Toggle Level of Bus Channel Strips — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Level of Bus Channel Strips

Exactly what it says — toggle the level of a Bus Channel Strip.

bus channel strip A type of channel strip in the Environment Mixer layer included for backward compatibility with projects created in older versions of Logic. Aux channel strips perform the functions that the bus channel strips performed in earlier versions of the application.

The buses (all 256 of them) are simply there. Always ready. Always on. Why would I want to toggle the levels?

Set channel strip volume levels — Logic Pro X Help

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.

You can’t even see bus channel strips in the mixer…they don’t exist. BUT…If I open the MIDI Environment and create a new Bus Channel Strip, poof, there it is. In the Environment. So? Let’s change its channel number to ‘Bus 16’.

If I add a send to ‘Bus 16’ on one of my existing channels the bus channel strip shows up in the mixer. I can do things to the bus channel which will affect the signal that reaches the AUX channel where my reverb (or whatever) is.

What is it good for? I can imagine using the Bus Channel Strip like a VCA for all of the sends. Change the level of input without having to adjust all of the many channels that might be sending, and without changing the output level of the AUX.

At the minimum I may be able to help my friend Phil get over his need for buses to be the channel strips. Hard to reconcile that buses are simply cables. In reality, they can be far more…let me ponder the error of my ways…

Page Setup… — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Page Setup…

Opens a short version of page setup parameter — choose the printer, paper.

When the Print command is issued a dialog box comes up with all of the settings from “Page Setup” as well as the details for the print job.

The only thing that gets printed is a Score.

Share the completed score — Logic Pro X Help

When you’re ready, you can print the score, save it as a PDF file, or export as an image using the Camera tool. The last method is most helpful if you want to export only a section of the score. Whichever method you choose, the printed score is identical to the Score Editor’s Page view display, except for the following items that are visible onscreen, but not printed:

Convert Sustain Pedal to Note Length — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Convert Sustain Pedal to Note Length

This is such a handy thing to know. I have often seen complaints about notes not properly sustaining when played on a random MIDI device. Not all devices have the ability to turn on sustain when the pedal on event occurs, and to turn it off when the pedal off event occurs. No problem. Note plays.

Resize notes in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro — Apple Support

In Logic Pro, choose Functions > Convert Sustain Pedal to Note Length in the Piano Roll Editor menu bar.

All sustain pedal events (controller #64) used on selected note events are analyzed, and the note events are increased in length. This increase matches the controller #64 (sustain pedal) off message position.

The pedal events (controller #64 on and off) are erased after use of this command.

Delete and Select Next Region/Event — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Delete and Select Next Region/Event

Deletes the selected region(s)/event(s) and selects the next region.

When you delete a region with the Erase tool or the delete key only the selected regions are deleted. There is no longer a selection.

Delete regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area — Apple Support

You can delete one or more regions if you don’t want to use them in your project. When you delete a region, you can move the regions that follow in the track to fill in the empty space left by the deleted region.

Drag Mode: Overlap — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Drag Mode: Overlap

In the popup help that is displayed when hovering the mouse pointer over this command this text is shown:

Also available as a menu item in a menu which can be opened in the Control Header

Finally. A useful name for the “Tracks area menu bar”. The Control Header is in no way a menu bar, and I always go looking for things in THE menu bar.

Sets the Drag Mode to “Overlap”.

Preserves the current region borders when you drag one region over another.

Very useful setting if working on someone else’s project. Accidental changing of regions isn’f a good thing.

Use drag modes in Logic Pro — Apple Support

In Logic Pro, choose one of the following modes from the Drag pop-up menu in the Tracks area menu bar: