From initial demos to mixing and mastering, seasoned authors Mark Cousins and Russ Hepworth-Sawyer show you how to get the most from Logic Pro X. By exploring the essential workflow and the creative possibilities offered by Logic’s virtual instruments and effects, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production leads you through the music creation and production process, giving you all the tips and tricks used by the pros to create release-quality recordings.
Using full color screenshots throughout, alongside related boxouts that expand on the key concepts, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production is an informative and easy-to-read guide to using Logic Pro X.
Key features include:
Production FAQs – Instructional Walkthroughs and Knowledgebases present information clearly and answer common production–specific problems.
Methods – Professional techniques for recording and editing in Logic Pro X – whether you’re dealing with real musicians or cutting-edge virtual instruments.
Workflow – Use Logic Pro X’s tools and functions in an optimal way.
Website – Access audio examples, samples (Apple Loops), Logic projects, sampler instruments, and instrument patches at www.focalpress.com/cw/cousins
Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production covers more than just the software; it will help you make the most out of every recording session and will illuminate and inspire your creative and sonic endeavors!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Logic Concept; Chapter 2:Logic’s Interface; Chapter 3: Getting Connected; Chapter 4: Starting a Project; Chapter 5: Audio Regions and Editing; Chapter 6: MIDI Sequencing and Instrument Plug-Ins; Chapter 7: Creative Sound Design; Chapter 8: Mixing in Logic; Chapter 9: Mastering in Logic; Chapter 10: Logic and Multimedia Production; Chapter 11: Optimizing Logic
Mark Cousins works as a composer and sound engineer (www.cousins-saunders.co.uk), as well as being a long-serving contributor to MusicTech magazine, where he writes the regular Logic Pro X column. His music is used worldwide on television, radio and film, and has been featured on hit shows like The Apprentice, Top Gear and CSI:NY. As well as having works performed and recorded by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bulgarian Film Orchestra and Choir, Mark has also had his music used in commercials for McDonald’s, Diet Coke, Stella Artois, Liptons, Strongbow and BT.
Russ Hepworth-Sawyer is a sound engineer and producer with two decades’ experience of all things audio and is a member of the Association of Professional Recording Services, a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), and a board member of the Music Producer’s Guild where he helped form their Mastering Group. Through MOTTOsound (www.mottosound.co.uk), Russ works freelance in the industry as a mastering engineer, writer, and consultant. Russ currently lectures part-time for York St John University and has taught extensively in Higher Education institutions in the UK. He has written for MusicTech Magazine, Pro Sound News Europe and Sound On Sound and has written many titles for Focal Press.
Featured Author Profiles
"It seems everything about the application is covered somewhere in the book, from file-saving structures and organisation, to in-depth exploration of the EXS24 sampler; from synthesis and the built-in synthesisers, to working with movie files. And more...here is no better system on offer to musicians wanting to take their song from scratch demo to finished recording than Logic Pro, and this book will help those musicians as well as producers and mixers alike become true Logic ninjas, putting the stress of trying to understand the software behind them." -- Ben Trigg, Musicians' Republic
This page provides additional content, templates, plug-in settings and instrumental patches for Logic Pro X:
- Mastering Template with Parallel Dynamics Processing (ZIP 339.3KB)
- 24 Track Mixer Template, with FX and Processing awaiting you (ZIP 167.2KB)
Sampler & Synth Patches