Going Pro with Logic Pro 8 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Logic Pro is arguably the number one digital audio workstation among professional musicians and composers, at home in both professional and project studios worldwide. Going Pro with Logic Pro 8 is an expertlevel book that addresses the needs of the professional Logic user. The book picks up where the manual leaves off, guiding you from customizing setups of Logic Pro 8 for workflow enhancement, through the recording and editing processes, to preparing final delivery media, dropping power-user tips and tricks ...
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Overview

Logic Pro is arguably the number one digital audio workstation among professional musicians and composers, at home in both professional and project studios worldwide. Going Pro with Logic Pro 8 is an expertlevel book that addresses the needs of the professional Logic user. The book picks up where the manual leaves off, guiding you from customizing setups of Logic Pro 8 for workflow enhancement, through the recording and editing processes, to preparing final delivery media, dropping power-user tips and tricks throughout the process. Topics covered include building custom mixers; designing templates; organizing your sound palette; dealing with third-party software, applications, and hardware, such as UAD cards and the Akai MPC3000; mixing tips; mastering tips; and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598639124
  • Publisher: Course Technology PTR
  • Publication date: 1/11/2008
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Jay Asher

Jay Asher is a composer, songwriter, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, pianist/synthesist, and entertainer who has been based in Los Angeles since 1972. He is best known for scoring the TV series "Zorro" and writing songs recorded by Julia Iglesias, Whitney Houston, and Donna Summer.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Make It Work: Techniques for Customizing Your Logic Pro 8 Setup for Greater Efficiency 1

Tutorial 1 Converting a Logic Pro 7 Template into a Logic Pro 8 Template without Headaches 2

Editing and Resaving a Logic Pro Template for Use in Logic Pro 8 2

Opening the Template in Logic Pro 8 and Finishing It 5

Tutorial 2 Using Software Instruments That Are Both Multi-Timbral and Multi-Output 8

Creating a Multi-Timbral, Multi-Output Stylus RMX and Assigning Sounds to MIDI Channels 8

Creating Auxes for the Multi-Output Software Instrument and Assigning the Outputs in the Software Instrument 10

Tutorial 3 Converting Multi-Output Software Instruments to Audio Files 14

Creating Audio Tracks, Assigning Their Inputs, and Assigning the Outputs of the Auxes 16

Tutorial 4 Customizing an Environment Layer for a "Live" Mixer 19

Input Channel Strips 19

Creating Input Channel Strips 19

Tutorial 5 Creating an EXS24 Instrument Loader Project 24

Preparing an EXS24 to Change Instruments by Playing a Note 24

Creating a MIDI Region for Cycling and Automatically Loading New EXS24 Instruments 26

Tutorial 6 Creating an Orchestral Template in Logic Pro 8 with Third-Party Libraries for the EXS24 28

Creating the EXS24 Software Instruments 28

Some Considerations 32

Tutorial 7 Customizing Environment Layers for Mixing in Your Orchestral Template in Logic 8 33

Creating the Environment Layers 33

Moving the Software Instrument Channel Strips to the Desired Environment Layers 34

Tutorial 8 Modifying Your Orchestral Template for Score Printout in Logic 8 39

Assigning Default Score Styles for Regions 39

Considerations 41

Chapter 2 Becoming a Logic Pro8 Stud: Techniques for Composing and Editing with Logic Pro 8 47

Tutorial 9 Advanced Quantize Techniques for Natural-Sounding MIDI Parts in Logic Pro 8 48

Hard Quantizing with the Region Parameters Box 48

Using the Extended Region Parameters for More Musical Quantization 48

Tutorial 10 Placing Regions Efficiently in Logic Pro 8 55

Using the Key Commands for Go to Position and Pickup Clock to Place Regions 55

Using the Event Float to Place Regions 55

Using the Event List to Place Regions 56

Tutorial 11 Using Groove Templates for an MPC3000-Like Feel 60

Adding the MPC3000 Quantize Choices to Your Logic Template 61

Working with the MPC-3000 Quantize Choices 63

Tutorial 12 Using Logic Pro 8's Arpeggiator 67

Creating the Arpeggiator in the Environment to Work with a Software Instrument 67

Setting the Arpeggiator's Parameters 68

Using Multiple Arpeggiators with a Software Instrument 70

Tutorial 13 Recording Two Different Software Instruments Discretely from Two MIDI Controllers with Logic Pro 8 73

