Music production with Logic
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: MK510
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Logic. We cover recording, arranging and editing both audio and MIDI. Using Logic's own 'software instruments', and 'plug-in' effects, and an introduction to mixing and bouncing a final mix. Have fun, get creative and harness the power of this amazing music program.
What will we cover?
- Setting up Logic along with the necessary hardware and software requirements
- Recording and editing audio
- Recording and editing MIDI 'regions' using 'software instruments'
- Using the Logic tools and keyboard shortcuts to produce complex arrangements
- Using 'plug-ins' and effects
- Basic mixing and automation
- Bounce - creating a final mix to burn to CD and making an mp3
- Saving, organising and backing up your projects.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Set up Logic with a range of basic equipment typical of a project studio
- Record and edit audio
- Record and edit MIDI 'regions' using 'software instruments'
- Use the Logic tools to extend and create sophisticated multi-track arrangements
- Make efficient use of 'plug-ins' and effects.
- Perform basic mixing and automation
- Perform a bounce to produce a final mix for CD and mp3
- Save, organise and back up your projects efficiently.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You need to be confident with computers and IT generally, including file management, and understand fundamental musical concepts such as pitch and tempo. The course is suitable for beginners in audio production.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English, engage in class discussions and take notes in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor demonstration and explanation. Class discussion followed by practical work.
You will work on an individual Mac workstation to practise set themes, techniques and skills, applying these to your developing ideas and material. You will present your work in progress regularly to the group and receive feedback, support and encouragement from your tutor throughout the course.
It is useful to have access to a Mac with Logic software outside class to work on your project between sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Ideally, you will have access to a Mac with Logic software outside class to work on your project between sessions. For information and advice on hardware, software and peripherals, see our post on Music technology equipment advice.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
See the listing of currently available courses in Music Production.
Max’s musical training began in New York City where he was lucky enough to have major session musicians as neighbors in his building teaching him guitar as a child. By his early teens he was studying classical guitar, alongside theory and orchestration, at the High School of the Performing Arts. He relocated to Spain to further his classical guitar studies under the esteemed guitarist/ teacher Jose Tomas. While there Max ran a commercial recording studio, where he began immersing himself in the emerging digital technologies. After moving to London, he continued working as a session musician. He has recorded, toured and collaborated with artists including Kevin Ayers, Paul Weller, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Jah Wobble, Carl Barat (Libertines) and Marc Almond. In 2011 he was commissioned to compose recitatives and an aria for a production of “The Coronation of Poppea” by the Théatre du Châtelet in Paris which centered around virtual instruments and sampling delivered by multiple computers live on stage with the players. Max continues working with artists of every genre in mixing, sound design, drum programming, bass and keyboards.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.