You are previewing Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9.
O'Reilly logo
Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9

Book Description

Completely revised and updated for Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9, this Apple-certified guide shows you how to record, produce, and polish music files with Apple’s professional audio software. Veteran music producer David Nahmani’s step-by-step, instructions teach you everything from basic music creation to advanced production techniques using Logic’s software synthesizers, samplers, and digital signal processors. Using the book’s DVD files and either Logic Pro 9 or Logic Express 9, you’ll begin making music in the first lesson. Whether you’re looking to use your computer as a digital recording studio, create musical compositions, or transfer that song in your head into music you can share, this comprehensive book/DVD combo will show you how.

  •  DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files

  •  Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects

  •  Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side

  •  Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast

  •  Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time

  •  Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certifi ed Pro Exam




  • Table of Contents

    1. Apple Pro Training Series
      1. Acknowledgments
      2. Getting Started
          1. The Methodology
            1. Course Structure
            2. Building a Song: Lessons 1–7
            3. Arranging and Mixing: Lessons 8–11
          2. Using the DVD Book Files
            1. Installing Logic
            2. Using Default Preferences and the U.S. Key Command Preset
            3. Screen Resolution
            4. Installing the Logic Lesson Files
            5. Instructions for Logic Express Users
          3. System Requirements
          4. About the Apple Pro Training Series
          5. Apple Pro Certification Program
          1. Resources
      3. Building a Song
        1. 1. Make Music with Logic Now!
            1. Opening Logic
            2. Exploring the Interface
            3. Starting a Project with Apple Loops
              1. Browsing and Previewing Loops
            4. Navigating the Project
              1. Using Transport Buttons and Key Commands
              2. Navigation Key Commands
              3. Continuously Repeating a Section
            5. Building an Arrangement
              1. Saving Your Work and Undoing Actions
              2. Looping and Positioning Regions
              3. Copying and Resizing Regions
              4. Adjusting Loop Repetitions
              5. Arranging a Middle Section
              6. Ending the Song
            6. Mixing the Song
              1. Preparing for Mixing
              2. Adjusting Levels
              3. Using Processing Plug-Ins
              4. Panning Instruments and Copying Plug-Ins
            7. Exporting the Mix
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        2. 2. Recording Audio
            1. Setting Up Digital Audio Recording
              1. Setting the Sample Rate
              2. Setting the Bit Depth
            2. Recording a Single Track
              1. Preparing a Track for Recording
              2. Adjusting the Recording Level
              3. Recording Audio
              4. Using the Audio Bin
            3. Recording Additional Takes
              1. Recording Takes in Cycle Mode
            4. Recording Multiple Tracks
              1. Recording Additional Takes on Multiple Tracks
            5. Punching In and Out
              1. Punching on the Fly
              2. Using Automatic Punching
            6. Changing Recording and Metronome Settings
              1. Setting the I/O Buffer Size
              2. Setting the Recording File Type
              3. Setting the Count-In
              4. Setting the Metronome
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        3. 3. Editing Audio
            1. Comping Takes
              1. Previewing the Takes
              2. Comping the Takes
            2. Assigning Mouse Tools
            3. Editing Audio Regions in the Arrange Area
              1. Adding Fades
              2. Cutting and Copying Regions
            4. Deleting Unused Audio Files
            5. Quantizing an Audio Drum Recording
              1. Previewing and Importing Audio Files
              2. Quantizing an Audio Region
            6. Manipulating the Waveform with the Flex Tool
            7. Editing Audio Destructively in the Sample Editor
              1. Saving a Selection as a New Audio File
              2. Reversing a Sample
              3. Positioning an Audio Region in the Arrange Area
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        4. 4. Recording MIDI
            1. Recording MIDI
            2. Quantizing MIDI Recordings
              1. Quantizing MIDI Regions
              2. Setting a Default Quantization Grid
            3. Merging Recordings into a MIDI Region
              1. Recording into a Selected MIDI Region
              2. Merging Recordings in Cycle Mode
            4. Recording MIDI Takes
            5. Using Punch Recording
            6. Using Step Input Recording
            7. Filtering Incoming MIDI Events
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        5. 5. Programming and Editing MIDI
            1. Programming in the Piano Roll Editor
              1. Creating Notes with the Pencil Tool
              2. Copying and Deleting Notes Using the Pencil Tool
              3. Editing Note Velocity
            2. Editing a MIDI Recording
              1. Importing a MIDI File
              2. Editing a Recorded MIDI Sequence
            3. Using the Score Editor
              1. Using the Link Modes
              2. Creating a Horn Line in the Score Editor
            4. Editing Notes with a MIDI Keyboard
            5. Editing Note Velocity Using Hyper Draw
