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Installing the software

From: Logic Pro 9 Essential Training

Video: Installing the software

The Logic 9 installation package is much more than a single application. When you install, you'll be asked what, how, and where you would like to install all of the contents of the nine DVDs that ship with the full Logic 9 package. Let's go over to some of the nuances and techniques for installing Logic the best way for your setup. For the most part, installing Logic is like installing any other application. You're guided to the install dialogs and check the appropriate license agreements. However, there are a few points to be aware of. Number one, leave a lot of time. The nine DVDs contain tons of content.

Installing the software

The Logic 9 installation package is much more than a single application. When you install, you'll be asked what, how, and where you would like to install all of the contents of the nine DVDs that ship with the full Logic 9 package. Let's go over to some of the nuances and techniques for installing Logic the best way for your setup. For the most part, installing Logic is like installing any other application. You're guided to the install dialogs and check the appropriate license agreements. However, there are a few points to be aware of. Number one, leave a lot of time. The nine DVDs contain tons of content.

Even simply copying nine DVDs of material would take time, but the install process takes even longer than just a simple copy. I would safely leave at least four or more hours dedicated to installing the software. Note also that you have to be around to change the discs when you do this. Number two, you need a lot of space. If you want to install all of the programs content, you need 9 free gigabytes in your internal hard drive. To install the content DVDs you need another 32 gigabytes. Luckily, this optional content can be installed to an external drive.

Okay, let's start the install. So we'll pop in the install disc. It's a white DVD that comes with the installation package. Okay, so here's the install disc that we popped in, Logic Studio Install, and we are going to double-click on the Install Logic Studio package. That will bring up the Install dialog. It runs a program to determine if the software can be installed on your machine, and here's the Install dialog. You'll notice here that Logic Pro is not just one application. In fact, the installation discs include eight applications. So we are going to go ahead and continue and this is the Read Me.

Continue past that and the License Agreement. Of course, we read all of those in our spare time. Agree to that. And here we have the Custom Install. You are forced to do a Custom Install always, because there's so many components to the installation package. The applications themselves like Logic Pro, MainStage, and Soundtrack Pro must go on your main internal hard drive. However, you may disable some of them if you don't want them at this time by unchecking the boxes. If you already have certain applications already installed on your machine, they will be grayed out and Logic will automatically skip them. Logic is pretty smart about what to install and it doesn't double up on things if it doesn't have to.

Down below we have the Logic Studio Content. We can open this disclosure triangle to see all the content that will be installed. Again, Logic knows if it's already been installed then it will skip it if it's not needed. We go to the Sound Effects. That's the additional content that is optional, but it provides you with tons of sound effects and jam packs that you might use when you are composing in Logic. This is where you can redirect it to go to an external location instead of your internal hard drive. Remember it's 32 gigabytes of material. In the Location column you can open up and change where you're going to install this content. If you click on Other, you can see your desktop here and you can move to an external hard drive to install this content somewhere else besides your internal hard drive.

This is perfectly fine as long as you have that hard drive hooked up whenever you want to work in Logic and use those sound effects. In addition, if you already have some of jam pack and sound effects content from other apps you've already installed, that's no problem. As long as you point the new installation to the same place where those sound effects and jam packs are located, Logic will only install any new item required by Logic. Once you've set up the Custom Install exactly the way you want it, it's time to hit Continue and actually perform the installation. Remember leave a lot of time. Now that you've successfully installed Logic Pro, it's time to make some music.

