Logic Pro X 10.3

Logic Pro X 10.3 is the complete professional recording studio for the Mac that gives musicians everything they need to go from first note to final master. This 3-day, hands-on course introduces you to Logic Pro’s primary features and basic user interface. You’ll learn how to generate a customized audio and MIDI configuration that will seamlessly integrate with your own personal production studio. You'll also create your 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. 

Who should attend

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

What you’ll learn
  • Understanding Workflow Techniques  
  • Recording and Editing Audio and MIDI
  • Using Software Instruments
  • Working with Audio Effects
  • Mixing and Automation
  • Manipulating Pitch and Time
Recommended knowledge
  • macOS and basic computer navigation
  • Audio terminology (highly recommended) 
Course Outline

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, 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, 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 



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


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 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 

Apple Professional Training Series book

The primary reference for this exam is Logic Pro X 10.3: Professional Music Production by David Nahmani. You can save 30 percent on the book price by using coupon code PP-APL-DISC at the Peachpit online store.

Exam Preparation Guide

This guide provides the information you need to prepare for the Apple Certified Professional - Logic Pro X 10.3 exam to earn Apple Certified Pro certification.