Logic Pro X 10.1 – New Key Commands – The Story Sofar
Logic Pro X 10.1 has a few new Key Commands, here’s what I have found out about them sofar.
Toggle Vertical Auto Zoom
Suppose your arrangement looks something like this:
You can now use the new Vertical Auto Zoom button, to maximize track height while keeping all tracks visible:
There’s a new Key Command for that, but you’ll have to assign it yourself in the Key Commands Editor. I thought ⇧ ⌘ ↓ made sense and is memorable.
From the Release Notes:
The Repeat Regions/Events key command now duplicates the currently selected region or event without opening a dialog window (the previous behavior for this command is accessed with the new key command Repeat Regions/Events Multiple Times)
So, ⌘ R now simply repeats regions and events, no questions asked. If you want the previous behaviour back, you’ll have to assign a Key Command to the new function called ‘Repeat Regions/Events Multiple Times’:
⌥ ⇧ R was the only free command with ‘R’ I could find. The new function is in the ‘Edit’ menu, should you prefer that method:
Toggle the Flex or Follow Tempo Region parameter
Here’s an Apple Loop, with ‘Follow Tempo & Pitch’ enabled in the Region Inspector:
If you change the project’s Tempo, the loop will obey as expected. In 10.1, you can now toggle ‘Follow Tempo & Pitch’ with ⌃ F. Turn it off, and the Apple Loop will keep playing at the original Tempo. To illustrate, I’ve set the project’s Tempo to 60 BPM:
The same loop, with Flex shown and enabled:
The same Key Command – ⌃ F – now toggles Flex on and off for the region (not the Track).
Toggle the Musical Grid
There’s now a new Key Command to toggle the Musical Grid between bars and beats, and SMPTE time. This new Key Command too is unassigned by default. How about ⌃ ⇧ G?
Bars & Beats:
That’s it for now…This should make sifting through the Release Notes a little easier. If you spot anything awkward, found something yourself, comment!
Logic Pro X 10.1 is still young.