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Easily combine and edit MIDI and audio tracks — from vinyl samples to live instruments to multitrack audio stems — with constant or variable tempo. Quickly manipulate the timing and tempo of your recording with Flex Time. Easily move the individual beats within a waveform to correct drum, vocal, guitar, or any other kind of track without slicing and moving regions. Edit the level and pitch of individual notes quickly and easily with Flex Pitch. Roll over any note and all parameters are available for tweaking.
Control your mix from anywhere in the room with Multi-Touch faders to find the best sound. Use a variety of onscreen instruments, such as keyboards, guitars, and drum pads, to play any software instrument in Logic Pro X from your iPad. Using Drummer is like hiring a session drummer or collaborating with a highly skilled beat programmer.
Create organic-sounding acoustic drum tracks or electronic beats with the intelligent technology of Drummer. Choose from dozens of drummers who each play in a different musical genre, and direct their performances using simple controls.
Logic Pro X turns your Mac into a professional recording studio able to handle even the most demanding projects. Capture your compositions and performances — from tracking a live band to a solo software-instrument session — and flow them into your songs. Seamless punch recording. Automatic take management. Logic Pro X makes it all easy to do — and undo. You can create projects with up to stereo or surround audio tracks and up to software instrument tracks, and run hundreds of plug-ins.
Logic Pro X goes beyond the average sequencer with an advanced set of options that let you record, edit, and manipulate MIDI performances. Transform a loose performance into one that locks tight into the groove using region-based parameters for note velocity, timing, and dynamics.
As your song develops, Logic Pro X helps organize all your ideas and select the best ones. Group related tracks, audition alternate versions, and consolidate multiple tracks. Lightning-fast click-and-drag comping helps you build your best performance from multiple takes. Create alternate versions of a track or multiple grouped tracks, and switch between them at any time to audition different options. Create, store, and select from different edits and arrangements of track regions to make it easier to experiment with various creative ideas.
Click and drag to choose the best sections of each take to create a seamless comp, complete with transition-smoothing crossfades. Save multiple comps and switch among them to pick the one you like best.
Move a region In Logic Pro, do any of the following:. Resize a region 1. In the Logic Pro Tracks area, move the pointer over the lower-right edge of a region. Drag the edge of the region horizontally to shorten or lengthen it. In the Logic Pro Tracks area, place the pointer over the upper-right edge of the region. When you drag the edge of the region out by its full length, rounded corners indicate the beginning and end of each complete repetition of the region.
Split a region using the playhead 1. In the Logic Pro Tracks area, select the region you want to split. Only the selected region is split, even if an unselected region on another track is under the playhead as well. If multiple regions are selected and are under the playhead, they are all split. Split a region using the Scissors tool 1. When selecting a cut point with the Scissors tool, you can move backward and forward in steps of one division.
The grid is based on the Snap pop-up menu setting. For information about using Snap, see Snap items to the grid in Logic Pro. For more information about arranging a project, see Logic Pro Arranging overview. For information about working in the tracks area, see Logic Pro Tracks area overview.
A keyboard graphic along the left edge of the Piano Roll Editor provides an easy guide to the pitches of notes. On the left are controls for quantizing the timing and pitch of MIDI notes, and editing their velocity.
The header shows the name of the selected region, or the number of regions if more than one is selected , as well as the pitch and position of the pointer in the region. Note: You can change the note length as you add a note, by holding down the mouse button and dragging left or right. While you drag, a help tag shows the precise end point and length of the note.
Tip: It might sometimes be difficult to grab the corner of very short notes. You can use the Finger tool, which allows you to grab notes anywhere to alter their length, or zoom in for a closer view.
The color of the note event changes and the horizontal line inside the event either lengthens or shortens. Get started with the Logic Pro Audio Track Editor The Audio Track Editor shows a close-up view of part of an audio track in the Tracks area, displaying the audio waveforms of the regions on the track. In the Audio Track Editor, you can move, trim, split, and join audio regions, play a region in isolation, and edit regions in other ways. Edits you make in the Audio Track Editor are non- destructive, so you can always return to your original recordings.
