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Chapter 1 : Templates and Troubleshooting

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    Launching without Audio

    Learn how to launch Logic with the audio engine temporarily disabled.

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    Empty Projects

    See two different ways to create an empty project.

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    Default Startup Behavior

    Discover how each of the seven different startup actions work and how to set them in Logic’s preferences.

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    Updating Templates

    Explore how to easily update your custom templates.

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    Deleting Templates

    Watch how to delete outdated templates from your hard drive, and how to use QuickLook to view the contents of unopened projects.

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    Undo History Tips

    Learn how to undo an isolated step in your undo history, and how to set the global number of undo steps saved.

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    Managing Audio Unit Plug-Ins

    See two different ways of removing third party Audio Unit plug-ins and stop them from appearing inside Logic.

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    Re-Indexing Apple Loops

    Discover how to repair your corrupted Apple Loops browser index.

Chapter 2 : Selection Techniques

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    Track & Region Selection

    Explore three different ways to control the relationship between track selection and region selection.

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    Invert Selection

    Watch how the invert selection command can be used both at the arrange and event level.

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    Select Highest & Lowest Notes

    Learn how the select highest notes command, in conjunction with the invert selection function, can be used to instantly double melody lines.

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    Color Based Selections

    how region color can be used not only as a means of organizing and managing visual clutter, but also as the basis for selections.

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    Colors & Velocity

    Discover how color can be used at the event level to make selections based on velocity ranges.

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    Piano Roll & Region Colors

    Explore how to make selections based on region colors when displaying the contents of multiple regions in the Piano Roll Editor.

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    Marquee Tool Selection Techniques

    Watch how to modify audio waveform selections based on next/previous transients, using the Marquee Tool.

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    Mute Based Selections

    Learn how the mute status of regions can also be used as the basis for selections.

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    Similar & Equal Selection Criteria

    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.

Chapter 3 : Have the Time?

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    Time Displays

    Discover the different ways of displaying time in both the bar ruler and the transport bar.

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    Changing Project Start Time

    Explore how to use the synchronization settings to alter the project start time.

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    SMPTE & Tempo List

    Watch how to use the tempo list to set the SMPTE time to correspond to a specific bar/beat location in the timeline.

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    Time & Sample Editor

    Learn how to toggle the time display format in the Sample Editor.

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    Absolute vs Relative Time Display

    See how time can be displayed in either absolute or relative context in the Sample Editor.

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    Time & Event List

    Discover how the Event List and the Event Float can be used to measure time and length.

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    Time Traveling

    Explore some different ways of locating either the playhead or regions in the time line.

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    Manipulating Time

    Watch how you can remove from, add to, or repeat sections of your arrangement.

Chapter 4 : Editing Lengths

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    SMPTE View Offset

    Learn how to measure the length of regions in the Arrange Window from locations other than the project beginning.

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    SMPTE & Clock Display Settings

    See how to set the way SMPTE and clock positions are displayed in Logic.

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    Equal Note Lengths

    Discover how to set multiple note lengths to equal values in the Piano Roll and Event List editors.

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    Equal Note Ends

    Explore how to adjust the lengths of notes so that all the note ends match up, regardless of the note start positions.

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    Transforming Note Lengths

    Watch how the Transform Window can be used to manipulate note lengths.

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    Snapping Note Lengths

    Learn how the snap value settings can be used to influence the adjustment of note lengths.

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    Clipping Note Lengths

    See how region parameters can be used to influence the lengths of notes contained within MIDI regions, based on the region’s boundary.

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    Gate Time & Note Lengths

    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.

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    Note Duration Bars

    Explore how the new 'Note Duration Bars' feature in the Score Editor can allow for a quick overview, and basic editing of note lengths.

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    Audio Region Lengths

    Watch how the Audio Bin can be used to display and edit audio region lengths.

Chapter 5 : Altering Tempo

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    Tempo Track

    Learn how to access control over Logic’s tempo from the Global Track’s Tempo Track.

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    Creating & Deleting Tempo Events

    See three different ways of creating and deleting tempo events in the Global Tempo Track.

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    Editing Tempo Events

    Discover how to create tempo curves for a gradual accelerando or ritardando, as well as how to edit tempo in fine increments.

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    Moving & Copying Tempo Events

    Explore some hidden techniques for moving and copying tempo events in the Global Tempo Track.

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    Alternate Tempo Maps

    Watch how to choose between and use the nine alternate tempo tracks, to enhance your productivity and workflow.

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    Tap Tempo

    Learn how to set Logic to follow your tempo while tapping on the computer keyboard.

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    Recording Tempo Changes

    See two ways to record tempo changes in Logic.

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    Adjusting Tempo to Drum Loop

    Discover how to adjust the project tempo to match the tempo of imported audio.

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    Adjusting Drum Loop to Project Tempo

    Explore how to adjust the tempo of an imported audio loop to match the project tempo.

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    Beat Detection

    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.

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    Follow Tempo

    Learn how the Follow Tempo function can be used to load an audio file into RAM and play it back at different project tempos.

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    Flex & Tempo

    See how Flex Mode can be used to make audio files easily and non-destructively follow project tempos.

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    Apple Loops & Tempo

    Discover how to quickly and easily create Apple Loops as a means of having audio files follow the project tempo.

