Bill Burgess is the former Pro Audio Product Marketing Manager and Logic Pro Artist Relations Manager for Apple Inc. He's also a brilliant software educator with long experience teaching audio producers how to make music!
Bill Burgess
By Martin Sitter

By Martin Sitter

Bill Burgess has been a good friend of mine for years. In fact, when I stopped working as Apple's Lead Logic educator to concentrate fully on building, Bill Burgess was the person Apple hired to replace me!

Over the years we've grown quite close, and I've been incredibly please to watch as Bill's skills brought him increased recognition at Apple. They found out what I already knew - Bill Burgess is one of the best educators in the industry!

Bill is a musician, composer, video/visual artist and the former Pro Audio Product Marketing Manager and Logic Pro Artist Relations Manager for Apple Inc. As a Logic specialist imbedded in Los Angeles, he interfaced with dozens of the world’s most visible musicians and composers, gathered feature requests, and worked to bring those requests into reality with Apple software engineering teams. A successful musician and composer himself, he has written dreamy dark electronic music for NBC, Disney, Miramax Films, Apple Inc (you can hear his music in every box of Final Cut Studio.)
as well as dozens of indie films and projects. Bill has recently relocated from Los Angeles to Austin TX, where he is the Chief Creative for an all audio ad agency that delivers custom audio and music content for mobile. He is currently writing electronic music and collaborating on moving images and text for an upcoming youtube content channel that specializes in merging music and visual performance into a seamless whole.

Bill is an Apple Certified Logic Pro 8 Trainer, Apple Certified Logic Pro T3 Training Instructor, Apple Certified XSAN for Video and Final Cut Pro 6. He serves on the Avid/Digidesign Customer Advisory Board and is a Waves Beta Tester. Bill has also contributed to the following publications: 
Quality Control Editor, Apple Pro Training Series: Advanced Logic Pro 7 by David Dvorin.
Technical Editor, Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 7 and Logic Express 7, by Martin Sitter.
Courses by Bill Burgess
  • Exploring Advanced Possibilities
    Ableton Live With Bill Burgess
    Join veteran Los Angeles/Austin based producer and boundary pusher Bill Burgess as he unveils a variety of hidden corners and unorthodox production tricks that will help you find your own unique voice inside Ableton Live.
  • Omnisphere 201
    Omnisphere 2 Xtreme
    Oh no...look out... Bill Burgess is back with an Xtreme look at Omnisphere 2! Bill doesn't play by the rules and this course is no exception. So hold on tight & get ready to learn the crazy sonics that makes O2 so darn cool.
  • Logic Pro X 400
    Xtreme Sound Design
    Watch out! Logic Pro legend, Bill Burgess, is back with some amazing Logic Pro Xtreme Sound Design tutorials! Learn some insanely great tips and tricks in this incredible, outside-the-box Logic Pro X course!
  • Logic Pro X 401
    Xtreme Drums & Beats
    Derail Drummer... Unhinge Ultrabeat... This outrageous, 2+ hour course, by outlaw Logic adventurer Bill Burgess, takes the art of creating beats to il-Logic-al limits! Take your Logic Pro X beat making to the Xtreme!
  • Live 9 101
    Beginner's Guide
    This new beginner's guide –by Ableton expert Bill Burgess– is designed to get every Live newbie up and making tracks fast! So, if you're looking to go Live, start right here, right now with this entertaining and informative course!
  • iZotope
    BreakTweaker: Explored
    Dive deep into this iZotope/BT beat-making plugin and learn how MicroEditing your audio will expand your musical universe! In this 29-tutorial course Bill Burgess shows you how to get it done!
  • Live 9 102
    Recording Audio and Audio Effects
    There's an old audio saying: Garbage in, garbage out. Trash is cool, but sometimes you want that pristine, clean, pure and undistorted audio. This course, by the irrepressible sound artist Bill Burgess, explains the process of how audio is best recorded, resampled and effected in Ableton Live.
  • Live 9 105
    Arranging Explored
    This course could be called: "Get All The Deepest Super-cool Ableton Live Arranging Tips Ever Assembled!" Seriously, this course – by Bill Burgess – will rock your Ableton Live 9 world!
  • Live 9 103
    MIDI Recording and Effects
    Bill Burgess is one of the coolest trainers we know. That's why we said YES when he offered to design this amazing course on MIDI in Ableton Live 9. Bill is an extraordinary teacher who delivers insightful nuggets of music gold. Pay attention and learn!
  • Live 9 106
    Go Live With Live 9
    There's a reason why Ableton calls it "Live". Dive into this course and get all the inspiration you need to go live with Live 9...
  • Native Instruments 200
    Battery: The Art of Drum Programming
    Discover Bill Burgess' deep secrets about the dark "art" of programming drums while simultaneously learning how Native Instrument's classic drum machine Battery 3 works. It's like getting two tutorials for the price of one! Check it out...
  • Pro Tools 102
    Exploring The Workspace
    Every DAW has its own unique way of making music and manipulating sound. In these AVID Learn Partner tutorial-videos by audio expert Bill Burgess, you'll learn about Pro Tools 10's tracks, tools, navigation tricks to get you started producing and recording music right out of the box...
  • Pro Tools 10 101
    Introduction to Pro Tools
    Learn all about the Pro Tools 10 software, its history and various configurations as well as the science behind how it processes audio. Get the basics in these AVID Learning Partner Online tutorial-videos by's very entertaining Bill Burgess and get up-and-running fast...
  • Pro Tools 10 100
    What's New In Pro Tools 10
    Pro Tools 10 is here, and with it comes some highly anticipated new features. Join Bill Burgess in this FREE 5-video sampler and see what's new in Pro Tools 10 ...
  • Pro Tools 203
    Video Post in Pro Tools
    There's a saying in the movie business - "Video is 2/3 audio" ... that's why Hollywood loves Pro Tools!
  • iZotope Stutter Edit
    Stutter Edit: Explored
    St-St-St-St Stutter Edit: Explored is here! Star mPV trainer and audio mangler, Bill Burgess demonstrates the audio chopping power of this amazing new plugin from BT and iZotope!
  • MainStage 2 101
    Core MainStage 2
    MainStage 2 is the live performance tool that ships with Logic Studio. If you're a musician, and particularly a keyboardist, MainStage 2 will become your new secret weapon ...
  • Live 8 101
    Core Live 8
    Watch as lead trainer Bill Burgess shows you Live 8. Training with style & character, delivered the Bill B. way. This is a massive 7 hours of Ableton Live training at an amazing price!
  • Pro Tools 203
    Video Post in Pro Tools
    There's a saying in the movie business - "Video is 2/3 audio" ... that's why Hollywood loves Pro Tools!
  • MainStage 101
    Core MainStage
    This tutorial is produced by Bill Burgess, the former Pro Audio Product Marketing Manager for Apple. Bill helped develop the MainStage templates and patches!
  • Redmatica Keymap 101
    Core Keymap
    If you're serious about sampling, you need Redmatica Keymap! This tutorial shows you why ...
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