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Logic Pro X 10.1 Update Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Drummers & Drum Machines

  • Introduction 1:07


    An overview of some of the new features that will be explored in this series.

  • Meet the New Drummers 4:36

    Meet the New Drummers

    Learn about the new genres and Drummers, and how their performance controls work.

  • Drum Machine Designer 6:29

    Drum Machine Designer

    See how the new Drum Machine Designer acts as a remote control for the underlying Ultrabeat sounds that are being triggered, how the new Drum Machine Designer patches are actually track stacks with subtracks that can be revealed in the Mixer and added selectively to the Tracks Area, how Smart Controls work with these new track stacks, and how to use third party drum plug-ins with the new electronic and hip hop drummers.

  • Drum Machine Designer Explained 6:52

    Drum Machine Designer Explained

    Discover how this plug-in is used to build and customize electronic drum kits with controls for editing the sound of each kit piece individually, kit piece sub groups, or the entire kit.

Chapter 2 : Note Repeat & Spot Erase

  • Note Repeat Basics 3:20

    Note Repeat Basics

    See how this new feature is used to quickly and easily generate a drum groove by automatically generating notes of various rhythmic values while cycle recording.

  • Note Repeat & MIDI Control 4:29

    Note Repeat & MIDI Control

    See how MIDI messages are used to dynamically change the rhythmic values and velocities of the notes being generated with the Note Repeat function.

  • Note Repeat & Key Remote 2:48

    Note Repeat & Key Remote

    Discover how the key remote feature allows you to use the keys on your keyboard controller to continuously vary the rhythmic values of the notes generated by the Note Repeat function.

  • Spot Erase 2:45

    Spot Erase

    Learn how to use this feature to quickly and easily remove notes from existing parts.

Chapter 3 : Piano Roll Editor

  • Brush Tool & Drum Names 7:04

    Brush Tool & Drum Names

    See how the new Brush Tool is used to paint in, select, and delete multiple notes, pre-defined patterns, and melodic notes that conform to a predefined key signature.

  • Collapse Mode & New Piano Roll Behavior 4:39

    Collapse Mode & New Piano Roll Behavior

    See how the Piano Roll Editor’s new collapse mode is used to display and work with only the notes used in a region, learn how regions can be resized and moved directly from this editor, and explore revised ways of working with the contents of multiple regions and double click behaviour.

  • Time Handles 3:12

    Time Handles

    Discover how this new feature is used to time compress/expand selected notes based on the new musical grid snap values in the Piano Roll Editor.

Chapter 4 : Automation

  • Region Automation 5:45

    Region Automation

    Explore the new region automation feature, and see how it is now possible to (finally!) bypass individual automation parameters.

  • New Automation Settings 4:01

    New Automation Settings

    See how two new project settings influence the behaviour of region automation in various situations.

  • Trim Automation 4:36

    Trim Automation

    Discover how this new mode is used in conjunction with either trim, latch, or read modes; as a means of off setting already existing automation.

  • Relative Automation 3:44

    Relative Automation

    See how this mode is used to offset existing volume, pan, or send automation by creating a separate lane of control points that can be accessed and edited separately from the existing absolute automation.

Chapter 5 : Mixer

  • New Channel Strip Components 2:23

    New Channel Strip Components

    The Mixer window now has a new Channel Strip Components window that contains four new items: audio device control, multiple track name lines, track stack disclosure triangles, and a field for the new VCA faders.

  • Track Stacks & the Mixer 2:15

    Track Stacks & the Mixer

    Explore the relationship between track stacks in the mixer and tracks area, and how the new Track Stacks channel strip component affects the display of Folder Stacks.

  • VCA Groups 4:15

    VCA Groups

    Learn about the new VCA groups feature. By assigning channel strips to a VCA group, the VCA master fader is used to send out a control signal that offsets the level sent out by each channel strip in the group equally, regardless of their relative levels to each other.

  • Mixer Metering Enhancement 2:28

    Mixer Metering Enhancement

    See how the new Peak Hold and return Time display preferences influence the behaviour of the meters in the mixer.

Chapter 6 : Plug-Ins & Sounds

  • Compressor Update 3:31

    Compressor Update

    Explore the new interface enhancements and layout, the new input gain control and graph display, and the new Classic VCA model.

  • Retro Synth Update 4:39

    Retro Synth Update

    Explore Retro Synth’s new ability to create custom wavetables from imported audio files.

  • New Sounds & Plug-In Workflow Improvements 4:42

    New Sounds & Plug-In Workflow Improvements

    Explore how the new Vintage Mellotron sounds work with Smart Controls, see where other new sounds are located, and learn about a few new plug-in related workflow enhancements.

  • Plug-In Manager Basics 4:01

    Plug-In Manager Basics

    Learn how to organize your audio unit plug-ins by moving them around in the new Plug-In Manager in order to have them appear in the top level category folders.

  • Plug-In Manager Advanced 5:04

    Plug-In Manager Advanced

    Learn how to place plug-ins at the top level of your plug-in list, above the category folders; how to create and populate custom category folders, and how to add custom sub folders.

Chapter 7 : General Productivity Enhancements

  • Smart Quantize 3:30

    Smart Quantize

    Explore this new “musical” quantize algorithm where note ends, velocities, and proximity to the grid are evaluated, resulting in nearby notes getting placed on or close to the grid while the timing and position of notes farther away are preserved.

  • Markers 2:31


    The dedicated Marker button has been removed from the Track Header, and the go to next/previous marker function has been modified.

  • Fades, Flex & Feel 1:46

    Fades, Flex & Feel

    See how the new real time fade files work on Apple Loops, even when using flex pitch simultaneously! And how Apple Loops can be played back at multiples of their original tempo.

  • General Workflow Improvements 3:08

    General Workflow Improvements

    A mixed potpourri of small but useful workflow enhancements and changes including the new Kill/Recall Solo function, new repeat and zoom behaviour, and more.

  • File Management Improvements 2:54

    File Management Improvements

    Learn about improved Project Alternative handling, auto backup options, new bounce to disc behavior, and how to share either project files or songs via AirDrop and Mail.

Product Overview

Apple has updated nearly every facet of Logic Pro X, and Apple Logic Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg gets you up to speed like nobody else can. With nearly 2 hours covering every new feature and change, this is the most comprehensive series on the Logic Pro X 10.1 update available.

After a brief overview of all the new features and updates, Eli jumps right into all the drum-related changes. These includes new Drummers for the Drummer Virtual Instrument and a new Drum Machine Designer.

From there, Eli goes into Logic Pro X 10.1's most powerful new features, Note Repeat (including MIDI and Key Remote Control of Note Repeat), Spot Erase, the new Brush Tool, and new Piano Roll behavior.

Automation has been revved up in the 10.1 update as well, and Eli explores it in-depth, including the new Region Automation, Relative Automation, Trim Automation, and more. Eli then dives into Logic's Mixer updates next, explaining the new Channel Strip Components, VCA Groups, Meter Enhancements, and the relationship between Track Stacks and the Mixer.

Continuing on, you'll get a complete rundown of all the enhancements to Logic's world class Effects, including updates to Compressor and Retro Synth, new Sounds, Workflow Improvements, and the new Plug-in Manager. Finally, Eli tackles General Productivity Enhancements to Smart Quantize, Markers, Fades, Flex, and General Workflow and File Management Improvements.

If you're a newcomer to Logic or an advanced user who recently updated, watch "Logic Pro X 10.1 Explained" to get up to speed on this awesome update!

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