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Templates and Troubleshooting

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    Tutorial 1

    Launching without Audio

    1:38

    Learn how to launch Logic with the audio engine temporarily disabled.

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    Tutorial 2

    Empty Projects

    1:20

    See two different ways to create an empty project.

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    Tutorial 3

    Default Startup Behavior

    1:56

    Discover how each of the seven different startup actions work and how to set them in Logics preferences.

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    Tutorial 4

    Updating Templates

    1:58

    Explore how to easily update your custom templates.

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    Tutorial 5

    Deleting Templates

    1:59

    Watch how to delete outdated templates from your hard drive, and how to use QuickLook to view the contents of unopened projects.

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    Tutorial 6

    Undo History Tips

    1:49

    Learn how to undo an isolated step in your undo history, and how to set the global number of undo steps saved.

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    Tutorial 7

    Managing Audio Unit Plug-Ins

    2:05

    See two different ways of removing third party Audio Unit plug-ins and stop them from appearing inside Logic.

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    Tutorial 8

    Re-Indexing Apple Loops

    1:56

    Discover how to repair your corrupted Apple Loops browser index.

Selection Techniques

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    Tutorial 9

    Track & Region Selection

    1:49

    Explore three different ways to control the relationship between track selection and region selection.

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    Tutorial 10

    Invert Selection

    1:52

    Watch how the invert selection command can be used both at the arrange and event level.

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    Tutorial 11

    Select Highest & Lowest Notes

    1:42

    Learn how the select highest notes command, in conjunction with the invert selection function, can be used to instantly double melody lines.

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    Tutorial 12

    Color Based Selections

    1:42

    how region color can be used not only as a means of organizing and managing visual clutter, but also as the basis for selections.

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    Tutorial 13

    Colors & Velocity

    1:38

    Discover how color can be used at the event level to make selections based on velocity ranges.

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    Tutorial 14

    Piano Roll & Region Colors

    1:50

    Explore how to make selections based on region colors when displaying the contents of multiple regions in the Piano Roll Editor.

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    Tutorial 15

    Marquee Tool Selection Techniques

    1:43

    Watch how to modify audio waveform selections based on next/previous transients, using the Marquee Tool.

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    Tutorial 16

    Mute Based Selections

    1:36

    Learn how the mute status of regions can also be used as the basis for selections.

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    Tutorial 17

    Similar & Equal Selection Criteria

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    See how the concept of selections based on either similar or equal criteria can be applied at the region level, as well as at the MIDI note or controller event level.

Have the Time?

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    Tutorial 18

    Time Displays

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    Discover the different ways of displaying time in both the bar ruler and the transport bar.

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    Tutorial 19

    Changing Project Start Time

    2:01

    Explore how to use the synchronization settings to alter the project start time.

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    Tutorial 20

    SMPTE & Tempo List

    1:54

    Watch how to use the tempo list to set the SMPTE time to correspond to a specific bar/beat location in the timeline.

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    Tutorial 21

    Time & Sample Editor

    1:55

    Learn how to toggle the time display format in the Sample Editor.

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    Tutorial 22

    Absolute vs Relative Time Display

    2:01

    See how time can be displayed in either absolute or relative context in the Sample Editor.

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    Tutorial 23

    Time & Event List

    1:51

    Discover how the Event List and the Event Float can be used to measure time and length.

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    Tutorial 24

    Time Traveling

    2:08

    Explore some different ways of locating either the playhead or regions in the time line.

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    Tutorial 25

    Manipulating Time

    1:44

    Watch how you can remove from, add to, or repeat sections of your arrangement.

Editing Lengths

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    Tutorial 26

    SMPTE View Offset

    2:02

    Learn how to measure the length of regions in the Arrange Window from locations other than the project beginning.

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    Tutorial 27

    SMPTE & Clock Display Settings

    1:45

    See how to set the way SMPTE and clock positions are displayed in Logic.

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    Tutorial 28

    Equal Note Lengths

    1:26

    Discover how to set multiple note lengths to equal values in the Piano Roll and Event List editors.

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    Tutorial 29

    Equal Note Ends

    1:45

    Explore how to adjust the lengths of notes so that all the note ends match up, regardless of the note start positions.

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    Tutorial 30

    Transforming Note Lengths

    1:53

    Watch how the Transform Window can be used to manipulate note lengths.