You can also quantize and edit the pitch of audio material in the Audio Track Editor using Flex Pitch. When you choose a Flex Pitch algorithm, the contents of the audio track are analyzed for pitch, and the results are displayed as a pitch curve overlaid on the waveform. Along the top of the Audio Track Editor is a ruler showing time divisions, based on the time format chosen in the LCD, and a menu bar with local menus.
The main area of the Audio Track Editor shows the audio waveform of the regions in the selected audio track. Trim an audio region 1. In the Logic Pro Audio Track Editor, place the pointer over the lower-left or lower-right edge of the region. Drag the pointer to trim the beginning or end of the region. You can scrub regions to find the point where you want to cut by dragging across the regions with the Scissors tool. Before moving or deleting a segment of a split audio region, click to select it.
Join regions 1. Select the split regions. Turn on flex in the Audio Track Editor 1. Open the Audio Track Editor by doing one of the following:. Change the pitch of a note 1. When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can also edit the timing of individual notes, chords, or sounds in the Audio Track Editor using Flex Time.
You can also open the Audio File Editor to make permanent destructive edits to the source audio file for a region. You can choose from different genres, and choose different drummers in each genre. Each drummer has a specific drum kit and playing style.
You can choose a drummer preset, edit drum settings to adjust the playing style, exchange drum kits, and choose individual drum sounds. To work with Drummer, you add a Drummer track to the project. A Drummer track is similar to a software instrument track, but it contains only Drummer regions, rather than MIDI regions. Both track and region parameters can be edited in the Drummer Editor. In the Logic Pro toolbar, lick the Add Tracks button.
Click the Drummer icon the drum kit at the top of the New Tracks dialog. A Drummer track is added, along with one 8-bar region. The Library opens, and a default patch is loaded to the track. Choose a genre and drummer 1. In the Logic Pro Library, click a genre. The available drummers for the selected genre appear to the right of the genres. A preset consists of a number of region settings, visible to the right of the presets area. The farther right you place the puck, the more complex the sound becomes; the higher you place the puck, the louder the sound plays.
Choose a pattern variation for a drum or percussion instrument In the Logic Pro Drummer Editor, do any of the following:. Exchange a drum 1. The Exchange panel opens to the left if exchange pieces are available for that kit piece. Click the Info button of a selected kit piece to view its description. Click the kit piece that you want to exchange in the Exchange panel. You may need to scroll in order to find the one you want to use. The piece is exchanged and the respective drum sound is loaded.
Click anywhere in the plug-in window background to close the panels. You can click the lock to prevent any changes to the fills setting when switching presets or drummers. Note: The presence of ghost notes depends on the chosen drummer and the complexity setting. Note: This is relevant only if the Hi-Hat is selected in the drum kit representation. Any changes or selections you make in the Drummer Editor affect only the selected region, not the entire track.
Each Smart Control includes a set of screen controls that you can adjust to control the sound of the patch. Smart Controls typically include EQ or tone controls, reverb and other effects controls, and controls specific to the type of track or instrument.
For example, the Smart Control for a synthesizer might include screen controls for choosing the waveform and adjusting the resonance and filter cutoff, while one for a string instrument might include controls for changing the articulation.
When you open the Smart Controls pane, you see the screen controls for the selected track. Each screen control is labeled to make its function easy to understand. Each screen control has a text label indicating what aspect of the sound it controls.
You can also change the layout for a Smart Control, save your own Smart Controls, map screen controls to channel strip and plug-in parameters, and assign controllers on your MIDI devices to screen controls. With Live Loops, you can play, arrange, and record new musical ideas in real time. Each musical phrase or loop exists in a cell in the Live Loops grid.
You can start and stop playback of cells freely, while keeping everything in sync with the beat and the project tempo. You can start using Live Loops with an empty grid, or choose a Live Loops template with a set of instruments and prerecorded cells from the Project Chooser. You can also add regions or loops from the Tracks area to the grid, and record a Live Loops performance to the Tracks area.
Create an empty Live Loops project 1. Choose a Live Loops template 1. For more information about working with Live Loops, see the Live Loops overview. In the Mixer, each track has a channel strip that corresponds to its track type. You can also add effect plug-ins, change plug-in settings, and control the signal flow using sends and auxiliary aux channel strips. You can try out the following tasks using either the inspector channel strips or the channel strips in the Mixer.
