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Logic Pro 9 Tips and Tricks
Stephen Bennett

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Low internet price 8.95

244 x 172 mm * 200 pages  
ISBN 9781906005153

Review of previous edition

"Very well structured and, in clear easy to understand terminology, focuses on the practicalities of using the software effectively."
MTM mag "Recommended" award.

* Optimising Logic Pro 9
* Organising your work
* Getting Logic to work your way
* Recording, editing and mixing tips
* Mastering with Logic
* Using plug-ins
* The Logic Environment

Although Logic Pro 9 introduces many features which improve the program's accessibility and ease of use, it remains a powerful and complex piece of software.

Often, there are many ways of achieving the same ends, some more complex than others and some which are not obvious. This book contains hundreds of useful tips to help you obtain the results you desire. It describes how to perform standard studio techniques such as drum editing and replacement and parallel compression as well as tips to improve your workflow.

The book covers the new features introduced in Logic Pro 9. Manipulate audio timing and tempo with the Flex tool, take advantage of the new latency compensation during recording and mixing, and learn about the new plug-ins like Pedalboard and Amp Designer.

These tips and tricks are culled from the author's long familiarity with Logic in music production, multimedia work and audio restoration, from his columns for several music technology magazines and from the results of research arising from the many questions he receives from Logic users.

Logic Pro 9 Tips and Tricks will help you utilise the software to the max.

1 Setting up and optimization
Drivers. Keeping up to date. The 'other' book. Operating system optimization. Other hardware. Sample rates and bit depths. Preferences. Buffers and latency.

2 Templates, Projects and back-ups
Templates. What goes where? Keeping track of your data. Making reliable backups. Moving Logic's files to external drives.

3 Getting around in Logic
Window tricks. Multi screens. View menus. Toolbox. Scrolling with the mouse. Links. Linking and the Environment. Key Commands. Importing Key Commands. Undo and Redo. Markers. Groups in the Media browser's bin. Creating Tracks and Objects. Snapping and Dragging. Screensets. Selecting things. Marquee tool. Selecting windows without bringing them to the front. Copying between songs. The Finder Dock and what to do with it. Play and Record Key Commands. Parameter boxes in the inspector. Region Parameter box. Track Parameter box. Audio Track types and Parameters. Channel strip presets.

4 Recording
Audio recording. Low latency mode. Safety i/o buffer. CPU (Central Processing Unit) overload problems. Multiple processor CPU monitor and CoreAudio problems. Input/Output labels. 'Printing' effects onto a recording. Quantizing audio and beat slicing (strip silence). Creating and manipulating 'takes' and 'mute and cycle' recording. Drum editing using folders. MIDI recording. Extended Region parameters. MIDI (and Virtual instrument) multi-track recording. Using virtual instruments. Multi output (multi channel) virtual instruments. General recording tips. Monitoring. Tempo tips. The Flex tool. Quick swipe. Takes. Latency compensation during recording and mixing. Audio quantize. Drum editing and replacement. Tempo operations. Bounce in place. EXS24 II and sampling.

5 Plug-ins
Logic Pro 9 Audio Units. Garageband instruments. Using VST plug-ins in Logic Pro 9. Third-party plug-ins in Logic Pro 9. Effects plug-ins. Pedalboard. Amp Designer.

6 Workflow
Customising how Logic Pro 9 looks. Using colours. Window menu Transport bar. Scroll in play. Zooming in Logic Pro 9. Automatic track zooming. Zooming individual Tracks. Zoom Key Commands. Zoom navigation history. Process buffers. SMPTE Time ruler. Using markers to display lyrics. Exporting tracks and Regions as audio files. Environment tips. Environment objects. Multi Instruments and MIDI patch names. Project information. MIDI reset. Communicating with other programs on your Mac. Collaboration with other DAW users. Exporting Logic Pro 9 Projects for various media. Using controllers with Logic Pro 9.

7 The Arrange page, Editor windows and more editing tips
General editing tips. The Hyper editor. Time stretching and tempo adjustment in the Arrange page. Arrange page tips. Piano Roll editor tips. Event List editor tips. Score editor tips. Sample editor tips.

8 Apple loops and fluid audio
Jam packs.

9 Mixing
Mixer. Bringing external hardware into Logic Pro 9. Plug-in delay compensation (PDC). Using hardware controllers in Logic Pro 9. Automation quick access. Panning. Creating 'doubled' parts. Creating harmonies from a single recording. Automation. Inserting a reverb or delay plug-in on a bus - the wet/dry setting. Pre and post sends. Pre fader metering. MIDI mixing tips. Some mixing tips using Logic Pro 9's plug-ins. Processing guitars. Keyboards. Processing vocals. Automation level adjustment versus compression. Using send effects on other tracks.

10 Mastering
Introduction. Order of mastering plug-ins.

Appendix 1 Glossary

Appendix 2 Logic Pro 9 and the Internet



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