Logic Pro X is the complete professional recording studio for the Mac that gives musicians everything they need to go from first note to final master. This three-day hands-on course introduces students to Logic Pro's primary features and basic user interface. Students learn how to generate a customized audio and MIDI configuration that will seamlessly integrate with their own personal production studio. Students also create their own song using Logic Pro's comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. In-depth lessons cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user-defined key commands, automation, using external MIDI controllers, mixing, and creating final output. For Students Enrolled in a Virtual Class: Each student will need a setup with two (2) devices in order to take the class virtually. One device may be a Mac or iPad, while the other must be a Mac with the correct software (and version) being taught in the course already installed. This setup will allow virtual students to view the presentation on one computer and complete support exercises on the other one.
Creating a Logic Pro X Project, Exploring the Interface, Navigating the Project, Build up the Arrangement, Mixing the Song, Mixing Down to a Stereo File
Setting Up Digital Audio Recording Settings, Recording a Single Track, Recording Additional Takes, Punching In and Out, Changing Recording Settings, Deleting Unused Audio Files
Assigning Mouse Tools, Editing Regions in the Workspace, Comping Takes, Adding Fades and Crossfades, Editing Regions in the Audio Track Editor, Editing Files in the Audio File Editor, Aligning Audio
Producing a Virtual Drum Track
Creating a Drummer Track, Arranging the Drum Track, Customizing the Drum Kit
Recording MIDI and Using Controllers
Using a Patch from the Library, Recording MIDI, Correcting the Timing of a MIDI Recording, Joining Recordings into a MIDI Region, Recording MIDI Takes, Using Note Repeat and Spot Erase, Punching In and Out, Creating a Layered Sound Patch, Creating a Split Keyboard Patch, Mapping Smart Controls to Patch Parameters, Controlling Logic from an iPad Using Logic Remote, Using Step Input Recording, Processing MIDI Notes with MIDI Effects
Creating and Editing MIDI
Creating MIDI Notes in the Piano Roll Editor, Using the Brush Tool and Custom Brush Patterns, Using Time Handles, Quantizing MIDI Regions and Notes, Importing a MIDI File, Editing MIDI Data in the Event List, Creating and Editing MIDI Continuous Controllers
Editing Pitch and Time
Setting a Project Tempo by Detecting the Tempo of a Recording, Using and Creating Apple Loops, Creating Tempo Changes and Tempo Curves, Adding a Turntable or Tape Slow-Down Effect, Making One Track Follow the Groove of Another Track, Change the Playback Pitch and Speed with Varispeed, Editing the Timing of an Audio Region, Tuning Vocal Recordings
Editing an Arrangement
Looping Regions and Converting Loops to Individual Regions, Packing Regions Into a Folder, Saving Alternative Arrangements, Previewing the Song, Copying Material to Fill in Parts, Rendering Multiple Regions, Adding and Deleting Sections, Cutting Regions to Remove Silence or Noise
Organizing Windows and Tracks, Using the Amp Designer, Adjusting Levels and Pan, Submixing Tracks and Processing With Bus Sends and Auxiliary Channel Strips, Using Folder and Summing Stacks, Using Screensets, Filtering Frequencies With an EQ Plug-In, Adding Depth With Delay and Reverb Plug-Ins, Using Compressor and Limiter Plug-Ins
Automating the Mix
Creating and Editing Offline Track and Region Automation, Recording Live Automation, Using MIDI Controllers, Bouncing the Mix
This class is designed for students who want to learn music production and composition using Logic Pro and who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.
Before attending the course, students should have:
Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
Basic knowledge of audio terminology is highly recommended.
Upon completion of the Logic Pro X course, students will be able to: