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Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production from Focal Press is a book by seasoned authors Mark Cousins and Russ Hepworth-Sawyer that shows you how to get the most from Logic Pro X, in everything from initial demos to mixing and mastering. By exploring the essential workflow and the creative possibilities offered by Logic's virtual instruments and effects, the book leads you through the music creation and production process, giving you all the tips and tricks used by the pros to create release-quality recordings. Using full color screenshots throughout, alongside related boxouts that expand on the key concepts, this volume is an informative and easy-to-read guide to using Logic Pro X. It goes beyond merely covering the software, helping you make the most out of every recording session and illuminating and inspiring your creative and sonic endeavors.
Instructional walk-throughs and knowledge bases present information clearly and answer common production-specific problems
Professional techniques for recording and editing in Logic Pro X, whether you're dealing with real musicians or cutting-edge virtual instruments
Use Logic Pro X's tools and functions in an optimal way
Access audio examples, samples (Apple Loops), Logic projects, sampler instruments, and instrument patches at www.focalpress.com/cw/cousins
Chapter 1: The Logic Concept
Chapter 2: Logic's Interface
Chapter 3: Getting Connected
Chapter 4: Starting a Project
Chapter 5: Audio Regions and Editing
Chapter 6: MIDI Sequencing and Instrument Plug-Ins
Chapter 7: Creative Sound Design
Chapter 8: Mixing in Logic
Chapter 9: Mastering in Logic
Chapter 10: Logic and Multimedia Production
Chapter 11: Optimizing Logic
About the Authors
Mark Cousins works as a composer and sound engineer (www.cousins-saunders.co.uk), in addition to being a long-serving contributor to MusicTech Magazine, where he writes the regular Logic Pro X column. His music is used worldwide on television, radio and film, and has been featured on hit shows like "The Apprentice," "Top Gear" and "CSI:NY." His works have been performed and recorded by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bulgarian Film Orchestra and Choir. Mark has also had his music used in commercials for McDonald's, Diet Coke, Stella Artois, Liptons, Strongbow and BT.
Russ Hepworth-Sawyer is a sound engineer and producer with two decades' experience with all things audio. He is a member of the Association of Professional Recording Services, a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), and a board member of the Music Producer's Guild, where he helped form their Mastering Group. Through MOTTOsound (www.mottosound.co.uk), Russ works freelance in the industry as a mastering engineer, writer and consultant. Russ currently lectures part-time for York St John University and has taught extensively in Higher Education institutions in the UK. He has written for MusicTech Magazine, Pro Sound News Europe and Sound On Sound, and has written many titles for Focal Press.
Table of Contents
Essential workflow, creative possibilities, tips and tricks in Logic Pro X