The Ultimate Guide To Logic Pro X Instrument Plugins & VSTs

Jack Vaughan


Master Every Logic Instrument - and Create Limitless Awesome Sounds.

In this course you will understand and master all of Logic Pro X’s virtual instrument plugins, synthesizers and VSTs. Starting from beginner level, you’ll learn the deep principles of synthesis and enhance your music by learning how to emulate the instrument, synth and drum sounds of your favorite artists, producers and sound effects designers - as well as a wealth of other music production skills.

Each of the many free instruments included in Logic is like it’s own piece of software. Some of these are small like the ESE, ESM and ESP - but others, like Alchemy Synthesiser & Sampler or Sculpture Modelling Synth provide so many parameters they can be overwhelming could have their own entire courses. Many people don’t even scratch the surface of what these instruments do and buy new ones without realising how powerful they are for composition and Sound Effects Design SFX for games and film

The Entire Logic Instruments Manual - In One Step-by-Step Video Course.

Many courses on Logic Pro go through the production, editing and mixing side of the program, but do not explain the instruments in depth. Understanding the concepts behind how these instruments work, let alone learning the interface can take months and it’s easy for even conscientious people to give up.

I’ve read the manual for you - literally. I’ve read every page of that that thing and condensed and rephrased that complex bible into a practical course that guides you through each instrument - backed with the concepts you need to understand each one and make it yours.

You could take this course and go through the whole thing, or use this as your production instrument encyclopedia - referring to it at will whenever you forget what a dial or knob does.

Which Logic Instruments Does the Course Cover?

Starting with a complete introduction to Synthesis mini-course, this course builds through the most simple instruments sequentially, right up to the most complex - covering everything you need to know about the following Logic Pro X instruments:

Retro Synth
ESX24 Sampler
EVOC PS Vocoder
Complete Alchemy Synthesiser Course
Vintage Clav
Vintage Electric Piano
Vintage B3 Hammond Organ
Logic Pro Drummer
Drum Kit Designer
Drum Machine Designer
Ultrabeat Complete Course
In addition, I cover core concepts behind using these virtual instruments that allow you to use them exceedingly well. Concepts and guides to the controls of things like:

Envelopes, Filters and Modulation
Filters, Sends and EffectsPreparing your own samples and building your own sampled instrument
Sequencers, Arpeggiators and Vector EnvelopesXY Pads, Midi Controllers (CCs and Via modulations
Morphing, Macros and Global ControlsModelled instruments,
Principles behind and getting the best out of the Logic DrummerPrinciples of Library Management and organising your library as a composer/producer
Frequency Modulation (FM) Synthesis, Sync Synthesis and Virtual Analog DigitalGranular Synthesis, Spectral Synthesis and Formant
And more..

An entire course on Alchemy - The Ultimate Synthesizer and Sampler Instrument.

Alchemy (originally by Camel Audio) is one of the most complex and powerful synthesisers inside of Logic. It’s parameters could warrant an entire course in itself.

The course takes you through the entire interface and every dial and knob (barring the extended spectral synthesis parameters) - allowing you to turn Alchemy into an extremely powerful workhorse.

Sound Design and Effects Creation for Games & Film

The Logic Instruments course is also particularly useful for game composers and sound designers. Mastering all the interesting and detailed parameters in these sound effect creation VSTs can give you an endless sound palette to build wonderful and weird effects for your game design projects.

Who this course is for:

Anyone who's felt overwhelmed, confused or frustrated with navigating and understanding Logic Instruments
Those who want to get MORE out of their sounds and want to understand how to get exactly the sounds they are after in their drums & instruments

Basic knowledge
Students should own Logic Pro X & have a working Mac computer
Students should know how to navigate Logic Pro X and have a basic understanding of using the software already
What will you learn
Understand and use every single button, dial and fader in every single Logic Pro X instrument
Understand the core concepts of synthesis
Edit and understand any patch that you open up in a Logic Pro X VST
How to create your own sampled instruments. Build your own drum kit from scratch
Build your own extensive patches within logic with ease and know immediately how to emulate the sounds you hear in commercial music
Master modulation, the key to dynamic and musical sounds that sit well in your mix
Create endless variations and super interesting drum grooves
Resample Sounds Copyright Free (make sure you get legal advice first!)
Understand advanced synthesis methods like: granular synthesis, additive synthesis, granular synthesis, spectral synthesis and formant

Course properties

Form of education
Formal education level
Professional development
Recommended age for informal learning
19-25, 25-45, 45-65
Learning language
Teacher training without subject specialization
Course authors
Jack Vaughan
Organization characterization
is a global online learning marketplace that transforms lives by offering online training on a wide variety of topics. Created with the aim of making education accessible to all, Simpliv removes barriers to education among all communities, imparts life skills to learners, and bridges gaps in learning through cost-effective courses. Simpliv believes that learning has no boundaries. It brings learning to any person who wants to learn, whether it is management, technology, life sciences or any other subject of interest.
Payment terms
Course cost
IP transfer allowed
Entrance test
Groups formation by readiness level
Teachers presence
Tutors presence
Facilitators presence
Training materials forms
video lecture
Interactivity in training materials
Collaborative learning presence
Practical activities
Discussions, forums presence
Webinars, video conferences presence
meetup presence
LMS integration
Learning Analytics
Certification presence
Course time limits
13 (hours)
Opportunity to enter after start
Learning types (sync/async)
Assessment types
creative work
Personal learning path possibility, course individualization
Special needs support
Learning technologies
Organizational learning