Technical Aspects of Film Scoring: Logic – Lesson 2

Advanced Features of Logic for Film Scoring

36m 10s beginner Beginner
Author: Chris Fitzgerald

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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 2 – Advanced Features of Logic for Film Scoring

  • Calculating tempo changes
  • Creating a tempo map for a scene
  • Meter changes & compositional techniques
  • Working with Multi-output instruments in Logic
  • MIDI and audio routing in Logic
  • Mixing in Logic
  • Working with compression, EQ and reverb
  • Exporting audio in Logic
  • Creating a build session sequence
  • Prepping for final delivery of audio on a project

Lesson challenge: Score a short video clip in Logic