Templates and Troubleshooting
Launching without Audio1:38
Learn how to launch Logic with the audio engine temporarily disabled.
See two different ways to create an empty project.
Default Startup Behavior1:56
Discover how each of the seven different startup actions work and how to set them in Logic’s preferences.
Explore how to easily update your custom templates.
Watch how to delete outdated templates from your hard drive, and how to use QuickLook to view the contents of unopened projects.
Undo History Tips1:49
Learn how to undo an isolated step in your undo history, and how to set the global number of undo steps saved.
Managing Audio Unit Plug-Ins2:05
See two different ways of removing third party Audio Unit plug-ins and stop them from appearing inside Logic.
Re-Indexing Apple Loops1:56
Discover how to repair your corrupted Apple Loops browser index.
Track & Region Selection1:49
Explore three different ways to control the relationship between track selection and region selection.
Watch how the invert selection command can be used both at the arrange and event level.
Select Highest & Lowest Notes1:42
Learn how the select highest notes command, in conjunction with the invert selection function, can be used to instantly double melody lines.
Color Based Selections1:42
how region color can be used not only as a means of organizing and managing visual clutter, but also as the basis for selections.
Colors & Velocity1:38
Discover how color can be used at the event level to make selections based on velocity ranges.
Piano Roll & Region Colors1:50
Explore how to make selections based on region colors when displaying the contents of multiple regions in the Piano Roll Editor.
Marquee Tool Selection Techniques1:43
Watch how to modify audio waveform selections based on next/previous transients, using the Marquee Tool.
Mute Based Selections1:36
Learn how the mute status of regions can also be used as the basis for selections.
Similar & Equal Selection Criteria1:57
See how the concept of selections based on either similar or equal criteria can be applied at the region level, as well as at the MIDI note or controller event level.
Have the Time?
Discover the different ways of displaying time in both the bar ruler and the transport bar.
Changing Project Start Time2:01
Explore how to use the synchronization settings to alter the project start time.
SMPTE & Tempo List1:54
Watch how to use the tempo list to set the SMPTE time to correspond to a specific bar/beat location in the timeline.
Time & Sample Editor1:55
Learn how to toggle the time display format in the Sample Editor.
Absolute vs Relative Time Display2:01
See how time can be displayed in either absolute or relative context in the Sample Editor.
Time & Event List1:51
Discover how the Event List and the Event Float can be used to measure time and length.
Explore some different ways of locating either the playhead or regions in the time line.
Watch how you can remove from, add to, or repeat sections of your arrangement.
SMPTE View Offset2:02
Learn how to measure the length of regions in the Arrange Window from locations other than the project beginning.
SMPTE & Clock Display Settings1:45
See how to set the way SMPTE and clock positions are displayed in Logic.
Equal Note Lengths1:26
Discover how to set multiple note lengths to equal values in the Piano Roll and Event List editors.
Equal Note Ends1:45
Explore how to adjust the lengths of notes so that all the note ends match up, regardless of the note start positions.
Transforming Note Lengths1:53
Watch how the Transform Window can be used to manipulate note lengths.
Snapping Note Lengths1:52
Learn how the snap value settings can be used to influence the adjustment of note lengths.
Clipping Note Lengths1:37
See how region parameters can be used to influence the lengths of notes contained within MIDI regions, based on the region’s boundary.
Gate Time & Note Lengths1:50
Discover how the Region Parameter Box’s 'Gate Time' setting scan be used to control note lengths in an easy real-time and non-destructive musical manner.
Note Duration Bars1:41
Explore how the new 'Note Duration Bars' feature in the Score Editor can allow for a quick overview, and basic editing of note lengths.
Audio Region Lengths1:55
Watch how the Audio Bin can be used to display and edit audio region lengths.
Learn how to access control over Logic’s tempo from the Global Track’s Tempo Track.
Creating & Deleting Tempo Events2:04
See three different ways of creating and deleting tempo events in the Global Tempo Track.
Editing Tempo Events2:01
Discover how to create tempo curves for a gradual accelerando or ritardando, as well as how to edit tempo in fine increments.
Moving & Copying Tempo Events1:48
Explore some hidden techniques for moving and copying tempo events in the Global Tempo Track.
Alternate Tempo Maps2:00
Watch how to choose between and use the nine alternate tempo tracks, to enhance your productivity and workflow.
Learn how to set Logic to follow your tempo while tapping on the computer keyboard.
Recording Tempo Changes1:58
See two ways to record tempo changes in Logic.
Adjusting Tempo to Drum Loop1:55
Discover how to adjust the project tempo to match the tempo of imported audio.
Adjusting Drum Loop to Project Tempo1:59
Explore how to adjust the tempo of an imported audio loop to match the project tempo.
Watch how Logic 9’s beat detection function allows you to calculate the project tempo based on the tempos of one or several audio regions.
Learn how the Follow Tempo function can be used to load an audio file into RAM and play it back at different project tempos.
Flex & Tempo1:58
See how Flex Mode can be used to make audio files easily and non-destructively follow project tempos.
Apple Loops & Tempo2:00
Discover how to quickly and easily create Apple Loops as a means of having audio files follow the project tempo.
Tempo Import & Export1:57
Explore some of the different ways of importing and exporting tempo information to and from audio files.
Time & Pitch Machine2:04
Watch how the Time and Pitch Machine can be used to change the tempo of audio files from the Sample Edit Window.
Import and Export
Exporting Standard MIDI Files1:58
Learn the necessary steps involved in preparing MIDI regions for standard MIDI File export.
