Logic Pro 9 Newbie, Newbie, Newbie do you love me?

#1
3 years ago I recorded a CD on the Yamaha aw16g - that is my background with non-tape recording. I do mostly rock stuff - guitars, keys, bass, drums and programmed drums.

I recently purchased an imac and logic express 9. I have so much to learn and am feeling somewhat over whelmed. I know I just need to stick at it and dig in. I have two questions/requests

1) Any documents or web site you could point me to would be appreciated for learning the basics.

2) I am used to a BOSS drum machine and am trying to switch over to the new software drum apps(i.e. ezdrummer, addictive drums, etc.) I am trouble learning how to create my own patterns and fills, then put those patterns and fills in logic so I can lay out the structure of the song.
 
#3
Groove 3 is the way to go. Also, MacPro Video. Both are video based. If you prefer books Apple has a basic and and and intermediate level set. Both are available for LP9.
 
#4
David Nahmani's Peach Pit Logic Pro books are about the best way I know. They take you through a step by step process and teach you as you go along. And even a long time Logic user like myself (who has actually created 2 Logic tutorials for publisher) was able to learn allot from it while teaching it to a new client.

Fantastic book, and in my opinion, the best way to learn Logic... then I would suggest the tutorials.

George Leger III
 

Pete Thomas

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#5
2) I am used to a BOSS drum machine and am trying to switch over to the new software drum apps(i.e. ezdrummer, addictive drums, etc.) I am trouble learning how to create my own patterns and fills, then put those patterns and fills in logic so I can lay out the structure of the song.
I really like ezdrummer (I got rid of DFH superior when I discovered ez)

Your question implies a sort of wrong way round process. Usually you don't create patterns and fills, then put them in Logic - you do it all in Logic. (unless you were writing a score on manuscript first or working it out on a drumkit).

Once you have ezdrummer on a track, you then create a MIDI region (a loopable bar or number of bars, and write the notes in using score or piano roll.

Alternatively create a cycle area (e.g. the sequencer plays round and round one or more bars, and you can play in the drums note by note or part by part (as with drum machines).
 
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