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Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9 [With DVD] (Apple Pro Training)


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Publisher Comments:

Completely revised and updated for Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9, this Apple-certified guide shows you how to record, produce, and polish music files with Apple’s professional audio software. Veteran music producer David Nahmani’s step-by-step, instructions teach you everything from basic music creation to advanced production techniques using Logic’s software synthesizers, samplers, and digital signal processors. Using the book’s DVD files and either Logic Pro 9 or Logic Express 9, you’ll begin making music in the first lesson. Whether you’re looking to use your computer as a digital recording studio, create musical compositions, or transfer that song in your head into music you can share, this comprehensive book/DVD combo will show you how.

  •  DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files

  •  Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects

  •  Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
  •  Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast

  •  Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
  •  Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certifi ed Pro Exam

Book News Annotation:

Intended for beginners, these 11 lessons introduce the Logic Studio interface and the various ways to navigate a project while building a song using Apple Loops. Step-by-step instructions walk through the process of recording audio and MIDI tracks, manipulating project tempo, stretching audio files, and applying pitch effects. Color screenshots illustrate how to mix audio and MIDI files into a final project and export the song to an MP3 file. The DVD-ROM contains project files for the lessons. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Composer and producer David Nahmani co-wrote and co-produced songs for the MTV series The Real World and Undressed. He engineered and produced three classical albums on Decca Records/BMG for the Bernard Calmel Orchestra in Paris, France, released tracks and remixes on Cleopatra Records, and, using Logic Pro, has programmed XF MIDI songs for Yamaha. David is the director of the Los Angeles Logic Pro User Group and publisher of His extensive teaching experience includes Logic training at Apple public events, such as Remix Hotel, Taxi Road Rally, and ASCAP Music Expo.

Table of Contents

Getting Started

Building a Song

Lesson 1 Make Music with Logic Now!

Lesson 2 Recording Audio

Lesson 3 Editing Audio

Lesson 4 Recording MIDI

Lesson 5 Programming and Editing MIDI

Lesson 6 Programming Drums

Lesson 7 Manipulating Tempo and Time Stretching Arranging and Mixing

Lesson 8 Arranging and Preparing for the Mix

Lesson 9 Mixing

Lesson 10 Automating the Mix and Using Control Surfaces

Lesson 11 Troubleshooting and Optimization

Appendix A Using External MIDI Devices

Appendix B Keyboard Shortcuts (U.S. Preset)


Product Details

Nahmani, David
Peachpit Press
Interactive multimedia
Computer sound processing
Sound -- Recording and reproducing.
Interactive Media
Computers-Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Apple Pro Training
Publication Date:
November 2009
Grade Level:
9.26x7.38x.90 in. 2.17 lbs.

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