Learn professional techniques for producing electronic music in Logic Pro X.
- View Offline
- [Voiceover] Welcome to Producing Electronic Music in Logic Pro. Logic is a powerful Digital Audio Workstation, or DAW, that allows you to easily record your ideas, arrange them, mix, remix, and turn them into great finished tracks. (hypnotic electronic dance music) In this course, I'll walk you through a bunch of techniques you can use to produce music in a variety of electronic styles and genres. I'll also cover some workflow techniques to keep your projects organized so you can focus on making music when you're inspired.
We'll cover approaches for drum programming with Ultrabeat, show you how to create a wobble bass, we'll cover some sound design basics with Retro, we'll cover advanced sound design with Alchemy, I'll show you how to use creative MIDI effects, how to compose with automation. Finally, I'll show you how to configure settings in Logic to send MIDI note data and time code to your analog synths. Electronic music is a pretty broad term that can be used to refer to many sub genres. Even if you don't identify as an electronic musician, I encourage you to check out this course, so you can pick up new ideas to incorporate into your music.
Now, let's dive into producing electronic music with Logic Pro.
He starts with building the foundation of the track—the drums. He shows how to program beats in Ultrabeat, utilize your own samples, and create drumbeats for a variety of genres. He then moves into creating basslines for house, trap, dubstep, and other genres, and getting a great deep sub-bass sound. He next moves into creating lead synth sounds, starting with Logic Pro's built-in Alchemy and Retro synths. He also goes into using samples, adding sound effects, and utilizing Apple's factory content. Then he pulls it all together and demonstrates ways to arrange the tracks, use creative effects, mix the tracks together, and use automation to finalize the mix. Chapter 6 covers sending your MIDI note and clock data to external synths from Logic Pro X—a fun way to experiment with analog sounds.
- Configuring Logic preferences for electronic music
- Working with a MIDI controller
- Understanding concepts unique to electronic music production
- Drum programming, step sequencing, and sound design in Ultrabeat
- Working with Drum Machine Designer
- Creating a bassline
- Recording filter automation with Retro
- Working on sound design with Alchemy
- Working with Apple's Loop Browser
- Applying MIDI and automation effects
- Using sidechain compression
- Setting up analog gear
- Syncing Logic Pro X with an external clock