EXS24 mkII native file format—the EXS format—is supported by most sample library providers. You can also import sampler instruments in the Gigasampler, DLS, and SoundFont2 sample file formats.


Set Quantize Parameter to Previous Value — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Quantize Parameter to Previous Value

Normally I would use the popup menu in the Region window. If I was working heavily with MIDI notes I would probably set the previous/next commands up.

Quantize parameter values — Logic Pro X:

You can quantize selected audio or MIDI regions (including a mixed region selection) using the Quantize parameter in the Region inspector. This parameter determines the division of the quantization grid.


Set Region Anchor to Next Transient — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Region Anchor to Next Transient

I haven’t found a good explanation of “the anchor”. Sometimes it says start of audio in file, sometimes a position in the Audio File editor. Time for me to find some books that “teach” Logic Pro.

Use transient markers to make selections — Logic Pro X:

You can use transient markers to select part of an audio file for editing purposes.