Tempo Track: Extend Left — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Tempo Track: Extend Left

There is a whole world of work that can be done with a tempo track. The only thing I typically do with tempo is to create a tempo track for audio tracks that I have with no tempo information.

Move and copy tempo points in Logic Pro — Apple Support

Move the selected tempo point, replacing the previous one

In Logic Pro, Control-click a tempo point, then choose Extend Left from the shortcut menu.

The selected tempo point is moved left to the position of the previous one, which it replaces.
Note: This menu item is not available for the first tempo point.

Show/Hide Project Audio — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Project Audio

Shows or hides the project audio browser. There is a button in the control bar — one of the browser collection — that can be used to show the project audio.

The browsers (and the commands) show evidence of being added to and changed over time. Project Audio is clumped with browsers, but not called a browser. “Media” browser has no command available to show or hide, just clicking on the “Media” tab in the audio/media/file browser.

There is a command sequence on the Logic Control — SHIFT-F8 — that is mapped to ‘Show/Hide Project Audio’. A bit of reading in the Control Surfaces manual leads us to the term ‘Audio Bin’ which is now known as ‘Project Audio’.

A lot of the Logic workflow can be inferred when reading _old_ documentation.

- Global Commands
Show/Hide Loop Browser O
Show/Hide File Browser
Show/Hide Project Audio

- Main Window Tracks
Show/Hide Browsers F

Select All Orphan Aliases — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select All Orphan Aliases

Selects all orphaned aliases (MIDI alias regions where the original has been removed).

It takes a lot of work (many dialog responses) to orphan an alias. Not sure how you could get very many, but some workflows are different.

Create MIDI aliases in the Logic Pro Tracks area — Apple Support

In Logic Pro, choose Functions > Region Alias > Select Orphan Aliases (or use the corresponding key command).

Flatten Track Stack for Selected Channel Strips — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Flatten Track Stack for Selected Channel Strips

Removes the tracks from the track stack, and remove the stack channel strip from the mixer. NB that when you remove a stack the channel strip _moves_ to the normal location for an AUX channel or a VCA.

I assume that there is a separate command for this when working in the mixer since there really aren’t any tracks to work with.

In the standard configuration of Logic Pro X the ‘Flatten Stack – ⇧⌘U’ command has no overloaded commands, so you could assign the same keyboard sequence to the ‘Flatten Track Stack for Selected Channel Strips’. I have done this and don’t see any particular downside. The same can be true for ‘Create Track Stack for Selected Channel Strips — ⇧⌘D’.