Have you ever listened to one of those amazing tracks where every instrument seems to really lock into the groove? It's truly audio magic when tracks are really tight! In this tutorial, Logic latency guru Tom Rice shows you how your tracks can achieve that incredibly awesome, locked-in sound!
You see, there's a lot more to perfect timing than simply hitting the "Q" button to quantize everything. That's because inherent in every native Logic Studio system there are going to be all kinds of latencies in the analog and digital domains:
What most producers don't know is that Logic has all the built in tools you'll ever need to compensate for all these latencies so you can be assured that your recordings are metronomically bulletproof!
In this step-by-step masterpiece you will become the master of all Logic's latency combating settings and preferences. You'll learn how to calculate and compensate for the built-in latency inherent in every audio interface. You'll see how to test for and eliminate the timing mysteries of external and internal MIDI instruments to make sure that they "sound" exactly on-the-grid, every time!
Bonus: Tom has created custom Logic project files that are designed to help you on your zero latency crusade! To download these files, Login to your macProVideo.com account above, and the download links will appear at the top of this page.
So if you believe that Timing is Everything, don't hesitate to check out this incredible tutorial, Logic's Latency Toolbox!
Great course on latency! There is a wealth of information in here that I wasn't aware of. I have a couple of tracks that this course will definitely make better once I solve the latency issues with them with information and tricks explained by Mr. Price in this course!
Paul wrote on February 3, 2015
Although a particularly dry subject, this course is essential for the hybrid studio. People only using virtual instruments, plugins, external MIDI devices, outboard processes and effects, recording engineers or a mix of all these will definitely get something out of this course!
DC wrote on October 18, 2014
The best video on this site as it has information you can't find anywhere else.
Would love to see this updated to LPX and other DAWs like Pro Tools.
Jezza wrote on January 9, 2014
This course should be retitled: "Essential information before you do ANY recording or performance through a DAW".
You think you know what latency is, you think you understand about the speed of sound and analog to digital conversion and maybe (as i did) for the first few videos in the series you're thinking "yes, i already knew that". But then later on... mind blown! You realise just how in-depth latency truly is and how many things you had failed to consider. But fortunately despite the complex mathematics involved the information is presented in such an unbelievably straight forward manner that you'll be amazed at how easy it is to follow (especially if you can't remember any maths from high school like me).
Tim Rice could be the perfect teacher. No stone is left unturned, no information requires further explanation, no sentence is rushed or contains unnecessarily convoluted language, and he comes across as completely genuine as a person.
Enough jabbing on from me, go watch this tutorial now!
HolyMoly wrote on December 6, 2013
This is THE MOST IMPORTANT tutorial you could EVER WATCH if you produce music. I have NEVER seen a series of videos either on MacProVideo, Lynda, Youtube etc that has been THIS INSTRUMENTAL in improving my understanding of digital audio recording. I have struggled for years wondering why my recorded performances were not playing back as I had played them. After watching these videos, everything is LOCKED IN TIGHT and it's unbelievable. If you don't buy/download these videos - that will be the worst decision you could ever make. Thanks Tom Rice!
P.S. - Dear MacProVideo - Tom Rice is the best thing you've got! You seriously need to get more videos done by him. kthnx
stephanskipper wrote on July 15, 2013
This is awesome. Just the kind of specific in-depth knowledge I needed to optimise my workflow.
Justin o'Brien wrote on June 29, 2013
The best tutorial if you need help setting up your rig. Very easy to follow instruction from Tom Rice. This should be at the top of your list if you a new to logic
C1ph3rd wrote on June 26, 2013
Really digs deep into managing latency in all aspects of Logic. Very useful for anyone recording live MIDI/audio/automation and/or using high latency plug-ins.
Anthony wrote on May 15, 2013
An absolutely fascinating course. I've learned so so much about latency that I didn't even know existed. This is a truly necessary and requisite course for anyone hoping to be a great music producer.
Mark wrote on December 9, 2012
This man has a gift for teaching. His ability to clearly explain such an abstract concept is incredible. As a subscriber I hope to see more tutorials by Tom. This is a perfect example of effective online teaching. I am amazed at how well paced and well worded his sentences are. I didn't even realize it, but I was on the edge of my seat listening intently to this guy explain how a MIDI signal works (on a binary level). A++