Center around Playhead ↓ — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Center around Playhead ↓

Smart Tempo Editor tool. The assigned keyboard shortcut — down-arrow — only seems to work with audio regions. With MIDI regions it has no effect, in fact, moves to the next track in the Arrange window.

Smart Tempo overview — Logic Pro X

Smart Tempo brings powerful new tempo analysis and editing capabilities to Logic Pro. With Smart Tempo you can record a performance without the metronome and have Logic Pro adapt the project tempo to match the tempo of the recording, or keep the project tempo and flex the recording to match it. Smart Tempo also makes it easy to create remixes using audio files and MIDI regions with different tempos that all conform to the project tempo, or adapt the project tempo to the tempo of an imported audio file or MIDI region.


Set Text Tool — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Text Tool

Normally used in scoring mode — chord symbols, lyrics, performance notes.

The Text Tool can be used to edit the names of regions as well. Normally I rename regions using ⇧N with a region selected. I guess the Text Tool could be used if I was doing a lot of renaming.

As an exercise I will look to see if I can create Nashville Number charts in Logic.

Assign tools — Logic Pro X

You can assign tools to the Left-click and Command-click Tool menus. The pointer adopts the shape of the active tool, so you can quickly identify which tool is being used.


New Track Alternative ⌃⌥⌘N — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  New Track Alternative    ⌃⌥⌘N

I don’t normally create tracks that share plugins and processing but with different regions or arrangements. What I normally do is create a new track and copy regions to it so I can have different processing and plugins on the audio. If I want the audio to “voice” differently I would rather see it as a separate channel/track.

This probably comes in to play during production and arrangement as opposed to recording and mixing.

Use track alternatives — Logic Pro X

You can create and edit track alternatives and switch between them. Each alternative can contain different regions or arrangements, while sharing the same channel strip and plug-ins. Track alternatives are like “playlists” for individual tracks that can be used to try out different ideas or archive tracks at different stages of development.


Snap Mode: Ticks — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Snap Mode: Ticks

Adjusts the Snap Mode to work in ‘clock Ticks’ — 1/3840th of a second.

I am rarely working at a level in audio files where the extra fine control is necessary. There is a very useful statement about zoom modes and the 1:1 nature of cursor movement to regions.

I finally found some discussion of the “SHIFT-CONTROL” cursor and its movement.

Snap items to the grid — Logic Pro X

The Tracks area includes a grid that helps you align regions, automation points, and other items with the time divisions in the ruler. When you perform any of the following actions, the items move according to the current Snap value: