Jonathan Perl is a professional audio educator with decades of experience teaching people how to make amazing music.
Jonathan Perl is currently the Associate Director of the Sonic Arts Center @ CCNY, a selective 4-year BFA in Music and Technology geared towards the creative producing musician. He is co-founder and co-owner of Mac Audio Trainers, an Apple Authorized Training Center providing Certified Training in Apple’s professional audio/music application, Logic Studio. He is an Apple-certified Master Trainer in Logic Studio. He founded and coordinates the ongoing New York Logic Pro Users Group.
As an educator and trainer, Jonathan has years of experience working with musicians, composers, producers and engineers. His background as a practicing musician/producer makes him effective at connecting with professionals and aspiring pros, understanding their needs and providing training they find useful and relevant.
Jonathan’s music and audio background is in keyboard improvisation, writing, arranging, recording and producing. He has helped rock bands snare major label record deals with his engineering and production (ThisWay), supplied improvised piano music for modern dance schools and companies (Alvin Ailey, Jose Limon), and created compelling, unique recordings of “ambient groove new world music” (Wired Planet). Recently he edited and co-mixed the music score for the feature film Racing Daylight, featuring David Straithairn and Melissa Leo. As a consultant, he has assisted a diverse range of artists, composers and producers, including Pat Metheny, Shep Pettibone (Madonna), John Cale (Velvet Underground), Richard Einhorn (Joan of Arc) and others. As an author and trainer, he has created and published the DVD titles Inside Logic Pro 7.1, Jump Start Logic Pro 8, and Jump Start Main Stage: Studio Instruments, Effects & Sound Library. As a teacher, he has created the curriculum for four courses at the Sonic Arts Center @ CCNY, covering synthesis and sound design, digital audio, signal-flow and processing, and myriad production techniques, all delivered in a real-world, project-oriented framework.
Learn Logic – and see it in action – as Jonathan Perl invites you into his recording session and shows you the power of recording and editing audio in Logic Pro X!
Logic Pro X 104
Core Training: MIDI Recording and Editing
Logic Pro X is a MIDI powerhouse! This MIDI-focused, introductory course by Logic expert Jonathan Perl gets you up and recording, editing and producing MIDI fast!
Jonathan Perl returns with his terrific treatise on Spectrasonic's triumphant new bass workstation, Trillian®.
Spectrasonics Omnisphere has been making waves as a sound design tool. These videos show you why - and also how - Omnisphere makes such great sounds.
Nick wrote on February 1, 2020
Jose Virgil wrote on November 14, 2017
Very good tutorials! Nice to watch Jonathan excellent explanation. Jose Virgil
cosmkcomik wrote on November 8, 2017
Sigh... Now I have to get another software synth! Great tutorial covering every aspect of Trilian by Spectasonics. This is a deep and involved tutorial that brings out all the best this software can be. Johnathan Perl is engaging, informative, and comprehensive with his explanations of every knob, filter, LFO, and effect this program has to offer in a simple, easy to understand way.
Robert wrote on October 7, 2017
Excellent content and instructor! Great tutorial for new Logic Pro X users as well as semi-experienced users looking to brush up on their skills.
Robert wrote on October 2, 2017
This course is laden with operational fundamentals. Absolutely vital. While content dense, it is well worth the toil. What you reap is what you sow.
Vaan wrote on August 26, 2017
Altough the course concerns an old version of Omnisphere, it is a great course, very useful and with many interesting examples and very well explained. As non native english speaker, the slowl speaking is great and clear. Good Job!
Marty wrote on April 25, 2017
A lot of good info...some of which I knew, some not, but I did find the presenter's volume level to be quite low as well as quickly paced and I often had to go back to hear it. I also felt the insert tips went by way too quickly for me to get them.
jan wrote on April 16, 2017
It seems like the teacher is teaching someone who already knows it all... For a beginner, it is really hard.
Jan wrote on April 13, 2017
It is a lot to learn and as in most courses on the net, the teacher is not aware of that the student maybe gets this information for the first time. So please be concerned in every step!
With joy! Your student
Jan in Stockholm
Kirk Whalum wrote on October 3, 2016
Excellent work. Informative and detailed. There were lots of great tips along with the meat. Graphics were great as well.