Logic Pro X 10.5 - Apple Pro Training Series: Professional Music Production

Book description

Logic Pro X 10.6 Update: Although there has been a 10.6 release since the time that this book was published, the content is still applicable. The changes in 10.6 do not affect the book content.

Record, arrange, mix, produce, and polish your music with this best-selling, Apple-certified guide to Logic Pro X 10.5. Veteran producer and composer David Nahmani uses step-by-step, project-based instructions and straightforward explanations to teach everything from basic music creation to sophisticated production techniques.

Learn to populate, trigger, and record Live Loops into cells, record audio and MIDI data, create and edit sequences, and edit regions in the Tracks view to build an arrangement. Youll create both acoustic and electronic virtual drum performances using Drummer tracks with Drum Kit Designer and Drum Machine Designer. Youll use Quick Sampler to create an instrument from a single sample to create stutter effects and vocal chop, and explore ear candy production techniques, such as parallel processing and turntable start and stop effects. Youll use Logic Pro X MIDI FX and Smart Controls to control software synthesizers from a MIDI controller or an iPad. Youll harness the power of Smart Tempo to make all audio files play in time. Youll stretch vocal notes and correct timing of recordings with x Time, and youll explore Flex Pitch to tune a vocal recording. Finally, youll mix, automate and master the song, processing your tracks with EQ, compression, delay, reverb and other effect plug-ins to achieve a professional sound.

  • Downloadable lesson and media _ les take you step by step through real-world, hands-on exercises.

  • Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side.

  • Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast.

  • Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time.

  • Key Command lists summarize keyboard shortcuts used in each lesson to speed up your workflow.

The Apple Pro Training Series is a self-paced learning tool and Apples official guide for Logic Pro X. Books in this series also include downloadable lesson files and an online version of the book.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Getting Started
  8. Lesson 1. Producing Music with Logic Now!
    1. Creating a Logic Pro X Project
    2. Perform in Real Time with Live Loops
    3. Exploring the Interface
    4. Navigating and Building the Project
    5. Editing Regions in the Workspace
    6. Mixing the Song
    7. Mixing Down to a Stereo File
    8. Key Commands
  9. Lesson 2. Producing a Virtual Drum Track
    1. Creating a Drummer Track
    2. Arranging the Drum Track
    3. Customizing the Drum Kit
    4. Working with an Electronic Drummer
    5. Key Commands
  10. Lesson 3. Using Effect and Instrument Plug-ins
    1. Inserting Plug-ins
    2. Loading and Editing Patches
    3. Setting Up Parallel Processing
    4. Moving and Copying Plug-ins
    5. Saving User Patches and Plug-in Settings
    6. Key Commands
  11. Lesson 4. Recording Audio and MIDI
    1. Setting Up Digital Audio Recording
    2. Recording Audio
    3. Recording Additional Takes
    4. Punching In and Out
    5. Deleting Unused Audio Files
    6. Recording MIDI
    7. Correcting the Timing of a MIDI Recording
    8. Recording Over a MIDI Region
    9. Recording Into Live Loop Cells
    10. Recording Without a Metronome
    11. Key Commands
  12. Lesson 5. Sampling Audio
    1. Sampling Single Notes
    2. Sampling and Slicing Drums
    3. Transposing a Sample While Keeping It Synced to the Project Tempo
    4. Chopping Loops in a Take Folder
    5. Creating Vocal Chops
    6. Key Commands
  13. Lesson 6. Performing with MIDI Controllers and Logic Remote
    1. Assigning Hardware Controllers
    2. Mapping Smart Controls to Plug-ins
    3. Controlling Logic from an iPad Using Logic Remote
    4. Performing Live DJ Effects with Remix FX
    5. Key Commands
  14. Lesson 7. Creating Content
    1. Step Sequencing
    2. Programming MIDI in the Piano Roll
    3. Editing Audio Regions and Adding Fades
    4. Key Commands
  15. Lesson 8. Integrating Your Workflow
    1. Importing Audio into Drum Machine Designer
    2. Populating Scenes in the Live Loops Grid
    3. Copying or Recording Scenes in the Tracks View
    4. Key Commands
  16. Lesson 9. Editing Pitch and Time
    1. Setting a Project Tempo by Detecting the Tempo of a Recording
    2. Matching an Audio File to the Project Key and Tempo
    3. Creating Tempo Changes and Tempo Curves
    4. Making One Track Follow the Groove of Another Track
    5. Changing the Playback Pitch and Speed with Varispeed
    6. Editing the Timing of an Audio Region
    7. Tuning Vocal Recordings
    8. Key Commands
  17. Lesson 10. Mixing
    1. Organizing Windows and Tracks
    2. Adjusting Volume, Pan, EQ, and Reverb
    3. Processing Lead Vocals
    4. Automating Mixer Parameters
    5. Quick Mastering
    6. Exporting the Mix to a Stereo Audio File
    7. Using a Few Tips and Tricks
    8. Key Commands
  18. Appendix. Keyboard Shortcuts (Default for U.S. Keyboard)
    1. Panes and Windows
    2. General
    3. Navigation and Playback
    4. Zooming
    5. Channel Strip, Track, and Region Operations
    6. Live Loops
    7. Library
    8. Project Audio Browser
    9. Step Sequencer
    10. Piano Roll Editor
    11. macOS
  19. Index

Product information

  • Title: Logic Pro X 10.5 - Apple Pro Training Series: Professional Music Production
  • Author(s): David Nahmani
  • Release date: September 2020
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780136886761