Crank your sound up to X with Apple's premier recording software and Logic Pro X For Dummies!
Apple's Logic Pro X levels the playing field, making high-quality studio recordings accessible for any musician. It's a professional-level tool with a user-friendly interface and loads of new features to keep you more organized so you can focus on creating rather than computing. Record live audio and MIDI tracks and edit faster with the new Mixer. Create your own drum kit, or work with the native virtual session drummer. Add flavor to your sound with new Pedalboard stompboxes, and fine-tune it all with Flex Pitch. You'll let loose with Logic Pro X and let your creativity flow with help from For Dummies.
Written by veteran music and audio professional Graham English, Logic Pro X For Dummies jumps right in to using Apple's high-end recording software so you can focus on doing what you do best—making music. From navigating the user interface to working with real and virtual instruments, recording tracks, editing audio, adding plug-ins, and everything in between, you'll learn how to turn your musical inspiration into a fully-engineered and mastered demo.
If you're serious about your sound, Logic Pro X For Dummies is your ultimate guide to achieving the quality you've been dreaming of and turning the volume up on all your musical endeavors.
About the Author
Graham English is the cofounder of logicstudiotraining.com, the leading premium tutorial website for learning Logic Pro. Graham is an experienced writer, instructor, and entertainer and has been a music and audio professional for more than twenty-five years.
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 Prerecorded Media 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 Virtual Instruments 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 Your Music 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
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 18.8 x 1.91
Edition Number: 1