Music production with Logic: level 1

Course Dates: 23/09/20 - 21/10/20
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: Online
Tutors:

Logic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

Gain an 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.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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
• Bounce: creating a final mix
• 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
• 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 be able 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.
Practical work on individual projects. You will present work in progress and receive feedback and support from your tutor and peers.
You will make best progress if you can work on your projects between sessions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You must have a Mac computer running Logic, and we recommend you also have headphones, external microphone and a MIDI keyboard. Logic is not available for Windows/PCs.
Visit our Music technology: equipment advice page for more detailed information about hardware and software, so that you can ensure you have everything you need before you enrol. Even for courses that take place at City Lit, we recommend you have your own equipment at home so that you can continue to develop your music after your course has finished.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Music production with Logic: level 2
Visit our Music technology courses: overview blog to see the wide range of courses on offer, from music production and home recording to live electronics and sound art. If you already know what you are looking for, go straight to the listing of currently available course dates and times.
For further advice email the Music office .
Music also offers a wide range of instrumental, singing, ensemble, music theory, musicianship, songwriting and composition courses.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Max La Villa

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.

Book your place

Course Code: MK510

Please choose a course date 

Wed, eve, 23 Sep - 21 Oct '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

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