Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Logic Pro

Learn how to go from a complete beginner to a fairly solid level of knowing Logic Pro
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2013 English

Course Description

As a film composer, I had to learn Logic the hard way- thousands of hours of tutorials, years of trial/error, and more questions than I ever wanted to ask. So here, I've put together a super condensed version of what I have learned so far. It's 5 hours of some of the most packed material for a beginner of Logic pro. The first hour is probably the most important where I go over the most basic functions.  After that I explain what the effects and such do and how they affect the sound.  

This will really save you a ton of time if you go through it. It goes over the most used hotkeys and functions to help you create music, along with an overview of the instruments and effects including a few third party plugins like East/West orchestra. They're all videos, so just sit back, open up your Logic session and take good notes!

What are the requirements?

  • Get a mac with Logic 8 or 9. Logic X works as well but it has some new features. The basics are the same though.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to navigate, record, and edit notes
  • Learn how to adjust tempo, audio, loops and volume automation
  • Learn the basics of Logic's Synthesizers and effect plugins

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for anyone who has never used Logic or a similar DAW program or knows just the basics. This will get you up to speed real fast!
  • This course is probably not for those that are already pro Logic users, though if you're intermediate I'm sure you'll learn some new tricks

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: 1 - The Very Basics

How to setup basic key commands(keyboard shortcuts) and basic functions like navigating around in Logic - NOTE: Download the "Richard Logic Key Commands" zip file 

2- Record, edit, cut and loop midi note regions
3- Loading Instruments, Regions
4- Loops, audio, creating/layering a simple song
Section 2: 2 - Score editor, loops, tempo editor, Volume, composing to Video
5- Score editor, Step Input Midi

How to use the pedal for a piano, Tempo automation and loops


More on loops, crossfading, composing to movie picture, and beat mapping

8- Volume automation, Orchestral midi examples
Section 3: 3 - Basics of Synthesizers in Logic

You'll learn how to navigate and load Logic instruments, as well as the basics of the synthesizers themselves

10- ES E, ES P, EFM1 Instruments
11- ES 1, ES 2 Instruments
12- EVB3, EVOC PS, EVP 88, EXS24, Klopfgeist, Test Osc Instruments

More on more synthesizers

Section 4: 4 - Advanced features with third party plugins/instruments
14- EXS24, MOTU Ethno/Symphonic Instrument, MachFive 2 Instruments
15- East West Orchestral Library, Freezing
16- Multi timbral/multi channel with East West, East West Choirs, Word Builder
17- East West Choirs and Word Builder, Hollywood Strings
18- Word Builder, Recording multiple takes of audio/midi
19- Groups, Echo, Delay, Distortion, Amps - Plugin Effects
20- Compressor, Noise Gate, EQ, Fuzz-wah, EVOC20, Ringshifter, Phaser
21- Pitch Correction/Shifter, Reverb, Denoiser, Gain, Aux tracks/sends
22- Last lecture! Electro example with lots of different Automation types

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Instructor Biography

Hi there!
As a film composer I have composed for everything from full orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands, to modern electronic music.  I was in Prague in 2014 recording music I composed for an album for a cool upcoming project(can't say more yet) with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.  

While at Brigham Young University, I won two Student Emmys at the College TV Awards in Hollywood for music I composed for BYU's animations in 2010 and 2014.  

I play over 10 instruments from all the instrument families - brass, piano, drums, strings and woodwinds.  

I am also in an exciting upcoming cinematic pop band called TREN where we create custom music centered around movies such as Hunger Games, James Bond, Captain America: Civil War, and Alice through the Looking Glass.

I love learning new things and explaining or teaching things in an understandable way.  Teaching is my other passion besides music, so I hope that with my courses you'll see those two worlds come together to help you learn effectively!

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