David Earl

David Earl

David writes music for all media including advertising, branding, movies, television, and games. He works for such clients as Sega, LucasArts, Microsoft Game Studios, Landor and Associates, Beyond Pix, Rich Pageant, and Nextel. He also teaches at an Apple Certified training facility in San Francisco called Pyramind and has long been a resource to fellow composers, producers and studio engineers who needed help with their DAWs. A few years back he created a YouTube page that had some of his most popular tips and tricks in Logic where he provided a Logic resource for other aspiring producers, composers, and engineers. This YouTube page quickly became a source of inspiration to help the Logic Studio community at large. With over 22,000 followers on YouTube he decided (and we agreed) that it was time for the "sflogicninja" to partner with macProVideo.com to create longer format, in-depth tutorials. We are excited to welcome David to the mPV team as we continue to create the most and the best Logic tutorials on the planet!

Articles by David Earl

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Assigning Modulation in NI Massive

Want to create that wobble effect, or learn how to use modulation for a host of other musical needs? David Earl, aka. SFLogicNinja, who's how in Native Instruments Massive.

Using Native Instruments' Abbey Road Drums

If you have Native Instruments' Komplete 8 and you haven't yet explored the Abbey Road Drum Series, David Earl (aka sflogicninja on YouTube) points out what you've been missing.

How to Create Cue Starts in Logic Pro

Logic Pro has some excellent scoring to movie features… David Earl demonstrates how to set up a project to spot to cues for an efficient and easy to navigate composing workflow.

Using Mainstage as a Looper

Mainstage is a great live performance tool. The included instruments, control options and effects in Mainstage are not simply awesome. David Earl shows how to use Mainstage as a live looper.

Setting Up Logic for Scoring to Video

Never used Logic for scoring to video, or have found your projects grinding to halt? This article by experienced composer, David Earl, explains how to set up all the basics and optimize performance!

Creating a Headphone Mix in MainStage

Getting a headphone mix to the drummer during a live show can save you many a problem! David Earl (aka sflogicninja) brings his MainStage tips and tricks to the table and shows you how to set this up.

Using Touch Tracks in Logic Pro

One of the more unexplored areas of Logic Pro, the Environment, holds some of the most rewarding features. One of these, Touch Tracks, is widely unexplored… until now, thanks to David Earl!

Sending External Beat Clock from MainStage

After exploring the differences between Timecode and MIDI Beat Clock, David Earl moves on to show how to sync two Macs running MainStage. For a fail-safe live performance rig this tip is unbeatable!

Logic Pro: Side-Chaining into the EVOC 20

Learn how to set up side-chaining in Logic Pro with David Earl. Using the EVOC 20 (Logic's Vocoder Synth), David shows how following signal flow will help to set up side-chaining super quick.

MainStage: Using Markers in Playback

MainStage 2 can be your perfect backing track. David Earl (a.k.a. sflogicninja), shows how to import your tracks from Logic Pro to MainStage and sync playback for your next performance.

Assigning Multiple Controllers with MainStage

MainStage is excellent for live performance and part of that is down to how easy it can be to setup MIDI Controllers with it once you know how! David Earl shows us.

The Magic of White Noise in Logic Pro

White noise has many creative uses, from snares to kick drums and even lead sounds! Logic expert, David Earl, explores of all these in Logic Pro's ESP instrument.

Using Soundtrack Pro as a Batch Processor

While Soundtrack Pro is only available in the current boxed version of Logic Studio, it is still a useful audio editor to use! David Earl (aka sflogicninja) shows how to use it as a batch processor.