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    Tutorial 31

    Snapping Note Lengths

    1:52

    Learn how the snap value settings can be used to influence the adjustment of note lengths.

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    Tutorial 32

    Clipping Note Lengths

    1:37

    See how region parameters can be used to influence the lengths of notes contained within MIDI regions, based on the regions boundary.

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    Tutorial 33

    Gate Time & Note Lengths

    1:50

    Discover how the Region Parameter Boxs 'Gate Time' setting scan be used to control note lengths in an easy real-time and non-destructive musical manner.

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    Tutorial 34

    Note Duration Bars

    1:41

    Explore how the new 'Note Duration Bars' feature in the Score Editor can allow for a quick overview, and basic editing of note lengths.

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    Tutorial 35

    Audio Region Lengths

    1:55

    Watch how the Audio Bin can be used to display and edit audio region lengths.

Altering Tempo

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    Tutorial 36

    Tempo Track

    2:00

    Learn how to access control over Logics tempo from the Global Tracks Tempo Track.

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    Tutorial 37

    Creating & Deleting Tempo Events

    2:04

    See three different ways of creating and deleting tempo events in the Global Tempo Track.

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    Tutorial 38

    Editing Tempo Events

    2:01

    Discover how to create tempo curves for a gradual accelerando or ritardando, as well as how to edit tempo in fine increments.

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    Tutorial 39

    Moving & Copying Tempo Events

    1:48

    Explore some hidden techniques for moving and copying tempo events in the Global Tempo Track.

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    Tutorial 40

    Alternate Tempo Maps

    2:00

    Watch how to choose between and use the nine alternate tempo tracks, to enhance your productivity and workflow.

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    Tutorial 41

    Tap Tempo

    2:04

    Learn how to set Logic to follow your tempo while tapping on the computer keyboard.

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    Tutorial 42

    Recording Tempo Changes

    1:58

    See two ways to record tempo changes in Logic.

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    Tutorial 43

    Adjusting Tempo to Drum Loop

    1:55

    Discover how to adjust the project tempo to match the tempo of imported audio.

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    Tutorial 44

    Adjusting Drum Loop to Project Tempo

    1:59

    Explore how to adjust the tempo of an imported audio loop to match the project tempo.

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    Tutorial 45

    Beat Detection

    1:51

    Watch how Logic 9s beat detection function allows you to calculate the project tempo based on the tempos of one or several audio regions.

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    Tutorial 46

    Follow Tempo

    1:55

    Learn how the Follow Tempo function can be used to load an audio file into RAM and play it back at different project tempos.

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    Tutorial 47

    Flex & Tempo

    1:58

    See how Flex Mode can be used to make audio files easily and non-destructively follow project tempos.

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    Tutorial 48

    Apple Loops & Tempo

    2:00

    Discover how to quickly and easily create Apple Loops as a means of having audio files follow the project tempo.

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    Tutorial 49

    Tempo Import & Export

    1:57

    Explore some of the different ways of importing and exporting tempo information to and from audio files.

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    Tutorial 50

    Time & Pitch Machine

    2:04

    Watch how the Time and Pitch Machine can be used to change the tempo of audio files from the Sample Edit Window.

Import and Export

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    Tutorial 51

    Exporting Standard MIDI Files

    1:58

    Learn the necessary steps involved in preparing MIDI regions for standard MIDI File export.

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    Tutorial 52

    Importing Standard MIDI Files

    2:00

    See how to import a Standard MIDI File into an already existing open project.

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    Tutorial 53

    Opening Standard MIDI Files

    2:00

    Discover a few different ways of opening Standard MIDI Files and preserving the global information contained in them.

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    Tutorial 54

    File Browser Audio Import

    2:01

    Explore how the File Browser can be used for auditioning and loading audio files directly into the Arrange Window, or to the Audio Bin.

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    Tutorial 55

    Adding Audio Files

    1:48

    Watch some other ways of bringing audio recorded externally into your current projects.

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    Tutorial 56

    Track Import

    2:07

    Learn some different ways the Logic 9 track import functions can be used.

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    Tutorial 57

    Import Project Settings

    1:42

    See the three different places to access the project settings import function, and some ideas on how to use it.

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    Tutorial 58

    Importing QuickTime Videos

    1:57

    Discover the basic steps needed to bring a QuickTime movie into your Logic project.

