Intro to Making Music in Logic Pro X

Learn how to create and record music using the powerful production capabilities of the digital audio workstation Logic Pro X.

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Are you a musician, songwriter, or beginner producer hoping to capture and publish your music in a more professional way? Logic Pro X is one of the most versatile and affordable digital audio workstations (DAWs) for making and recording music available on the market. It's used by pro-level producers, songwriters, engineers, and composers of all types to achieve the sound they want. 

This course will teach you how to compose, record, edit, mix, and add effects to music in Logic Pro X. We will help you get comfortable navigating your way around the environment and using Logic's many features to express yourself creatively in the ways you want. No previous knowledge required. We'll get you up and running creating and editing complete tracks before you know it. 

Follow along as Martin D. Fowler (Composer for Limetown, This American Life, and more) demonstrates how to compose, create, and produce with Logic.

Martin Fowler

Composer, Producer, Bassist

Martin composes and produces music for commercial, educational, and artistic media, and records and performs internationally with many NYC-based artists. He also produces original electro and house music and remixes as MDFX, plus trap/jungle/bass music and remixes as WNNR, and will release his debut solo record later this year. His favorite cloud type is the lenticular cloud.

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Martin Fowler

Composer, Producer, Bassist
  • Composer for popular podcasts Limetown, This American Life, etc.
  • International touring & recording artist with over 15 years experience
  • Educator, course author, and producer

Joseph Capalbo

Producer/Composer for TV/Film
  • Producer whose work has appeared on NBC, ABC, MTV, etc.
  • Wrote theme music for E!'s docu-series Reunion Road Trip
  • Graduate of Berklee College of Music

Sırma Munyar

Songwriter, Producer, Mentor
  • Performing artist with almost a million listens on Spotify
  • Performed with Illenium, Keri Hilson, Akon, etc.
  • Topliner for major TV ads


Course Outline

  1. Preview
    Section 1


  2. Section 2

    Starting Out

  3. Section 3

    Working With Loops

  4. Section 4

    Software Instruments

  5. Section 5

    Advanced MIDI Concepts

  6. Section 6

    Audio Techniques

  7. Section 7


  8. Section 8

    Advanced Audio Editing

  9. Section 9

    Intro to Mixing

  10. Section 10

    Logic in the Wild


Who is this course for?

This course is for instrumentalists, songwriters, aspiring producers, or people with no prior musical knowledge who want to learn how to make music using Logic Pro X. Perhaps you've explored GarageBand a couple of times, or perhaps you've never played music with a computer in your life. Either way, we'll get you comfortable navigating this sophisticated software and using it to create music.

What will I learn?

You'll learn the essential tools for working with audio and MIDI in Logic and some basic compositional concepts. You'll work with tons of Logic's built-in features, synthesizers, samplers, and loops. You'll also engage in deep critical listening and analysis activities to help your workflow in Logic Pro X.

Are there any pre-reqs?

You'll need to own or purchase Logic Pro X on the App Store. Some additional gear is recommended to get the most out of the course, but if all you have is a laptop and Logic, you'll still be able to follow along. Recommended additional gear: headphones, speakers, MIDI controller, audio interface, and microphone.

How long does this course take?

This course was designed to be completed in roughly six weeks, assuming students would have a few hours a week to spend on it. Each "week" includes a certain section and challenge activity for you to take on. That said, that timeline is just a casual recommendation — you can choose to blow through it all in one sitting or take a year with it, if you'd like.

Is there a specific start date?

You can start the course anytime. If you'd like more accountability and guided feedback from a professional, you can request to work through the course and your own goals with a Soundfly Mentor for four or six weeks, and get a more personalized experience for a specific period of time.  

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How many lessons are there?

This course includes 86 lessons, including videos, graphics, text, activities, demos, interviews with outside experts, and much more. 

What do I get if I enroll as a subscriber?

As a subscriber, you'll get unlimited access to all courses on, including this and all our other premium courses, to go through at your own pace. This includes all the videos, tutorials, demos, quizzes, activities, downloads, and other materials within our full suite of courses.

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Can I take this course with a mentor?

Yes, absolutely. If you would like to go through the course with support, accountability, feedback, and guidance from an expert, you can request a mentor by filling out this form. A Soundfly staffperson will reach out within 48 hours to learn more about your goals, your music, and your skills level, and pair you with a mentor who can help you achieve your next musical milestone. Our mentorship program is our science-backed learning model designed to help you learn more efficiently and effectively. Your mentor will tailor the course to your experience and interests, offer detailed weekly feedback on your work, answer any questions you have, help you blow past obstacles, and keep you on track to accomplish your goals.

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