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Logic Pro X - Customize Logic Pro X Interface

Martin Svensson, Learning music creation since 2006.

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13 Lessons (54m) View My Notes
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Before We Begin

    • 3. Control Bar - Part 1

    • 4. Control Bar - Part 2

    • 5. Control Bar - Part 3

    • 6. Settings & Workflow Visuals

    • 7. Display Settings - Part 1

    • 8. Display Settings - Part 2

    • 9. Tools

    • 10. Global Tracks

    • 11. Browser Customization

    • 12. Customise Logic Pro X

    • 13. Logic Pro X Themes


About This Class

In this course we will go through how to customize Logic Pro X interface to look how you want it to look like.


1. Introduction: Hey there! And welcome to the customizing logic Pro 10 course. My name is Morning Svensson, and I'm a full time music producer. For over 10 years now, I've been creating music for a lot of different music producers, and everything I made is made straight into the box on my Mac book Pro Laptop here and this course I'm going to show you my waist off, making logic pro 10 your own and customizing it to your liking. This includes changing out the graphics altogether, changing the looks and the fields of logic. How and why customizing different elements off logics interfaces. Good. Did you know that logic has a lot of different hidden features and short cuts that you can play straight away into different tool bars and at other locations in logic, instead of having to remember key commands or going through a lot of steps each time you're trying to do an action inside of logic? Did you know that you can change the whole interface off logic? Yes, I will show you how to switching layouts to something off your liking, and ah, you can also switch colors on every single elements inside off logic with a program that I'm going to show you in this course. The only requirements for this course is to have access to logic Pro 10. Obviously, I will also give access to a big library off sample packs that ISS as of now growing and growing every week with new samples they do normally costs. But I will give you free access to all of them. Lifetime with this course. Alright, guys. So I hope you are as excited as I am to dive into this course and start customizing logic Pro 10. So see you in the course. 2. Before We Begin: Okay, So before we begin this course, you will need to select the advanced tools logic. You may have already have done this, so this doesn't apply to everyone, but you need to go to logic pro. 10 preferences, advanced tools. And here you want to enable all and you want to have show advanced tools enabled. So when you have all of these stick boxes here enabled that you can start with the customization off the interface, which I'm going to show you later on in this course. So I just wanted to show you that you have to have everything enabled, and this is basically how logic proton should be in the first place. But it is disabled for people that need logic to be simpler to use. But if you're just starting out with magic, just taking a look at the interface, how it looks, so you eventually want to have all of these tools enabled an away summary later on. So it's just just better to have it enabled in the beginning and learn how it iss with the full potential off logic, pro tense interface and tools. Okay, I So let's see you in the next video 3. Control Bar - Part 1: so as you know, logic Pro 10 is on amazing piece of software. There's a lot of things going on in the graphical interface here in logic, but there are a lot of different stuff hidden in this software. For instance, you can't really see the different toolbar so you can use here. All of these buttons here are actually customizable. You can choose between the leading the buttons you can. Let's say that you don't want this play button here. You can put a different kind of play, but in here, if you right click, you can see here you can. For instance, shoes play from marquee section, play from cycle, pray from selected region or play from last locate position they can choose between them. If you go to the arrow here, let's start with this upper part here in logic. Pretend so as we can see here, there are a lot of different buttons, and, um, if you right click somewhere around here or it can actually right click wherever you want. Here in the upper section, you will get these three different selections. You can either customize control bar and display, which I will cover just in just a bit. Then you have applied defaults and save asked the faults. So first we can customize different buttons and different tools here that we can apply them as default. So you always get the same bottoms and same settings in the toolbar, and then you can also save them as defaults. So what we will do here is first of all, go to customize control bar and display, and I we can see this window here and here is basically all off are different buttons and different views in the toolbar. Two gets here. Let's say library. There goes our library bottom. Same goes with Inspector. So all of these buttons here are selected and will show up here. And then, for instance, transport. You can choose different buttons here. Let's say that we want to go to beginning and we want to have that set as a button. They can just click on this goats beginning here or go to position. You see, now we can add up different buttons here. We can do it with us many buttons as we want. So now it looks really looks like we have a lot of different tools here right now, and depending on the screen size that you have or the resolution on your screen, you can view all of these different buttons. But if the