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Introduction! The Inspector is one of the most important sections of Logic Pro's user interface. From helping out with quick tasks like transposing an audio region to helping avoid the scatteredness of the mixer, the inspector packs loads of utility into one small strip of screen space.  The Inspector can definitely be quite counterintuitive for new…
  • Logic Pro X, Mixing, Audio, Workflow, Tips, Ideas
  • September 8th, 2022
Working with music for picture can often be a difficult feat. In my opinion, Logic makes it pretty straightforward. The video accompanying this post walks through the basics of importing movies into Logic and the basic project settings and formatting to watch out for!   Here's a quick "Logic Video" checklist you can keep handy to keep everything in…
  • Logic Pro X, film scoring, Film, Movie, Video, Soundtrack
  • May 23rd, 2022
What are all these tools and what are they for? I find that a lot of new (and even experienced) Logic users don’t even realize that there is an array of tools that transform your cursor into something new and useful! The “toolbox” in Logic might seem self-explanatory to some, but there are a lot of tools that not only improve workflow but enhance…
  • Logic, Tools, Editing
  • May 23rd, 2022
SCROLL DOWN FOR A VIDEO VERSION OF THIS POST!!!! The concept of sends and busses, in general, is one that beginner DAW users often struggle to understand. It took me quite a while to feel confident enough in my understanding of the concept to adopt it, but after I started, I never looked back! Sends provide a powerful way to manage effects, save CPU, and…
  • Bus, Busses, Sends, Aux Tracks, Routing, Mixing
  • May 20th, 2022
Back in May 2020 when Logic 10.5 was first released, I was absolutely in love. Honestly, I don't think the honeymoon phase is ending anytime soon... Before the release of the all-powerful Logic version 10.5, I always found that drum programming in Logic was super annoying compared to other DAWs. There isn't anything wrong with using the piano roll to…
  • Logic, MIDI, Sequencing, Drums, Programming, Beat
  • May 20th, 2022
by Maya Wagner If you would rather watch a video of the explaination, scroll down to the bottom of this post. Global tracks provide some amazing resources, but many people don't know how to access the tools they provide. In this post, we'll go over some FAQs and life hacks so you can take advantage of Logic's global tracks! Show and hide the global…
  • Logic Pro, Logic, Global Tracks, Tracks, Beat Mapping, Organization, Project, DAW
  • May 20th, 2022
by Kari Estes Check out the first article for more plugins! All of these plugins are completely free of charge and are available in both AAX and VST forms, allowing you to use them in both Logic and ProTools (as well as other DAWs) and are all Catalina compatible. PreFET Pre-Amp by accentize This plugin by accentize is a free amp simulation…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 2022
   Written by Maya Wagner and Matt Ho Now it’s time for the moment you have ALL been waiting for… the biggest and badest of the E-Synths is here and ready to blow your minds and transport you into the elite world of synthesis...    Introduction Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 19th, 2022
Written by Matt Ho and Maya Wagner Introduction Welcome back to the wonderful world of synthesis! In this collection of posts, Maya and Matt explore where Logic all started with a comprehensive guide to Logic's E-synths! Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the…
  • Synthesis, Synth, Logic, Synthesizer, Analog, Sound Design, Native, Plugin
  • May 19th, 2022
Written by Maya Wagner and Matt Ho Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the software. This is where the namesake “ES” or “E-synth” comes from. Since the rebrand, Logic has kept six of the original instruments from Emagic’s version of the Software. These synths have…
  • Logic, Synth, Synthesis, Sound Design, Logic Pro X
  • May 19th, 2022
You're probably wondering why my control bar looks different than yours. Did you know you can customize it? There are TONS of ways to make your control bar just the way you need it. Let's check it out- Presets The first way to change what is showing on the display bar is to access the presets with the little arrow on the far right side of the Display.…
  • Control Bar, Controls, Tools, Customize, Logic
  • May 19th, 2022
Creating multi-timbral Instruments in Logic allows for a specific type of organization within projects. For projects which include full MIDI orchestrations and other software-instrument heavy composition, using multi-timbral instruments allows one external plugin, such as Native Instruments’ Kontakt to run up to 16 separate instrument tracks. In a few cases…
  • Logic, film scoring, Multi-timbral, Multitimbral, Kontakt
  • May 19th, 2022