Logic Pro X Key Commands – The Story Sofar
In Logic Pro X, the default set of Key Commands has changed considerably. As expected, there are many new key commands reflecting the new features that Logic Pro X offers. Many functions that had a default key command set in Logic Pro 9, do not have one set in Logic Pro X. Besides that, some functions have been (slightly) renamed. In several cases, modifier keys have been modified. Lastly, there is now just one preset. So, it looks like we’ve got some work to do. Here’s what I’ve found sofar.
Renamed, Reorganized, and Modified
- the U.S. numeric keypad preset in Logic Pro 9 has 459 default key commands, in Logic Pro X it has 590.
- in many cases (but not all), the word ‘toggle’ has been replaced by ‘show/hide’. Keep that in mind while searching for a key command.
- several key commands have been moved to a different category. For example: Cut, Copy and Paste and ‘Transpose Events’ now belong to the ‘Various Windows’ section.
- The Audio File Editor, formerly known as the Sample Editor, seems to have the least changes. For ‘Search Peak’ and ‘Search Silence’, the modifier key has been changed from control to shift.
Just the tip of the iceberg folks.
Useful Functions without a Key Command
A partial list of some useful functions that have a default key command set in Logic Pro 9, but not in Logic Pro X:
- Show/Hide Event List
- Open System Performance
- Clear Overload Flag in Audio Channel Display
- Select Empty Regions
- Snap Modes
- Drag Modes
- Toggle Track Solo
The New Old Key Command Editor
Not much has changed in the functionality of the Key Command editor. After pasting the list of key commands into a text editor, I noticed that there still is no symbol for the numeric keypad. This would be handy, and avoid confusion. Furthermore, the ‘merging’ of the numeric- and non-numeric presets has been badly executed. It seems to favor users with a numeric keypad.
Quick recap, for those without a numeric keypad:
- Page Up ⇞ = fn + up arrow
- Page Down ⇟ = fn + down arrow
- Home ↖ = fn + left arrow
- End ↘ = fn + right arrow
More confusion up ahead…
Logic Pro X Key Commands for recalling Screensets:
Logic Pro X Key Commands for markers:
This can’t be right. Typos? Or am I missing something? Anyone?
Logic Pro X Key Commands on logicprokeycommands.com
If you’re into morphing Mac keyboards and fast Key Command searching and highlighting, check out the new Logic Pro X Key Commands page on logicprokeycommands.com. I must say it needs a little more work though, especially on the Key Commands that involve the return and delete key on the numeric keypad. I’m currently on a Macbook, and didn’t pack my numeric keyboard 🙂
If you’re also into editing video with Final Cut Pro X, check out this Final Cut Pro Keyboard Shortcuts site.
Hit me in the comments if you spot anything awkward.
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