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    Tempo Import & Export

    Explore some of the different ways of importing and exporting tempo information to and from audio files.

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    Time & Pitch Machine

    Watch how the Time and Pitch Machine can be used to change the tempo of audio files from the Sample Edit Window.

Chapter 6 : Import and Export

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    Exporting Standard MIDI Files

    Learn the necessary steps involved in preparing MIDI regions for standard MIDI File export.

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    Importing Standard MIDI Files

    See how to import a Standard MIDI File into an already existing open project.

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    Opening Standard MIDI Files

    Discover a few different ways of opening Standard MIDI Files and preserving the global information contained in them.

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    File Browser Audio Import

    Explore how the File Browser can be used for auditioning and loading audio files directly into the Arrange Window, or to the Audio Bin.

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    Adding Audio Files

    Watch some other ways of bringing audio recorded externally into your current projects.

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    Track Import

    Learn some different ways the Logic 9 track import functions can be used.

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    Import Project Settings

    See the three different places to access the project settings import function, and some ideas on how to use it.

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    Importing QuickTime Videos

    Discover the basic steps needed to bring a QuickTime movie into your Logic project.

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    Import & Export QuickTime Audio

    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.

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    Exporting Tracks

    Watch some different ways of exporting tracks and regions from Logic.

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    Other Ways to Export Audio

    Learn some other ways of exporting either regions or tracks, as independent audio files.

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    See how to export key commands and share settings across a network, as well as through a Bonjour or Mobile Me account.

Chapter 7 : Automation

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    Old School Automation

    Discover how to capture static volume pan and program change settings from MIDI instruments.

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    Snap Automation

    Explore how to use the automation snap and snap offsets modes to create rhythmic automation tied to your project grid.

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    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.

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    Learn how to add some nuance and variety to repeating automation patterns by using the pointer tool to create automation curves.

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    Easy HyperSets

    See how to view automation in the Score and Hyper editors, and how to create a Hyperset from already existing region based automation.

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    Hidden Squares

    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.

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    Explore a few different ways of scaling track automation directly from the Arrange Window.

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    The Back Door

    Watch how to access the Automation Event List, as well as the hidden special Automation Arrange Window.

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    Learn how the Marquee Tool can be used to create automation “handles” around specific areas of a region.

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    See the different ways that the track automation preferences can influence track automation behavior.

Chapter 8 : Mix Utilities

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    Ride the Bus

    Discover how to route your entire signal flow to a Master Bus Track before it reaches the main outputs.

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    Master Bus

    Explore how setting up a master sub group can be useful for controlling bad gain staging, before the signal arrives at the final outputs.

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    Watch how to set up and route a headphone mix with discreet levels, to alternate hardware outputs on your audio interface.

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    Multiple Masters

    Learn how multiple auxiliaries with the same master bus input assignment can be used to easily audition different pre-mastering style plug-in chains.

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    See how to use multiple auxiliaries with the same master bus input to route your mix for different external hardware monitoring.

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    Output Toggle

    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.

Chapter 9 : The Chain Gang

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    Explore my own personal secret recipe for abusing the compressor’s side-chain functions for processing kick drums.

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    Kick & Bass

    Watch a more traditional side-chain compression setup, using a kick drum as the control source for compression on a bass track.

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    Learn how to set up a side-chain input on Logic’s noise gate to create an interesting rhythmic envelope following style dynamics.

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    See how to set up modulation routing in the EXS24 using a side-chain input signal to influence the source and destination parameters.

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    Discover how to use Logic’s vocoder with a side-chain input for fun and easy vocoding.

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    Nasty Filters

    Explore how to take advantage of the ES1’s rich and powerful filters by routing audio through it from the side-chain input.

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    Watch how the ES1’s side-chain functionality can be used to create a rhythmic gating style effect.

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    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.

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    Sine Language

    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.

Chapter 10 : The Environment

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    Volume Gate Setup

    Discover how to setup an Environment Transformer to convert note information to volume information.

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    Volume Gate in Action

    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.

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    Express Yourself

    Watch how to use a Transformer Object to convert notes to MIDI expression data.

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    Pan Fried

    Learn how to discard the converted note-off events, and have a Transformer control pan.

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    Value Range

    See some different ways of generating the second data byte for the converted note events.

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    Discover how to transform fader events including MIDI channel, to control individual plug-in parameters.

Chapter 11 : You Have Got Rhythm

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    Rhythmic Additions

    Explore how to convert an audio region to a sampler track and use the rhythmic slices it generates to add to your groove.

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    Looping Smart

    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.

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    Nested Looping

    Learn the concept of nested looping, as regions of different lengths looping together are packed into a folder.

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    Bird Nest

    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.

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    Linear Drumming

    Discover how to use the Hyper Editor’s hi-hat mode to create linear drumming style patterns.

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    Explore how to expand on the linear drum technique to create the legendary Steve Gadd style grooves.

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    Sign Off

    Watch some of the ways that Eli has customized his default startup template.

Product Overview

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.

Separate your self from other Logic users by really knowing your stuff. These 100 qwik trix videos will enable you to use Logic like a true professional and give you new insight into Logic that will allow you to take your productions to new heights. Check them out today.

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Logic Qwik Trix is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very intuitive Very intuitive
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 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).
Date published: 2017-02-18
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