Introduction to Logic 8
What is Logic 8?5:26
Discover what Logic 8 can do and how it can be used, and learn how to create a basic Project Folder.
Audio Files & Regions7:24
Understanding the basic building blocks used inside of Logic 8 – Regions. Learn the relationship between Audio Files and Audio Regions, as well as the concept of non-destructive editing.
Introducing MIDI Regions. See how they are different from Audio Regions, and how they are used and edited inside of Logic 8.
Logic 8 Basics
Arrange Window Overview5:20
Learn about the three main sections of the Arrange Window as well as the Transport Bar and Shortcuts menu.
See how to set up and assign customized key commands in Logic 8 to greatly increase and simplify your workflow.
Audio Bin Overview3:49
Discover the features and functions of Logic 8’s Audio Bin as it appears in the Media section of the Arrange Window.
Loop Browser Overview7:17
Get a detailed look at the Loop Browser’s features and functions along with all of its main parameters.
The Library Tab8:06
Take a deep look at the new Library feature in the Logic 8 Arrange Window and the different types of data it can display.
The Browswer Tab5:50
Discover the new Browser Tab in the Logic 8 Arrange Window, its search functions, and a review of all the media tabs covered previously.
The Event List Tab6:25
Get a detailed overview of the Event List Tab in the Arrange Window, including how it displays and filters different information.
Other List Tabs5:09
Explore the remaining List Editors in the Arrange Window, and their basic functions.
Learn about the five pop-up menus available from the bottom of the Arrange Window, and each of their basic uses.
Global Track Overview6:03
See how the Global Tracks work and learn how the common window features that appear in the different windows within Logic 8.
Getting To Work
See how to make some music using the basic Arrange Window features and functions you've learned about so far!
Working with Windows8:13
Discover how to open, close, resize, and move between multiple open windows quickly and easily.
Hierarchy, Link, & Catch Buttons5:57
See how to move and navigate between different hierarchies, how to show contents of selected regions in editor windows, and how the Catch Button works.
Learn how to view and work with data in different ways by setting up and using customized and optimized screen sets.
Transport Bar Basics8:57
Learn all about the different transport button functions and associated key commands as well as Play Head positioning using the position display fields.
Cycle & Locators11:12
Discover the various uses for Cycle and Skip Modes, as well as the different ways of setting and adjusting the Left and Right Locators.
Learn about Audio and MIDI signal flow from the physical world, through third party audio and MIDI interfaces, to Logic 8, and back out.
Working with Tracks
Tracks & Channel Strips8:16
Explore the relationship and routing between Tracks and Channel Strips.
Learn how to quickly and easily create multiple audio, software instrument, MIDI tracks, and their associated Channel Strips directly from the Arrange Window.
Creating Additional Tracks8:17
Learn new track creation variations to quickly add tracks and Channel Strips as necessary for different situations.
Managing Your Tracks6:49
See the many ways to duplicate, delete, and delete unused tracks, as well as reorder, sort, and reassign them and their associated keyboard shortcuts.
Naming Tracks & Channel Strips7:03
Discover the numerous ways to name and rename tracks and channel strips and their relationship to each other as well as Logic 8’s Auto-Name features and functions.
Plug-Ins and Channel Strips
Channel Strip Primer9:03
Get to know the anatomy of Audio Track and Software Instrument Channel Strips, and how to set and use all the various buttons, knobs, faders, and fields.
Setting Channel Parameters6:18
Learn how to use the Channel Parameters in the Inspector for Software Instruments and Audio Tracks.
MIDI Instrument Channel Strips6:43
Discover the unique Channel Parameter and Mixer Strip elements that pertain to external MIDI devices.
Working with Plug-Ins6:48
Learn how to call up effects plug-ins and software instruments in mono, stereo, or multiple output formats.
Channel Strip Settings10:47
Discover how to use Channel Strip Settings, save them as Performances, and reorder Plug-Ins.
The Plug-In Interface9:19
Learn how to work with open Plug-In windows - adjusting the parameters, managing settings, and controlling the display.
Tools and Zooming
Explore and understand some of the more common tools and their functions and actions in the Arrange Window and Piano Roll Editor.
Working with Tools7:31
See the various methods for assigning and calling up tools with left and right mouse buttons, as well as the Command Key.
Get the basics of horizontal and vertical zooming of window contents as well as audio waveforms, and key commands for storing and recalling three preset zoom levels.
Recording and Editing
Watch and learn all the steps necessary to prepare for your first audio recording!
Editing Your Arrangement10:54
Learn how the Grid works in Logic 8’s Arrange Window, as well as some basic cutting and copying techniques.
Learn to do basic MIDI editing in the Arrange Window, as well as with the Event List and Piano Roll Editors.
FX, Mix and Automate
Plug-Ins & Sends8:47
See how to set up and use sends and work with effect plug-ins on both channel inserts and buses.
Discover how to assign parameters for automating, and draw and manage automation nodes with the mouse in the Arrange Window.
Bouncing a Mix and Templates
Bouncing to Disk9:26
Learn how to set up and execute a final mix down in order to create a finished mix ready for burning to CD or for use in iTunes.
See how to create, save, manage, and use custom Templates as starting points for your own new projects in Logic 8. Basic View
Presented by Apple Logic Certified instructor Eli KRantzberg, this in-depth collection of no-nonsense video tutorials about Apple Logic 8 is all you need to get up and running with Apple's DAW powerhouse.
Running over 5 hours in length, the collection shows you step by step how to create a new song, setup your hardware, create and manage tracks, the various windows and editors, how to record and edit audio and MIDI, loop browsing and usage, channel strip usage, key commands, automation, creating files for CD and iPod and so much more.
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