New Track with Next Channel / MIDI Channel ⌃↩ — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  New Track with Next Channel / MIDI Channel ⌃↩

Create a new track using the next channel. Increments MIDI channel by 1. Creates new audio and software instrument channels as well.

I don’t get to create tracks in this way, being led by my mixing work, and possibly misled by workflows I have learned.

On the X-Touch the key sequence is SHIFT+OPTION SELECT where SELECT is one of the 8 channels. Creates a new channel to the right of the selected channel.

Something to experiment with.

Create tracks using existing channel strips in Logic Pro — Apple Support

This command creates a new track below the selected track, and assigns the next channel strip to it. If no next channel strip exists, one is created automatically.

Zoom Vertical Out ⌘↑ — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Zoom Vertical Out    ⌘↑

Reduce the vertical size of the display. In the Score Editor the entire page shrinks. In the Arrange window track/region height is reduced.

On the X-Touch press the “cursor” key (center of the direction arrows) and use the up-arrow.

None of the documentation describes the result of the action very well. Experimentation is the way here.

Scroll and zoom the Logic Pro Tracks area — Apple Support

In Logic Pro, drag the horizontal and vertical zoom sliders in the Tracks area menu bar. Drag the horizontal slider left to zoom out for a wider view, or drag it right to zoom in for a close-up view. Drag the vertical slider up for a wider view (more tracks), or drag it down for a close-up view (fewer tracks).