Set Punch Locators by Regions/Events/Marquee — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Punch Locators by Regions/Events/Marquee

Only available as a keyboard command. No default key command assigned.

Best place to start to look for information about “punching” is

Punch in and out of audio recordings
Punch recording is a technique you can use to overwrite a portion of a previously recorded track, during playback, without touching any of the recording before or after that portion. You punch in to interrupt playback and make the recording, then punch out to return to playback mode. You can choose between two punch recording modes: Quick Punch-In mode and Autopunch mode.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” iBooks.

I don’t “re-do” recording as a general rule. If something is wrong, do it again. Not really useful if a simple re-take of a bar or two would “fix” the problem.

Very easy to set punch locators using a key command. The key presses for setting punch in/out are kind of hard

Set Punch In Locator by playhead - ⌃⌥⌘I
Set Punch In Locator by Rounded Playhead - ⌃⌥⇧⌘I
Set Punch Out Locator by Playhead - ⌃⌥⌘O
Set Punch Out Locator Point by Rounded Playhead - ⌃⌥⇧⌘O

I think a better/faster approach would be to “steal” one of the existing commands, probably punch-in, and set it to do punch locators by regions/events/marquee. Use the marquee tool to select where the fix is needed and press one keyboard command.

Even easier — use ⌘F1. If secondary tool is the marquee tool (command key down) left hand can press command while right hand makes selection with mouse. Then press F1. Quick. Tasty.


Show/Hide Marker List — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

Show/Hide Marker List

No default keys assigned. Markers are part of the toolkit I am trying to really make into a power tool.

Currently I put my X-Touch into “Large Marker” mode and use V-pot 6 to create markers “without rounding” while listening to a mix. A marker at every point I want to look into, make changes or adjustments.

I have made some attempts using keyboard commands with varying success. The keyboard command for

Create Marker without rounding ⌃⌥'

works fine. The part that I want to work is follow the marker creation with entering a comment. If the Marker list is open, and the editing window is open, then pressing the “Edit” button allows typing while things still play. Enter the comment, click the “Done” button (same position as the “Edit” button and move on.

All I need to make it “simple” is a way to click the “Edit/Done” button from the keyboard. If I leave the cursor in just the right spot all I need to do is click. With a trackpad in “tap to click” mode that seems to work OK.

If I export all MIDI tracks to a MIDI file the marker information is included. Use the MIDI file along with exported audio tracks and someone can get a picture of what was being worked on. I think of the markers as “point in time” comments. Combining project notes, track notes, and marker notes makes it easier to clearly document what is being done.

Found it!

Work with markers

Markers overview

When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can use markers to tag different parts of a project, and quickly select the parts for playback, arranging, and editing. Markers can help you organize your project, and also act as storage areas for locator positions.”

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” iBooks.

Mackie Control Marker button overview

Press the MARKER button to activate one of three marker modes: Small Marker mode, Large Marker mode, and Temporary Marker mode. You can use these modes to create or delete markers and jump to markers in your project.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X Control Surfaces Support.” iBooks.


Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Beat — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Beat

I don’t often find myself using beats and bars, but I am trying to do it more often with “songs” that I mix.

Make a region “shorter at the end” by a maximum of one beat.

Nudging right makes the region longer by a maximum of one beat.

I would probably be more inclined to set the “nudge value” to “Beat” and use the shift-option-arrow (right/left)

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