Producertech has unveiled fantastic additions to their range of online courses, uncovering the secrets behind producing professional-quality house music with Logic Pro. One of the courses is by one of the most prolific and award-winning in-house contributors to the Loopmasters sample pack range, Andy Lee.
This Logic Pro course begins with a comprehensive lesson that creates the meat of the track, that being the beats, bass and main groove, which is done using a mixture of audio sample editing and MIDI programing techniques. He then goes on to show how those elements are arranged and mixed to make a professional-quality track. The first mixing lesson focusses predominantly on compression, showing a number of ways of using the effect in various modes, both directly on tracks and on auxiliary channels, after which he moves on to show how space is created in the mix, using panning, sample delay, spreading effects and reverb.
Following this, there is a lesson that has great advice on producing a master of the track, not only covering the limiting and maximising aspects, but also looking at how to split the mix up into mono and stereo components and then process them separately before recombining, in order to make sure the different frequencies in the mix are all positioned appropriately for maximum width and clarity. This Logic Pro course ends with a bonus masterclass on creating your own fat kick drums.
As with all Producertech courses, the lesson is presented via streamed movies, that can be accessed 24/7 for as long as required. Additionally, signing up provides access to a download pack containing the Logic Projects created in the lessons, along with large bonus packs of 200MB of extra loops and hits, for making a variety of different genres of house.
And remember: even though the course is for Logic, you can adapt the tips and principles to ANY daw so you’ll benefit from the course regardless.