When you solo a channel strip, the Mute buttons of all unsoloed channel strips flash. Choose a different plug-in In the Logic Pro Mixer, do one of the following:. For more information about channel strip controls, see Channel strip controls in Logic Pro. Get started with Apple Loops in Logic Pro Apple Loops are prerecorded musical patterns that you can use to quickly add drum beats, rhythm parts, and other musical phrases to a project.
Apple Loops contain musical patterns that can be repeated over and over, seamlessly. After you add a loop to the Tracks area, you can extend it to fill any amount of time.
When you add an Apple Loop to a project, it automatically matches the project tempo and key. Apple Loops are available in a variety of instruments, genres, and moods in the Loop Browser. You can also convert Drummer loops to software instrument loops by adding them to software instrument tracks, or convert them to audio loops by adding them to audio tracks. Keywords with no matching loops are dimmed. You can adjust the preview volume, and choose a different key for the loop.
After you add the loop to the Tracks area, you can drag it left or right to adjust the point where it starts playing. You can also search for loops by name, key, or time signature. Get started with Smart Tempo With Smart Tempo you can record a performance without the metronome and have Logic Pro adapt the project tempo to match the tempo of the recording, or keep the project tempo and flex the recording to match it.
You can create remixes using audio files and MIDI regions with different tempos that all conform to the project tempo, or adapt the project tempo to the tempo of an imported audio file or MIDI region. You can also use Smart Tempo with multitrack audio recordings. You can set the default Project Tempo mode for a project in the Smart Tempo project settings. In the Logic Pro Tracks area, select the audio region. It also follows any changes to the project tempo.
You can view and edit Smart Tempo analysis results in the Smart Tempo Editor, including beat markers and other tempo information. After you record an audio or MIDI region or import a file using Smart Tempo, you can refine the tempo analysis and correct any tempo detection errors to define the musical intent more accurately.
When Adapt is the Project Tempo mode, tempo and time signature changes are transferred to the project tempo and time signature tracks. You can make quick tempo, beat, and timing adjustments, or make more complex edits to the tempo information for a single beat, a selection, or the entire file or region.
If you have a SoundCloud account, you can share a project to SoundCloud, choose the quality and visibility level, and set permissions for the shared project from within Logic Pro.
Share the project to your iTunes library 1. To rename the shared file, select the name in the Title field, then enter a new name. Type artist, composer, and album information for the shared file in the respective text fields. Choose the quality level for the shared file from the Quality pop-up menu.
When you share a project to iTunes, the entire project, from the beginning to the end of the last region, is exported. Any silence at the beginning or end of the project is trimmed. If Cycle mode is on when you share the project, the part of the project between the start and end of the cycle region is exported.
The shared project appears in the iTunes library, where you can add it to playlists, convert it, or burn it to a CD. The format of the shared project is determined by the iTunes import settings. To rename the shared file, select the name in the File name field, then enter a new name. Choose the quality setting for the shared file from the Quality pop-up menu. The entire project, from the beginning to the end of the last region, is exported.
Share a project to SoundCloud 1. Projects must have a title in the Title field. The remaining information is optional. To return to Logic Pro without sharing the project, click Close. For details about sharing your projects, see Overview of sharing in Logic Pro. Logic Pro is a powerful, full-featured music app with all the tools you need to create professional-quality music productions. You can record, arrange, and edit audio and MIDI regions, add high-quality effects, mix your music in stereo or surround, and export the final mix in a variety of formats for distribution.
Using Logic Pro you can create many different kinds of projects, from simple songs to complex ensemble arrangements. Logic Pro gives you the flexibility to customize the app to suit your way of working. You can also play and record third-party Audio Units software instruments.
You can also define sections of the project and quickly rearrange them using arrangement markers. You can record automation changes in real time and edit them later. Use markers to define and quickly move to different sections of a project. Logic Pro workflow overview To give you an idea of the possibilities, some major steps in putting together a Logic Pro project are described below.