toolbar is getting too big, then you will get a little sub menu. So let's go to okay, And now I'm going to choose a large panel here, and I could see the volume meter is very, very small, so we can basically is very difficult to to manage the volume here. I say that would go to the custom here. So now our buttons start to disappear so you can go to this little sub menu and you will get all of the buttons here that can't be displayed because your screen sizes to smaller. You have, ah, low resolution off your display. So let's go back to the beats and projects here. And, uh, yeah, as we can see, you can choose different balance or on select the Spartans here just to have them ask. They were, or we can apply the faults. So now we're back to everywhere, and let's say that you're always using some kind of bottoms here, and you always want to have them in their let's say that we always used to go to left locator and go to beginning. They can save them as the faults. So if I do that, then every time I hit apply defaults, you will get these settings. 4. Control Bar - Part 2: Now let's take a look at the LCD section here, so consider LCD screen. And now we have the beats and projects presets on here. So now it will show us the position locators, tempo time, signatures, media activity and low meters. But you can't really see them because you need to choose something called custom. And when we have it set on custom, we can actually de select a select what we want to have in their city screen. For instance, what I like to use is toe have the positions on because I want to see where in the project I'm working on. Um, I don't really use locators because I can see their locators here in the Richmond view. Sometimes I used a very speed, which is a very nice and cool feature in logic where you can just set the speed or if it shows the very speed, then you can pitch the whole project in plus or minus value here, so you can see. So this is only achievable if you go to the to the LCD screen here and turn on custom and choose the very speed. But I will De selected for now and then we have Temple time signature, which I always use as well. Let's say that we want to choose different time signature inside off beats and you want to program that in the general that you can just simply very quickly selected here and then go back. Teoh 16. If you work on that, for instance, So let's go back here and ah, key signatures so you can choose a different key signature as well. But what I love to use here is the meaty meeting in many out. So I can see where whenever I press on my media keyboard and what key I'm using on my keyboard. So let's say that you're not a piano people player and you don't recognize the key stature pressing on the media keyboard. Then you can see the different keys that you're pressing if you have the setting on which I really, really like and then we have the load meters here, which is CPU and HD. So, um, the CPU is basically the processing power and the CPU load, so processing load and you could see if we double click on it, they can see the audio and here are all of the processors, different course. So on my computer is a Mac book pro, and here I have a four core processor or a core core, and a called core has eight. Course has eight courses. Basically four. Let's say that you have four different parts on the process or that are working together, and I'm not going to cover the theory behind how processors works in computers. But if you want to, you can search on Google on called core processor, and you will see how it works Is basically for a quote core processor. You will have eight threads, and the threads are basically shown up in logic as eight different stacks here in the CPO load meter. Here, you can also see the disc Io, and this is going t o show exactly the same as this one here. So this is basically how much your hard disk is working on your project. So whenever I play something in logic and you will see this meter here, go up, then you know that your hard drive it's working. And if you have this in the upper section here, then I would suggest you to change your hard drives. So let's say that you you're working on a MacBook pro with an an SSD inside of it. Then you you shouldn't see this meter going up anything like that, because this is the hard drives are very, very good to use for audio because audio are very small files, usually so you wouldn't get too much of a load on your SSD, Hoda. But if you're using your logic projects, let's say on an external hard drive, which is a spinning, mechanical hard drive, then you could see this load this meter Here go up a bit to forgetting problems and errors from logic, and you see this meter going up, then you. I usually have to use some other hard drive. It could be a faulty hard drive, or it can be a slow order. For instance, this shouldn't be a problem nowadays, but still, sometimes I'm getting this problem if I work on their very slower old external hard drive, and I have everything said on the hard drive. So I have all of the project files and audio files and everything linked up on that same old hard drive, mechanical spinning, hard drive, then I could get some problems here, but this is this isn't something that you should get something that is form or common nowadays. Is that you getting problems If you get the different levels here in the upper section off the meter on my experience here is that you always get this first thread or first core here in the CPU meter. And that is basically because logic works that way. So even though you're working on, let's say a big project with a lot of different plug ins, you think that logic will actually divide the different load meters here. So every single core and thread here will