Free Book: “Logic Pro X – Automation”


Logic Pro X – Automation” is the new book in my “Graphically Enhanced Manuals” (GEM) series. It is now available as a free download. This one is a special preview edition for my upcoming Logic book “Logic Pro X – The Details (scheduled to be released later this year).

The “Logic Pro X – Automation” book contains the full Automation chapter (70+ pages) of my next manual “Logic Pro X – The Details”, the follow-up to my bestselling manual “Logic Pro X – How it Works”.

This new book covers every little detail of Logic’s Automation (even the undocumented ones) with rich illustrations and diagrams that are not found in any other manual. All the aspects of Automation are presented with that easy to understand, visual approach that makes the books in my Graphically Enhanced Manuals series so unique.


The pdf version of this book is available as a free download on my website and the iBook version will be online on Apple’s iBook Store (also for free) in a few weeks. The printed book version is available (not for free) on Amazon.

All the links can be found on my website

There you can find all the other available titles.


Edgar Rothermich

Edgar Rothermich

Edgar Rothermich is a composer, producer, educator and author of the best-selling book series “Graphically Enhanced Manuals (GEM)” He is a graduate of the prestigious Tonmeister program at the University of Arts in Berlin where he also was teaching for five years. His musical work in a wide variety of styles includes numerous scores for films and TV shows plus compositions for ballet and sacred music. His recent re-recording of the Blade Runner soundtrack (done exclusively in Logic Pro!) achieved critical acclaim from critics and fans alike. Follow him on Twitter @EdgarRothermich
Edgar Rothermich

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  • Velanche

    I was actually looking for automation information relative to working with my new MIDI controller and keyboard shortcuts, so this is well-timed for me. Thanks so much; looking forward to digging in!

  • Russell Szabados

    @Velanche: I own a few of Edgar’s GEM books including Logic Pro X and Logic Remote. They’re all very much worth it. He does a great job of breaking things down to a subject’s core elements and gives you just enough to understand things from the ground up without overwhelming you with digressions. To wit: amongst his free downloads page is a document he apparently wrote for himself back when Logic 6 or 7 came out. It has a great section on the inner workings of MIDI in OS X, via AudioMIDI Setup and over networks. I actually printed it up into a binder which I keep right on top of my external MIDI interface.

  • EdgarRothermich

    Russel, first of all, thanks for the compliment. The free books you are referring to are the “Personal Manuals” that I made available on my website starting in 2005. The link is still there at the bottom of the Manuals page. You are right, these were the manual I wrote for myself. Some of them, I polished a little and made them available for free. They were basically the beta stage for my “Graphically Enhanced Manuals” series that I started in 2012 when all the bits and pieces for a self-published author came together. There was no way back then (and still today) that a publisher would create the manuals the way I think a manual should be written, “showing” how an app works and not just “telling” it in a narrative that is more suitable for story-telling instead of complex software applications.

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