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Producing Hard Rock with Logic

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Chapter 1 : Pre Production Tips

  • Creating a Template 4:55

    Creating a Template

    See how to setup and save a template that will work for you and your style, and improve your workflow.

  • Tap Tempo 3:42

    Tap Tempo

    Learn how to use the Tap Tempo function in Logic to get just the right tempo for your production.

  • Designing Amps 7:23

    Designing Amps

    Scott shows you different ways to achieve various guitar tones that will work for you and your production.

  • Channel Strip Settings 4:30

    Channel Strip Settings

    Explore how to go through the channel strips in Logic that have been specifically created for guitarists.

  • Custom Guitar Tones 8:50

    Custom Guitar Tones

    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 Sims 6:12

    3rd Party Guitar Sims

    Discover how to utilize a 'free' guitar amp simulator and 'free' guitar cabinet impulse responses to make the ultimate tone.

  • Bass Guitar Prep 11:10

    Bass Guitar Prep

    Explore a few different options available in Logic to get that rockin' Bass tone for your song.

  • Drum Prep 5:53

    Drum Prep

    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.

Chapter 2 : Build and Arrange

  • Verse Guitar 10:41

    Verse Guitar

    Learn to create song arrangement 'sections' in Logic. Scott then focuses on creating the verse guitar part.

  • Verse Bass & Drums 7:16

    Verse Bass & Drums

    Watch Scott create slammin' drums and bass parts for the verse section.

  • The Chorus 8:08

    The Chorus

    Scott now focuses on building the chorus section, then shows you how to utilize markers for management and arrangement locating.

  • Intro Perc & Bass 8:45

    Intro Perc & Bass

    Scott jumps back to the intro and creates cool drum, percussion and bass parts.

  • Intro Guitars 2:48

    Intro Guitars

    Scott now layers the guitars over the rhythm section to give it a big 'finished' sound.

  • Piano Verse 8:23

    Piano Verse

    Scott focuses on percussion and piano parts to create a different element within the production.

  • Rough Sketch 9:07

    Rough Sketch

    Watch Scott start to bring all of the different sections together and create the form of the song.

Chapter 3 : Sugar and Spice

  • Fill it Up 10:29

    Fill it Up

    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 Off 5:33

    Top it Off

    Watch Scott create even more fills, intros and outros for the different sections of the song, as well as continuing to arrange the production.

  • Percussion Party 8:11

    Percussion Party

    Now see how to create a percussion track to inject some feel & groove into the production.

  • The March Pt. 1 11:00

    The March Pt. 1

    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. 2 5:48

    The March Pt. 2

    Scott now imports the marching effect into the production and tweaks it even more.

  • On with the Synths 12:00

    On with the Synths

    Scott lays down some synth parts that add texture and depth to the production, creating character.

Chapter 4 : Guitar Solo!

  • The Solo Pt. 1 6:56

    The Solo Pt. 1

    Watch Scott add a new section to the tune and create a layered solo with multiple guitars.

  • The Solo Pt. 2 10:38

    The Solo Pt. 2

    Scott continues working with the guitar solo section of the tune.

  • The Solo Pt. 3 10:24

    The Solo Pt. 3

    Scott finishes up the solo section adding harmonies resulting in a face melting solo!

Chapter 5 : Vocals and FX

  • Bring on the Vox Pt. 1 12:21

    Bring on the Vox Pt. 1

    See Scott bring in the vocal track and align it to where it needs to be.

  • Bring on the Vox_Pt. 2 6:07

    Bring on the Vox_Pt. 2

    Scott finishes up tweaking the vocal parts creating a way cool vocal take.

  • Scratchin 11:19

    Scratchin

    Discover Scott's tricks for using a EXS24 sampler to add realistic scratching effects to the production.

  • Creepy Sounds 10:07

    Creepy Sounds

    Watch Scott add some creepy sounds to the song to help give an ambient feel to the piano verse.

Chapter 6 : Clean it up!

  • Hit Me 14:46

    Hit Me

    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.

  • Scratchin Automation 10:04

    Scratchin Automation

    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. 1 13:02

    Vocal Automation Pt. 1

    Watch Scott add some basic effects to the vocal track as well as automating them for a more polished sound.

  • Vocal Automation Pt. 2 9:37

    Vocal Automation Pt. 2

    Scott now fine-tunes the vocal effects and automation data, taking the vocal performance to the next level.

  • Vocal Flex 12:18

    Vocal Flex

    Scott now finishes off the vocal parts with some minor timing adjustments using Logic's powerful Flex Time features.

  • Piano Verse Effects 10:33

    Piano Verse Effects

    Scott gives the piano sound in the verse section a spooky, creepy sound to better fit the vibe of the verse.

  • Piano Effect Automation 3:23

    Piano Effect Automation

    See Scott use controller assignments to record automation in a 'live way' versus 'static automation' that will create a more dynamic effect.

  • Synth Adjustments 8:38

    Synth Adjustments

    Explore how to beef up the Logic ES2 virtual synth by adding effects etc.

  • March Madness 5:45

    March Madness

    Scott revisits the marching track and layers even more sounds in, creating a better working effect for the production.

  • Closing Time 3:38

    Closing Time

    Scott thanks you and signs-off, playing you the final production from beginning to end.

Product Overview


All new for 2010, the "Mad Man from Louisiana" Scott Griggs returns with a killer Logic 9 music production series, "Producing Hard Rock with Logic". This in-depth series starts with nothing, and ends with a serious "Rawk' n Roll" track as only Scott could do it.

Throughout your musical journey with Scott and Logic 9, you'll learn invaluable techniques and methods for creating killer guitar sounds, realistic drum parts, interesting arrangements, slick automation tips & tricks, vocal editing, sound effect creation and so much more.

This series is focused on a hard rock track, but you can easily use the theories and principles on any genre production. The techniques and procedures shown are truly universal and will further expand your ever growing Logic 9 mind. Get your hands on "Producing Hard Rock with Logic" today...


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