Importing Standard MIDI Files2:00
See how to import a Standard MIDI File into an already existing open project.
Opening Standard MIDI Files2:00
Discover a few different ways of opening Standard MIDI Files and preserving the global information contained in them.
File Browser Audio Import2:01
Explore how the File Browser can be used for auditioning and loading audio files directly into the Arrange Window, or to the Audio Bin.
Adding Audio Files1:48
Watch some other ways of bringing audio recorded externally into your current projects.
Learn some different ways the Logic 9 track import functions can be used.
Import Project Settings1:42
See the three different places to access the project settings import function, and some ideas on how to use it.
Importing QuickTime Videos1:57
Discover the basic steps needed to bring a QuickTime movie into your Logic project.
Import & Export QuickTime Audio2:03
Explore how to import and work with the audio from a QuickTime movie, and then how to export from Logic back to the QuickTime format.
Watch some different ways of exporting tracks and regions from Logic.
Other Ways to Export Audio2:00
Learn some other ways of exporting either regions or tracks, as independent audio files.
See how to export key commands and share settings across a network, as well as through a Bonjour or Mobile Me account.
Old School Automation1:45
Discover how to capture static volume pan and program change settings from MIDI instruments.
Explore how to use the automation snap and snap offsets modes to create rhythmic automation tied to your project grid.
Watch how to convert track automation to region-based automation, and then use the auto-define functions to easily display the data in the Arrange Window and MIDI editors.
Learn how to add some nuance and variety to repeating automation patterns by using the pointer tool to create automation curves.
See how to view automation in the Score and Hyper editors, and how to create a Hyperset from already existing region based automation.
Discover an undocumented 'one click trick' to turn automation curves into a square wave shape; as well as how to convert region-based automation back to track automation, and then convert it to another parameter.
Explore a few different ways of scaling track automation directly from the Arrange Window.
The Back Door1:59
Watch how to access the Automation Event List, as well as the hidden special Automation Arrange Window.
Learn how the Marquee Tool can be used to create automation “handles” around specific areas of a region.
See the different ways that the track automation preferences can influence track automation behavior.
Ride the Bus2:04
Discover how to route your entire signal flow to a Master Bus Track before it reaches the main outputs.
Explore how setting up a master sub group can be useful for controlling bad gain staging, before the signal arrives at the final outputs.
Watch how to set up and route a headphone mix with discreet levels, to alternate hardware outputs on your audio interface.
Learn how multiple auxiliaries with the same master bus input assignment can be used to easily audition different pre-mastering style plug-in chains.
See how to use multiple auxiliaries with the same master bus input to route your mix for different external hardware monitoring.
Discover how to insert a transformer to alter the values sent form each of the button’s cables, and toggle the mute status of the two auxiliaries.
The Chain Gang
Explore my own personal secret recipe for abusing the compressor’s side-chain functions for processing kick drums.
Kick & Bass1:59
Watch a more traditional side-chain compression setup, using a kick drum as the control source for compression on a bass track.
Learn how to set up a side-chain input on Logic’s noise gate to create an interesting rhythmic envelope following style dynamics.
See how to set up modulation routing in the EXS24 using a side-chain input signal to influence the source and destination parameters.
Discover how to use Logic’s vocoder with a side-chain input for fun and easy vocoding.
Explore how to take advantage of the ES1’s rich and powerful filters by routing audio through it from the side-chain input.
Watch how the ES1’s side-chain functionality can be used to create a rhythmic gating style effect.
Learn how a MIDI drum groove can be used as a source of rhythmic gating on a side-chained signal in the ES1; and how it can be offset to create some syncopation from the original drum beat.
See how the default EXS24 sine wave, in conjunction with the Silver Gate plug-in, can be used to fatten up a kick drum sound.
Volume Gate Setup2:05
Discover how to setup an Environment Transformer to convert note information to volume information.
Volume Gate in Action2:04
Explore how to place the Transformer in the Arrange Window; and how to visually monitor the results of the Transformer by means of a Monitor Object.
Watch how to use a Transformer Object to convert notes to MIDI expression data.
Learn how to discard the converted note-off events, and have a Transformer control pan.
See some different ways of generating the second data byte for the converted note events.
Discover how to transform fader events including MIDI channel, to control individual plug-in parameters.
You Have Got Rhythm
Explore how to convert an audio region to a sampler track and use the rhythmic slices it generates to add to your groove.
Watch how 'Smart Loop' handling works and how to randomize a short section of a groove using the Transform Window, to create a fill or variation.
Learn the concept of nested looping, as regions of different lengths looping together are packed into a folder.
See how to take nested looping to the extreme by editing the packed folder further, turning the loops to real copies, and randomly muting selected snippets.
Discover how to use the Hyper Editor’s hi-hat mode to create linear drumming style patterns.
Explore how to expand on the linear drum technique to create the legendary Steve Gadd style grooves.
Watch some of the ways that Eli has customized his default startup template.
Presented by Apple Logic Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg, this series provides a whole new approach to learning Logic 9. 100 videos averaging about 2 minutes each, will show you incredibly important and useful Logic 9 tricks and tips that will make using Logic 9 easier, faster and more productive.
These short but very potent videos cover topics you'll use day in and out, such as troubleshooting Logic, using templates, selection techniques, editing, importing and exporting, automation, mixing tricks, the Logic Environment, creating cool rhythmic elements and much more.
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Easy learning by a pleasant voice!
These quick tips are very welcome, because mostly this kind of stuff is 'hidden' in large video's or written somewhere in a book (not easy to find).
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