Logic Pro X Tutorial

Logic Pro X Explained

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Exploring the Interface

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    4:02

    Welcome to Logic Pro X! Learn how to set the default key commands, enable all the advanced tools, and where factory and user content is stored on your hard drive.

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    Tutorial 2

    Starting a Project

    7:16

    Learn how to start projects and set project properties using the new Logic Pro X template chooser, how to open recent and existing projects, and how to set the start up behavior when Logic Pro X is launched.

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    Tutorial 3

    Interface Overview

    7:08

    Explore the Main Window, and learn the basic functions and how to toggle the Control Bar, Library, Inspector, Toolbar, Quick Help, Smart Controls, Mixer, Editors, List Editors, Note Pad, Loop and Media Browsers

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    Tutorial 4

    Project Basics

    7:20

    Learn how the Tracks area menu bar, track headers, playhead, workspace, channel strips, plug-ins, and windows are used in Logic Pro X workflow.

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    Tutorial 5

    Play and Navigate

    7:24

    Learn to use key commands for the basic playback and locate functions.

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    Tutorial 6

    Using the Cycle Area

    8:21

    Explore how the cycle area and locators are set and used to control playback and navigation.

A Closer Look

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    Tutorial 7

    Working with Apple Loops

    8:29

    Discover how to search, sort, save, audition, index, filter, and load Apple Loops from the Loop Browser.

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    Tutorial 8

    Creating and Managing Tracks

    8:18

    Learn various ways to create, copy, duplicate, and manage different track types in Logic Pro X.

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    Tutorial 9

    Track Header Functions

    6:53

    Explore the Configure Track Header window, and learn how the various track header functions work.

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    Tutorial 10

    The Inspector

    6:41

    Explore the Track and Region Inspector controls and see how they affect playback.

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    Tutorial 11

    Quantizing

    7:40

    Discover how the timing of MIDI notes and transients in audio files are moved in relation to the grid, and how quantize templates are used to apply the timing, length and velocities of notes in a source region to any number of destination regions.

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    Tutorial 12

    The Mixer

    7:56

    Discover how to use the dual channel strips in the Inspector, and how to view and manage various subsets of channel strips in the Mixer.

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    Tutorial 13

    Working with Plug-Ins

    4:27

    Learn how to manage plug-in windows and settings, and set latency compensation modes.

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    Tutorial 14

    Tools

    7:08

    Learn about the various tool functions, and ways to access them easily.

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    Tutorial 15

    Zooming

    5:21

    Learn some new ways of zooming the Tracks Area, and some useful key commands and workflows for quickly moving in and out of detailed views.

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    Tutorial 16

    Working with Patches

    8:01

    Learn to navigate the Library, and how to search, load, customize, merge and save Patches

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    Tutorial 17

    Project Management

    3:31

    Learn how to use the new project Alternatives feature, how to manage assets, use the save as functions, and create templates.

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    Tutorial 18

    Folder Stacks and Folders

    3:39

    See how folder stacks are used to combine multiple tracks and control them as one unit, and how regular folders are used as containers for multiple regions.

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    Tutorial 19

    Summing Stacks

    8:43

    Learn about summing stacks, and watch as it is used to create a layered sound with velocity and key range splits.

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    Tutorial 20

    Project Properties

    6:13

    Learn how to work with tempo, key and time signature events, how to set the project division value which defines the position displays and defines the grid for various length and placement operations, and how to set project sample rate, and length.

Recording

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    Tutorial 21

    Introduction to the Drummer Track

    8:07

    See how the track based and region based Drummer settings work as it is set up for use as a guide track.

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    Tutorial 22

    The Count In and Click

    3:32

    See how to set click and count in preferences, as well as how to customize the sound of the click.

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    Tutorial 23

    MIDI Recording

    2:48

    Watch as a simple MIDI bass track is recorded on a summing stack.

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    Tutorial 24

    Autopunch and Replace Mode

    5:28

    Learn how to record over and replace a specific are of an already existing region.

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    Tutorial 25

    Loop Recording MIDI

    4:18

    Discover how to record multiple takes over the same range in the Tracks Area.

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    Tutorial 26

    Record Repeat and Capture as Recording

    3:22

    Explore some useful recording workflows that simplify the process of capturing the most recent of multiple performances.

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    Tutorial 27

    Musical Typing

    2:31

    See how to use either your QWERTY keyboard or your mouse to generate MIDI note, modulation, and pitch bend data to Logic.

