Logic 101 - Introduction to Logic Pro X

Logic 101 - Introduction to Logic Pro X Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

This 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.

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Intended Audience for this Logic 101 - Introduction to Logic Pro X Course

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

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Course Prerequisites for Logic 101 - Introduction to Logic Pro X

  • » Basic knowledge of Mac OS X
  • » Basic knowledge of audio terminology

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Logic 101 - Introduction to Logic Pro X Course Objectives

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

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Logic 101 - Introduction to Logic Pro X Course Outline

      1. Make Music with Logic Now!
        1. Creating a Logic Pro X Project
        2. Exploring the Interface
        3. Navigating the Project
        4. Build Up the Arrangement
        5. Mixing the Song
        6. Mixing Down to a Stereo File
      2. Recording Audio
        1. Setting up Digital Audio Recording
        2. Recording a Single Track
        3. Recording Additional Takes
        4. Punching In and Out
        5. Changing Recording Settings
        6. Deleting Unused Audio Files
      3. Editing Audio
        1. Assigning Mouse Tools
        2. Editing Regions in the Workspace
        3. Comping Takes
        4. Adding Fades and Crossfades
        5. Editing Regions in the Audio Track Editor
        6. Editing Files in the Audio File Editor
        7. Aligning Audio
      4. Produce a Virtual Drum Track
        1. Creating a Drummer Track
        2. Arranging the Drum Track
        3. Customizing the Drum Kit
      5. Recording MIDI and Using Controllers
        1. Using a Patch from the Library
        2. Recording MIDI
        3. Correcting the Timing of a MIDI Recording
        4. Joining Recordings into a MIDI Region
        5. Recording MIDI Takes
        6. Punching In and Out
        7. Creating a Layered Sound Patch
        8. Creating a Split Keyboard Patch
        9. Mapping Smart Controls to Patch Parameters
        10. Controlling Logic from an iPad Using Logic Remote
        11. Using Step Input Recording
        12. Processing MIDI Notes with MIDI Plug-Ins
      6. Creating and Editing MIDI
        1. Creating MIDI Notes in the Piano Roll Editor
        2. Creating MIDI Notes in the Score Editor
        3. Importing a MIDI File
        4. Editing MIDI Data in the Event List
        5. Creating and Editing MIDI Continuous Controller
      7. Editing Pitch and Time
        1. Setting a Project Tempo by Detecting the Tempo of a Recording
        2. Using and Creating Apple Loops
        3. Creating Tempo Changes and Tempo Curves
        4. Adding a Turntable or Tape Slow-Down Effect
        5. Making One Track Follow the Groove of Another Track
        6. Change the Playback Pitch and Speed with Varispeed
        7. Editing the Timing of an Audio Region
        8. Tuning Vocal Recordings
      8. Editing an Arrangement
        1. Previewing the Song
        2. Copying Material to Fill in Parts
        3. Rendering Multiple Regions
        4. Adding and Deleting Sections
        5. Cutting Regions to Remove Silence or Noise
      9. Mixing
        1. Organizing Windows and Tracks
        2. Using the Amp Designer
        3. Adjusting Levels and Pan
        4. Submixing Tracks and Processing the Submix
        5. Using an EQ Plug-In
        6. Using Delay and Reverberation
        7. Using Dynamic Processing Plug-Ins
        8. Using a Few Tips and Tricks
      10. Automating the Mix
        1. Creating and Editing Offline Automation
        2. Recording Live Automation
        3. Using MIDI Controllers
        4. Bouncing the Mix

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.


Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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