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Blog // Sounds
March 30, 2008

Apple Pro Certification

Yesterday I sat my first exam in a decade as part of obtaining my Logic Pro Level One Certification. The test is part of the Apple Pro Certification Program and requires one to answer 86 questions based on David Nahmani’s excellent book Logic Pro 8 and Logic Express 8: Creating and Producing Professional Music. The […]

Yesterday I sat my first exam in a decade as part of obtaining my Logic Pro Level One Certification. The test is part of the Apple Pro Certification Program and requires one to answer 86 questions based on David Nahmani’s excellent book Logic Pro 8 and Logic Express 8: Creating and Producing Professional Music.

The test was comprehensive, but fair. The pass mark is 80% and getting there really examines the user’s ability to navigate Logic’s labyrinthine window system. In a number of ways, I found the pressure of preparing for the exam forced me to read the book (and manual) in greater than normal detail. Looking back over this I’ve noticed a few changes to how I use Logic.

1. I’ve learnt to use the Hyper Editor properly, which is a really powerful tool not just for drum programming, but also for orchestral sounds.
2. Learning the key commands properly really has speed up my work.
3. I was unaware of how powerful the Marquee tool really use. I use it all the time now.
4. Some neat tricks have become essentials – the alt velocity/alt-gate pop up menu in Ultrabeat, the method shown for drag rearranging a percussion part to humanise it and so on.

[tags] Logic Pro, Apple Certification [/tags]

Responses
Jess 15 years ago

Not sure if you know this but David Nahmani runs the excellent forum at http://www.logicprohelp.com. Maybe I should get his book… I really don’t use the hyper editor!

Fernando Gros 15 years ago

Yes, I read the forum from time to time – it sure is excellent!

Jess 15 years ago

Just in case you’re interested, I’m blogging about the recording of a worship album over at

Fernando Gros 15 years ago

Thanks Jess – It’s always interesting to see how people use Logic. I look forward to reading more about the album’s progress.

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