Apple Logic Studio


101 / 201 / 301


David Earl aka sflogicninja

Instructor: Logic 101, 201 & 301

David is a composer, producer, author and educator. He has been working with Pyramind Training, teaching ground campus classes in Logic, Sound Design, Synthesis, and other music related subjects since 2000. From 2004 to 2007 he was Pyramind Studios' lead composer and creative director and now brings his Logic expertise to Pyramind's online training programs.

David is perhaps best known for his online avatar, sflogicninja, with a following of over 28,000 subscribers and over 3 million views on YouTube. Since sflogicninja’s humble beginnings in 2006, he has become a globally recognized certified trainer and expert for all matters relating to Apple's Logic Studio. 


Watching Dave (sflogicninja) up in front of class explaining how to use Logic and basically writing songs right there on the fly, I was like that is exactly what I want to do.
— Michael Bricker (Music Editor / Sony Computer Entertainment America)


 

Logic Studio 101:

This is Apple’s certified training course for Logic Studio: an integrated digital audio and MIDI sequencing production system. Students will be introduced to all of the primary windows and features in Logic, to the point where they can confidently manage and complete a song using Logic, from inspiration to a burned CD. Apple’s Logic End User Level 1 Certification is available upon completion of the course.

Topics include:

  • Navigating through Logic
  • Environment and arrange window\
  • Matrix, event, and hyper information
  • Recording and editing audio
  • Score window overview
  • Rewire 

Logic Studio 201: 

This Apple Certification class covers higher-end functions relating to composition, sound design, and post-production. All of the built-in synthesizers are explained and explored, cross-referencing the synthesis training happening in other courses. Apple’s Logic End User Level 2 Certification is available upon completion of the course. 

Topics include:

  • Automation
  • Plug-ins and mixing
  • Soft-synths and internal production
  • Customizing your screenshots and key commands
  • Working with Quicktime picture
  • Creating tempo markers and hit point markers
  • Recording, editing and mixing chops 

Music Mixing & Mastering 301 with Logic:

The Logic version of Pyramind’s acclaimed Mixing & Mastering class: This unique educational process in this class puts the student in the driver’s seat. Every week for 16 weeks, student projects and mixes will be dissected in a workshop setting to determine what works and what doesn’t using a set of specified objective criteria.

This class synthesizes ALL of the subjects learned to date – from music theory to songwriting, production tools and engineering concepts – as the students realize what a piece of music actually goes through to be finished! Once mixed, the song will undergo mastering at a professional facility in SF – the final step on the way to professional delivery.

Topics include:

  • Maximizing song arrangement during the mix process
  • Dissecting & understanding emotional arc
  • Delivery levels
  • Balancing the elements of the song
  • Advanced automation & FX
  • Tones and depth of sound
  • Vocals and tuning issues
  • Cleaning up noisy tracks
  • EQ and compression in action
  • Submixes
  • Mastering