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Logic 301 - Advanced Techniques in Logic Pro

3 days

Course Description

This three-day course takes you through Logic's powerful advanced features, covering everything from production, editing, and mixing, to notation and scoring to picture. Throughout the class professional secrets are revealed regarding how to streamline production workflow, accelerate editing tasks, effectively manage takes, and construct a mix that will meet the most exacting standards. You'll discover powerful techniques for multi-track recording and explore the limitless potential of Logic's audio instruments, including the revolutionary Sculpture.

Who Should Attend?

This class is designed for those who want to learn music production and composition using Logic Pro or Logic Express. The course is best suited for those who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction to explore the full functionality of Logic Pro.

What You Will Learn

  • Working with Synthesizers, Ultrabeat, Sampler, Alchemy, and Notation
  • Working with Picture, Metering and the Mixing Environment
  • Control Surfaces.

Prerequisites

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

  • Basic knowledge of Mac OS X
  • Logic 10.5, with all available sounds installed
  • A 25 key minimum, velocity-sensitive keyboard, with Modulation, such as the Korg nanoKEY2

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.

Synthesizers

Lesson 1: Logic Synthesizers Basic E Series

  • ES M - A single oscillator, monophonic synth.
  • ES E - ES E is for synth pads (the “E” stands for Ensemble).
  • ES P - ES P is a mono timbral, 8 voice synth.
  • EFM1 - EFM1 features two-operator FM synthesis, containing a sine-wave carrier, and a multi waveform modulator

Lesson 2: Logic Full-Features Synthesizers

Retro Synth - A powerful set of vintage synths — all with intuitive controls — make it easy to recreate your favorite electronic sounds from the ’70s and ’80s.

ES1 - The ES1 contains two Oscillators, Lowpass Filter with controls for Cutoff, Resonance, and Slope, and full ADSR for Volume and Filter, with Velocity control of all relevant parameters.

ES2 - A versatile synthesizer that delivers sounds ranging from classic analog to modern digital, including FM.

Sculpture - Sculpture is a unique physical modeling instrument that produces tones no other synthesizer can.

Lesson 3: Ultrabeat - Combination of a classical drum machine with some really interesting add-ons.

Lesson 4: Sampler - A powerful replacement for the EXS 24 featuring a new user interface, increased functionality, and ease of use.

Lesson 5: Alchemy - The ultimate sample-manipulation synthesizer, is the most powerful instrument in Logic Pro X. It comes with an enormous library of over 3000 sounds and a keyword browser to quickly zero in on what you’re looking for.

  • Views, Sources, Oscillators, Source Filters, Voice Filters, and Master Controls
  • Modulations, AHDSR, LFO, Sequencer, FX, MSeg Envelope, ModMap
  • Morph Modulation, Xfade XY, Xfade Linear, Assigning Perform Controls
  • Making Sequence Drum Grooves
  • Importing samples, Automap samples, Looping, Velocity layering
  • Granular Synth
  • Spectral Resynthesis
  • Spectral Resynthesis with images
  • Morph XY and Morph Linear

Lesson 6: Notation

  • Single part
  • Lead sheet with lyrics
  • Small Arrangement from Piano to Full Orchestra

Lesson 7: Picture - Music & Sound Design

Lesson 8: Metering and the Mixing Environment

  • Signal Flow and best practices
  • Parallel compression
  • Peak, RMS, and LUFS
  • Room/Monitor considerations

Lesson 9: Odds and Ends

  • Beat Detection
  • Freeze tracks
  • Hide tracks
  • Moving project between Logic and Pro Tools

Lesson 10: Control Surfaces