How To Make Beats With Logic Pro X (a beginner-level tutorial)

How To Make Beats With Logic Pro X

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If you want to learn how to make beats with Logic Pro X and all of its great features (drummer, channel strips, software instruments, effects plugins, etc.), this tutorial is for you!

In this video, JT from Delicate Beats shows you a bunch of cool and simple tricks to start making beats FAST and the PRO way 🙂

0:46 Step #1: Creating a new session and tracks. First let’s setup logic to make use of audio and midi, as well as start quick with Apple loops.

2:56 Step #2: Let’s discover the main features of the most important window in Logic Pro X: the arrange window. This is the hub. The arrange window let’s you arrange and sequence your beats, set the tempo, hit record, drag and drop Apple loops.

5:17 Step #3: In the arrange window, it is crucial to understand the basic building blocks of a musical composition: mesures or bars. This will dictate how to relate to our loops’ length and understand where to start key moments of a sequence, like a chorus, a verse, etc.

10:31 Step #4: The fun starts as soon as you begin dragging and dropping a few Apple loops of your liking. Apple loops are a great tool to draft ideas, get inspired, find a cool chord progression or add liveliness to a track.

13:04 Step #5: Let’s start personalizing our loops by learning to cut, copy and paste midi and audio information. By making the most out of the command-click tools, we start to learn to work like pros as we now have access to 2 tools at once through keyboard shortcuts.

20:12 Step #6: Let’s learn the basics of mixing and balancing: where to find and tweak volume and panning. This is the simplest yet most effective way to mix a track.

22:16 Step #7: One of the coolest and most powerful new features in Logic Pro X: the drummer. Apple really nailed this one. You can now layer drums with a real drummer, use his skills to create the perfect drum rolls to transition from in a super easy and intuitive way.

36:23 Step #8: Now we’re getting serious! It’s time to hit the keys and create our own chord progression and melodies. By understanding how to record midi sequences and how to edit the midi data, we finally unleash the true power of Logic Pro X. Because Logic comes bundled with a LOT of software instruments, you cannot go on with the tutorial unless you understand every bit of information in this part of the video 🙂

41:58 Step #9: I litteraly learned how to mix songs by using Logic’s built-in channel strips and tweaking them to my liking. In this part, i show you how to start off with a channel strip and how to add effects plugins to further enhance and mix your track.

So there you have it! Apple Loops, software synths, the basics of audio and midi editing. This should get any beginner going. The rest is trial and error as well as some magical errors along your producer’s journey…



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Imitation301 says:

Thanks for amazing tutorial video. But there was some steps that I couldn’t follow. Version of my logic pro X is 10.2.0.
Firstable at 17 minutes, I can’t open pitch information doesn’t pops up at right side. Also you have 4 types of things on top right side menu bar, but I only have 3 thing.
And another thing that I couldn’t do was at 27:59, when I open the Neo soul kit, there is not arrow on the left bottom for me.

JAY-V Savage says:

there’s some ppl just wanna get to the point you started off good then you just went to in a tutorial of how to use logics I’m gone

Jeff Wilmart says:

You made it easy to do, now can you do more tutorials on how to use logic for beginners. You explained things clear to me and you’d make great stuff! Thanks!

OneShot Vidi says:

OMG! Please delete this! Boring….I am lost in the first 3 mins…I do not even want to learnt this shit anymore!

Eliese Whedon says:

Great Tutorial!

alejandro furagganan says:

can you play a note on thepiano using the keyboard

Hiphop Addict says:

this video will be 5 minutes shorter if you take out the UHS

Teoh Meng says:

Thank you very much I appreciate it

Attwan says:

Yea guys check out my 3 minute tutorial on my channel teaching you how to make nice beats on Logic Pro X

David Quiroz says:

Ummmm haha

Isaac Carlton says:

Thank you!

Daniel Hayes says:

Thanks for this, it was all I needed to start creating a dance track!

Bent Ivar Depui Tversland says:

In your face?

Longships says:

Very helpful. Thanks for putting this up

ventura says:


Ryan Hamill says:

very helpful

Durka Durka says:

Stop looking into my soul!!!

Jarred Van der vyver says:

Thanks man, appreciate it.

Hermann Diehl says:

“short clips” 52 minutes?!

WC Roar, Inc. says:

ive been working with flstudio a lot, and plenty of things seem similar and familiar.. lots of people have their favourite daws, but at the end of the day, sequencer is still sequencer, mix is still mix, reverb is still reverb, delay is delay.. its not the tools, its your creativity
that makes your music your own.

Ethan Stoffman says:

In the ‘Apple Loops’ sidebar where you searched for the ‘shaker’ title I couldn’t find any tracks with the green musical notes. Only blue wav forms. Any idea why? Wasn’t able to drag wav forms to the first instrument.

OneShot Vidi says:

Not going to haunt me because I already block this not to show up on me browser! Please don’t do anymore videos where I got to hear all that “Ummm” “Ammmeeee” FUCK!!!

Bob Saget The II says:

I am almost sure that you are a vampire, but you have a really good tutorial, Thanks vampire

RemixN007 says:

Under the instrument browser, I am only seeing blue musical notes. Where can I find the green ones?

mookid says:

this was awesome, great for beginners! thank you!

Joseph Hudson says:

This video was great dude! I genuinely learnt a few new things (I have already used garageband quite a bit). Fuck the haters!

Dominic Pereyra says:

fuck my life too long thats what she said prob a good vid just don’t have the attention span sorry homie

Hal McMillen says:

Just now having trouble with this: Changing the grid value changes it in Piano Roll for me, but does not change the grid value
in the main window above the Piano Roll. In the custom display preferences I do have Time Signature/Division checked. Must be missing something

droptheeye says:

thank you for a great video 🙂

dexter905 says:

will i need any other components other than my computer?

DoubleODude says:

Dude thank you so much.

Melvin Simpson says:

great work look,t. it made me look at logic in a more productive way thanks.
could you do show us something in a india pop vibe or soft rock thanks mate

Mo B says:

my screen isn’t as expanded as yours. its more compressed and less spaced out. how do i get the same view as you?

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