I originally bought Logic Express and the MacPro tutorial on it because I upgraded to OSX and my old music program, SoundEdit 16, doesn't work on OSX.
Thing is, my primary need is to be able to work with existing AIFF files, and edit and mix them. I have a huge library of music in AIFF format.
I still haven't figured out how to do this in Logic, despite going thru the tutorial a couple of times. Granted, I've never been able to devote long chunks of time to the tutorial due to the demands of my business.
I was wondering if there are ever any workshops in my area (Toronto), or one on one coaching sessions available with some expert in the area.
And in response to Rounik who requested more data:
I make seamless music CDs using existing songs that I often remixed in SoundEdit 16, perhaps blending in a Ludacris intro and adding a few new percussive bits or a bass line punch, or a reworking of a guitar solo, etc. My thing is CDs that have a bit of everything from rock to metal to reggae to industrial to hip hop to foreign language to jazz, etc, all blended together. So I'm using existing music, and winging it from there.
SoundEdit displayed the music in AIFF in left and right channels as sound waves (like those heartbeat medical things), and I could add as many tracks as I wanted.
With Logic, mostly I want to import my AIFFs or import songs from my CDs and take it from there, i.e. add more tracks so I can re-edit the song, blend in other music, controlled fades out and in from one song to another, etc.
I suppose the tutorial I bought, Logic Pro 8 101, will show me how to then output a CD once I'm done. But it all seems a very laborious learning curve for me, and with my spare time available in irregular chunks, I felt it would be more productive to sit down and show/explain to someone exactly what I do.
The last time I went thru the tutorial (a few months ago) I did manage to put together a little song using some of the supplied Apple loops and the Piano Roll Editor. But I really want to take this kind of flexibility and apply it to existing songs.
Hope this helps. Thx,