Logic Pro X - The Details by Edgar Rothermich

Logic Pro X - The Details

By Edgar Rothermich

  • Release Date: 2015-09-14
  • Genre: Digital Media
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Logic Pro X - The Details "  is the follow-up book of "Logic Pro X - How It Works".
It explains all the remaining features in Logic Pro X with the same style by using rich illustrations and diagrams that are not found in any other manual. This is the first time that even beginners and intermediate Logic users can explore the more advanced features in Logic due to that easy to understand, visual approach of this manual.

The Logic books in the "Graphically Enhanced Manuals (GEM)" series are the only ones available as interactive multi-touch eBooks. On 1527 pages, the author explains the app in great detail with additional background information that is often required to fully understand specific features. 
Many of the information regarding the functionality of Logic Pro X is found neither in the official documentation nor anywhere else. Logic Pro X is a very deep and sometimes complex application that users (beginners and pros alike) often struggle with. This is where the unique approach of the Graphically Enhanced Manuals series comes in. No matter how complex or complicated the subject is, the author provides easy to understand graphics and diagrams that let the reader understand and master the material.
This interactive multi-touch eBook includes a 600 term Glossary that is linked throughout the content of the book.

Table of Contents:

1 - Introduction
2 - Workflow: The most important and most underrated topic when using Logic is how to use it efficiently. 
That's why I start the book with that chapter. 
3 - Advanced Editing: To really become a Logic "Pro-user", you need all the available editing tools on your Logic tool belt. 
4 - Flex Introduction: Finally, Audio Regions have the same freedom when it comes to editing as their MIDI Region counterparts. 
5 - Flex Time: No time restrictions for Audio Regions anymore. No matter what tempo an audio file was recorded in, you can change it and even quantize it. 
6 - Flex Pitch: If you ever wanted to change the pitch information in Audio Regions but couldn't afford the Melodyne app or couldn't (under-)stand it, then Logic has the easiest to use tool for you. 
7 - Browsers: The three Browsers in Logic don't get the same respect from their users. Either they frown upon Apple Loops or don't know what to do with the Media Browser in the first - now you will. 
8 - Audio File Management: The problem with having a lot of stuff is how to manage that stuff. This is also true for all the Logic related files. You better learn how to manage them before you start to lose them. 
9 - Advanced Audio: There is much more to Audio in Logic that meets the eyes. I dive into all those pro features Logic has to offer to show you what is going on under the hood. 
10 - Advanced MIDI: You can also advance your knowledge about the MIDI features in Logic, in addition to its audio features. 
11 - Automation: Automation is such big topic, I had to split it into two chapters. The first part covers Track Automation, the main automation mode that gets you started. 
12 - Automation (advanced): There is Track Automation, Region Automation, MIDI Draw, Trim Mode, Absolute Mode, Relative Mode, to name just a few. Ready to become an expert on all of that? 
13 - Music Notation: There are applications just for music notation. With Logic, that is included. No matter if you want to print out a single melody or an entire orchestral score - you can do it. 
14 - Tempo & Time: Tempo and Time seems to be easy topics on the outside. But be warned, this chapter goes deep, where no other manual has gone before. 
15 - Working to Picture: Logic is the best and most popular DAW when it comes to scoring to picture. Learn all the stuff you need to know - to do exactly that. 
16 - Synchronization: If you made it through the Tempo & Time chapter, then this one is the right chapter for you with lots of information beyond Logic. 
17 - The Environment: The scariest place in Logic, sending shivers down the spine of most Logic users - unless you know your way around ... then all of a sudden it becomes the most powerful place in Logic. 
18 - Surround Sound: If two speakers are not enough to do your Project good, then it's time to move up to the world of Surround Sound. 
19 - Control Surfaces: Logic will also surrender to outside powers. Learn how to use and setup those devices, no matter if it is just a single Mod Wheel or a fully equipped Control Surface. 
19 - Gobbler and Connect: This is not a new cop show on CBS. Starting with version 10.2, Logic has integrated support for Gobbler and Apple Music Connect, two services that let you collaborate with other Logic users and share your work with others.

