Logic Pro X 10.4
Overview

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 3-day, hands-on course introduces you to the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro X 10.4. 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 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.

Who should attend

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.

What you’ll learn

This course teaches you 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
Recommended knowledge

You should know about these topics before you attend the course: 

  • 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; 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 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.

 

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 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.

 

Certification Exam

Participants take an exam to earn Apple Certified Pro - Logic Pro X status. 

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Resources
Apple Professional Training Series book
The primary reference for this exam is Logic Pro X 10.4: 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 10.4 exam to earn Apple Certified Pro certification.
Certification