get will share the processing power off the processor. But that is not always the case because some plug ins like to work within a single core. So that is why you get one of these low meters here in the upper section. And then you basically need to either get rid of those plug ins and freeze them or export them bounce in place, for instance, and then yeah, then that the processing power will go down. But we can do if you getting this meter here in the upper section is to go to hear a lot of pro 10 preferences, general. And now if you go to all your hair, you can see processing threats. It's set to eight, and usually this is set automatic, and it should work. But if you're always getting like playback problems and logic, and you start to hear that crackling sound that you should always go with 1 28 samples and make it higher. But if it's already on the most high setting here and you still see some CPU problems, they can go to processing threads here and choose eight we can do here. It's also go to process buffer range and choose large. All right, so enough of that. So let's go on and customize the control bar. So let's go back here. And as you can see here, we have different presets off the LCD screen so you can choose the different ones here. There are a lot of different LCD screens, which are very useful. They look great and you can basically browse around them here, and you don't need to go to this menu. It can also go to this lower arrow here and do the same thing. It can also open up giant beats display, which is going to be a floating window here, and it's going to show us where we are in the project, and you can also scroll in it to choose a difference, Um, at a different time here in the project. So you can also play and you can see the time scrolling here so I can also go and choose different. That's the screens here can go with custom, let's say, and this will still be here so we can click on it here to get rid of it. 5. Control Bar - Part 3: and then you also see open giant time display, which I really like to use because I can see the actual time off the project. So here you can see the minutes and here you can see the seconds so you can really find Tunis as well. So I want to go back to zero here and zero minutes. So let's go like that. Yeah, And now we're by basically back here. So let's get back here to customize and, um yeah, you see the different STD presets. So we cover that as oh, now let's go to modes and functions here. You can see this is basically the balance on this side on the right side, off the l A city screen and ah, yeah, you can see replace or a punch Software monitoring are also input Monitoring. Yeah, and all of these different settings and balance they can choose to display and not display . And what I usually do here is to get rid off the master volume. Since I don't use it, I wouldn't really recommend you to using it because you shouldn't really mess with a steer out signal. It should always be on zero, But that depends really on what you're doing. But if you're creating music and producing music, mixing and mastering, for instance, you shouldn't use the steer. Iatse No, an away and involved master volume meter here isn't actually linked to steer e out as well . So you see, if I if I choose the setting here, you you can really see the steal signal being affected of it. So, um, I'm just recommending you to get rid of it and apply or save us default. And now we always get the master volume off. So now I have space for, um let's say you're Low Lane is a mode which I love to use. Um, yeah, they're a lot of different things that you can use as well. But I really like this one because let's say that we're working on a huge project. I have a lot of different plug ins in it then, and it starts to get a little bit slow if I play on my media keyboard. So, um, let's just so I'm going to show a bit of an example here off what? I mean, back in a project file here and now you can see This is what I'm usually working on. And because I'm on my Mac book pro display er, I can't really see all of the different bottles we can do here is to customize the control bar. And I will get rid off the replace, which I never use at a tuner solo bottom as well. Um, yeah, Let's get rid off that. The master volume as well. So what? I'm really wants use areas, the low late in C mode, and I will show you why I'm using it so much. And this is because, yeah, I have a project here and it's starting to get big. It's starting to ah affect my CPU loading power, or at least when I'm playing it. And now if I play something in my media keyboard, it will get It will be a little bit off a delay when I'm playing it and I don't want that. I want to signal to get instant from my media keyboard. So if I'm President Mommy keyboard, I basically want sound to sound immediate. I wanted to be like I'm playing a really instrument because as of now, if I play something, it's the layoff. Some milliseconds. It's not huge, but it affect you. If you're playing, um, like, let's say cores or corporations something like that or if you playing notes and you want to have the like, a beat or you want it to be in sync or something that it's a bit tough to do that when the project is getting bigger and bigger. So first, where you can do is to go to preferences and choose audio here and then choose the Iot buffer size and you can increase the Iot buffer SISE here, and it should be better. And if you have the buffer size here set on a low value, then you won't get this late Insee or delay between playing something on immediate keyboard and getting sound in logic. But the problem doing of doing that is that let's say, if you choose 32 here now, the Cebu has to work a lot more. So now we will start to get crackling