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Music + Audio Production in Logic Pro X – The Complete Guide

Become a master at using Logic Pro X | Understand music production | Learn to record, edit & mix audio to a pro standard
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Make Pro Music
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Learn how to record and edit audio to a professional standard in less time than any other DAW (because Logic Pro is super easy to use).
Consistently produce mixes that sound clear, powerful, and professional by following my step-by-step mixing system using stock plugins.
Write more music and edit more audio in less time by learning the little-known features of Logic Pro that will significantly speed up your workflow.
Spend less time fighting with the DAW and more time focusing on the music.
Discover the quickest and easiest ways to write music in Logic Pro.
Learn how to put together a song in under 120 seconds using Apple Loops and MIDI (even if you don’t know how to write music).
Stay in the creative flow and prevent mistakes from ruining your workflow and inspiration (by avoiding the common pitfalls that most people fall into when producing music in Logic Pro).

Want to produce professional quality music and audio using Logic Pro X?

UPDATED FOR VERSION 10.4

By the end of this course, you will be able to use every feature of Logic Pro X with confidence. This will allow you to quickly and easily write, edit, mix and produce great music that sounds professional, polished and impressive.

Everything you need to know about music production in Logic Pro X

  • Spend less time fighting with the DAW and more time focusing on the music.

  • Discover the quickest and easiest ways to write music in Logic Pro.

  • Consistently produce mixes that sound clear, powerful, and professional by following my step-by-step mixing system using stock plugins.

  • Learn how to put together a song in under 120 seconds using Apple Loops and MIDI (even if you don’t know how to write music).

  • Stay in the creative flow and prevent mistakes from ruining your workflow and inspiration (by avoiding the common pitfalls that most people fall into when producing music in Logic Pro).

  • Write more music and edit more audio in less time by learning the little-known features of Logic Pro that will significantly speed up your workflow.

  • Learn how to record and edit audio to a professional standard in less time than any other DAW (because Logic Pro is super easy to use).

The Complete Guide to Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is a powerful piece of software. Learning it on your own or from free material on YouTube can take years, and it’s unlikely that you will ever explore the more powerful, advanced features.

For a fraction of the cost of Logic Pro X, you could take this course and avoid all of the wasted time and frustration that comes with figuring it out on your own.

If you are willing to invest in the software, it’s a no-brainer to spend a bit more on developing your own skills and knowledge. Then you can focus on the music production process instead of feeling held back by the software.

This great piece of software is used by professional musicians and engineers around the world. It’s simple user interface makes it an absolute joy to use. It’s the easiest DAW to learn, yet it is also one of the most powerful.

Not only will you learn about composing music in Logic Pro, but you will also learn about recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio. Every single step of the audio production process is covered and can be performed within the software.

After covering the absolute basics of digital audio production and sound recording, we’ll dive deeper into each topic.

Why should you take this course?

  • Basic audio production, music production and sound recording are taught, so you can take this course even if you are an absolute beginner. 

  • Absolutely everything is covered, from beginner to advanced topics, so don’t hesitate to take this course even if you have been using Logic Pro for years. 

  • Produce, edit and mix your own music as you progress through the course with numerous activities and challenges scattered throughout.

  • The entire course is taught by a single experienced teacher – no confusing teacher changes halfway through.

  • Downloadable resources such as check lists, cheat sheets, project files and project templates are all included.

  • Personal support and access to the instructor. Get your questions answered.

  • Small one off payment, no subscription.

  • High quality information, all in one place. No more trawling YouTube for good tutorials.

  • Access anywhere, 24/7.

  • Over 14 hours of material.

  • Delivered in a way that’s entertaining and enjoyable.

  • No questions asked 30 day refund policy.

Course Introduction

1
Introduction
2
Building a Song In Under 120 Seconds
3
Download Your Free Resources

Introduction to Logic Pro X

1
Introduction to 'Interface and Basics'

An intro to this section.

2
What is a DAW?

What 'DAW' stands for and why you need a DAW to process music and audio.

3
Why Logic Pro?

The benefits of Logic Pro, and why it's better than other DAWs.

4
Creating a Project

How to open up Logic Pro X and start a new project.

5
Understanding The Interface

Learn the purpose of each section of the interface.

6
Understand Channels

Learn the channel layout and understand signal flow.

7
Make Music in 3 Easy Steps

Audio Production for Beginners (Optional)

1
Understanding Digital Audio

Learn about analogue vs. digital audio. How is audio converted into a digital signal and shared?

2
Recording Equipment

Learn each piece of the recording chain.

3
The Birth of a Song

The entire process of producing a song.

4
Understanding Acoustics and The Frequency Spectrum

Lean how sound travels around the environment. learn about reverb and reflections. Learn about the frequency spectrum (this is important).

5
Decibels, Distortion and Volume

Learn how volume is measured.

6
Your Basic Mixing Tools

An introduction to balancing, panning, EQ and compression.

7
Common Terminology

Common audio terms that you will come across.

8
Audio Production Quiz

Test yourself on this section.

9
Breather - Meet Greg Kurstin

Learn more about this great producer who uses Logic Pro X.

Creating a Song

1
Using Apple Loops

An introduction to Apple Loops and how to use them.

2
Navigating The Workspace

How to move around the workspace and work with audio.

3
Controlling Playback

Using the transport controls, the main key commands and cycle mode.

4
Finishing The Song

Using the marquee tool to delete sections and create breaks. Adjusting structure and moving parts around.

