Working with Emagic USA, Alexander Publishing has launched its 37-lesson on-line class, Introduction to Sequencing and Recording With Emagic Logic 4.0 at www.alexanderpublishing.com/class/au-emagic.html. Written by Peter Alexander (Basic Cubase/Cubase Score, Finale Made Easy, How MIDI Works) and Dave Kowal, a former professor of Berklee's Music Production and Engineering program, the class covers sequencing, MIDI editing, MIDI mixing and engineering, audio cards and audio setups, signal flow, and basics of audio mixing. Students are given both MIDI and audio files to learn the art and craft of music production with Emagic Logic 4.0. By the end of this first of four Master's courses, the student will have mixed guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocal and solo instrument with audio files.
Before starting, each student defines their musical goals and what they specifically want to accomplish with Emagic Logic 4.0. Classes are revised on an ongoing basis to reflect those goals and software updates. There's also a student forum where questions can be asked in writing throughout the week about the material covered in class. Forum letters are usually answered within a day. Internet "office hours" are on Mondays, 6-8PM Pacific where one of the two teachers can be reached via ICQ, the forum, or chat room.
The class assumes no prior experience in sequencing or recording.
Introduction to Sequencing, Audio Recording and Mixing with Emagic Logic 4.0 is part of Alexander's larger Music Production and Composition program. Other classes coming online throughout the Fall include Writing for Strings, Music Production 100, and a conducting seminar with Brad Keimach, a former student of Leonard Bernstein.
An affiliates program is available for music stores wanting to represent the classes. A non-credit certificates of completion (similar to Microsoft certification) is available to sales people wanting to demonstrate competency to customers.