Logic Pro X 10.4 - Apple Pro Training Series: Professional Music Production 1st Edition
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David Nahmani is the founder of LogicProHelp.com, thelargest online community of Logic users. As an expert Logic Pro consultant and teacher, he has worked for Steve Porcaro (Toto, Michael Jackson), Toby Gad (Beyoncé, Alicia Keys), Coco Morier (Britney Spears, Selena Gomez), James Valentine (Maroon 5), Mark Pontius (Foster the People), the Record Plant in Los Angeles, the Winter Music Conference in Miami, the Grammy foundation, ASCAP, Apple, and many more. David wrote and produced songs published by Cleopatra records, Metropolis records, MTV, and Decca/BMG. He coproduced a song on the last Pop Will Eat Itself album and engineered three classical albums for the Bernard Calmel orchestra in Paris, France.
- Publisher : Peachpit Press; 1st edition (June 21, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 528 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0135244765
- ISBN-13 : 978-0135244760
- Item Weight : 2.38 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.35 x 1.2 x 9.05 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #226,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I think the confusion may be in the name: "Pro training series" and "Professional Music Production" lead me to believe that this would delve deeper into the features of the software. Rather, I felt the book focused only on the basic core skills one would need. There were a few tricks I learned because the author has included all keyboard shortcuts to help with workflow. However, this is more of an official help-type document that opens with instructions to install the software, create projects, save as, etc. that may be on the certification exam, but are not what I feel are related to "Professional Music Production."
The examples are helpful and relevant to the chapters, but I felt they were rather basic and the exercises include rather obvious exaggerated clips for emphasis.
I think this would be a great, easy to follow book if you have never used a DAW, but it covers less than you can get from youtube tutorials. If you are looking for help specifically with the outer layer of Logic, this will get you there and likely improve your workflow. If you are looking to be better working with composing, vocals, mixing, mastering, or anything beyond creating your first complete project, I think the time would be spent better elsewhere.
By Richard Machin on May 23, 2019
Midi Transform is not included. Score Editor is not even mentioned--a big disappointment.
The binding is cheap; pages are falling out of the book.
But it served the purpose.
Apple uses this guide for certification. But know that the details merely skim the surface of the program's capabilities.
If you just bought Logic Pro X and you don’t know where to start, buy this book and start here.
It’s a perfect starting point for those who rather not sign up for online or brick and mortar classes. And definitely better then floating around random YouTube videos. At the very least this book will give you a foundation and directive while learning Logic.
(p.s. not only am I learning about Logic, but I'm also getting generally helpful tips on the songwriting and music production process by following Nahmani's workflow.)
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If you are in a guitar band, its absolutely a waste of money.
after the initial fright of all these buttons, you can very easily figure out logic pro, recording levels, and basic editing. it really is quite straightforward. the only thing i wanted help with - but again had to figure out for myself - was mike placements (ie an actual mike, actually placed in the studio, next to my amp, not a bit of software) and setting recording levels to get the best sound. Obviously i could not find this in this book, which cost 40 quid, it only has 'virtual mikes'
if you are an entirely synth based music guy, who doesnt want to bother with actual instruments, just wants to creat virtual drum tracks, virtual guitars, virtual piano then maybe you will like this but if you are an actual musician who plays guitar, bass, drums, dont bother, take your 40 quid and go and buy some beer instead, you will get more use.
Im not normally a lover of these books as I'm a kinaesthetic learner but it was a present from my daughter so felt obliged to stick with it. Im so pleased I did it brilliant. The book is structured in a logical sequence applying what you learnt in the previous lesson and adding to it to not only to reinforce learning but also add to your leaning.
I genuinely love and can't put it down. I only found out later by googling the author David Nahmani but he runs a well known logic pro help forum so has a great pedigree on the subject matter.
Probably like most people If I was buying a book for my self this book was more expensive than the other obvious choices so may have been put off, don't be as this has everything a beginner to intermediate learner needs.
Really great book get it.
After the first couple of lessons I realised I should have done this ages ago!
It is intuitive and going back to basics is a way to go. I use Logic as a hobbyist music creator.