Logic Pro Producer Certificate

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our 4 week Logic Pro Producer Certificate Course will equip novice students with the skills needed for recording music, using midi, using the sequencer, beat making, working with loops, audio editing, audio mixing, remixing, and music production with the Logic Pro audio software suite. Logic Pro puts a complete recording studio on your Mac, with everything a musician or producer needs to write, record, edit and mix like never before. Click here to learn more about the software on the official Apple product page. On completion of our course, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, and the Secret Sound Producer’s Certificate in Logic Pro. You will also be eligible to register for our follow-on Logic Pro Intermediate Producer course.

 

This course is about learning Logic Pro while going through the creative process of being an artist. We focus on being creative rather than getting hung up on technical details, and developing your own sound through experimentation. You will learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music.

 

After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Logic Pro has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, and ways of creating tension and drama in your music. Levels 2 – 4 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio (see the Modules tab below for details).

MODULES

Module 1: Beats, Sketches and Ideas

Learn the fundamentals of Logic Pro by producing a series of musical sketches. Learn how to create beats, bass lines, and melodies with MIDI instruments, record live instruments, and start discovering the infinite potential of Logic as a studio production tool.

 

  • Navigating Logic’s interface
  • Working with Apple Loops
  • Composing with MIDI
  • Synthesizing bass with the ES1 synthesiser
  • Writing melodic parts and chords
  • Recording audio
  • Working with the mixer: pan pots and faders
  • Using effects
  • Mixing down / Bouncing Tracks
Module 2: Complete Your First Track

Get comfortable with Logic Pro as you begin to develop your short sketches into full arrangements. Explore Logic’s powerful tools for transforming audio, including Flex Time and the EXS24 sampler. By the end of level 2, you’ll be comfortable with Logic’s core production tools, and have your first full track composed.

 

  • Drum programming fundamentals in Ultrabeat
  • Creating song structures and arrangements
  • Take folders and comps
  • Manipulating sounds with sampling
  • Time stretching with Flex Time
  • Creating audio details and edits
  • Creating movement with automation
  • MIDI mapping controllers
Module 3: Synthesis & Effects

Dive into synthesis and process sounds to add a unique sonic fingerprint to your music. Learn the fundamentals of analog-style subtractive synthesis to create basses, leads, pads, and sound effects using Logic’s powerful library of software instruments. Explore fundamental mixing and effects processing concepts.

 

  • Envelopes: ADSR
  • Subtractive synthesis
  • Leads and arpeggios with ES2 and Arpeggiator
  • Chords and pads with ES2
  • The Sampler
Module 4: Routing, Transitions and Finalising Mixes

Build your knowledge of subtractive synthesis by creating sweeps, risers, and transition effects. Use reverb and delay to integrate sounds into your mixes, adding character and texture. Use automation and filters to build drama and execute exciting transitions. Combine your mixing skills to take one of your tracks through the final mixdown process.

 

  • Routing 1: Sends and Returns
  • Reverb
  • Delay
  • White Noise
  • Creating builds, drops, and transitions
  • Limiters

TUTOR

Alan Keane

Ableton Live - Music Production Course Tutor

 

Dublin based artist/producer Alan Keane is the founder of vinyl label Indicate. An honours graduate of the Dublin Sound Training Centre and IADT, Alan is a veteran live performer and has appeared at countless club nights and festivals over the last decade.

 

 

Performing and producing under the alias Pusher_(Indicate) since 2012, Alan has numerous releases under his belt and has secured their physical distribution worldwide.

 

 

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“I have been meaning to dip my toe in the water of music production for years but never knew where to start. I eventually decided on a course in Logic Pro with Secret Sound and I’m glad to say that I made the right choice. Their introductory course was pitched exactly at my level (beginner) and I really benefitted from their low tutor/pupil ratio, which in my class was 1:2. This ensured that we both had the tutor’s undivided attention at all times, which was great.

 

Where Secret Sound really shines is in the obvious in-depth knowledge of its instructors – they really know their stuff and just as importantly, they explain the concepts in a simple and concise manner which is clear and easy to understand. They have just the right balance of theory training and practical exercises to keep things interesting. The tutors are extremely knowledgeable and they create a great learning atmosphere by checking regularly that you understand before moving on, and asking questions is always encouraged, which is great to see.

 

So what did I get from the course? It gave me a firm grasp of the basic fundamentals of music production using Logic Pro, so job done! I would recommend Secret Sound to anyone who wants to get started in music production or DJing. They’re reasonably priced, they know their stuff and they are good at sharing their knowledge with others – what more could you ask for? I’ll definitely be back for another course.”
Austin Molloy

 

“I felt the course was great value for money, and I can honestly say that my skill set and understanding of Logic studio has dramatically increased. I was particularly impressed with my tutor, who made understanding the course content easy, and the lengths he went to delivering the content, whether it was part of the course for that evening or an on-the-spot question which usually had nothing to do with that evening’s schedule. I really enjoyed my time at the school and I will definitely recommend it to anybody who wishes to learn or further their music tech education.”
Aaron Smyth

 

“I would highly recommend Secret Sound to anyone who wants to know how to use music software. A lot of courses these days can be a bit all over the place, but Secret Sound is run very well and professionally. Ross knows his software very well. 10/10”
Max Macken

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Course Package Includes:

  • 8 hours of classroom tutoring, with 30 minutes before every class dedicated to helping students one-to-one with specific questions and issues.
  • Access to our online tutorial video series. Each week’s tutorials reflect the material we cover in class, so even if you didn’t quite catch something the first time around, you’ll never miss a beat with our tutorial videos.
  • Support outside of class hours: Students can schedule face-to-face online support with their tutor via Skype Screen Sharing. Screen sharing not only allows you to show the tutor exactly what you’re talking about, it allows us to demonstrate what needs to be done in real time.
  • Access to our online Q&A wall, where you can post your questions and have them answered by our practicing professionals. Every question stays up on the wall, so our database keeps growing as each questions is answered for all to see.
  • Valuable and transferable audio production skills with our weekly Mixing Techniques modules.
  • Weekly downloads including class notes, resources, FX banks and sample packs

PRICE & SCHEDULE

Price:
€200 (Cash, cheque or bank transfer accepted)
Students are required to pay a €50 deposit to secure their place on this course, which will then be deducted from their remaining balance. Balance should paid in full on or before the night of the first class unless a payment plan has been arranged.

 

Schedule:
4 weeks (4 x 2 hour sessions)
Monday evenings 7-9pm for four weeks

 

What You Need:
A Mac laptop computer to bring to class
Logic Pro X installed and running
A pair of headphones

 

Discounts:
10% Student & Unemployed Discount applicable

 

Status:
ENROLLING NOW (max 4 students)