Technically speaking, many of the Toolbar’s functions can be found as either assignable keyboard shortcuts or menu commands, but the Toolbar’s real usefulness is its simplicity — simply select a few bars or regions and then hit the appropriate function for instant gratification!
Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by Tick
This is a powerful tool when editing. The X-Touch has a nudge mode, so left/right movement of regions can be done from the controller as well. I am pleased when I find commands that are useful and that are implemented on my control surface. Makes me smile. Things I will use.
Nudge regions by a set value
Use one of the following key commands:
The NUDGE button allows you to move (nudge) selected audio or MIDI regions (or events) in Small, Large, or Temporary Nudge mode.
Hold down the SHIFT button, then press the NUDGE button to show eight functions on the LCD that are mapped to the corresponding V-Pot buttons. These functions allow you to move the selected region or events by various amounts or to a specific position. Press the NUDGE button a second time to turn off Large Nudge mode.
⇧ SHIFT – ⌃ CONTROL – ⌥ OPTION – ⌘ COMMAND
Logic Pro X has multiple tools for editing MIDI and each one has its own specific strengths. Joe Albano explains when you might want to turn to which one for the best results.
Event Float is a nifty little display — option-E
You can make music with other GarageBand users sharing a Wi-Fi connection. The bandleader creates a jam session, then up to three band members can join the jam session. Playback and recording are synchronized between all devices, so everyone can play and record together as a band. The leader can keep exclusive control of playback and recording, or allow all members to share control.
Will the track receive further processing? Use an insert
Reverb, delay, compression, modulation, distortion—these are some effects that often wind up on auxiliary channels. You send some of your track to a reverb aux, and dial in as much as needed. But if the effect is meant to be used in a series and will receive further processing on the track level, it’s wiser to use the effect as insert even in parallel operation (as in, a chorus with a wet/dry control).
Worth considering. Logic Pro X instruments use both inserts and sends to achieve the fine results. There’s a reason for that.