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Essential Beginner's Guide

Logic Pro 101

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Apple's flagship DAW is incredibly powerful and deep. Learn it the right way with this 42-tutorial, step-by-step beginner's guide led by Logic Pro expert Joshua Carney!

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1 Installation and Sound Library 03:47
2 Startup and Advanced Tools 03:34
3 Setup Audio Interface 04:32

Course Outline

  1. Section 1: Getting Started in Logic

    1. 01 Installation and Sound Library
      03:47
    2. 02 Startup and Advanced Tools
      03:34
    3. 03 Setup Audio Interface
      04:32
  2. Section 2: Logic Pro Interface

    1. 04 Main Window Overview
      06:29
    2. 05 Transport Controls
      04:25
    3. 06 Displays and Custom View
      02:15
  3. Section 3: Tracks and Regions

    1. 07 Software Instrument Tracks
      03:57
    2. 08 Audio Tracks and Input Monitoring
      02:07
    3. 09 Drummer Tracks
      02:44
    4. 10 Region Inspector, Quantization, and Transposition
      05:36
    5. 11 Inspector Channel Strip and Inserts
      05:21
  4. Section 4: Apple Loops

    1. 12 Working with Loops
      05:37
    2. 13 Project Key and Tempo
      05:22
    3. 14 Transpose Project with Loops
      06:19
    4. 15 Live Loops Grid
      06:19
  5. Section 5: Library, Effects and Instruments

    1. 16 Audio FX and Library Presets
      05:08
    2. 17 Save Library Audio FX Presets
      04:29
    3. 18 Drummer, Bass and Follow Groove
      05:30
    4. 19 Library Instrument Presets
      04:29
  6. Section 6: Audio Recording and Editing

    1. 20 Record with a Microphone and Take Folders
      07:16
    2. 21 Record Guitar with Direct Input
      04:43
    3. 22 Quick Swipe Comping
      05:31
    4. 23 Snap Modes and the Grid
      04:44
    5. 24 Absolute vs. Relative Grid
      03:50
    6. 25 Drag Modes
      05:58
    7. 26 Edit Tools, pt. 1
      07:17
    8. 27 Edit Tools, pt. 2
      06:10
    9. 28 Edit Tools, pt. 3
      06:51
  7. Section 7: MIDI Recording and Editing

    1. 29 Recording MIDI
      05:34
    2. 30 Piano Roll Note Entry
      04:27
    3. 31 Piano Roll Quantization
      03:21
    4. 32 Velocity and Piano Roll Edit Tools
      05:39
    5. 33 Drum Beats with Step Sequencer
      05:49
  8. Section 8: File Management

    1. 34 Save and Locate Logic Projects
      04:18
    2. 35 Project Folders vs. Packages
      03:20
    3. 36 Project Alternatives
      02:30
  9. Section 9: Mixing and Finalizing

    1. 37 Mixer Overview, pt. 1
      05:25
    2. 38 Mixer Overview, pt. 2
      02:17
    3. 39 Sends and Auxiliary Channel Strips
      06:22
    4. 40 Automation
      05:14
    5. 41 Stereo Out and Master VCA
      06:26
    6. 42 Bounce Project
      05:38

Course Overview

Joshua Carney

Joshua Carney

Whether you're an absolute beginner just getting into music production, a seasoned pro thinking of switching to Logic, or an intermediate user looking to solidify your knowledge of Logic Pro, this course is for you! By watching these 42 tutorials, you will learn everything you need to start creating music with Logic, from recording and editing to bouncing your song.

Mastering Logic Pro can be overwhelming... There's so much to learn, it can be difficult to know where to start. But don't worry, Joshua starts at the very beginning, showing you step by step how to install Logic and its huge sound library. Then, you learn how to set up your audio interface, how to navigate and customize Logic's interface, and how to create various types of tracks.

Logic comes with an extensive library of Apple Loops, which are very useful to easily add drum beats, rhythm parts, and other sounds to any project. Joshua explains how to use them in your songs, and he explains how they interact with the tempo and keys of your project, and how to play with them in real time with the Live Loops grid feature. Next, he shows you how to use the built-in sound Library to find the instrument and effect patches you need and start recording and editing. To help you speed up your workflow in Logic, you learn to use the various tools and all the important key command. Other topics covered in the course are the Piano Roll, the Step Sequencer, the Mixer, Automation, and more...

So sit back and watch this 3.5 hour Essential Beginner's Guide, and get ready to create music with Apple's flagship DAW, Logic Pro!

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