Read an interview with Producing Music with Logic online course authors Jeff Baust and David Doms.
Apple's Logic Pro is one of the most powerful music production platforms available. Producing Music with Logic explores this complex software, taking you through exercises and projects designed to strengthen your technical understanding of Logic Pro as well as heighten your overall creative abilities in music production. The course begins with an overview of the software, including its windows and editors, navigation, key
commands, screensets, and workflow. You'll then dive into MIDI editing, MIDI real-time control, audio recording and editing, and working with QuickTime video. The course explores the power behind Logic's software instruments, including the ES2, EXS-24, Sculpture, UltraBeat, and several other subtractive synthesizers and vintage instruments.
You'll study the elements of production design, such as creative considerations in composition and song form, and the arrangement tools in Logic that allow you to build and shape a song. You'll also study Logic's mixing tools and advanced mixing techniques, such as setting up software instruments with multiple outputs, sidechaining, and mix automation. This course provides many critical listening examples, interactive activities, and "power user" tips and tricks for using Logic Pro, which illustrate the extensive capabilities of this dynamic music production software.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
work extensively with Logic Pro
record and edit both MIDI and audio data
use and understand the various software instruments in Logic Pro