Music Industry News Network [11-08-2002]

Users' Guide To Logic Audio 5—The First Domestically Published Book On Emagic’s Popular Audio Application


CINCINNATI—October 31, 2002. Earlier this year, the electronic music production world snapped to attention over one event—Apple, the arbiter of creative computing, purchased Emagic and its ground-breaking audio production software system, Logic Audio. Apple made this bold move because it recognized what over 200,000 active Logic users—including such well-respected names as Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, David Gray and The Roots—have known for years: Logic is a powerful system capable of meeting users’ digital audio needs with reliability, flexibility and precision. Logic is poised to become the #1 tool of choice for musicians, from bedroom beat-makers to big-studio producers.

With the release of Logic Audio 5, Emagic has upped the ante for affordable music production systems—with 48 audio track capability (stereo or mono), up to 16 instrument channels, 4 inserts and 8 sends per channel using 8 stereo or mono busses, 28 high quality effect plug-ins, live input support and 12 audio outputs—Logic Audio 5 offers a staggering number high-quality sound production capabilities in a single package. Using Logic Audio to it full potential has always been a daunting task, however, as the application offers such a wide array of tools. User’s Guide to Logic Audio 5 ($29.95, available wherever books are sold or online at eliminates the steep learning curve by familiarizing readers with all the features Logic Audio 5 offers and teaching them how to use them comfortably to create produce.

Published by Muska & Lipman Publishing, a recognized leader in digital audio publications, User’s Guide to Logic Audio 5 is the first domestically published title to provide a thorough overview on the subject of Logic Audio, and it is a great reference for beginners and experienced users alike. Author Stephen Bennett (Henry Fool, The Fire Thieves, LaHost) is a composer and post production engineer who uses Logic every day for many tasks in the studio, from music production to film score creation.

Users’ Guide to Logic Audio 5 is an invaluable resource for learning how to make high-quality audio creations with Logic Audio 5. Using a step-by-step approach to help musicians master the features of Emagic’s Logic Audio 5, Stephen Bennett gives readers all the information needed to get up and running with the application, from installing the program and optimizing and customizing the Logic Environment, to recording, editing and mixing audio and MIDI and using editors and plug-ins. Users’ Guide to Logic Audio 5 offers tons of tips and tricks for choosing and installing an audio interface, using the Hyper editor to set up a “Drum Editor,” graphically editing several MIDI controllers simultaneously, creating and printing out scores and lead sheets, running a movie in sync with Logic Audio and much, much more.

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