Apple Logic Pro 8: Essentials Training

Apple Logic Pro 8: Essentials Training


Total Run Time: 12.5 hrs

With this latest release, Apple has made some dramatic changes to Logic, their flagship audio editing and music production application. In addition to a comprehensive suite of professional tools that provides musicians with everything they need to create in the studio, on the stage, and for the screen, Logic Pro 8, features an intuitive new streamlined interface that makes it easier to write, record, edit, and mix music – all with the sound quality and rock-solid timing you have come to expect from Logic.

Topics Include:

  • QuickSTART Overview
  • New User Interface
  • Personalizing Logic
  • Professional Templates for Common Projects
  • Multi-take Recording
  • Audio Effects
  • Revolutionary Quick Swipe Comping
  • Using Apple Loops
  • Importing/Exporting Files
  • Surround Sound, Loops & Library
  • Video Projects & Settings
  • MIDI and Logic

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Join Patrick Copeland, veteran audio engineer, as he gives you a comprehensive look at each aspect of Apple Logic Pro 8. The QuickStart Overview gives you the needed edge to be up and running quickly. With its acclaimed power and flexibility for writing, recording, and producing music, it is easy to see why many audio professionals make Logic their weapon of choice in the studio.

Course outline

Chapter 1: Quickstart (46 min)

  1. Part 1 – Create a New Project, Different Track Types, Preferences
  2. Part 2 – The Arrange Window
  3. Part 3 – Adding Audio and MIDI Loops
  4. Part 4 – Transposing and Adding Virtual Instruments
  5. Part 5 – Using Locators and Automation
  6. Part 6 – Mixing and Exporting
Chapter 2: Installation and Hardware Setup (12 min)

  1. What’s In The Box and Installing the Software
  2. Audio/MIDI Setup and Hard Disk Utilities
Chapter 3: Personalizing Logic (38 min)

  1. Logic Global Preferences, Project Handling, Editing, Cycle, Catch, Caps Lock Key
  2. Logic Audio Preferences, Devices, General, Sample Editor, Surround, MP3, Reset Nodes, Logic Preferences, MIDI, Display, Score, V
  3. Logic Project Settings, Synchronization, Metronome, Recording, Tuning, Audio, MIDI, Score, Video, Assets
  4. Key Commands, Presets, Import-Export, Creating A List, Customizing
Chapter 4: The Arrange Window (149 min)

  1. Tool Bar, Tool Menu
  2. Local Menu Part 1, Snap-Drag
  3. Local Menu Part 2, Edit, Track, MIDI, Region, Audio, View, Hide-Show, Link
  4. The Arrange Area Part 1, The Track List, Adding New Tracks, Using The Library
  5. The Arrange Area Part 2, Mixer, Sample Editor, Piano Roll, Score, Hyper Editor, Zoom Control, Marquee Selection, Locators
  6. The Arrange Window Inspector Part 1, Parameter Box, Region Parameters
  7. The Arrange Window Inspector Part 2, The Channel Strip, Track Parameters
  8. The Arrange Window Transport, Playback Controls, Playback Positioning, Locator Points, Tempo Setting, Project Length, Time Signa
Chapter 5: The Top Menu (34 min)

  1. File, New, Open, Close-Close Project, Saving Options, Project Settings
  2. Options, Audio, Step Input Keyboard, Event Float, Project Information, Send to MIDI
  3. Screensets, Creating, Duplicate, Rename, Delete, Lock, Revert to Saved
  4. Help, PDF Manuals, Logic Pro Support, On-Line Forums
Chapter 6: The Lists Area (50 min)

  1. Logic Lists Overview, Event List, Marker List, Tempo List, Signature List
  2. The Event List, Buttons, Edit, Function, View, Filter-Create Buttons, Quantize, Tools
  3. The Marker List, Link Button, Creating, Editing Fonts, Marker Global Track, Tools
  4. The Tempo List, Create, Frame Rate, Tools, Operations, Curves, Alternatives, Tempo Global Track
  5. The Signature List, Edit, Options, Create Time Signature, Create Key Signature, Curves, Linking Windows
Chapter 7: The Media Area (42 min)

