Pre Production Tips
Creating a Template4:55
See how to setup and save a template that will work for you and your style, and improve your workflow.
Learn how to use the Tap Tempo function in Logic to get just the right tempo for your production.
Scott shows you different ways to achieve various guitar tones that will work for you and your production.
Channel Strip Settings4:30
Explore how to go through the channel strips in Logic that have been specifically created for guitarists.
Custom Guitar Tones8:50
Watch how to plug in external equipment directly into Logic and record. Also see how to use 'free' impulse responses to make custom guitar tones.
3rd Party Guitar Sims6:12
Discover how to utilize a 'free' guitar amp simulator and 'free' guitar cabinet impulse responses to make the ultimate tone.
Bass Guitar Prep11:10
Explore a few different options available in Logic to get that rockin' Bass tone for your song.
See various ways to get that drum tone you've been searching for. Also learn how to use your sustain pedal like a kick drum pedal to program drums in Logic, by properly routing the signal in the Environment.
Build and Arrange
Learn to create song arrangement 'sections' in Logic. Scott then focuses on creating the verse guitar part.
Verse Bass & Drums7:16
Watch Scott create slammin' drums and bass parts for the verse section.
Scott now focuses on building the chorus section, then shows you how to utilize markers for management and arrangement locating.
Intro Perc & Bass8:45
Scott jumps back to the intro and creates cool drum, percussion and bass parts.
Scott now layers the guitars over the rhythm section to give it a big 'finished' sound.
Scott focuses on percussion and piano parts to create a different element within the production.
Watch Scott start to bring all of the different sections together and create the form of the song.
Sugar and Spice
Fill it Up10:29
See how to add some drum fills to break up the monotony of the sections and create a sense of separation, keeping everything interesting.
Top it Off5:33
Watch Scott create even more fills, intros and outros for the different sections of the song, as well as continuing to arrange the production.
Now see how to create a percussion track to inject some feel & groove into the production.
The March Pt. 111:00
Explore how to design a march or stomp type of sound to add a driving effect and how to chop up sounds for layering etc.
The March Pt. 25:48
Scott now imports the marching effect into the production and tweaks it even more.
On with the Synths12:00
Scott lays down some synth parts that add texture and depth to the production, creating character.
The Solo Pt. 16:56
Watch Scott add a new section to the tune and create a layered solo with multiple guitars.
The Solo Pt. 210:38
Scott continues working with the guitar solo section of the tune.
The Solo Pt. 310:24
Scott finishes up the solo section adding harmonies resulting in a face melting solo!
Vocals and FX
Bring on the Vox Pt. 112:21
See Scott bring in the vocal track and align it to where it needs to be.
Bring on the Vox_Pt. 26:07
Scott finishes up tweaking the vocal parts creating a way cool vocal take.
Discover Scott's tricks for using a EXS24 sampler to add realistic scratching effects to the production.
Watch Scott add some creepy sounds to the song to help give an ambient feel to the piano verse.
Clean it up!
Scott adds some drum hits to the production and shows you how to creatively edit their velocities, as well as performs some overall tightening up of the drum track.
Scott now automates the EXS24 sampler to create a more realistic Scratchin effect sound. He also demonstrates how to color tracks so they have a more organized look.
Vocal Automation Pt. 113:02
Watch Scott add some basic effects to the vocal track as well as automating them for a more polished sound.
Vocal Automation Pt. 29:37
Scott now fine-tunes the vocal effects and automation data, taking the vocal performance to the next level.
Scott now finishes off the vocal parts with some minor timing adjustments using Logic's powerful Flex Time features.
Piano Verse Effects10:33
Scott gives the piano sound in the verse section a spooky, creepy sound to better fit the vibe of the verse.
Piano Effect Automation3:23
See Scott use controller assignments to record automation in a 'live way' versus 'static automation' that will create a more dynamic effect.
Explore how to beef up the Logic ES2 virtual synth by adding effects etc.
Scott revisits the marching track and layers even more sounds in, creating a better working effect for the production.
Scott thanks you and signs-off, playing you the final production from beginning to end.
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Submitted 2 years ago
Some great tips
Hi Scott, Great series of videos which I've found to be really helpful and I will definitely be applying some of the techniques you've shown to my own compositions. Looking forward to watching the Amplitube Explained series next!
I am a: Hobbyist, Beginner
Submitted 2 years ago
super helpful !
thank you, Scott. very well done. thanks for turning me on to the free plugins and for going into the very depths of hades with that environment window. scary area indeed.
I am a: Beat Maker, Musician
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