1 Setting up and optimization Drivers. Keeping up to date. The 'other' book. Operating system optimization. Other hardware. 2 Templates, Projects and back-ups Templates. 3 Getting around in Logic Toolbox. Scrolling with the mouse. Links. Linking and the Environment. Key Commands. Importing Key Commands. Undo and Redo. Markers. Groups in the Media browser's bin. Creating Tracks and Objects. Snapping and Dragging. Screensets. Selecting things. Marquee tool. Selecting windows without bringing them to the front. Copying between songs. The Finder Dock and what to do with it. Play and Record Key Commands. Parameter boxes in the inspector. Region Parameter box. Track Parameter box. Audio Track types and Parameters. Channel strip presets. 4 Recording Audio recording. Low latency mode. Safety i/o buffer. CPU (Central Processing Unit) overload problems. Multiple processor CPU monitor and CoreAudio problems. Input/Output labels. 'Printing' effects onto a recording. Creating and manipulating 'takes' and 'mute and cycle' recording. Drum editing using folders. MIDI recording. Extended Region parameters. MIDI (and Virtual instrument) multi-track recording. Using virtual instruments. Multi output (multi channel) virtual instruments. General recording tips. Monitoring. Tempo tips. 5 Plug-ins Logic Audio Units. Garageband instruments. Using VST plug-ins in Logic. Third-party plug-in in Logic. Effects plug-ins. 6 Workflow Customising how Logic looks. Using colours. Window menu Transport bar. Scroll in play. Zooming in Logic. Automatic track zooming. Zooming individual Tracks. Zoom Key Commands. Zoom navigation history. Process buffers. SMPTE Time ruler. Using markers to display lyrics. Exporting tracks and Regions as audio files. Environment tips. Environment objects. Multi Instruments and MIDI patch names. Project information. MIDI reset. 7 The Arrange page, Editor windows and more editing tips General editing tips. The Hyper editor. Time stretching and tempo adjustment in the Arrange page. Arrange page tips. Piano Roll (Matrix) editor tips. Event List editor tips. Score editor tips. Sample editor tips. 8 Apple loops and fluid audio 9 Mixing Mixer. Bringing external hardware into Logic. Plug-in delay compensation (PDC). Using hardware controllers in Logic. Automation quick access. Panning. Creating 'doubled' parts. Creating harmonies from a single recording. Automation. Inserting a reverb or delay plug-in on a bus - the wet/dry setting. Pre and post sends. Pre fader metering. MIDI mixing tips. Some mixing tips using Logic's plug-ins. Processing guitars. Keyboards. Processing vocals. Automation level adjustment versus compression. Using send effects on other tracks. 10 Mastering Introduction. Order of mastering plug-ins. Appendix 1 Glossary Appendix 2 Logic and the internet
Stephen Bennett is a composer and post-production engineer who uses Logic every day. This is the book he wishes had been available when he first got to grips with the fascinating software that is Logic.