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by facej
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: MCU's MARKER+Function key question.
Replies: 34
Views: 1257

Re: MCU's MARKER+Function key question.

thanks - now tucked safely on my blog space.
by facej
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: MCU's MARKER+Function key question.
Replies: 34
Views: 1257

Re: MCU's MARKER+Function key question.

@des99 if the Logic 5 control documentation is in PDF format might I get a copy of it, please? The oldest I have is the Logic 7 Dedicated Control Surface manual. That has the MIDI implementation charts for the Logic Control.
by facej
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: MCU's MARKER+Function key question.
Replies: 34
Views: 1257

Re: MCU's MARKER+Function key question.

Thanks Des. Yes, seems the X-Touch has some custom implementations of these Marker+Function key combinations. Edit: Oh, well, based on your observations, it's the documentation that is not updated. See here for the MCU documentation I refer to: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/logicpro-css/ctl...
by facej
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Get rid of VCA setup Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Get rid of VCA setup Topic is solved

select the VCA channel and use the delete key
ignore any complaints
by facej
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Soundcraft Ui24r
Replies: 10
Views: 3860

Re: Soundcraft Ui24r

Normalize Region Gain after importing? Turn up the faders in Logic? I prefer the Normalize Region Gain
by facej
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Waves Plugins Workaround on M1
Replies: 5
Views: 4085

Re: Waves Plugins Workaround on M1

I just updated Waves plugins to 12.7 on the MBA M1 - no issues - everything still in Rosetta
by facej
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Presonus FaderPort 16 Vs Controller Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: Presonus FaderPort 16 Vs Controller Keyboard

If I was going all modern with a budget I might consider the UF8 - looks great - but a Logic Control for under $500? Give me an X-Touch
by facej
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: M1 Mac CPU only 1/3 but wheel of death still appears frequently
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: M1 Mac CPU only 1/3 but wheel of death still appears frequently

Are you running Logic Pro 10.6 or Logic Pro X 10.5? Where are the project files? Internal SSD? External project disk? Which Waves plugins in particular? How do you have "processing" set? Automatic? Fixed number of cores? I have automatic processing, 10 channels, 2 Waves plugins per channel...
by facej
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Big Sur, Error loading Plug-ins.
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Big Sur, Error loading Plug-ins.

Rosetta is definitely the way to go at this time.
by facej
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Best MacBook for Logic
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: Best MacBook for Logic

I upgraded my 2014 quad-i7 MacBook Pro (15", 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM) to a MacBook Air M1 16GB/1TB -different world. No noise, super fast, out-performs the old laptop even running in Rosetta mode due to plugins et al. If you need 2 external monitor support a MacBook Pro M1. If not, the MacBook Air ...
by facej
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Presonus FaderPort 16 Vs Controller Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: Presonus FaderPort 16 Vs Controller Keyboard

The Mackie Control (MCU Pro) is still available at the eye-watering price of $1300. I highly recommend the lower cost alternative - the Behringer X-Touch (not compact!) which is a very faithful clone. $450 new. If you add the extender at $350 you wind up with 16 channels for $800. The FaderPort 16 i...
by facej
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: is there a way to see what key commands i have AVAILABLE?
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: is there a way to see what key commands i have AVAILABLE?

KeyCue only reads the "menus" that are available. There is a lot of fine control in KeyCue which will change its behavior. Any command that Logic says is "keyboard command only" will not show up in KeyCue.
by facej
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Presonus FaderPort 16 Vs Controller Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: Presonus FaderPort 16 Vs Controller Keyboard

Motorized faders are it! I love my X-Touch - learn more about it every day.

Just got an ioStation 24c to be my "remote" interface - Faderport v2 (1 fader) + a 2 channel interface. Works well. Too bad it isn't bus-powered ;-)
by facej
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: is there a way to see what key commands i have AVAILABLE?
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: is there a way to see what key commands i have AVAILABLE?

I use a little application called "KeyCue" to get closer to a view of what's available... When I want to "hunt" for used/unused keys I often type "option-K" to get the Key Commands window, then press "Pressed", then press keys. I get a list of used keystrokes....
by facej
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Plugins load long and weirdly on Mac M1
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Re: Plugins load long and weirdly on Mac M1

My experience with Logic in M1 native mode loading non-native plugins takes a long time, and I get a process that consumes 8GB of memory and 243% of my CPU while it is simply doing nothing, If I put Logic in Rosetta mode and load the same plugins - no 8GB process - 15% CPU. I will put up with the sl...
by facej
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: [Solved] Logic on M1 Rosetta: Blank windows and missing GUI elements Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Logic on M1 Rosetta: Blank windows and missing GUI elements Topic is solved

I do not have these problems with my M1 MBA. I switched to running Logic in Rosetta exclusively which made everything reasonably smooth. Maybe share a project (audio removed) and I can see what it does here.

16GB/8-core/1TB MBA
by facej
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Waves Plugins Workaround on M1
Replies: 5
Views: 4085

Re: Waves Plugins Workaround on M1

my M1 MBAir runs my Waves plugins just fine. I installed everything on the Mac "from scratch" and set Logic to "Rosetta" mode. Most plugins work OK, just slow to "startup" as the Intel code gets translated...
by facej
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Interchangeable Studio - iMac and M1 MacBook Air
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Interchangeable Studio - iMac and M1 MacBook Air

Authorized to your "Internal Drive" is not authorized to a PCIe drive. In reality (according to Waves) your internal drive authorization is actually authorized by you network connection. I mean that you can authorize to a machine (identified by network hardware) or to a USB drive plugged i...
by facej
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Back up default key commands in case I mess up ?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Back up default key commands in case I mess up ?

Open the Key Commands edit window (option-K) Look at the gear menu at the top left. Note the "Initialize All Key Commands" (resets to factory) and the "Save" and "Save As..." commands. Basically do a "Save As..." after you modify things. You can recall your sa...
by facej
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Mackie Control/X-Touch Programable User Modes
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

Re: Mackie Control/X-Touch Programable User Modes

Thanks for rescuing the message. This time I have made a copy of the text and placed it over on my blog so I don't lose it again.