Select Members of Group 1 — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 1

Select all channels (and tracks) that are members of Group 1. Finally. A group number that I can probably remember.

During mix preparation I should probably assign tracks to groups when I create the summing folders for them. It might make things move a little faster and make things a bit more obvious. There is certainly no reason that I have to use separate groups for each summing folder (think stems) with multiple sets of channels in the same group.

Time to practice.

Groups inspector in Logic Pro — Apple Support

You use the Groups inspector to define the behavior of each Mixer group. The Groups inspector appears in the Track inspector when one or more groups have been created, and it can be opened as a floating window as well. It contains the following settings:

Are You Using Too Many Plugins? | Production Expert

Are You Using Too Many Plugins? | Production Expert

In this article Julian asks whether the seemingly limitless options available to us in software encourages an over-use of processing and indeed whether that matters if the music still sounds good?

I don’t, typically, use too many plug-ins. I own too many plug-ins. I have started the weeding out process.

I own too many DAWs as well. I have made a decision about that as well. I will have two to work with — Logic and MixBus32c.

Tricky bit is finding un-installers…

Activate Next Track Alternative ⌃⌥↑ — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Activate Next Track Alternative    ⌃⌥↑

Switch to the next track alternative. I have used project alternatives extensively for my live recordings. Track alternatives are arrangement tools. All of the tracks share the same channel strip and settings.

Use track alternatives in Logic Pro — Apple Support

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.