You could, for example, go all the way through mixing and adding effects, then add more recordings or media files to your project before finalizing the mix and sharing the finished project. Create a project You start working in Logic Pro by creating a new project to hold your musical material and all the changes you make. You can add tracks for your recordings and for media files you want to add to the project. Media files and other assets can be saved in the project, or referenced in their current location.
Record your material Add musical material by recording your performances in the Tracks area. You can record vocals, instruments, and other sounds on audio tracks. Using a USB keyboard or other MIDI controller, you can play and record a wide variety of software instruments on software instrument tracks. Apple Loops are prerecorded audio and MIDI files optimized to create repeating patterns that can be extended to fill any amount of time. You can also add audio files, movies, and other prerecorded media files to a project.
Recordings, loops, and other media files appear in the Tracks area as regions that you can can copy, move, resize, loop, and edit in other ways. You can also use arrangement markers to define and easily rearrange entire sections of a project. For audio regions, you can also precisely edit the timing of individual notes and other events using Flex Time, and adjust the pitch of notes using Flex Pitch. You can also edit Drummer regions in the Drummer Editor.
Mix and add effects As your project takes shape, you mix it to balance the individual parts and blend them into a cohesive whole. In the Mixer, you can adjust volume levels and pan balance positions of tracks, and use routing and grouping to control the signal flow. Logic Pro features a set of professional-quality effects plug-ins that you can use to enhance particular song components and create a polished final mix.
You can control changes to mix, effects, and other parameters over time using automation. Make global changes You can manipulate different aspects of an overall project using global tracks, including the Arrangement track, Marker track, Signature track, Tempo track, and Transposition track.
For movie projects, you can also access the Movie track to view video frames and synchronize them with musical events. Share your project When your project is ready to share, you can export a stereo file of your final mix in one of several standard audio file formats.
You can also produce multiple stem files, formatted for most common surround encoding schemes. The main window is organized into different areas to help you focus on different aspects of your project, such as recording, arranging, and mixing.
Buttons in the control bar show or hide different areas of the app. You can customize the control bar to suit your way of working. You can show and hide the toolbar to optimize available screen space.
The available parameters change depending on the area in which you are working, and what type of item is selected. You can view and edit channel strip controls, customize routing options, and add and edit plug-ins in the Mixer. You can show or hide different areas as part of the main window. Some can also be opened as separate, movable windows. You can also open multiple instances of the main window, and configure each one differently.
The main elements of the Tracks area include:. The ruler lets you align items in the Tracks area and mark project sections, and has additional uses for various playback and recording tasks. The workspace is the primary area for recording and arranging audio and MIDI regions. You can use the playhead to help align regions and other items, and for editing tasks, such as splitting regions.
For information about working in the Tracks area, see Logic Pro Tracks area overview. Categories appear on the left, and patches for the selected category are displayed on the right. You can search for patches, create, save, and delete patches, and choose routing options.
When a Drummer track is selected, you can choose drum genres and drummers in the Library, which apply to all regions in the Drummer track. You can choose preset settings for the selected drummer from the left side of the Drummer Editor. Open the Library Do one of the following:. For information about using the Library, see Logic Pro patches overview. Logic Pro Inspector interface You can view and edit parameters for regions, tracks, and other items in the various inspectors.
The parameters displayed depend on the type of item selected, and which working area has key focus. If you change region parameters while the project is playing, you hear the changes immediately. All regions on the track are affected by the track parameters. The right channel strip shows the output for the left channel strip by default, but can also show an aux used by the left channel strip if one exists. You can adjust the level, pan, sends, and inserts, change effects, and control audio routing for these channel strips without opening the Mixer.
Inspectors for other working areas, such as the Event inspector, Display Parameters inspector, and Score inspector are described in their respective chapters. Open the inspector Do one of the following:. Logic Pro Mixer interface The Mixer shows the channel strips for every track in your project, including auxiliary and output channel strips, and the master channel strip.
This makes it easy to see and adjust relative levels and pan balance positions. You can also add effects, mute and solo tracks, use busses and sends to control the signal flow, and use groups to control multiple channel strips. Open the Mixer Do one of the following:.
