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Logic Pro Classes - Get Apple Certified: Learn from the author of the Apple Certification textbook.

Logic Pro X Classes in Los Angeles, California.

by David Nahmani, author of the Logic Pro X book (Apple Pro Training Series).

Logic Pro X 101 in Dallas, TX — Apple Certification
Mar 02 - 04 2015

This three-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro X. Students learn how to Produce Music in Logic, from recording and editing Audio and MIDI, matching tempos, using Flex Time editing, programming drums, arranging, mixing and automation. The Apple Certification test for Logic Pro is included in the price of the workshop, giving students a chance to become an Apple Certified Pro by the end of the workshop.

From 9:30am to 4:30pm + Apple Certification test the last day of the workshop from 4:30pm to 6pm.

This class will take place at Digital Training & Designs in Dallas, TX.

Who Should Attend
This class is designed for those who want to learn music production and composition using Logic Pro X. The course is best suited for those who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction to explore the full functionality of Logic Pro X.

What You Will Learn

  • Produce Music in Logic Pro
  • Program Virtual Drum Tracks with Drummer and Drum Kit Designer
  • Record, Edit and Program MIDI Sequences using Software Instruments
  • Record and Edit Audio
  • Correct the Pitch and Timing of Audio or MIDI Recordings
  • Arrange, Mix and Automate

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Basic knowledge of Mac OS X

David Nahmani, author of the official Apple Pro Training Series book "Logic Pro X".

Logic Pro X - Apple Pro Training Series by David Nahmani, Peachpit Press (will be provided in class)
Logic Pro X

Each student will be provided a station with an iMac with Logic Pro X installed, and a MIDI Controller Keyboard. Although not required, it is recommended to bring your own set of headphones.


Logic 101 Course Outline 

Day 1
Make Music with Logic Now!
Opening Logic, Exploring the interface, Previewing and using Loops, Navigating & Zooming, Building an Arrangement, Mixing, and Exporting the Mix.

Programming Virtual Drums
Using a Virtual Drummer, Selecting the Genre, the Drummer, the Performance, the Drum Kit, Customizing the Drum Kit, Customizing the Feel, Customizing the Performance, Arranging Drums for Different Song Parts, Mixing the Drum Kit.

Recording MIDI 
Using Software Instruments and Patches, Recording MIDI, Quantizing a Recording, Merging New Recordings, Recording Additional Takes, Layering Instruments, and Splitting a Keyboard to Control Two Instruments.

Programming and Editing MIDI 
Programming Notes in the Piano Roll and the Score Editor, Programming Continuous Controller Events in MIDI Draw, Making Different Tracks Groove Together, Importing and Editing a MIDI sequence.

Day 2
Recording Audio
Setting Up Digital Audio Recording, Recording a Single Track, Changing Recording and Metronome Settings Using Audio Effects, Recording Additional Takes, Recording Multiple Tracks, Punching In and Out.

Editing Audio 
Comping Takes, Editing Audio Regions in the Tracks area, Cleaning Up a Project Folder, Quantizing an Audio Recording, Aligning and Stretching Audio, Tuning a Vocal Performance, Reversing a Hi-Hat Sample.

Correction Audio and MIDI Recordings' Pitch and Timing 
Adjusting a Song's Tempo to a Loop, Adjusting a Loop's Tempo to a Song, Tempo Changes and Curves, Time-stretching Audio, Time-stretching MIDI, Using Apple Loops, Creating Blue and Green Apple Loops, Adding Apple Loops to a Lop Browser and Using the Follow Tempo Function, Aligning and Time Stretching audio, Correcting the Pitch of a Vocal Recording, Using Varispeed and Tape Slow Down effects.

Day 3
Arranging the Song 
Organizing Tracks in the Main Area, Copying Material to Fill In Parts, Adding or Removing Song Sections, Working with Alternative Song Structures, Muting or Removing Elements (to Create Breaks).

Using the Amp Designer and Bass Amp Designer, Exploring Channel Strips, Routing Audio in the Mixer, Setting Volumes, Panning, Using the Channel EQ & Analyzer, Using Busses and Auxes, Adding Delay and Reverb, Using Compressors and Limiters, Quick Mastering, Mixing Tips and Tricks.

Automating the Mix and Using Control Surfaces
Creating and Editing Offline Track Automation, Recording Live Automation, Using Smart Controls, Learning Controller Knobs and Faders, Exporting the Mix.