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Logic Pro User Guide. Contents. What’s new in Logic Pro. 10 software instruments, while keeping your MIDI keyboard free for other tasks. See Edit track. Apple Logic Pro X • User guide • Download PDF for free and without registration! free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of three years from the LogicPro User’s Guide. X. Watlow Anafaze. Doc.# Rev
 
 

 

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Explore musical ideas using a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time to create unique arrangements. Create at the speed of sound with Key Commands in Logic Remote. Choose from curated commands for popular workflows, or create your own custom set. Program drum patterns and melodic parts, create dynamic rhythmic performances, and automate your plug-ins — all with a quick tap of your finger.

Seamless punch recording. Automatic take management. Logic Pro makes it all easy to do — and undo. You can create projects with up to stereo or surround audio tracks and up to software instrument tracks, and run hundreds of plug-ins.

Logic Pro goes beyond the average sequencer with an advanced set of options that let you record, edit, and manipulate MIDI performances. Transform a loose performance into one that locks tight into the groove using region-based parameters for note velocity, timing, and dynamics.

Live Loops is a dynamic way to create and arrange music in real time. Kick off your composition by adding loops, samples, or your recorded performances into a grid of cells. Trigger different cells to play with your ideas without worrying about a timeline or arrangement. Once you find combinations that work well together you can create song sections, then move everything into the Tracks area to continue production and finish your song. Step Sequencer is inspired by classic drum machines and synthesizers.

Using the Step Sequence editor, quickly build drum beats, bass lines, and melodic parts — and even automate your favorite plug-ins. Add sophisticated variations to your pattern with a wide range of creative playback behaviors. Use Note Repeat to create rolling steps, Chance to randomize step playback, and Tie Steps Together to create longer notes. Get hands-on with a super-tactile experience in Live Loops via Launchpad — an 8×8 grid of expressive pads for cell control, dynamic note input, mixer control, and more.

Learn more about novation launchpad. Bring DJ-style effects and transitions to an individual track or an entire mix with a collection of stutters, echoes, filters, and gating effects.

Create nuanced drum tracks, mix and match music while staying on tempo, and more. As your song develops, Logic Pro helps you organize all your ideas and select the best ones. Group related tracks, audition alternate versions, and consolidate multiple tracks. Lightning-fast click-and-drag comping helps you build your best performance from multiple takes. Quickly manipulate the timing and tempo of your recording with Flex Time. Easily move individual beats within a waveform to correct a drum, vocal, guitar, or any other kind of track without slicing and moving regions.

Edit the level and pitch of individual notes quickly and easily with Flex Pitch. Roll over any note and all parameters become available for tweaking. Play freely and stay on beat with Smart Tempo, a way to effortlessly mix and match music and beats without worrying about the original tempo.

Record freely without a click track. And easily combine and edit MIDI and audio tracks — from vinyl samples to live instruments to multitrack audio stems — with constant or variable tempo.

Create organic-sounding acoustic drum tracks or electronic beats with the intelligent technology of Drummer. You can choose from dozens of drummers across many musical genres, and direct their performances using simple controls. Edit the drum pattern in real time, including volume, complexity, and swing.

Drummer can even follow along to a specified track and adjust its playing accordingly — much like a live drummer would.

In addition to this, you’ll learn how to bounce mixes and audio files for distribution. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with Logic Pro X and have the skills you need to create professional-quality music.

A basic understanding of music theories such as chords and notes is highly recommended before you get started. This Logic Pro X book also assumes that you’ll be working on a Mac. Suitable for both the Amateur and the Expert User. Or a great game? Whether you are a novice amateur, a passionate professional, an indefatigable sound engineer, a multifaceted instrumentalist, or someone curious who wants to learn more about this world, Logic Pro allows you to be, or become A Producer.

You only need to feel like playing. Logic is music! Music can be a hobby. Music can be a toy A yel- low ruler allows you to position the playhead anywhere within the region, and you can click the Play button to the left of the ruler to preview the Drummer region.

