Delete File(s) ⌘⌫ — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Delete File(s)    ⌘⌫

In the Project Audio window. Deletes the audio from the project, and possibly from the system. The warning

You can’t undo this operation! Be aware that other projects may also use these files.

is real. Be sure you know where the audio file is before you delete it.

I copy all audio files into my projects in order to preserve the originals. If I create a project from scratch I always save a copy of the project (with audio) and place it in the “vault”.

Don’t simply discard your audio files. Know why you are getting rid of it, and understand how you can possibly work on a project in the future if the audio file is removed.


Open Tempo Operations… — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Open Tempo Operations…

Finely tuned control over tempo curves. This appears to be a much more controlled way to “draw” tempo changes, and certainly makes sense if you don’t want abrupt tempo changes.

Tempo Operations overview — Logic Pro X:

You use Tempo Operations to create tempo changes, and edit existing tempo changes. The window automatically displays the area you’ve selected for editing. Changes are displayed graphically in real time, as the tempo curve is processed, so you can see the results of your edits.


Set Locators by Previous Marker and Enable Cycle ⌃⌥, — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Locators by Previous Marker and Enable Cycle    ⌃⌥,

Today it’s like we have a theme. Yesterday we reviewed “Go to Previous Marker”. I had a lot to say about using markers for making notes, keeping track of places where work needs to be done, etc.

I need to get better at describing/defining “arrangement” — things like Intro, Chorus, Verse, Bridge — and create the Arrangement track as well. The Arrangement probably won’t change much during mixing. Markers will probably change or be added to after every mix review.

The previous marker is determined by the position of the locators. If the locators are at the beginning then selecting the “previous” marker actually selects the first marker.

All of these navigation tools reinforce my efforts to “map out” what it is I am actually working with. A lot like Dr. Billie Rae Erling’s “look at the piece of music from 50,000 feet and figure out where it is going”.


Go to Previous Marker — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Go to Previous Marker

Markers are handy things. I try to make it a point to create a marker track for a mix, and to place markers at points that stand out to me. During an initial listening pass I simply create a marker so I can return later. It is almost easy to create a marker and enter a bit of text to describe what is of interest, but attempting to type notes during the first listen can make me miss an important point.

Lots of ways to move around using markers. We can have different marker sets as well. I can make notes about a recording, mix it, and add a new marker set at each phase of the mix. A handy way to incorporate feedback in the project with a useful tool — a location in the project.

Navigating between markers is very easy on the X-Touch — press the MARKER button and use the FAST FWD or REWIND buttons.

Mackie Control Marker button overview — Control Surfaces Help:

Press the MARKER button to activate one of three marker modes: Small Marker mode, Large Marker mode, and Temporary Marker mode. You can use these modes to create or delete markers and jump to markers in your project.

I will be using markers to make notes as I work through “training” videos.


- Global Commands
Create Marker ⌥'
Create Marker without rounding ⌃⌥'
Create Marker for Selected Regions ⌥⇧'
Delete Marker ⌥⌫
Open Marker List ⌃⌥⇧8⃣
Open Marker Text
Set Locators by Marker and Enable Cycle ⌃⌥C
Set Locators by Previous Marker and Enable Cycle ⌃⌥,
Set Locators by Next Marker and Enable Cycle ⌃⌥.
Go to Previous Marker
Go to Next Marker
Go to Previous Marker And Set Locators ⌥,
Go to Next Marker And Set Locators ⌥.
Go to Marker Number… ⌥/
Rename Marker ⇧'
Go to Marker Number 1

Go to Marker Number 20
Create Arrangement Marker
Show/Hide Marker List
Create Scene Markers (Auto Range)
Remove Scene Markers (Auto Range)

- Views showing Time Ruler
Show/Hide Marker Track ⇧⌘K
Show/Hide Marker Track Only '