Map screen controls automatically

When you choose Automatic Smart Controls as the layout, all screen controls are mapped automatically. You can also automatically map screen controls for a Smart Control for which you have chosen a layout, in which case Logic Pro determines an appropriate mapping for the screen controls.

Automatic mapping is useful when you have added plug-ins to an empty channel strip, for tracks with Apple Loops, and with projects created in previous versions of Logic Pro.

When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can automatically map all screen controls in the current Smart Control, or only unmapped screen controls. In order to map screen controls, the Smart Control (and the track) must have at least one plug-in inserted.

Apply automatic mapping to a Smart Control

  1. In the Smart Controls pane, click the Inspector button in the Smart Controls menu bar.

  2. In the Parameter Mapping area, click a mapping, then choose one of the following:

    • To map all screen controls: Choose Map all Controls.

    • To map only unmapped screen controls: Choose Map all Unmapped Controls.