Music Recording and Production with Logic Pro

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Music Recording and Production with Logic Pro

Course Description
The course will cover all the main features of Logic Pro X, Apple Loops, Audio Recording, and MIDI Recording. These are the main functions to creating a professional quality recording with Logic Pro X. The course will give step by step screen tutorials of the basic functions of how to put these together to arrange a song. The course will also cover elements of a Project studio, such as the audio interface, microphones, and MIDI Controllers. By the end the course students will have learned how to create their songs and have a final mix down to share to friends, family, and the general public.

This is an excellent course for those who want to learn to produce their own music in their home Project Studio. Unlike most Digital Audio Workstations,Logic Pro X is user friendly and not as technical as Pro Tools and other similar software. Because of this user friendly environment it is also focused towards the music hobbyist, so therefore non-professionals who would like to record their music with high details and quality will benefit from this course.

The course is structured in a progressive manner with 6 major sections. The first section the student will learn the different windows and sections of Logic Pro X and also how to use Apple Loops in their arrangements. The second section covers the elements of recording audio tracks, including vocals, guitars, bass, and other musical instruments. Lectures involve in how to record, edit and add effects to the tracks. The third section covers the MIDI instrument elements. This is a powerful feature of Logic Pro X as it’s MIDI capabilities goes beyond any other DAWs in the market. Students will learn the different methods of inputting MIDI data and how to create musical phrases and compositions with MIDI. The next section of the course students will learn the drummer, ultra beat and arpeggiator features of Logic Pro. The final part of the course covers the elements of mixing a song and creating a final file for sharing. Each section, students will have an assignment to create and produce a song with the new features they learn. By the end of the course with the progressive learning, students will have become a master of their own music production with Logic Pro X.

What are the requirements?
The basics of music theory. Basic scales and chords are needed to know when using MIDI and creating music.
How to compose any style, genre of music. Music can be simple as a folk song or as complex as desired. The course or the software is a learning tool for musical composition. Basic understanding of musical composition is helpful, but not required.
What am I going to get from this course?
Record, arrange, edit, mix, and create a professionally quality recording of their music.
Understand the concepts of a Project Studio.
What is the target audience?
Independent musical artists who want to record their own music.
Composers and songwriters who want a DAW that is the best software focused on composition and arranging.
Music Hobbyists who wish to understand and learn to use Logic Pro X in recording music.


Section 1: Introduction to Logic Pro
Introduction: Overview of recording and the course
An overview of the interface: The Basics
Starting a new Project
Editor Tools
The Global Track: Adding in the Tempo, Key and Time Signatures
The Cycle Mode
Apple Loops- What they are and how do they work
Importing external audio files
Simple Arrangements with Apple Loops
The Basics
7 questions
Section 2: Recording with Logic Pro X
The Audio Interface and how to set it up with Logic Pro
Recording audio in Logic Pro
Pre-set plug-ins Library for audio
Editing Audio: Comping Audio Takes
Recording Guitars, Bass and other electronic instruments
Amp Designer
Drum Tracks: How to record them
Recording A song: Adding Audio Track with Apple Loops
Audio Interface and Recording
7 questions
Section 3: MIDI with Logic Pro
What is MIDI: The Protocol language
MIDI Controllers: Different types and which is best to use with production
Recording MIDI Tracks in real time
Recording MIDI events in step record and pencil tool
Editing MIDI Tracks in Piano Roll
Creating a Song with MIDI: A Practice with MIDI Recording & Arranging
Recording a Song II: with Audio & MIDI Tracks and Apple Loops
The MIDI Protocol
7 questions
Section 4: Drums and Arpeggios
Ultrabeat: The drum machine of Logic Pro
Drummer Track: Adding a drummer to your arrangement
Arpeggiator: Adding in custom arpeggios to your arrangement
Section 4 Quiz
3 questions
Section 5: Mixing and creating a final mix down
Volume, Pan, Solo and Mute
Marquee, Scissor, and fader tools
Grouping Tracks
Creating Folders
Smart Controls- a quick way of making changes to any perimeters
Digital files: Which are best to use
Bouncing the final mix to disk: The Final product
Mixing Quiz
7 questions
Section 6: Conclusion
The Process of Recording and Producing a song
Where you can share/ market your song
Final Quiz
4 questions
Final Words

Instructor Biography
Alfred Surenyan, Composer/ College Professor- Doctor of Musical Arts
Alfred Surenyan is a composer, ethnomusicologist and educator. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University and has been teaching music for 15 years.

Dr. Surenyan has taught both in the classroom and privately in various topics including music theory, music history, music technology and piano. He currently is teaching at the Art Institute of CA- Inland Empire and continues to have private students in piano, music theory and music technology.

Dr. Surenyan works as a professional composer and currently has several projects and commissions for chamber music, and electronic music with both Logic Pro and the Theremin.

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