sounds and logic wouldn't like keep up with the project, basically, So instead of doing that, I'm going to use the low lane and see mode, and this is basically what this does is that it chooses the Iot buffer size on a very low setting, just temporarily. So as soon as I have this enabled, I will have a very low buffer setting on. So if I choose it like that now, I can play something and it will be instant as soon as I have it disabled. Then it's go back to the normal. So if I just play something, err on my keyboard. Let's say we go to this track here about 1/2 2nd off late Insee or DeLay, and this is very annoying because I can't really play something live. I can't get a live feeling, you know, off playing. So as soon as I go here, it's very much very, very instant You can do that's when playing your project and everything. But if I have this set all of the time, then it will be the same thing as going to the preferences and that she was a very low buffer size, which can affect your whole project later on. Because if you're working and starts adding up stuff, then you will have crackly sound said so, and that is why it's it's important. Teoh have the low lane it's on Onley when you're playing something on your meaty keyboard and want that late and see or delay to be set at zero basically. 6. Settings & Workflow Visuals: All right, So in this video, I'm going to show you how to customize the different display settings off logic. So let's go to our menu here. Logic, pro. 10 preferences and general. And here you will find different settings for how logic will appear on our screen. And the first men you hear that we're going to take a look at is general and project handling. So what do we want logic to start with? This is a very good question, because each and every time you open up logic, this is basically what is going to be selected open most recent projects. And this is basically that Lets say that I'm working on a project right now and I'm closing it. And then whenever I open up logic again, that reason project will be open up. And I don't really like that setting because I always want Teoh start from scratch or I want to choose what project I want to open up each and every time I start up. Logic pro 10. So what I always do here is to choose select a template. And what this does is that I will get a window every time I start up logic with a different set off templates that I have taken create your own starting templates, which is going to be a video later on in this course, and from there you can choose how you want your template to be. So let's say that you're always want tohave these kind of settings and buttons up in the control bar. Then you want a starting template with all of your favorite settings in there. So I don't have to set up everything every time you start up, Andi want to work on the new project and where you can do if you choose selected template here is in that dialogue. We know that you're going Teoh, get every time you have selected template enabled. That is that you can also open up your reason projects and you can select the reason project that you want open up a swell. So I always use this sector templates and some people also prefer this one create new project using the full templates and here can choose or select the template that you want to use. So every time you open up logic, it will always start out with your templates, your default settings that you like and you're always starting from scratch. But I find this to be a bit so so because I want to have them the option to open up different stuff. If I'm working on a product, different projects, for instance. Okay, so then we have auto backup reason items. This is basically settings, and this doesn't customize logic in any way. So if you go here too, right mouse button, they can see. For instance, if I'm going to right click on my mouth here or in my own track pad, you can see different settings. And this is basically wherever I click here on inside of logic, and this is against their Opens shortcut menu, So this will be different. Short cuts off that selected or wherever you right click, we can choose this to be opens tools menu. So now if I right click somewhere, let's say I right click in the arrangement area here. You can see I get different tools now, So if I want to switch between pointed tool and eraser to pencil tool or different tools with just right quick, I can do that, and I can always go to the select second to where I used the command key. But if I want to select tools quickly like this and work this way, I can do it as well taken. Do it. And if you want to have the menu back, you can actually left click and hold the control button to get that menu as well. So if I have it set up like this, I can all always, um, either have the left button control to get the shock of menu and right button to get the tools menu. But I don't like to work that way. I know a lot of people that I prefer to choose the tools like this, so there is a way to do it. You can also choose opens, tool and shortcut menu. So now he gets both of these, and this is actually pretty good. But I think there's too much going on here. I rarely use the different tools here. I always use pointed to and marquee tool to do all of my things. Sometimes I use the fade to our amazing automation tools, but still I prefer to have the shortcut menu here. They will have the track pads you can see enabled force touch track pad. So if you're using one of the track bats that comes with Mac book, or if you work with the magic track pad, you can see you can enable the force touch and force touches. Basically taken hard, click on your magic track better your track, but to get different tools and different selections. And then we'll