Set Locators by Next Marker and Enable Cycle ⌃⌥. — Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Locators by Next Marker and Enable Cycle   ⌃⌥.

Sets the cycle area to the next marker. Locators are set. Playhead does not move.

I need to become more rigorous in creating markers for the projects I am working on. Part of the “mix preparation” should be identifying the parts of the project.

My typical marker creation consists of using the Marquee tool to select an area, then using the commands

– Global Commands
Set Locators/Loop by Regions/Events/Marquee and Enable Cycle/Loop ⌘U

– Global Commands
Create Marker by Cycle Area ⌃⌥⇧⌘’

I have these 2 commands mapped to my Magic Trackpad — using BetterTouchTool — force-touch-bottom-left-corner.

BetterTouchTool can be found at — Great Tools for your Mac!

BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed app that allows you to customize various input devices on your Mac.

You can even trigger BTT with MIDI

Navigate using markers in Logic Pro — Apple Support

Set Locators by Next Marker and Enable Cycle

Page Up ⇞ — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Page Up    ⇞

Scrolls the current window contents upwards. Repeated scrolling should bring you to the top of the page/list/window.

Page Up and Page Down keys match direction. Home (left) and End (right) scroll horizontally. The MCU scrolls using the scroll arrows. On the X-Touch you have to press and hold the Zoom key while scrolling up/down, right/left. If the scroll key is _latched_ the tracks will zoom. If the scroll key is not latched the arrows work as the arrow keys on the keyboard.

Scroll and zoom the Logic Pro Tracks area — Apple Support

Depending on the size of the project and your display, you may not be able to see the entire project at one time. You can scroll both horizontally and vertically in the Tracks area to view other parts of the project.

Mackie Control cursor keys in Logic Pro — Apple Support

The table outlines the cursor controls and their functions:

Set Left Locator numerically… — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Set Left Locator numerically…

I have tried many ways to get the locators where I want them. Sometimes just entering the numbers from the keyboard is the simplest approach.

I set the locators numerically by double-clicking the locator in the LCD and typing in the bar number I want. I certainly don’t want to eat up control bar space with buttons that select a field in a dialog box. I would rather dedicate some key command to bring up the box.

The entry box does provide a decent way to focus on what you want, and lets you skip the command to set the other locators…

“Current” is the location of the playhead.

Use the cycle area in Logic Pro — Apple Support

You can use the cycle area to repeatedly play a particular part of a project. The cycle area can be used for composing, practicing a part before recording, recording multiple takes, and other purposes.

Go to Marker Number 16 ⌃6 — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Marker Number 16    ⌃6

I won’t repeat my statements about knowing why I would want to go to marker 16. Of course I remember why it is marker 16. I know what each of the 20 markers that I want to go to are. A marker would never get inserted before marker 16 causing it to move.

I like my markers. I like them so much I like to name them.