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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

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    See where to check that all the available Logic sound content is downloaded and installed, that your audio and MIDI hardware is recognized by your Mac and Logic Pro X, and that your key commands are set to the defaults used throughout this series.

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    Tracks & Channel Strips

    Learn how to open a new empty project, and discover the two main types of tracks and channel strips that are at the core of Logic's DNA.

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    First Look at the Main Window

    Get an overview of the workspace, including the Tracks Area, the Control Bar, and the various tabbed panels and windows.

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    Working with Projects

    Explore how to save and manage project files and related assets within a project folder.

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    Playback Basics

    Learn the main ways of starting and stopping playback, and locating the playhead to new positions.

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    Cycle & Loop Basics

    Discover how Cycle Mode is used to continuously repeat playback of an area of the timeline, and how Looping is used to have a region continue playing throughout the timeline.

Chapter 2 : Simple Recording

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    Using the Musical Typing Keyboard

    See how to setup a software instrument patch, and record a simple part using the musical typing keyboard.

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    Software Instrument Recording & Click Setup

    Learn more about the Metronome, click, and count-in functions, and see how to record with either an onscreen keyboard, or a connected external MIDI controller.

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    Capture Recording

    See how it's possible to capture your most recent MIDI performance, even if Logic Pro isn't recording, using the Capture Recording feature. You can use Capture Recording whether in playback mode or stopped.

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    Tempo & Time Signature

    Explore the different ways to set the tempo and time signature of your Logic project.

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    Getting Started with Smart Tempo

    With Smart Tempo you can record a performance without the metronome and have Logic Pro adapt the project tempo to match the tempo of the recording, or keep the project tempo and flex the recording to match it.

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    Drummer QuickStart

    Get up and running with Logic's virtual drummer instrument. Learn to select between the various genres and playing styles, choose different drummers, change drum kits and individual kit pieces, customize the grooves and fills, and more.

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    Basic Audio Recording

    See how to set up for audio recording, including setting the input, record enabling, monitoring, driver settings, and more.

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    Setting Up a Headphone Mix

    Learn how to set up a custom headphone mix routed to the headphone outputs of your audio interface.

Chapter 3 : Digital Ergonomics - Getting Around the Workspace

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    Zooming & Scrolling

    Learn to shift the editing focus between the different views, and see how to use some of Logic's main scrolling and zooming functions.

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    Customizing the Control Bar

    Explore the various LCD displays and extended Transport and location commands available when you customize Logic's Control Bar.

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    MIDI Timing Resolution & Simple Quantizing

    Learn about the timing resolution of Logic, and how quantizing rounds off note placement to the nearest beat divisions.

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    Working with the Grid

    Explore the division value and snap to grid settings, and how they interact with each other. Plus, learn the secret hidden key combination to override the snap to grid value without disabling it.

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    Working with Tracks Pt. 1

    Explore additional ways of creating, duplicating, and reassigning tracks.

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    Working with Tracks Pt. 2

    See how to work with multiple tracks playing through the same channel strip, and how to configure the track header.

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    The Region Inspector

    Discover the range of creative variation available using the region inspector parameters.

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    The Track Inspector

    See how these track-based parameters effect the behavior and playback of regions on the track.

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    Channel Strips

    Take a tour of the different fields and components found on Logic's channel strips.

Chapter 4 : Recording Techniques

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    Overdub Recording & Spot Erase

    Discover how to cycle record over the same area, merging parts together on each pass; and then how to use spot erase to remove some of the notes previously recorded.

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    Note Repeat

    Note repeat transforms incoming MIDI notes into a repeated midi note of the same pitch, as long as the midi controller key is held down. We can define the repetition rate, velocity, and gate length, and assign midi controllers to control these parameters. See it in action on a hi-hat part.

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    Layer Recording & Record Repeat

    See how to record to multiple instruments for a layered sound, and how to work with the resulting alias regions. Also explore the Record Repeat function for a quick recording workflow when trying out different ideas.

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    Cycle Recording

    Explore the various cycle recording options, and learn about recording to track alternatives and Take Folders.

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    Replace Recording

    Explore the four different Replace Mode behaviors, used to replace all or part of a previous MIDI performance while recording a new one.

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    Punch Recording

    Punch recording is a technique you can use to overwrite a portion of a previously recorded track, during playback, without touching any of the recording before or after that portion. You can choose between two punch recording modes: Quick Punch-in mode and Auto-Punch mode.

