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Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 9 Advanced Music Production

Book Description

If you want to go beyond the basics of creating and producing music with Logic Pro, this Apple-certified guide is for you. Whether you’re a composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, studio programmer, or simply a music-lover who wants to create or produce professional-quality music in your Logic-based studio, you’ll find the self-paced, step-by-step instruction you need to begin creating your audio master works immediately.

As a professional musician, educator, and a former employee of both Emagic and Apple, author David Dvorin knows Logic like no one else. Here, he uses project-based tutorials to guide you through real-world production tasks, revealing Logic’s secrets along the way. In short order you’ll be scoring and composing, creating your own sounds with Logic’s software instruments, and employing advanced mixing, editing, and production techniques. A companion DVD includes the lesson and media files needed to complete the book’s exercises, plus free trial Logic plug-ins from leading manufacturers.

Table of Contents

  1. Apple Pro Training Series
    1. Getting Started
        1. The Methodology
        2. About the Apple Pro Training Series
        3. System Requirements
        4. Copying the Logic Lesson Files
        5. About the Apple Pro Training Series
        6. Apple Pro Certification Program
        7. Resources
        8. Acknowledgments
    2. Setup and Production
      1. 1. Speeding Up Your Workflow
          1. Creating Your Own Template
            1. Creating New Tracks
          2. Customizing the Interface
            1. Creating Screensets
            2. Maximizing Workspace
            3. Locking Screensets
            4. Comparing Unlocked and Locked Screensets
          3. Using Key Commands
            1. Viewing Key Assignments
            2. Assigning Keys to Commands
            3. Using Key-Command-Only Functions
          4. Accessing the Tool Menu
            1. Using the Alternate Tool
            2. Saving the Alternate Tool to Your Screenset
            3. Quickly Accessing the Tool Menu
            4. Working with Hard-Wired Tool Menu Commands
            5. Using Tool Click Zones
            6. Controlling the Tool Menu with a Two-Button Mouse
          5. Saving a Project Template
          6. Opening and Creating Projects Automatically
          7. Backing Up and Transporting Your Setup
            1. Importing Screensets
            2. Accessing Your Settings over a Network
            3. Backing Up Your Settings Using a MobileMe Account
            4. Sharing Settings on a Network
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      2. 2. Working with Time and Pitch
          1. Creating Your Own Apple Loops with the Apple Loops Utility
            1. Tagging Files
            2. Working with Transients
            3. Saving Apple Loops to the Library
          2. Using the Time and Pitch Machine
            1. Using Harmonic Correction with Pitch Transposition
            2. Accessing the Time and Pitch Machine in the Arrange Area
          3. Using Pitch Correction
            1. Automating the Pitch Correction Plug-in
          4. Using Flex Time
            1. Creating Flex Markers in Flex View
            2. Shifting and Stretching Audio Using Marquee Selections
            3. Quantizing Audio with Flex Time
            4. Editing Transient Markers in the Sample Editor
            5. Creating and Using Groove Templates with Flex Time
          5. Using Speed Fades
          6. Making Tempo Adjustments with Varispeed
          7. Working with Rubato Passages
            1. Using the Beat Mapping Track
            2. Beat Mapping a MIDI Region
            3. Checking Your Results in the Piano Roll Editor
            4. Beat Mapping an Audio Region
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
    3. Creating Your Own Sounds with Software Instruments
      1. 3. Synthesis with the ES2 Synthesizer
          1. Understanding the User Interface
          2. Exploring the Oscillator Waveforms
          3. Using Oscillator Modulation to Create Interesting Sounds
            1. Using Frequency Modulation
            2. Using Ring Modulation
            3. Using Oscillator Synchronization
          4. Sculpting Your Sound Using the Filters
          5. Using Modulation
            1. Using the Low-Frequency Oscillators
            2. Using the Envelope Generators
            3. Using the Vector Envelope Generator
          6. Exploring the Output/Processing Section
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      2. 4. Sampling with the EXS24 mkII
          1. Creating Sampler Instruments
          2. Using the EXS24 Instrument Editor