For more information about the Mixer, see Overview of mixing in Logic Pro. For information about using channel strip controls, see Channel strip controls in Logic Pro. Logic Pro Smart Controls interface Smart Controls let you quickly view and adjust the most important parameters of the selected track, without opening the Mixer or individual plug-in windows. Each Smart Control features a set of screen controls. Adjusting a single screen control can modify one or more channel strip or plug-in parameters for the track.
Each Smart Control has a set of screen controls optimized for the type of track or instrument. Screen controls are labeled to make their functions easier to understand. Open the Smart Controls pane Do one of the following:. Using the Audio Track Editor grid, you can precisely align edits with specific points in time.
When Flex Pitch is turned on, you can quantize the timing and pitch of audio regions, and adjust their pitch and gain in the Audio Track Editor inspector. All edits in the Audio Track Editor are non-destructive, so you can always return to your original recordings. Open the Audio Track Editor Do one of the following:. The position of each note on the grid shows the time position where it starts playing, its duration length , and pitch.
Note velocity is indicated by color. You can edit individual notes by moving them, resizing them, dragging them vertically to change their pitch, and in a variety of other ways. Open the Piano Roll Editor Do one of the following:.
The Drummer Editor shows settings for the selected Drummer region, including presets, an XY pad for adjusting the complexity and loudness of the region performance, and controls for editing performance parameters, including kit piece pattern variations and fill settings.
You can view and select a genre to view drummers for that genre, and then select a drummer, in the Library when a Drummer track is selected. A preset consists of all region settings, visible to the right of the presets area. You can use the default settings, or you can edit them and save your own presets. You also have the option to play half time or double time for kick and snare. Adjust the shuffle feel of the region performance using the Swing knob.
Click the Details button to reveal additional performance controls. Open the Drummer Editor Do one of the following:. The Drummer Editor opens below the Tracks area. Lyrics, titles, and other text can also be included in the score. You can control the display of individual staffs, extract parts from the score, modify the overall score layout, and print or export complete scores, partial scores, and parts.
Select musical symbols to add to the score, and customize the order of symbols in the Part box. For more information about using the Score Editor, see Logic Pro music notation overview. You can easily add or edit note velocities or other controller data making some editing tasks, such as data scaling, much faster , or quickly create and edit MIDI drum parts.
When you select a row in the name column, its event definition is shown in the Lane inspector. Controller values, note velocity, and other values are indicated by the height of each beam taller beams indicate higher values. It displays the audio waveform of regions on an audio track.
In the Audio File Editor, you can destructively edit audio files and regions , and use audio processing tools to quantize audio, change sample rates, and extract MIDI grooves from audio files. Open the Audio File Editor Do one of the following:. Logic Pro project notes interface You can create, view, and edit notes for a project in the Project Notes pane.
Each project can contain one set of project notes. You can also double-click the Project Text area. Open the Project Notes pane Do one of the following:.
Logic Pro track notes interface You can create, view, and edit notes for each track in the Track Notes pane. You can also double-click the Track Text area. Open the Track Notes pane Do one of the following:. For more information about track notes, see Add track notes in Logic Pro. You can use it to make precise edits, and for other tasks better suited to numeric rather than graphic edits. You can display all events or limit them by category.
This view lets you see all regions in the current project. For more information, see Logic Pro Event List editor overview. You can create, select, and edit markers in the Marker List, and click a marker name to move the playhead to that marker position. Use this area to enter or edit text for the selected marker.
Open the Marker List Do one of the following:. Logic Pro Tempo List interface The Tempo List displays all the tempo events in the project, and lets you create and edit tempo events. Logic Pro Signature List interface The Signature List shows all the time and key signature changes in your project, as well as any score symbols in the project score.
You can create, copy, move, and delete time and key signature events in the Signature List. You can browse for loops or search using various criteria, preview matching loops, and add them to your project by dragging them into the Tracks area. Matching loops appear in the results list below. Click a loop to preview it, and drag a loop from the results list into the Tracks area to add it to your project. Logic Pro Project Audio Browser interface The Project Audio Browser shows the audio files used in the project, and displays an overview of the regions derived from each audio file.
You can add, edit, delete, and rename audio files and regions in the Project Audio Browser. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of an audio file to reveal regions associated with the file. Also indicates file length using horizontal bars. Colored sections indicate the location and size of regions within the audio file.
