Logic Pro X Tutorial

First Song with Logic Pro X

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    Introduction

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

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    Housekeeping

    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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    Importing & Flex Time

    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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    Folded Kick Drums

    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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    Audio Plug-Ins

    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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    Single Hit Sampler

    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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    Chord Trigger MIDI FX

    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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    Looping & Drawing

    You'll see how to use the region looping functionality to tweak up our existing guitar riff. You’ll 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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    MIDI Sidechaining

    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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    Track Stacks

    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 that’s 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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    Drummer Intro

    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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    Automation Buildup

    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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    Arranging

    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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    More Automation

    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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    Bounce in Place

    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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    Crash FX

    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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    Vocal Snippets

    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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    Amps & Pedals

    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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    Sends & Aux Busses

    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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    Limiting & Exporting

    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.

Product Overview


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.


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patman
Submitted 4 months ago

Pleasant voice & solid approach of a (first) song

Good build up & structuring. Pleasant voice to listen to


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thomk
Submitted 1 year ago

Very helpful

I needed to review and this helped

I am a: Musician, Producer, Sound Designer


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ToanAustralia
Submitted 1 year ago

perfect . great

keep up the good work

I am a: Beginner, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro


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DjLuckiewun
Submitted 1 year ago

Extremely helpful!

Great Idea to reenforce what i'm learning in class without all the *website name removed* jargon. Thank you!

I am a: Beginner, Student, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


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Studioman2861
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellently helpful.

i'm excited because I am beginning to study for a BA Honours degree in Audio Production @ SAE Glasgow in May, and 2 DAW software I need to learn are Logic Pro X and Pro Tools.

I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


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charlielinnell
Submitted 2 years ago

Really nice!

Nice content for beginners!

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


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Greg P
Submitted 2 years ago

Great tutorial!

Timothy does a great job, in getting a song up and running quickly. Great pace to this video.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Logic Pro


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Fraser
Submitted 2 years ago

Very useful

This is a roll up the sleeves and get into it video series. I'd recommend getting to know Logic Pro X through some other "master" series or "explained" series and THEN watch this series and you will learn so much more from this series about how to put Logic X's tools to work in the real world of writing a song. Author is clearly technically knowledgeable and musically talented. Yes, he moves quickly, but there is a lot of ground to cover. I have added this to my favourites and will watch this series over a few times more. Tip: download the course materials to help see how it's done.


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Stinnett15
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Helpful

overall pretty good. Just a small handful of times he jumped around that would easily confuse beginners.

I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Logic Pro


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synthpup
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Helpful

A good intro for someone who knew nothing about Logic. Like me.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV


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patman
Submitted 4 months ago

Pleasant voice & solid approach of a (first) song

Good build up & structuring. Pleasant voice to listen to

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thomk
Submitted 1 year ago

Very helpful

I needed to review and this helped

I am a: Musician, Producer, Sound Designer

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ToanAustralia
Submitted 1 year ago

perfect . great

keep up the good work

I am a: Beginner, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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DjLuckiewun
Submitted 1 year ago

Extremely helpful!

Great Idea to reenforce what i'm learning in class without all the *website name removed* jargon. Thank you!

I am a: Beginner, Student, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Studioman2861
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellently helpful.

i'm excited because I am beginning to study for a BA Honours degree in Audio Production @ SAE Glasgow in May, and 2 DAW software I need to learn are Logic Pro X and Pro Tools.

I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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charlielinnell
Submitted 2 years ago

Really nice!

Nice content for beginners!

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

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Greg P
Submitted 2 years ago

Great tutorial!

Timothy does a great job, in getting a song up and running quickly. Great pace to this video.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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Fraser
Submitted 2 years ago

Very useful

This is a roll up the sleeves and get into it video series. I'd recommend getting to know Logic Pro X through some other "master" series or "explained" series and THEN watch this series and you will learn so much more from this series about how to put Logic X's tools to work in the real world of writing a song. Author is clearly technically knowledgeable and musically talented. Yes, he moves quickly, but there is a lot of ground to cover. I have added this to my favourites and will watch this series over a few times more. Tip: download the course materials to help see how it's done.

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Stinnett15
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Helpful

overall pretty good. Just a small handful of times he jumped around that would easily confuse beginners.

I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Logic Pro

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synthpup
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Helpful

A good intro for someone who knew nothing about Logic. Like me.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV

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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 19 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Pleasant voice & solid approach of a (first) song Good build up & structuring. Pleasant voice to listen to
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful I needed to review and this helped
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from perfect . great keep up the good work
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful! Great Idea to reenforce what i'm learning in class without all the *website name removed* jargon. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellently helpful. i'm excited because I am beginning to study for a BA Honours degree in Audio Production @ SAE Glasgow in May, and 2 DAW software I need to learn are Logic Pro X and Pro Tools.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really nice! Nice content for beginners!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great tutorial! Timothy does a great job, in getting a song up and running quickly. Great pace to this video.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very useful This is a roll up the sleeves and get into it video series. I'd recommend getting to know Logic Pro X through some other "master" series or "explained" series and THEN watch this series and you will learn so much more from this series about how to put Logic X's tools to work in the real world of writing a song. Author is clearly technically knowledgeable and musically talented. Yes, he moves quickly, but there is a lot of ground to cover. I have added this to my favourites and will watch this series over a few times more. Tip: download the course materials to help see how it's done.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful overall pretty good. Just a small handful of times he jumped around that would easily confuse beginners.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful A good intro for someone who knew nothing about Logic. Like me.
Date published: 2017-04-26
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.
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