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    Step Recording

    Step input recording allows you to insert MIDI notes when you're not recording in real-time. You can use step input to create note or chord runs that may be too fast to play in real-time. Explore how this works with either the onscreen step input keyboard, or your MIDI keyboard controller.

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    Introduction to MIDI FX

    Explore this special category of plug-ins that process or generate MIDI data played either from a MIDI region, or a MIDI keyboard in real-time.

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    Introduction to Step Sequencer

    See and hear how this is used as another non real-time method of note input, to generate repeating musical patterns created within Pattern Regions on a grid of rows and steps.

Chapter 5 : Editing

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    Display Level, Catch & Link Modes

    See how these functions are used to control how windows update to reflect changes to the playhead position and the selected content.

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    Working with Tools

    Learn how to assign and use an alternate (command click) tool, a right click tool, and the different pointer tool zones.

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    Explore how the layout of various windows, including their display size, position on screen, zoom level, and other settings, are stored and recalled as screen sets.

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    Track Import

    See how the track import feature is used to bring in tracks recorded in another project, including content and channel strip plug-ins.

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    Quick Swipe Comping

    Explore the various workflows and techniques available when comping together the best bits of multiple takes within a take folder.

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    Editing Take Folders

    See how Take Folder or individual Take Regions are resized, cut, moved, sliced, and trimmed.

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    Explore advanced quantization parameters that allow for timing corrections based on percentage, distance from the grid, groove templates, and more.

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    Select, Split, Trim, Drag, Nudge, Move, & More

    Take a tour of basic useful selection and editing tasks.

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    Introduction to Flex Time Editing

    Explore how the Flex Tools are used to adjust the timing of notes and beats in audio regions.

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    Introduction to Flex Pitch

    See how this fabulous pitch correction feature is used to tune and edit a female vocal performance.

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    The Piano Roll Editor Pt. 1

    Learn how to create notes and define defaults using the pencil and brush tools.

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    The Piano Roll Editor Pt. 2

    Explore a series of useful selection and editing based commands related to quantizing, transposing, velocities, timing, merging, note lengths, MIDI CC values, and more.

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    Introduction to the Score Editor

    See some basic display, editing and chord entry functions in action in Logic's Score editor.

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    Working in The Event List

    See how elegant this editor is for making precise selections and numeric based edits.

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    Other Editors

    Get a brief introduction to the Step Editor, Audio File Editor, and MIDI Transform Window.

Chapter 6 : Arranging Your Music

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    Creating Vocal Harmonies with Flex Pitch

    Follow along as Flex Pitch is used to generate harmonies on selected notes from the lead vocal track.

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    See how these are used as an arrangement and organizational tool to treat multiple tracks and/or regions as a single object that can be edited much the same way as a MIDI region.

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    Introduction to Quick Sampler

    Watch how quick and simple it is to drag and drop an audio region onto the Track Header to create a single sample Quick Sampler instrument, and then set up some time stretching and filter modulation.

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    Track Stacks

    Track Stacks provide a convenient way to organize and control tracks, to manage projects with high track counts, and to create and manage audio subgroups. Watch as two Summing Stacks are created from groups of existing tracks. The controls on the master tracks are then used to control all the subtracks in the Track Stack.

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    Follow along as a short arrangement is put together, and learn some useful key commands for soloing and solo locking regions, exclusive track soloing and muting, coloring tracks and regions, and more.

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    Hide Tracks & Hide Groups

    Learn how to temporarily hide tracks from view in the Tracks area and Mixer views, and how to use groups to hide/show multiple tracks together.

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    Working with Markers

    Learn how to create, name, edit, and navigate using Logic's Markers.

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    Arrangement Markers

    As you move, copy, or delete Arrangement Markers, all of the underlying content on the tracks is moved, copied, or deleted along with them. Explore how these are used to rearrange sections of your music.

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    Introduction to Live Loops

    Explore this stimulating and creative aspect of Logic that lets you arrange and play with musical ideas in real-time in a grid comprised of cells and scenes rather than regions.

Chapter 7 : Mixing Your Music

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    Working in the Mixer

    Learn about the different channel strip types, how to create a subgroup, place Aux channel strips in the Tracks Area, filter the mixer view, use solo safe mode, set display preferences & pan laws, enable pre fader metering, and more.

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    Working with Plug-Ins

    See how to instantiate plug-ins, as well as bypass, copy, move, remove, replace, resize, link, scroll, compare, and save settings, and more.

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    Selection Based Processing

    Discover how this feature is used to process a specific region or selection with custom plug-in processing.