  1. The Audio Bin, Audio File Menu, Edit, View, File List, File Type Icons, Playback, Cycle and Volume
  2. The Loop Browser, View, Signature, Display Buttons, Scale Selector, Browse-Search Filter, Loop List, Song Key
  3. The Presets Library, Logic Effects Presets, Logic Instruments Presets, Sharing Libraries
  4. The Media Browser, Location Buttons, Display Buttons, Search Field, Action Menu
Chapter 8: Using Apple Loops (30 min)

  1. Audio Loops, MIDI Loops, Drag and Drop and Follow Tempo Checkbox
  2. Create Your Own Apple Loops, Metadata, Transient Markers, Save As….
Chapter 9: Getting Audio Into the Arrange Window (49 min)

  1. Drag and Drop, Audio Bin, Sample Rate Conversion
  2. Region Management, Graphic View, Color Palette
  3. Record Set-Up, Live Recording, Replace Mode
  4. Cycle Record, Editing Take Folders, Comp Regions
Chapter 10: Editing Audio Tracks (40 min)

  1. Region Folders, Mono to Stereo Bounce, Hiding Tracks, Strip Silence
  2. The Sample Editor, Anchor Point, Region Timing and Delay
  3. The Sample Editor, Audio File Processing
Chapter 11: Editing MIDI Tracks (46 min)

  1. Piano Roll Editing, MIDI Functions Menu, Piano Roll Local Menu
  2. Score Editor Overview, Drag and Drop Options
  3. MIDI Controls, GM Drum Kit, MIDI Step Entry
Chapter 12: Using Channel Strips and the Mixer (43 min)

  1. Audio Mixer, Environment Mixer, Creating Channels, Managing Busses
  2. Effect Pre-Sets, Copying Plug-Ins, Pre-Sets Library
  3. Imaging Your Mix, Bussing Options, Auxiliary Channels
  4. Group Setting, Group Clutch, Mastering Effects
Chapter 13: Track Automation (31 min)

  1. Automation Mode, Settings, Effect Automation, Automation Menu
  2. Automation Groups, Insert Bypassing, Output Automation, Convert MIDI to Automation, Quick Access
Chapter 14: Global Tracks (57 min)

  1. Overview
  2. Creating Markers, Color Palette, Moving Markers, Locking Markers
  3. Video, Open Movie, Detect Cuts
  4. Signature, Links to List Window, Transport Edit, Keys and Apple Loops
  5. Chord, Analyze MIDI, Link to Transposition, Define Chord Window
  6. Transposition, Effect on Apple Loops, Locking Drum Regions
  7. Tempo, Tempo Nodes, Tempo Curves, Tempo and Apple Loops
  8. Beat Mapping, Manual Beat Mapping, Analyzing Audio Regions, Beats From Regions
Chapter 15: Quicktime Movies (12 min)

  1. Video Project Settings, Movie Menu, Export Audio To Movie
Chapter 16: The Bounce Window (9 min)

  1. Opening, Bounce Settings
Chapter 17: Import/Export (17 min)

  1. Import File Types, Export File Types
Chapter 18: The Environment (22 min)

  1. Environment Layers, Click and Ports Layer, Multi-Instruments
  2. MIDI Effects, The Arpeggiator, The Chord Memorizer, Virtual Patch Cables, Object List
Chapter 19: Advanced Tempo (13 min)

  1. Tempo Curves, Tempo Recording, Tempo Fader
  2. Tempo Operations, Window Layout, Scaling Tempo Curves, Setting Curve Resolutions
Chapter 20: Advanced MIDI Processing (8 min)

  1. The MIDI Transform Menu
Chapter 21: Surround Sound (37 min)

  1. Surround Effect Presets Library, Surround Instruments, Surround Loops
  2. Panner vs. Balancer, Binaural Panner, Bouncing 5.1
  3. Dolby Encoding for DVD, Apple Compressor, AC-3 Format
Chapter 22: Logic Studio Wrap-Up (4 min)

  1. Logic Studio Wrap-Up

Presenter Info

Patrick CopelandPatrick Copeland is, yet another, musical renaissance man. His diverse credits makes him a much sought after composer and producer. Patrick owns and operates his own studio in Southern California where he does Audio Post Production, Film and TV Scoring, Sound Design, Music Production and serves as the Resident Musical Director and Sound Designer for the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. His long list of credits include: “Flushed Away”, “Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror”, “Cat in the Hat”, “Shrek 2” and numerous other film, TV and stage productions.