Playing with song arrangements has to be one of the most invigorating parts of making music.
Sure, sorting out when a chorus or verse should come in might sometimes feel like solving a rubik’s cube. But when you nail that combination of sounds and sections, that moment is magical 🙂
Nowadays just about everyone is writing and composing on a computer. So it’s massively important that your DAW makes it easy to arrange and rearrange your music as you’re writing.
Logic has come a long, long way for songwriting and producing. There are so many ways to get your ideas down now.
And today I’d like to hone in on 5 mega helpful arrangement features in Logic Pro:
- Features that allow you to move entire sections of your song with a single click and drag.
- Tools that let you remove or add sections effortlessly.
- Functions that let you record different ideas and then easily listen to each one.
- Transport options that lets you skip over sections to try out different arrangements.
- An entire section of Logic that can be a sketch pad for dreaming up completely different song structures.
The songwriting tool kit in Logic Pro is immense. And when you tie these features into your workflow, there’s honestly nothing you can’t accomplish!
You may have just added years to my life with these amazing tips Chris! Thanks so much for always being so generous with your time and saving me (us) so much time and so many headaches while making Logic Pro an even more powerful tool.
Willi Veider says
Very helpful. Super tips. Super music example!
Thanks so much Chris, I love your tutorial, you make using LPX fun!
Mike Kozar says
One of the most helpful videos yet. Thanks Chris! I seriously doubt I would ever come across that capability on my own.
Most excellent, Chris, thank you. I knew many of these tips but didn’t know Skip Cycle which will be super-helpful for arranging. I always saw the power of Arrangement Markers but they felt a bit clumsy… now, after your post/video I will try again. Also great info on Live Loops — I’ve been wanting to use that feature but LPX is just so, SO deep… Anyway, keep up the fine work; it’s greatly appreciated by all of us users.
Francis Fabian says
Thanks Chris, I was able upgrade to Mojave yesterday and now I have 10.5 (BOY do Apple make you jump through hoops to get software). I saw your name in Groove 3. I’ll have a look after watching “What’s new in Logic 5 & 6”.
This is why I watch your videos. No matter how much I think I know, there is always something new to learn. Excellent video as always, Keep it up!