Logic Pro Tutorial

Logic Operator - Vol 2

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Chapter 1 : Recording

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    Recording Audio & MIDI

    Shows how to record and audio and MIDI track simultaneously.

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    Recording Multi MIDI Tracks

    Shows how to record to multiple MIDI tracks at once and talks about the resulting alias region that is created on one of the tracks.

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    Recording Split Points

    Shows how to play/record two software instruments from one controller using a fix split point (C3) by adjusting the channel strip parameter key limit. Looks at the Transformer to remove unwanted notes from regions and more.

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    Recording Two Controllers

    Talks about setting up each controller to send on a unique MIDI channel. Shows enabling project record setting Auto Demix by Channel and setting software instrument to receive on controller's MIDI channels.

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    Recording with Autopunch

    Shows adding autopunch locators to transport bar and how to set up an autopunch region including using the marquee tool. Shows where playhead jumps to when put in record mode. Demonstrates use of autopunch and shows creation of take folder.

Chapter 2 : External Gear

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    Using Outboard Synths - Pt. 1

    Looks at using Audio MIDI Setup to setup MIDI interface and synth. Show Logic's Library and how it interacts with AMS and the MIDI layer of the environment. Looks briefly at a Multi-Instrument and its parameter window.

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    Using Outboard Synths - Pt. 2

    Continues with Multi-Instruments in the environment. Shows how to assign bank and patch changes and naming. Shows copying a Multi-Instrument containing patch/bank lists from one project environment to another.

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    Using Outboard Synths - Pt. 3

    Shows how to assign a Multi-Instrument's MIDI channels to external MIDI tracks, select banks and patches in the inspector and how to have patch names show in track header. Shows using an audio track, aux channel strip and a software instrument with the input selected to external instrument as different ways to get audio into Logic. Also looks at the mixer to set up MIDI channel strip views.

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    Using External Effects

    Walks through the process of setting up the I/O plug-in on an aux channel strip to work with an external effects processor. Explains output and input flow and includes tips on making output channel strips Solo Safe.

Chapter 3 : Automation

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    Setting it up

    Covers enabling automation view and shows automation modes and parameters. Demonstrates opening and closing automation sub-tracks.

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    Nodes Basics

    Covers creating, deleting, moving, copying, selecting single and multiple nodes. Explains region and automation lanes when in automation view and looks at the automation select tool.

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    Multi-Nodes & Copy

    Shows how to create multiple nodes to quickly work with automation using the marquee tool and key commands. Learn to copy from track to track and automation layer to automation layer. Explores the automation menu items as well.

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    Automation Preferences

    Goes over the automation preference settings and features.

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    Real-time Automation

    Shows how to set up and record automation in real time. Points out how the automation record modes Touch, Latch and Write work and vary from each other.

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    Automating Multiple Tracks

    Shows how to write automation to multiple tracks simultaneously using the Group feature. Points the differences between using real-time and offline. Shows alternate method to controlling multiple track's volume by assigning outputs to a bus and automating the aux channel strip track.

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    Using Snap & Alt-Track

    Explains how the Snap mode works for automation nodes and shows how to set up a duplicate channel strip to create an alternate automation track.

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    Automation Event List

    Shows how to open the automation event list and explains its contents. Show hows to open an arrange window displaying automation as region data and how to work with the regions.

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    Automating Multiple Parameters

    Shows how to set up a MIDI controller in the Controller Assignments Window to allow for manipulation of multiple track and plug-in automation parameters simultaneously. Shows how to record automation using touch mode and looks at automation sub-tracks. Also looks at display preferences to change the transparency of regions and automation information.

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    Automation Quick Access

    Covers setting up a MIDI keyboard as a control surface using automation quick access. Shows working with track volume and pan and the Channel EQ plug-in.

Chapter 4 : Hyperdraw

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    Hyperdraw Views

    Shows Hyperdraw view in the Arrange area, the Piano Roll Editor and Score Editor and shows a few tips and quirks.

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    Creating Hyperdraw Data

    Shows how to create and edit nodes. Shows different selection techniques and how to create/delete curves. Compares the differences between editing a region in the Arrange area versus the Hyperdraw window.

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    Hyperdraw Velocity Mode

    Examines the Note Velocity mode and shows editing velocities and creating crescendos and decrescendos.

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    Hyperdraw Snap Mode

    Shows how to enable snap automation, explains the snap mode values and shows the snap offset preference.

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    Hyperdraw in Real-time

    Talks about how Hyperdraw information can be instrument specific and how to record Hyperdraw information in real-time. Explained how to view information in the Hyperdraw editor and two techniques to record additional Hyperdraw information in a region.

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    Adding Expression

    Shows how to apply CC information to MIDI performances to add expression. Shows using auto-define to view and scroll through multiple controller information. Explains the other view in the Hyperdraw menu.

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    RBA & TBA Compared

    Looks at RBA and TBA and how they behave when copying or looping a region. Shows how to convert RBA and TBA and vice-versa. Points out conflicts in having the same controller (CC 7, volume) in both RBA and TBA in the same area. Shows how the RBA information shows up in MIDI editors.

Chapter 5 : File Management

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    Saving & Assets

    Covers saving a project and explains collecting assets. Looks at the different file menu save choices and project choices.

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    Creating Templates

    Takes the viewer through a sample of some elements that can be customized in the arrange window and mixer. Also shows setting up screensets, as they are retained with the template.

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    Bouncing a Selection

    Shows ways to select specific tracks for bounce and explains 4 ways to select the length of song to be bounced; Song start and end markers, region selection, cycle mode locators, locators in bounce window.

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    The Bounce Window

    Walks through all the various parameters available in the bounce window and explains their functions.

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    Ten favorite Key Commands

    Demonstrates author's 10 favorite key commands: Save, Undo, Re-do, Zoom to selection, Play from selection, Go to next marker, Set locators by regions or events, Split by playhead, Auto define and Paste multiple at original position.

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Presented by certified Logic instructor Doug Zangar, this second volume of Logic video tutorials shown in Logic 8 and compatible with Logic 9, will show you the things you'll use most, when using Logic as your main DAW.

Learn how to use external gear with Logic, alternate record modes, automation, advanced editing with Hyperdraw, to topics such file management and most used keyboard shortcuts, Doug shows you his personal favorites in detail and turns you into a serious Logic operator!

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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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