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Logic Pro X Tutorial

Logic Pro X Advanced Vol 2

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    Tutorial 1

    Opening the Audio File Editor

    4:59

    Explore the various ways of getting into the Audio File editor for fast, easy access.

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    Tutorial 2

    Audio File Editor Overview

    8:50

    Discover the main areas, tools, and functions necessary to get the most out of the Audio File Editor.

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    Tutorial 3

    Display Modes & Playback

    9:09

    Learn about absolute and relative display modes as well as several ways to start and stop playback independently of the selected area in the Audio File Editor.

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    Tutorial 4

    Navigation

    5:05

    Find out all about useful key commands that allow you to quickly move between start and end points of selections and regions, step through next and previous transients, and search peaks and silences in an audio file.

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    Tutorial 5

    Selections

    5:13

    See how to customize and move selections and how to influence their behavior in relation to underlying region boundaries.

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    Tutorial 6

    Transient Based Selections

    8:02

    Master Logic's transient-detection function as the basis for establishing and auditioning selections and regions.

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    Tutorial 7

    Working with Tempos

    7:53

    Find out how to calculate a projects tempo based on a selection in the Audio File Editor as well as how to transform audio to conform to a projects tempo.

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    Tutorial 8

    Editing Transients

    4:48

    Learn how to control the sensitivity of transient detection as well as how to manually create, delete, and re-detect transient markers.

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    Tutorial 9

    Anchors Away

    5:49

    Explore the use of the anchor as a region's timing reference. Also, learn how it affects placement and position editing in the Tracks Area.

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    Tutorial 10

    Moving the Anchor

    6:41

    Watch as Eli demonstrates the effect of moving a region's anchor once it has already been placed in the Tracks Area, and see how locking vs. unlocking an anchors position influences the timing of the playback.

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    Tutorial 11

    Dialogue Editing

    11:12

    Follow along to learn some basic techniques to clean up mouth noises and plosives, including how to use Gain Change, Delete, and the Pencil Tool to redraw the waveform.

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    Tutorial 12

    Slipping Sync

    4:21

    Use the Lock SMPTE Position function in the Tracks Area in conjunction with the Selection -> Region command in the Audio File editor as a means of auditioning different parts of an audio file in context without altering the region position. Eli will show you how!

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    Tutorial 13

    Sample Loop Points

    3:41

    Discover how to use Logic's Audio File Editor to embed loop metadata into an audio file, and see how the loop points are then recognized when the audio file is loaded into a third-party sampler instrument.

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    Tutorial 14

    Region Information

    3:49

    Learn how to use the export and import region information functions to imbed region metadata into an audio file so that region definitions can be accessed in multiple projects.

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    Tutorial 15

    Reverse FX

    6:57

    Explore the Audio File editor's Reverse function and hear how it is used in conjunction with reverb and flanger settings to create an interesting backward effect that is perfectly in time with your source material.

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    Tutorial 16

    Phase Invert

    5:52

    Hear how the Invert function is used to flip the phase of a snare drum track so that it is in phase with the overhead microphone tracks.

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    Tutorial 17

    Trim Fade Normalize

    8:36

    See how the trim, fade, and normalize functions are used to create a thirty-second cutdown version of a larger mix.

It's time to power up your Audio Editing skills with Eli Krantzberg as he shows you everything you need to know about the Audio File Editor in Logic Pro X! This series leaves no stone unturned while looking at all the features and functions of Logic Pro X's powerful Audio Editor Window and provides useful Tips & Tricks making you a Logic Pro X audio editing ninja in no time!

Eli begins with a walk through of various ways to Open the Audio File Editor for faster, easier access, regardless of your workflow preference. A detailed Overview of the Audio File Editor is next, covering all of its Tools and Functions, including the Display Modes and Playback Functions. Eli then demonstrates different Navigation Techniques, including Keyboard Shortcuts, that help you to work more efficiently in Logic Pro X.

From there, you'll find out all about Selections, Transient-Based Selections, and Editing Transients, which make the Audio File Editor such a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Because Tempo Detection and Matching is important in virtually any recording situation, Eli also demonstrates how to Calculate a Project's Tempo Based on a Selection and How to Conform a Project to a Given Tempo.

The Audio File Editor in Logic Pro X also includes the ability to use Anchors as timing references, and the placement and movement of these Anchors can greatly affect playback. As a result, Eli walks you through a detailed look at all of the many uses of Anchors, including Locking and Unlocking them for complete control over your edits.

For projects that include Dialogue, Mouth Noises and Plosives, it's a major concern, so Eli demonstrates how to easily eliminate these problems using Dialogue Editing through the Audio File Editor. You'll see how to gain precise control over elements in an Audio File and even learn how to Manually Draw a Waveform to correct problem areas.

You also learn about Slipping Sync, Sample Loop Points, and Region Information, all of which are useful when Imbedding Metadata that can be accessed by Third-Party Sampled Instruments as well as across Multiple Projects.

When it comes to Effects, the Audio File Editor offers a number of unique options, including Reverse Effects and Phase Inversion as well as Trim, Fade, and Normalize Effects. Eli walks you through each feature, showing you how to utilize the full power of the Audio File Editor.

Whether you're new to Logic Pro X or you're a veteran who recently upgraded, this series offers invaluable information about the Audio File Editor that shouldn't be missed. Let Eli Krantzberg show you the ropes and get you up to speed... watch "Logic Pro X Advanced Volume 2" today!

Dinesh Veliath
Submitted 2 months ago

Much needed tutorial !

Congrats to Groove3 and Mr. Eli on this wonderful course...there are hardly any tutorials that cover the Sample Editor in this much detail.Though i use Logic 9, this course was immensely helpful

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

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gmcclure
Submitted 9 months ago

Totally Essential Training

If you're new to LPX, or you haven't worked much with the audio file editor, this is absolutely essential viewing. These videos cover all the information necessary to get you started with navigating audio files, working with transients, creating one-shots and loops, making backups, adjusting time and tempo, etc. The distinction between the audio file editor and the track editor isn't made completely clear -- and by distinction, I mean the tasks and workflows appropriate to each editor. But as far as audio file editing goes, this series has you covered, and if you're not already an expert then do yourself a favor and watch these videos. Just do it. No, don't put it off, just do it.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Logic Pro X Advanced Vol 2 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Much needed tutorial ! Congrats to Groove3 and Mr. Eli on this wonderful course...there are hardly any tutorials that cover the Sample Editor in this much detail.Though i use Logic 9, this course was immensely helpful
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Totally Essential Training If you're new to LPX, or you haven't worked much with the audio file editor, this is absolutely essential viewing. These videos cover all the information necessary to get you started with navigating audio files, working with transients, creating one-shots and loops, making backups, adjusting time and tempo, etc. The distinction between the audio file editor and the track editor isn't made completely clear -- and by distinction, I mean the tasks and workflows appropriate to each editor. But as far as audio file editing goes, this series has you covered, and if you're not already an expert then do yourself a favor and watch these videos. Just do it. No, don't put it off, just do it.
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