Learn how to access the MIDI panic reset and customise your display and control panel in Logic Pro X.
In this Logic Pro X tutorial we are going to look at how to customise the Control Panel/Transport bar in order to add or remove various features. In this example we are looking at how to access the MIDI Panic reset feature in order to clear up hanging notes, but the technique works for any of the features able to be displayed.
As often happens with a new version of software, many of the features we come to know and love get modified and moved around to make way for new innovative means of using the software. Logic Pro X offers many workflow improvements and on the surface looks like a very different beast to previous versions. Fortunately it is a rarity that features get completely omitted and with a little navigation you can find those which you at first thought lost forever.
Of these features, the transport bar/ control panel is slightly different than in previous versions. By default it now displays basic content specific to the project. This simplified display definitely makes Logic Pro X instantly more accessible to new users, however those of us who have used Logic for some time and/or work with external MIDI instruments, the environment, or indeed actually knew what the various panels in the previous Logic Pro display meant will be pleased to know that all of the features are still there and can be added to the new display by customising the view.
In the Control Panel, Option Click on an empty space in order to display the Customize Control Bar and Display menu.
In the resulting window you will see a series of headers with tick boxes below them. It's difficult to see when using Logic Pro X as the window covers the Control Panel, but each header actually corresponds to a section of the Control Panel as shown below.
In order to access MIDI Panic, we need to change the display module.
Under the LCD header, click on the drop down menu and select Custom. Now click OK at the bottom of the window.
In order to access the MIDI panic facility to reset hanging notes and MIDI feedback loops, click on the area of the display that shows the MIDI in and out monitoring. Any MIDI notes or messages will now be reset.