have the different click zones here that you can choose. So I'm going to explain a bit about the click zones. You will see what I mean by those so you can see a pointer to in Tracks, provides fade to click zones, marquee to click zones, quick swipe and take editing click song. So let's say that I'm using all of these three here. Now you can see that the Fade tool will actually being enabled on audio here. So if I zoom in a bit now, you can see that I have a fade to If I go to this click zone here and we will always be on the upper side here so you can see now I can fade this track here very easily, and you can also see the marquee tool click zones. So now I have the marquee tool enabled. So I have it. I'm not using anything in North clicking anything or doing anything. I'm just having the marquee tool selected when I'm working on us on track. So let's say that I zoom in a bit and now I have the Marquis to here. So we have to be in the kind of center off the region and you have to be zoomed in to have it working. And now I can just, um, faded like that as well. So let's say that I don't have these three settings enabled here. Now I only have the loop setting here, and I don't have the Marquitos. So I have to hold command key every time I want to use the marquee tool. For instance, if I have it selected as my second tool and them, yeah, if I want to fade, I have to actually go here and choose Faith Tool. And now I can fade it like that. Um so it's very convenient to have these on and enabled, and the same thing goes with quick swipe and take editing Click cells, which are basically four audio recording. So when you're recording some audio, you will have the quick swipe and take editing. Two was enabled there, as in the sight of the region, instead off having to select the tools manually. So I will actually leave them as they are and enabled because they are useful. The main reason, if you're like if you want things to be disabled, is if there there's too annoying, you know, for your workflow. So let's say that you're starting to move regions like this and, um, yeah, let's say that I have to undo that. Let's say that I want to move regions and I go here and all. I can't really move it because I only see the Marquis toe and then you have to go to the upper side off the track, two or the region Teoh to move it or carpet, and it can be a bit annoying to have this market will come up all the time. So that is why they are de selected as the fault. Okay, so now we also have the double click. Immediate region opens piano roll, but you can choose whatever Ed editor he wants for the media editor. But the piano is the best one here. The next preferences window that I'm going to take a look at is the display. And here is where we can really customize the difference. Display settings off logic in a more visual way. Okay, so see you in the next video. 7. Display Settings - Part 1: All right. So let's take a look at the difference preferences settings for the display here. So if you go to preferences angle to display, you will see a lot of different things that you can do to customize the visuals off logic pro 10. So if you go to the general sub menu here an application, you can see that you can change the whole language off. Logic pro 10. And as of now, it supports these languages, and it doesn't haven't changed any since logic Pro 10 or the first version off Logic pretends so and so. If you're not into these languages here, then you probably want to stick with English. Okay, so then we have windows. So now you can see large local window menus. And what it should do here is to make the menus larger. And it sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. So, as you can see, now it works. This is basically a very small menus and menu text, and now it's bigger. But sometimes I see that this doesn't work, and if I google on it, I see a lot off people saying the same things, so ah, yeah, but I prefer to have them larger, actually. So I I think I will stick to this setting here. Large inspectors. And you can see her in the inspector section. You can see that it's go speaker a smaller. Then we have wide play head so I can see the play in here goes white and, um okay, you can enable and disable it on the show. Help tags, which is uh, yeah, if I hover on something, you will get help tag. You see meeting in here as my help tag and if I disable it, it wouldn't display that. So that is that then we have showed default values. So now you can see the different values here instead, off them being ah kind of hidden here, you can see show the fault values. And this goes for a lot of different things in logic as well. And this is pretty useful to have on. So it doesn't like annoy you in every in any way, more off showing the actual value in this different settings here. So it's good to have it enabled them have the show Aikens in new tracks dialogue. So now if I go and create a new track. You only see the text here you can see softer instrument audio drummer And if I go to the setting hair enable, it's And now let's see if I click. You can see we have this huge mike unself, um, of the new tracks. So if this is, um, if this looks great to you than have it enabled, but I I feel that this is kind of useless, so I always leave that off there. Have show animations, So what this is is basically the different animations that doesn't animate. But here you can see a different on animation fading kind of fade out. This Ah, you can disable it and now you can see it. It's it's more instance, and I prefer to be that instant as well. It's cool to have them animations, but that can be a bit stressful for graphics on a computer so it doesn't make any sense. Toe. Have the song, actually, Okay, so then we have the