Synopses & Reviews
?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.
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.
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.
About the Author
Orren Merton has previously authored Logic 6 Power! (2003), GarageBand Ignite! (2004), Logic Pro 7 Power! (2005), and co-authored Logic 7 Ignite! (2005), all for Thomson Course Technology. Orren has been a computer musician since his days at U.C. Berkeley in 1988, and played guitar on stages up and down the state of California since the early 1990s. He has been writing and consulting in the professional audio field for over seven years, including technical writing for Emagic, and writing manuals and guides for musical instrument and software companies. He currently contributes to American and British pro audio magazines, including Electronic Musician, Computer Music, and MIX. He has a master?s degree in English from California State University, Long Beach. He also helps moderate the Logic User Group, an online community of over 23,000 Apple Logic users, and he beta tests for a number of audio software companies.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Introducing Logic Pro 7 CHAPTER 2: Initial Setup CHAPTER 3: A Quick Tour of Logic Pro CHAPTER 4: Creating Your Autoload Song CHAPTER 5: Global Elements of Logic CHAPTER 6: The Transport Window CHAPTER 7: The Arrange Window CHAPTER 8: Working with Audio and Apple Loops CHAPTER 9: Working with MIDI CHAPTER 10: Working with Audio Instruments in Logic CHAPTER 11: Using Automation in Logic CHAPTER 12: Mixing in Logic CHAPTER 13: Working with Files CHAPTER 14: The Environment CHAPTER 15: Advanced Tempo Operations CHAPTER 16: Synchronizing Hardware with Logic Pro CHAPTER 17: Working with Video APPENDIX B: Default Key Command Reference APPENDIX C: Logic Pro 7 Local Menu Cross-Index APPENDIX D: Logic Resources on the Internet Index