Logic Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts

Knowing the Logic Pro X keyboard shortcuts can help you improve your workflow and become more versed in using the app. You might not remember all of these, but keeping a list around will allow you to reference it when needed. 

My name is Donovan, and I’m an experienced writer, engineer, and producer. I’ve worked with Logic Pro X for years and am very comfortable using the app. I know many of the keyboard shortcuts by heart and use them often. 

This post will show you many of the Logic Pro X keyboard shortcuts. I’ll provide you with a list of them so you can use them when you are working on a project or trying to speed up your writing or recording workflow. 

Let’s dive in. 

Key Takeaways

  • Knowing the Logic Pro X keyboard shortcuts can save you a lot of time when working in the app. They can improve your workflow and allow you to become a more efficient engineer or producer. 
  • You can customize keyboard shortcuts if you don’t want to use the regular shortcuts that are already set up. This is another way to improve workflow for any shortcuts you use often. 
  • Memorizing all of the keyboard shortcuts in Logic Pro X is a challenge, but having a quick reference sheet around allows you to access them quickly without knowing them by heart. 

Logic Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts

Here is an extensive list of Logic Pro X keyboard shortcuts. You can use these as a type of cheat sheet if you don’t want to memorize all of them.

Action Keyboard Shortcut
Record/Record Toggle*(Asterisk)
Record Into CellOption-R
Capture as RecordingShift-R
Discard Recording and Return to Last Play PositionCommand-.(period)
Play/StopSpace bar
Pause . (period)
Rewind, (comma)
Preview Selection-Based ProcessingOption-_ (underscore)
Fast RewindShift-, (comma)
Fast ForwardShift-. (period)
Rewind by TransientControl-, (comma)
Got to PositionZ
Play from Left Window EdgeShift-Enter
Set Punch in Locator by Rounded PlayheadControl-Option-Shift-Command-I
Set Punch in Locator by PlayheadControl-Option-Command-I
Set Punch Out Locator by PlayheadControl-Option-Command-O
Set Punch Out Locator Point by Rounded PlayheadControl-Option-Shift-Command-O
Set Rounded Locators by Regions/Evens and Enable CycleU
Set Locators by Regions/Events/Marquee and Enable CycleCommand-U
Play from SelectionShift-Space bar
Move Locators Forward by Cycle LengthShift-Command-. (period)
Swap Left and Right Locator= (equal)
Move Locators Backwards by Cycle LengthShift-Command-, (comma)
Go to Selection StartControl-home
Go to Selection EndControl-end
Go to BeginningReturn
Go to End of Last RegionOption-Return
Create Marker Option-’ (apostrophe)
Create Marker Without RoundingControl-Option-’ (apostrophe)
Create Marker for Selected RegionsOption-Shift-’ (apostrophe)
Delete MarkerOption-Delete
Set Locators by Marker and Enable CycleControl-Option-C
Set Locators by Previous Marker and Enable CycleControl-Option-, (comma)
Go to Previous Marker and Set LocatorsOption-, (comma)
Got to Next Marker and Set LocatorsOption-. (period)
Got to Marker NumberOption-/ (slash)
Rename MarkerShift-’ (apostrophe) 
Go to Marker 11
Got to Marker 22
Go to Marker 33
Got to Marker 44
Got to Marker 55
Go to Marker 66
Got to Marker 77
Go to Marker 88
Go to Marker 99
Go to Marker 10Control-0
Got to Marker 11Control-1
Go to Marker 12Control-2
Go to Marker 13Control-3
Go to Marker 14Control-4
Go to Marker 15 Control-5
Go to Marker 16Control-6
Go to Marker 17Control-7
Go to Marker 18Control-8
Go to Marker 19Control-9
Solo Mode Control-S
Set Solo Lock ModeOption-S
Reselect Solo-Locked RegionsOption-Shift-S
Clear/Recall SoloControl-Option-Command-S
Cycle ModeC
Double Cycle/Loop LengthOption-Shift-Command-. (period)
Halve Cycle/Loop LengthOption-Shift-Command-, (comma)
Autophunch ModeControl-Option-Command-P
Replace/ (slash)
Mute Off for AllControl-Shift-M
Cycle Audition On/OffControl-C
MIDI/Monitor Metronome ClickK
Count In Shift-K
Open PreferencesCommand-, (comma)
Region Inspector FloatOption-Shift-R
Open Automation PreferencesOption-A
Open Main WindowCommand-1
Open MixerCommand-2
Open Smart ControlsCommand-3
Open Piano RollCommand-4
