Logic 101 - Introduction to Logic Pro X

3 days

Certified Apple Logic Pro Authorized Training at FMC

Course Description

This three-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro X. Students learn how to generate a customized audio and midi configuration that will seamlessly integrate with their own personal production studio. Students also create their own song using Logic Pro's comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops and DSP effects. In-depth lessons will cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, scoring to picture and surround mixing.

Who Should Attend?

This class is designed for those who want to learn music production and composition using Logic Pro X.

What You Will Learn

  • Working with Plug-ins
  • Using audio instruments
  • Understanding workflow techniques
  • Editing audio regions
  • Using the Sample Editor
  • Working with Apple Loops


Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Basic knowledge of Mac OS X
  • Basic knowledge of audio terminology is recommended

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Day 1

Lesson 1: Make Music with Logic Now!

  • Creating a Logic Pro X Project
  • Exploring the Interface
  • Navigating the Project
  • Build Up the Arrangement
  • Mixing the Song
  • Mixing Down to a Stereo File

Lesson 2: Recording Audio

  • Setting up Digital Audio Recording
  • Recording a Single Track
  • Recording Additional Takes
  • Punching In and Out
  • Changing Recording Settings
  • Deleting Unused Audio Files

Lesson 3: Editing Audio

  • Assigning Mouse Tools
  • Editing Regions in the Workspace
  • Comping Takes
  • Adding Fades and Crossfades
  • Editing Regions in the Audio Track Editor
  • Editing Files in the Audio File Editor
  • Aligning Audio

Lesson 4: Produce a Virtual Drum Track

  • Creating a Drummer Track
  • Arranging the Drum Track
  • Customizing the Drum Kit

Day 2

Lesson 5: Recording MIDI and Using Controllers

  • Using a Patch from the Library
  • Recording MIDI
  • Correcting the Timing of a MIDI Recording
  • Joining Recordings into a MIDI Region
  • Recording MIDI Takes
  • Punching In and Out
  • Creating a Layered Sound Patch
  • Creating a Split Keyboard Patch
  • Mapping Smart Controls to Patch Parameters
  • Controlling Logic from an iPad Using Logic Remote
  • Using Step Input Recording
  • Processing MIDI Notes with MIDI Plug-Ins

Lesson 6: Creating and Editing MIDI

  • Creating MIDI Notes in the Piano Roll Editor
  • Creating MIDI Notes in the Score Editor
  • Importing a MIDI File
  • Editing MIDI Data in the Event List
  • Creating and Editing MIDI Continuous Controller

Lesson 7: Editing Pitch and Time

  • Setting a Project Tempo by Detecting the Tempo of a Recording
  • Using and Creating Apple Loops
  • Creating Tempo Changes and Tempo Curves
  • Adding a Turntable or Tape Slow-Down Effect
  • Making One Track Follow the Groove of Another Track
  • Change the Playback Pitch and Speed with Varispeed
  • Editing the Timing of an Audio Region
  • Tuning Vocal Recordings

Day 3

Lesson 8: Editing an Arrangement

  • Previewing the Song
  • Copying Material to Fill in Parts
  • Rendering Multiple Regions
  • Adding and Deleting Sections
  • Cutting Regions to Remove Silence or Noise

Lesson 9: Mixing

  • Organizing Windows and Tracks
  • Using the Amp Designer
  • Adjusting Levels and Pan
  • Submixing Tracks and Processing the Submix
  • Using an EQ Plug-In
  • Using Delay and Reverberation
  • Using Dynamic Processing Plug-Ins
  • Using a Few Tips and Tricks

Lesson 10: Automating the Mix

  • Creating and Editing Offline Automation
  • Recording Live Automation
  • Using MIDI Controllers
  • Bouncing the Mix