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Logic Pro 7 Power! (Power!)
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?Logic Pro 8 Power!? provides a complete introduction and reference for Logic Pro in a volume less than a third the size of the Logic Pro 8 manual. It doesn?t attempt to cover everything, but it makes sure to cover the things that you are likely to run into while using Logic to make music, through simple, thorough, and complete explanations. The book also explores why Logic works the way it does, so you?ll not only learn the mechanics of how to do something, but you?ll really understand what you are doing so when you?re ready to explore on your own, you?ll be fully prepared and successful. After learning how to set up Logic, you?ll learn about the Transport and Arrange, how to record and edit audio and MIDI, how to mix down your song, and finally how to save your song and organize your files. The final chapters provide guidance on the more advanced features of Logic that you?ll need as you create more complex compositions and build a more involved project studio. There?s something here for Logic users of all skill levels?newbies will learn Logic front to back, while seasoned users will gain lots of tips and tricks as well as a handy desk reference.
If you're a Logic user, and you want to learn how to get the most out of this powerful digital audio sequencer, "Logic Pro 7 Power!" is for you. This unique guide explains-simply and thoroughly-everything you need to know to make music using Logic Pro 7. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of the philosophy behind Logic and why it works the way it does. The comprehensive introduction to digital audio, MIDI, and sequencing in Logic provides you with a solid foundation for working with the software. You'll then proceed on to the many advanced features of Logic that become important as you create more complex compositions and build a more involved project studio. Written by a Logic expert and longtime user, this book will make a powerful difference in your music creation and audio production, and it will continue to serve as a useful reference.
Every level of Logic users will benefit from this book: Hobbyists will learn the initial setup and how to get started creating and recording music on their computer, intermediate users will learn tips and tricks to fully integrate Logic into their existing music production studio, and advanced power users will appreciate the well-organized reference material when they need to brush up on less familiar areas of the program. Taking a look at Logic from an in-depth perspective, you will learn the "why"behind each tasks, achieving a higher level of usability. This new update of Logic offers complete file compatibility with GarageBand, Apple's ground breaking introductory music production application that currently sits on an estimated one to two million desktops. The author's expertise combined with the successful style of the Power! series provides an effective combination for eager Logic users to advance to the next level.
About the Author
Orren Merton, author of Guitar Rig 2 Power!, Logic Pro 7 Power!, GarageBand Ignite! and co-author of Logic 7 Ignite has been a computer musician since his days in U.C. Berkeley in 1988, and has been writing in the professional audio field for over five years. He has done technical writing for Emagic Soft- und Hardware GmbH, and writes for numerous American and British pro audio magazines. He has a master's degree in English from California State University, Long Beach. In between writing and consulting in the pro audio and computer music fields, he also helps moderate the Logic User Group, an online community of over 23,000 Logic users. Orren lives in Orange County, California and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introducing Logic Pro 8; Chapter 2: A Quick Tour of Logic Pro; Chapter 3: The Logic Project; Chapter 4: Global Elements of Logic; Chapter 5: Transport Controls and Recording; Chapter 6: The Arrange Window; Chapter 7: Working with Audio and Apple Loops; Chapter 8: Working with MIDI; Chapter 9: Working with Software Instruments; Chapter 10: Using Automation in Logic; Chapter 11: Mixing in Logic; Chapter 12: Working with Files and Networks; Chapter 13: The Environment; Chapter 14: Advanced Tempo Operations; Chapter 15: Synchronizing Hardware with Logic Pro; Chapter 16: Working with Video; Appendix: Logic Studio Utilities
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