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Logic Pro X 10.4 Update Explained®

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New FX Plug-Ins

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    Tutorial 1

    Welcome to Logic 10.4!

    1:27

    Get an overview of some of the new features and enhancements that will be covered in this series.

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    Tutorial 2

    Phat FX

    9:24

    Learn all about Phat FX, the first of Logic 10.4's two new multi effects plug-ins. See and hear how its various modules and modulation sources are put to work.

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    Tutorial 3

    Step FX

    11:44

    Explore this modulation based multi effects plug-in, and see how its three independent step modulators are used to control the plug-ins' various parameters.

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    Tutorial 4

    ChromaVerb - How it Works

    12:56

    Learn all about Logic's newest algorithmic reverb. It operates on the principle of a circular absorbent structure in which the sound is gradually absorbed like it is in a real room. Explore the parameters that modify the absorption characteristics, the fourteen discrete algorithms, and hear how internal modulation is used to add motion to the reverb tail.

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    Tutorial 5

    ChromaVerb in Action

    5:56

    See how some of ChromaVerb's features are put to work on a vocal bus, electric guitar solo, and a saxophone and trumpet part using the new Studio Horns instrument.

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    Tutorial 6

    Vintage Console EQ

    8:51

    Hear how this Neve EQ and output Drive emulation from the new Vintage EQ Collection sounds on some synth, bass, and drum tracks.

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    Tutorial 7

    Vintage Graphic EQ

    7:18

    Explore this API 560 emulation on various tracks, and hear how the tuning parameter allows for a 32 kHz "air band" boost that sounds great on a master bus.

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    Tutorial 8

    Vintage Tube EQ

    10:55

    Hear first hand the magic that happens when this EQ is used to boost and cut around the same center frequencies.

New Instruments & Articulation Handling

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    Tutorial 9

    Introduction to Studio Horns

    4:50

    Learn about Logic's new Studio Horns instrument, and the new Articulation ID switching techniques.

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    Tutorial 10

    Studio Horns - Controlling the Sound

    8:10

    Discover the controls available to shape note transitions, dynamics, and vibrato in real time as the instrument is being played.

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    Tutorial 11

    Studio Horns - Editing Articulations

    7:18

    Watch as a sax part is played in, and the articulations are edited in the Piano Roll Editor. The part, with its embedded articulation IDs, is then duplicated and edited in the Score Editor to create harmonies, and played back with a trombone sound.

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    Tutorial 12

    Studio Horns - Working with Key Switches

    7:47

    Discover how the assigned key switches work in either permanent or momentary modes, and how triggering the momentary fall and doit articulations automatically attach additional notes to sustained notes.

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    Tutorial 13

    Studio Horns - Auto Voice Split

    8:37

    Learn how this mode is used to automatically split notes between several instruments, or groupings of instruments, based a series of voice splitting conventions. Chords played in on a keyboard controller are automatically assigned to different instruments or instrument groupings, based on the ranges of the respective instruments.

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    Tutorial 14

    Welcome to Studio Strings

    7:49

    Eli shows you all about this new string ensemble instrument. Sections include Violins 1, Violins 2, Cellos, Double Basses, as well as several larger mixed ensembles. Hear how the natural sounding legato transitions, articulation switching, and real time dynamics control make it easy to create parts with nuance, life, and movement in them.

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    Tutorial 15

    Studio Strings - Auto Voice Split

    4:16

    Get a close up look at how chords are split between the different string sections in the mixed ensemble string patches, with and without the various auto voice split parameters.

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    Tutorial 16

    The Articulation Set Editor

    7:02

    Learn how this window is used to either modify or create create sophisticated key switch and controller definitions.

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    Tutorial 17

    Articulation Switching & Third Party Instruments

    9:02

    See how the Output pane of the Articulation Set Editor is used to map Logic's Articulation IDs to send out MIDI messages to match those in third party software instruments.

Smart Tempo

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    Tutorial 18

    Welcome to Smart Tempo

    6:00

    Learn all about Logic's powerful new tempo analysis and detection capabilities that allow you to record a performance without the metronome, and have Logic pro adapt the project tempo to match the tempo of the recording.

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    Tutorial 19

    Smart Tempo Explained

    10:31

    Dig a bit deeper into the three new Smart Tempo analysis modes. And see how the new flex & follow modes influence the behavior of imported audio.

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    Tutorial 20

    The File Tempo Editor

    12:01

    See how this window is used to view and edit beat markers and other tempo information for an audio file.

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    Tutorial 21

    Smart Tempo in Action

    5:03

    See a couple of typical workflows involving some Smart Tempo functions.

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    Tutorial 22

    Advanced Smart Tempo Functions

    5:36

    See how the “Maintain Time Position of All Regions” function is used in Adapt Mode, when working with multiple freely recorded MIDI regions.

