Logic Pro X Music Production

Creative Professional

Course Description

This Logic Pro X 10.4 Professional Music Production course introduces students to the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro X 10.4. They will learn how to generate a customized audio and MIDI configuration that will seamlessly integrate with your own personal production studio. Students will also create their own song using a comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects.

In-depth lessons cover MIDI and audio recording; streamlined editing, mixing, and arrangement techniques; user defined key commands; automation; using external MIDI controllers; and creating final output.

Certification Exam Participants take an exam to earn Apple Certified Pro – Logic Pro X status.

Each student will need a setup with the following equipment: low-latency multi-I/O audio hardware and MIDI interface; for 5.1 surround monitoring of multichannel audio content, an audio interface with at least six outputs; for multitrack recording, an audio interface with multiple inputs; standard headphones; Mac computer that meets minimum Logic Pro X installation requirements, with Logic Pro X v10.2 installed; OS X v10.10 or later installed; at least 4 GB of RAM; a single display with minimum resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, 16-bit resolution; appropriate disk space to install the applications and media files required for the course, directly connected or built-in mouse or trackpad and keyboard (Bluetooth devices do not meet this requirement.)

Optional student equipment to support optional portions of the class, supply as many iPad devices as possible with the Logic Remote app installed.

3 Days

  • This Logic Pro X 10.4 Professional Music Production course teaches students the following skills:
  • Understanding workflow techniques
  • Recording and editing audio and MIDI
  • Using software instruments
  • Working with audio effects
  • Mixing and automation
  • Manipulating pitch and time

This course is designed for people who want to learn music production and composition using Logic Pro X and who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore the software’s functions.

  • macOS and basic computer navigation
  • Audio terminology

Day 1

MAKE MUSIC WITH LOGIC NOW!

Creating a Logic Pro X project

Exploring the interface

Navigating the project

Building up the arrangement

Mixing the song

Mixing down to a stereo file

RECORDING AUDIO

Setting up digital audio recording settings

Recording a single track

Recording additional takes

Punching in and out

Recording without a metronome

Changing recording settings

Deleting unused audio files

EDITING AUDIO

Assigning mouse tools

Editing regions in the workspace

Comping takes

Adding fades and crossfades

Editing regions in the audio track editor

Aligning audio

Day 2

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

Punching in and out

Creating a layered sound patch

Mapping smart controls to patch parameters

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

Matching an audio file to the project key and tempo

Adding a turntable or tape slow-down effect

Making one track follow the groove of another track

Change the playback pitch and speed with airspeed

Editing the timing of an audio region; tuning vocal recordings

Day 3

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

MIXING

Organizing windows and tracks

Using the amp designer

Adjusting levels and pan

Submixing tracks and processing with bus sends and auxiliary channel strips

Applying effects to a selected section of a track

Using folder and summing stacks

Using screen sets

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

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