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Producing Hard Rock with Logic

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Pre Production Tips

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    Tutorial 1

    Creating a Template


    See how to setup and save a template that will work for you and your style, and improve your workflow.

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    Tutorial 2

    Tap Tempo


    Learn how to use the Tap Tempo function in Logic to get just the right tempo for your production.

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    Tutorial 3

    Designing Amps


    Scott shows you different ways to achieve various guitar tones that will work for you and your production.

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    Tutorial 4

    Channel Strip Settings


    Explore how to go through the channel strips in Logic that have been specifically created for guitarists.

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    Tutorial 5

    Custom Guitar Tones


    Watch how to plug in external equipment directly into Logic and record. Also see how to use 'free' impulse responses to make custom guitar tones.

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    Tutorial 6

    3rd Party Guitar Sims


    Discover how to utilize a 'free' guitar amp simulator and 'free' guitar cabinet impulse responses to make the ultimate tone.

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    Tutorial 7

    Bass Guitar Prep


    Explore a few different options available in Logic to get that rockin' Bass tone for your song.

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    Tutorial 8

    Drum Prep


    See various ways to get that drum tone you've been searching for. Also learn how to use your sustain pedal like a kick drum pedal to program drums in Logic, by properly routing the signal in the Environment.

Build and Arrange

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    Tutorial 9

    Verse Guitar


    Learn to create song arrangement 'sections' in Logic. Scott then focuses on creating the verse guitar part.

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    Tutorial 10

    Verse Bass & Drums


    Watch Scott create slammin' drums and bass parts for the verse section.

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    Tutorial 11

    The Chorus


    Scott now focuses on building the chorus section, then shows you how to utilize markers for management and arrangement locating.

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    Tutorial 12

    Intro Perc & Bass


    Scott jumps back to the intro and creates cool drum, percussion and bass parts.

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    Tutorial 13

    Intro Guitars


    Scott now layers the guitars over the rhythm section to give it a big 'finished' sound.

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    Tutorial 14

    Piano Verse


    Scott focuses on percussion and piano parts to create a different element within the production.

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    Tutorial 15

    Rough Sketch


    Watch Scott start to bring all of the different sections together and create the form of the song.

Sugar and Spice

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    Tutorial 16

    Fill it Up


    See how to add some drum fills to break up the monotony of the sections and create a sense of separation, keeping everything interesting.

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    Tutorial 17

    Top it Off


    Watch Scott create even more fills, intros and outros for the different sections of the song, as well as continuing to arrange the production.

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    Tutorial 18

    Percussion Party


    Now see how to create a percussion track to inject some feel & groove into the production.

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    Tutorial 19

    The March Pt. 1


    Explore how to design a march or stomp type of sound to add a driving effect and how to chop up sounds for layering etc.

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    Tutorial 20

    The March Pt. 2


    Scott now imports the marching effect into the production and tweaks it even more.

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    Tutorial 21

    On with the Synths


    Scott lays down some synth parts that add texture and depth to the production, creating character.

Guitar Solo!

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    Tutorial 22

    The Solo Pt. 1


    Watch Scott add a new section to the tune and create a layered solo with multiple guitars.

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    Tutorial 23

    The Solo Pt. 2


    Scott continues working with the guitar solo section of the tune.

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    Tutorial 24

    The Solo Pt. 3


    Scott finishes up the solo section adding harmonies resulting in a face melting solo!

Vocals and FX

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    Tutorial 25

    Bring on the Vox Pt. 1


    See Scott bring in the vocal track and align it to where it needs to be.

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    Tutorial 26

    Bring on the Vox_Pt. 2


    Scott finishes up tweaking the vocal parts creating a way cool vocal take.

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    Tutorial 27



    Discover Scott's tricks for using a EXS24 sampler to add realistic scratching effects to the production.

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    Tutorial 28

    Creepy Sounds


    Watch Scott add some creepy sounds to the song to help give an ambient feel to the piano verse.

Clean it up!

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    Tutorial 29

    Hit Me


    Scott adds some drum hits to the production and shows you how to creatively edit their velocities, as well as performs some overall tightening up of the drum track.

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    Tutorial 30

    Scratchin Automation


    Scott now automates the EXS24 sampler to create a more realistic Scratchin effect sound. He also demonstrates how to color tracks so they have a more organized look.