Other Enhancements

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    Tutorial 23

    Mixer & Plug-In Undo

    3:07

    Learn all about how all mixer and plug-in undo steps are now stored in a separate undo history, available via the mixers local edit menu, the plug-in windows preset menu, and the global undo history window.

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    Tutorial 24

    New MIDI Recording Preferences

    5:00

    Discover how the four new MIDI Replace recording options work when punching in on an existing MIDI region.

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    Tutorial 25

    RIP MIDI Draw & Other Automation Enhancements

    9:32

    MIDI Draw is now replaced with new integrated region automation functionality. See how both track & region automation are now available in the Piano Roll & Score editors, and a new auto-select workflow enhances the ability to work with multiple automation parameters in a single lane. Enhanced snap and pencil automation functions also now allow for simpler creation of stepped automation.

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    Tutorial 26

    Key Commands Window Makeover

    10:39

    Learn about the new Radio and Filter buttons, new preset management workflows, and new productivity enhancing key commands.

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    Tutorial 27

    Plug-In Updates

    7:16

    Discover the new features in Space Designer, Direction Mixer, Retro Synth, Alchemy, and the new Vintage Mellotron instrument. Plus, see how to work with multiple linked plug-in windows.

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    Tutorial 28

    General User Interface Enhancements

    6:27

    See how the updated Normalize (Audio) Region Gain functions work, and discover a variety of other graphic and UI enhancements in the Tracks Area, LCD, Bar Ruler, Inspector, Mixer, and more.

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    Tutorial 29

    Two New Drummers & Drum Kits

    1:53

    Hear Austin & Tyrell in action on the lovely sounding new Blueridge & Speakeasy drum kits.

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    Tutorial 30

    Miscellaneous Enhancements

    5:00

    Learn all about a mix of small, but very useful interface enhancements and functions.

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    Tutorial 31

    Browser Enhancements

    4:00

    Learn how to bookmark a custom location in the All Files Browser, and how to manage old audio loop libraries using Logic's new untagged loops library functions.

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    Tutorial 32

    Working With Pitch Bend & Sustain Pedal Automation

    3:30

    Discover ways to integrate your old MIDI Draw workflows into the new enhanced Region Automation.

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    Tutorial 33

    New Content

    2:27

    Finally, explore and discover the new content added to Logic in this update, including new Future Bass, Raggaetron Pop, Drummer, Studio Horns, and Studio Strings Apple Loops, as well as the new Alchemy's new Vision cinematic style presets.

Logic Pro X 10.4 may be the biggest point update ever to LPX! Eli Krantzberg brings you the most in-depth videos available about all the new features and functions found in the Logic Pro X 10.4 update, plus how to use them for your songs and productions.

Eli begins by welcoming you and then gives an overview of the new features and enhancements that will be covered in this series. He then jumps right in with complete, detailed coverage of all the new FX plug-ins such as Phat FX, Step FX, ChromaVerb, Vintage Console EQ, Vintage Graphic EQ, and Vintage Tube EQ. See and hear them in action too!

Next up are the new instruments and articulation handling found in Logic Pro X 10.4. Studio Horns are first and you’ll learn all about this killer virtual instrument dedicated to producing awesome realistic horns, followed by in-depth coverage of the new Studio Strings virtual instrument, and the cool new ways to control and add realism to them via the new articulation features in 10.4.

Smart Tempo is then revealed and explored, and you’re sure to be impressed with what it can do when working with and recording audio in Logic. Other various new enhancements are then covered in detail such as Mixer and Plug-In Undo, MIDI Recording Preferences, RIP MIDI Draw and Other Automation Enhancements, Key Commands Window Makeover, Space Designer, Direction Mixer, Retro Synth, Alchemy plug-in updates, and the new Vintage Mellotron instrument. Plus, see how to work with multiple linked plug-in windows!

Eli then covers the new user interface enhancements, the new Drummers and Drum Kits added in 10.4, some small but important improvements, browser enhancements, and lastly, goes over all the new content added in 10.4 including Future Bass, Raggaetron Pop, Drummer, Studio Horns, and Studio Strings Apple Loops, as well as the Alchemy’s new Vision cinematic style presets.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you use Logic Pro X, you need to watch these videos and get up to speed on all the awesome new additions. You’ll then be able to make songs and productions faster, more creatively, and best of all, get inspired to do more… Watch “Logic Pro X 10.4 Update Explained®” now!

KPed
Submitted 2 days ago

Excellent Overview

extremely efficient and concisely presented

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DanielH.
Submitted 3 days ago

A must have product!

A must have for any Logic Pro user that want to take advantage of the full potential of Logic, even if you are an advanced user. Very easy and detail explanation of the features. Great product, worth every penny!

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Jay38
Submitted 1 week ago

Essential!!

