Composing and Recording with Logic Pro X
Part of the Logic Pro X For Dummies Cheat Sheet
The most important factors to consider when you're composing with Logic Pro X are speed and ease of capturing ideas. Familiarize yourself with the following commands to accelerate your composing:
Press Shift-Command-N or choose File→New to create a new project.
Press Shift-Command-T or choose Track→Global Tracks→Show Tempo Track to show the tempo track.
Press K to turn the metronome on or off.
Press Option-Command-S or choose Track→New Software Instrument Track to create a new software instrument track.
Press Option-Command-A or choose Track→New Audio Track to create a new audio track.
The two basic types of recording in Logic Pro X are audio recording and MIDI recording. These shortcuts will help you record audio and MIDI with Logic Pro X:
Press Control-R to enable recording on the selected track.
Press R to begin recording.