Music + Audio Production in Logic Pro X - The Complete Guide

Become a master at using Logic Pro X. Learn how to produce music and record & edit audio to a professional standard.
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  • Lectures 158
  • Length 14.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Want to produce professional quality music and audio using Logic Pro X?

By the end of this course, you will be able to use every feature of Logic Pro X with confidence. This will allow you to quickly and easily write, edit, mix and produce great music that sounds professional, polished and impressive.

Produce High Quality Music and Audio That Will Help You Achive Your #1 Goals

  • Spend less time fighting with the DAW and more time focusing on the music.
  • Discover the quickest and easiest ways to write music in Logic Pro.
  • Consistently produce mixes that sound clear, powerful, and professional by following my step-by-step mixing system using stock plugins.
  • Learn how to put together a song in under 120 seconds using Apple Loops and MIDI (even if you don’t know how to write music).
  • Stay in the creative flow and prevent mistakes from ruining your workflow and inspiration (by avoiding the common pitfalls that most people fall into when producing music in Logic Pro).
  • Write more music and edit more audio in less time by learning the little-known features of Logic Pro that will significantly speed up your workflow.
  • Learn how to record and edit audio to a professional standard in less time than any other DAW (because Logic Pro is super easy to use).


The Complete Guide to Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is a powerful piece of software. Learning it on your own or from free material on YouTube can take years, and it’s unlikely that you will ever explore the more powerful, advanced features.

For a fraction of the cost of Logic Pro X, you could take this course and avoid all of the wasted time and frustration that comes with figuring it out on your own.

If you are willing to invest in the software, it’s a no-brainer to spend a bit more on developing your own skills and knowledge.

This great piece of software is used by professional musicians and engineers around the world. It’s simple user interface makes it an absolute joy to use. It’s the easiest DAW to learn, yet it is also one of the most powerful.

Not only will you learn about composing music in Logic Pro, but you will also learn about recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio. Every single step of the audio production process is covered and can be performed within the software.

After covering the absolute basics of digital audio production and sound recording, we’ll dive deeper into each topic.

Why Should You Take This Course?

  • Basic audio production and sound recording are taught, so you can take this course even if you are an absolute beginner. 
  • Absolutely everything is covered, from beginner to advanced topics, so don't hesitate to take this course even if you have been using Logic Pro for years. 
  • Produce, edit and mix your own music as you progress through the course with numerous activities and challenges scattered throughout.
  • The entire course is taught by a single experienced teacher - no confusing teacher changes halfway through.
  • Downloadable resources such as check lists, cheat sheets, project files and project templates are all included.
  • Personal support and access to the instructor. Get your questions answered.
  • Small one off payment, no subscription.
  • High quality information, all in one place. No more trawling YouTube for good tutorials.
  • Access anywhere, 24/7.
  • Over 14 hours of material.
  • Delivered in a way that’s entertaining and enjoyable.
  • No questions asked 30 day refund policy.

What are the requirements?

  • You can still enroll in this course even if you don't yet own a copy of Logic Pro X.
  • You will need a computer capable of running Logic Pro X.
  • You will need an internet connection to watch this videos.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to record and edit audio to a professional standard in less time than any other DAW (because Logic Pro is super easy to use).
  • Consistently produce mixes that sound clear, powerful, and professional by following my step-by-step mixing system using stock plugins.
  • Write more music and edit more audio in less time by learning the little-known features of Logic Pro that will significantly speed up your workflow.
  • Spend less time fighting with the DAW and more time focusing on the music.
  • Discover the quickest and easiest ways to write music in Logic Pro.
  • Learn how to put together a song in under 120 seconds using Apple Loops and MIDI (even if you don’t know how to write music).
  • Stay in the creative flow and prevent mistakes from ruining your workflow and inspiration (by avoiding the common pitfalls that most people fall into when producing music in Logic Pro).

What is the target audience?

  • This course IS for anyone who wants to produce their own music.
  • This course IS for anyone who wants to record and edit audio.
  • This course IS for voice over actors, dialogue editors and general audio engineers.
  • This course IS for anyone who wants to mix music in Logic Pro X.
  • This course IS for anyone who wants to record and mix music at home.
  • This course IS for professional engineers seeking to expand their knowledge of Logic Pro X.
  • This course IS for absolute beginners who have never recorded or produced audio.
  • This course IS for advanced users who have been using Logic Pro for years but want to further enhance their skills.
  • This course IS for people who don't yet own Logic Pro X but want to learn more about it.
  • This course IS NOT for people who use Windows computers.
  • This course IS NOT for people who don't care about the quality of their work.
  • This course IS NOT for live sound engineers.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
Introduction
Preview
02:44
Building a Song In Under 120 Seconds
Preview
04:04
Download Your Free Resources
Article
Section 2: Introduction to Logic Pro X
00:20

An intro to this section.

01:59

What 'DAW' stands for and why you need a DAW to process music and audio.

02:55

The benefits of Logic Pro, and why it's better than other DAWs.

01:55

How to open up Logic Pro X and start a new project.

04:13

Learn the purpose of each section of the interface.

05:01

Learn the channel layout and understand signal flow.

Make Music in 3 Easy Steps
Article
Section 3: Audio Production for Beginners (Optional)
07:04

Learn about analogue vs. digital audio. How is audio converted into a digital signal and shared?

04:08

Learn each piece of the recording chain.

02:39

The entire process of producing a song.

07:59

Lean how sound travels around the environment. learn about reverb and reflections. Learn about the frequency spectrum (this is important).

03:28

Learn how volume is measured.

04:50

An introduction to balancing, panning, EQ and compression.

Article

Common audio terms that you will come across.

3 questions

Test yourself on this section.

02:02

Learn more about this great producer who uses Logic Pro X.

