Assigning Buttons to Key Commands

In addition to assigning controllers to parameters, you can assign control surface buttons—and button or key release messages—to key commands.

To assign a control surface button to a key command
  1. Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Key Commands to open the Key Commands window.

    Figure. Key Commands window.
  2. In the Command list, click the disclosure triangle next to the category whose commands you want to reveal, then select the key command you want to assign. You can also search for the key command in the Search field.

  3. Click the Learn New Assignment button.

  4. Press the (control surface) button that you want to assign to the key command. This sends a MIDI message to Logic Express.

    The name of the controller appears in the Assignments field.

  5. You can repeat steps 2 to 4 to make additional assignments, if you like.

  6. When you finish, click the Close button to exit the window.

To assign a button or key release message to a key command
  1. Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Key Commands to open the Key Commands window.

  2. In the Command list, click the disclosure triangle to reveal the commands for a category, then select the key command you want to assign (or use the Search field).

  3. Press and hold down the (control surface) button or key that you want to assign to the key command.

  4. Click the Learn New Assignment button.

  5. Release the button or key.

    The name of the button or key appears in the Assignments field.

  6. When you finish, click the Close button to exit the window.

To delete a key command assignment
  1. In the Key Commands window, select the key command (with an assignment that you want to delete) in the Command list.

  2. Select the assignment for the key command in the Assignments field.

  3. Press the Delete key.