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Logic Pro 9 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 55s
    1. Welcome
      50s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 17m 39s
    1. Installing the software
      3m 19s
    2. Launching Logic for the first time, using the templates
      5m 15s
    3. Understanding audio interfaces
      3m 35s
    4. Understanding MIDI interfaces
      5m 30s
  3. 32m 15s
    1. Getting to know the Arrange window
      5m 15s
    2. Using the many windows of Logic
      4m 13s
    3. Creating your own screensets
      2m 23s
    4. Using the Transport window and controlling playback
      4m 54s
    5. Using the Toolbox
      2m 37s
    6. Naming tracks and regions
      3m 27s
    7. Learning useful and custom key commands
      5m 18s
    8. Saving and going mobile with your project
      4m 8s
  4. 41m 41s
    1. Setting up for recording
      5m 43s
    2. Understanding Metronome settings or the click track
      4m 7s
    3. Understanding tempo
      4m 37s
    4. Recording live instruments and vocals using multitrack recording
      3m 56s
    5. Playing with guitar madness: Amp design
      5m 13s
    6. Playing with guitar madness: Pedal board
      4m 5s
    7. Working with takes recording and comping
      4m 51s
    8. Punching in to replace bad audio
      4m 51s
    9. Using Varispeed to create an old tape machine sound
      4m 18s
  5. 1h 8m
    1. Understanding MIDI
      4m 41s
    2. Using the Logic synth instruments
      7m 4s
    3. Working with the emulator instruments
      5m 23s
    4. Using the EXS24 sampler
      3m 7s
    5. Building tracks with Ultrabeat
      5m 31s
    6. Using channel strips to select a virtual sound
      5m 29s
    7. Understanding the basics of MIDI recording
      4m 38s
    8. Learning how to use MIDI with Cycle Record
      4m 9s
    9. Using Logic's step input
      4m 3s
    10. Mastering quantization
      6m 18s
    11. Working in the Piano Scroll window
      5m 33s
    12. Editing controller messages with Hyper View
      4m 8s
    13. Working with the Hyper Editor
      5m 29s
    14. Working with the Events List
      3m 20s
  6. 29m 49s
    1. Importing prerecorded audio into Logic
      4m 5s
    2. Exploring Apple Loops
      4m 40s
    3. Creating your own Apple Loop
      4m 21s
    4. Conforming tempo, region to session, or session to region
      3m 51s
    5. Using the new Flex Time feature
      5m 17s
    6. Beat mapping your project
      4m 41s
    7. Importing elements from project to project
      2m 54s
  7. 24m 15s
    1. Understanding the basic editing techniques in the Arrange window
      7m 5s
    2. Tips for editing and arranging
      3m 21s
    3. Editing and merging regions in the Arrange window
      3m 45s
    4. Mastering fades for audio region arranging
      4m 58s
    5. Fixing and morphing sound with the Sample Editor
      5m 6s
  8. 11m 12s
    1. Working with notes and composing in the Score Editor
      4m 26s
    2. Editing notes, keys, and time signatures
      3m 35s
    3. Creating scores and lead sheets for musicians
      3m 11s
  9. 9m 8s
    1. Setting up for a sync video project
      4m 50s
    2. Scoring music to video
      4m 18s
  10. 56m 32s
    1. Mixing philosophies and five tools for mixing
      3m 37s
    2. Setting up for a mix
      5m 11s
    3. Directing audio traffic with fader levels
      5m 7s
    4. Exploring Logic's panning features
      4m 37s
    5. Exploring inserts: Using EQ as a mix tool
      6m 51s
    6. Exploring inserts: Using compression as a mix tool
      5m 38s
    7. Using advanced signal flow with aux and send tracks
      3m 12s
    8. Using advanced signal flow with time-based FX to create space in your mix
      3m 44s
    9. Using automation to create dynamic mixes
      6m 22s
    10. Giving your mix life with automation
      2m 45s
    11. Optimizing performance with freeze tracks
      4m 42s
    12. Using channel strips for audio processing
      4m 46s
  11. 16m 7s
    1. Understanding surround hardware requirements
      4m 5s
    2. Building surround mixing workflows
      6m 17s
    3. Using the surround panner
      5m 45s
  12. 15m 48s
    1. Bouncing down your song
      5m 31s
    2. Understanding why alt mixes are a good idea
      2m 22s
    3. Exploring Logic's export options
      3m 37s
    4. Mastering your own Logic project
      4m 18s
  13. 37s
    1. Goodbye
      37s

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