Introduction to Logic Pro X 10.4 Professional Music Production

Duration: 3 Days

Course Information

This Logic Pro X 10.4 Professional Music Production course introduces students to the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro X 10.4. They will learn how to generate a customized audio and MIDI configuration that will seamlessly integrate with your own personal production studio. Students will also create their own song using a comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. In-depth lessons cover MIDI and audio recording; streamlined editing, mixing, and arrangement techniques; user defined key commands; automation; using external MIDI controllers; and creating final output. This Logic Pro X 10.4 Professional Music Production course teaches students the following skills: Understanding workflow techniques Recording and editing audio and MIDI Using software instruments Working with audio effects Mixing and automation Manipulating pitch and time Certification Exam Participants take an exam to earn Apple Certified Pro - Logic Pro X status.


Upon completion of the Logic Pro X course, students will be able to:; Understanding Workflow Techniques; Recording and Editing Audio and MIDI Using Software Instruments; Working with Audio Effects; Mixing and Automation; Manipulating Pitch and Time


This class is designed for students who want to learn music production and composition using Logic Pro and who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.


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

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Making Music with Logic Pro

  • Creating a Logic Pro X Project
  • Exploring the interface
  • Navigating the Project
  • Building up the arrangement
  • Mixing the song
  • Mixing down to a stereo file

Recording Audio

  • Setting up digital audio recording settings
  • Recording a Single Track
  • Recording Additional Takes
  • Punching in and out
  • Recording without a metronome
  • Changing Recording Settings
  • Deleting Unused Audio Files

Editing Audio

  • Assigning Mouse Tools
  • Editing Regions in the Workspace
  • Comping Takes
  • Adding Fades and Crossfades
  • Editing Regions in the Audio Track Editor
  • Aligning Audio

Producing a Virtual Drum Track

  • Creating a Drummer Track
  • Arranging the Drum Track
  • Customising the Drum Kit

Recording a MIDI and Using Controllers

  • Using a Patch from the Library
  • Recording MIDI,
  • Correcting the Timing of a MIDI Recording
  • Joining Recordings into a MIDI Region
  • Recording MIDI Takes
  • Punching In and Out
  • Creating a Layered Sound Patch
  • Mapping Smart Controls to Patch
  • Parameters
  • Processing MIDI Notes with MIDI Effects

Creating and Editing MIDI

  • Creating MIDI Notes in the Piano Roll Editor
  • Using the brush tool and custom brush patterns
  • Using time handles
  • Quantising MIDI regions and notes
  • Importing a MIDI File
  • * Editing MIDI Data in the Event List
  • Creating and Editing MIDI Continuous Controllers

Editing Time and Pitch

  • Setting a Project Tempo by Detecting the Tempo of Recording
  • Using and Creating Apple Loops
  • Creating Tempo Changes and Tempo Curves
  • Matching an audio file to the project key and tempo
  • Adding a Turntable or Tape Slow-down Effect
  • Making One Track Follow the Groove of Another Track
  • Change the Playback Pitch and Speed with Airspeed
  • Editing the Timing of an Audio Region; Tuning Vocal Recordings

Editing an Arrangement

  • Looping regions and converting loops to individual regions
  • Packing regions into a folder
  • Saving alternative arrangements
  • Previewing the Song
  • Copying Material to Fill in Parts
  • Rendering Multiple Regions
  • Adding and Deleting Sections
  • Cutting Regions to Remove Silence or Noise


  • Organising Windows and Tracks
  • Using the Amp Designer
  • Adjusting levels and Pan
  • Submixing Tracks and Processing with bus sends and auxilliary channel strips
  • Applying effects to a selected section of a track
  • Using folder and summing stacks
  • Using screen sets
  • Filtering frequencies with an EQ plug-in
  • Adding depth with delay and reverb plug-ins
  • Using Compressor and limiter plug-ins

Automating the Mix

  • Creating and Editing Offline track and region Automation
  • Recording Live Automation
  • Using MIDI Controllers
  • Bouncing the Mix

Certification Exam (Optional)

  • Students take an exam to earn Apple Certified Pro-Logic X status

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