Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 1/2 SMPTE Frame — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 1/2 SMPTE Frame

Move the event one half frame to the left. The amount of time that is shifted is dependent on the SMPTE frame rate. I am always entertained when I see and hear videos that are remarkably well aligned…

Logic Pro soundtracks overview — Apple Support

QuickTime video is embedded with an internal SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) timecode. SMPTE timecode is an absolute timecode that covers a 24-hour period. It displays hours, minutes, seconds, frames, and subframes. Logic Pro recognizes SMPTE timecode and converts it to MTC (MIDI Time Code). MTC is the MIDI equivalent of SMPTE timecode. Different video frame rates are automatically interpreted by Logic Pro. See MTC interpretation in Logic Pro.

Nudge Automation down 1 Step — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Automation down 1 Step

Moves the selected automation curve down by 1 step. A step is dependent on the type of automation. Volume is stepped in .1 dB increments.

Overview of automation in Logic Pro — Apple Support

Automation refers to recording, editing, and playing back the movements of faders, knobs, and switches. Using automation, you can create changes over time to volume, pan, and other settings. You can add automation to all track types.

Force Syncopation ⌃⇧Y — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Force Syncopation  ⌃⇧Y

I can’t explain it any better than the documentation does.

Change note syncopation and interpretation in the Logic Pro Score Editor — Apple Support

By default, note syncopation and interpretation match the settings chosen in the Region inspector. You can change interpretation settings for individual notes to improve readability.

Logic Pro Syncopation region parameter — Apple Support

Syncopation involves rhythmic patterns that go against the normal rhythm as defined by the time signature. The Syncopation setting helps you produce a cleaner-looking score by displaying syncopated notes with fewer ties or subdivisions.

If Syncopation is turned on, each note is displayed graphically as a single note when possible (rather than as several tied notes), regardless of its rhythmic position. If it can’t be displayed as a single note, the note is divided into the minimum possible number of notes, connected by ties. In some cases, the display of syncopated notes also depends on the Max Dots setting—see Logic Pro Max Dots region parameter.

Cycle Through Windows (counter-clockwise) ⇧⌘` — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Cycle Through Windows (counter-clockwise)  ⇧⌘`

Bring a window to the front (focus). I have worked with Logic Pro on a large screen almost exclusively. With my newest portable studio I will have a more restricted screen space (laptop) so I should learn to cycle the windows.

‘Cycle Through Windows’, ‘Cycle Through Window Views’ — keyboard commands for the small screens.

I need to compare window cycling vs. Screenset switching.

Open and close Logic Pro windows — Apple Support

Only one window can have key focus at a given time, this is called the active window. When several normal windows overlap, the active window is the window in the foreground. The title of the window with key focus is black (the titles of other open windows are gray). Inside a window, the area with key focus (for example, the Tracks area) is bordered by a blue frame.

In the Logic Pro main window, different areas can be given key focus by clicking the background or title bar of the window, or by using a tool in the window. Key commands only affect the window or area with key focus.

Toggle Hide Group 53 — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 53

Hide/un-hide group 53. This command is bogus. There are only 32 groups possible. Maybe someday…but who can remember 53 different groups?

Always a good time to consider the utility of groups and how workflows can be streamlined (or complicated.)

Overview of groups in Logic Pro — Apple Support

Prior to mixing, you may find it useful to define some logical channel strip groups. You could, for example, group all drum channel strips under one drum group. This would allow you to control the group meters (volume, pan, mute, solo, sends, and so on) using a single control, while still maintaining the relative parameter values of each channel strip.