Event Channel = 4 — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Event Channel =   4

Set the MIDI channel of the select(ed) event(s) to 4. Somehow I don’t think I would map a key command to set a specific channel, but I might map the ‘Event Channel +1’ and ‘Event Channel -1’ commands.

Event List overview — Logic Pro X:

The Event List is the most powerful, flexible, and complete MIDI editor in Logic Pro. All MIDI event types are listed alphanumerically in the Event List.

You can:

View all aspects of events—start and end points, length, channel, and values

View all events in a region

Filter the list to restrict this view to one or more event types, such as notes, pitch bend events, or both

Customized Event List views are saved to screensets and are displayed when screensets are recalled. This makes the selection and editing of events faster and simpler.

All functions and options are shown at the top of the Event List area. The events themselves are shown in the list below.


Change Gain… ⌃G — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Change Gain…   ⌃G

The keyboard command is overloaded with gain changing. In particular this command is used to change the gain of an audio file. It only functions when the Audio File editor is open.

NB when you open the “editor” window in the arrange window (click on the scissors icon) the editing panel opens with the “Track” editor chosen.

Changing gain in an audio file alters the file, hence a destructive change. Changing gain in a region is non-destructive.

I have only used the “Change Gain…” command when my attempts to “Normalize Gain” in regions fails to make a change. Typically I will normalize the gain of all of the regions/tracks to have peak levels of -12 dB to -6 dB. The only time I find this inappropriate is when I have a “live” recording where the band has performed the appropriate level-matching for the instruments/vocals.

When normalizing gain I occasionally find regions that do not change. This happens when the maximum level in the audio file is 0 dB. Logic won’t adjust it. I don’t know if this is a bug or a feature. Clearly I have no use for audio files at 0 dB peak, so I adjust the audio file -0.1 dB (relative) which lowers the maximum from 0 dB. At this point the normalize gain commands will actually change region gain as I wish.

The “Apply Normalize Region Gain Again” command is also assigned to ⌃G. This is active whenever the arrange window is open, as well as in the Audio Track Editor.

Set audio file levels — Logic Pro X

You can use the Change Gain command to change the level of an audio file in the Audio File Editor. Typically used on an entire audio file, this command can also be used to boost portions of it.


Quantize Selected Events Q ⌘:6: — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Quantize Selected Events    Q    ⌘:6:

Quantization is very “fiddly”, but essential to create good sounding music. With MIDI notes both time and pitch can be quantized. Audio regions present a different challenge for editing.

From what I can see the typical drum editing task (getting hits “in time”) can be accomplished to a great extent with a simple quantization to the appropriate division. Want those kick hits right on the beat? Turn on Flex Editing and quantize to a quarter note.

Quantize regions — Logic Pro X

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.


Show/Hide Program ⌥⌘1 — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Program    ⌥⌘1

One of the appearance toggles for MIDI channel strips. The setting is found in the popup menu for configuring channel strip components. Only available when the selected channel is a MIDI

MIDI channel strips overview — Logic Pro X

Program buttons: Use to select a sound by name. Click one to open a pop-up menu that contains either GM sound names (the default setting) or sound names created or imported by the user. Each channel strip has its own pop-up menu, whose content can vary depending on the Bank number selected in the Bank fields.