If I have any kind of negative comment it would be that this upgrade from Logic is so vast that this course would be better if it were 10 hours rather than between 3 and 4 hours. That said, Eli, as always, does a superb job and is easy to understand, thorough and well versed on his subject. He is probably my favorite instructor for Groove3 and that is among some really great tutors. I am only giving it 5 stars and if it were more extended I would give it 7 or 8 stars out of five.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

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Les_P
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Eli does it again!

Eli did a wonderful job of demonstrating the new features in Logic 10.4. He saved me a lot of time, in fact he put the two new plug ins into my go to list.

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David70srock
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Great Update!

Eli does his usual fantastic job of explaining and highlighting the new features in Logic 10.4 I always enjoy Eli's videos. A must for anyone using Logic X.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

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MichalPacalaj
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Absolutly great!

In depth but quick and simple without a wastefull talking. Focused just on the thing! Thanks!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

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Stereokitchen
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Very Helpful

Wouldn´t even have realized some of the great and helpful extras within the new upgrade while the obvious once´s got clear immediately. Thanks. Great as always...

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Lamby
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Awesome Tutorial

You always know when Eli does a tutorial it is going to be relevant and meaty, and this tutorial delivers on all fronts...

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

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garmcmusic
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Well explained!

Eli gives a brilliant and in-depth review of the latest update to Logic. I'm looking forward to using these new tools and content with confidence.

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dpman
Submitted 1 month ago

Good stuff. Helped me more than any other online tutorial on Logic Pro X.

Eli's delivery is top notch. Clearly he knows his stuff. Generally easy to follow. I'm pretty much a beginner so some of the details are difficult for me to absorb. I'm sure more seasoned pros will have a better understanding of the vernacular used throughout. But I'm getting there and I honestly believe these tutorials have helped me further than others I've watched.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

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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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Logic Pro X 10.4 Update Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A must have product! A must have for any Logic Pro user that want to take advantage of the full potential of Logic, even if you are an advanced user. Very easy and detail explanation of the features. Great product, worth every penny!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Overview extremely efficient and concisely presented
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Essential!! If I have any kind of negative comment it would be that this upgrade from Logic is so vast that this course would be better if it were 10 hours rather than between 3 and 4 hours. That said, Eli, as always, does a superb job and is easy to understand, thorough and well versed on his subject. He is probably my favorite instructor for Groove3 and that is among some really great tutors. I am only giving it 5 stars and if it were more extended I would give it 7 or 8 stars out of five.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Wouldn´t even have realized some of the great and helpful extras within the new upgrade while the obvious once´s got clear immediately. Thanks. Great as always...
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli does it again! Eli did a wonderful job of demonstrating the new features in Logic 10.4. He saved me a lot of time, in fact he put the two new plug ins into my go to list.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Update! Eli does his usual fantastic job of explaining and highlighting the new features in Logic 10.4 I always enjoy Eli's videos. A must for anyone using Logic X.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Absolutly great! In depth but quick and simple without a wastefull talking. Focused just on the thing! Thanks!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Tutorial You always know when Eli does a tutorial it is going to be relevant and meaty, and this tutorial delivers on all fronts...
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well explained! Eli gives a brilliant and in-depth review of the latest update to Logic. I'm looking forward to using these new tools and content with confidence.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good stuff. Helped me more than any other online tutorial on Logic Pro X. Eli's delivery is top notch. Clearly he knows his stuff. Generally easy to follow. I'm pretty much a beginner so some of the details are difficult for me to absorb. I'm sure more seasoned pros will have a better understanding of the vernacular used throughout. But I'm getting there and I honestly believe these tutorials have helped me further than others I've watched.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough Another comprehensive run-through of the new features - Eli is a great teacher
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great Overview! I'm a subscriber because of video series like these. Great comprehensive overview of all of the new features in 10.4. There's a lot in this update and Eli's presentation covers many of the under-the-hood improvements that might be overlooked by hobbyist's like myself.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Expert analysis of this major update Eli Krantzberg's breadth of knowledge regarding Logic Pro and other music software is tremendous. His are the must-see tutorials whenever an update is released. Bravissimo!
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Logic Pro X 10.4 Update Explained As always, Eli Krantzberg manages to convey a HUGE amount of information in the most logical and efficient manner. Another great tutorial from a master presenter! :-)
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! Great Logic update and great instructor!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough & Clear I was surprised to see a three-hour length for a Logic upgrade, but there's a lot of big improvements, and Eli-- as usual-- breaks it all down in clear detail.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic set of videos for a BIG update! Eli has produced a set of videos that will help you get to grips with this major LPX update super fast. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli is the best! What I like is that these videos are available on the same day of the release, and as always Eli is the man when it comes to Logic and its new features.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli always deliver probably the best instructor at groove 3
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from 10.4 Update is INCREDIBLE!!!! In-depth look at 10.4. I absolutely loved it. Thank you for taking the time to educate us throughly on this amazing program.
Date published: 2018-01-26