This is the 10th book in the bestselling series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals". Readers love this unique way of leaning applications no matter how easy or complicated the app might be. Here are some responses from satisfied customers:

"I wish all the manuals on software were like yours!" - Giovanni C.
"You have the gift of making difficult concepts understandable" - William B.
"Your style is the most informative and clear I have ever seen" - Mark D.
"Great stuff Edgar! I bought your other Logic GEM books and love em..." - freeform
"Thank you so much for your fantastic guides; I've learned so much!" - Brandon B.
"I love your manuals."  - Eli. 


That is the motto of the book series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals" (GEM). They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand


  • Logic Pro X The Details

    By PortlandBruce
    These GEM books are the way to go. I call them GEM, too - Great Educational Method! Pictures is how I learn best, and I’m not ashamed to say so. Keep up the great work, Edgar. Thank you very much!
  • As good as the first, no wait, even better

    By wndyAL
    It took me a while to digest all the information of the first book, but finally I "graduated" and moved up to the big league. This second Logic book is even better than the first one. THe graphics, amazing. Did I mention the graphics. How can anybody learn an application with those clear and easy to understand diagrams. Forgot about all those YouTube videos. Most of them are a wast of time. his book tells you how Logic really works so you understand it. I now understand it. THank you Mr Rothermich for such exceptional work. Extremly highly recommended
  • Just a Great Book

    By volovicg
    This book not only combines a graphical approach to learning, but also provides clear visualizations in addtion to the concise reading material. I am well versed in Logic and each time I pick up these books, I learn something knew. It also makes for an excellent reference manual. Perfect book for those who wants to begin to master Logic and learn and understand… The Details behind it…. Highly recommended.
  • No Comparison

    By RichardPr
    There is simply no comparison. These GEM books are the best on the market. I’m always surprised by the depth, details, and clarity of those books.
  • Best Learning Tool (part 1)

    By What a great help!!
    I bought the first Logic book from this author (Logic Pro X - How it Works) and reading now the "Details" books to learn all the more in-depth feature of Logic. Watching YouTube videos to learn Logic is fine for a quick demonstration of a single feature or workflow, but there is no comparison to the wealth of information these books provide. Reading through them is almost like watching a slide show, one step away to actually a video presentation. Worth the money. Highly recommended.
  • Wonderful introductions that make a sophisticated program substantially more accessible

    By Jeremy Borum
    Edgar Rothermich's Logic Pro X books are wonderful introductions that make a sophisticated program substantially more accessible. I am a professional composer and orchestrator, and I have read a LOT of software manuals. Most manuals are designed as references, and to understand them you usually have to be simultaneously using the software. Rothermich's approach, although technical and precise, is based on a conversational style and is focused on understanding instead of step-by-step how-to instructions. It's highly visual, and as a result nothing is left to the imagination. The end result is books you can read through from top to bottom, gaining an understanding of the software BEFORE fiddling with it. I highly recommend Rothermich's books for the beginner and intermediate user. They are so well organized that they could be the textbook for a semester-long course, but so easy to read that you might get through them in a week.
  • No comparison

    By salinajj
    I’m half way through the book and although I'm quite familiar with these GEM books, I always amazed by the depth of the explanation and how simple it is to understand even the most complex topics. And I must say, Logic is getting quite complex at times. I don’t know how other people learn that stuff by just reading text without the visual presentation. Talking about visual. Forget about YouTube videos. I haven’t seen anything that provides that in-depth coverage. On top of that, the author seems to know his stuff. Something you cannot say from lot of guys who try to teach how Logic works because they figured out how to upload a screencast to YouTube.
  • Sets the bar very high

    By Occhiblu27
    Edgar has leveraged the iBooks format more than any other author i’ve read. Content-wise, everything is in here, great reference material. Free updates (not just typos), including 10.1 which had major updates to the program. He proves his dedication to being the authority and leveraging the platform is a win-win all around. I honestly don’t know how he does it. Thank you!
  • Wow, just Wow

    By gustavoMMM
    The best coverage of Logic I’ve ever seen. It is so easy to learn all the Logic Details, and fun too. This price is more than justified. I spent much more money, wasting my precious time to find the right YouTube video (which I often didn’t). This is as close as it gets to a video by having a concepts visualized with those great graphics. Thanks for doing that.
  • It just gets better

    By Tom69Wess
    I also have the first Logic book of this GEM series and I am also a big fan of this kind of learning. Had to get this book too and I’am thrilled with it. Finally, I can understand those advanced topics and features that other books won’t touch.