The course will cover all the main features of Logic Pro X, Apple Loops, Audio Recording, and MIDI Recording. These are the main functions to creating a professional quality recording with Logic Pro X. The course will give step by step screen tutorials of the basic functions of how to put these together to arrange a song. The course will also cover elements of a Project studio, such as the audio interface, microphones, and MIDI Controllers. By the end the course students will have learned how to create their songs and have a final mix down to share to friends, family, and the general public.
This is an excellent course for those who want to learn to produce their own music in their home Project Studio. Unlike most Digital Audio Workstations,Logic Pro X is user friendly and not as technical as Pro Tools and other similar software. Because of this user friendly environment it is also focused towards the music hobbyist, so therefore non-professionals who would like to record their music with high details and quality will benefit from this course.
The course is structured in a progressive manner with 6 major sections. The first section the student will learn the different windows and sections of Logic Pro X and also how to use Apple Loops in their arrangements. The second section covers the elements of recording audio tracks, including vocals, guitars, bass, and other musical instruments. Lectures involve in how to record, edit and add effects to the tracks. The third section covers the MIDI instrument elements. This is a powerful feature of Logic Pro X as it's MIDI capabilities goes beyond any other DAWs in the market. Students will learn the different methods of inputting MIDI data and how to create musical phrases and compositions with MIDI. The next section of the course students will learn the drummer, ultra beat and arpeggiator features of Logic Pro. The final part of the course covers the elements of mixing a song and creating a final file for sharing. Each section, students will have an assignment to create and produce a song with the new features they learn. By the end of the course with the progressive learning, students will have become a master of their own music production with Logic Pro X.
The objective of this lecture is for students to have the overall picture and understanding of the different parts of Logic Pro. Students will have an understanding on how to navigate through each of the parts and what they do and how they are used.
The objective of this lecture is to get a new Logic Pro X project started and running. Step by step instructions on creating the project, tracks and saving into either a package or folder.
Setting up the main perimeters of a project is vital for the entire session. In this lecture students will learn how to set up the tempo, the key and time signatures and how to change them during a song.
The Cycle mode is an important tool in creating and editing music. This quick lecture shows how to open it and how it's used.
Apple Loops is a powerful tool of Logic Pro. The objective of this lecture is for students to have the total understanding of what they are and how to use them in a session. A discussion of both Audio and MIDI loops will be covered and how search and find the correct types of loops for a project.
The objective of this lecture is simple. Audio files can be imported into Logic Pro. They can be used with Apple Loops and MIDI instruments.
In this lecture students will learn about Audio Interfaces; what they are and how they are used. Students will learn about the different types available and which is best for them in their budget and for their use. In the course of this lecture, students will learn how to set up Logic Pro X to the audio interface and how to use it in recordings.
The lecture gives the general overview of how to recording any audio into Logic Pro with a microphone. The discussion will include on multiple takes of each track and how to recorded with multiple tracks at the same time.
A powerful part of Logic Pro is the extenuative library of sounds that are created with pre-existing settings of plug-ins. Students can learn to explore this library and how they can use this as a foundation to change the parameters of each plug-in from the pre-sets.
Multiple takes in a track can be editing into one single file. This lecture will explain how to do this or as it is called "comping" the takes.
Electric and electronic instruments do not have the need to record with a microphone. With the Audio Interface these instruments can be directly recorded into Logic Pro. The objective of this lesson is to explain how this is done.
Recording drums can be tricky. The objective of this lecture is to give examples of how to record live drum into Logic Pro by using a different track and microphone for each drum.
MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is a digital communication language created and introduced in 1983. The objective of this lecture is for students to get a broad understanding of what MIDI is and how it functions in a musical setting.
MIDI is controlled by an external device. The objective of this lesson is to have an understanding of the different types of controllers available and which is the best suited for the individual and their project studio.
This lesson explores on the recording of MIDI messages in real time, much like recording a live instrument into a microphone. Multiple takes can be done in two different ways, which will be explained during the lecture.
Step record and pencil tool is a method of programming MIDI events into Logic Pro. This lecture will explain how this is done with the Piano Roll editing window.
MIDI data can be altered and edited in Piano Roll. This is a powerful element of MIDI and will be explained in the lecture. Students will learn to edit their MIDI recordings to their liking.
Ultrabeat is a powerful digital drum machine. At the end of this lecture, students will have the ability to create their own custom beats which they can edit and alter in MIDI data.
The Drummer track is a new element to Logic Pro X. Students will learn and have the ability to create drums that sound like a real drummer. The plug-in has the ability to alter and edit how the drums are played and controlled for the performance. The tool also has the ability to change the type of drum set that will suit the genre and style of the song.
Arpeggio is a musical technique of making use of broken chords to make harp like sounds from a musical instrument. Students will learn to create their own custom arpeggios which they can add to an arrangement by use of MIDI instruments. Students will learn to add depth to their arrangements with patterns that will always sound musical.
Alfred Surenyan is a composer, ethnomusicologist and educator. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University and has been teaching music for 15 years.
Dr. Surenyan has taught both in the classroom and privately in various topics including music theory, music history, music technology and piano. He currently is teaching at the Art Institute of CA- Inland Empire and continues to have private students in piano, music theory and music technology.
Dr. Surenyan works as a professional composer and currently has several projects and commissions for chamber music, and electronic music with both Logic Pro and the Theremin.