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    Tutorial 31

    Vocal Automation Pt. 1


    Watch Scott add some basic effects to the vocal track as well as automating them for a more polished sound.

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    Tutorial 32

    Vocal Automation Pt. 2


    Scott now fine-tunes the vocal effects and automation data, taking the vocal performance to the next level.

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    Tutorial 33

    Vocal Flex


    Scott now finishes off the vocal parts with some minor timing adjustments using Logic's powerful Flex Time features.

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    Tutorial 34

    Piano Verse Effects


    Scott gives the piano sound in the verse section a spooky, creepy sound to better fit the vibe of the verse.

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    Tutorial 35

    Piano Effect Automation


    See Scott use controller assignments to record automation in a 'live way' versus 'static automation' that will create a more dynamic effect.

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    Tutorial 36

    Synth Adjustments


    Explore how to beef up the Logic ES2 virtual synth by adding effects etc.

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    Tutorial 37

    March Madness


    Scott revisits the marching track and layers even more sounds in, creating a better working effect for the production.

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    Tutorial 38

    Closing Time


    Scott thanks you and signs-off, playing you the final production from beginning to end.

All new for 2010, the "Mad Man from Louisiana" Scott Griggs returns with a killer Logic 9 music production series, "Producing Hard Rock with Logic". This in-depth series starts with nothing, and ends with a serious "Rawk' n Roll" track as only Scott could do it.

Throughout your musical journey with Scott and Logic 9, you'll learn invaluable techniques and methods for creating killer guitar sounds, realistic drum parts, interesting arrangements, slick automation tips & tricks, vocal editing, sound effect creation and so much more.

This series is focused on a hard rock track, but you can easily use the theories and principles on any genre production. The techniques and procedures shown are truly universal and will further expand your ever growing Logic 9 mind. Get your hands on "Producing Hard Rock with Logic" today...

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

The earliest memory I have is when I was 7 years old - I got my first guitar. When I was 9 I got my first keyboard.

2. What training have you had?

Mostly self-trained; however, I was the drum major in high school (playing alto sax & drums/percussion), and majored in music for a short time.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was around 10 years old I started to basic multi-tracking with my dual tape deck stereo. I would record a keyboard part; move that cassette into the other deck and do a playback while recording a new part into the "record" deck. Voila! Ghost tracks were something I hated back then!!

4. People you have worked with/for?

Let's see ... there was that fast food joint, the grocery store, the bolt company, the theater ...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

OK, how much did my mom pay you to say that I'm "good"? I guess it's because I try to have fun while showing folks what to do. If I get bored while making a video, I'm quite sure that the viewer will not be too stoked to watch it. I want people to feel like they could kick off their shoes, relax, and watch a video where they might learn something.

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    Logic 9 Tips & Tricks

    Coming straight from the swamps of Louisiana, “Logic Mad Man” Scott Griggs shows you cool Logic tips and tricks, techniques and ideas on how to do both common and creative things in Logic 9. If you’re new to Logic 9 or just want to be a Logic 9 master, this series is for you.

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    Logic Drum Tips & Tricks

    Are you just getting into working with drums in Logic? Well, Scott Griggs the Logic master will show you a bunch of awesome and useful tips and tricks when working with drums in Logic.

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    Producing Hard Rock with Logic

    All new for 2010, the "Mad Man from Louisiana" Scott Griggs returns with a killer music Logic 9 production series, "Producing Hard Rock with Logic". This in-depth series starts with nothing and ends with a serious "Rawk' n Roll" track as only Scott could do it.

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    Reason 5 Explained

    If you're new to Reason 5, this is the ultimate guide to get up and running and making music! DAW mad man Scott Griggs takes you step by step from the beginning all the way to making your first track.

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Producing Hard Rock with Logic is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some great tips Hi Scott, Great series of videos which I've found to be really helpful and I will definitely be applying some of the techniques you've shown to my own compositions. Looking forward to watching the Amplitube Explained series next!
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super helpful ! thank you, Scott. very well done. thanks for turning me on to the free plugins and for going into the very depths of hades with that environment window. scary area indeed.
Date published: 2016-02-29
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