Move Region to Recorded Position ⌥⇧⌘R — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Move Region to Recorded Position    ⌥⇧⌘R

Simple in concept. If I have moved a region on a track, and I want it to be placed back at the original point, move to recorded position seems perfect.

I was surprised with my test case, a song that was extracted from an hour-long set. I created regions for the tracks and exported the audio to work in a smaller project. When I sliced out a region, moved it, and tried to move it back I got a warning that the project had different time. Logic offered to offset time so I could place the audio at 1:43:10. This is actually useful if I want to refer back to the original full set recording.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area — Apple Support

This command only works for timestamped audio files, such as those recorded in the current project, and imported Broadcast Wave or SDII files. Timestamped files are indicated by a clock symbol in the Project Audio Browser.

7 Audio Rendering Tricks You Should Check Out | Production Expert

7 Audio Rendering Tricks You Should Check Out | Production Expert

Since you’re now bouncing all your drum tracks prior to mixing, you might as well go the whole hog and render everything else in your projects as audio, too. This is actually good practise for a couple of reasons beyond just taking the strain off your CPU. First, converting virtual instrument tracks to audio for mixing kills the temptation to fiddle endlessly with sounds that you should have largely settled on by that point in the production process. And second, rendering every channel dry (with faders at unity) and/or ’as mixed’ at the very end of a project creates a future-proof archive of it that you can return to for remixing years later, without worrying about plugin obsolescence or compatibility issues.

I wish I had rendered tracks with effects to save with old projects. I didn’t. Re-visiting them is hard to do since “things change”.

My current practice is to make a new “alternative” to my project and bounce all the tracks in place. This gets me tracks, buses, and stems. If I want to re-visit the mix I just open the penultimate alternative and get to work.

Waveform Vertical Zoom x 4 — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Waveform Vertical Zoom x 4

Set the visual display of the waveform to 4 times standard. You can set the waveform to a maximum of 8 times normal.

Using the ‘Waveform Vertical Zoom In/Out” commands allows for smaller adjustments. Waveforms have 16 visual levels, meaning you can increase in 15 steps.

Far too many people make determinations of how loud things are by looking at waveforms. I find it difficult to discuss levels with these people. The waveform display is an aid to finding transients and relative levels…specific levels should be determined in different ways — who knows what the scale is…

Show/Hide Project Audio — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Project Audio

Shows or hides the project audio browser. There is a button in the control bar — one of the browser collection — that can be used to show the project audio.

The browsers (and the commands) show evidence of being added to and changed over time. Project Audio is clumped with browsers, but not called a browser. “Media” browser has no command available to show or hide, just clicking on the “Media” tab in the audio/media/file browser.

There is a command sequence on the Logic Control — SHIFT-F8 — that is mapped to ‘Show/Hide Project Audio’. A bit of reading in the Control Surfaces manual leads us to the term ‘Audio Bin’ which is now known as ‘Project Audio’.

A lot of the Logic workflow can be inferred when reading _old_ documentation.

- Global Commands
Show/Hide Loop Browser O
Show/Hide File Browser
Show/Hide Project Audio

- Main Window Tracks
Show/Hide Browsers F