Snap Automation Mode: Bar — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Snap Automation Mode: Bar

Sets snap automation to the bar. When adding or moving automation points they will snap to the nearest bar.

Snap items to the grid in Logic Pro — Apple Support

The Tracks area includes a grid that helps you align regions, automation points, and other items with the time divisions in the ruler. When you perform any of the following actions, the items move according to the current Snap value:

New Track with Next Channel / MIDI Channel ⌃↩ — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  New Track with Next Channel / MIDI Channel ⌃↩

Create a new track using the next channel. Increments MIDI channel by 1. Creates new audio and software instrument channels as well.

I don’t get to create tracks in this way, being led by my mixing work, and possibly misled by workflows I have learned.

On the X-Touch the key sequence is SHIFT+OPTION SELECT where SELECT is one of the 8 channels. Creates a new channel to the right of the selected channel.

Something to experiment with.

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

This command creates a new track below the selected track, and assigns the next channel strip to it. If no next channel strip exists, one is created automatically.

Zoom Vertical Out ⌘↑ — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Zoom Vertical Out    ⌘↑

Reduce the vertical size of the display. In the Score Editor the entire page shrinks. In the Arrange window track/region height is reduced.

On the X-Touch press the “cursor” key (center of the direction arrows) and use the up-arrow.

None of the documentation describes the result of the action very well. Experimentation is the way here.

Scroll and zoom the Logic Pro Tracks area — Apple Support

In Logic Pro, drag the horizontal and vertical zoom sliders in the Tracks area menu bar. Drag the horizontal slider left to zoom out for a wider view, or drag it right to zoom in for a close-up view. Drag the vertical slider up for a wider view (more tracks), or drag it down for a close-up view (fewer tracks).

Select Project 18 — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Project 18

Nope — I won’t have 18 projects open. Common wisdom is that having more than one project open at a time can lead to project corruption.

This could be a holdover from the early versions of Logic where projects were called “songs”, and people using Logic for playback in peformances would have many songs open, strictly for playback.

The current world has MainStage for playback purposes. A far better tool for backing tracks or, possibly, programmatic audio.

There is no documentation in user manuals for Logic 7, 8, 9, or 10.

Go to Marker Number 19 𝍖⌃9 — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Go to Marker Number 19 𝍖⌃9

Markers are useful. Markers with descriptions or names even more so. Marker 19? Not sure I will use commands to jump to numbered markers.

Navigate using markers in Logic Pro — Apple Support

You can navigate through your project using markers. This is useful when you want to quickly jump to, and edit, regions or events at a specific position in your project, for example