Relative Position ⌃⇧R — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Relative Position  ⌃⇧R

Show the MIDI event positions in a region as if the events occurred with the beginning of the region at the start. This can be very useful when working with region that may repeat at different points in a project. Handy. If Relative Position is set then Show Event Position and Length as Time will cause the position to start at 00:00:00.

Change event position and length in Logic Pro — Apple Support

View > Relative Position: Causes the event positions to refer to their relative positions within the MIDI region (their distance from the start of the MIDI region), rather than to their absolute location within the project.

Scrub Rewind — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Scrub Rewind

Scrub while rewinding. I use the jog wheel on the X-Touch in most cases. Press the SCRUB button and move the jog wheel in the proper direction. It is easier to speed up/slow down using the wheel.

I have difficulty getting audio to scrub. My suspicion is that I don’t have audio scrubbing enabled in the tracks area.

Audio Editing preferences in Logic Pro — Apple Support

“Scrubbing with audio in Tracks area” checkbox: When selected, you can scrub audio regions in the Tracks area using the Scissors or Solo tools.

 That was the problem. Only took me years to discover it. I spent a lot of time trying to position the playhead at just the right spot in live recordings. Score one for me.

Scrub a Logic Pro project — Apple Support

You can scrub a project to locate or listen to a sound at a particular point in time. When you scrub a project, you quickly audition it by moving the playhead across the Tracks area. The speed at which you move the playhead controls the playback speed. Scrubbing makes it easy to zero in on a particular drum beat or other audio event before cutting or editing a region.

Apply Transform User Preset 5 to selected Events — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

List of built-in MIDI Transforms
  Apply Transform User Preset  5 to selected Events

“Calling macro 5, macro 5 can you please come to the front desk. We need your expertise here.”

I have to remember the timeline of Logic. Its roots are 30 years old. Having any kind of preset is a workflow enhancer.

The built-in presets can be used to spark your imagination.

I write little macros all the time in text editors, don’t see why I wouldn’t if I was working on an involved MIDI project.

Use MIDI transform sets in Logic Pro — Apple Support

Depending on your needs, it may be worthwhile to create your own transform sets. These can be configured and saved as part of a project. (Doing this in your template projects makes your transform sets available in all projects.) Your transform sets are shown at the bottom of the Presets pop-up menu.

Mapping Multisampled Instruments in Logic Pro’s Sampler: step-by-step

Mapping Multisampled Instruments in Logic Pro’s Sampler: step-by-step:

If there’s one word that sums up Apple’s revised look at sampling in Logic Pro X it would be immediacy. Certainly, from our previous workshops on Auto Sampler and Quick Sampler (in MT212 and MT211, respectively) it’s clear than a range of sample-based tasked are now quicker and easier to achieve — whether that’s time-slicing a drum loop or sampling hardware and software synths. One of the principle ways Apple has achieved this immediacy is by differentiating the various roles of their sample-based plug-ins — Quick Sampler, for example, is specifically limited to single samples, or time-sliced loops, whereas Auto Sampler is specifically designed for the task of sample recording. But where does that leave the re-built EXS24, now known as Sampler?