5 Audio Production Terms We Need To Stop Confusing | Production Expert

5 Audio Production Terms We Need To Stop Confusing | Production Expert

It is said that the English language is fluid and evolving and we shouldn’t get hung up when people start using different words for the same thing. Often said by those who are using the wrong term as they order their expresso coffee. Whilst it is true that language can evolve, it’s also important to agree that certain terms mean the same thing to everyone working in the same industry.

Yes, please, stop making stems with the phase inverted for the producer to master.

Insert Silence Between Locators (Global) ⌃⌘Z — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Insert Silence Between Locators (Global)    ⌃⌘Z

Inserts “empty space” between the locators. Allows you to easily create gaps in a project so you can add new regions (MIDI or audio).

Add or remove gaps in a Logic Pro arrangement — Apple Support

Alternatively, you may want to insert some empty bars in the middle of a project, to create space for another chorus, verse, or bridge, for example. As with the previous example, all existing tempo changes and so on are moved accordingly (to the right by the number of inserted bars).

Set Global Edit Mode to Note ⌃⌥N — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Global Edit Mode to Note    ⌃⌥N

Changes the global edit mode to Note. This can be achieved by selecting ‘Note’ from the menu at the top of the Step Sequencer window.

There is an annoying behavior when using the keyboard commands to set the Global Edit mode. If you select the mode that is currently selected you get a flash of the screen and a notification that you can’t set the mode, or it is already selected. That’s essentially a broken message. You can’t do this, or you already did, so I am warning you…hmmm

Use Step Sequencer edit modes in Logic Pro — Apple Support

Note: Drag vertically in the step to set the Note value from –12 to 12 semitones, transposing the pitch of the step in notes.

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview — Apple Support

Using edit modes, you can control different attributes of the note or event triggered by a step. Some edit modes apply to only one row type, while others are common to both types. For note rows, you can change the velocity, pitch, gate time, number of note repetitions in a step, and other attributes. For automation rows, you can change the value of the automated parameter. Edit modes common to both row types include skipping and tying steps, changing the loop start and end point, and changing the step rate.