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    Tutorial 59

    Import & Export QuickTime Audio

    2:03

    Explore how to import and work with the audio from a QuickTime movie, and then how to export from Logic back to the QuickTime format.

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    Tutorial 60

    Exporting Tracks

    1:57

    Watch some different ways of exporting tracks and regions from Logic.

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    Tutorial 61

    Other Ways to Export Audio

    2:00

    Learn some other ways of exporting either regions or tracks, as independent audio files.

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    Tutorial 62

    Sharing

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    See how to export key commands and share settings across a network, as well as through a Bonjour or Mobile Me account.

Automation

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    Tutorial 63

    Old School Automation

    1:45

    Discover how to capture static volume pan and program change settings from MIDI instruments.

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    Tutorial 64

    Snap Automation

    10:59

    Explore how to use the automation snap and snap offsets modes to create rhythmic automation tied to your project grid.

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    Tutorial 65

    Auto-Define

    2:02

    Watch how to convert track automation to region-based automation, and then use the auto-define functions to easily display the data in the Arrange Window and MIDI editors.

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    Tutorial 66

    Curves

    2:06

    Learn how to add some nuance and variety to repeating automation patterns by using the pointer tool to create automation curves.

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    Tutorial 67

    Easy HyperSets

    2:03

    See how to view automation in the Score and Hyper editors, and how to create a Hyperset from already existing region based automation.

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    Tutorial 68

    Hidden Squares

    1:48

    Discover an undocumented 'one click trick' to turn automation curves into a square wave shape; as well as how to convert region-based automation back to track automation, and then convert it to another parameter.

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    Tutorial 69

    Scaling

    2:04

    Explore a few different ways of scaling track automation directly from the Arrange Window.

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    Tutorial 70

    The Back Door

    1:59

    Watch how to access the Automation Event List, as well as the hidden special Automation Arrange Window.

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    Tutorial 71

    Handles

    2:07

    Learn how the Marquee Tool can be used to create automation handles around specific areas of a region.

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    Tutorial 72

    Settings

    2:01

    See the different ways that the track automation preferences can influence track automation behavior.

Mix Utilities

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    Tutorial 73

    Ride the Bus

    2:04

    Discover how to route your entire signal flow to a Master Bus Track before it reaches the main outputs.

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    Tutorial 74

    Master Bus

    1:54

    Explore how setting up a master sub group can be useful for controlling bad gain staging, before the signal arrives at the final outputs.

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    Tutorial 75

    Headphones

    2:00

    Watch how to set up and route a headphone mix with discreet levels, to alternate hardware outputs on your audio interface.

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    Tutorial 76

    Multiple Masters

    1:55

    Learn how multiple auxiliaries with the same master bus input assignment can be used to easily audition different pre-mastering style plug-in chains.

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    Tutorial 77

    Re-Routing

    2:03

    See how to use multiple auxiliaries with the same master bus input to route your mix for different external hardware monitoring.

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    Tutorial 78

    Output Toggle

    2:04

    Discover how to insert a transformer to alter the values sent form each of the buttons cables, and toggle the mute status of the two auxiliaries.

The Chain Gang

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    Tutorial 79

    Listen

    2:05

    Explore my own personal secret recipe for abusing the compressors side-chain functions for processing kick drums.

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    Tutorial 80

    Kick & Bass

    1:59

    Watch a more traditional side-chain compression setup, using a kick drum as the control source for compression on a bass track.

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    Tutorial 81

    Gate

    2:04

    Learn how to set up a side-chain input on Logics noise gate to create an interesting rhythmic envelope following style dynamics.

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    Tutorial 82

    Sideways

    1:55

    See how to set up modulation routing in the EXS24 using a side-chain input signal to influence the source and destination parameters.

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    Tutorial 83

    Vocode

    2:05

    Discover how to use Logics vocoder with a side-chain input for fun and easy vocoding.

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    Tutorial 84

    Nasty Filters

    2:02

    Explore how to take advantage of the ES1s rich and powerful filters by routing audio through it from the side-chain input.

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    Tutorial 85

    Rhythm

    2:01

    Watch how the ES1s side-chain functionality can be used to create a rhythmic gating style effect.

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    Tutorial 86

    Syncopation

    2:02

    Learn how a MIDI drum groove can be used as a source of rhythmic gating on a side-chained signal in the ES1; and how it can be offset to create some syncopation from the original drum beat.

