Used by Coldplay, T-Pain, Foster The People, and The Killers, Logic is a music production powerhouse. It’s also more accessible than ever with the new Logic Pro X release from Apple priced at $199. Logic has powerful film scoring features, including video syncing, SMPTE time code support, variable frame rate, and a complex tempo calculation tool. No prior film scoring experience is necessary. Students are recommended to own or have access to a computer with MIDI sequencing and audio recording software to complete the course challenges.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Discern film scoring aspects such as SMPTE timecode, film frame rate, audio sample rate and bit-depth, and spotting
  • Use Logic to create markers, calculate tempo and set up a complete click track for a film scene
  • Use Logic to compose, mix and export a music piece

Lesson 1 Part 2 – Basic Features of Logic for Film Scoring

  • Logic overview
  • Loading a film into Logic
  • Configuring Logic’s SMPTE frame rate and project sample rate to sync with digital video
  • Loading virtual instruments into Logic
  • Creating and Locking Markers

Lesson challenge: Spotting exercise and Logic session set-up