Logic Pro X For Dummies

Logic Pro X For Dummies

by Graham English


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Logic Pro X For Dummies by Graham English

Spend less time learning and more time recording

Logic Pro X offers Mac users the tools and power they need to create recordings ready to share with the world. This book provides the know-how for navigating the interface, tweaking the settings, picking the sounds, and all the other tech tasks that get in the way of capturing the perfect take.

Written by a Logic Pro X trainer who’s used the software to further his own music career, Logic Pro X For Dummies cuts back on the time needed to learn the software and allows for more time making amazing recordings.

  • Record live sound sources or built-in virtual instruments
  • Arrange your tracks to edit, mix, and master
  • Discover tips to speed the process and record on an iPad
  • Make sense of the latest software updates

A favorite among Logic Pro X beginners, this book is updated to reflect the ongoing changes added to enhance Logic Pro X’s recording power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119506201
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/05/2018
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 504,473
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Graham English is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, jazz-trained keyboard player, and audio expert. When he's not sharing the stage with rock and jazz greats, he trains and coaches creative professionals at Logic Studio Training and creates online training materials for aspiring songwriters at speedsongwriting.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Leaping into Logic Pro X 5

Chapter 1: Getting Logic Pro Up and Sprinting 7

Chapter 2: Examining Logic Pro Projects 19

Chapter 3: Exploring the Main Window and Tracks Area 33

Chapter 4: Embracing Tracks and Regions 61

Part II: Digital Recording and Using PrerecordedMedia 77

Chapter 5: Introduction to Digital Audio and MIDI 79

Chapter 6: Recording Audio 93

Chapter 7: Recording MIDI 107

Chapter 8: Adding Media to Your Project 119

Part III: Making Music with VirtualInstruments 131

Chapter 9: Making Beats with Drummer and Ultrabeat 133

Chapter 10: Playing Virtual Vintage Instruments 153

Chapter 11: Sound Design with Synths and Samplers 173

Chapter 12: Conducting a Virtual Orchestra 193

Part IV: Arranging and Editing Your Project 203

Chapter 13: Arranging Your Music 205

Chapter 14: Editing Audio Tracks 233

Chapter 15: Editing MIDI Tracks 251

Part V: Mixing, Mastering, and Sharing YourMusic 271

Chapter 16: Mixing Your Project 273

Chapter 17: Automating Your Mix 311

Chapter 18: Mastering Your Final Track 317

Chapter 19: Bouncing and Sharing Your Music 325

Part VI: The Part of Tens 333

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Use an iPad with Logic Pro X 335

Chapter 21: Ten Tips to Speed Your Workflow 345

Index 351

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