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Logic Production Techniques: Making Beats
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Logic Production Techniques: Making Beats

with Dot Bustelo

Video: Welcome

(music playing) Hi! I am Dot Bustelo and welcome to Logic Production Techniques: Making Beats. I'll start off with the basics of choosing a drum kit and making it your own, with channel strip settings. Then, I'll show you how to rehearse, record, and quantize a basic beat and how to avoid losing your spontaneous creative ideas using capture recording. Then I get into how to create stutter effects using Ultrabeat's Step Sequencer and side chain. (music playing) From there, I'll show you how to customize Apple Loops so they're locked to your groove in both feel and pitch. (music playing) Next are the tools to manipulate timing and tempo by time stretching, slicing, and mapping to an EXS24 instrument.
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  1. 3m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      31s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 14s
  2. 28m 32s
    1. Choosing the drum kit
      5m 49s
    2. Rehearsing the beat, cycling in Logic, and recording the kick and snare
      3m 42s
    3. Understanding Logic regions and quantizing effectively
      10m 8s
    4. Fast, easy arranging tricks for drums
      8m 53s
  3. 29m 6s
    1. Learning the basics of the drum machine
      6m 29s
    2. Sound designing your kits
      4m 18s
    3. Old-school step sequencing
      7m 2s
    4. Making stutter vocal effects using the Step Grid in Ultrabeat
      6m 40s
    5. Making stutter vocal effects with a sidechain
      4m 37s
  4. 28m 5s
    1. Rocking out with Apple Loops
      7m 0s
    2. Changing the pitch of Apple Loops
      9m 32s
    3. Changing the feel of Apple Loops
      6m 20s
    4. Making, tagging, and indexing your own Apple Loops
      5m 13s
  5. 22m 41s
    1. Finding your tempo
      3m 21s
    2. Time stretching audio
      4m 53s
    3. Slicing up your samples
      8m 20s
    4. Building a useful EXS instrument from a drum loop
      6m 7s
  6. 20m 32s
    1. Flexing vocals
      5m 23s
    2. Quantizing audio
      4m 57s
    3. Flexing to change project tempo
      3m 18s
    4. Making beats with the different flex modes
      6m 54s
  7. 25m 59s
    1. Making groove templates
      4m 24s
    2. Advanced quantizing
      4m 2s
    3. Beatmapping a live performance
      4m 49s
    4. Experimenting with your tempo using Varispeed
      3m 31s
    5. Fattening your sound with drum replacement/doubling
      3m 22s
    6. Using the Transform window for a human drummer feel
      5m 51s
  8. 20m 13s
    1. Warping your beat with Space Designer
      3m 57s
    2. Creating turntable and tape-machine-style speed fades
      3m 41s
    3. Packing drum loops into a take folder
      4m 10s
    4. Sidechaining the compressor with your kick
      4m 0s
    5. Vocoding in Logic
      4m 25s
  9. 45s
    1. What's next?
      45s

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Logic Production Techniques: Making Beats
2h 58m Intermediate Mar 28, 2013

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Let internationally recognized music producer and Logic Pro presenter Dot Bustelo guide you through the process of creating professional beats for hip-hop, electronic dance, or other commercial music genres in Logic Pro. It all starts with choosing the right drum kit for your song, after which Dot covers recording, quantizing, and arranging your tracks of drums, bass, and synth lines. She then introduces the built-in drum machine Ultrabeat, showing how to step sequence, design your own custom sounds, and create glitchy effects. Next, discover some creative uses for Apple Loops, to adapt completely to the pitch and feel of your song. Then dive deeper into the unique tools for making beats and learn how to time-stretch, quantize, and regroove with Flex Audio, as well as add the most advanced, subtle swing to your beats and broaden your sounds with drum replacement. The final chapter focuses on techniques specific to electronic music, including warping a beat with Space Designer, side-chaining, and making DJ and turntable speed fades.

Topics include:
  • Rehearsing the beat
  • Recording kick and snare drums
  • Understanding Logic Pro regions and quantizing effectively
  • Sound designing your kits
  • Step sequencing
  • Making stutter vocal effects
  • Customizing Apple Loops to lock in pitch and feel
  • Finding your tempo and changing the tempo of audio
  • Slicing your samples by transient and by beat
  • Flexing like a pro
  • Making groove templates and other advanced quantizing techniques
  • Making retro Logic groove techniques with the Transform Editor
  • Vocoding and side-chaining in Logic Pro
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs Music Production Virtual Instruments
Software:
Logic Pro
Author:
Dot Bustelo

Welcome

(music playing) Hi! I am Dot Bustelo and welcome to Logic Production Techniques: Making Beats. I'll start off with the basics of choosing a drum kit and making it your own, with channel strip settings. Then, I'll show you how to rehearse, record, and quantize a basic beat and how to avoid losing your spontaneous creative ideas using capture recording. Then I get into how to create stutter effects using Ultrabeat's Step Sequencer and side chain. (music playing) From there, I'll show you how to customize Apple Loops so they're locked to your groove in both feel and pitch. (music playing) Next are the tools to manipulate timing and tempo by time stretching, slicing, and mapping to an EXS24 instrument.

Then I break down how to use Flex Audio to quantize, regroove, and change feel and song tempo with the different flex modes. And finally, I'll show you how to side chain Logic's compressor and Vocoder plugins. So if you're ready, I'm ready to get started with Logic Production Techniques: Making Beats.

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