It's hard to say where things become "advanced" in Logic Pro. Mostly, the things you can do with Logic Pro are pretty easy to do. Some topics require a little more foundational knowledge or experience so we put them here. Some of these tutorials are so easy to grasp that they still hardly seem to be advanced. But we still want to keep these away from the Beginners so, again, we put them here. Other things are actually advanced, like the Environment or the Hyper Editor.
This page will gradually become more refined. But if you're an advanced user, you probably know what you need to know and you can use the search to find it.
- Set Locators By Region
- Set your left and right locators by making region selections. Fast and easy way to loop specific material in your projects for playback and editing.
- Nudging Regions
- Merging MIDI Regions
- Setting Default Zoom
- Learn to save and recall a default zoom setting. Enhance your workflow by being able to always revert back to your own custom zoom level.
Piano Roll Editor
- Logic Pro 8 Tips & Tricks: Piano Roll Editor
- Quickly open Event List or the Score Editor from MIDI notes in the Piano Roll Editor. Mute and copy notes on-the-fly without using tools or menu commands. Correct note overlap problems and merge notes instantly. Select only top or bottom notes or polyphonic music for editing or force all notes in a monophonic line to play legato. Lock MIDI note events to SMPTE timecode, which is incredibly useful for working with hits in film projects. These tips will make you a MIDI editing pro in no time.
- Logic Pro 8 Piano Roll Editor: Advanced Operations
- This tutorial will cover many of the advanced features of the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro 8. Learn to edit, mute and delete note events quickly and easily. View additional MIDI controller data in the Hyper Draw portion of the Piano Roll Editor. Easily make changes to note velocities and learn about the various ways in which note events snap to the time grid. Change the look of the piano roll interface to suit your own preference! With these techniques you will greatly enhance your productivity and workflow when working with MIDI data in the Piano Roll Editor. Required: Clarinet Section Legato EXS24 instrument, included with Logic Pro 8.
- Logic Pro 8: Transform Humanization Functions
- Working With Regions: Advanced Quantization
- Explores some more advanced region quantize functions, such as quantize strength, range and flam.
- Quantize MIDI Regions
- Working With Regions in Logic Pro 8: MIDI Loops
- This tutorial demonstrates how to setup MIDI Loops and edit MIDI data within a region to quickly make edits to looped content. Adjust loop lengths and convert loops into real copies or aliases to adjust music to your own projects. Looping techniques enable quick composition and arrangement, great for electronic music and hip-hop production! Required: 12 String Dream 03 software instrument loop, included with Logic Pro 8.
- Looping MIDI Regions
- Watch now to learn how to quickly and easily loop MIDI regions throughout your projects. Great for loop-based music in urban or electronic genres.
- Importing And Managing Apple Loops
- Advanced Hyper Editor: How To Copy MIDI Events
- Learn how to use the Copy MIDI Events dialog within the Hyper Editor to make quick and complex edits to blocks of MIDI data.
- Logic Pro 8 Tips & Tricks: Hyper Draw
- Learn advanced functions of the velocity line tool, such as scaling. Lock automation nodes to a specific axis when moving continuous controller data. Quickly draw in automation curves using keyboard shortcuts. Learn advanced automation selection techniques that eliminate the need for accessing tool menus. Assign Hyper Draw controller numbers to custom keyswitches for immediate access.
- Logic Pro 8 Hyper Draw: Advanced Operations
- Score Editor Keyboard Shortcuts
- Ultrabeat Side Chain Part 1
- Ultrabeat Side Chain Part 2
- Ultrabeat Step Mode Shortcut
- Logic Pro 8 Channel Strips: Advanced
- Tempo Track: Advanced Operations
- Time Saving Channel Strip Tips
- Converting 4/4 Triplets To 12/8
- Here's how you can convert triplets in 4/4 meter to 12/8.
- Logic Pro 8: Trance Gate Effect
- Logic Pro 8: Vocoder Basics Part 1
- Top-Secret Analog Tape Saturation Effect
- We need to keep this tip on the down low. There's an undocumented feature that will bring the warmth of analog tape saturation to your mixes in Logic Pro 8.
- Advanced Environment Chord Memorizer: Harp
- More advanced application of the chord memorizer object. This tutorial demonstrates how to set up a chord memorizer to remap a C Major scale to any desired diatonic scale, as it relates to the realistic playback of harp scales. Required: Environment chord memorizer object and orchestral harp instrument included in the Logic Pro 8 library.
- Advanced Environment Chord Memorizer: Brass
- More advanced application of the chord memorizer object. This tutorial demonstrates how to remap single pitches to produce a series of prearranged chords and how to route individual note outputs from the chord memorizer object to individual software instruments. Required: Environment chord memorizer object, trumpet, trombone, alto and tenor sax instruments included in the Logic Pro 8 library.
- Generative Music With Logic Pro Part 1
- In these generative music tutorials, you'll learn how to make music that's always changing and completely composed in real time. You'll be able to use these techniques to create unique, ambient soundscapes, add excitement and unpredictable elements to your arrangements, and generate new melodic and harmonic ideas for further composition.
- Generative Music With Logic Pro Part 2
- Generative Music With Logic Pro Part 3
- MIDI Thru Tool
- Delay Time And The Delay Line Object
- Assigning Controllers Workshop Part 1
- Part 1 of Logic Studio Training's Assigning Controllers Workshop takes you through finding and backing up your Logic Pro preferences the ins and outs of the controller assignments window, how to assign controllers to the transport, tips for Assigning Controllers using the M-Audio Keystation Pro 88, and more.
- Assigning Controllers Workshop Part 2
- Part 2 of Logic Studio Training's Assigning Controllers Workshop takes you through an explanation of Zones and Modes in the controller assignments window, controller assignment parameters, setting up control surface groups and fader banks, how to set up 32 fader controls even if you have only 8 faders, and more.
- Assigning Controllers Workshop Part 3
- Part 3 of Logic Studio Training's Assigning Controllers Workshop takes you through how to assign controllers to keys on your computer keyboard, how to assign the same controller to different parameters so knobs can affect pan in one setting and a software instrument filter in another, how to create controller assignment Modes for software instruments like the ES2, and more.
- Assigning Controllers Workshop Part 4
- Part 4 of Logic Studio Training's Assigning Controllers Workshop takes you through Controller Assignment Modes and how to use them, creating a workflow with your new controller assignments, a recap of the entire workshop, brief exploration of other control parameters, how to backup your controller preferences, and more.
Tips & Tricks
- Tips For Managing Multiple Projects Using Logic Pro
- In this world of super fast paced content creation, it pays you in time and money to have an organized and automated system for making music. In this presentation, I'll be showing you some tips and tricks for managing multiple musical projects using Logic Pro and iTunes.
- Locate To Position
- Speed up your workflow by learning these useful keyboard shortcuts for quickly jumping around the timeline in your Logic Pro 8 projects.
- Creating Markers
- Here's a tip for quickly and easily creating and naming markers throughout your Logic Pro 8 projects. Never disrupt your workflow again!
- Saving Custom Templates
- Time Saving Template Tips
- In this tutorial, I'm going to show you a cool time-saving trick for your Logic Studio Templates.
- How To Record In Logic Pro With Your Blue Snowball Mic
- If you're stuck trying to get Logic Pro to recognize your Blue Snowball USB microphone, there's a simple solution.
- Logic Pro 8: External MIDI Instruments
- Check out this video and learn how to set up Logic to play back your External MIDI Instruments from the sequencer! Setup is easy and can be saved as a template for use in your future projects.