Create Folder Stack ⇧⌘H — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Create Folder Stack    ⇧⌘H

The naming of the folder stack (default) is somewhat misleading, I guess. When I see “Sub 1” I think of a sub-mix more than a VCA. A folder stack looks like a VCA, and appears in the mixer just like a VCA except that it is located in position in the Arrange window.

Using folder stacks makes it much easier to gain control of VCAs from my control surface. Normally VCAs are located at the far right of the mixer. With the VCA “in-line” I don’t have to bounce around the control surface as much, or switch the surface to “output” channels.

As I investigated just how many VCAs I could have (more than 32) I decided to look at the Environment to see what VCAs “look like”. A VCA is a sub-channel of the master channel named “Sub 1”, “Sub 2”, etc.

Not sure what I would do with more than 32 VCAs, but there could be situations where it might be plausible — a performance with hundreds of channels.

Track Stacks overview — Logic Pro X

Folder stacks let you combine multiple tracks and control them as one unit, without changing the audio routing of the individual subtracks. When you create a folder stack, the channel strip assigned to the main track is called the stack master. Using the main track or the stack master channel strip, you can mute, solo, and adjust the volume level for the folder stack. This is similar to the way a VCA master fader functions on a hardware mixing console.


Select Project 20 — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Select Project 20

Still not convinced of the utility of selecting projects by number. I try to imagine a situation where many projects being open would be useful. One possibility is a computer-assisted performance where meta events are used to select specific screensets and projects as performance occurs.

The discussion of switching projects for a “MIDI data filer” piques my curiosity.

Meta events — Logic Pro X

Meta events are control messages that are specific to Logic Pro. They are used to automate certain functions, and to organize and arrange Score Editor elements (particular notation symbols and formatting) that can’t be represented by MIDI events.


•Decrease Last Clicked Parameter by 10 ⇧- — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  •Decrease Last Clicked Parameter by 10    ⇧-

That’s the “minus” key. You won’t find this in any of the Logic Pro X documentation. I’m so glad I have copies of earlier versions of the software, even though I have never used it…

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Basic Operations

There are a number of techniques to choose from when making selections and editing items in Logic Pro. In this chapter, you’ll learn about basic operating, selection, and editing techniques, as well as a number of shortcuts and features that help to accelerate your workflow.