technical aspects of film scoring logic thumbnailTechnical Aspects of Film Scoring: Logic

1h 58m intermediate Intermediate • 3 videos
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


Technical Aspects of Film Scoring: Logic – Lesson 1 Part 2

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

Technical Aspects of Film Scoring: Logic – Lesson 2

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