2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A must for beginners, Mar 28, 2023
I read the first review and thought the the writer was really Martin Sitter himself. However, having bought and used the book I am now convinced it is an excellent buy for people beginning to use Logic. The tutorials are thorough and well thought out. I doubt there is any quicker way to learn Logic, it gets you making music quickly. For beginners like myself, I have one piece of advice, though, if something does not work the way the book says reread the book very carefully. I have been stumped a couple of times but everytime the problem was that I just did not follow the instructions carefully enough.
Have fun getting into Logic.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
An outstanding accomplishment, Mar 4, 2023
Martin Sitter's "Logic Pro 7 and Logic Express 7" is a outstanding accomplishment. While taking very little for granted and offering clear explanations and tutorials for sometimes difficult areas, the more experienced will find many tips and shortcuts that offer a wealth of useful information I doubt could be learned any other way. The DVD which comes with the book includes Lesson Files for each chapter and even a trial version of Logic Express 7 itself. This is the least expensive way I know of to try out the program and determine whether or not it suits your needs. A word of caution however, there is considerable confusion concerning differences between the two programs. While I am grateful to Apple for making such a truly remarkable and well-behaved program available at such a relatively modest price, perhaps Logic Express 7 should have been named Logic "Lite" for while it is amazing what can be accomplished with it, the Express version contains several hundred less options than the "Pro" version. Certainly if you want to do much with Scoring to Video or Surround Sound you will have to purchase Logic 7 Pro.
Emeritus Professor of Music
UT, Austin, TX
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
COMPLETELY rewritten for Logic 7!!! Pleasantly surprised!, Feb 6, 2023
I was a HUGE fan of Sitter's first edition training book for Logic 6, as indicated in my review of that book. I am a seasoned semiprofessional who uses Logic Pro 7 on a daily basis (and I have been a user going back to the C-Lab notator products which I used on my Atari ST's way back in the late 80's), but I still found little tidbits and hints, workflow ideas, and features that either I wasn't using or that I wasn't using efficiently; therefore Sitter's first book was a true blessing in disguise, even though touted for "beginners", it was truly for "everyuser". In fact, I considered it a paradigm for books of this nature...it covered almost all features of this complicated program in a very readable, fun, and staged fashion.
So it was with great anticipation that I awaited delivery of the newest version for version 7 of Logic. I have been amazed at all of the new stuff in Logic 7, much of it not only new, but trend-setting, in fact. The new book covers practically all these new features; e.g., Apple Loops, Global tracks, etc., and more, in Sitter's easy-to-follow style.
I have already gone through the book twice and picked up on tons of new stuff that I have implemented into my daily work with Logic 7. If you are a user, whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, you would be hurting yourself (and your clients!) by not reading this book at least once! This is true especially if you want to get the most out of Logic 7's new features, as the book does an excellent job at steering you through them via GREAT tutorials. I was expecting to see the book for version 6 with a few extra chapters for version 7, but I was pleasantly surprised...THE BOOK HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REWRITTEN FOR VERSION 7!
The book comes with a DVD chock full of song files, tutorial files, AND 100's of FREE APPLE LOOPS! These loops alone are worth the price of the book!
I said it in the past review, and I'll say it again...If you only buy one book to help you with Logic 7, this is the one, by far! The others are simple rehashes of the manual...dry, boring, and in some cases, useless. Sitter's book will not disappoint.
Now, where's that book for Advanced users that I've seen available for preorder???!!!