Here’s a list of OS X keyboard shortcuts that should come in handy when you’re working with Logic Pro. For more OS X keyboard goodness, follow the link at the bottom of this article. Have an OS X keyboard shortcut tip yourself to speed up workflow? Drop it in the comments!
When using built-in audio:
- Increase or decrease your volume by quarter increments: ⌥+⇧+Volume Up/Down.
- Use ⇧+Volume Up/Down to change volume without the sound effect.
- Holding down ⌥ while clicking the volume control in the menu bar gives you a menu where you can choose your mac’s input and output audio devices.
- Pressing ⌥+function key will bring up the System Preference panel for that key.
⌥+Mute/Volume brings up the sound preference panel.
- Hold ctrl and move the scroll wheel (or use 2 fingers on your trackpad). It will zoom in the entire screen. This makes connecting certain objects in Environment a lot easier.
- Holding down ⇧ while using the mouse scroll wheel will scroll the window horizontally.
- Change screen brightness in quarter intervals: ⌥+⇧+ Brightness Up/Down.
- Put your screen to sleep while listening to your work: ctrl+⇧+⏏.
- Invert screen colors with ctrl+⌥+⌘+8.
Logic Pro Navigation:
- When closing an unsaved song, ⌘+D will invoke “Don’t Save” for you. Be careful.
- Navigate Logic Pro’s menu bar by keyboard: ctrl+F2. On macbooks with function keys turned off: ctrl+fn+F2. You can navigate through the menus using the arrow keys and the enter key.
- Press ⌘+` (right apostrophe) to switch between multiple windows.
- While typing in Notes in Logic Pro, press F5 for suggestions. On macbooks: fn+F5.