As in the Tracks area, you can also double-click the ruler to start and stop playback. Play button Playhead The selected region plays in Cycle mode, and the cycle area automatically matches the region position and length.

The selected region is soloed—indicated by a thin yellow frame—and the other region is dimmed. Soloing the region helps you focus on the drums when you have other tracks in the project.

You are looking for a drum- mer with a simple, straightforward style that more appropriately serves the song. In the Tracks area, Cycle mode is automatically turned off, the dimmed cycle area returns to its original position and length, and the selected region is no longer soloed. Drummers from the Alternative category are shown. When you click a preset, the region settings update and you can hear another perfor- mance from the same drummer.

You can Option-click a new drummer to select that drummer while keeping the cur- rent drum kit. You are now ready to customize the performance. They may ask the drummer to play behind or ahead of the beat to change the feel of the groove, or to switch from the hi-hat to the ride cymbal during the chorus, or to play a drum fill in a specific location.

In Logic Pro X, editing a drummer performance is almost like giving instructions to a real drummer. In this exercise, you will play a drum region in Cycle mode as you adjust the drummer settings. Next to the presets, an XY pad with a yellow puck lets you adjust both the loudness and complexity of the drum pattern. To undo your most recent Drummer Editor adjustment, press Command-Z. After positioning the puck, you must wait for the region to update update time var- ies depending on your computer.

If you drag the puck constantly, the region will not update. As you position the puck farther to the right, the drum pattern becomes more com- plex; and as you move the puck toward the top of the pad, the drummer plays louder. As he plays louder, he opens the hi-hat and start playing rim shots hitting the skin and the rim simultaneously for accent.

You can still hear a lot of syncopation on the kick drums. The drummer now simply alternates kick and snare on every beat. Listen to the hi-hat: It is currently playing eighth notes. The drummer is playing a fill in the middle of the region before bar 5 and another at the end before bar 9.

You should still see a fill at the end of the region. Each time you adjust a setting in the Drummer Editor, the selected region is refreshed and the drummer plays a new subtle variation. Dragging the Fills knob by a tiny amount is a quick way to refresh a region. You now have a very straightforward beat. Because the drummer plays less now, he can make the hi-hat ring a bit more. On the drum kit, the hi-hat is now dimmed, while the cymbals are highlighted in yellow.

The drummer no longer plays the hi-hat, but instead plays a ride or crash cymbal in that region. You can hear the second region in Cycle mode. The drummer is playing the ride cym- bal on every eighth note. For a more powerful chorus, you instead want him to play crash cymbals on every beat. You now hear crash cymbals on every beat. Even for a chorus, the beat is a little too busy. You now have a simple, straightforward beat for the verse, and then the drummer switches to the crash cymbal for the busier chorus pattern.

You have carefully crafted two eight-measure drum grooves: one for the verse and one for the chorus. They are the two most important building blocks of the song that you will now start arranging. Arranging the Drum Track In this exercise, you will lay out the whole song structure and continue editing drum regions for each section, still using the two Drummer regions you edited for the verses and choruses.

Using Markers in the Arrangement Track Using the Arrangement track, you will now create arrangement markers for all the sections of your song. The global tracks open, with the Arrangement track at the top.

Also Control-click the Signature and Tempo tracks, and hide them. The Arrangement track is now closer to the regions in the workspace, making it easier to see their relationships. An eight-measure arrangement marker named Intro is created at the beginning of the song.

By default, arrangement markers are eight bars long and are placed one after the other, starting from the beginning of the song. An eight-bar marker named Chorus is created.

You will now create a marker for a new intro section and insert it before the Verse and Chorus markers. A four-measure intro will be long enough, so you can resize the Intro marker before moving it. In the workspace, the Drummer regions move along with their respective arrangement markers. As with regions in the workspace, you can Option-drag a marker to copy it. Option-drag the Verse marker to bar 21, right after the chorus.