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    Tutorial 28

    Arrangement Markers

    3:26

    See how the new Logic Pro X Arrangement Markers are used to build an arrangement, and have the Drummer Track's regions conform to song sections.

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    Tutorial 29

    Creating a Headphone Mix

    4:48

    Learn how to set up bus sends across all your tracks that lead to a separate physical output on your audio interface.

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    Tutorial 30

    Recording Audio

    3:23

    Watch as a stereo audio track is set up for live recording while monitoring with reverb in the headphones.

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    Tutorial 31

    Loop Recording Audio

    4:55

    Watch as multiple takes of a solo are recorded over a predefined area, and see how a take folder containing all the passes is automatically generated.

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    Tutorial 32

    Working with Take Folders

    8:16

    Discover how to use quick swipe comping to establish a composite take containing the best selections from multiple performances.

Editing

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    Tutorial 33

    Working in the Tracks Area

    5:31

    Learn how to position items using the ruler, the various snap and drag modes, and how to scrub audio and MIDI together in the Tracks Area.

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    Tutorial 34

    Region Editing

    9:21

    Explore some of the ways regions are selected, moved, nudged, looped, resized, muted, solo'd, stretched, split, joined, and colored in the Tracks Area

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    Tutorial 35

    Introduction to the Editors

    5:40

    Learn how the display, catch, and link functions are used to determine what content is displayed in the editor windows.

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    Tutorial 36

    The Piano Roll Editor

    8:39

    Discover some of the MIDI note editing functions available in the Piano Roll Editor

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    Tutorial 37

    MIDI Draw

    5:12

    See how MIDI Draw is used to draw in MIDI continuous controller information in the Piano Roll Editor.

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    Tutorial 38

    The Score Editor in Action

    4:12

    Watch as the Score editor and Event Float are used to tweak the notes in multiple sequences together, and how aliases are used to replace copies of repeating parts.

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    Tutorial 39

    Editing the Drummer Track

    7:30

    Watch as a drum part is developed by splitting the part into separate regions in the Tracks Area, and applying different Drummer performance parameters to the various sections and fills.

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    Tutorial 40

    The Step Editor in Action

    6:36

    Learn how the Step Editor is used to create and edit MIDI note and controller data as steps along dedicated lanes in a graphical editing interface.

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    Tutorial 41

    Flex Pitch QuickStart

    8:03

    Discover Logic Pro X's new pitch correction function, and how it works in both the Tracks Area and the Audio Tracks Editor.

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    Tutorial 42

    Groove Track

    4:29

    Discover the impossibly cool new feature that allows you to set a track as a groove track, and match (synchronize) the timing of other tracks in the project to it. When you play the project, the timing of matched tracks adjusts to match the timing of the groove track.

Mixing

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    Tutorial 43

    Working with Fades

    6:48

    See how fades are used to clean up and smooth the transitions in and out of audio regions, and how to crossfade between two neighboring regions to avoid unwanted clicks and pops.

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    Tutorial 44

    Working with Markers

    5:43

    Learn how to create edit and navigate with markers as a means of quickly navigating large projects.

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    Tutorial 45

    Screen Sets

    4:50

    Discover how to store and recall customized layouts of on screen windows, and optimize your workflow for mixing.

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    Tutorial 46

    Smart Controls QuickStart

    5:48

    Discover how Smart Controls simplify mixing by letting you control the sound of the selected track using one set of consolidated controls that can access multiple channel strip and plug-in settings.

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    Tutorial 47

    MIDI FX Teaser

    4:16

    See how Logic's new Note Repeater and Arpeggiator MIDI FX plug-ins are used to process MIDI data and add motion to a static part.

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    Tutorial 48

    Drum Kit Designer

    8:09

    See how the producer kits in Drum Kit Designer are used to process each kit piece individually with audio effects.

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    Tutorial 49

    Automation

    10:55

    Learn to create and edit track based automation control points in order to animate the movement of parameters over time.

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    Tutorial 50

    Sharing Your Music

    11:03

    Learn how to use a peak limiter on the main output to squeeze a few extra db out of your mix, how to share your music in a variety of formats, and how to navigate through the various bounce to disc options.

10.05 Update

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    Tutorial 51

    Channel EQ Update

    4:42

    Discover the updated interface, features, and functions in the revised Channel EQ plug-in.

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    Tutorial 52

    Drummer Updates

    2:38

    See how to access the three new new Drummers, and eleven new Drum Kit Designer patches.

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    Tutorial 53

    Misc Updated Functions and Settings

    3:09

    Discover some new and improved functions in the Tracks area, Piano Roll Editor, Project Audio Browser, and more.

