"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"
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UNDERSTAND, not just LEARN
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, but beware advanced users!
I believe the purpose of a rating system is to rate a product for the quality what it is, not what I assumed it was. This claims to be a book that explains how Logic Pro X works, and do so with a different approach to teaching (GEM). It does that and does that very, very well. This is a 5-star book.
However, I made the mistake of buying it thinking I might learn something new from it. I didn't learn anything that I don't already know, as an advanced user of Logic. But the title of the book is How It Works. It's not like the author is trying to convince you it's anything other than a beginner's book, with that title. I discovered in the intro of the book that the author is working on a 2nd book called "Logic Pro X The Details" which he expects to release first half of 2014. Had I known this, I would have never bought this, and rather just waited for The Details and bought that. If I had one criticism, it would be that you have to pay for this book to find out there's another more advanced book coming out (unless of course you're in the know or you frequent Logic forums with this info). Perhaps the author could put something about this in the description on Itunes.
With all that said, for beginner's to Logic, I believe there isn't a better book out there than this one.
Excellent Study of Logic Pro X
I have been using Logic since Vs. 6. And while this book is a bit geared towards beginners, there is still plenty for more advanced users. There are things I learned in this book that I either forgot or never fully understood - and they way Edgar presents the info is top notch. I really recommend this book for both beginners and Logic Users who want to refresh their Logic Pro knowledge.
What a treasure
My favorite learning experience.
Easy to read, very entertaining, rich on graphics and tons of information packed in there. Actually, I have other books from this author and his books are getting better and better. I used Logic on and off since v8 (plus GarageBand) and I found information in this book that I’ve never new before even basic stuff that was always hidden. Now I know, if you really want to use and understand Logic, this is the book you need, no way around. Nobody else explains it like that.
Highly recommend that one.