Logic Pro X Tutorial

Logic Pro X - Maximize, Manage & Command

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    1:28

    Chris Herrera welcomes you and discusses the concepts and techniques to be covered in this series.

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    Tutorial 2

    Maximizing Techniques Pt. 1

    3:28

    Learn the simple art of taking screenshots while studying to help concepts sink in and provide a visual log of settings.

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    Tutorial 3

    Maximizing Techniques Pt. 2

    3:12

    See how by simply having a word processor up and running you can create running study logs and create a personal bank of study aids that can be edited and updated as your comprehension grows.

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    Tutorial 4

    Maximizing Techniques in Action

    6:33

    Watch Chris do a quick pass on a simple concept and see first hand how to build your personal study bank.

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    Tutorial 5

    Sample Management - Back Ups

    3:27

    Samples get out of hand quickly, sessions get corrupt, theft happens. Here we take a quick look at some common back up conventions to ensure you never lose your precious data.

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    Tutorial 6

    Sample Management - Easy Access

    9:31

    Here we advocate taking time to scan each incoming sample pack for sounds that appeal to you and color code them for quick and easy access when you need them.

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    Tutorial 7

    Sample Management - User Presets

    2:40

    By taking the time to scour though instrument banks and save patches you like, we not only learn the voice of the instrument, but also gain quick access to sounds you love.

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    Tutorial 8

    Channel Strip Settings

    5:37

    Taking the time to bring up and edit multiple plug-ins can be a real time waster and vibe killer. If you find yourself repeating different chains, see how to save them as channel strips, and enjoy quick recall and avoid redundant tasks.

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    Tutorial 9

    Plug-In Manager

    2:58

    Make the most of Logic's new Plug-In Manager tool. Here we can group plug-ins for fast and easy access saving us digging through tons of windows and slowing down our workflow. Tips are provided on how to organize for best results.

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    Tutorial 10

    Key Commands in Action

    2:43

    Key commands are time savers that help us access what's needed, faster than any other method. Slick use of key commands always bring an impressive profession edge to your workflow. Here Chris demonstrates just how fast you can move around a session, all while keeping your vibe.

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    Tutorial 11

    Key Commands - Zoom To Fit Selection

    5:58

    Use this key command to quick zoom into and out of everything, from large sections data to the most minute.

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    Tutorial 12

    Key Commands - Play From Selection

    4:30

    Stop using that mouse and playhead for playback! Here we look at ways to begin playback quickly, exactly where you need it.

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    Tutorial 13

    Key Commands - Cycle Mode

    5:36

    Setting a cycle for editing is fundamental to working in DAWS, here we look at quick ways to select and edit without pesky slider bars or clunky mouse movements.

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    Tutorial 14

    Key Commands - Loops & Regions

    7:17

    Having regions loop is commonplace when writing, recording, and editing. Here we look at ways to cut, join, and extend loops for greater detail when working.

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    Tutorial 15

    Key Commands - Various Trickery

    10:34

    Lastly, we look at a handful of other common commands that will make you fly through your sessions and keep that creative flow going.

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    Tutorial 16

    Sound Design Workflow - Dedicated Folder

    6:30

    Explore how to create a folder entirely dedicated to learning essential elements for your tracks. Put similar plug-ins in a shoot out to test their capabilities and train your ear. Focus on a specific concept from a tutorial video and try it outside an actual session to bring up your comprehension and execution.

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    Tutorial 17

    Sound Design Workflow - Support Sessions

    3:59

    Don't get bogged down trying out special trickery in your beloved session. See how to export the regions, stems, or sections that need detailed work to a dedicated support session, freeing up clutter and processing power. Then simply import your work back into the main session.

Designed for the new to intermediate Logic Pro X user, Producer wiz Chris Herrera delivers and incredible video tutorial series covering the best ways to learn when watching tutorials, how to manage sample libraries, and better use Logic’s Channel Strips, Plug-In Manager, Key Commands, as well as powerful Sound Design Workflows!

Chris begins with an introduction welcoming you and explaining what this series is all about, and what it will do for you when using Logic Pro X.

