Logic Pro brings the power of a state of the art recording studio wherever you decide to open your laptop. I’ve been able to record studio quality songs everywhere from my home, to hotel rooms, on tour busses, and even flights! Because of the possibilities a DAW (digital audio workstation) like Logic Pro provides, any artist or musician is doing themself a major disservice by not taking advantage of all its capabilities.
Here are just a few reasons why Logic Pro is one of my preferred DAWs:
- It’s the most affordable!
Logic Pro costs just $199.99 while other programs can cost upwards of several thousand dollars. Logic Pro has provided a great equalizer in the world of music because now the only hurdle between great artists and great recordings is $200.
- It’s incredibly powerful!
As I said, we now live in a period of time in which studio quality songs can be recorded in someone’s bedroom. More accurately, thanks to Logic Pro hit songs can be recorded in someone’s bedroom. Take for example the Billie Eilish song Ocean Eyes. Using just the stock sounds and features in Logic Pro and a $100 vocal microphone, Billie and her brother/producer Finneas were able to write, record, produce, and mix this song without spending thousands of dollars at a recording studio.
- It’s visually appealing
Now listen, I’m not the guy who goes into a music store and buys a guitar just because I think it looks the coolest. I’m looking for the instrument that best fits the sound I’m trying to achieve. Similarly, I don’t necessarily need my recording software to be visually appealing, but if I’m going to be spending countless hours living inside of a program it’s nice to be able to enjoy what I’m looking at.
Why should I learn Logic Pro?
- Quality recordings can make or break an artist’s success
If you’re wanting industry professionals to believe that you have songs that are ready to be played on the radio it helps if, wait for it… your music sounds like it’s ready to be played on the radio.
- Having a working knowledge of the recording process will pay dividends when you do inevitably end up in a professional studio
Studio time is expensive. Knowing recording terminology and best practices allows for effective communication with studio engineers and musicians saving you stress and time (and therefore, money).
- If you live in an area without a lot of performance opportunities, home recordings can provide great experience
Ask any music teacher worth their salt and they will tell you a crucial aspect of growing as a musician is recording yourself and then listening back critically. Not only will you gain a greater understanding of your voice, you’ll be able hone in on your sound as an artist and gain confidence for future performance opportunities.
- You’ll have the ability to record music remotely
More and more music is recorded remotely these days. By that I mean an artist or producer will hire singers and instrumentalists to record their individual parts at home and then compile them later into a track. You’d be shocked at how many of your favorite songs are recorded this way! It’s a great way to make money while getting to play with incredible musicians all around the world.
What happens in a Logic Pro lesson?
Whether you’re looking to take your recording skills to the next level or you’re starting from scratch there is always plenty to learn. In a first lesson together we would begin by getting familiar with Logic’s visual interface so you’ll be aware of where different functions and features are located. From there we’ll discuss how to set up a simple recording session–getting into the basics of recording from a microphone, from a live instrument, and from a software instrument (or VST). As you learn the basics we can then get into recording and production techniques–things like EQ, reverb, compression; as well as making beats with Logic Pro’s Drummer.
In the modern music industry, being able to work comfortably within a DAW is becoming a necessity. To paraphrase an old saying, the best time to learn how to use recording software is 10 years ago, the second best time is today. I’d love to help you get up to speed with this necessary skill so call or text us today!
Book your first Logic Pro lesson with Kevin – Call us (615) 917-0990