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- Navigating around the new Logic interface quickly
- Adding a Drummer track
- Working with the new iPad app Logic Remote
- Creating with Arpeggiator and other new MIDI plugins
- Adapting to musical situations with project alternatives and packages
- Working quickly with the new Arrangement Markers
- Manipulating sounds with Smart Controls
- Layering and routing with Track Stacks
- Designing your own Patches and Stacks
- Mastering the redesigned Library for your sounds
- Improving timing with the Groove Track
- Flexing pitch
Skill Level Appropriate for all
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Dot Bustelo and welcome to Logic Pro X New Features. This course introduces the redesigned interface of Logic Pro X with a powerful collection of modern sounds and creative tools for musicians. I'll show you how to get your track started in Logic Pro X with a detailed tour of the deeply streamlined and modern interface. We'll get into Drummer, one of the most exciting new creative features for building sophisticated drum parts.
And I'll show you Logic Remote, a great way to control Logic remotely and play the touch instruments. Then I'll show you how to develop your track with some fantastic new tools for responding to creative situations with alternatives, arrangement markers, and scale quantize to instantly create create new melodies that work with your project. Next, I'll get into the new architecture of the Sound Library for shaping your sound in ways that were never before possible with layered patches, Smart Controls, track stacks, and complete mixer routings.
We'll look at the groove track that further evolves one of Logic's greatest strengths, controlling the timing and feel of your music. And I'll show you Flex Pitch for creating and correcting vocal melodies and the brand new audio track editor for detailed grid-based editing. Let's take a deeper look at a few of the topics covered in this course. Starting with navigating in the Main Window. It now features the amazing new Smart Controls.
Pay close attention to this next button. This one opens up a brand new type of control called Smart Controls. Let's change our synth patch to this resonant patterns. (music playing) Let's listen to this as I adjust a few of the controls. Just moving the cutoff control.
Go in and change filter, resonance. Now let me show you how to add a Drummer track. The middle section with the XY Pad and the right side of the editor have settings that can be adjusted for each region individually. I'll start adjusting the puck in the XY Pad. I'll move it down to the lower left so that the first region will be dramatically softer and a simple pattern.
Let's hear this. (music playing) So it gets very interesting when you have two adjacent regions with different settings. The artificial intelligence engine kicks in and creates a human performance connecting the performances of the two regions. Sort of a region to region awareness. Let's bring it all the way up so that this will be a real dramatic transition.
Let's listen to the second one. (music playing) And our first one again. (music playing) You can now use your iPad with Logic using Logic Remote for iPad. Let's take a look. The app has Logic's main transport controls with a great mix review handy for jumping into the vocal booth with full screen customizable key commands to operate and navigate Logic.
There's a whole new way of playing with Logic Remote's touch instruments. The keyboard, the drum pads, and the fretboard. Combined with the Smart Controls, these touch instruments are brilliant new controllers inside Logic. Let's check out how to work with Patches in the redesigned Sound Library. Let's go back to the first Patch called C-Beams Glittering that has an arpeggiator. I found the Patch in the Sound Library over here on the left in the category of synthesizers, soundscapes.
You can see at the top of the library view. I'll click the disclosure triangle on the track name in the track list to reveal all of the channels trip layers and auxiliary routings to effects in this Patch, creating that richly, layered, evolving sound. (music plays) Let me show you how to design your own Patches in Logic Pro X with Smart Controls, arpeggiators, and other MIDI plug-ins.
I'd like to create a Patch now with an arpeggiator. I'll select from the EDM Chord category in the library Chime Swell. Let's hear it. (music playing) Sort of an edgy '80s sound. I'll click on the MIDI plug-in pane, which is right above the instrument pane on the channel strip. These are all awesome. Let's start with the arpeggiator. Turn on Logic's Transport, hear the drum track, and now when I play the patch with the arpeggiator it's immediately locked in time, I'll make a couple adjustments, change the note order out, try one of these variations.
Changing the pitch of audio notes in the Main Window is so quick. Let's take a look. Let's go back in bar five, where she reaches for the words, on my mind, she's slightly sharp. I'll play it for you. Be right over here. ? Somthing's been on my mind ? It's subtle. To set those notes to perfect pitch, I can control click on an individual bar and choose set to perfect pitch from the shortcut menu. So I'll control click and choose set to perfect pitch from the shortcut menu.
And here's now to use Flex Pitch in the Audio Track Editor. You can now edit the pitch, time position, and length of notes as you would in the Piano Roll. To change the pitch, drag a note vertically in the editor. In this audio track editor, this allows you to make all of your edits without even having to switch tools. As you can see, the new features and sounds in Logic Pro X are pretty substantial. Let's explore them in Logic Pro X New Features.