Film Scoring in Logic Pro X : The Complete Guide

Jonathan Armandary, Award Winning Composer & Instructor

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33 Lessons (5h)
    • 1. Film Scoring in Logic Pro X : The Complete Guide

    • 2. Getting Setup & Started

    • 3. Recommended Equipment

    • 4. Downloading Logic Pro X's "Additional Content"

    • 5. Storing Logic Pro X's Sample Library on an External Drive

    • 6. Importing Your Movie

    • 7. Setting Your Markers

    • 8. Logic Pro X's Global Tracks

    • 9. Choosing and Setting Tempo and Time Signatures

    • 10. The Music for Moving Image Facebook Community

    • 11. Composing - Section Introduction

    • 12. The Concept

    • 13. Choosing & Laying Out Instruments

    • 14. Controlling Instrument Parameters

    • 15. Composing a Great Melody

    • 16. Harmonising Your Composition

    • 17. Inputting Notes Into Logic Pro X

    • 18. Creating a Composition: Part 1

    • 19. Creating a Composition: Part 2

    • 20. Arrangement & Orchestration : Part 1

    • 21. Arrangement & Orchestration : Part 2

    • 22. Using Synthesisers

    • 23. Creative Audio Effects

    • 24. Production - Section Introduction

    • 25. Recording Live Instruments

    • 26. Recording in Logic Pro X

    • 27. Improving Your MIDI Samples

    • 28. Mixing: Part 1

    • 29. Mixing: Part 2

    • 30. Mastering

    • 31. Exporting - Section Introduction

    • 32. Exporting in Logic Pro X

    • 33. Exporting with DaVinci Resolve

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About This Class

My mission when it comes to teaching you film scoring is to get you creating as quickly and easily as possible. We’re not studying notation, we’re not dwelling on theory, we’re just learning how to get your ideas out of your head and onto the screen!

The course is aimed towards beginners, so if you’re new to Logic Pro X or have never used it for film scoring before, there’s plenty for you to get stuck into. As well as technical things such as how to actually import your movie into the software, we also cover the creative aspects of film music composition too: from coming up with your initial idea, creating melodies, harmonising those melodies, and bringing your composition to life!

What will you learn:

  • How to setup Logic Pro X for Film Scoring

  • The equipment you'll need to compose music for moving image

  • Creating melody and harmony

  • Recording & producing instruments

  • Mixing & mastering audio

  • Exporting & syncing music to picture

What I cover:

  • Film scoring equipment

  • Setting up Logic Pro X

  • Making musical decisions

  • Coming up with a concept

  • Choosing and editing instruments

  • Creating melodies and harmony

  • The full process of composing

  • Developing your composition

  • Adding synthesisers & sound design

  • Recording instruments

  • Improving MIDI samples

  • Mixing your audio

  • Mastering your track

  • Syncing your music to the visuals

Add Magic to a Movie by Creating Your Very Own Film Score

Regardless of your musical background, this course will show you how to improve your melody writing, develop more interesting harmony, and how to give your music compositions the extra details making them perfect for the silver screen.

Not only will you learn the creative process of film scoring, but also the technical aspects. From setting up Logic Pro X, through recording and producing instrument parts, right to mixing, mastering, and syncing your final piece.

Unlike traditional music composition courses, I focus on getting your ideas developed and recorded without the restrictions of traditional music theory.

Contents and Overview

As a beginner’s course, we start at the beginning: how to setup Logic Pro X including downloading the additional content, storing your samples securely, and activating advanced tools.

We then explore the creative side of film scoring: coming up with a concept, setting the various tempos and time signatures required of a project, creating melodies, harmonising those melodies, and then developing your ideas into a full composition. I also show you how to use synthesisers and creative audio processing to take your pieces to a new level.

The next section is all about producing your track: recording live instruments, improving your MIDI samples, making each instrument sound amazing before giving your piece its final polish in the mastering stage.

Finally, I show you how to actually sync your music with the movie, creating a final movie file ready to present to your friends, family, and the world!

By the end of the course you’ll be able to confidently compose original music for moving image.

What equipment do I need?

The only “essential” equipment is Logic Pro X (unless you’re only interested in the actual process/composition aspect). That said, you’ll find it much easier to compose if you also have a MIDI keyboard.

Who’s my teacher?

I’ve worked professionally as a film composer for over 10 years and previously taught film music production and composition at University level. My music has won international awards, and films that I’ve worked have had red carpet premieres in London and Hollywood, LA.

Nowadays I devote my life to helping people get into composing for media through my website, courses, and podcast under the brand:

I’m always here to answer any questions and to help you in your journey to becoming a better composer!

See you in the course!