Record, arrange, mix, produce, and polish your audio files with this best-selling, Apple-certified guide to Logic Pro X 10.4. Veteran producer and composer David Nahmani uses step-bystep, project-based instructions and straightforward explanations to teach everything from basic music creation to sophisticated production techniques.
Using the book’s downloadable lesson files and Logic Pro X, you’ll begin making music in the first lesson. From there, learn to record audio and MIDI data, create and edit sequences, and master mixing and automation techniques such as submixing with track stacks. Create both acoustic and electronic virtual drum performances using Drummer tracks with Drum Kit Designer and Drum Machine Designer. Use Logic Pro X MIDI FX and Smart Controls to control software synthesizers from a MIDI controller or an iPad.
Harness the power of Smart Tempo to make sure all recordings, imported audio files, and samples play in time. Flex Time allows you to precisely edit the timing of notes inside an audio recording, and you’ll explore Flex Pitch to correct the pitch of a vocal recording. Finally, you mix, automate, and master the song, using plug-ins to process only selected sections or entire tracks, giving your audio creations the final polish needed to achieve a professional sound.
- Downloadable lesson and media files allow you to perform the hands-on exercises.
- Focused lessons take you step by step through practical, real-world tasks.
- Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
- Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast.
- Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time.
- Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you prepare for the Apple certification exam.
About the Author
David Nahmani is the founder of LogicProHelp.com, thelargest online community of Logic users. As an expert Logic Pro consultant and teacher, he has worked for Steve Porcaro (Toto, Michael Jackson), Toby Gad (Beyoncé, Alicia Keys), Coco Morier (Britney Spears, Selena Gomez), James Valentine (Maroon 5), Mark Pontius (Foster the People), the Record Plant in Los Angeles, the Winter Music Conference in Miami, the Grammy foundation, ASCAP, Apple, and many more. David wrote and produced songs published by Cleopatra records, Metropolis records, MTV, and Decca/BMG. He coproduced a song on the last Pop Will Eat Itself album and engineered three classical albums for the Bernard Calmel orchestra in Paris, France.
Table of Contents
Previous Edition Table of Contents
Exploring the Interface and Working with Real Instruments
Lesson 1 Make Music with Logic Now
Lesson 2 Recording Audio
Lesson 3 Editing Audio
Working with Virtual Instruments
Lesson 4 Producing a Virtual Drum Track
Lesson 5 Using Patches and Recording MIDI
Lesson 6 Creating and Editing MIDI
Building a Song
Lesson 7 Editing Pitch and Time
Lesson 8 Editing an Arrangement
Mixing and Automating a Song
Lesson 9 Mixing
Lesson 10 Automating the Mix
Appendix A Controlling Logic with an iPad Using Logic Remote
Appendix B Keyboard Shortcuts (Default for U.S. Keyboard)