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Logic Pro X Explained® (Legacy)

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Chapter 1 : Exploring the Interface

  • Introduction 4:02


    Welcome to Logic Pro X! Learn how to set the default key commands, enable all the advanced tools, and where factory and user content is stored on your hard drive.

  • Starting a Project 7:16

    Starting a Project

    Learn how to start projects and set project properties using the new Logic Pro X template chooser, how to open recent and existing projects, and how to set the start up behavior when Logic Pro X is launched.

  • Interface Overview 7:08

    Interface Overview

    Explore the Main Window, and learn the basic functions and how to toggle the Control Bar, Library, Inspector, Toolbar, Quick Help, Smart Controls, Mixer, Editors, List Editors, Note Pad, Loop and Media Browsers

  • Project Basics 7:20

    Project Basics

    Learn how the Tracks area menu bar, track headers, playhead, workspace, channel strips, plug-ins, and windows are used in Logic Pro X workflow.

  • Play and Navigate 7:24

    Play and Navigate

    Learn to use key commands for the basic playback and locate functions.

  • Using the Cycle Area 8:21

    Using the Cycle Area

    Explore how the cycle area and locators are set and used to control playback and navigation.

Chapter 2 : A Closer Look

  • Working with Apple Loops 8:29

    Working with Apple Loops

    Discover how to search, sort, save, audition, index, filter, and load Apple Loops from the Loop Browser.

  • Creating and Managing Tracks 8:18

    Creating and Managing Tracks

    Learn various ways to create, copy, duplicate, and manage different track types in Logic Pro X.

  • Track Header Functions 6:53

    Track Header Functions

    Explore the Configure Track Header window, and learn how the various track header functions work.

  • The Inspector 6:41

    The Inspector

    Explore the Track and Region Inspector controls and see how they affect playback.

  • Quantizing 7:40


    Discover how the timing of MIDI notes and transients in audio files are moved in relation to the grid, and how quantize templates are used to apply the timing, length and velocities of notes in a source region to any number of destination regions.

  • The Mixer 7:56

    The Mixer

    Discover how to use the dual channel strips in the Inspector, and how to view and manage various subsets of channel strips in the Mixer.

  • Working with Plug-Ins 4:27

    Working with Plug-Ins

    Learn how to manage plug-in windows and settings, and set latency compensation modes.

  • Tools 7:08


    Learn about the various tool functions, and ways to access them easily.

  • Zooming 5:21


    Learn some new ways of zooming the Tracks Area, and some useful key commands and workflows for quickly moving in and out of detailed views.

  • Working with Patches 8:01

    Working with Patches

    Learn to navigate the Library, and how to search, load, customize, merge and save Patches

  • Project Management 3:31

    Project Management

    Learn how to use the new project Alternatives feature, how to manage assets, use the save as functions, and create templates.

  • Folder Stacks and Folders 3:39

    Folder Stacks and Folders

    See how folder stacks are used to combine multiple tracks and control them as one unit, and how regular folders are used as containers for multiple regions.

  • Summing Stacks 8:43

    Summing Stacks

    Learn about summing stacks, and watch as it is used to create a layered sound with velocity and key range splits.

  • Project Properties 6:13

    Project Properties

    Learn how to work with tempo, key and time signature events, how to set the project division value which defines the position displays and defines the grid for various length and placement operations, and how to set project sample rate, and length.

Chapter 3 : Recording

  • Introduction to the Drummer Track 8:07

    Introduction to the Drummer Track

    See how the track based and region based Drummer settings work as it is set up for use as a guide track.

  • The Count In and Click 3:32

    The Count In and Click

    See how to set click and count in preferences, as well as how to customize the sound of the click.

  • MIDI Recording 2:48

    MIDI Recording

    Watch as a simple MIDI bass track is recorded on a summing stack.

  • Autopunch and Replace Mode 5:28

    Autopunch and Replace Mode

    Learn how to record over and replace a specific are of an already existing region.

  • Loop Recording MIDI 4:18

    Loop Recording MIDI

    Discover how to record multiple takes over the same range in the Tracks Area.

  • Record Repeat and Capture as Recording 3:22

    Record Repeat and Capture as Recording

    Explore some useful recording workflows that simplify the process of capturing the most recent of multiple performances.

  • Musical Typing 2:31

    Musical Typing

    See how to use either your QWERTY keyboard or your mouse to generate MIDI note, modulation, and pitch bend data to Logic.

  • Arrangement Markers 3:26

    Arrangement Markers

    See how the new Logic Pro X Arrangement Markers are used to build an arrangement, and have the Drummer Track's regions conform to song sections.

  • Creating a Headphone Mix 4:48

    Creating a Headphone Mix

    Learn how to set up bus sends across all your tracks that lead to a separate physical output on your audio interface.

  • Recording Audio 3:23

    Recording Audio

    Watch as a stereo audio track is set up for live recording while monitoring with reverb in the headphones.

  • Loop Recording Audio 4:55

    Loop Recording Audio

    Watch as multiple takes of a solo are recorded over a predefined area, and see how a take folder containing all the passes is automatically generated.

  • Working with Take Folders 8:16

    Working with Take Folders

    Discover how to use quick swipe comping to establish a composite take containing the best selections from multiple performances.

Chapter 4 : Editing

  • Working in the Tracks Area 5:31

    Working in the Tracks Area

    Learn how to position items using the ruler, the various snap and drag modes, and how to scrub audio and MIDI together in the Tracks Area.

  • Region Editing 9:21

    Region Editing

    Explore some of the ways regions are selected, moved, nudged, looped, resized, muted, solo'd, stretched, split, joined, and colored in the Tracks Area

  • Introduction to the Editors 5:40

    Introduction to the Editors

    Learn how the display, catch, and link functions are used to determine what content is displayed in the editor windows.

