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Making Beats in Logic Pro X
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Making Beats in Logic Pro X

with Dot Bustelo

Video: Welcome

Hi. I'll start off with the basics of finding I'll also show you how to build the foundation of your Next I'll share with you powerful techniques and tools for manipulating a Then I'll break down flex audio for quantizing and regrooving audio.
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  1. 3m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 15s
    3. Using the exercise files
      52s
  2. 33m 3s
    1. Choosing the drum kit
      5m 22s
    2. Rehearsing the beat, cycling in Logic, and recording the kick and snare
      2m 43s
    3. Understanding Logic regions and quantizing effectively
      8m 22s
    4. Creating easy drum fills by MIDI time compressing
      3m 31s
    5. Using capture recording
      4m 0s
    6. MIDI time compressing for quick drum fills
      3m 31s
    7. Separating your kick and snare by note, pitch, and output
      5m 34s
  3. 23m 42s
    1. Going deeper into the Drummer Editor
      9m 46s
    2. Customizing the feel, ghost notes, and hi-hat performance details
      5m 35s
    3. Making electronic beats with Drummer and Ultrabeat
      4m 36s
    4. Tightening the kick and snare with Follow Rhythm
      3m 45s
  4. 29m 13s
    1. Learning the basics of the drum machine
      5m 38s
    2. Sound designing your kits
      4m 15s
    3. Old-school step sequencing
      7m 3s
    4. Making stutter vocal effects using Ultrabeat's step grid
      7m 35s
    5. Making stutter vocal effects with a sidechain
      4m 42s
  5. 21m 42s
    1. Changing the pitch of Apple Loops
      7m 32s
    2. Changing the feel of Apple Loops
      5m 30s
    3. Making, tagging, and indexing your own Apple Loops
      4m 30s
    4. New Apple Loop features in Logic Pro X
      4m 10s
  6. 22m 51s
    1. Finding your tempo
      3m 56s
    2. Time stretching audio
      4m 59s
    3. Slicing up your samples
      6m 55s
    4. Building a useful EXS instrument from a drum loop
      7m 1s
  7. 22m 24s
    1. Flexing vocals
      5m 31s
    2. Flexing to quantize audio
      2m 34s
    3. Slicing on transients to regroove beats
      2m 53s
    4. Flexing to change project tempo
      3m 46s
    5. Creating gate effects with the Slicing Flex mode
      2m 33s
    6. Creating effects with the Tempophone and Speed Flex modes
      5m 7s
  8. 33m 36s
    1. Making groove templates
      5m 18s
    2. Advanced quantizing
      6m 13s
    3. Beat mapping a live performance
      6m 43s
    4. Experimenting with your tempo using Varispeed
      2m 24s
    5. Fattening your sound with drum replacement and doubling
      2m 55s
    6. Using MIDI Transform for a human-drummer feel
      6m 6s
    7. Tightening the feel with the groove track
      3m 57s
  9. 21m 10s
    1. Warping your beat with Space Designer
      4m 19s
    2. Creating turntable- and tape-machine-style speed fades
      2m 48s
    3. Packing drum loops into a take folder
      4m 21s
    4. Sidechaining the compressor with your kick
      4m 59s
    5. Vocoding in Logic
      4m 43s
  10. 38m 5s
    1. Discovering Arpeggiator
      8m 28s
    2. Going deeper into Arpeggiator
      8m 21s
    3. Exploring Chord Trigger
      6m 28s
    4. Designing sounds with Modulator
      6m 11s
    5. Creating sounds with Transposer and Velocity Processor
      3m 36s
    6. Creating riffs with Scripter and Note Repeater
      5m 1s
  11. 45s
    1. What's next?
      45s

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Making Beats in Logic Pro X
4h 10m Intermediate Feb 27, 2014

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Make yourself heard. Start making music with Logic Pro X. Author and Logic Pro insider Dot Bustelo walks through every facet of basic drum programming and beat making in Logic Pro, including choosing the right drum kit for the beat, recording, arranging, and quantizing. She shows off Drummer, the intelligent drum feature, for creating beats automatically. She then moves into Ultrabeat, Logic's built-in drum machine, and shows how to step sequence, design your own sounds, use your own samples, and create glitchy effects with the instrument. Then Dot dives deeper into making beats. She demonstrates how to make your own Apple Loops, time-stretch, quantize, and regroove audio as well as how to best add swing to your beats, fatten your sounds with drum replacement, and slice your samples. She then focuses on techniques specific to electronic music, including warping a beat with Space Designer and making DJ turntable effects with speed fades, and some retro groove tricks, including creating a human drummer feel with the Transform Editor and editing gate time. Dot wraps up the course by looking at a few more of the new beat making features in Logic Pro X, including the Arpeggiator and other MIDI plugins.

Topics include:
  • Choosing the drum kit
  • Making beats with Drummer and Ultrabeat
  • Sound designing your kits
  • Making stutter vocal effects
  • Rocking out with Apple Loops
  • Time-stretching, slicing, and sampling audio
  • Making groove templates
  • Warping your beat with Space Designer
  • Sidechaining the compressor with your kick
  • Vocoding
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs Music Production Music Composition Virtual Instruments
Software:
Logic Pro
Author:
Dot Bustelo

Welcome

Hi. I'm Dot Bustelo and welcome to Making Beats in Logic Pro X. I'll start off with the basics of finding a drum kit, recording and quantizing a beat. And how to avoid losing your spontaneous creative ideas using Capture Recording. I'll also show you how to build the foundation of your groove with Drummer, and then with Ultrabeat, including dance music stutter effects. Next I'll share with you powerful techniques and tools for manipulating a beat such as time stretching, slicing, and mapping to an EXS 24 instrument.

Then I'll break down flex audio for quantizing and regrooving audio. In changing both song tempo and feel with the different flex modes. I'll show you how to side change logic's compressor and vocoder. And finally, I'll take you through the amazing MIDI plugins, like arpeggiator, modulator, and note repeater, to introduce subtle complexity to your projects. So if you're ready, I'm ready to get started with Making Beats in Logic Pro X.

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