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Apply Fundamentals of Logic Pro X (a Digital Audio Workstation Software) in Music Production

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Apply Fundamentals of Logic Pro X (a Digital Audio Workstation Software) in Music Production

Course Overview

Industry best practices in music production requires at least basic knowledge of Digital Work Stations (DAW) in order to streamline the mechanics of modern digital music production. If musicians are not familiar working with DAWs, they lose out in collaborative opportunities.

By learning how to apply fundamentals of Logic Pro X, musicians are able to use a commercially standard DAW platform to compose, arrange, record and produce digital content. This course aims to provide the fundamental skills on which they can build upon and contextualise for their specific production needs.

The course also aims at enabling musicians to make appropriate audio recording choices that dovetail into the functions and capabilities of a DAW, thus integrating audio recording seamlessly into a digital music production. Such choices include selecting appropriate effect plug-ins for various instruments, turning audio recordings into editable audio tracks on a DAW, performing basic audio-engineering on the audio production.

Who Should Attend

  • Music Instructors
  • Composers
  • Performers
  • Content Creators

Course Duration

4 days

Course Outline

LU 1: Identify the components of a DAW and to connect them together

  • Understanding the uses of each components of a DAW and how to connect them together

  1. Mac Computer
  2. Logic Pro X Software
  3. Audio Interface
  4. MIDI controller

LU 2: Demonstrate the use of common commands and functions for the operations of Logic Pro X

  • Creating a new Logic Pro X project file
  • Setting the Tempo, Time Signature, Key Signature, Sample rate
  • Naming and saving the file

LU 3: Create Audio and Software Instrument tracks/ Create new audio instrument track

  • Setting the input of the track to correspond to the audio interface
  • Setting the gain on the mic preamp
  • Activate recording on the track and record the audio
  • Create a new software instrument track
  • Choose an appropriate Software Instrument
  • Play on the MIDI controller and record the data

LU 4: Identify the different uses for the different types of microphones and understand basic microphone techniques

  • Understanding the differences and characteristics between condenser and dynamic microphones, pick-up patterns, large and small condenser microphones
  • Performing basic microphone techniques to record vocals and instruments

LU 5: Perform recording and editing on Audio tracks

  • Record a musical performance with the microphone
  • Perform editing, flex tune and flex time processing on the tracks

LU 6: Perform recording and editing on MIDI tracks

  • Record a musical performance on the MIDI controller
  • Editing the performance in the Piano Roll Editor

LU 7: Apply basic Equalisation and Compression to the tracks

  • Fundamentals of equalisation and compression
  • Selecting and inserting an audio plug-in into the track

LU 8: Perform basic mixing and balancing of tracks

  • Organising the track layout
  • Placement of instruments in the sound field
  • Procedure for balancing tracks
  • Setting the required loudness unit of the output

LU 9: Export the final mix to various file formats

  • Understanding the bounce menu and its functions
  • Introduction to the use of various audio file formats. i.e. wav, mp3, 16/24bit rate, 44.1/48k sample rate
  • Bounce the final file and checking it

Mode of Assessment

Multiple choice questions (MCQ)

Course Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic components of a Digital Audio Workstation
  • Understand the basic functions to record and edit audio and MIDI, using Logic Pro X
  • Perform simple microphone techniques to record voice and instruments into Logic Pro
  • Use the equalisation and compression plug-in to adjust the recorded sounds on the tracks
  • Balance and perform simple mix
  • Bounce and export the project for various formats required for digital platforms

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Learning Methodology

  • Classroom-Based Learning

Price

S$1,400