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Would Alfred workflows be able to accomplish tasks in Logic X?

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Would Alfred workflows be able to accomplish tasks in Logic X?

 

I spend a lot of time having to browse through the file menu hierarchy to load up certain plugins on the selected channel.. It would be pretty cool to have some hot keys where I could just add a specific plugin next in the slot on whatever track I have selected by just hitting a hotkey for it.. I'm a big Starcraft fan and found that you can only really ever reach "master" status once you "master" your hot-keys.. I feel like this would send my Logic X workflow THROUGH THE ROOF!

 

Is this possible?? 

 

 

I also imagine a workflow where instead of needing to know code, you can just like "record" a set of specific actions that you want to be run ..

 

For example:

 

I could have a hotkey configuration where I can have it record my actions, like okay, go to the selected track's channel strip, click plugins, click Soundtoys, click "Decapitator" plugin, click "Stereo" (which then opens that newly created plugin window)

 

..

 

If I could have something like that, I would be able to fly through the production process..

 

 

Is this possible? Please tell me it is..

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The Logic Pro X user forum says that there is no AppleScript dictionary for Logic Pro. Therefore, there is no way to really get to the information and remotely configure things on Logic Pro. 

 

Bottom Line: Does not look like this would be possible. You need to tell Apple to get a dictionary for remote scripting of Logic Pro.

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The Logic Pro X user forum says that there is no AppleScript dictionary for Logic Pro. Therefore, there is no way to really get to the information and remotely configure things on Logic Pro. 

 

Bottom Line: Does not look like this would be possible. You need to tell Apple to get a dictionary for remote scripting of Logic Pro.

 

 

I'm not sure about Logic Pro in particular, but usually clicking menu items in apps that don't officially support AppleScript can be done through System Events like this:

tell application "System Events" to tell process "Logic Pro"
set frontmost to true
tell menu bar item "File" of menu bar 1
click
click menu item "New" of menu 1
end tell
end tell

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I'm not sure about Logic Pro in particular, but usually clicking menu items in apps that don't officially support AppleScript can be done through System Events like this:

tell application "System Events" to tell process "Logic Pro"
set frontmost to true
tell menu bar item "File" of menu bar 1
click
click menu item "New" of menu 1
end tell
end tell

 

If you could do this, you would be KING

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If you could do this, you would be KING

 

I don't even own Logic Pro. I've shown you a possible way, but you'll have to do it yourself for your specific needs.

 

BTW you could also use this workflow. It allows you to trigger menu items in any application that is currently active.

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Yeah, the author would need to have a copy of Logic Pro.  Applescript UI scripting can be a messy, hard-to-debug process, but it does let you do things you can't do otherwise.  Here are two resources that I have found essential for figuring out exactly which UI elements scripts should refer to:

 

http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/40436/how-to-know-the-name-of-ui-elements-using-accessibility-inspector-or-any-other

 

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20111208191312748

 

I generally use the latter (the script in the hint) more than the former.

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