Logic Pro X Masterclass – Part 1

Part 1 of a Logic Pro X Masterclass from the Guildhall School’s Electronic Music Department, hosted by Guildhall professor Jono Buchanan and joined by Guildhall musicians on stage in the Milton Court Concert Hall.

This free masterclass on Apple’s award winning audio recording and music production software, Logic Pro X, takes you through a complete production workflow from recording, to editing and mixing including mastering.

Watch Part 2 here: https://youtu.be/gZfA4c6GCwM

Find out more about Electronic Music at the Guildhall School at: https://www.gsmd.ac.uk/music/


MrGuitarcat says:

very poor harmony…. it’s for an psychiatric hospital ?

Primitive Spongebob says:


Primitive Spongebob says:

Thanks so much for coming loool

steelwiz says:

Truly a “master” class. I’ve learnt so much and now on to part 2. Thanks!

Johstim Russi says:

Thanks for shearing knowledge.
Very useful, keep it up!

Christopher Baker says:

Arguably the best delivered overview of Logic Pro X on the internet.  A great advertisement for GSM. Well Done.

MimonSacklin says:

This tutorial’s is in a class all of its own! The guy teaching it makes complex things seem so straightforward, awesome.

Jameo360 says:

Probably the most thorough and simply explained Logic series out there, watched through the whole thing! Thank you very much!

Bryan Butler says:

This is super well done. 4 years into working with logic and I was able to get some great takeaways from this. The midi paint with collapse mode? Where have you been my whole life.

Torvus Bog says:

Perfect video.  I just downloaded Logic Pro X and this was the most helpful guide.

Greg Popp says:

I agree with all here that this is a fantastic class, and I thank Guildhall School of Music and Drama for so kindly sharing it.  One question:  I’m curious why professor Buchanan didn’t select “quantize-locked” in his group function when editing drums?  Everything I’ve seen and read suggests that “quantize-locked” and selecting “Q-reference” tracks is the way to go when quantizing drum tracks where mic bleed and therefore phase might be an issue.  Can anyone clarify?  Again, fantastic viewing.

Preacher At Arrakeen says:

Very well presented. I know pretty much everything you are doing, but it is nice to see it presented in such a useful way. So far (haven’t seen part 2 yet), there has been no useage of 3rd party plugins, which usually annoys me if I don’t own them myself. Logic is a pretty amazing program, and it has only gotten better. Thank you!

borny hitch says:

Nothing ‘Master’ about this one.

Andrea Perazzi says:

Excellent! Thanks for share!

Internet Quality Police says:

The best thing you can do with Logic is uninstall the pile of shit.

Dale Robertson says:

Free? Damn , thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exit Paradise says:

t=30:50 and this is how the machines took over guys. taking the human element out ;


i am pretty expert in logic pro x but i love this tutorial

ali vann says:

Exceptional Instructions to Logic X 10.4 THIS MASTER CLASS BY A FAR MARGIN, Will make Expert’s of us all Viewing. Thank you to everyone that made this possible.

Rocky Beck says:

The best Logic tutorial (parts one and two) I’ve yet to see.  Thank you

Emersionmusic says:

Jono was my first Logic teacher 13 years ago at Guildhall. He’s the best!


this is amazing! thank you sooo much for uploading!!!!

Ghulam Hussain says:

Thanks… very informative and interesting

Jym Caputo says:

This beginning of the video is disappointing. Apparently being a musician is no longer a part of the creation process. Musicians are being replaced by technicians who use TOOLS to actually create a portion of the music. I have no problem with “copying and pasting” but at least PERFORM on a midi keyborad the midi notes that trigger the available sounds for an entire verse (chours, bridge, etc) then copy the 1st verse to the 2nd verse region. I guarantee my criticism will result in greater musical realism versus the TOTALLY MECHANICAL result that I hear above in the programmed parts.

Logic’s TOOLS should be used used to correct/improve a less than adequate live performance. Realism is compromised when tools are used to mechanically enter notes versus a live human performance of the notes. The musical feel becomes entirely absent from the flow. At the 28:30 point, the presenter begins to talk about using Logic’s tools to “fix subtle errors” that come with virtually any human performance. And the key is to NOT necessarily fix the flaws by 100% because 100% perfect is not what live music is all about.

Den C says:

The best thing is the brilliant way that compressors are demonstrated here. Simple and effective. Great video. Thanks

Devora Clark COHEN says:

Is this the 10.4 version of Logic Pro X?

Redtree Productions says:

So many kids love Ableton but honestly i know Logic so well I can do anything I want in the program.

Jeffrey Wu says:

Thanks so much for adding all this!

Exit Paradise says:

thank you for this. could you guys please post time links to/for each of the sections in this video. and part 2! thanks again

G-Phi Productions says:

I’ve been waiting for some kind of Logic Pro X class! Thanks for posting this video. It’s much appreciated!

88KeysMan says:

This is a great two part video overview and explanation.

Sam Mailloux says:

Great content! I’ve been using logic pro x for 3 and a half years now and love it! Check out the music on my channel!

Timothée Rabaud says:

This masterclass is brilliantly well explained ! I’ve been using Logic for 8 years now and I’ve never seen such an instructive and well detailed course ! Thank you very much !

Logan Freund says:

I use Logic every day, and while I don’t nearly consider myself a pro, I know my way around it pretty well. That being said, there have always been parts of Logic that I’ve just pretended don’t exist, so I don’t have to figure them out! This is incredibly useful for anyone looking to hone their Logic prowess or just realize they’ve been doing things the hard way for years. This is seriously good stuff.

Francis Maxino says:

I can see how I definitely need to upgrade to Logic Pro X. Garageband has certain limitations that though in my earlier DAW I had augmented and increased to make it almost like Logic Pro I don’t seem to be able to expand and use instruments I had like the EXS24 that I could use in my old suped up Garageband with it’s extra virtual instrument library. Compression was hardly necessary on reel to reel tape because clipping didn’t break up the signal as severely as digital and the recording was sort of compressed a bit, back in the day we mainly used it for Bass and Drums and low frequency sounds that explode into the mix. Another way of approaching the less severely squashed compression you’ve got on the drums is to reduce the threshold level. Good point about the input gain on the microphones, on old desks we had a function called pfl or ‘pre-fade listen’ to get recording levels right.

Saumya Bajpai says:

A masterclass indeed. Loved the dash of humour here and there. Keep up the good work.

trevor hamlett says:


Cue Zephyr says:

I don’t have Logic. I don’t have a Mac. I’m just here to see if there’s any takeaways for other DAWs. 🙂

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