Open Score EditorCommand-5
Open Audio File EditorCommand-6
Open Event ListCommand-7
Open Project AudioCommand-8
Open TransformCommand-9
Open EnvironmentCommand-0
Note RepeatControl-Option-Return
Spot EraseControl-Option-Delete
Show/Hide MixerX
Show/Hide Musical TypingCommand-K
Show/Hide Smart ControlsB
Show/Hide Score EditorN
Show/Hide Piano RollP
Show/Hide Loop BrowserO
Show/Hide Staff Style WindowControl-Option-Shift-S
Show/Hide Score Sets WindowControl-Option-Shift-I
Show/Hide Step Input KeyboardOption-Command-K
Show/Hide LibraryY
Show/Hide Audio File EditorW
Show Detailed HelpCommand-/ (slash)
Show/hide Quick HelpShift-/ (slash)
Open in External Sample EditorShift-W
Open Tempo ListOption-Shift-T
Open Key CommandsOption-K
Show/Hide ColorsOption-C
Enter/Exit Full ScreenControl-Command-F
Open MovieOption-Command-O
Toggle Current Track Automation Off/ReadControl-Command-O
Toggle Current Track Automation Latch/ReadControl-Command-A
Set All Tracks to Automation OffControl-Shift-Command-O
Set All Tracks to Automation ReadControl-Shift-Command-R
Set All Tracks to Automation TouchControl-Shift-Command-T
Set All Tracks to Automation LatchControl-Shift-Command-L
Track Automation Event ListControl-Command-E
Toggle Automation Quick Access Control-Option-Command-A
Enable/Disable Automation GroupsShift-G
Open Group SettingsOption-Shift-G
Close WindowCommand-W
Cycle Through WindowsCommand-` (grave accent)
Select Next TrackDown Arrow
Select Previous Track Up Arrow
New Empty ProjectShift-Command-N
New ProjectCommand-N
Open Command-O
Project SettingsOption-P
Close ProjectOption-Command-W
Save Project AsShift-Command-S
Export All Tracks as Audio FilesShift-Command-E
Export Selection as MIDI FileOption-Command-E
Export Track as Audio FileCommand-E
Zoom WindowOption-Command-M
Import Audio FileShift-Command-I
Next Channel Strip Setting of Focused TrackShift-] (right bracket)
Previous Channel Strip Setting of Focused TrackShift-[ (left bracket)
Copy Channel Strip SettingOption-Command-C
Paste Channel Strip SettingOption-Command-V
Next Patch, Plugin Setting or Sampler Instrument] (right bracket)
Previous Patch, Plugin Setting or Sampler Instrument[ (left bracket)
Toggle Channel Strip MuteM
Toggle Channel Strip SoloS
Toggle Channel Strip Input MonitoringControl-I
Toggle Channel Strip FormatControl-Shift-S
Show/Hide All Plugin WindowsV
Set Nudge Value to BarControl-Option-M
Set Nudge Value to BeatControl-Option-B
Set Nudge Value to TickControl-Option-T
Set Nudge Value to DivisionControl-Option-D
Set Nudge Value to SMPTE FrameControl-Option-F
Set Nudge Value to 0.5 SMPTE FrameControl-Option-H
Set Nudge Value to 1msControl-Option-1
Set Nudge Value to SampleControl-Option-S
Set Nudge Value to 10msControl-Option-0
Stop all CellsCommand-Return
Toggle Activation of all TracksControl-Option-Shift-T

Logic Pro X Custom Key Commands

The table above shows all of the key commands as they are set up when you first purchase and start using Logic Pro X. But you can also customize things if you want to switch these up and develop your own personal shortcuts. 

Follow these steps to set up custom key commands in Logic Pro X. 

1. Open a new or existing Logic Pro X project. 

2. Select Logic Pro from the main menu at the top of the project window. 

3. Select Key Commands

4. Select Edit

5. You’ll see an entire list of key commands here. You can select whatever command you want to change and enter your custom command in place of what is existing. 

Logic won’t let you save a custom command if that command is already assigned to an action, but you can change up as many as you want if the commands are free. 

Final Thoughts

Knowing a few keyboard shortcuts can give you an advantage when you are working through complicated recording or producing settings. And the more of them you know, the more improved your workflow will become. 

I’ve never really used the custom key commands option in Logic Pro X, but if you don’t like a particular shortcut, this option is worth taking advantage of. 

Do you use keyboard shortcuts in Logic Pro X? How many do you think you have memorized? Let me know in the comments below. 

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