Region Automation: Modulation — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Region Automation: Modulation

In addition to Volume, and Pan you can automate almost any MIDI event. That’s a staggering amount of control of tracks, devices, and even Logic itself.

Show automation curves — Logic Pro X

Before you can add automation points to a track’s automation curves, you need to show the automation curves. Automation curves are displayed as colored curves and points on top of audio and MIDI regions across the track, running the length of the project. You can choose whether to view and edit automation across the track (track-based automation) or only within the track’s regions (region-based automation).


Select Similar Regions/Events ⇧S — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Similar Regions/Events    ⇧S

The first question that came to mind is “what does similar mean?” The Event List documentation answers that question for MIDI events — same “event” not necessarily all the same qualifiers. In the case of Note On it will select all of the ‘C’ notes without regard to octave — they are similar.

You can select all the pitch bends, mod wheels, SysEx, etc.

Audio regions…not at all clear what this does except select all of the audio regions in the Event List.

Select events in the Event List — Logic Pro X

Similar Events (or press Shift-S): Selects all C#3 note events, for example.


Trim Region Start to Previous Transient ⌃⇧[ — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Trim Region Start to Previous Transient    ⌃⇧[

Sometimes “trim” means “make longer” or “move start”. Moving to previous will lengthen the region. Moving to next will shorten the region, leaving blank track.

The “best” description I can find about moving to/from transients is in the Audio File Editor documentation.

Use transient markers to make selections — Logic Pro X

You can use transient markers to select part of an audio file for editing purposes.

It doesn’t define region trimming, but gives a decent description.


Set pick finger C — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set pick finger C

This is deep into the scoring of stringed instruments. A long way away from what I use Logic for.

‘Ukulele Fingerpicking Patterns — Live Ukulele

PIMA is a notation system that assigns a letter to each picking finger, leaving the pinky out. The pinky finger is unnecessary for playing ‘ukulele in this style because there are only four strings. Four strings = thumb + 3 fingers. The corresponding PIMA fingers are as follows: P = thumb, I = index, M = middle, A = ring.

Tablature settings — Logic Pro X

Tablature is a method of notating music for fretted string instruments—especially for guitar and electric bass—but also for other fretted instruments. In this system, the horizontal lines represent the strings of the instrument. Notes are always written on the line/string at which they are played. The fret numbers are shown instead of regular note heads. Logic Pro automatically converts notes into tablature, if a staff style containing a Clef parameter set to one of these tuning sets is used. The exact characteristics of these tuning sets are determined in the Tablature pane.


- Score Editor
Clear pick finger
Set pick finger P
Set pick finger I
Set pick finger M
Set pick finger A
Set pick finger C