Workflow: Naming of your Logic Pro X content

Naming conventions. How it´s not supposed to be done.

One essential factor to having a good workflow in Logic Pro X is naming your tracks, regions, clips, patches and channel strip settings. It might not seem like such a big deal, but when you´re looking for a specific track comp while editing, and all you can find is dozens of “copy of <project name>036.bip.bip.aif” and similar, you will see my point. Beep beep.

Name your tracks and audio files, or get beeped (says Coyote)
Name your tracks and audio files, or get beeped (says Coyote)

Thankfully, there are key commands for making this a bit easier to maintain. Here´s the lowdown, with default key commands (you can customize this to your hearts content in Logic Pro X – Key Commands – Edit):

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⇧ + ENTER: (Re)name Track

⇧ + n: (Re)name Region (select region first)

⇧ + t: (Re)name Take or Comp

⌥ ⇧ + n: Name regions by track name (I use this quite a lot)

⌥ ⇧ ⌘ + n : Name track by region name

⇧ + ´: (Re)name Marker

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You can also assign a custom key command for “Rename Project”, although I recommend to use the “Save as…” option.

 

Author: Andreas

Andreas has been tinkering with some musical instrument since the age of 3, and he got his first 4 track Porta Studio at the age of 12. Since then, he has been in front of a mixing desk whenever possible. He is also an avid songwriter, and writes for his own projects, as well as other artists/bands. He has used computers for production since the age of 16, and has been a Mac/Logic Pro user since 2010, when he did "the big switch". He has never looked back. Andreas´mind is almost constantly occupied with music, and chances are great you´ll find him in some studio, in some akward hunched position with a big smile on his face.