Logic Pro - Apple Pro Training Series: Professional Music Production

Book description

The Apple-Certified Way to Learn

Record, arrange, produce, mix, and master music with this bestselling, Apple-certified guide to Logic Pro. Veteran producer and composer David Nahmani uses real-world professional Logic Pro projects to guide you through step-by-step instructions and straightforward explanations, ranging from basic music creation to sophisticated production techniques.

Youll trigger Live Loops in real time, record audio and software instruments, create and edit sequences, and build arrangements. Youll create both acoustic and electronic virtual drum performances. Youll use Quick Sampler 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 Smart Controls to map knobs, buttons, and drum pads on a MIDI controller or an iPad. Youll harness the power of Smart Tempo to sync up all your audio and MIDI. Youll use Flex Time to stretch audio and correct the timing of recordings, and youll tune vocals with Flex Pitch. Youll mix, automate, and master the song with EQ, compression, delay, reverb, limiters, and other plug-ins to achieve a professional sound. Finally, youll create a 3D spatial audio mix with Logic Pros new Dolby Atmos plug-ins, using binaural rendering to experience that immersive sonic experience on your headphones.

  • Downloadable real-world, professional Logic projects

  • Step-by-step hands-on exercises

  • Accessible writing style that puts an expert mentor at your side

  • Ample illustrations that help you quickly master techniques

  • Lists of keyboard shortcuts used in each lesson

  • Tips to improve your workflow

  • Online personal support on the authors website

The Apple Pro Training Series is Apples official self-paced learning resource. Books in this series offer downloadable lesson files and an online version of the book. Additional information on this and other books in this series can be found at www.peachpit.com/apple. For more on certification, visit training.apple.com.

Also in the Apple Pro Training Series:

  • Final Cut Pro

  • macOS Support Essentials

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
    1. The Methodology
    2. System Requirements
    3. Preparing Your Logic Workstation
    4. Online Content
    5. About the Apple Pro Training Series
    6. Resources
  8. Lesson 1. Producing Music with Logic Now!
    1. Creating a Logic Pro 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. Lesson 11. Mixing in Dolby Atmos
    1. Preparing for Dolby Atmos Mixing
    2. Panning Tracks in the Surround Field
    3. Using Surround Audio Effect Plug-Ins
    4. Exporting a Dolby Atmos Master File
    5. Key Commands
  19. Appendix A. Skills Review
    1. Questions
    2. Answers
  20. Appendix B. 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
  21. Index

Product information

  • Title: Logic Pro - Apple Pro Training Series: Professional Music Production
  • Author(s): David Nahmani
  • Release date: May 2022
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780137904389