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.

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Logic Score Editor Tutorial: Tuplets Made Easy!

Peter Schwartz, the Logic and MIDI Guru has returned with another exclusive tutorial for The MPV Hub. Learn how to get the most out of the N-Tuplet symbol in Logic's Score Editor.

Logic Pro's Link Modes Unchained: Part 1

Logic contains multiple editors to help you edit your audio and MIDI regions, respectively. And, when editing regions, it's imperative to understand how the link modes alter what the editor displays.

How to Best Use Bus Channels in Logic Pro

Logic is infamous for its complexity as well as its flexibility when it comes to routing. In this quick tutorial, Master Logic composer and trainer Peter Schwartz delves into the dark side of Busses.

Creating Piano Music in Logic's Score Editor

How can you make Logic's Score Editor display your music the way you want it to be seen? In this tutorial, Peter Schwartz shares essential Staff Style tricks to make that happen.

Logic Pro Tutorial: Score Sets, Part 3

In this third and final article in my series on Score Sets in Logic Pro, we're going see how Score Sets can be used to create two different score displays from the same parts in the arrangement.

Logic Pro Tutorial: Score Sets, Part 2

The order that instruments appear in Logic's Score Editor can be adjusted to taste. In this Quick Tutorial, Logic Environment and Score maestro, Peter Schwartz, shows you who achieve it!

Essential Logic Workflows: Recall Zoom 1 2 3

When it comes to adjusting the zoom level in the various editors, nothing beats these little known key commands for quick recall of different zoom perspectives: Save as Zoom and Recall Zoom.

When One Kick Just Isn't Enough - The Science Behind Layering Drums

Layering kicks is a great way to create a unique sound or feeling for your beats and grooves. Taking a thud-like kick and blending in another one with more snap, or adding a grungy techno-oriented...

Sound Design: Re-Creating Daft Punk's "Robot Rock" Synth Sound in Logic

Daft Punk's synth sounds, simply rule (a comment I'd like to make about their music in general). Let's find out how to re-create the sound used in Robot Rock using Logic's ES2 analog synth plugin.

Trash Talk: A Guide To Why, When, and How to Reset Logic's Preference Files

Since its earliest incarnations, one of the most common prescriptions for curing Logic of its occasional ills (read: wonky, strange, or seemingly buggy behavior) has been to trash its preference file.

Logic Pro Tutorial: Score Sets, Part 1

I don't know about you, but when I'm composing in Logic, the last thing on my mind is how my parts are going to look when they're printed out. I'm usually in the throes of composing, on the fly, cre .

Adding Missing Symbols in Logic's Score Editor - Pedal Up/Down Markings

While Logic's Score Editor presents an extremely comprehensive set of music notation symbols which composers need to mark up a Score, certain symbols are conspicuously absent. One such symbol is the "

Region Editing using Hyper Draw Autodefine in Logic

We're already spoiled for choice regarding the number of methods Logic provides for viewing and editing MIDI data: the event list, score editor, piano roll, and hyper editor. If I were to then say t .

Logic Tutorial: Lyric Entry in Logic Pro's Score Editor

Whether you're preparing a lead sheet or a multi-part chorale, Logic's Score editor provides a specialized kind of text entry specifically designed for adding lyrics. Key features of lyric entry in ..