tracks here of the appearance and color. It's now it is set to static, and what this means is that whenever we creating regions, it's going to create the colors off the regions to either green if it's a meaty region or blue, if if it's on audio region and if I go to auto progress 24 or order progress minus six. Um, it's going to create these collars for us automatically, and it's going to be different colors or every time. So every time you create a new track with its new region, it's going to be a new a caller on that region. So it's going to basically auto assign the collars for different regions, and 24 basically stands for 24 colors, and 96 is for nice, six different colors. So it will be great gin. So it wouldn't be looking very strangely because you have a lot of different color seen there, so the colors will be greedy INTs. Okay, so I will actually go with the older progress 24 because it looks pretty when you have this on, and it feels like the project. It's more organized because it is collard. Is that off? This mess that I have in this project here? I can't basically see whatever is going on in this project because everything is colored almost the same here. It's either green or blue. And if I have the appearance collar here and order progress, I will actually see the difference things going on here because of different colors in the project. Okay, so now we have the background, and for now it's dark. They can choose this too bright. And now you see the background here in the arrangement goes pretty much whites or gray kind of color. And this is how the older versions of logic where it was very bright interface and I like to work it work that way. But sometimes in the night. And ah, you know, it's dark in the room or some something that and I don't really want to work in a bright environment. So I choose the dark here, and I think this is the best setting here for me in a way. But you can also choose custom here and Tuesday like that. So you can also go with ah like slightly more bright setting here as well. You can also say said greed, Liszt automatic, and they can also choose how much you want a great great lines here to be shown in the arrangement so you can see you can also go without any kind of grid lines. So you see, area looks like the regions are floating here, but you can't really. It's difficult to work this way in the arrangement. 8. Display Settings - Part 2: each mint because you can't really see where you're placing your different stuff. They can also have them very appearance like that. This is not really a good way to work. But you can also see that you can choose them to be white. So if you like to work in this way, you can do it a swell. We can also have it black like that. I like the automatic setting here. I'm going to have it set like that. They have the next setting. It's called Regions and shaded Loops. So now you can see this project here. Um, I don't know if you can see it, but it contains a lot off looped regions because this region here is basically loop to here because the region is only this long. But I said it to being looped to that. But I can't really see the region or it isn't that appearing to me that this region here is looped. So what I can do is to go to shaded loops and now you can see that all of the different regions here that are looped you can see the looped section off it and you can also see there, um, the difference between the loop section and the original region. So I find this region's Shader loops to be a good setting toe have on as well. So I like that. Then you have the show plus bottom, but next to drama regions. And this is basically when you have a drummer track. So that's put on a drama track. And then you always get a drummer region when you create that drummer track, and I could see every time I hover around the drummer section here, you I will get a plus sign, which will actually just add up. The region's here, so it's It's a hand it'll tow have there if you're working with a drummer, so I will leave you to ask for this. Okay, so then we have their mixer here and you can see open talking window on assertion. So if I open up the mixer section now, we can see a soon as I go with something, let's say Icho here. Now you can see that the Echo plug in its opening up here, but you can choose to have disabled. So now if I go, just create a new plug in air New Eco Nike. Asi just adds it there without displaying the plug in. Then we have our next setting here show recent plug in list in plugging menu on This is a very 100 so I wouldn't like this to be disabled at all on this is just because if you want to choose a new plug in, So let's say that I want to choose a new plugging Osteria Out makes her channel here. If I click to get the Plug Ins menu, you will see that my most recent plug ins that I be using are in this list here on. This is very handed to use because if you're like used like me using a lot of different plug, it's all of the time. It's annoying to get into the menus here and searching for plug ins each and every time, so it's very convenient to have the recent targets in here. So if I disabled this, I will only get the plug ins menu, and I have to search for that plug in every time I want to use it. So show, reason, plug ins. This in plugging menu is a very handy thing to have as well. Okay, so then we have the level meters. You can customize how you want the levels to be shown. So if I play my track here, you will see the different levels can actually be very slow, very fast in display. And I will show you what I mean by just playing in the track here and you will see what I am. What's going on? Basically, when I play impulse, let's go with a very slow setting. So as soon as I pose, you can see that the levels are there is slowly fading like this. You can see that. And, um, what I usually go for here is very fast. So now the mixture channels are displaying the levels very, very fast, so that is really cool to have. And the very fast return time is what isn't recommended by logic. But I use it and I like it because I really like when the visuals are fast in logic. I like to work with a fast environment. So this setting is called toe have very fast. I recommend it. Okay, so let's go to editors and the piano. And now here we have only one setting. It's bright background or it's a black background. And if we open up the piano here, so if I double click, you will see the default black background. And if you go to bright background receipt, you will have it right, so that is basically it for for that setting. 