          3. Creating Loop Points
          4. Using the Parameter Window
          5. Creating Multiple Zones from Region Transients
          6. Using Filters and Modulation to Process the Sound
          7. Using Groups
          8. Routing Individual Sounds for Processing
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      3. 5. Sound Design with Sculpture
          1. Understanding the User Interface
          2. Understanding the String
          3. Using Objects in Sculpture
          4. Adjusting the Pickups
          5. Processing the Sound
          6. Using Modulation in Sculpture
          7. Saving and Trying Presets
            1. Some Presets to Try
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      4. 6. Building Drum Sounds with Ultrabeat
          1. Selecting Sounds in the Assignment Section
          2. Exploring the Sound Generators
            1. Creating Kick Drum Sounds
            2. Creating Snare Drum Sounds
            3. Creating Hi-Hat Sounds
            4. Loading Samples
          3. Processing with the Filter and Bitcrusher
          4. Automating Parameters in Step Mode
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
    4. Editing
      1. 7. Working with the Arrangement
          1. Navigating the Arrangement
            1. Playing the Arrangement
            2. Prioritizing Playback
            3. Using Specialized Playback Commands
            4. Isolating Material with Cycle Mode
          2. Using Markers
            1. Creating Markers
            2. Editing Marker Positions
            3. Naming and Coloring Markers
            4. Locating with Markers
            5. Using Marker Lists
          3. Using Global Edits
            1. Creating an Intro
            2. Inserting Space
          4. Working with Folders
            1. Packing Folders
            2. Subdividing Folders for Rearranging the Project
            3. Creating Alternate Arrangements
            4. Editing Folder Regions
            5. Working Inside Folders
            6. Managing Multiple Arrangements
            7. Unpacking Folders
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      2. 8. Advanced Audio Editing
          1. Smoothing Transitions with Crossfades
            1. Working with Crossfades
            2. Applying Crossfades to Multiple Regions
          2. Fixing Clicks in the Sample Editor
          3. Creating New Parts from Existing Ones
            1. Packing a Take Folder
            2. Creating a Comp
          4. Editing with Mixer Groups
            1. Configuring an Edit Group
            2. Activating and Deactivating Groups Using Group Clutch
            3. Understanding Phase-Locked Editing
            4. Quantizing Drums with Phase-Locked Editing
          5. Repairing Drums with Marquee Transient
          6. Editing Drums in Soundtrack Pro
            1. Preparing Files for Use in Soundtrack Pro
            2. Understanding the Soundtrack Pro Interface
            3. Editing in Soundtrack Pro
            4. Using Frequency Spectrum View
            5. Working with Multiple Audio Files
            6. Seeing Soundtrack Pro Edits in Logic
            7. Replacing Drums
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      3. 9. Advanced MIDI Editing
          1. Using Aliases
          2. Working with Region Parameters
            1. Transposing Regions
            2. Modifying Velocities in a MIDI Region
            3. Using Delay to Adjust the Feel
            4. Using Gate Time to Alter Articulation
            5. Correct and Modify Rhythm with Quantize
            6. Arpeggiating Chords with Q-Flam
            7. Using Template Parameters
          3. Selecting MIDI Events for Editing
          4. Using Transform Functions
            1. Working with Transform Sets
            2. Creating New Transform Functions
            3. Applying New Transform Sets
          5. Separating MIDI Events
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
    5. Mixing
      1. 10. Managing the Mix
          1. Importing Channel Strips and Data
          2. Working with the Mixer
            1. Using Arrange View
            2. Using the Channel Strip Filters
            3. Using All View
            4. Using Single View
          3. Creating Production Notes
          4. Panning Stereo Tracks
          5. Switching the Contents of the Plug-in Window
          6. Changing Plug-in Locations
          7. Using a Plug-in’s Extended Parameters
          8. Using Mixer Groups
            1. Assigning Channels to Groups
            2. Temporarily Disabling a Group
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      2. 11. Controlling Signal Flow
          1. Using Aux Channels as Submixes
          2. Applying Send Effects to Submixes
          3. Using Side Chain Effects