            6. Editing MIDI Continuous Controller Events
              1. Automating Pitch Bend Using Hyper Draw
              2. Automating Volume Using Hyper Draw
              3. Automating Pan in the Hyper Editor
            7. Editing in the Event List
              1. Cleaning Up a MIDI Region
              2. Quantizing Note Lengths
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        6. 6. Programming Drums
            1. Programming a Drum Pattern in Ultrabeat
              1. Choosing a Drum Kit and Previewing Drum Sounds
              2. Using the Step Sequencer
              3. Programming a Pattern
              4. Editing Velocities and Accents
            2. Changing the Groove in the MIDI Editors
              1. Dragging the Pattern to the Arrange Area
              2. Applying a Laid-Back Feel to the Snare
              3. Comparing the Quantized and Laid-Back Patterns
            3. Creating a Snare Roll Using the Hyper Editor
              1. Creating a Custom Hyper Set
              2. Drawing a Snare Roll
            4. Converting a MIDI Sequence into an Audio Region
              1. Bouncing a Region in Place
            5. Converting an Audio Region into a Sampler Instrument Track
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        7. 7. Manipulating Tempo and Time Stretching
            1. Matching the Project Tempo to an Audio Region’s Tempo
              1. Detecting an Audio File’s Tempo
              2. Cutting a Loop
            2. Working with Apple Loops
              1. Using the Loop Browser
              2. Setting a Project’s Key Signature
            3. Inserting Tempo Changes and Curves
            4. Creating Apple Loops
            5. Change the Playback Pitch and Speed with Varispeed
            6. Time Stretching and Tempo Matching with Flex Time Editing
              1. Time Stretching with the Flex Tool
              2. Make an Audio File Match the Project Tempo
            7. Creating a Turntable or Tape Slowdown Effect
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
      4. Arranging and Mixing
        1. 8. Arranging and Preparing for the Mix
            1. Previewing the Song
            2. Using Existing Material to Fill In Parts
              1. Filling In the Bass Track
              2. Experimenting with the Order of Regions
              3. Packing Regions into Folders
              4. Slicing and Doubling a Percussion Part
              5. Humanizing a Percussion Part
            3. Adding and Deleting Sections
              1. Adding an Introduction
              2. Cutting a Section
            4. Muting Elements
              1. Muting Sections of an Instrument
            5. Cleaning Up Noisy Recordings
              1. Removing Snare Leakage from the Kick Track
              2. Reducing a Wah Noise from the Guitar Track
              3. Reducing Noise Destructively Using Soundtrack Pro
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        2. 9. Mixing
            1. Previewing the Final Mix
            2. Using the Amp Designer
              1. Choosing an Amp Model
              2. Customizing an Amp Model
            3. Using the Pedalboard
            4. Adjusting Levels
              1. Adjusting the Levels of the Drum Tracks
              2. Grouping Tracks
            5. Choosing Pan Positions
            6. Choosing EQ Settings
            7. Using Delay and Reverberation
              1. Adding Delay to the Vocals
              2. Adding Reverb Using Aux Sends
            8. Using Dynamic Processing Plug-ins
              1. Using the Compressor
              2. Using a Compressor and a Limiter on the Master Channel Strip
            9. A Few Tips and Tricks
              1. Take a Break
              2. Listen to Your Mix Outside the Studio
              3. Compare Your Mix with Commercial Mixes
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        3. 10. Automating the Mix and Using Control Surfaces
            1. Creating and Editing Offline Automation
              1. Creating Automation to Adjust the Volume of a Section
              2. Creating a Decrescendo with Volume Automation
              3. Creating Pan Automation
            2. Recording Live Automation
              1. Recording Automation in Touch Mode
              2. Recording Automation in Latch Mode
              3. Recording Plug-in Bypass Automation
            3. Using Control Surfaces
              1. Using Automation Quick Access
            4. Exporting the Mix
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        4. 11. Troubleshooting and Optimization
            1. Making Backups
              1. Saving a Project and Making Automatic Backups
              2. Backing Up Project Files
              3. Rebuilding a Project File
              4. Backing Up Project Folders to External Devices
            2. Solving Audio and MIDI Routing Problems
              1. Restoring Your Audio Output
              2. Bypassing Your Audio Interface
              3. Checking Audio Input
              4. Getting MIDI Out
              5. Getting MIDI In
            3. Optimizing Hardware Performance
              1. Optimizing CPU Resources
            4. Addressing Unexpected Behaviors
              1. First Steps
              2. Initializing Preferences
              3. Restoring Preferences
              4. Project File Corruption
              5. Monitoring Problems
              6. Disabling Audio Drivers at Startup
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
      5. A. Using External MIDI Devices
          1. Configuring MIDI Hardware
            1. Routing External MIDI Tracks
            2. Choosing a Program Remotely
      6. B. Keyboard Shortcuts (U.S. Preset)
          1. Transport Controls
          2. Zooming
          3. Tools
          4. Channel Strip, Track, and Region Operations
          5. Views
          6. Automation
          7. Finder
      7. Glossary
      8. The Apple Pro Training Series
          1. The Apple Training Series