9. Tools: Okay, So in this video, I'm going to cover the toolbar and how you can customize the toolbar in logic Pro 10. So the toolbar iss um, the menu, the sub menu here that we can expand and logic to get these different tools. And here's a set of tools, but you can customize them. So if he right, click somewhere in the empty space Here you can see customize toolbar and here you can t select or select all of different tools in the tool bar. So let's say I never used articulation and I never use a spotter race. Um, let's see here. Yeah, notch value. But I used to bounce export import audio here. I also used to remove silence and now is very han handed to just go to here to roost. Let's say color palettes here, and if I want to color this region differently, I can do it like that and I can track zoom. So let's say I want to zoom in. Is this track so I can do it like that? An import audio. I can click here, but we go getting this window here because we have to select on all your track. So let's do that. Select the only track here, import audio, and now you can see the finer window. And this is a very hand, the tool to use when selecting or searching for different audio. Because first of all, you can search for all of different samples on your computer here and on your external hard drives, but also weaken Dio. So let's say that we have a sample back here. I can very quickly play through them and search for my samples like that and just go to open here and now I have, ah, that sample I imported here. You can do the same thing by just dragging from finder into logic. But this way you can work in side off logic kind off, and you can also search different samples and play back then inside of logic. So there's an handy tool to use. But yes, these set of tools are amazing. And the toolbar it's actually very good to use on me using MAWR key commands because I'm kind of used to them, so I don't really need this toolbar to be open up here all the time and taking up this screen space here. So what I can do is just to disable it like that or just go to their to the bottom here. All right, let's take a look at the view section here in the arrangement. So if we go here, we can choose to disable unable the grid lines that we did before. But a really nice thing to use There is the secondary ruler. And now you can see the time off the track, basically, so you can see it goes 40 seconds, one minutes, one minute and 10 seconds. And so on and so forth. So and second, a ruler is a nice thing to have here. You can find it in view and second ruler. 10. Global Tracks: All right, So let's take a look at the mixer section and what we can customize their. So let's open up the mixer here, and we can just make it a bit bigger. And now you can see if we right click somewhere around here we can shoes configure channel strip components. So now you will get the same kind of window here where you can see what you want to display or not display in the mixer section. So, for instance, here I don't really like the icons that are taken up so much space vertically. So I want to get rid of those So you can do that by go to the track track. I can hear and disable its, and now you can see you will get a lot of more space vertically in the mixer section. So there are some different things that I don't want to have here that I never use. For instance, Group I never use groups that setting here his tracks tax instead. And, um, let's see her all the device never used that as well. So now we have kind of a stripped down mixer section, which is going to show me a lot more things. So now if you go here and just minimize like that's now, I can see more of my arrangement here as well. And I could strip it down even more because I have some things going on here that I never use in the mixer section. Um, but still, I think that this motives better than before. And you can also see here what we have going on on the left section here in the mixer customize different global tracks that are available in logic. So, for instance, if you take a look at the global tracks here in in the arrangements, it can just configure global tracks and delete stuff can enable different stuff here, and you can enable or disable or just revert. So this is the same thing for the piano roll section here and also the only added there. So if you go to global tracks, configure global tracks now, we will have different settings here as well 11. Browser Customization: All right, So in this video, I'm going to show you how to customize the browser section and logic Pro 10. So you can see I have my files going on in the browser and I'm my own on the all file section here so you can go to the computer. Let's say I go to my hard drive here, start your different samples and so on and so forth so you can go to the computer I can to get all of your hard drives on your computer. You can also go to the home section here, and you will have the basically your computers