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Essential Apple Logic Pro Shortcuts You Need to Know

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

In this article, we've compiled a list of the most important Apple Logic Pro shortcuts to help you optimize your music production workflow. From navigation and editing to automation and mixing, these shortcuts cover a range of functions and can save you time and effort when working on your projects. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Logic Pro user, these shortcuts are sure to take your music production skills to the next level.

Apple Logic Pro is a powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) that offers a range of features for music production. However, to get the most out of Logic Pro, it's essential to learn the keyboard shortcuts. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most useful Apple Logic Pro shortcuts that can help you streamline your workflow and save time.

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Navigation Shortcuts

  • Command + 1: Show/hide the Library.

  • Command + 2: Show/hide the Inspector.

  • Command + 3: Show/hide the Mixer.

  • Command + 4: Show/hide the Loop Browser.

  • Command + 5: Show/hide the Editor.

Editing Shortcuts

  • Command + C: Copy the selected item.

  • Command + V: Paste the copied item.

  • Command + X: Cut the selected item.

  • Command + Z: Undo the last action.

  • Command + Shift + Z: Redo the last action.

  • Command + D: Duplicate the selected item.

Automation Shortcuts

  • Command + L: Create a new automation point.

  • Control + Command + L: Delete the selected automation point.

  • Option + Command + L: Move the selected automation point left.

  • Option + Command + R: Move the selected automation point right.

  • Control + Command + Up/Down arrow keys: Increase or decrease the value of the selected automation point.

Mixing Shortcuts

  • Option + Command + N: Create a new track.

  • Option + Command + T: Create a new software instrument track.

  • Option + Command + S: Solo the selected track.

  • Option + Command + M: Mute the selected track.

  • Control + Command + B: Show/hide the Smart Controls.

Recording Shortcuts

  • R: Record-enable the selected track.

  • Option + R: Record-enable all tracks.

  • Spacebar: Start and stop playback.

  • Command + K: Toggle the Metronome on/off.

  • Control + Command + R: Start recording.

Miscellaneous Shortcuts

  • Command + S: Save the current project.

  • Command + Shift + S: Save the current project as a new file.

  • Command + O: Open an existing project.

  • Command + N: Create a new project.

  • Command + F: Open the Search window.

In conclusion, learning the essential Apple Logic Pro shortcuts can significantly boost your productivity and help you work more efficiently when producing music. By incorporating these shortcuts into your workflow, you can save time and focus more on the creative aspects of music production.


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