Logic 101: An Introduction to Logic Express 9 and Logic Pro 9

Duration: 3 Days


This three-day Apple Certified hands-on course introduces students to the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro. Students learn how to generate a customised audio and midi configuration that will seamlessly integrate with their own personal production studio. Students also create their own song using Logic Pro, Apple Loops and DSP effects. In-depth lessons will cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, scoring to picture and surround mixing.


A basic knowledge of Mac OS X and a basic knowledge of audio terminology is recommended

Course includes

Instruction from our Apple certified trainer, the official Apple reference manual covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments. The knowledge necessary to become an Apple Certified Pro, Level One in Logic. Level One certification is granted upon successful completion of the Logic, Level One exam. Transmedia offers this as an additional extra.

Course outline

Making Music with Logic

  • Launching Logic
  • Exploring the interface
  • Navigating the Song
  • Zooming
  • Previewing and using Loops
  • Building an arrangement
  • Mixing and Exporting the mix

Recording Audio

  • Digital Audio Recording Settings
  • Recording a Single Instrument
  • Recording Additional Takes
  • Recording Takes in Cycle Mode
  • Recording Multiple Tracks
  • Recording Additional Takes on Multiple Tracks
  • Punching in and out (Auto and On the Fly)
  • Adjusting Recording settings and Adjusting Metronome Settings

Editing Audio

  • Deleting Unused Audio Files
  • Importing Audio Files with the Browser
  • Comping Takes
  • Flatten Take Folder
  • Using Fades and Crossfades
  • Resizing an Audio Region
  • Moving an Edit Point
  • Cleaning a Noisy take and Using the Sample Editor

Recording MIDI

  • Using Software Instruments
  • Quantzing a Recording
  • Using External MIDI Hardware
  • Merging New Recordings
  • Recording Additional Takes
  • Layering Instruments and Splitting a Keyboard to Control Two


  • Editing and Programming MIDI
  • Importing MIDI Files
  • Editing in the Piano Roll Editor
  • Editing in the Score Editor
  • Editing in the Hyper Editor
  • Editing MIDI Continuous Controller Events and Cleaning a MIDI Recording

Programming Drums

  • Programming a Drum Beat
  • Editing Velocity and Accents
  • Humanising a Pattern and Creating a Snare Roll

Manipulating Tempo and Time Stretching

  • Adjusting a Song's Tempo to a Loop
  • Adjusting a Loop's Tempo to a Song
  • Tempo Changes and Curves
  • Time-stretching Audio
  • Time-stretching MIDI
  • Using Apple Loops
  • Creating Blue and Green Apple Loops
  • Adding Apple Loops to a Lop Browser and Using the Follow Tempo Function

Arranging the Song

  • Using the Grid
  • Inserting Time Signature Changes
  • Using the Catch Function
  • Using the Skip Cycle Mode
  • Cutting Regions
  • Repeating Sections and Using Aliases to Build an Arrangement


  • Preparing for Mixing
  • Using the Mixer
  • Individual Channel Strips for Ultrabeat
  • Using the Library
  • Using Plug-ins
  • Using Buses
  • Reading the Meters
  • Exporting your Mix
  • Burning a CD and Exporting Individual Tracks

Automating the Mix and Using Control Surfaces

  • Region- vs. Track-based Automation
  • Writing and Editing Offline Automation
  • Recording Online Automation and Using External Controllers

Scoring Movies

  • Basic Settings
  • Importing a Movie File
  • Detecting Scene Cuts
  • Manipulating the Grid nd Exporting your Movie Soundtrack

Troubleshooting Logic

  • Getting Sound Out and In
  • Getting MIDI Out and In
  • Recovering Deleted Audio or MIDI Regions
  • Reading the System Performance Meter
  • Basic Computer Maintenance Steps and Adding Third Party Plug-ins

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All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

Exams and Certification

Attendance on this course is a pre-requisite towards passing the Logic Pro 9 Level One Exam, allowing a successful candidate to achieve Apple Certified Pro - Logic Pro 9 Level One status.

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