Using bus sends and aux channels in Logic Pro X — MusicTech

Using bus sends and aux channels in Logic Pro X — MusicTech:

Bus (also spelt buss) sends and aux channels are an essential part of working with Logic’s mixer, covering everything from custom headphone mixes through to reverb and other forms of ‘parallel’ effects processing. Like many aspects of Logic, though, it’s easy to overlook the full functionality of what buses and aux channels have to offer, or indeed, the various new features that have been added to the use and application of bus sends and aux channels that can really aid your workflow.

In this workshop, therefore, we take a ‘back to basics’ look at what bus sends and aux channels can offer and why a more refined application can benefit your production.

Duplicate Screenset… — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Duplicate Screenset…

Found in the “Screenset” menu — the number in the menu bar on the right.

Enter a number and a name. Modify new screenset to fit.

Screensets are very useful. Open windows, size them, position them, make the screen work for you. Save the settings, I tend to “lock” my screensets, and recall with the press of a key.

Create, recall, and switch screensets — Logic Pro X:

You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays.

The “Orchestral” template has a large number of screensets that show good examples of how to use them to your advantage.

One of the first online resources I found and paid for in my search for Logic tutorials was about using screensets.

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Set Track and MIDI Thru Parameters by Region/Folder — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Track and MIDI Thru Parameters by Region/Folder

This was hard to track down.

My current description is…with a region (or multiple regions) selected the command will set the defaults for track and MIDI regions to the settings of the selected region(s).

Much confusion occurred. Documentation refers to “MIDI Thru” as the region name. I have seen that. I tested the command and changed some MIDI defaults. Now the defaulted region is named “MIDI Defaults”. The latest documentation doesn’t reference “MIDI Thru” and uses the term defaults.

A “simpler” description is the region named “MIDI Thru” contains the MIDI settings that are applied to any MIDI coming in to Logic — like a MIDI Thru port — probably not the easiest thing for the non-MIDI generation to understand as the implication of the word “Thru”.

My Logic now reads “MIDI Defaults” — checking a different system to see what it looks like. My other Mac says “MIDI Defaults”. Following is an image from Apple…MIDI Thru Lives!

Region inspector — Logic Pro X:

The Region inspector shows parameters for the selected region or regions, including Quantize and other parameters. Some parameters are shared, while others are available for only audio or MIDI regions. There are additional advanced quantization parameters that you can view and edit by clicking the More disclosure triangle.

You can also open the Region inspector in a separate floating window.


MIDI Thru Lives!

1/8 Page Right — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  1/8 Page Right

Move the visible part of the current page in the Score Editor.

As far as I can tell “1/8 page” is 1/8 of the visible score. If your visible score is 8 bars wide then you can move the score a bar at a time. Handy.

Score layout overview — Logic Pro X:

You should use Linear Score view for editing, as screen redraws are much faster, especially on slower computers.

Notation overview — Logic Pro X:

You can view MIDI regions in software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation in the Score Editor. Notes and other musical events are displayed as standard notation, along with common symbols such as time and key signature, bar lines, and clef signs. You can add and edit notes, add sustain pedal markings and other symbols, and print the score.