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    I/O Labels

    See how you can use the I/O Labels window to define names for all channel strip input, Output, and Send menu items, which can be used in place of defaults.

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    Folder Tracks, VCAs, & Mix Bus Setup

    Explore some advanced routing workflows, including routing to a mix bus before the stereo output, setting up folder stacks, and creating VCA groups.

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    Introduction to Smart Controls

    See how these are a quicker alternative to opening plug-in windows in order to adjust parameters and the sound of the track. They can be used simply, as laid out, or turned into complex macros controlling multiple parameters from multiple plug-ins, each with unique ranges.

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    Independent Pan & Sends On Faders

    By choosing independent Pan for a send, you can adjust the pan type and position settings for the send independently from the pan type and position for the channel strip. After you choose independent Pan for a send, you can adjust the send?s panning by setting the send to Sends on Faders mode.

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    Introduction to Automation

    Discover how to automate the movement of channel strip or plug-in parameters over time using track automation in the Main Window.

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    Sharing Your Music

    Follow along as a final fade out is added to the whole arrangement. Listen to a play through of the full mix. And explore the various options for bouncing to disc, and sharing your music.

Chapter 8 : Media & Assets

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    Project Alternatives & Backups

    Learn how to work with project alternatives, and manage auto backups.

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    The Undo History & Deleting Audio Files

    Watch how Logic's undo history works, and how to delete audio files from the tracks area, project browser, and from your hard drive permanently.

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    Bounce in Place

    Discover how to bounce tracks and/or regions in place so that the resulting audio files are placed at the same position as the originals in the Tracks Area.

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    Exporting Audio

    See how you can export one or more selected tracks or regions as audio files with customized names.

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    Exporting MIDI

    Take a look at all the steps necessary to prepare your MIDI regions for export as General MIDI files.

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    Working in the Library

    Learn all about presets, channel strip settings, patches, patch merging, default assignments, and navigating to them all in the Library.

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    Plug-In Manager & Automatic Plug-In Loading

    Learn how to use Logic's Plug-in Manager to create custom categories within your plug-in list. Also, learn about Logic's ability to only load plug-ins needed for project playback, and how to utilize this to your advantage when creating custom templates.

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    Eli's Trouble Shooting FAQ

    A brief look at some commonly encountered problems, and solutions, often experienced by new Logic users.

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Throughout the series, Eli gives you all the info you need to be a Logic Pro power user, including audio and MIDI recording and editing instruction, plug-in usage and management, navigating and zooming in Logic Pro, customizing windows and your workspace, different recording techniques, advanced editing techniques, introduction to Logic Pro's powerful Score Editor, arranging and exporting your song and much, much more. There's literally too many videos to list here!

