Today Peachpit Press ships Logic Pro 9 Advanced Music Production by David Dvorin with Robert Brock. This book serves as Apple’s official text for the Logic Pro 9 Level Two certification.Â The Conservatory played a big role in this book with CRAS instructor Robert Brock working as a contributing writer and CRAS graduate Brandon Jaehne offering-up an original song for one of the books tutorials.
Brock found Jaehne’s song Gibsonia posted on CRAS Connect, the Conservatory’s online system for enrolled students which features a discussion forum where students can post projects they’re working on for other students to listen to and review.Â Jaehne and fellow CRAS student Matthew Craft had recorded the song in their apartment during their first weeks at school using the MacBook laptop, Logic Pro, Fastrack Pro audio interface and the microphone they had each received when they started school.Â Brock felt Gibsonia was perfect for an exercise he was writing for the book which involved how to move projects between Logic and Pro Tools.Â Drums were later added to the song which were performed by CRAS music director Joe Morris and recorded by CRAS students as part of a session/class in the Conservatory’s Studio D at the Gilbert location.
The Conservatory currently offers Logic Level One certification as part of an optional incentive based program where students that meet certain academic criteria can receive the level one book and take the certification test at no cost. A program to offer Logic Level Two certification based upon this new book will be available later this year.