New Book: “Logic Pro X – The Details”


My new book “Logic Pro X – The Details” is available right now at
It is the follow up book of “Logic Pro X – How it Works”, released in the best-selling “Graphically Enhanced Manuals” (GEM) series. On 660 pages I cover every detail in Logic Pro X (that I haven’t discussed in Logic Pro X – How it Works) with the same style of my other GEM books by using rich illustrations and diagrams that are not found in any other manual.
(pdf and printed book are available now, iBooks version will be available in the Spring of 2015)

Visual Approach

My unique concept of explaining features and concepts with easy to understand diagrams makes it possible that even beginners and intermediate Logic Pro users can explore the more advanced features in Logic Pro.


The GEM Advantage


Graphics, Graphics, Graphics
Every feature and concept is explained with rich graphics and illustrations that are not found in any other book or documentation. These are not just a few screenshots with arrows in it. I take the time to create unique diagrams to illustrate the concepts and workflows.

Knowledge and Understanding
The purpose of my manuals is to provide the reader with the knowledge and understanding of an app that is much more valuable than just listing and explaining a set of features.

For any given feature, I list every available command so you can decide which one to use in your workflow. Some of the information is not even found in the app’s documentation.

For Beginners and Advanced Users
The graphical approach makes my manuals easy to understand for beginners, but still, the wealth of information and details provide plenty of material, even for the most advanced user.

Three formats
No other manual is available in all three formats: PDF (from my website), interactive multi-touch iBooks (on Apple’s iBooks Store), and printed book (on Amazon).

Interactive iBooks
No other manual is available in the enhanced iBook format. I include an extensive glossary, also with additional graphics. Every term throughout the content of the iBook is linked to the glossary term that lets you popup a window with the explanations without leaving the page you are currently reading. Every term lists all the entries in the book where it is used and links to other related terms.

No other manual stays up to date with the current version of the app. Due to the rapid update cycles of applications nowadays, most books by major publishers are already outdated by the time they are released. I constantly update my books to stay current with the latest version of an app.

Free Updates (pdf, iBook only)
No other manual provides free updates, I do. Whenever I update a book, I email a free download link of the pdf file to current customers. iBooks customers will receive an automatic update notification and 24h after a new update, the printed book will be available on Amazon. They are print-on-demand books, which means, whenever you order a book on Amazon, you get the most recent version and not an outdated one sitting in a publisher’s warehouse.

See for yourself

If you are new to my GEM (Graphically Enhanced Manuals) books, I have posted 28 screenshots of “Logic Pro X – The Details” on my website so you can get an impression on how I write my manuals.


Table of Contents

Here is a short description of the 18 chapters:

    1 – Introduction
    2 – Workflow: The most important and most underrated topic when using Logic Pro is how to use it efficiently. That’s why I start the book with that chapter.
    3 – Advanced Editing: To really become a Logic “Pro-user”, you need all the available editing tools on your Logic tool belt.
    4 – Flex Introduction: Finally, Audio Regions have the same freedom when it comes to editing as their MIDI Region counterparts.
    5 – Flex Time: No time restrictions for Audio Regions anymore. No matter what tempo an audio file was recorded in, you can change it and even quantize it.
    6 – Flex Pitch: If you ever wanted to change the pitch information in Audio Regions but couldn’t afford the Melodyne app or couldn’t (under-)stand it, then Logic Pro has the most easy to use tool for you.
    7 – Browsers: The three Browsers in Logic Pro don’t get the same respect from their users. Either they frown upon Apple Loops or don’t know what to do with the Media Browser in the first – now you will.
    8 – Audio File Management: The problem with having a lot of stuff is how to manage that stuff. This is also true for all the Logic related files. You better learn how to manage them before you start to lose them.
    9 – Advanced Audio: There is much more to Audio in Logic Pro that meets the eyes. I dive into all those pro features Logic Pro has to offer to show you what is going on under the hood.
    10 – Advanced MIDI: You can also advance your knowledge about the MIDI features in Logic Pro, in addition to its audio features.
    11 – Automation: Find out everything about Automation in Logic Pro, both Automations (yes there are two) and there are hidden secrets too.
    12 – Music Notation: There are applications just for music notation. With Logic Pro, that is included. No matter if you want to print out a single melody or an entire orchestral score – you can do it.
    13 – Tempo & Time: Tempo and Time seems to be easy topics on the outside. But be warned, this chapter goes deep, where no other manual has gone before.
    14 – Working to Picture: Logic Pro is the best and most popular DAW when it comes to scoring to picture. Learn all the stuff you need to know – to do exactly that.
    15 – Synchronization: If you made it through the Tempo & Time chapter, then this one is the right chapter for you with lots of information beyond Logic Pro.
    16 – The Environment: The scariest place in Logic Pro, sending shivers down the spine of most Logic Pro users – unless you know your way around … then all of a sudden it becomes the most powerful place in Logic Pro.
    17 – Surround Sound: If two speakers are not enough to do your Project good, then it’s time to move up to the world of Surround Sound.
    18 – Control Surfaces: Logic Pro will also surrender to outside powers. Learn how to use and setup those devices, no matter if it is just a single Mod Wheel, or a fully equipped Control Surface.

Graphically Enhanced Manual (GEM) series

Please go to my website to check out other titles that I released in my Graphically Enhanced Manuals series.Thanks.


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
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