Setting Up Logic Pro 8 and Your MIDI Controllers 73

Recording the Two Software Instruments Discretely from the Two Controllers 76

Important Things to Remember 77

Tutorial 14 Side Chaining in Logic Pro 8 79

Adding Vocoder FX to a Vocal with the Evoc 20 Polysynth and Side Chaining 79

Side Chaining Compressors 82

Tutorial 15 Creating a Tempo Map from an Audio File without Strong Transients 85

Considerations before You Begin 85

Creating a MIDI Region to Beat Map To 87

An Optional Test for Fine Tuning 89

Tutorial 16 Bringing Audio Files into a Logic Pro 8 Project and Having Them Chase Tempo 91

Re-recording an Audio File in a Logic Project 91

Creating a Tempo Ramp for the Audio File to Chase 92

Tutorial 17 Using Soundtrack Pro 2 as an External Sample Editor to Render Effects to an Audio Region in Logic Pro 8 96

Setting Up Logic Pro to Use Soundtrack Pro 2 as an External Sample Editor 96

Sending an Audio Region from Logic Pro to Soundtrack Pro 2 to Add Effects 97

Adding an Effect to a Region in Soundtrack Pro 2 and Replacing the Original Region with It in Logic Pro 8 98

Tutorial 18 Plotting Hits in Logic Pro 8 100

Converting Scene Markers to Standard Markers and Moving Them a Few Frames 100

Jay's Fly-by-the-Seat-of-Your-Pants Method for Plotting Hits 102

Considerations 108

Chapter 3 Getting in Touch with Your Inner Geek: Techniques for Recording and Mixing with Logic Pro 8 109

Tutorial 19 Wise Gain Structure Techniques for Mixing In The Box within Logic Pro 8 110

Pre-Fader Metering 110

Controlling the Level Being Sent to the Channel 113

Tutorial 20 Old-School Punch-In Audio Recording with Logic Pro 8 115

Setting Up Logic Pro 8 for Punching In and Out on a Track without Stopping, Tape-Recorder Style 115

Tape Recorder-Style Recording 117

Newer-School Punch-In Recording 119

Tutorial 21 Creating a Customized Click Track 122

Setting Up Logic Pro 8 for Creating a Customized Click Track and Exporting It as Audio 122

Creating a MIDI Region for the Click and Exporting It as Audio 124

Tutorial 22 Using Parallel Compression in Logic Pro 8 126

Setting Up for Parallel Compression 126

An Even Easier Method 127

Tutorial 23 Drum Enhancement/Replacement with Logic Pro 8 130

Audio to Score 130

Using ApTrigga2 for Drum Replacement/Enhancement 135

Tutorial 24 Bouncing, Freezing, Exporting, and Recording to Audio Tracks: When, Why, and How 139

Freeze Tracks 139

Export 141

Routing Auxes to Audio Tracks for Recording 144

Tutorial 25 Using UAD Cards with Logic Pro 8 146

Using UAD Plug-Ins on Auxes and Outputs 147

Chapter 4 Logic Pro 8 and the Outside World: Techniques for Integrating Third-Party Software and Hardware with Logic Pro 8 153

Tutorial 26 Using Kontakt as a Standalone with Logic Pro 8 154

Downloading and Installing Soundflower 154

Creating an Aggregate Device in Audio MIDI Setup 154

Setting Up Kontakt 3 as a Standalone 155

Setting Up Logic Pro 8 156

Tutorial 27 Using Stormdrum 2 as a Standalone with Logic Pro 8 160

Setting Up Stormdrum 2 as a Standalone 160

Setting Up Logic Pro 8 161

Tutorial 28 Using Reason 4 via ReWire with Logic Pro 8 165

Setting Up Logic Pro to Communicate with Reason 165

Adding a Second Reason Instrument and Routing It into Logic Pro Discretely 166

Tutorial 29 Using ReCycle 2 with Logic Pro 8 and the EXS24 170

Creating a REX 2 File in ReCycle 2 170

Bringing a REX 2 Loop onto an Audio Track in the Arrange Area 172

Bringing a REX 2 Loop into the EXS24 174

Tutorial 30 Using Logic Pro 8 as a Software Instrument Rack for an Akai MPC3000 176

Setting Up the Environment for an MPC3000 Template 176

Troubleshooting 179

Tutorial 31 Creating and Placing 2 Pops in Logic Pro 8 Projects for Audio File Alignment in a Pro Tools Session 181

Recording and Placing the 2 Pop 181

Placing the Audio Files in a Pro Tools Session (for Delivery to Post-Production) 184

Tutorial 32 Logic Pro 8 as a Front End for a TDM (HD) Rig 187

Using Both Logic Pro 8's Native Direct TDM Audio Driver and Digidesign's DAE Audio Driver 187

Creating a Logic Pro 8 Template with Both Direct TDM and DAE Audio Drivers Instantiated 187

Index 193

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