|Student Learning Outcomes -|
- A successful student will record and edit both MIDI and audio data.
- A successful student will effectively mix a music project in Logic Pro.
|Description - |
|Producing Music with Apple Logic Pro software. Understanding the Logic Pro interface, windows and editors, navigation, key commands and screensets. MIDI editing, MIDI real-time control, audio recording and editing, and working with QuickTime video. Explore Logic Pro software instruments, including the ES2, EXS-24, Sculpture, UltraBeat, subtractive synthesizers and vintage instruments. Study critical listening examples with interactive demos and tutorials. Elements of production design, music composition and song form, arrangement tools and mixing techniques.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Understand the Logic Pro software interface, windows and menus.
- Record and edit both MIDI and audio data.
- Understand the various software instruments in Logic Pro.
- Use sound design plug-ins in Logic Pro.
- Effectively mix a music project in Logic Pro.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- When taught on campus:
- 30 Macintosh computers and MIDI keyboards.
- Video projector and screen.
- 30 Logic Pro software installs.
- When taught via Foothill Global Access:
- on-going access to computer with Email software and capabilities.
- Email address.
- Java-script enabled internet browsing software.
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Logic Pro Workflows (Lec, Lab)
- The Arrange Window (Lec, Lab)
- Creating Screensets (Lec, Lab)
- The Transport Window and controlling playback. (Lec, Lab)
- Saving files and going mobile. (Lec, Lab)
- Recording with Logic Pro
- Metronome Settings (Lec, Lab)
- Multitrack Recording (Lec, Lab)
- Amp Design (Lec, Lab)
- Recording and comping overdubs. (Lec, Lab)
- MIDI and Virtual Instruments
- Logic Synth Instruments (Lec, Lab)
- Logic Emulator Instruments. (Lec, Lab)
- EX24 Sampler (Lec, Lab)
- Hyper Editor (Lec, Lab)
- Events List (Lec, Lab)
- Editing and Arranging
- Basic audio editing techniques. (Lec, Lab)
- Merging regions. (Lec, Lab)
- Repairing and morphing sound with the Sample Editor. (Lec, Lab)
- Audio fades. (Lec, Lab)
- Setting up the Mixer. (Lec, Lab)
- Using EQ and Compression. (Lec, Lab)
- Signal flow with aux and send tracks. (Lec, Lab)
- Channel strips for audio processing. (Lec, Lab)
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Graded lab assignments in the operation of the Logic Pro sequencers.
- Tests and problem solving activities using MIDI sequences.
- Preparing advanced digital sequences to an industry standard from a set of specifications for application in a MIDI environment, and evaluated from those specifications.
- A graded final project that demonstrates acquired skill in creating and mixing a master audio file and producing MP3 copies to an industry standard.
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Anker, Kevin and Orren Merton. Logic Pro X Power!:The Comprehensive Guide. Independence, KY: Cengage Learning PTR, 2014. |
|Disciplines - |
|Commercial Music |
|Method of Instruction - |
- Lecture presentations and classroom discussion of the techniques for producing audio in Logic Pro.
- In-class viewing of Logic Pro projects followed by instructor-guided interpretation and analysis.
- Presentations of major music and post-production projects followed by in-class discussion and evaluation.
- Demonstration of techniques for recording. editing, and mixing audio in Logic Pro.
|Lab Content - |
- Implementation and drivers.
- Velocity and aftertouch.
- Multiple routing assignments
- Virtual Instruments
- Volume matching.
- Tempo matching via Logic time stretching.
- Elastic Audio.
- ReWiring secondary applications via insert tracks and bus assignments.
- Plug-in applications using internal busses affecting external applications.
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Written critiques and analyses of audio production projects including albums, soundtracks, television, video games and Internet multi-media.
- Written summaries documenting technical and artistic elements for corresponding submitted assignments and audio projects.
- Written proposals, session logs, learning outcomes and reflections supporting submitted musical works and final master recordings.