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The Apple-Certified Way to Learn
Record, arrange, mix, produce, and polish your music with this bestselling, Apple-certified guide to Logic Pro X 10.3. Veteran producer and composer David Nahmani uses step-by-step, project-based instructions and straightforward explanations to teach everything from basic music creation to sophisticated production techniques. Using the book’s downloadable lesson files and Logic Pro X, you’ll begin making music in the first lesson. From there, you’ll learn to record audio and MIDI, create and edit sequences, and master mixing and automation techniques such as submixing with Track Stacks or the practical uses of true stereo panning. You will create both acoustic and electronic virtual drum performances using Drummer tracks with Drum Kit Designer and Drum Machine Designer. You’ll use Logic Pro X MIDI plug-ins and Smart Controls to control software synthesizers from a MIDI controller or an iPad. Flex Time will allow you to precisely edit the timing of notes inside an audio recording, and you’ll explore Flex Pitch to correct the pitch of a vocal recording. Finally, you’ll mix, automate, and master the song, using plug-ins to process only selected sections or entire tracks, giving your audio creations the final polish needed to achieve a professional sound.
The Apple Pro Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification program. Upon completing the course material in this guide, you can become Apple Certified by passing the Logic Pro X 10.3 certification exam at an Apple Authorized Training Provider. To find an Apple Authorized Training Provider near you, please visit training.apple.com.
Also in the Apple Pro Training Series:
Exploring the Interface and Working with Real Instruments
Lesson 1 Make Music with Logic Now
Lesson 2 Recording Audio
Lesson 3 Editing Audio
Working with Virtual Instruments
Lesson 4 Producing a Virtual Drum Track
Lesson 5 Using Patches and Recording MIDI
Lesson 6 Creating and Editing MIDI
Building a Song
Lesson 7 Editing Pitch and Time
Lesson 8 Editing an Arrangement
Mixing and Automating a Song
Lesson 9 Mixing
Lesson 10 Automating the Mix
Appendix A Controlling Logic with an iPad Using Logic Remote
Appendix B Using External MIDI Devices
Appendix C Keyboard Shortcuts (Default for U.S. Keyboard)