Friends, Colleagues, and Associates
Friends For Heroes
These guys are friends of mine, and their record Years In A Costume was really inspiring to me, and finally pushed me over the edge into messing with digital audio production.
New York Guitar Festival
This ongoing festival is run by a friend of mine who helps me out with Logic in exchange for help with the website.
Tony's a fine fellow from Chicago, and the one to blame for getting me into Logic originally. He is the most voracious consumer of live music I know.
Ray St. Ray, The Singing Cab Driver
I started working on music with Ray in early 2007. He is Chicago's own singing cab driver, who has written in excess of 90 songs while out and about saving the world from boredom. Along with the rest of the band (Chameleon World), I work on demos and other recordings. We mix it up between Logic and Cubase depending on who's engineering.
Lis and I have recorded together many times over the years. On her recent record Porcupine, I did a lot of preproduction drum programming. A loop of my playing on this record earned me a rating of "pedestrian" from the All Music Guide. Thanks, dude!
Lis introduced me to Josh, and we have begun a beautiful musical friendship. He has a voice I wish I could have and writes lovely songs. We have recorded together in the past, and will do some more in the future.
A friend and fellow musician in Chicago, Stolie and I worked together for about a year in her own projects, then later with Tres Femmes. She has a fine record called Satire Laden Melodies which was produced largely in Reason, and produced her own record Between The Fake And The Real at home with Garageband.
He also has an audio blog called Virtual Turntable. I worked with him on some beat-making that he had the lack of common sense to include on an album.
A really great magazine on recording, published every two months. You can get it delivered free in the US and UK. They also have a very active forum.
A nice weblog on home recording.
News and forums supporting audio production under Mac OS X
A very large forum of people doing stuff recording at home
- Articles on mastering
From Digital Domain.
Good forums, articles, and other info.
The finest school of popular music releases some course materials for free online. Their production courses are Pro Tools-centric, but there's a wealth of great stuff there in all musical areas.
Cable Wrapping Video
Learn how to do the over-under cable wrapping method that will keep your cables from getting tied in knots.
News on plugins, virtual instruments, and more
- Sound On Sound's Logic Notes
Lots of instructive and detailed articles on using Logic, most of which are free.
- Logic Pro Help
The most comprehensive Logic forums, run by the author of Apple's training series books for Logic Studio and Express 8.
Apple's Logic Forums
This is the Apple-hosted forum for Logic discussion.
Sonikmatters Logic Forums
Another good place to find Logic help.
- Logic Users Group
A very active mailing list of Logic users.
- SFLogicNinja's Logic Videos
David Earl doesn't care what you call him, but he makes useful tutorials on Logic 8.
- Swift Kick
Free Logic Environments, and
an inexpensive a free ebook on the topic of creating Enviroments.
EXS Drums Tutorial
Instruction on loading samples into the EXS24 for making a good drumset
Logic Quick Tips
A blog with a lot of Logic tips that are quickly explained and relatively easy to absorb.
- Logic FAQ
An excellent, if not recently updated, FAQ from Omega Art.
Sounds & Samples
The Listening Sessions
A collection of demo tracks using a whole bunch of different microphones, preamps, and so forth. This is really useful if you're looking for what mic to buy.
Atelier Robin Inc
This is the new home of ns_kit, which is a very fine sampled drum set. I use the now-discontinued free version in demos. You can't get that anymore, but you can get an old version without tom toms here, at the website of the original maker of ns_kit.
One Laptop Per Child - Sound Samples
There are a lot of samples here, collected by the One Laptop Per Child project. It's about 8.5 GB of sounds.
Manufacturers and Retailers
Sound Pure is an audio equipment manufacturer based in North Carolina. The people are very friendly, and they only sell equipment they think is genuinely good. Some of it is even affordable to a cheapskate like me. I found them through TapeOp.
Marshall Electronics (also the US distributor for Mogami cables)
Markertek, broadcast audio and video supply
ProSound and Stage Lighting, audio, live sound, and stage gear
Tascam, makers of the US-122
m-audio, makers of the MobilePre
Pro Audio Solutions, who were called MacMidiMusic when I bought an upgrade to Logic from them.
emagic, original makers of Logic, now part of Apple
B & H Photo and Video, audio and video supply