Independent Grace — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Independent Grace

Makes a note on the score an independent grace note. When scoring music we don’t worry about the actual performance — that’s the job of the musician. When an automaton interprets a score it needs to know the rules for performance.

Make the rules clear so the music can playback in the expected manner.

Use independent notes in the Logic Pro Score Editor — Apple Support

Independent Grace: The note is displayed as a single (independent) grace note.

Slip Left by Nudge Value ⌃⌥← — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Slip Left by Nudge Value    ⌃⌥←

Interesting ways to move things in the regions. I would compare it to a slide rule movement. Slipping shouldn’t be confused with rotating, which is also possible.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area — Apple Support

You can slip regions, which moves the content of the region left or right by the nudge value without moving the boundaries of the region. The content effectively moves inside the region, which remains stationary. Slipping a region is possible only when the source content exceeds the length of the region by the amount you slip (or greater).

Show Movie in Finder — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show Movie in Finder

Open a Finder window showing the current movie file. The menu command is File>Movie>Show in Finder.

Add a movie to your Logic Pro project — Apple Support

You can view a QuickTime movie file synchronously with your project, making film and TV scoring quick and easy. Although you can’t record or edit video directly in Logic Pro, you can replace the soundtrack of a video file with music, Foley, and dialogue arranged in your project.

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 11 — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 11

It’s good that there are up to 30 preset transforms. Unfortunately there is no way to see what, exactly, Transform User Preset 11 *is*.

It’s like trying to program with numbered subroutines or functions.

Far safer and more meaningful to “Open MIDI Transform ⌘9′ and select the transformation there. I guess some people can keep it straight between Group 27 and Transform Preset 27 — not me.

Oh, yeah, this is exactly the tool I was looking for back in the 1990s when I was programming MIDI “orchestras”.

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.

Fix Displayed Note Positions — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Fix Displayed Note Positions

We need to understand “display quantization”. It means what I think it means, but I had to go hunting in the documentation to confirm. Moves displayed notes to their “proper” positions. “Set the visual quantization value” describes what is going on, and why we might need it.

Quantize the timing of notes in the Logic Pro Score Editor — Apple Support

You can quantize, or automatically correct, the timing of individual MIDI notes in the Score Editor. This is useful when regions in the track contain the right notes, but are not perfectly in time with the project. When you quantize the timing, items are adjusted to the selected note value. You can quantize the timing of regions with drums, single-note instruments, and chordal or polyphonic instruments.

Logic Pro Quantize region parameter — Apple Support

You can fix the display quantization of all MIDI events in the projects using the Score Editor’s Functions > Quantization > Fix displayed Note Positions and Fix displayed Note Positions and Durations commands. These commands may be useful for exporting projects (complete with display Quantize settings) to other notation programs that don’t feature display quantization. The commands are also available from the shortcut menu when you Control-click notes in the score.