Logic is a versatile DAW that can be used to create any genre of music. This course covers some essential techniques for creating electronic music in a variety of popular genres. We expect that you understand some workfow basics in Logic. If you are brand new to Logic you should still be able to follow along but might want to check out other lynda training courses first
- [Voiceover] This course is intended to get you started producing music in a variety of electronic styles using Logic Pro. The goal is to get you started producing music quickly and inspire you to discover a workflow that is best suited for your own creative goals. We'll also review a few essential concepts for general workflow, track setup, arrangement, and editing techniques and logic. And then we'll cover some events techniques that are specific to electronic music. If you're newer to Logic, you'll probably be able to follow along, and if you've been using Logic for a while, you may pick up some new techniques. This course doesn't cover all the powerful features in Logic, though.
Just a few of the more practical ones you'll be going back to often. For a comprehensive overview of many more of the features included in Logic Pro, be sure to check out Logic Pro Essential Training by Scott Hirsch on Lynda.com.
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