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Logic Pro: Naming Tracks, Buses & Regions

Apple Logic Pro Tips & Techniques By David Ricard
Published October 2022

With multiple regions selected, the cursor momentarily transforms into the text tool allowing for easy renaming.With multiple regions selected, the cursor momentarily transforms into the text tool allowing for easy renaming.

Using custom names for tracks, buses and regions will help organise your Logic Pro sessions.

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Truer words have never been spoken. Wait... who said that again? Oh, right. By the author’s own logic, his name is irrelevant.

It may appear obvious, but naming and labelling things in Logic is an excellent way to keep your projects organised, especially when they become complex. Let’s take a deep dive into all things (well, most things) involving names in the world of Logic.

Naming Regions

Regions are assigned names based on the tracks they are recorded onto. And, in most cases, that’s exactly what you would want. But occasionally there’s a need to go past the default. The simplest way to rename a region is to select it, press Shift+N (also available by right‑clicking and going to the Functions menu), and type in the new name for the region. As with most of the methods in this article, if multiple regions are selected, they will all receive the new name.

An alternative is simply typing a new name in the region parameter box. When one region is selected, just click on the name and type. When multiple regions are selected, it may be a bit unclear where the typing field is, since it will say ‘X Selected’, instead of showing the name.

There’s also a naming tool, which seems redundant, but I suppose it’s still in the Tool list for the one or two people who still rely on it — and in fact, when you use the region parameter box method, the cursor is momentarily switched to the naming tool anyway.

When naming a selection of regions, you can add a number (usually 1, but whichever number you would like your sequence to begin with) to the end of the name and Logic will number successive regions consecutively.

When naming a selection of regions, you can add a number to the end of the name and Logic will number successive regions consecutively.

Naming Tracks

To rename multiple tracks, go to the mixer, right‑click and go to Rename Channel Strip... Add a number to the end and the tracks will be numbered sequentially.To rename multiple tracks, go to the mixer, right‑click and go to Rename Channel Strip... Add a number to the end and the tracks will be numbered sequentially.

Naming Tracks, Busses & RegionsWhen setting up tracks for a drum recording session, for example, a good way to get started is to create a track for each microphone you’ll need. If you use the New Tracks command and dialogue box, you might want to take advantage of the ascending input option and save yourself the trouble of assigning an input to each track — even if it means re‑patching your mic cables to fit the order!

Once you have created your tracks, in the main window, double‑click the first one and type the name. Then, rather than pressing Return, hit Tab and the...

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