Glue Tool G — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Glue Tool    G

Using the Glue Tool saves an extra step when joining regions. When you join regions you select them and issue a Join command (command-J). With the Glue Tool selecting the regions joins them as you select.

Counterpart to Scissors Tool which will split regions everywhere you click.

You can choose the Glue Tool by selecting it from the Tool Menu, or, press T (tools) then G (glue).

I like using the T command to bring up the Tool Menu right at the location of the pointer. Handy.

Common Logic Pro tools — Apple Support

Use the Glue tool to join selected regions or events into a single region or event

Export Alternative as Project… — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Export Alternative as Project…

This is a convenient way to preserve an alternative, possibly building extra work into the task of managing projects. It might be the right answer for step-by-step training, as long as the exported projects point to assets correctly.

Use Logic Pro project alternatives and backups — Apple Support

When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can create alternative versions of a project, each with a unique name and different settings. Project alternatives let you save “snapshots” of a project in different states, including different cuts or mixes. They’re saved as part of the project and share the same assets. Alternatives for the current project appear in the File > Project Alternatives submenu.

Apple doesn’t provide much in the way of understanding how to use Project Alternatives.

Eli Krantzberg provides a little more insight…

A is for Alternatives In The A To Z Of Logic Pro | Logic Pro

An obvious choice for the letter A might be automation. I did Alias in my original series. But I’d like to focus here on Alternatives. Specifically Project Alternatives. How many of us actually use project alternatives? Why do we like, or not like, them? I have to confess, like many old time Logic users, I have been slow to make the transition to project alternatives, versus the good old fashion “save as” routine we’ve used for years when needing to version a project in progress.

1962 BBC Training Manual | Martin Mitchell’s Microphones

1962 BBC Training Manual | Martin Mitchell’s Microphones

In the 1951 BBC Microphones training manual we saw that the corporation functioned with a small selection of British manufactured microphones, most of which had been in service since the 1930’s. So when I saw this Manual from 1962 I was curious to see how ‘Auntie’ had moved on into the swinging sixties.

The microphone layouts for orchestra and “dance bands” are outstanding.

What a neat resource.

Show/Hide Track Icon — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Track Icon

Available in Mixer windows. Show or hide the track icons in the channel strips. I often keep them off since I color code tracks, regions, and channel strips. I will probably adjust this more when using a laptop. Something about screen real estate.

The state of display is “per window” so changes to a mixer window in screenset 1 does not effect mixer windows in screenset 2. This is handy. The mixer panel in the main window and a mixer window are two, independent displays. The command affects only the mixer window that currently has focus.

Channel strip controls in Logic Pro — Apple Support

Control-click a portion of a channel strip not containing a channel strip control and in the Channel Strip Components submenu of the pop-up menu choose a control to display, or deselect a control to remove it from channel strips.