10.0.7 Update

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    Tutorial 54

    Snapshot Automation

    4:28

    See how these new functions are used to capture parameter settings while the transport is stopped.

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    Tutorial 55

    More Automation Enhancements

    5:20

    See how the creation of single automation nodes is used to create ramps, how automation can be pasted at playhead or marquee position, and how CC7 / 10 messages can now be sent directly to a plug-in instead of being used to control the channel strip's volume and pan.

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    Tutorial 56

    Misc Enhancements

    6:05

    Learn how to export the output of Aux tracks as audio, how auto punch behavior has been enhanced, the effect of various modifier key combinations when using the velocity slider in the Piano Roll and Score editors, and how to swipe multiple plug-in bypass buttons on/off in one motion.

Learn Logic Pro X with Apple Logic Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg in this comprehensive Logic Pro X tutorial video collection. At over 5 hours, Eli can take you from a beginner Logic Pro X user to power user status. Logic Pro X Explained provides a deep understanding of Apple's flagship DAW and can help both new users and experienced users looking to get a more solid foundation. If you're ready to master Logic Pro X features and functions, this is the best way to learn.

Eli starts with an introduction covering some important basics and then jumps right in, showing you how to create your first project. Interface overviews, navigation and more are all covered in the "Exploring the Interface" chapter. Next, Eli shows you how to work with Apple Loops, create and manage tracks, the Inspector, Quantizing, channel strips, using plug-ins, zooming and so much more.

Recording is up next and Eli examines the Drummer Track, setting up clicks and count offs, MIDI, AutoPunch, Loop Recording, using Take Folders and a loads more stuff! Editing in LPX is then covered, and Eli goes deep into working in the Tracks Area, Region Editing, the different Editors, MIDI Draw, Score Editor, Flex Pitch, using the Groove Track and more.

Eli wraps up your Logic Pro X journey with a whole chapter on Mixing. Working with Fades, Markers, Screen Sets, Smart Controls and MIDI FX are just some of the topics covered. Eli even shows you how to process each Drum Designer drum piece individually with audio effects, how to use automation to control parameters over time for cool and useful effects, and how to share your final mix with the world!

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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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Presented by Apple Certified Logic Trainer Doug Zangar, this collection of video tutorials explores Logic Pro X's amazing Flex Pitch re-tuning feature. Join Doug as he shows you all of Flex Pitch's features and functions, as well as how to use it to create harmonies and more!

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Logic Pro X Explained is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great intro to Logic X! I had used Logic 9 previously, and recently upgraded to Logic X. I hadn't been using Logic much recently and needed a "Refresher" on Logic in general and some specifics on the new features and workflows in Logic X. This course is exactly what I was looking for. The author walks you through some basic features and branches out into a lot of helpful tricks & shortcuts. There's a lot of material here. I know I will be referring to these videos again as I progress in Logic X.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Rate Tutorial Although I am not terribly new to Logic X, I was never able to dive into it as I prefer with my tools. This tutorial gave me a much better understanding of the Logic methodology and the course is absolutely jam-packed with information. I will spend more hours yet going over it again with more emphasis on the things I will find very useful for the type of production I do.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff Nicely done, Very good to get some who is brand spanking new started.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gettin my Pro training on! Made it through the first 17 videos, learning some good stuff so far! I hope the rest of the tutorial is just as good. Thanks Groove3!
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eli is a newcomers best friend I'm a songwriter and came into Logic Pro X (actually recording/production in general) a complete novice. I've only worried about playing live and when being recorded, everything was handled for me. This course with Eli manning the helm, has created and expanded a core understanding and comprehension of the basics again and again. I'm well on the way to recording and mixing and mastering an EP on my own lonesome thanks to this course. Much gratitude to Eli and Groove 3!
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Purchased on Thursday really happy with the product. The presenter is great and the info is excellent, it would take forever to attempt to learn all of this info from the manual without any visuals.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Videos Demonstrates how to obtain an understanding of the most important features to be efficient in the program.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ Eli's the man and I learned a bunch of good workflow stuff
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great professor In my opinion, the most important part on a course is probably the teacher, the professor, which needs to be reachable, knowledgeable and above all, needs to be understandable. Eli K. is all that. The course is ample but not enough, but there are the annex courses for those who want more, like me. Can't wait to keep learning!
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorials on Logic Pro X These tutorials have given me an in-depth understanding of using Logic Pro X
Date published: 2016-06-24
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