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#1 mersisblue

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 09:36 PM

Please list your most used and convenient Key Commands.

Also... Click commands how do you learn them ?
I am aware of the key command list but it says nothing about click commands.
I was watching an old tutorial about logic and I saw the guy use some key command to change the tool he was using ! Where do you learn these cool tricks ?

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 11:26 PM

The Esc key gives you a contextual menu of your tools, otherwise you can assign particular key commands to particular tools.

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 11:43 PM

well here's 2 I learned on my own
( BTW that esc command thing was one Ive been looking for ! )

1. Control click / rubber band is used to zoom

2. Control shift is used to scroll the screen

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 11:54 PM

Hmm, I'm not sure where you learn those, could be in the manual, but I've learnt most of my tricks reading and posting on forums like this.
Truth be told I don't think I've spent more than an hour flipping through the manual after more than 2 years of using this beast.

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 12:23 AM

mersisblue, hi! :)

I keep a pretty quick trigger on "alt k"

This gives you the pop-up key command menu. I find that the search tool on the key command window usually tracks down what I'm looking for. Plus, there's a lot you stumble on in there that ends up being pretty handy.

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 10:00 AM

A lot of Key commands are a part of OS X.

click+shift = multiple select, select multiple files in the finder window, select multiple objects in the arrange window, select multiple objects track or audio mixer.
you get the idea. Im sure there are alot more key functios that transfer over.

Also using expose to deal with multiple menus in logic.
Go into the system preferences menu, you can assign keys to the different expose window functions.

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 12:10 PM

here's one for the arrange window:
Command+Click on your second-most-used tool (for me it is the scissors)
in the toolbox on the left. Now when you hold the command key, the pointer will turn into your preferred secondary tool.

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:22 PM

Most of these are default key commands

save song: apple+s
save song As: alt+apple+s
Automation Folder: apple+shift+A
increase/decrease horizontal/vertical zoom: control + arrow
split object at song location: /

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 11:40 PM

Please list your most used and convenient Key Commands.

Also... Click commands how do you learn them ?
I am aware of the key command list but it says nothing about click commands.
I was watching an old tutorial about logic and I saw the guy use some key command to change the tool he was using ! Where do you learn these cool tricks ?


I highly recommend customizing the default key commands in Logic. I did it by printing out the key commands list (apple - K) and firstly, working out which key commands I wanted to use and the ones I was least likely to use. Then I completely restructured the keys to how I thought would optimize my work flow. This in conjunction with a fully blown and similarly optimized Autoload will make you an expert user of Logic over night.
Warning..this does require considerable forethought and perhaps some reading of the dreaded manual. You only have to do this once , from there it is just a matter of tweaking to further improve the system as you please.
A cool thing to do is to make your key commands mirror on other apps you use. For example the DSP key commands in my Logic audio editor are the same in Peak, so are the rewind, forward wind, zoom+,_,etc.
How you do it is up to you, don't believe that Logic have the right layout for everyone.

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 11:53 PM

here's one for the arrange window:
Command+Click on your second-most-used tool (for me it is the scissors)  
in the toolbox on the left. Now when you hold the command key, the pointer will turn into your preferred secondary tool.


I brought all the tools I use up on keys to the left lower of the keyboard.
I switch mainly between Pointer, scissors, mute and crossfade, respectively X,S,A,Z. It's a fast tool interchange method but it is two handed. :lol:
Any of these keys toggles the previous key so if I'm cutting and moving after using S once I only use X from that point on.

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 12:01 AM

that is extremely slick. i must check it out tomorrow!

i made the M key command 'Mute' so i click objects and then mute with the other hand...

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 03:08 AM

When you have a "2-or-more-button mouse", you can assign "escape" to one button. That way you can have instant acces to your tools from your mouse. The menu poops up and you can choose which tool you need at that moment.

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 03:09 AM

And off course I mean "pops up"

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 10:45 AM

:D

Actually in Logic 7 there is a preference where you can now assign the right click to access your tools, a kind gesture on their part and a big time saver for me.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 07:19 PM

here's a goodie... option + s (set solo lock mode) allows you to click off of a selected region that's in solo, to further edit without losing playback. you can also do this by double clicking on the solo button in the transport window. :good:

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 08:44 PM

How do you get rid of a fade or x-fade?

option + fade tool click on the fade will delete the applied fade or x-fade.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 06:35 AM

My most used keys is

ctrl+arrows to zoom and ctrl+ marquee select to zoom in
when option held down i have the sissors and then i just click to cut somethin
apple+s (Wonder when they will build in a auto-time save)
t for new track and shift+t new next track
m for mute stuff
= for set rounded locators and play (this on is the best of my keys, cant live without, u just select somethin and hit = to hear it :victory:
shift+m for mergein objects

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 05:37 PM

My most used... would have to be... DELETE. :lol:

F2 to arm an audio track for recording. F1 or M mutes a track.

/ to turn looped playback on and off

* to start recording (no, really?)

T to set tempo by locators... very cool: say you have a 2 bar loop to use for the basis of a melody or section, just set arrange to loop for 2 bars, click on the sample, and hit 'T' then select 'Global' and viola the tempo is syncd perfectly

< and > will advance the Song Position Line to the next bar (in the direction it points)

. to pause and unpause playback

My favorite I think is one that I made up... I have option-commmand-0 open up the Audio Configuration window, which if you're not familiar or don't use it much, is a great time saver. It lets you drag around plugins, or copy-drag them (hold option) with the hand tool. By the way, just hold command and you have the hand tool, because it's the only other tool in the window.

I'll put up some more when I can think better.



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Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:45 AM

my faves:

B = set rounded locators by object
ctrl-B = set locators by object
ctrl-shift-/ = split object by locators
/ = split by spl

this means, for example - while playing thru the track you hear a bit where an instrument should go solo just before the next beat

space - stop
select object, hit / - splits it
select newly split object, ctrl-B
ctrl-A (select all)
ctrl-shift-/, splits all other tracks
hit M - mutes all other tracks, or Del, clears em ..

prob sounds complex as i've explained it in a crap way, but i use this all the time

also -
ctrl -F - creates new file from region - very useful, for example you want to quickly reverse a snare or whatever

not strictly a key command, but i've killed all the warnings in the sample edit window (in fact all warnings in the program) - saves a lot of time.

another good one -
alt- scissor on an object - splits the object on every bar or beat division


i also use the arrow keys a lot in the matrix,
arrow keys on their own - select next object, (up down left or right)
shift - extends selection
alt- actually moves midi event by grid division

i use < > and to go up and down the grid divisions (ie 1/4, 1/16, etc) - i forget what this is actually called in the prefs. this way you can finely edit in the matrix without mousing around.

can't remember if any of these are defaults anymore... i'm still using logic 4/os9, so maybe some of this stuff is different for you guys.

i tried out logic express at a friends place and felt so frustrated by the minimal ability to use key commands ... once you get used to it you can never go back ...

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 06:41 PM

Recently picked up Soundtrack Pro and Its is now my default Audio Editor.
Logic has a programable key-command to open an external audio editor, and Soundtrack Pro it is for me.
I've assigned [ apple key + U ] to open selected audio file in Soundtrack Pro.


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