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Using the many windows of Logic


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Logic Pro 9 Essential Training

with Scott Hirsch

Video: Using the many windows of Logic

The Arrange window and its handy side panes allow you to see a global perspective of your project. But if you want to go deeper into Logic's MIDI, audio or mixing capabilities then you have to learn about how to manage your view of some other important windows. The Window pulldown menu provides a quick way to get to the pop-up window of your choice. Note that almost every window has its own key combination involving the Command key and a number. Let's use Command+2 to open up the Mixer window. This is a key window you'll be working a lot in. To maximize the window to full screen, click on the green plus button at the top left of the window, and to close the screen, click on the red button or type Command+W on your keyboard, coming back to our Arrange window.
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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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Logic Pro 9 Essential Training
5h 25m Beginner Mar 09, 2010

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In Logic Pro 9 Essential Training, Scott Hirsch explains how to harness the power and flexibility of Logic Pro, Apple’s popular songwriting software, to record, edit, and mix music. The course includes instruction on how to compose in Logic Pro, and spend more time being creative and less time dealing with technical uncertainties. Scott focuses on setting up a workspace, recording with both live performers and digital instruments, editing and arranging, and mixing and mastering a composition. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Navigating the Logic Pro interface
  • Setting up for recording
  • Enabling multiple inputs for a live performance
  • Exploring Logic's arsenal of virtual instruments
  • Working with powerful MIDI editors and sequencers
  • Beatmapping, varispeed, and tempo adjustment in the timeline
  • Creating and re-using Apple loops
  • Editing music: Moving and snapping regions, cutting and looping
  • Transcribing a score and creating lead sheets in the Score Editor
  • Syncing with video
  • Mixing audio and creating dynamic mixes
  • Understanding surround sound requirements
  • Exporting a song from Logic Pro
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs
Software:
Logic Pro
Author:
Scott Hirsch

Using the many windows of Logic

The Arrange window and its handy side panes allow you to see a global perspective of your project. But if you want to go deeper into Logic's MIDI, audio or mixing capabilities then you have to learn about how to manage your view of some other important windows. The Window pulldown menu provides a quick way to get to the pop-up window of your choice. Note that almost every window has its own key combination involving the Command key and a number. Let's use Command+2 to open up the Mixer window. This is a key window you'll be working a lot in. To maximize the window to full screen, click on the green plus button at the top left of the window, and to close the screen, click on the red button or type Command+W on your keyboard, coming back to our Arrange window.

Some windows like the Piano Roll window depend on a region to be selected to determine what their content will show. For example, select the Dark Pad ModW MIDI region and open the Piano Roll from the Window pulldown menu. We now see the content of that MIDI region in the Piano Roll window. These are MIDI notes that are in the Dark Pad ModW MIDI region. Let's close this window. Command+W. Now, let's select the Base.2 region and let's open the Piano Roll window by typing Command+6.

Notice there's nothing in there. Why is this? That's because Base.2 is an audio region. There's no MIDI in it to edit. The Piano Roll window is for MIDI editing only. So selecting an audio region shows us nothing. Let's close it. Command+W. Let's keep the Base.2 region selected and let's open the Sample Editor window. Window menu > Sample Editor. Notice there's no quick key combination for this window. Now, we see a closeup view of the audio waveform. This is what we can use the Sample Editor window for.

Command+W to close. Some windows also have different ways to update their content. Let's select the Dark Pad ModW region again and open the Event List window, which is Command+0. This window shows us each MIDI event in this region in list form. Notice at the top left, we have a yellow Link icon. Yellow means it's in Content Link Mode, which means it's showing us the content of the Dark Pad ModW region. Now let's open another Event List window. Command+0.

We'll pull it over next to it. This time change the Link Mode to purple by clicking on it two times in this new window. Notice the content of the window changes. This is called Same Level Link Mode when the Link button is purple. Now the one on the left being Content Link Mode shows us the contents of the region and the one on the right is in Same Level Link Mode. It shows us information about all regions globally in the project. We hit Spacebar to play and we can see a status bar going down both windows, showing us where we are in the project for the right window and within the region for the left window.

(Music playing.) There are two types of windows, normal windows like the Arrange window, and floating windows like the Event List windows. Floating windows always stay on top. Notice when I click on the Arrange window behind, they still hover on top. Let's close these windows. The Mixer, Piano Roll, and Event List windows are windows you'll use a lot. Other ones covered in this course are Command+3, the Score window, Command+5, the Hyper Editor, Command+7, the Floating Transport window.

Some quick ways to navigate through windows when you have more than one open are to use the Window pulldown menu. At the bottom you see a list of all the open windows. Click on any you want to bring to the front. Let's try the Arrange window. Also you can use Command+~ button on your keyboard to toggle between all open windows. Command+~, toggling between any open active windows. Finally window screensets can be made recalled the number keys that are stored with the project. See the movie on screensets to learn more about this feature.

It's a good idea to practice your window shortcuts. Moving around windows quickly and efficiently will set you free to be more creative and work faster in Logic.

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