The Apple-Certified Way to Learn

Record, arrange, produce, mix, and master music with this bestselling, Apple-certified guide to Logic Pro. Veteran producer and composer David Nahmani uses real-world professional Logic Pro projects to guide you through step-by-step instructions and straightforward explanations, ranging from basic music creation to sophisticated production techniques.

Youll trigger Live Loops in real time, record audio and software instruments, create and edit sequences, and build arrangements. Youll create both acoustic and electronic virtual drum performances. Youll use Quick Sampler to create stutter effects and vocal chop, and explore ear candy production techniques, such as parallel processing and turntable start and stop effects. Youll use Smart Controls to map knobs, buttons, and drum pads on a MIDI controller or an iPad. Youll harness the power of Smart Tempo to sync up all your audio and MIDI. Youll use Flex Time to stretch audio and correct the timing of recordings, and youll tune vocals with Flex Pitch. Youll mix, automate, and master the song with EQ, compression, delay, reverb, limiters, and other plug-ins to achieve a professional sound. Finally, youll create a 3D spatial audio mix with Logic Pros new Dolby Atmos plug-ins, using binaural rendering to experience that immersive sonic experience on your headphones.

  • Downloadable real-world, professional Logic projects

  • Step-by-step hands-on exercises

  • Accessible writing style that puts an expert mentor at your side

  • Ample illustrations that help you quickly master techniques

  • Lists of keyboard shortcuts used in each lesson

  • Tips to improve your workflow

  • Online personal support on the authors website

The Apple Pro Training Series is Apples official self-paced learning resource. Books in this series offer downloadable lesson files and an online version of the book. Additional information on this and other books in this series can be found at www.peachpit.com/apple. For more on certification, visit training.apple.com.

Also in the Apple Pro Training Series:

  • Final Cut Pro

  • macOS Support Essentials

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Getting Started
  8. Lesson 1. Producing Music with Logic Now!
  9. Lesson 2. Producing a Virtual Drum Track
  10. Lesson 3. Using Effect and Instrument Plug-ins
  11. Lesson 4. Recording Audio and MIDI
  12. Lesson 5. Sampling Audio
  13. Lesson 6. Performing with MIDI Controllers and Logic Remote
  14. Lesson 7. Creating Content
  15. Lesson 8. Integrating Your Workflow
  16. Lesson 9. Editing Pitch and Time
  17. Lesson 10. Mixing
  18. Lesson 11. Mixing in Dolby Atmos
  19. Appendix A. Skills Review
  20. Appendix B. Keyboard Shortcuts (Default for U.S. Keyboard)
  21. Index