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Chapter 1: Off-Line Automation

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    Introduction (5:57)


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    Automation Lanes (7:57)


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    Preferences & Settings (9:08)


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    Create & Delete Control Points (3:36)


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    Creating Multiple Control Points (8:42)


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    Curves & Copy (8:06)


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    Copy & Select on Multiple Tracks (5:26)


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    Editing Automation Parameters on Multiple Tracks (2:28)


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    Delete Menu Items (6:05)


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    Group Automation (2:26)


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    Using Sub Mixes (4:20)


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    Convert Automation (8:30)


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    Relative Value (3:36)


Chapter 2: Real-Time Automation

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    Automation Record Modes (6:28)


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    Record Synth Controls (6:31)


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    Working with Smart Controls (7:52)


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    Trim & Relative Modes (7:16)


Chapter 3: Region Automation

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    Region Automation (7:12)


Chapter 4: MIDI Draw

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    MIDI Draw Introduction (8:06)


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    MIDI Draw Menu (7:54)


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    Recording MIDI Draw (5:02)


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    MIDI Draw Offline (10:10)


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    The CC 7/10 Setting (4:42)


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    Working with MIDI Channels (7:00)


Chapter 5: Automation Event List

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    Automation Event List Pt. 1 (3:49)


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    Automation Event List Pt. 2 (7:53)


Chapter 6: Summary

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    Conflicts & Conversions (9:49)


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    Wrapping it Up (6:25)


Logic Pro X wiz Doug Zangar brings you the definitive collection of video tutorials covering everything you need to know about automation in Logic Pro X. After viewing this series, you'll know how to automate anything and everything in Logic Pro X, making tracking, creative experimentation, and mixing simple and exciting!

Doug starts by welcoming you and reveals the places where automation lives in Logic Pro X. Next he hits the ground running with videos on Automation Lanes, Preferences and Settings and how to create and delete automation Control Points.

From there, Doug shows you how to work with single and multiple tracks with automation, group automation, sub-mix automation, converting automation data into other types of automation and more. Real-Time Automation is next, and Doug leaves no stone unturned.

Automation record modes are all revealed and explained, followed by how to use your Synth's controls to record automation, Smart Controls, Region Automation, MIDI Draw, the Automation Event List and much, much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you really want to see what Logic can do, its automation is a powerhouse feature just waiting to be used… Make better productions and mixes, watch "Logic Pro X Automation Explained" today!


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Martonko G.
Submitted 5 months ago

Very helpful and clear explanation.

I've purchased a lot of videos so far and all have been very helpful and educational. Thanks to all your crew of engineers who spent time recording them. All best! Martin:-)

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michaelnk
Submitted 6 months ago

good and useful info

good and useful

I am a: Student

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Edward
Submitted 9 months ago

Good - but difficult to listen to.....

Useful, but the presenter's issues in which he needs to be seen as 'cool but really intelligent' and possessing an 'oh so deep voice that he so badly wants' - diminishes my enjoyment. Childish!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reaper

Response from Customer Service:

Hi there, thanks so much for your review.
We’re so sorry you didn’t enjoy Doug’s voice and presentation style. I can assure you he is a way cool dude, with no airs or pretense about him.
Thanks!
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Graham North
Submitted 1 year ago

Enlightening

What an excellent video, watching and working alongside the videos i can now understand in a few minutes what has evaded me when reading how to use Automation. Well done to everyone involved

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

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rupak
Submitted 1 year ago

GREAT COURSE

Thank you for making this. GREAT STUFF

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer

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Greengreyce
Submitted 1 year ago

The best !

I watch a lot of tutorials about music for years, this one is the best yet ! It's deep yet simple, clear, at a great pace and you'll find that level of informations nowhere else ! Congratulations to Doug Zangar !!!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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Macaroni
Submitted 1 year ago

Good info.

This is a good refresher course for Automation.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

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Dennis
Submitted 1 year ago

Another great tutorial by Doug Zangar

Moves along at the proper pace for ease of learning, clear, covers subject matter with continuity, starting at the surface and digging into the deeper points, reviews bullet points after each lesson, another great tutorial by Doug Zangar ! :-)

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Logic Pro

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Jay38
Submitted 1 year ago

So much info!!

I'll be watching this several times to get it all. Doug is very thorough and does his recaps which help reinforce the lessons. As usual Groove 3 is simply the BEST.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer

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Timzone
Submitted 1 year ago

Fact filled

Nothing left out of this thorough training

I am a: Professional

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing a bit of guitar and piano in the mid-60’s as a small child. Nothing really stuck until my first electric guitar and ensuing garage band in high school. By my last year of high school I was studying jazz guitar and the music bug had bitten.

2. What training have you had?

I went on to get a BFA in music (magna cum laude) from Cornish College of the Arts, emphasizing jazz guitar. Faculty at that time included Gary Peacock, Art Lande and Marius Nordal. I also completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, where I studied with Hummie Mann. Additionally, I have become a certified trainer for Apple’s Logic Pro software on versions 6, 7, and 8.

3. When did you get into recording?

My first home recording gear was purchased in the mid ‘80s. It consisted of a Tascam Porta One and a Roland 505 drum machine. By the late 80’s the Atari 1040 ST and Logic’s predecessor, Notator 2.0 were purchased. Digital audio didn’t arrive at the home studio until the early ‘90’s, with Digidesign’s Session 8.

4. People you have worked with/for?

My professional career has included working with Pavarotti, Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll. I have written music for commercials on television and radio and scored independent films. Studio work includes performing on as well as arranging and producing many CD projects. I have also helped many Seattle area musicians work with Logic.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I draw from my formal education, 4 years of running the Seattle Logic User Group, over 20 years of teaching music at the community college level and 30 years real-world experience working in the music business to give you a lot of insights and tips and tricks on how to use Logic to help create and refine your work.

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Logic Pro X Automation Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful and clear explanation. I've purchased a lot of videos so far and all have been very helpful and educational. Thanks to all your crew of engineers who spent time recording them. All best! Martin:-)
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from good and useful info good and useful
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Good - but difficult to listen to..... Useful, but the presenter's issues in which he needs to be seen as 'cool but really intelligent' and possessing an 'oh so deep voice that he so badly wants' - diminishes my enjoyment. Childish!
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Enlightening What an excellent video, watching and working alongside the videos i can now understand in a few minutes what has evaded me when reading how to use Automation. Well done to everyone involved
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from GREAT COURSE Thank you for making this. GREAT STUFF
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The best ! I watch a lot of tutorials about music for years, this one is the best yet ! It's deep yet simple, clear, at a great pace and you'll find that level of informations nowhere else ! Congratulations to Doug Zangar !!!
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another great tutorial by Doug Zangar Moves along at the proper pace for ease of learning, clear, covers subject matter with continuity, starting at the surface and digging into the deeper points, reviews bullet points after each lesson, another great tutorial by Doug Zangar ! :-)
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good info. This is a good refresher course for Automation.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from So much info!! I'll be watching this several times to get it all. Doug is very thorough and does his recaps which help reinforce the lessons. As usual Groove 3 is simply the BEST.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fact filled Nothing left out of this thorough training
Date published: 2017-05-26
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