New Tracks for Overlapped Regions — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  New Tracks for Overlapped Regions

Separate overlapped regions onto new tracks using the same channel strip. This allows you to see and work with information that is hidden.

As I think about it tracks basically contain instructions for sending output to a channel. The documentation considers using a drum machine — multiple, different sounds, and tracks for programming the machine.

I would use multiple tracks per channel for my software instruments EZdrummer, Miroslav Philharmonik, and SampleTank.

Create tracks using existing channel strips in Logic Pro — Apple Support

New tracks are created for wholly or partly overlapped regions, which are redistributed across the newly created tracks. A new track is created for each overlap. All tracks use the same channel strip as the original track. In other words, only one channel strip is used for all tracks.

Velocity 127 (fff) / — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Velocity 127 (fff) /

Set the velocity for notes entered with the Step Input Keyboard. 127 is the maximum value (MIDI 1.0) possible. 

Use step input recording in Logic Pro — Apple Support

To set the velocity of the inserted note: Click the Velocity buttons.

There are eight velocity values—represented by the traditional volume indicators ppp, pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, and fff. These correspond to MIDI velocity values 16, 32, 48, 64, 80, 96, 112, and 127, respectively.

- Step Input Keyboard
Velocity 16 (ppp) C
Velocity 32 (pp) V
Velocity 48 (p) B
Velocity 64 (mp) N
Velocity 80 (mf) M
Velocity 96 (f) ,
Velocity 112 (ff) .
Velocity 127 (fff) /

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 19 — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 19

Invoke program 19 on the MIDI region we have selected. I have to remember that Logic comes from the age of 20th-Century computing. “Back in the day” these commands would have been empowering. We can still use them, just no need to really have a dedicated command per preset. Times change.

Use MIDI transform sets in Logic Pro — Apple Support

Depending on your needs, it may be worthwhile to create your own transform sets. These can be configured and saved as part of a project. (Doing this in your template projects makes your transform sets available in all projects.) Your transform sets are shown at the bottom of the Presets pop-up menu.

Mackie Control Global View buttons in Logic Pro — Apple Support

Mackie Control Global View buttons in Logic Pro — Apple Support

The GLOBAL VIEW button is used in conjunction with the other eight GLOBAL VIEW buttons to display (and edit) specific types of channel strips. Pressing any of the buttons activates All View; when this view is active, the green LED to the right of the GLOBAL VIEW button is lit.

I have become fond of using ‘Single’ view in the mixer. If I select one of my summing stacks and switch to ‘Single’ I get the AUX and all of the channels visible in the mixer windows and in the faders on the X-Touch.

I haven’t been able to find documentation on how to switch the X-Touch into ‘Single’ view. Pressing the ‘Global View’ button toggles between ‘Arrange’ (tracks) and ‘All’.

After much experimentation I have discovered the OPTION-GLOBAL VIEW button press. This switches the mixer to ‘Single’ view. Excellent!

Select Members of Group 7 — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 7

Select the channels (and tracks) for everything assigned to group 7. There are 64 groups possible.

To Do: Investigate using groups to identify track stacks (both summing (AUX) and folder (VCA). Could go as far as assigning a group for reverb or delay sends, but that may simply be more easily accomplished using Sends on Faders.

Edit group membership in Logic Pro — Apple Support

You can add a channel strip to, or remove a channel strip from, single or multiple groups. You can also temporarily disable all group parameter links—applying a Group Clutch—to change the volume of an individual channel strip, for example.