Naming lanes in the step editor

If you use midi instruments such as an external drum machine or something similar, it’s worth spending some time labelling up your studio in Logic so that your workflow is quick and doesn’t stop you from writing your next hit. In this tutorial, we’ll look at how you label the different areas of the step editor so that they are… Read more →

Understanding the different channel strips, part 1

When writing and composing music in Logic Pro there are a variety of different options for the different types of audio that might be used in the composition process. In this tutorial, we’ll focus on 3 specific types of track in this tutorial:   Audio Tracks; strictly for passing audio Software Instruments; strictly for software instruments including logic’s own package… Read more →

Splitting stereo files into mono in Logic Pro X

Depending on the type of projects that you work with, there are times when you’ll be sent stereo audio files. These could be stems from another studio, or they could be samples which you would like to manipulate. Logic will enable you to manipulate the individual channels, but finding out how is not clearly marked. As the old adage goes… Read more →

Using colours to organise entire audio files

One useful tool for managing the different tracks in your project is by using colours. In some projects, I’ve often grouped instruments by colour. For example, for all drum tracks, I’ve used “red”. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up the audio tracks to automatically record with colour.   Preflight check   Make sure your audio device is… Read more →

How to change sample rate

Why would I care about sample rate? Well if you’re an audiophile, you might be wanting to get higher resolution on your recordings. But what is sample rate? “Sample rate is the number of samples of audio carried per second, measured in Hz or kHz (one kHz being 1 000 Hz) – wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Sample_Rates”  Certain media industries use different sample rates because of the higher… Read more →

Recording Midi Instruments – Use templates!

Following on from the Recording Audio Templates tutorial, we’ll focus on creating a templates made using software instruments. If you’re an electronic producer or involved in projects containing lots of software instruments, setting up templates of your workflow will save you lots of time. Read more →

Set up your audio device with Logic Pro

Adding a sound card can sometimes be tricky. There are lots of different manufacturers, all offering different functions and features, and finding the right one can be a challenge. Installing the one you’ve chosen can also be difficult. Read more →

Recording audio – use templates!

One of my favourite features of Logic Pro is the ability to create templates. If you’re a musician, you’ll want to strike while the iron is hot. After all, the riff you’ve come up with could be a real life changer for you. Read more →

Why use Logic Pro 9?

There are many reasons why you would use Apple’s logic Pro 9. I am a current user because I have worked for many years in version 9. There have been many incarnations of Logic Pro and Logic Pro X (the latest version) was a very highly anticipated release. I often find I go back to Logic 9, because thats what… Read more →

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