Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz, composer, orchestrator, arranger, pianist, synthesist, and musical director, began piano studies at age 5 and went on to earn a degree in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music. It wasn't long afterward that he began working as a product specialist for New England Digital (Synclavier) and also as a sound programmer and design consultant for Korg. Meanwhile, Peter began to pave his way into the music business, and as a session keyboardist and arranger, eventually amassing a dizzying number of A-list artists to his client roster and discography. Peter has served as musical director for David Bowie, Madonna, The Pet Shop Boys, Enya, and many more. In more recent years, he has endeavored to make his mark as a composer for TV and film, adding Fox, Disneytoons, Warner Bros., Mattel, and The Gates Foundation to his filmography. Peter resides in Los Angeles with his wife Sharon, dogs Boing and Loosie, a bass clarinet and a bassoon.

Articles by Peter Schwartz

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Logic and The Environment, Part 2: The Clicks and Ports Layer

What is Logic Pro's Environment? Following on from Part 1, Peter Schwartz sets out to break it down into bite sized chunks. In this article he focuses on the Clicks and Ports layers.

Logic and The Environment, Part 1: The Simple Truths

What is Logic's Environment? Does the mere mention of it strike fear into your very soul? Peter Schwartz is here in this Logic series to banish misconceptions and break it all down nice and easy.

Film Scoring: Workarounds for Exporting Audio to Movie in Logic Pro 9

When Logic Pro went 64-bit many people rejoiced. But the potential to load more samples into RAM brought a downside... the export audio back to video was broken. Peter Schwartz explores workarounds.

MIDI Marks 30!

What is it about MIDI that it has not only endured 30 years of studio and live usage... but continues to thrive in all environments? Peter Schwartz delves deep into its wonderful inner workings.

Studio Tips: Keeping the Lid on Pan-DAW-ras Box

Good advice is good advice... The 5 in-depth tips in this article are your “recipe for success” when using your favorite DAW in any studio setting (from bedroom to multimillion dollar setup).

MPV Free Stuff: Logic Pro Note Remapper

Who wants a FREE Logic Pro Environment for remapping notes?… It's not a tough choice when you see what our resident Logic genius, Peter Schwartz, has created specially for you!

On Synth Terminology: Frequency (Everybody Hertz, Sometimes)

Got your synthesis terminology in a twist, or just keen to understand this field more fully? Peter Schwartz is on the case in this mini series to help you tune in to understanding Frequency.

Review: Korg Kronos

The Korg Kronos is a true beast of a synth workstation. Peter Schwartz provides an insider's experience in this massively in-depth Kronos review for MPVHub. Get ready to have your mind blown!

Logic Pro's Balancing Act

Panpots in Logic don't behave the same for mono and stereo channel strips. Peter Schwartz gets to the heart of the mix in Logic Pro and demystifies pan and balance in this excellent article.

Logic Pro: Adding Score Symbols using Key Commands

Peter Schwartz lets his fingers do the talking when using Logic's Score editor. He illustrates how to create multiple key command setups which makes editing in Logic a much more enjoyable experience.

MPV Free Stuff: Peter Schwartz's EastWest Play Control for Logic Pro

In this MPV Free Stuff, Peter Schwartz has conjured up a Logic Pro environment to give you unparalleled control over EastWest's Play Instrument. Read on for full instructions and download link.

MPV Free Stuff: Theremin Patches for Logic Pro

Interested in ethereal / spooky soundscapes? Want to emulate the original Star Trek soundtrack? Or just plain interested in sound design? You'll love these sounds Peter Schwartz has created in Logic.

Top 5 Reasons NOT to be Afraid of Logic's Environment

For some reason mentioning 'The Environment' strikes terror into the heart of many a Logic user. But it doesn't have to be scary. Peter Schwartz is here to help you work through the fear.

Signal Flow in Logic 101

In our digital DAW studios it's easy to ignore the virtual cables carrying audio signals. But understanding signal flow can lead to a greater degree of control over your sound. Peter Schwartz sums up.

Logic Pro's Link Modes Unchained: Part 2

In the second part of this Hub series, Peter Schwartz removes the shackles of confusion that many Logic users still have regarding Link Modes. Learn how to make the different link modes work for you.