As we all know, music can be considered a universal language. Music can convey all kinds of emotions based on the types of sounds and rhythm of notes that we play. And of course, if you use instruments that sound like they just got beaten up by Davy Bazooka 10,000 times, you’re not gonna get good feedback or interest. That’s why there are programs to produce studio-quality sounds that you can freely mess around with to create great music. An example of one of these programs is Logic Pro X. Logic Pro X is a $200 program for musicians from all kinds of backgrounds. From making music for your friends to hear, to being a professional full-time musician. Now for many people, $200 is a little much, and they don’t know whether or not this program is worth getting to make their Roblox music. Although I have no published music for Roblox, I own Logic Pro X because of my father’s job at Universal Music Group, and I can and will give you an honest review of the features it has, and YOU can decide whether it’s worth the money, or not.
Overview of the Program: Does It Look Complicated?
When you open the program for the first time, you will see a screen that looks something like you see below:
To some, this may seem very weird, but trust me it’s actually very simple. 90% of the time, you will be using the “Software Instrument” feature. This is where you can get all your rich sounds I was talking about earlier, and you can freely create music.
After creating the Software Instrument, you should have a screen that looks like this:
For most people, there will also be a keyboard with about 18 notes on it. Now, this isn’t a tutorial on how to use Logic, but overall the program was very easy to use (since a lot of the features I barely use in most of my songs) and I got good at navigating it in about a week.
Here is a song I created for someone’s game on my first day of using the program. Of course, I can do a lot better now but it still is pretty good for one day:
And yes, if you have the right cables, you can connect you own personal keyboard (as in the piano-type keyboard) to Logic to be able to play like an actual pianist
Logic Pro X Can Be Used By People Who Aren’t Musicians
The song you just listened to (if you listened to it) was played using the keys on my computer. (I know, talented right?) However, for someone who isn’t into music or is just beginning in music, and don’t know how to play notes or have good rhythm. Logic Pro X has a feature which is called “Apple Loops” and it’s very simple, no matter what level of skill you may have in this kind of stuff.
Apple Loops are loops of an uncopyrighted rhythm of a singular instrument that is already pre-played for you. All you simply have to do is drag the loop into a column and boom you have a good instrument. To make the loop longer, stretch out the end so it can loop itself. Like shown:
Logic Pro X will automatically adjust other loops you put together to all match the same tempo and key, allowing to create music that sounds good in a very easy way.
Here’s a song I created (feel free to use btw) in 10 minutes while writing this article with just Apple Loops. It’s not the best, but the quality is great!
Fun Fact: It’s a common fact that Murder Mystery 2 used the “Above and Beyond Synth” sound in their game, but did you know they all used the “Aggressive Stance Bass” and “Anvil Smash Beat 01” to create the other music played during a victory? I just figured this out a couple of days ago when I was scrolling through the loops.
Personal Opinion: Should Roblox Composers Buy Logic?
Despite all these great features, if you’re only thinking about getting this program to create Roblox music, I wouldn’t suggest using $200 of your money, especially if you’re on a tight budget just for this. Logic Pro X is such a great tool for making music, and I would highly recommend it for anything. However, as stated before, $200 can be a lot of money, and if you’re willing to spend that much, then feel free to get it. And I hope you have fun with the program.
If you have any suggestions or questions feel free to let me know! Thank you!