5
Basic Mixing and Exporting Your Song

Organising your mix. Balancing, panning, plugins and exporting.

6
Assignment - Compose a Song Using Apple Loops

Compose a song using Apple Loops and export a finished audio file.

Recording Basics

1
Introduction to 'Working With Audio'

An introduction to the topic for the next two sections.

2
Setting Up, Creating Tracks and Recording

Creating channels, changing settings, recording.

3
Monitoring and Tuning

Learn about monitoring the audio that you are recording, and using the built in tuner.

4
My Top Recording Tips

Learn about general recording best practices.

5
Recording Additional Takes and Punching In

Recording new takes and punch recording.

6
Recording Settings

Important settings worth noting.

7
Deleting Unused Audio

Getting rid of unused audio.

8
Assignment - Record Some Audio

Editing Basics

1
Using Mouse Tools

Learn about the various mouse tools.

2
Comping and Fades

Comping your tracks and adding fades.

3
Using The Audio Track Editor

How to acces the Audio File Editor, how to use it and its benefits.

4
Aligning Audio

Using anchor points and the flex tool.

5
Improving Groove With Groove Tracks

Learn how to turn on and use Groove Tracks.

6
Using Snap

Understand the various snap modes available in Logic Pro X.

Using Drummer

1
Introduction to 'Working with Drummer, Virtual Instruments and MIDI'

An introduction to the topic for the next few sections.

2
Creating a Drummer Track

A brief overview of what Drummer is and how to get started.

3
Drum Track Arrangement

Arranging the drums to fit the structure of a song.

4
Customizing the Drums

Adjusting the drummer style and sounds.

5
Using Electronic Drummers

Using electronic Drummer profiles.

6
Converting Electronic Drummers Into MIDI

Creating MIDI tracks and regions from a Drummer part.

7
5 Minute Song Challenge

Create a song using Drummer and Apple Loops in under 5 minutes.

Using Virtual Instruments and Synthesizers

1
Creating Virtual Instruments

Learn about the track type and how to use virtual instruments.

2
Using ES2

An introduction to this synthesizer and how to use it.

3
Using EXS24

An introduction to this synthesizer and how to use it.

4
Using Sculpture

An introduction to this synthesizer and how to use it.

5
Using Ultrabeat

An introduction to this synthesizer and how to use it.

Recording MIDI and Using MIDI Devices

1
Device Setup and Recording MIDI

Using external devices and recording MIDI.

2
Merging Multiple MIDI Performances

Merging new performances into existing MIDI regions.

3
Fixing Timing Issues with Quantization

Learn about quantization and how to apply it in Logic Pro X.

4
MIDI Takes and Comping

Recording multiple MIDI takes and comping them.

5
Setting Up and Using Logic Remote

How to setup Logic Remote on your iOS device.

6
Challenge - Recreate Your Favourite Synth Line

Choose your favourite synth line, import it into Logic pro and replicate it.

Advanced MIDI Recording (Optional)

1
Creating Layered Sounds and Split Keyboards

How to create layered sounds and programmer a split keyboard.

2
Adjusting Smart Controls and Mapping Them To MIDI

Mapping external hardware to control specified parameters.

3
Nail Any Performance Using 'Step Input' Mode

Learn about this recording mode and its uses.

4
Using Note Repeat and Spot Erase

An introduction to these functions and their uses.

MIDI Editing and Processing

1
Using MIDI Plugins

Learn about MIDI plugins and their functions.

2
Using The Piano Roll Editor

Learn about the piano roll editor and its uses.

3
The Event List

Learn how to use the event list to find mistakes and remove unwanted events.

4
Scale Quantize

Learn how to auto tune MIDI to the right scale.

5
MIDI Draw, MIDI Controllers and Creating Crescendos

Learn how to use the MIDI draw to write in controllers.

6
Importing MIDI (SMF) Files

Learn how to import MIDI files.

Using The Environment (Optional)

1
Introducing The Environment

Learn about the environment and its uses.

2
Creating Objects

Learn how to create objects in the environment.

3
Creating Signal Chains and Understanding Signal Flow

Learn how to control signal chains and signal flow.

4
Touch Track Objects

Learn how to use touch track objects to trigger MIDI regions.

Advanced MIDI Editing

1
Using The MIDI Region Inspector

Learn more about the region inspector.

2
Using Aliases

Using MIDI aliases to replicate parts and make editing easier.

3
Using MIDI Transform Functions

There are many powerful transform functions that you can harness.

4
Using The 'Select' Menu

Using the select menu you can select specific MIDI notes quickly and easily.

5
Using The 'Separate MIDI Events' Command

Sometimes you need to separate your MIDI notes onto their own channels.

6
Assignment - Compose a Song Using MIDI

Time to write a song!

Edit Preparation

1
Introduction to 'Editing'

An introduction to this topic.

2
Adding and Moving Structure Markers

Adding markers is an important part of the preparation phase.

3
Organizing Your Project

It's important to keep your project organized.

Editing Pitch and Time

1
Controlling Project Tempo and Key

Setting project tempo, detecting tempo from audio, changing the tempo during the song, adding tempo curves, adjusting BPM, meter, key signature and key changes.

2
Using Varispeed

Using Varispeed to record at a slower pace or lower pitch.

3
Tuning Vocals

Manually tuning vocals using built in tools.

4
Using Flex

Using flex to adjust the timing of audio.

5
Sound Design Using Various Tools

Combining these tools to create new sounds.

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