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Logic Pro Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 32 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Superb again Eli!! I just keep coming back for that all knowing, ‘logic’al voice of calm. Thanks Eli. That was seven quality hours we just spent together.
Date published: 2021-07-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Best Logic Pro X Tutorial!
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent First Time / Old Time user's Tutorial Eli is an excellent teacher. There is no doubt about it. Now, Logic is really a big DAW with so many features. I'm a very old user (e-magic Logic on Windows), so I needed a strong fast basis. This course is a perfect start (yes, 7 hours are just a start!), however, Eli could dive deep into some features especially those tricky ones and he refers to more extensive courses regarding the specific chapter. For me, it is an excellent first course and it covered "really" more than I need to make my music. Now, some criticise Eli he haven't delved deep into this or that topic, but to do that I believe he needs 70 hours to explain all (no exaggerations!). As a result, I probably need to watch it again to grasp all the info and shortcuts. It is a great foundation/reference on Logic.
Date published: 2021-06-05
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from explained in very simple language. as I am an engineer using protools for almost 20 yrs, always wanted to learn logic and this is the best way.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well explained and Detailed Detailed and thorough explanation of Logic, for beginners and intermediate users too. Learnt a lot
Date published: 2021-05-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from New Pro Logic User I've just started, but seems to be a great guide for new Pro Logic users. I'm excited to get into the more advanced processes but for now the basics are what I need and this is getting me started on the right foot!
Date published: 2021-05-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Impressive approach to learn a complex program I have been a Logic user for many years and I still learned a lot of little tricks and secrets. I was impressed by the structure and details of this course. Well Done!
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Kudos to Eli Cranston. Well done!
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Indespensible! It will take several passes through each chapter...I get more out of it each time I review
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli Thank YOU!! This was an amazing introduction into Logic Pro. I can't thank Eli enough for how well this was all put together. Excellent, highly recommend!!
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear Thinking and Full of good Tricks and Tips Eli is my favorite teacher. This is a 7 hour class, taking it slowly to make sure I catch all the details. Love learning from Master teachers.
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Good Explanation of features but no real strategy. This is a extensive overview of each feature, but no strategy as to how to do common things. So for instance, I want to know what the various options for exporting are, And I want to know why I would pick one or the other. Somehow I feel I am not getting all the info as to why I would pick one option over another.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from This is great! Love this course! really well explained. Thanks!
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Simple thorough and almost too good The addition of Eli adding overview notes more often really helps me as I am a write it down fan. The pace and content are what I have come to expect from one of the greatest teachers I have ever found. Yes this will get you going on your way with Logic and probably one of the best logic courses there is for the value and content. Professional for sure.
Date published: 2020-12-25
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Pretty good He explains a lot but he never shows how to actually do the thing that he is doing would be helpful if he would just slow down and do that
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Awesome an super helpful I really enjoying all the knowledge im learning
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative and detailed I would highly recommend for anybody using such a complex DAW like Logic to use Groove3
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well paced and expertly explained! I'm a professional musician and educator and wanted to upgrade my recording skills. The videos are well paced, helpful and very well organized. There is a lot of information to absorb but the way the videos are broken up into tasty chunks makes them so much easier to digest. I look forward to exploring other videos in the future, just to prove that you can teach an old dog new tricks! Thanks for your excellent videos!
Date published: 2020-10-31
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent A great overview of Logic. I'm a long term user but just went through the new series for review and picked up a load of tips and discoveries. It's so great that Groove 3 did an entirely new updated series to catch up on all the updates of the past few years.
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from The whole picture! I'm new to Logic x.5 so its been very helpful to start from the very beginning as it makes it easier to follow along when things are the same version. Excellent thank you!
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Well Explained! As a recently retired math professor, I'm very tuned in to how well complex topics are explained and I feel that Eli does an excellent job. There are many videos out there pertaining to Logic Pro X but they are certainly not all well explained! I know that I will learn and understand this very well! I appreciate that this course was available, especially for the new 10.5 update!
Date published: 2020-09-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great! So thorough!
Date published: 2020-09-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Usual excellence Half way through this title, enjoying it immensely, the presenter has an effortless quality, great stuff. Been using Logic for a while, lots of new features I have only glanced at now taking on a deeper understanding.
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome It has helped discover many things on logic pro x
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear. Thorough. Engaging. Eli Krantzberg is a seasoned educator who brings clarity, thoroughness, and thoughtfulness to every tutorial he creates. This is the most useful LPX overview tutorial I've worked through.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Top notch Excellent delivery and concise, yet thorough, explanations
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Bite-size learning packed with info Many short videos with lots of info in a well-structured course. I can watch them all at once to find out about things I didn't know before, but more importantly for me, I can look for a very specific subject and get a lot of details in 5 or 7 minutes of watching these videos and then go and apply my new knowledge right away. For me, this is the way it makes things stick and makes me a little better at working with Logic every day.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The very best Logic Pro X tutorial!! First let me say that I am a fan of EK. He is clearly at home on this software and has lots of Logic tutorials, but this is the most complete "from the ground up" tutorial he has done. If you want more advanced stuff Groove3 has about a million hours of it, but I consider myself a moderately advanced Logic person and still found a lot of meat on this bone. I found it very well explained and easy to understand and enjoyed watching the song develop. I will be implementing a bunch of these working ideas in future projects. Thanks Eli, and thank you, Groove3.
Date published: 2020-09-07
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Helpful for absolute beginners This is helpful for absolute beginners to go over the basics. I hope groove 3 includes an option to speed up the playback of their videos. Also groove 3 needs to have an option to continue from the video you off at
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wow! Complete and comprehensive It's surely a pleasure to find Eli's series of Logic Pro tutorials on groove3. Videos are very well rehearsed, very concise, yet comprehensive enough to inspire any workflow thoughts. Coming from Pro Tools, I do find Logic a deeper software, and these tutorials are truly essential for my transition!
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from An indispensable resource. With his depth of knowledge and easy style, Eli Krantzberg is undoubtedly one of the best educators in the business. I have this updated series on speed dial for those less used features that have yet to become second nature. The chapters and epodes have excellent descriptions enabling easy navigating of this comprehensive series. Invaluable.
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great stuff! These videos are fantastic. I've learned a few things already that I didn't know I needed to know! I think my workflow will definitely improve along with my ability to collaborate with others.
Date published: 2020-08-30
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