The Info column can also display waveform overviews. Click again to stop playback. Use in combination with the Play button.
Open the Project Audio Browser Do one of the following:. You can also import GarageBand projects into the current project. Click the plus button to display additional search filters that allow you to narrow your search further. Results are displayed in the File list below. Open the All Files Browser Do one of the following:.
A project is the document that contains all your recordings, the location of media files you add, and all the changes you make. You can have multiple projects open at the same time, and transfer media and other data between them. Projects can also contain assets including audio files, a movie file, instruments, and other files.
You can save assets with the project or reference them in another location. When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can save a project as either a single file package , or as a project folder containing the project file and subfolders for project assets. The basic elements of a Logic Pro project include the following:. Tracks The horizontal rows in the Tracks area are called tracks. Tracks help you organize and control the sound of the recordings, loops, and other material in a project.
You record your performances on tracks, and arrange the regions representing the recordings, loops, and other material in a project on tracks. There are several types of tracks you can use in a Logic Pro project:.
Folder tracks are not assigned to a channel strip in the Mixer. There are additional track types that do not contain regions, including auxiliary aux and output tracks, used for routing the output of other tracks; global tracks, used to control aspects of the overall project; and the master track, which you can use to control the overall volume level of the project.
For information about working with global tracks, see Logic Pro global tracks overview. Regions Regions are the building blocks of a project. Each time you make a recording, drag an Apple Loop to the Tracks area, or add a media file to your project, a region representing the recording or file appears in the Tracks area. Different types of regions correspond to different track types and types of material.
An audio region can represent the entire audio file or only a portion of one. When you edit the region in the Tracks area or the Audio Track Editor, the original audio file is not changed. They are stored as part of the project, but can also be saved as individual files. In the Tracks area, you can move, copy, and work with both audio and MIDI regions in a variety of ways to build your arrangement.
When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can edit the source audio files for audio regions in the Audio File Editor. For more information about working with regions, see Logic Pro regions overview. Patches You can control the sound of the tracks in your project using patches. A patch can contain one or more channel strips, each with its own settings and plug-ins, as well as a set of Smart Controls.
Patches can also contain auxiliary channel strips for more complex routing. Custom patches can be saved in the Library. For more information about working with patches, see Logic Pro patches overview. Channel strips Each track in a project is represented and controlled by a channel strip corresponding to the track type. Channel strips contain controls to adjust the volume level and pan position of the track, mute and solo the track, insert plug-ins, route the output signal, and control the track in other ways.
You can view and edit the channel strips for a project in the Mixer. In addition to track channel strips, projects contain output channel strips and a master channel strip which controls the overall volume of the project. They can also contain auxiliary channel strips, which are used to route the output from multiple tracks to a single destination. For more information about working with channel strips in the Mixer, see Overview of mixing in Logic Pro.
Plug-ins Logic Pro includes a collection of professional-quality plug-ins you can use to shape the sound of your recordings and other material. There are several types of plug-ins used in Logic Pro channel strips: MIDI plug-ins, effects plug-ins, and instrument plug-ins.
In general, they modify the sound the input signal of the channel strip. For more information about working with instrument and effects plug-ins, see Overview of plug-ins in Logic Pro. The contents of each window update to show your latest changes. Only one window can have key focus at a given time, this is called the active window.
When several normal windows overlap, the active window is the window in the foreground. The title of the window with key focus is black the titles of other open windows are gray. Inside a window, the area with key focus for example, the Tracks area is bordered by a blue frame.
In the Logic Pro main window, different areas can be given key focus by clicking the background or title bar of the window, or by using a tool in the window.
Key commands only affect the window or area with key focus. Some areas, including the Preferences and Project Settings windows, open as floating windows in the foreground, above even the key focus window.
When one floating window covers another, click the one you want to move to the foreground. If the window is open but in the background, it comes to the foreground. Tip: The key commands for opening different working areas as separate windows are shown beside the window name in the Window menu. When clicking in the working area, be careful not to accidentally insert an event or region if the Pencil tool is active in the window. This command assigns key focus to the next open window, if it is fully obscured by other windows.
