Hello Composers, Mike here!
I am going to share with you a tip, which is one of the best investments I have ever done for boosting my composing/production workflow.
It is a small device called Elgato Stream Deck, and it is actually originally made for live streamers and gamers. But, what I and many other creative professionals use it for, is as a custom keyboard shortcut device.
Basically it is a set of buttons that you can change the LED display on per button, and then map a key command to. In my case I have mapped all my favorite key commands in Logic Pro to this device. You can even set up multi-actions, meaning creating macros that trigger several key commands in a sequence you choose.
For example: I have one that selects all, then zoom to fit screen, then quantize the note selection. 3 commands, one single button press. Imagine the possibilities you have with this feature!
Have you heard of this device? Do you use it yourself, and can share some tips on cool macros or other advanced features and use cases, please share!
Mikael “Mike” Baggström
Founder of professionalcomposers.com