Play from Beginning — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

Cursor points to STOP button
  Play from Beginning

Move the playhead to the beginning of the project and start playing. Rather than assigning a command for this I simply press Return (go to beginning) and Space (start playback).

On the X-Touch I can use the transport STOP button. If currently playing pressing STOP stops playback, a second press returns to the beginning.

Control playback in Logic Pro with the transport buttons — Apple Support

You can use the transport buttons in the control bar to control playback, or to set the playhead position. You can click the buttons to activate or deactivate functions, or use the corresponding key commands to speed up your workflow.

Go to Marker Number 6 𝍖6 — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Go to Marker Number 6    𝍖6

Move the playhead (and display) to marker number 6. These commands are assigned to the extended keyboard numeric keypad.

I would interested in trying something like “Go to marker by name” where you can search by title. The “Go to marker n” where you type in a number costs an extra couple of key presses, but would free up a numeric keypad.

In a significantly long or complicated project keeping the Marker List window open would seem to be a better approach.

Navigate using markers in Logic Pro — Apple Support

You can navigate through your project using markers. This is useful when you want to quickly jump to, and edit, regions or events at a specific position in your project, for example.

Save Pattern ⇧⌘P — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Save Pattern    ⇧⌘P

Save the pattern. The command is located in the tool (gear) menu in the Step Sequence. A whole new (old) place to explore.

My first MIDI software (after my CZ Editor) was Opcode Vision — a MIDI sequencer. This modern take on the step sequencer (every pattern is a step sequencer? recursion is us)

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview — Apple Support

Step Sequencer patterns are contained in pattern regions (in the Tracks area) and pattern cells (in the Live Loops grid). Pattern regions and cells are used primarily on MIDI-based (software instrument, external instrument, and Drummer) tracks. Pattern regions (but not pattern cells) can also be used on audio tracks to automate effect and channel strip parameters. A project can contain any number of pattern regions or cells.

Each pattern region or cell functions as an independent step sequencer, with its own configuration and settings. You can copy and move pattern regions like other regions in the Tracks area, while pattern cells can be copied, moved, triggered, and queued like other Live Loops cells. You can modify pattern region and cell parameters in the Region inspector or Cell inspector, respectively.

Toggle Hide Group 34 — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 34

Toggle the hidden state of group 34. Currently the documentation says that you can only have 32 groups. Commands for groups 33-64 were added to Logic at some point, and I declared them to be bogons. At some point Logic has actually made it possible for there to be 64 groups. For me, once you pass about 8 groups you have too many to remember by number and have to have visual support, like the Groups window.

Oddly? The Groups window can only be sized tall enough to accommodate viewing 33 groups. You need to scroll to see things from group 34 onward.

Overview of groups in Logic Pro — Apple Support

You can have a maximum of 32 groups, and a channel strip can be a member of multiple groups.

Configure Channel Strip Components… ⌥X — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Configure Channel Strip Components…    ⌥X

Change the available components on a channel strip. You can reduce clutter, or add things that make working with the mixer easier. You can store a configuration as ‘user defaults’ and apply those settings when desired.

Work with channel strip settings in Logic Pro — Apple Support

You can remotely switch between channel strip settings by sending MIDI program change messages. This allows you to select your favorite sounds by pushing a button on your MIDI keyboard. To use this feature, you need to save a channel strip setting as a performance.