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First Song with Logic Pro X

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    2:39

    Introduction to the course and overview of two things to check off before we begin.

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    Tutorial 2

    Housekeeping

    2:45

    Here we do a little housekeeping, tidying up of the user interface, addition of a limiter on the master, and creation of some audio tracks.

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    Tutorial 3

    Importing & Flex Time

    5:35

    In this video we see how to use the basic transport controls, then continue on to the browser to import audio samples. You'll also see how to use the Flex Time functionality to get our audio to slot into our particular tempo.

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    Tutorial 4

    Folded Kick Drums

    4:15

    Here we take a look at Folder Tracks in Logic and how to use and navigate with them. We use the Folder Track in more of a utility fashion, as a solution for laying down a 4 on the floor kick with a single sample, without manually repeating it hundreds of times.

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    Tutorial 5

    Audio Plug-Ins

    5:12

    In this video, you'll get the low down on using Audio Effects and AU plugins in Logic. We take a quick look at the newly redesigned Logic Compressor, as well as the Channel EQ and its associated realtime thumbnail.

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    Tutorial 6

    Single Hit Sampler

    4:11

    We crack open the EXS24 sampler in this video, using it to play some single samples back for our track. During the process you'll also see how MIDI recording and quantizing works, and get a look at a built in distortion plugin.

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    Tutorial 7

    Chord Trigger MIDI FX

    7:41

    Non keyboard players rejoice! We take a look at the Chord Trigger MIDI FX which turns us into virtual virtuosos with a single keypress. You'll see how easy it is to record in a chord progression using the Retro Synth, as well as learn a trick for setting all your MIDI notes to the same velocity.

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    Tutorial 8

    Looping & Drawing

    5:17

    You'll see how to use the region looping functionality to tweak up our existing guitar riff. Youll also learn about looped regions vs normal regions, and how to convert between them as Tim creates a couple of variations to alleviate loop-a-titus. Finally, you'll get an overview on drawing notes in MIDI regions using the various primary and secondary tools.

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    Tutorial 9

    MIDI Sidechaining

    7:26

    In this video, you'll learn how to use a MIDI track as a sidechain input on any plugin that supports it. We then use our newfound sidechain and MIDI note drawing powers to create a bass line that pumps nicely along with the kick drum.

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    Tutorial 10

    Track Stacks

    8:20

    A very powerful feature! You'll learn how to use Track Stacks to create anything from a simple layered bass synth, to a giant wall of synth sound if thats what your song needs. You'll also get a look at the Transposer MIDI FX plugin and how it can be incorporated into your Track Stack.

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    Tutorial 11

    Drummer Intro

    9:19

    In this video, we see a few ways to use the Logic Drummer and how he can make our drum programming lives easier. We'll investigate using multiple drummers, as well as using acoustic drums vs the electronic based Drum Machine Designer. We also take a quick glimpse into Ultrabeat and how it powers a lot of Logics built in electronic drums.

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    Tutorial 12

    Automation Buildup

    5:31

    This video covers automation in Logic, and we learn all about it by creating a rising noise effect using the ES P synthesizer to generate a bit of suspense in our track.

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    Tutorial 13

    Arranging

    5:55

    In this video, you'll see Tim start the arrangement process of the song. You'll learn how easy it is to copy, paste, move and loop your regions all the way to a smash hit.

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    Tutorial 14

    More Automation

    5:02

    As automation is such a huge part of making a song sound good, we dive into automation a bit deeper, this time with parameters on the Retro Synth.

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    Tutorial 15

    Bounce in Place

    5:49

    In this video, you'll see how to easily convert your MIDI based tracks to Audio without going through complex export dialogs, importing, and other ugly things usually associated with bouncing audio. We also take a look at a function in the built in destructive audio editor build into Logic.

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    Tutorial 16

    Crash FX

    3:07

    Using the trusty EXS24 sampler, we load up some crash cymbals and slot them into our track to accent our existing fills.

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    Tutorial 17

    Vocal Snippets

    6:20

    In this video we explore a part of the giant loop library that ships with Logic and add in some vocal sounds. Hunting down some human voice sounds is made extremely painless via tags, and importing them into a track adds a whole new dimension to the mix. We also take a look at the Delay Designer behemoth and how it can be used to add much more than delay.

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    Tutorial 18

    Amps & Pedals

    4:45

    Guitar players rejoice, the Amps and Pedal section in Logic can keep you busy for years. In this video, Tim gives a brief overview of the Amp Designer and Pedalboard in order to give our existing guitar loops a bit more bite.

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    Tutorial 19

    Sends & Aux Busses

    4:40

    In this video, you'll see how Sends and Aux Busses work in Logic. You'll be routing and sending things all over the place after seeing how easy they can be to use.

