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

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

  Region Automation: Note Velocity

Almost everything can be automated in Logic. Automation is an interesting programming language.

To show automation use the ‘Show Automation — A’ command. Initially Track automation will be displayed. Click on the ‘Track’ button in the track header to switch to Region automation. Click and hold the track/region button to select the automation that you want displayed.

I don’t expect to automate Note Velocity very often, but those Control Change lanes could be interesting.

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).


Command    Key Touch Bar
- Views showing Time Ruler
Automation: Toggle Track/Region
Region Automation: Volume
Region Automation: Panorama
Region Automation: Balance
Region Automation: Modulation
Region Automation: Breath
Region Automation: Foot Control
Region Automation: Portamento Time
Region Automation: Expression
Region Automation: Sustain Pedal
Region Automation: Control Change 20
Region Automation: Control Change 21
Region Automation: Control Change 22
Region Automation: Control Change 23
Region Automation: Control Change 24
Region Automation: Control Change 25
Region Automation: Control Change 26
Region Automation: Control Change 27
Region Automation: Control Change 28
Region Automation: Control Change 29
Region Automation: Control Change 30
Region Automation: Control Change 31
Region Automation: Control Change 32
Region Automation: Surround Angle
Region Automation: Surround Diversity
Region Automation: Surround LFE
Region Automation: Channel Pressure
Region Automation: Pitch Bend
Region Automation: Program Change
Region Automation: Note Velocity ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦

Paste Channel Strip Setting ⌥⌘V — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Paste Channel Strip Setting    ⌥⌘V

Useful when you want the same settings on another channel. I use this to setup mixes of live band recordings. Not so much if I am mixing with tracks all assigned to appropriate busses. If I like the channel strip setting so much I have been know to save it and use the Settings menu to set the channel up.


Select Soloed Tracks — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Soloed Tracks

In the Arrange window Edit menu. One use for this would be to select tracks being soloed and being able to use the S keyboard command (Solo) to toggle the solo state of the track.

It is useful to know about “focused” tracks when multiple tracks are selected. Typically the first track selected has focus, not necessarily the track that appears at the top (or left) of the selected tracks. Changing focus is done by clicking in the track number at the left of the header.

Logic Pro X: Select tracks:

You can select multiple tracks. When multiple tracks are selected, the first selected track is the focused track. Some operations, such as choosing a patch in the Library, only affect the focused track when multiple tracks are selected.


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