          4. Positioning Sends Pre or Post Channel Strip Controls
            1. Creating Parallel Compression Using Post-Pan Sends
            2. Creating a Headphone Mix Using Pre-Fader Sends
          5. Incorporating External Effects Processors
          6. Bouncing in Place
            1. Rendering Software Instrument Tracks as Audio
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      3. 12. Controlling the Mix
          1. Automating an Aux Channel
            1. Adding Channels to the Track List for Automation
            2. Snapping Automation Data to the Timeline
          2. Copying Automation Data Between Tracks
          3. Scaling Automated Values
          4. Applying Automation to Multiple Tracks at Once
          5. Using Control Surfaces
            1. Assigning Transport Controls
            2. Controlling Plug-in Parameters
            3. Using Expert View
            4. Assigning Channel Controls
            5. Mapping the Same Controls to Multiple Parameters
              1. Creating Zones and Modes
              2. Assigning a Button to Switch Modes
            6. Changing Fader Banks
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
    6. Advanced Topics
      1. 13. Working with Surround
          1. Configuring Logic for Surround
            1. Assigning Audio Interface Outputs
            2. Setting the Project Surround Format
          2. Mixing in Surround
            1. Using the Surround Panner
            2. Adjusting Center and LFE Levels
            3. Balancing Stereo to Surround Signals
          3. Using Surround Effects
            1. Using Multi-channel Effects
            2. Using Multi-mono Insert Effects
          4. Checking the Surround Mix
          5. Down Mixing
          6. Encoding Surround Projects
            1. Creating DVD-Audio Discs
            2. Encoding Dolby Digital Files (AC3) Using Compressor
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      2. 14. MIDI Processing in the Environment
          1. Navigating Within the Environment
          2. Creating Environment Objects
            1. Using Monitor Objects
            2. Using Arpeggiator Objects
            3. Using Chord Memorizer Objects
            4. Using Delay Line Objects
          3. Creating Signal Chains
            1. Using Transformer Objects
            2. Using Cable Switcher Objects
          4. Using Touch Tracks Objects
            1. Using Apple Loops with Touch Tracks
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      3. 15. Working with Notation
          1. Creating Notation
          2. Entering Notes Using Graphic Input
            1. Dragging Notes into the Score
            2. Adjusting Note Length
          3. Entering Notes Using Step Input
          4. Working with Guitar Notation
            1. Creating a Polyphonic Staff Style
          5. Working with Text
            1. Using Text Styles
          6. Creating Chord Charts
            1. Creating Chord Grids
          7. Transcribing a Performance
            1. Preparing MIDI Regions for Notation
            2. Viewing the Data Accurately
          8. Working with Drum Notation
            1. Consolidating the Tracks
            2. Creating a Mapped Instrument
          9. Creating Scores and Parts
            1. Creating a Score Set
            2. Creating Parts for Printing
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      4. 16. Working with Picture
          1. Setting Up Synchronization
            1. Opening the Movie
            2. Working with SMPTE Time Code
            3. Configuring Audio
            4. Navigating with Video
          2. Using Markers to Spot the Movie
            1. Detecting Cuts
          3. Importing Media
            1. Importing XML from Final Cut Pro
            2. Importing Broadcast WAVE Files
            3. Locking SMPTE Position
            4. Importing Audio from the Movie
          4. Positioning Events on the Timeline
            1. Positioning an Event by Spotting the Video
            2. Using Pickup Clock
          5. Delivering the Soundtrack
            1. Exporting Audio to Movie
            2. Creating Stems for Dubbing
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
      5. 17. Moving Projects Between Logic and Pro Tools
          1. Exporting a Project
            1. Exporting Tracks as Audio Files
            2. Exporting a Tempo-Marker Map
          2. Importing Projects into Pro Tools
            1. Setting Up the Session
            2. Importing the Audio Files
            3. Importing the Tempo-Marker Map
            4. Recording New Tracks
            5. Consolidating Tracks
            6. Exporting Audio Files
          3. Importing Audio Files into Logic
          1. Lesson Review
            1. Answers
    7. The Apple Pro Training Series
        1. The Apple Training Series