The Verse marker and the Drummer region are copied together. The Chorus and the Drummer region are copied together. The song is taking shape. You will now finish arranging the song structure with a bridge, a chorus, and an outro section. As you place the last three markers, continue zooming out horizontally as necessary.

A Verse marker is created after the last chorus. The song structure is now complete, and you can add Drummer regions to fill out the empty sections. New patterns were automatically created for each new Drummer region. Editing the Intro Drum Performance In this exercise, you will make the drummer play the snare instead of the toms. The Drummer Editor shows its settings. Throughout this exercise you can click the Play button in the Drummer Editor to start and stop playback, or you can navigate the workspace by pressing the Spacebar Play or Stop and the Return key Go to Beginning.

The toms are dimmed to indicate that they are muted. In the Intro region, the toms disappear from the top lane. In the Intro region, snare hits appear next to the kick hits on the bottom lane. To play the kick in only the first half of the intro, followed by the kick and snare in the second half, you will cut the Intro region in two.

The region is divided into two two-measure regions. When a region is divided, the drummer automatically adapts his performance, and plays a fill at the end of each new region.

Notice how the crash disappears from the first beat of the following region. Even though it is in another region, the crash is actually a part of the fill. The snare plays every beat. Now the drummer plays rim clicks at the beginning of the first Intro region, and hits the snare a few times at the end. The drums play a straightforward beat with a fill at the end. Now you will open the hi-hat to add energy to the end of the intro. The drummer plays the snare on the first eight beats, and then a basic rock pattern with a very open hi-hat adds energy.

At bar 5, a crash punctuates the fill at the end of the intro. The straightforward groove continues in the Verse section with the hi-hat a little less open to leave space to later add a singer. Editing the Bridge Drum Performance In a song, the bridge serves to break the sequence of alternating verses and choruses. Often, the main idea of the song is exposed in the choruses, and verses help support or develop that statement.

The bridge can present an alternate idea, a different point of view. For this fast, high-energy indie-rock song, a quieter bridge in which the instruments play softer will offer a refreshing dynamic contrast.

Playing softer does not mean the instru- ments have to play less, however. In fact, you will make the drums play a busier pattern during this bridge. When pressing the Spacebar to play a section, you can use Cycle mode to ensure that playback always starts at the beginning of the section. The drummer plays at the same level as in the previous sections, but he plays more here. You need to bring down his energy level. When you click the toms, the hi-hat is automatically muted.

Aside from the kick and snare, the drummer can focus on the toms, the hi-hat, or the cymbals ride and crash. Kyle is now playing sixteenth notes on the toms, which create a mysterious vibe simi- lar to tribal percussions.

You will make him switch from the toms to the ride cymbal in the second half of the bridge to brighten things up. While the second Bridge region is still selected, you can adjust the cycle area. The toms are muted, and the drummer now plays the ride cymbal. However, the groove still seems to be missing something. You can hear rim clicks. He plays a crescendo, thereby building up energy to lead into the next chorus. Kyle plays slightly ahead of the beat during the bridge.

You will be editing the feel of both Bridge regions simultaneously. At the top of the Drummer Editor, the ruler, Play button, and playhead are hidden because multiple regions are selected. You can now adjust the settings of all the selected regions at once. Settle on a Feel knob position more toward Pull to realize a reasonably relaxed groove. Kyle now starts the bridge with a busy pattern on the toms, and then moves on to a bell sound on the ride.

He uses restraint, hitting softly and behind the beat, with a slight crescendo toward the end. The quiet and laid-back yet complex drum groove brings a welcome pause to an otherwise high-energy drum performance, and builds up tension leading into the last two sections. That Chorus region was created when you populated the track with Drummer regions earlier in this lesson. The drummer now plays the crash, and this last chorus is more consistent with the previous two choruses.

The drummer plays a loud beat, heavy on the crash, which could work for an outro.

 
 

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