This three-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro. 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 will cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, scoring to picture and surround mixing.
This class is designed for those who want to learn music production and composition using Logic Pro or Logic Express.
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:
Opening a Song File, Getting to Know the Arrange Window, Moving the Song Position Line, Setting a Tempo, About the Arrange Window Channel Strip, Using DSP Plug-Ins, Using Audio Instruments, Using Channel Strip Settings, Bouncing a Song.
Getting to Know the Editing Windows, Working With Windows, Linking Windows, Using Screensets.
Creating a New Song, Importing Audio into the Arrange Window, Importing MIDI into the Arrange Window, Zooming and Magnifying, Selecting With The Arrow Tool, Rubber-Band Selecting, Using The Cycle Mode, Using the Skip Cycle Mode, Dividing Regions, Moving and Copying Regions, Naming Regions, Hiding Tracks (Logic Pro Only), Using the Catch Function, Using Scroll In Play, Using Key Commands.
Exploring the Audio Window, Using the Sample Editor, Auditioning Audio, Adding Audio Files to the Arrangement, Editing Audio Regions, Setting a Region’s Anchor Point, Repeating Audio Regions, Working With Sample Rates, Working With Tempo and Audio Regions, Using Folders, Saving the Song as a Project.
Taking a First Loop at Apple Loops, Working With Tracks, Looping Objects in the Arrange Window, Using the Loop Browser, Using the Global Tempo Track, Finishing the Arrangement.
Getting Ready to Edit MIDI, Exploring the Matrix Editor, Using Hyperdraw.
Exploring the Hyper Editor, Using Hyper Sets, Exploring the Event List Editor.
Setting up the Metronome, Setting a Count-In, Recording MIDI, Filtering MIDI Input, Using Capture Last Take (Logic Pro Only), Setting Audio Options, Getting Ready to Record, Recording, Punch-Recording, Merging Recordings, Cleaning up After Recording.
Setting Volume Levels, Using the Track Mixer, Exploring the Fader Area, Creating Fades, Using Sends, Monitoring System Performance, Using the Freeze Function.
Using Track Automation, Using Live Animation.
Getting Started in Logic’s Environment Window, Activating Logic’s Sequencer, Creating a Standard Instrument, Creating a Multi Instrument, Using Instruments.
Configuring Audio Hardware and Drivers, Exploring the Audio Configuration Window (Logic Pro Only), Using Audio Objects, Exploring Audio Object Parameters, Looking at the Channel View, Finishing the Autoload Song.
Understanding Video Files and Logic, Using the Global Video Track, Working with the Movie’s Audio, Working with SMPTE Timecode, Scoring to Video, Exporting Audio to Movies.
Configuring the Playback System, Configuring Logic, Using the Surround Control, Finishing a Surround Mix.