Jonathan Perl is a professional audio educator with decades of experience teaching people how to make amazing music.
Jonathan Perl
Jonathan Perl is currently the Associate Director of the Sonic Arts Center @ CCNY, a selective 4-year BFA in Music and Technology geared towards the creative producing musician. He is co-founder and co-owner of Mac Audio Trainers, an Apple Authorized Training Center providing Certified Training in Apple’s professional audio/music application, Logic Studio. He is an Apple-certified Master Trainer in Logic Studio. He founded and coordinates the ongoing New York Logic Pro Users Group.

As an educator and trainer, Jonathan has years of experience working with musicians, composers, producers and engineers. His background as a practicing musician/producer makes him effective at connecting with professionals and aspiring pros, understanding their needs and providing training they find useful and relevant.

Jonathan’s music and audio background is in keyboard improvisation, writing, arranging, recording and producing. He has helped rock bands snare major label record deals with his engineering and production (ThisWay), supplied improvised piano music for modern dance schools and companies (Alvin Ailey, Jose Limon), and created compelling, unique recordings of “ambient groove new world music” (Wired Planet). Recently he edited and co-mixed the music score for the feature film Racing Daylight, featuring David Straithairn and Melissa Leo. As a consultant, he has assisted a diverse range of artists, composers and producers, including Pat Metheny, Shep Pettibone (Madonna), John Cale (Velvet Underground), Richard Einhorn (Joan of Arc) and others. As an author and trainer, he has created and published the DVD titles Inside Logic Pro 7.1, Jump Start Logic Pro 8, and Jump Start Main Stage: Studio Instruments, Effects & Sound Library. As a teacher, he has created the curriculum for four courses at the Sonic Arts Center @ CCNY, covering synthesis and sound design, digital audio, signal-flow and processing, and myriad production techniques, all delivered in a real-world, project-oriented framework.

Courses by Jonathan Perl
  • Logic Pro X 103
    Core Training: Audio Recording and Editing
    Learn Logic – and see it in action – as Jonathan Perl invites you into his recording session and shows you the power of recording and editing audio in Logic Pro X!
  • Logic Pro X 104
    Core Training: MIDI Recording and Editing
    Logic Pro X is a MIDI powerhouse! This MIDI-focused, introductory course by Logic expert Jonathan Perl gets you up and recording, editing and producing MIDI fast!
  • Trilian 101
    Core Trilian
    Jonathan Perl returns with his terrific treatise on Spectrasonic's triumphant new bass workstation, Trillian®.
  • Omnisphere 101
    Core Omnisphere
    Spectrasonics Omnisphere has been making waves as a sound design tool. These videos show you why - and also how - Omnisphere makes such great sounds.
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