Logic Pro X - How It Works - Edgar Rothermich

Logic Pro X - How It Works

By Edgar Rothermich

  • Release Date: 2015-09-14
  • Genre: Digital Media
Score: 4.5
From 59 Ratings


"Logic Pro X - How It Works" was not only the first manual available for Apple's music production app "Logic Pro X", it is the most comprehensive one and simply the best way to learn Logic.
"Logic Pro X - How It Works" is also the only Logic book available as an interactive multi-touch eBook. On 849 pages, the author explains the app in great detail with additional background information that is often required to fully understand specific features. Many of the information regarding the functionality of Logic Pro X is found neither in the official documentation nor anywhere else.

 Logic Pro X is a very deep and sometimes complex application that users (beginners and pros alike) often struggle with. This is where the unique approach of the Graphically Enhanced Manuals series come in. No matter how complex or complicated the subject is, the author provides easy to understand graphics and diagrams that let the reader understand and master the material.
This interactive multi-touch eBook includes a 600 term Glossary that is linked throughout the content of the book.

This is part one of two Logic books. "Logic Pro X - How It Works" and "Logic Pro X - The Details

Readers love this unique way of leaning applications no matter how easy or complicated the app might be. Here are some responses from satisfied customers:

"I wish all the manuals on software were like yours!" - Giovanni C.
"You have the gift of making difficult concepts understandable" - William B.
"Your style is the most informative and clear I have ever seen" - Mark D.
"Great stuff Edgar! I bought your other Logic GEM books and love em..." - fform
"Thank you so much for your fantastic guides; I've learned so much!" - Brandon B.
"I love your manuals."  - Eli. 


That is the motto of the book series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals" (GEM). They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand


  • Great Book!

    By volovicg
    This book not only combines a graphical approach to learning, but also provides clear visualizations in addtion to the concise reading material. I am well versed in Logic and each time I pick up these books, I learn something knew. It also makes for an excellent reference manual. Perfect book for the beginning who wants to begin to master Logic and learn and understand… How It Works! Highly recommended.
  • Perfect Learning Tool This book has been a great help!!

    By What a great help!!
    I'm in the process of switching from DP to Logic and came across these books in the Graphically Enhanced Manuals series. One thing I realized right away are all the graphics and diagrams that you usually don't find in a typical user manual for software apps. I know how a sequencer works, but I had to find out how Logic works differently than the one I'm used to. Those diagrams make it very clear and I'm up and running in no time. This is the way to learn an app. Highly recommended.
  • Wonderful introductions that make a sophisticated program substantially more accessible

    By Jeremy Borum
    Edgar Rothermich's Logic Pro X books are wonderful introductions that make a sophisticated program substantially more accessible. I am a professional composer and orchestrator, and I have read a LOT of software manuals. Most manuals are designed as references, and to understand them you usually have to be simultaneously using the software. Rothermich's approach, although technical and precise, is based on a conversational style and is focused on understanding instead of step-by-step how-to instructions. It's highly visual, and as a result nothing is left to the imagination. The end result is books you can read through from top to bottom, gaining an understanding of the software BEFORE fiddling with it. I highly recommend Rothermich's books for the beginner and intermediate user. They are so well organized that they could be the textbook for a semester-long course, but so easy to read that you might get through them in a week.
  • Still the best Logic Books

    By salinajj
    I have many of the books of the “Graphically Enhanced Manuals” series and I have a read of few other (more conventional) books and I must say. These are still the best on the market. No comparison. The interactivity of these Enhanced versions set them even more apart from the rest.
  • Excellent Book

    By JC00042
    Edgar does an excellent job of making a complex program understandable. If you're serious about learning logic buy this book. It's simply the best.
  • Excellent format!

    By Antkn33
    This format is great for learning. The visual ascpect is very helpful. Being able to click terms and view definitions is also very helpful. I would highly recommend this book for anyone learning Logic.
  • Best reference book I've ever seen for LPX

    By DaWrecked oNe
    I'm a experienced Logic user that managed to learn Logic through trial & error, the dreaded Logic Manual, and YouTube. Wish I would have had this back when I started. Really like the visual "show and tell" style of this book...and the fact that it updates itself along with Logic is a godsend! In other books whenever Logic updates with new features you'd have to wait and purchase either an updated book if/when it eventually came out, a separate addendum, or do without. The fact that this actually updates for free along with Logic is unbelievable! As far as I know it's the only Logic book that does this. That alone makes it a great buy. The visual style is also much easier to grasp than the technical lingo you'll find in most other books and Logic's own manual. I'd suggest this book for anybody at the beginner to early/mid intermediate level learning Logic. Pro users looking for advanced info (like diving under the hood in the Logic Environment) will find the book to basic for them but the fact that it updates along with Logic could easily make it worth while for even pro users. I can't wait for the advanced volume of this book (Logic Pro X: The Details) to hit iBooks. Really wanna finally start diving under the hood in Logic. Especially the Logic "Environment".
  • This is the one to buy!

    By AppLubber
    Much better that anything Apple has ever written!
  • Easily the best DAW guide I've read

    By markd2
    I was skeptical about this guide because of all the graphics and screen shots (ah, it's just filler), but it's absolutely fantastic. It's easily the best DAW guide I've read. Especially awesome things about it: * It's huge - covers a lot of Logic * The level of detail is just right. It goes into enough depth to satisfy my need to know how it works, but not too much detail, which has been moved to the forthcoming follow-up book. * I really like the chair / instrument / player / stand analogy with the tracks and environment objects. I kind of half-understood things in a nebulous manner beforehand, but it all makes a lot of sense now * It's not a point and click tutorial (check out Apple's Pro Training Series book for that), but an explanation about what the different features, settings, and controls _do_. This is a great second book after you've gone through a tutorial and have actually used Logic for a while. * The author isn't a brainwashed fanboy. There are some inconsistencies, rough corners, and general WTFery, and they get called out as possible sticking points when using the software. This book is so good, I'd buy other editions in the series sight-unseen.
  • Amazing - Leveled up my production

    By Danny Dance
    When I upgraded to Logic Pro X, I was initially overwhelmed by all the new features, integrated Environment, and other enhancements. I have to say that this book really helped flatten the learning curve of upgrading—after all, the whole point of upgrading any software is to be able to make use of its new features. This book has more than paid for itself in how much better I’ve been able to use my DAW of choice—and how much faster I am at making music. Instabuy.