Set Note Color By MIDI Channel — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Set Note Color By MIDI Channel

Set the color of each note on a particular MIDI channel to the same color. This command is available in the Piano Roll editor, sub-menu of ‘View’.

I cannot find any method for choosing the color for a MIDI channel. It appears that they are simply assigned the first 16 colors of the Color palette, across the top row.

Change colors in the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro — Apple Support

By MIDI Channel: Colors notes to correspond with the MIDI channel.

Quantize 1/16 Note — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/16 Note

Make the grid sixteenth notes. This is usually pretty decent for slow-moving music. Sort of like auto-tune for “fat fingers”.

Logic Pro X: Quantize regions

Quantizing involves the rhythmic correction of audio or MIDI regions to a specific time grid. Any notes not played in time are moved to the nearest position on the grid.

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values — Apple Support

Normal quantization: The 1/1-Note, 1/2-Note, 1/4-Note, 1/8-Note, 1/16-Note, 1/32-Note, and 1/64-Note settings quantize the MIDI region to the equivalent note value.

Show/Hide Step Sequencer — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Step Sequencer

Opens (or closes) the Step Sequencer editing panel in the Arrange window. This does not open or close the Step Sequencer window. You can drag the Step Sequencer out of the edit panel, and have the Step Sequencer open in the edit panel as well, but the two views of the sequencer are basically the same.

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview — Apple Support

Step Sequencer is inspired by classic hardware step sequencers that have rows of configurable switches or knobs used to generate repeating musical patterns. In Step Sequencer, you create patterns by editing multifunctional steps in the step grid. Each row controls either a sound (which can be a drum kit piece, a note on an instrument, or a range of notes) or an automation parameter (letting you create automation changes over time in the pattern). Each step represents a definable length of musical time–by default, steps are of equal length, but you can change the length for individual rows or steps. You can adjust a wide range of parameters for individual steps, including velocity, pitch, gate time, and more; and edit pattern and row settings including pattern length, row loop start and end points, playback position, and rotation.

Discard Recording and Return to Last Play Position ⌘. — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Discard Recording and Return to Last Play Position    ⌘.

The command-period command has been used by many applications to abort/cancel a long running operation. Sometimes I find myself using it to try to stop a bounce or export, to little avail.

I think that I would be happiest doing recording using Logic if I could see the performer. My memory just turned my whole computer into a PortaStudio with 4 tracks on a cassette 😉

Advanced recording commands in Logic Pro — Apple Support

Discard Recording and Return to Last Play Position: Use to delete the recording and move the playhead back to the last play position. Unlike Record/Record Repeat, you need to manually begin a new recording, using any Record command.

Open Event List… ⌘7 — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Open Event List…    ⌘7

Opens the Event List window, as opposed to showing the event list using the “Show List Editors” command and selecting Event. You can drag the Event List editor out to create an event list window. You can have multiple Event list windows.

You also create multiple event list windows if you use the ‘Open Event List’ command multiple times.

Logic Pro Event List interface — Apple Support

The Event List shows all the events in your project, such as MIDI note events or region start events, in a vertical list format. You can use it to make precise edits, and for other tasks better suited to numeric rather than graphic edits. You can display all events or limit them by category