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Logic Pro X For Dummies : For Dummies - Graham English

Logic Pro X For Dummies

For Dummies


Published: 1st August 2014
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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.

  • Shows you how to create a project, record live audio and MIDI tracks, import video, and mix songs like a pro
  • Covers editing audio and adding effects and plug-ins to achieve your ideal sound
  • Walks you through the entire audio engineering process from mix-down to mastering and exporting your final cut
  • Includes information on how to use iPad and its touch interface to create amazing sound

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.

Introduction  1

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

Index  351

ISBN: 9781118875049
ISBN-10: 1118875044
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 19.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1