Next, Chris presents eye-opening practices you can use when watching and studying video tutorials. See how to implement simple but effective ways to maximize your time when learning.

Sample Management is next, and with today’s often huge libraries, things can get out of hand quickly. See how to access and manage your libraries quickly and easily using Chris’s techniques.

Repeating and re-setting up commonly used settings just doesn’t makes sense. See how you can utilize Logic’s Channel Strip settings and Plug-In Manager to do all the hard work, making your production life much easier.

Moving on, Chris now gives you some great Key Command videos that are guaranteed to speed up your Logic Pro X workflow and boost your creativeness, making for better tracks and productions.

Wrapping it all up, Chris gives you helpful ideas and techniques when experimenting with sound design in Logic Pro X. See how to do your own shootouts in Logic, so you can decide on the best plug-in or settings, or to train your ears. Also see how to export regions, stems or sections for more detailed work, freeing up your main session’s CPU and processing power.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for detailed info. If you’re a Logic Pro X user, this series is a must have. Become a Logic Pro X super hero and see how to better manage and command your DAW… Watch “Logic Pro X - Maximize, Manage & Command” today!

griffd
Submitted 1 month ago

Game Changer

This series started out a bit slow and simplistic but then it caught fire. Lots of game changing shortcuts and suggestions that will improve my mixing forever. This is a must watch Logic Pro X course. THANKS

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro

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Anony
Submitted 2 months ago

Please, more like this!

I love all of Chris's tutorials and this one did not disappoint. Honestly, I wish there were more tutorials like this one that goes into different workflow concepts that might have not been discussed before. Love Chris's 'out of the box' thinking and general approach. Keep 'em coming!

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ben37
Submitted 2 months ago

Good but nothing new

Enjoyed the tutorial, however, most of these ideas are discussed in other Logic tutorials, Logic Operator, etc. The tip of working sound design in separate projects is a good one. Also, the note-taking ideas were interesting. Overall some good encouragement to work more efficiently.

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


Dannym
Submitted 2 months ago

Time management and workflow

One of the best series you have put up for beginners to logic.....Thank You

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

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Scott Wilkinson
Submitted 2 months ago

Excellent

Very practical

I am a: Professional, Musician, Logic Pro

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gmcclure
Submitted 2 months ago

Eh

This is the first time I've watched a Groove3 video series and thought, "Eh." To be honest, I didn't finish it all, and I'm probably not the target audience for this series, which seems to be people very new to Logic Pro X and fairly new to macOS. I feel like these videos are about 10 minutes worth of content crammed into 1 1/2 hours of video that feels like 3 hours of viewing, not least because the presenter seems very much to want to impress you with his work and workflows. The first three videos are devoted to taking screenshots and using Pages to take notes while you watch online tutorials. Three videos for this, complete with multiple quick-view examples of his own notes. Riveting. He does run through how to take a screenshot on macOS, and if you're new to macOS, then hey: screenshots. He also talks about other things, like the importance of backing up and organizing files., channel-strip presets, plug-in organization, etc. There are straightforward tips here. They're not bad, but they're not shockingly insightful, and they all take too much time to cover. I stopped scanning through these at the key commands section, where the first video spends a full 60 seconds with a music-fueled rip-through of a demonstration of the presenter's speed with key commands. It's not clear what's happening -- it's just a lot of changes and adjustments on screen. Then begins a discussion of key commands using non-standard key sequences. The advice to customize them for yourself isn't bad, but weirdly, it's probably not right for this level of audience, either. Like, if you are just learning how to take a screenshot, then maybe starting to customize your workflow through personalized key commands, which partly depend upon your understanding of how you work with Logic, is a little premature? Maybe not. I don't know. Also, I don't care. Writing this review was more fun than watching the videos. Oh, and here's a tip for the presenter, who consistently refers to "a lot of guys" who are producing music. I'm not big on identity politics, but this is the twenty-first century, and both men and women are producing music. Not recommended.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer

Response from Customer Service:

Hello and thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate you taking the time.
You are correct that this tutorial has the beginner in mind so if you feel that you are past the beginner stage, this may seem more like a review and rehashing of concepts you may already know. We do have other, more advance Logic tutorials that we hope you check out.
These videos build on each other so each one feeds the next. I feel if you ever get a chance to finish watching them you will get more out of it and possibly learn something new, even for an advanced user!
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Rogijimbex
Submitted 2 months ago

Great Tutorial

Having used and abused Logic for many years I've watched lots of tutorials - this one is one of the best. The information and delivery are impeccable.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Beat Maker, Logic Pro

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N C
Submitted 2 months ago

Huge time saver for workflow !!!