home folder. And I don't really feel that this is very convenient for me. I want to have this set as my sample pack folder all makes on her hard drive so I can do that by go to the computer, choosing my external hard drive, I'll go to my sample tax folder, double click on it, and now I have all of these sample packs folders here. But I want this location to be asked my home so I can just right click on the home icon here and choose set current location as home. So what happens now is if I go back here and just go to my home. This will always be the sample packs folder inside off. It's out of my external hard drive, but you can also do here is to die, dive even deeper. Let's say that you have one kind of sample pack folder that you like or several sample pack folders that you always using. For instance, I always use my own sample that I found on indifferent sample packs, and I have it on inside off ah, folder that I just called Martin Samples. And here, let's say that I want tohave Ah, claps folders, the kicks, folders and snare folders asked my favorites so it can favorite them and just happening them all shown in one location, and it's called bookmarks and logic. So if I want this folder to be bookmarked, I just right click on its and bookmark laps. So we want to have the kicks here as well and the snares. So now you can see it's a new I can hear showing up, and this is our bookmarked folders. So now we have every single folder that we bookmarked and regardless, wherever thes folders are located, they will all show up in this location or in this section here. Then we have, ah, untangle hoops. And this is basically are over sample packs that we, um, put in from the apple loops and they are not tagged. So this is basically where loops iss being located at. 12. Customise Logic Pro X: Alright, guys. So in this video, I'm going to show you how to change the track. Aikens in your tracks in logic pro 10. So you can see I have one track open up here and you can see if I control click or right click on icons. I can actually change these icons. So let's say that I put a plug in. Let's say I'm using a nexus, for instance, which is a great synth and yeah, so this is a synth. And as you see here, I have this kind of note sign here instead of so I want to change that I can to more off like a synthesizer. So, um, let's go to keyboards here. And, um, here is a very nice synth, so I'm going to use that I can for this track. You can also choose your own custom track, Aikens so you can put whatever picture you want here. So it's basically supports every J. Paige file here, so you can use whatever picture he wants and you go to custom icons here. And when you press the plus sign, you can just take whatever picture have there, and it will act as your track, Aiken. So if you go here, I'm having and I can hear. As you can see, it's basically a picture off nexus. Someone to open up that and just put it there. And now I have nexus as my truck I can, which is very nice to have their It looks more realistic. You know, it looks like Yeah, like the real sent that you're using. So there's a very nice tip that you can do that for how many tracks you want. Basically, you can do that for every track have there in your in your production. Okay, guys. So that is it for this video? Let's see you in the next one. 13. Logic Pro X Themes: Okay, guys. So in this video, I'm going to show you how to customise logic Pro 10 but in a very, very big way So you can actually change the whole graphic interface off logic Pro 10. You can change it to whatever you want. You can have different colors and different icons on everything. And as you can see here, if you go to this website called creation oughts dot com, you will see this company here that has on application for this. It's an application. It costs eso it isn't unfortunately free, but you can try a free trial here, and that will give you one custom theme so you can try it out and see if you like it or not . And it will. Yeah, I will show you how how this program works. And it's as I said before. It's very nice because you can change out everything. I would show you how to how to do this. Take a look at their video here at watch demo so you can see what you can do with the polarizer. Logic Pro is awesome. 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As I said, just a free trial. But it still works for one theme. So we can do here is to go to this logic themes on the same website here, just scrolling down a bit. And there you can download different things. So let's say that you want this bright plug in here or this right in the face or the solid here. You just go and download the bottom here and you will get that file that you can import into a polarizer. And I have been trying out polarizer myself a few times. It did work. Very good. Um, I personally like the design that logic Pro 10 has by the fault. But I know a lot of people or of users out there doesn't really like the the theme that comes with logic. You know, the basic, kindof great dark interface that is out there and ah, for you. People don't like that or you want it to be brighter or, you know, anything basically like like this. Here. You can see all of this examples and then this colorized program is amazing. I mean, it's really, really good. He can basically take every single thing off logic and colorize it's and yeah, you can even go and create different fonts and different stuff like that. So it's very recommended to use. I really recommend you, Teoh. Try this out. And if you like it, you go and purchase days. Because there's an company that solves problems for us music producers. So it's very nice to support them as well. Okay, guys. So this is it for this video. See you in the next one.