LPX : Channel Strips vs Paches
Channel strips contain a plugin config for a single channel strip.
Copy Channel Strip Setting : Alt + CMD + C
Paste Channel Strip Setting : Alt + CMD + V
Patches can include track stacks, multiple channel strips and include auxes, so you can combine a layer of multiple instruments and associated auxes in one patch, for example.
Nb: If you want the Busses to be stored in a Patch, you need to include them into a "track stacks" first and then you need to save the "track stacks" as Patch.
LPX : Bus to Aux (in Mixer Window)
To know which Aux is used for a Bus :
Shift + Click on the Bus --> this will send you to the Aux (blinking/flashing)
LPX : Q-Reference in Groups
When you select a new Group, Logic will open the Group dialog in the Inspector. Give your Group a convenient name such as Drums
From here it’s important to enable two Group Settings in particular:
- Editing (Selection)
- Quantize-Locked (Audio)
When enabled, Editing (Selection) ensures any selection you make is applied to the whole group. So if you decide to chop a section out from the overheads, that same cut will occur for all other the drum tracks.
In this case, Quantize-Locked (Audio) ensures your Flex edits are exactly the same across the kit.
By enabling both of these settings, you can commit Flex edits with confidence.
Once you’ve nailed those, there’s just one more step for locked in Grouping:
Q-References are essentially your guide tracks for Flex. You get to tell Logic which tracks are the most important ones in the Group.
eg: for drums recording : Since most drummers play the kick and snare the most, I always choose the Kick and Snare as my guides.
Flex will analyze all your tracks. And Logic will cross-reference them with your guide tracks (with Q Ref green button selected). This means you won’t have way more Flex markers than you need.
Ps: If you need to edit transcients or anything in an individual track you will need to bypass the Group with : Shift – G.
LPX : Where are third-party Audio Units plug-ins installed on Mac?
If you need to manually remove third-party Audio Units plug-ins, you can find the files in the Library folders on your Mac.
You can install Audio Units plug-ins from manufacturers other than Apple to process audio in Logic Pro X, GarageBand, and Final Cut Pro. When installed, Audio Units plug-ins appear as individual components in the Library folders on your Mac:
- In the Finder choose Go > Go to Folder, enter "/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components" into the Go to Folder field, then click Go.
- You can also check the Library in your Home folder. In the Finder choose Go > Go to Folder, enter "~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components" into the Go to Folder field, then click Go.
Built-in effects and instruments included with Apple apps like Logic Pro X, GarageBand, MainStage, and Final Cut Pro X don't appear in the Library folders and can't be removed manually.
ABLETON 9 Shortcuts
Insert fades: cmd + Alt + f | (Windows computer: ctrl + alt + f)
Insert fades best keyboard shortcut ableton
Fades are a valuable tool. not just for seamlessly joining clips and transparently bringing tracks in and out of a song, they're also a necessary utility for removing zero-crossing pops from your clips.
Follow transport: cmd + shift + f | (Windows computer: ctrl + shift + f)
Follow transport best keyboard shortcuts ableton
Following playback let's you keep a careful eye on all the details of your track as it plays. very useful indeed, this shortcut both turns on and turns off the function.
Duplicate time: cmd + shift + d | (Windows computer: ctrl + shift + d)
Duplicate time keyboard shortcut ableton
This shortcut is great for creating variations and "children" from your current loops. just duplicate a few bars over and make adjustment to the patterns and sounds and you've got a b-section!
Paste time: cmd + shift + v | (Windows computer: ctrl + shift + v)
Paste time keyboard shortcut ableton
you don't always want everything moved over, I know. so just copy what you need and paste it right into the middle of your song!
Loop selection: cmd + l | (Windows computer: ctrl + l)
Loop selection keyboard shortcut ableton
A great tool for looping whatever you have highlighted. in my opinion this makes session view obsolete for all but live applications. this same shortcut is very useful inside clips where it will snap the clip loop to the selection.
To select all the clips in the arrange window in a selected area : cmd + shift + l
Quantize: cmd + shift + u | (Windows computer: ctrl + shift + u)
Quantize settings midi audio keyboard shortcut ableton
You can quantize with cmd (ctrl) + u but if you want control over the settings you'll want to add shift. works for both midi and warped audio.
Consolidate: cmd + j | (Windows computer: ctrl + j)
Consolidate keyboard shortcut ableton
I have to mention consolidate, just because it will change your life. incredibly useful to quickly "bounce" several clips into one. flattens any warp adjustments you make. works for both midi and audio. HUGE.
Group devices: cmd + g | (Windows computer: ctrl +g)
Group tracks devices keyboard shortcut ableton
cmd (ctrl) + g does a lot of things and undoubtedly you're already using it for this and grouping tracks. one of the best features of ableton imo.
DELETE automation in selected area (arrange Window): cmd + DELETE
In the track head, select the paramater then right click -> delete Automation
Holdindg shift while draging a node parameter will overwrite the old parameters values.
Insert time: select the time you want to add in the arrange window, cmd + i
When using the pen (cmd + b) You may need to set the grid properly before to edit as wanted
GRID ON/OFF (snap to grid): cmd + 4
GRID to set a Smaller / Narrow : cmd + 1
GRID to set a Bigger / Widden : cmd + 2
Fixed Grid On/Off : cmd + 5