Very Helpful Tutorial for the Logic X user, that wants to save time. Chris keeps things short and to the point. I really liked the key commands suggestion- the only problem I found is that sometimes doing select all command +A and then zoom to fit (to ultimately zoom way out) I would get an error message saying "Commands not available because there are regions selected on a drum track". Not sure why- maybe its something in my session that is creating the hang up. Overall a bunch of quick little tips that can save a lot of time.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Logic Pro

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Logic Pro X - Maximize, Manage & Command is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Game Changer This series started out a bit slow and simplistic but then it caught fire. Lots of game changing shortcuts and suggestions that will improve my mixing forever. This is a must watch Logic Pro X course. THANKS
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Good but nothing new Enjoyed the tutorial, however, most of these ideas are discussed in other Logic tutorials, Logic Operator, etc. The tip of working sound design in separate projects is a good one. Also, the note-taking ideas were interesting. Overall some good encouragement to work more efficiently.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Please, more like this! I love all of Chris's tutorials and this one did not disappoint. Honestly, I wish there were more tutorials like this one that goes into different workflow concepts that might have not been discussed before. Love Chris's 'out of the box' thinking and general approach. Keep 'em coming!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Time management and workflow One of the best series you have put up for beginners to logic.....Thank You
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Eh This is the first time I've watched a Groove3 video series and thought, "Eh." To be honest, I didn't finish it all, and I'm probably not the target audience for this series, which seems to be people very new to Logic Pro X and fairly new to macOS. I feel like these videos are about 10 minutes worth of content crammed into 1 1/2 hours of video that feels like 3 hours of viewing, not least because the presenter seems very much to want to impress you with his work and workflows. The first three videos are devoted to taking screenshots and using Pages to take notes while you watch online tutorials. Three videos for this, complete with multiple quick-view examples of his own notes. Riveting. He does run through how to take a screenshot on macOS, and if you're new to macOS, then hey: screenshots. He also talks about other things, like the importance of backing up and organizing files., channel-strip presets, plug-in organization, etc. There are straightforward tips here. They're not bad, but they're not shockingly insightful, and they all take too much time to cover. I stopped scanning through these at the key commands section, where the first video spends a full 60 seconds with a music-fueled rip-through of a demonstration of the presenter's speed with key commands. It's not clear what's happening -- it's just a lot of changes and adjustments on screen. Then begins a discussion of key commands using non-standard key sequences. The advice to customize them for yourself isn't bad, but weirdly, it's probably not right for this level of audience, either. Like, if you are just learning how to take a screenshot, then maybe starting to customize your workflow through personalized key commands, which partly depend upon your understanding of how you work with Logic, is a little premature? Maybe not. I don't know. Also, I don't care. Writing this review was more fun than watching the videos. Oh, and here's a tip for the presenter, who consistently refers to "a lot of guys" who are producing music. I'm not big on identity politics, but this is the twenty-first century, and both men and women are producing music. Not recommended.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial Having used and abused Logic for many years I've watched lots of tutorials - this one is one of the best. The information and delivery are impeccable.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Very practical
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Huge time saver for workflow !!! Very Helpful Tutorial for the Logic X user, that wants to save time. Chris keeps things short and to the point. I really liked the key commands suggestion- the only problem I found is that sometimes doing select all command +A and then zoom to fit (to ultimately zoom way out) I would get an error message saying "Commands not available because there are regions selected on a drum track". Not sure why- maybe its something in my session that is creating the hang up. Overall a bunch of quick little tips that can save a lot of time.
Date published: 2017-12-23