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    Tutorial 20

    Limiting & Exporting

    6:37

    This is it! It's time to get our track loud and export it for the world to hear. We'll see how to automatically convert to mp3, as well as some hints on how to use the Logic limiter to get things loud.

In this fantastic series, Timothy Allan shows you how to go from just a few loops to a complete dance floor powerhouse production, starting with an intro to the series, and then demonstrating some important session housekeeping ideas. Timothy then dives right into Importing and Manipulating Loops, Drums, and Plug-Ins.

Timothy now shows you how to Record Chords, Use Samplers and Logic's built-in Drummer and other features to Build-Up and Arrange Your Loops into a complete song. Finally, Timothy finishes off with Mixing Technique videos and How to Export your masterpiece and share it with the world.

Whether you're new to Logic Pro X, or to making digital music in your computer in general, "First Song in Logic Pro X" will help you get started and then some.

mott
Submitted 3 days ago

helpfull

it was very helpful thanks for asking

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rrob
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Great tutorial!

...quick and easy to follow. Thanks!


groovemeister
Submitted 1 month ago

it's OK

This is one of the OK videos on groove3. I totally did not like the "theatrical style" of Timothy. He also does a lot of things without saying why he's doing them.

I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Hobbyist

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JohnR
Submitted 2 months ago

Great tips

I learned a ton watching and copying the ideas set forth in these videos. I also appreciated the fact that it was a small course designed to get you using the tools quickly without going too much in depth and losing me.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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KJR71
Submitted 3 months ago

Excellent introduction to Logic Pro X

Really enjoyed this tutorial, easy to follow, the trainer has a great easy listening voice, the section times were just right, not to short or to long. I'd recommend for anyone wanting to get a good overview of Logic.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

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UberDavy
Submitted 6 months ago

First Song with Logic Pro X

Excellent primer with perfect pacing. Covers a lot of ground in minimal time.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Hobbyist

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lui801
Submitted 7 months ago

Easy breezy tutorial

Timothy Allan does a splendid job with this tutorial. His charismatic approach of teaching helps take each lesson with ease and enjoyment.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Beat Maker

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MSSGold
Submitted 9 months ago

Excellent

Fantastic series. Even of you already know logic, this will give you extra tips and tricks.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Beat Maker

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wawazat
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent Tutorial

Simple and straightforward, I really got a lot out of this series of videos..

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

As a very young kid my parents signed me up for piano lessons. My mom said if I quit that I would regret it later on in life, but I thought piano lessons were boring! Electronic music was a natural progression for me from those early days, it let me combine my love of technology and all things nerdy with a love of loud and strange noises.

2. What training have you had?

I've had years and years of training from a good friend of mine named "The Internet", and before him my other good pal "Trial and Error". 

3. When did you get into recording?

The wonder of synthesis and certain electronic music is that you never really have to record anything if you don't want to! Although I do remember way back in the day recording found sounds on an old garage sale cassette recorder I bought, and using those samples in old school Trackers on the Apple II.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've worked with, and for, a whole bunch of fantastic people so far. Some of the more popular ones include Empire of the Sun, Dirty South, Ash, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Kennedy, Hong Kong Blondes, Loverush UK, Molly Bancroft, Made by Monkeys, Tiff Lacey, Marcie, Offer Nissim and Kirsty Hawkshaw. Madonna chose a track I made for a compilation she released, although she never called or took me for lunch! That really doesn't count as 'working with' does it!?

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I'm good at training people because I remember what it was like to be the newbie, and I try and go over things that I would have found interesting and cool, back when I was starting out. I take the time to learn the techniques inside and out, and then break that down quickly for people.

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First Song with Logic Pro X is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from helpfull it was very helpful thanks for asking
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great tutorial! ...quick and easy to follow. Thanks!
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from it's OK This is one of the OK videos on groove3. I totally did not like the "theatrical style" of Timothy. He also does a lot of things without saying why he's doing them.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tips I learned a ton watching and copying the ideas set forth in these videos. I also appreciated the fact that it was a small course designed to get you using the tools quickly without going too much in depth and losing me.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent introduction to Logic Pro X Really enjoyed this tutorial, easy to follow, the trainer has a great easy listening voice, the section times were just right, not to short or to long. I'd recommend for anyone wanting to get a good overview of Logic.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from First Song with Logic Pro X Excellent primer with perfect pacing. Covers a lot of ground in minimal time.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Easy breezy tutorial Timothy Allan does a splendid job with this tutorial. His charismatic approach of teaching helps take each lesson with ease and enjoyment.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Fantastic series. Even of you already know logic, this will give you extra tips and tricks.
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Tutorial Simple and straightforward, I really got a lot out of this series of videos..
Date published: 2016-02-28