MacVoices #14061: Road to Macworld – Andrea Pejrolo on iPad Recording and Taking Logic Pro X to Eleven

The Road to Macworld  takes a musical turn as we talk to  Andrea Pejrolo, Assistant Chair – Contemporary Writing Department Berklee College of Music, and he briefs us about all of his activities at the show. His first session,  Keep it “Reel” – How to Use Your iPad to Multi-Track Record, Produce and Mix Your Live Band, will focus on the iPad as not just a live-event recorder, but also a mobile production studio. Andrea will talk about hardware, apps and techniques that will let you do everything on-site. Andrea crank it up with “Put It Up to Eleven” – Creative Sequencing and Production Techniques with Logic Pro X, taking a look at the latest version of Apple’s powerful audio software. Finally, Andrea will be part of the Macworld/iWorld RapidFire, where he will show his DIY Arduino-powered nunchuk baton. (No, really.)

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The Road to Macworld/iWorld 2014  is a special MacVoices series produced in  partnership with Macworld to preview some of the exhibitors and presentations at  Macworld/iWorld 2014  at the Moscone North  in San Francisco, March 27-29.

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Andrea Pejrolo  ( is the Assistant Chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Andrea is a composer, producer, music technology expert, audio engineer, and bassist. He is the author of Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production (1st edition 2005, and 2nd edition 2011) and Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer (2007) and has written several articles for music magazines, including Sound On Sound, Bass World Magazine (USA), Muralann and Boheme Press (Canada), and Il Capitello Publisher (Italy). He has extensive and active professional experience as a sound designer, audio engineer/producer, MIDI programmer and composer for film, TV, theater and multimedia. Some of his recent collaborations and projects include Traits de Marque in Paris, iAcoustica Studio drum library, iDrum Rock Edition for iPhone/iPad in collaboration with Izotope, arrangements and recording with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Kevin Bacon’s “Lover Boy”, Harry Davis’ “MVP”, Don Sebesky, ABC, CBS, Cy Coleman, Burning Petals Music Production (U.K.), the Broadway Show “Swing” (St. James Theater, NY), and the Grand Canyon Music Festival.

Andrea holds a Ph.D. in jazz composition/performance from New York University, a Master in Composition for Film, TV, Theater and Multimedia from the University of Bristol (U.K.) and a Music Diploma in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York City.  

You can visit his personal web site and follow him on Twitter.


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Logic Pro X – Apple

Andrea’s  Arduino Nunchuck Baton Project (video)