  • The Piano Roll Editor 8:39

    The Piano Roll Editor

    Discover some of the MIDI note editing functions available in the Piano Roll Editor

  • MIDI Draw 5:12

    MIDI Draw

    See how MIDI Draw is used to draw in MIDI continuous controller information in the Piano Roll Editor.

  • The Score Editor in Action 4:12

    The Score Editor in Action

    Watch as the Score editor and Event Float are used to tweak the notes in multiple sequences together, and how aliases are used to replace copies of repeating parts.

  • Editing the Drummer Track 7:30

    Editing the Drummer Track

    Watch as a drum part is developed by splitting the part into separate regions in the Tracks Area, and applying different Drummer performance parameters to the various sections and fills.

  • The Step Editor in Action 6:36

    The Step Editor in Action

    Learn how the Step Editor is used to create and edit MIDI note and controller data as steps along dedicated lanes in a graphical editing interface.

  • Flex Pitch QuickStart 8:03

    Flex Pitch QuickStart

    Discover Logic Pro X's new pitch correction function, and how it works in both the Tracks Area and the Audio Tracks Editor.

  • Groove Track 4:29

    Groove Track

    Discover the impossibly cool new feature that allows you to set a track as a groove track, and match (synchronize) the timing of other tracks in the project to it. When you play the project, the timing of matched tracks adjusts to match the timing of the groove track.

Chapter 5 : Mixing

  • Working with Fades 6:48

    Working with Fades

    See how fades are used to clean up and smooth the transitions in and out of audio regions, and how to crossfade between two neighboring regions to avoid unwanted clicks and pops.

  • Working with Markers 5:43

    Working with Markers

    Learn how to create edit and navigate with markers as a means of quickly navigating large projects.

  • Screen Sets 4:50

    Screen Sets

    Discover how to store and recall customized layouts of on screen windows, and optimize your workflow for mixing.

  • Smart Controls QuickStart 5:48

    Smart Controls QuickStart

    Discover how Smart Controls simplify mixing by letting you control the sound of the selected track using one set of consolidated controls that can access multiple channel strip and plug-in settings.

  • MIDI FX Teaser 4:16

    MIDI FX Teaser

    See how Logic's new Note Repeater and Arpeggiator MIDI FX plug-ins are used to process MIDI data and add motion to a static part.

  • Drum Kit Designer 8:09

    Drum Kit Designer

    See how the producer kits in Drum Kit Designer are used to process each kit piece individually with audio effects.

  • Automation 10:55


    Learn to create and edit track based automation control points in order to animate the movement of parameters over time.

  • Sharing Your Music 11:03

    Sharing Your Music

    Learn how to use a peak limiter on the main output to squeeze a few extra db out of your mix, how to share your music in a variety of formats, and how to navigate through the various bounce to disc options.

Chapter 6 : 10.05 Update

  • Channel EQ Update 4:42

    Channel EQ Update

    Discover the updated interface, features, and functions in the revised Channel EQ plug-in.

  • Drummer Updates 2:38

    Drummer Updates

    See how to access the three new new Drummers, and eleven new Drum Kit Designer patches.

  • Misc Updated Functions and Settings 3:09

    Misc Updated Functions and Settings

    Discover some new and improved functions in the Tracks area, Piano Roll Editor, Project Audio Browser, and more.

Chapter 7 : 10.0.7 Update

  • Snapshot Automation 4:28

    Snapshot Automation

    See how these new functions are used to capture parameter settings while the transport is stopped.

  • More Automation Enhancements 5:20

    More Automation Enhancements

    See how the creation of single automation nodes is used to create ramps, how automation can be pasted at playhead or marquee position, and how CC7 / 10 messages can now be sent directly to a plug-in instead of being used to control the channel strip's volume and pan.

  • Misc Enhancements 6:05

    Misc Enhancements

    Learn how to export the output of Aux tracks as audio, how auto punch behavior has been enhanced, the effect of various modifier key combinations when using the velocity slider in the Piano Roll and Score editors, and how to swipe multiple plug-in bypass buttons on/off in one motion.

Product Overview

Learn Logic Pro X with Apple Logic Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg in this comprehensive Logic Pro X tutorial video collection. At over 5 hours, Eli can take you from a beginner Logic Pro X user to power user status. Logic Pro X Explained provides a deep understanding of Apple's flagship DAW and can help both new users and experienced users looking to get a more solid foundation. If you're ready to master Logic Pro X features and functions, this is the best way to learn.

Eli starts with an introduction covering some important basics and then jumps right in, showing you how to create your first project. Interface overviews, navigation and more are all covered in the "Exploring the Interface" chapter. Next, Eli shows you how to work with Apple Loops, create and manage tracks, the Inspector, Quantizing, channel strips, using plug-ins, zooming and so much more.

Recording is up next and Eli examines the Drummer Track, setting up clicks and count offs, MIDI, AutoPunch, Loop Recording, using Take Folders and a loads more stuff! Editing in LPX is then covered, and Eli goes deep into working in the Tracks Area, Region Editing, the different Editors, MIDI Draw, Score Editor, Flex Pitch, using the Groove Track and more.

Eli wraps up your Logic Pro X journey with a whole chapter on Mixing. Working with Fades, Markers, Screen Sets, Smart Controls and MIDI FX are just some of the topics covered. Eli even shows you how to process each Drum Designer drum piece individually with audio effects, how to use automation to control parameters over time for cool and useful effects, and how to share your final mix with the world!

Wether you're making Logic Pro X your main DAW, upgrading from an older version of Logic, or just want to use Logic Pro X along side other software, this is your definitive resource! Invest in the best... Get "Logic Pro X Explained" today.

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