Section 4: Creating a Song
08:01

An introduction to Apple Loops and how to use them.

05:23

How to move around the workspace and work with audio.

01:25

Using the transport controls, the main key commands and cycle mode.

07:29

Using the marquee tool to delete sections and create breaks. Adjusting structure and moving parts around.

08:23

Organising your mix. Balancing, panning, plugins and exporting.

Article

Compose a song using Apple Loops and export a finished audio file.

Section 5: Recording Basics
00:16

An introduction to the topic for the next two sections.

06:21

Creating channels, changing settings, recording.

03:50

Learn about monitoring the audio that you are recording, and using the built in tuner.

03:23

Learn about general recording best practices.

01:33

Recording new takes and punch recording.

09:35

Important settings worth noting.

03:11

Getting rid of unused audio.

Assignment - Record Some Audio
Article
Section 6: Editing Basics
14:55

Learn about the various mouse tools.

06:51

Comping your tracks and adding fades.

04:47

How to acces the Audio File Editor, how to use it and its benefits.

07:59

Using anchor points and the flex tool.

03:07

Learn how to turn on and use Groove Tracks.

03:25

Understand the various snap modes available in Logic Pro X.

Section 7: Using Drummer
00:22

An introduction to the topic for the next few sections.

10:20

A brief overview of what Drummer is and how to get started.

10:28

Arranging the drums to fit the structure of a song.

08:41

Adjusting the drummer style and sounds.

05:30

Using electronic Drummer profiles.

07:07

Creating MIDI tracks and regions from a Drummer part.

Article

Create a song using Drummer and Apple Loops in under 5 minutes.

Section 8: Using Virtual Instruments and Synthesizers
07:32

Learn about the track type and how to use virtual instruments.

05:24

An introduction to this synthesizer and how to use it.

13:27

An introduction to this synthesizer and how to use it.

05:29

An introduction to this synthesizer and how to use it.

06:57

An introduction to this synthesizer and how to use it.

Section 9: Recording MIDI and Using MIDI Devices
08:36

Using external devices and recording MIDI.

03:57

Merging new performances into existing MIDI regions.

07:12

Learn about quantization and how to apply it in Logic Pro X.

02:20

Recording multiple MIDI takes and comping them.

01:58

How to setup Logic Remote on your iOS device.

02:15

Choose your favourite synth line, import it into Logic pro and replicate it.

Section 10: Advanced MIDI Recording (Optional)
05:43

How to create layered sounds and programmer a split keyboard.

07:47

Mapping external hardware to control specified parameters.

01:53

Learn about this recording mode and its uses.

05:07

An introduction to these functions and their uses.

Section 11: MIDI Editing and Processing
10:48

Learn about MIDI plugins and their functions.

07:48

Learn about the piano roll editor and its uses.

02:17

Learn how to use the event list to find mistakes and remove unwanted events.

01:01

Learn how to auto tune MIDI to the right scale.

05:59

Learn how to use the MIDI draw to write in controllers.

01:47

Learn how to import MIDI files.

Section 12: Using The Environment (Optional)
05:30

Learn about the environment and its uses.

10:25

Learn how to create objects in the environment.

12:18

Learn how to control signal chains and signal flow.

12:43

Learn how to use touch track objects to trigger MIDI regions.

Section 13: Advanced MIDI Editing
04:49

Learn more about the region inspector.

04:30

Using MIDI aliases to replicate parts and make editing easier.

09:55

There are many powerful transform functions that you can harness.

03:47

Using the select menu you can select specific MIDI notes quickly and easily.

02:03

Sometimes you need to separate your MIDI notes onto their own channels.

Article

Time to write a song!

Section 14: Edit Preparation
00:15

An introduction to this topic.

04:13

Adding markers is an important part of the preparation phase.

02:09

It's important to keep your project organized.

Section 15: Editing Pitch and Time
09:02

Setting project tempo, detecting tempo from audio, changing the tempo during the song, adding tempo curves, adjusting BPM, meter, key signature and key changes.

05:57

Using Varispeed to record at a slower pace or lower pitch.

08:05

Manually tuning vocals using built in tools.

09:03

Using flex to adjust the timing of audio.

07:42

Combining these tools to create new sounds.

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Instructor Biography

Rob Mayzes, Audio-visual engineer, video creator and educator.

Audio guy, video creator and online entrepreneur.

  • - Professional audio writer/journalist, currently writing for Envato Tuts+ (13 million readers per month)
  • - Popular teacher on Udemy in topics related to audio (including voice recording and audio for video) with 565+ reviews.
  • - 1st Class Degree in Audio Production from The University of Kent
  • - Worked in a large range of studios in London over the years, both as an professional engineer and musician
  • - Got my first studio internship at the age of 14
  • - Recording at home for over 11 years. Built my own professional studio.
  • - Avid Certified Pro Tools 11 User (Avid’s official Pro Tools certification, it ain’t cheap!)
  • - Founder of www.homestudiocenter.com, an online learning resource for musicians and home recordists with over 7,014 subscribers.

Wanderluster and jack of all trades (master of some).

I've worked in a range of recording studios, live venues and film sets as both a musician and sound technician. I have also worked in numerous large venues as an audio-visual engineer and lighting designer.

I've worked with (and been taught by) boom operators and sound recordists that have worked on large budget feature films (such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Clash of the Titans, Layer Cake, Shaun of the Dead, World War Z) and popular TV shows (such as Ricky Gervais' Extras and Gavin & Stacey). They in turn learned from some of the top Hollywood sound guys and legends!

I now spend most of my teaching and freelancing from my home studio in London, England.

I currently hold a First Class BSc Degree in Audio Design and Production from the University of Kent and I'm an Avid Certified Pro Tools 11 User.





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