Logic's Environment is quite possibly the single biggest reason behind the myth that Logic is hard to understand. And that's a shame, because the Environment is tailored to make music creation easier.
Once you've properly configured Logic's Environment, each time you go back to a presaved song, Logic will automatically reach out to your studio's MIDI devices and set them up exactly the same as the last time you saved the song. There's no need to find or reprogram patches ... Logic will do that for you, and you'll learn how in the first part of this program, The MIDI Environment.
Part 2 of the program, The Audio Environment explores Logic's internal audio channels, including audio tracks, audio instrument tracks, busses, and output channels. You'll also learn some extra tricks, such as how to customize object icons with your own images.
The program ends with a detailed discussion of signal path programming using delay lines, arpeggiators, and chord memorier objects.
The Environment window is really your friend. Check out the table of contents below to see why.
I'm just sorry I took so long to buy this course. I thought because of the the course being explained using Logic 7 that it would not be applicable to the present version but how wrong I was. This is without doubt the best explanation I have found which explains in simple terms what the Environment is meant to be used for and then it goes into more detail which I can follow quite easily.
I have a large collection of old and new hardware midi modules and when you understand that the Environment is really a more in depth version of Apple's Midi & Audio Studio setup then you realize the potential of the Environment. Maybe an updated version for the latest version of Logic might be a great idea to encourage more users to use this great feature and buy this terrific tutorial.
PAUL wrote on February 14, 2015
Great course by Martin Sitter on Logic's super powerful environment. This is definitely the course for you if you are just deleting into Logic's environment!
Although these tutorials were depicted in Logic 7, all the information and knowledge contained within are easily transferable to any newer version of Logic.
Costa.S wrote on November 9, 2013
A in depth overview of the guts of Logic though some things are so complicated that are still unclear. It'd be great to do a new release for Logic Pro X and outline example of integration of real HW.
steve line wrote on June 1, 2010
Great tutorial with easy to follow demonstrations. Would like to see an update now for this video using logic 9.
Craig Amromin wrote on January 14, 2010
I'd give this tutorial 3.5 stars. It was a great tutorial in many respects, and I especially learned a lot about setting up MIDI in the environment. The best part is that you will understand and learn how to use the Environment, and compared to other Environment tutorials, that's an accomplishment in itself. Still, sometimes Martin can speak quite fast and forget to slow down for those who aren't as sharp on their MIDI/Audio theory (me!). He may also skip over the occasional core concept, assuming you have knowledge of how it works. I had too look up some concepts online from other sources during this tutorial. You may quickly get dizzy unless you give it all your attention. In the end, it's a great exploration and does a superb job familiarizing one with Logic's Environment.
Omar17166 wrote on January 9, 2010
This was a particularly useful tutorial as I had questions on how to connect & configure external instruments for the use with Logic. This tutorial was then recommended to me. I found it very detailed and easy to grasp. I was able to directly put what I learned to good use.
Again, thanks for the good work.
E Robinosn wrote on December 27, 2009
Great tutorial on Logic's Environment, as well as Martin's really good detail instructing. Thanks Dude. This is a good Logic ground floor tutorial and should be viewed by all Logic users. MacPro Martin and company guys, it is time for an update on the Environment and how us the Environment in Logic 9. I'm a newbe to Logic and started with Logic. I hope to see the new updated tutorial soon!
roberto conz wrote on May 3, 2009
This could be the tutorial made just for me, in this moment. Very well done. two problems: it's done in Logic 7 and I work with Logic 8. Why not thinking to an update veersion? I Know there are TNT 1 & 2 wich deals a lot with environment but For such a wonderfull and complex chapter of Logic I gues it's important to have a methodic tutorial from the ground, explaining the total" architecture".
Second point, I'm Italian, I speak a disceet english but some time it' hard to follow a very fast talking. I guess the tutorials should be thought as international so..., please, a bit more slow. Thank you for the work Martin
Matthew Thomas wrote on March 29, 2009
The environment was the most confusing thing to me in Logic but with this video opened up so many different creative possibilities that i would have taken a long time to learn this on my own. Thanks Macprovideo
Julian Yin wrote on February 3, 2009
105 series gave me new tools and skills to master logic's enviroment, i have all complete series from macprovideo and i strongly recommend it to all producers out there!!! All the best from brazil to macprovideo.com team, thank you all for the excelent work ! kkep on!