Crop Regions Key Command!

OK, the Logicproanswers.com Logic Pro 9 Quick Tips Series continues!

Today we look at the Crop Regions outside Locators or Marquee Selection key command!

(Sounds fancy, does something practical.)

The Crop Regions outside Locators or Marquee Selection key command provides us a quick way to trim a region down to just the part we want to keep, and gets rid of all the stuff before and after, in one fell swoop! (anyone really know what a fell swoop is?)

To find this little guy, hold the Option key and press the K key to open the Key Commands Window, then in the search field in the upper right corner of the window, type in ‘crop region’.

The Crop Regions outside Locators or Marquee Selection key command will show up in the list on the left of the key commands window, like so:

This key command should already be assigned to the key combination Control-C, if it is not, click on the key command in the list to select it, then click on the Learn by Key Label Button to engage it, then press the Control key and the C key together to assign that key combination to the Crop Regions outside Locators or Marquee Selection key command.

Then Close the Key Commands window.

Next, we click and drag with the Marquee Tool over the portion of the region we want to keep (the good part), so that the portion is selected, like so:

Then we hold the Control key and press the C key, and presto, the region is magically cropped so that all the material before and after our Marquee Selection is removed!

Why am I so excited about this, you say?

Well, because this method eliminates a bunch of steps. Before we would make a marquee selection, then click on that selection to make it into a separate region, then we would click on the region before the newly-created region and press the Delete key, then we would click on the region after the newly-created region and press the Delete key again (whew, that’s a lot of steps!)

These posts are focused on practical tips covering ways of working in Logic Pro 9 that make the Music Production process easier, and address real-world producing situations we run into everyday.

Happy editing!



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