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    Tutorial 87

    Sine Language

    2:06

    See how the default EXS24 sine wave, in conjunction with the Silver Gate plug-in, can be used to fatten up a kick drum sound.

The Environment

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    Tutorial 88

    Volume Gate Setup

    2:05

    Discover how to setup an Environment Transformer to convert note information to volume information.

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    Tutorial 89

    Volume Gate in Action

    2:04

    Explore how to place the Transformer in the Arrange Window; and how to visually monitor the results of the Transformer by means of a Monitor Object.

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    Tutorial 90

    Express Yourself

    2:04

    Watch how to use a Transformer Object to convert notes to MIDI expression data.

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    Tutorial 91

    Pan Fried

    2:05

    Learn how to discard the converted note-off events, and have a Transformer control pan.

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    Tutorial 92

    Value Range

    2:01

    See some different ways of generating the second data byte for the converted note events.

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    Tutorial 93

    Reso

    2:03

    Discover how to transform fader events including MIDI channel, to control individual plug-in parameters.

You Have Got Rhythm

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    Tutorial 94

    Rhythmic Additions

    2:05

    Explore how to convert an audio region to a sampler track and use the rhythmic slices it generates to add to your groove.

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    Tutorial 95

    Looping Smart

    1:57

    Watch how 'Smart Loop' handling works and how to randomize a short section of a groove using the Transform Window, to create a fill or variation.

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    Tutorial 96

    Nested Looping

    1:48

    Learn the concept of nested looping, as regions of different lengths looping together are packed into a folder.

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    Tutorial 97

    Bird Nest

    1:49

    See how to take nested looping to the extreme by editing the packed folder further, turning the loops to real copies, and randomly muting selected snippets.

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    Tutorial 98

    Linear Drumming

    2:04

    Discover how to use the Hyper Editors hi-hat mode to create linear drumming style patterns.

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    Tutorial 99

    E-Gadd

    2:05

    Explore how to expand on the linear drum technique to create the legendary Steve Gadd style grooves.

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    Tutorial 100

    Sign Off

    2:05

    Watch some of the ways that Eli has customized his default startup template.

Presented by Apple Logic Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg, this series provides a whole new approach to learning Logic 9. 100 videos averaging about 2 minutes each, will show you incredibly important and useful Logic 9 tricks and tips that will make using Logic 9 easier, faster and more productive.

These short but very potent videos cover topics you'll use day in and out, such as troubleshooting Logic, using templates, selection techniques, editing, importing and exporting, automation, mixing tricks, the Logic Environment, creating cool rhythmic elements and much more.

Separate your self from other Logic users by really knowing your stuff. These 100 qwik trix videos will enable you to use Logic like a true professional and give you new insight into Logic that will allow you to take your productions to new heights. Check them out today.

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Easy learning by a pleasant voice!

These quick tips are very welcome, because mostly this kind of stuff is 'hidden' in large video's or written somewhere in a book (not easy to find).

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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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    AAS Chromaphone Explained

    Eli Krantzberg returns, this time showing you the incredible AAS Chromaphone creative percussive synthesizer. This synth is capable of creating incredibly expressive drum, percussion, string, and synth-like instruments, so hold the phone and check it out!

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    AAS Strum GS-2 Explained

    In this FREE series commissioned by Applied Acoustic Systems, Eli Krantzberg covers the expansive performance library of electric and acoustic guitar strumming inside and out, and shows you how to make Strum GS-2 your new favorite session guitarist!

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    AirEQ Explained

    Eli Krantzberg returns with an in-depth series on the amazing AirEQ by Eiosis, which was designed with a vision of achieving musical, technical and sonic excellence in equalization. This just might become your to go-to EQ!

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    Alchemy 2 Explained

    Logic Pro X 10.2 integrated Alchemy 2, one of the most powerful virtual instruments ever made. In this three-hour video training tutorial series, Eli Krantzberg teaches you how to become a Alchemy wizard and unleash all of its power on your music!

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    Apogee Maestro 2 Explained

    Maestro 2 is Apogee's flexible and powerful OS X Mixer software solution that's included with all Apogee interfaces. Studio master Eli Krantzberg shows you everything you need to know about Maestro 2, as well as how to get the best performance out of your Apogee interface and improve your workflow.

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Date published: 2017-02-18