You can also cycle through working areas using Tab cycles forward and Shift-Tab cycles backward. Note: If you close all open windows of a project, Logic Pro asks if you want to save your changes. Move and resize Logic Pro windows You can move and resize open windows individually, even across multiple monitors. You can also change the size of all window elements that feature a resize bar.
The size relationship of the Tracks area and editors in the Logic Pro main window can also be adjusted, by clicking between them and dragging vertically. The pointer changes to a Resize pointer. The vertical height of the Mixer is independent of the height you set for the editors. In Logic Pro, move the pointer over the resize bar.
When the pointer turns into the Resize pointer, drag the window element. Zoom Logic Pro windows You can also zoom in to see regions or events in closer detail, or zoom out to see more of the project.
Most Logic Pro windows have zoom sliders. When you zoom in or out, the top-left and selected event or region remains in the visible area of the screen.
If no selected region or event is visible, zooming is centered around the playhead. You can store three different zoom settings for each window using the Save as Zoom 1—3 key commands. Use the Recall Zoom 1—3 key commands to recall your zoomed settings. These commands only apply to the active window or window area. Dragging left increases the number of visible tracks, while dragging right increases the track height.
Dragging left shows more of the Tracks area, while dragging right zooms in for a more detailed view. Dragging down zooms in, while dragging up zooms out. Pinch open to zoom in, or pinch closed to zoom out.
Zoom a section of the Tracks area using the Zoom tool 1. When the pointer is over an empty part of the Tracks area, you can simply press and hold the Option key. The selected area fills the window. You can repeat the process to zoom in further. Save and recall zoom settings 1. In Logic Pro, adjust the zoom setting you want to store. To recall a saved zoom setting, use the corresponding Recall Zoom key command 1—3.
This action returns the zoom level to the original setting, or backtracks through previous zoom steps if the tool was used multiple times. Adjust the size of an individual plug-in window In Logic Pro, do one of the following:.
Move through display levels in Logic Pro The windows in a Logic Pro project have several display levels, with the Tracks area at the highest level, and the editors normally at the lowest level. You can work on different types of tasks, such as arranging the overall project, editing the contents of a folder, or refining individual regions, at different levels.
In many cases, you can switch between these different levels directly, without needing to open or access another window. Move one display level higher In Logic Pro, do one of the following:. In the Piano Roll and Step Editors, a step up the display hierarchy shows the events of all regions in the Tracks area.
In the Event List, clicking the Display Level button moves you up one level in the display hierarchy. The display remains much the same but shows a list of regions, rather than a list of individual events, along with region positions, names, track numbers, and lengths. The MIDI region that you were just editing is selected within the list of region names. In the Score Editor, clicking the Display Level button takes you to the higher display level. Double-clicking a staff at an empty point , reverts to a lower display level.
Control Logic Pro windows using Catch modes You can control how windows update to reflect changes to the playhead position using Catch modes. When you work in Catch mode, the visible section of a window follows the playhead during playback or recording. If the Catch button is inactive, the display does not update, even when the playhead moves past the right edge of the visible portion of the window. You also have the option of using Catch mode together with the Scroll in Play setting.
If the Catch function of the window is also activated, the playhead remains in the middle of the window, while the background scrolls smoothly from right to left. Content Catch mode is only available when Additional Options for Advanced editing is selected in the Advanced preferences pane.
Turn on Content Catch mode 1. In Logic Pro, click the Catch button to turn on Catch mode. Link windows in a Logic Pro project When Additional Advanced Editing Options is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can independently link or unlink windows including the Tracks area, Piano Roll Editor, Score Editor, and Event List to control the relationship between what they display. For example, you could set up two Event Lists, one showing arrange regions, and the other showing their contents, then click a region in the first Event List to update the contents of the second one.
The Link mode options—Off, Same Level, and Content—allow you to control how information is displayed when working with related editor windows. In this case, the display level is always one level lower than that of the top window. You can also use Content Link mode in one Tracks area to display the folder contents of another Tracks area.
Same Level is not available. Create and recall screensets in Logic Pro You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays. Screensets are numbered from 1 to 99 using only the 1 to 9 computer keys—the 0 key is assigned to the Stop command by default.
It happens automatically, as soon as you switch to another screenset. Thus, without any effort, your current working view is always stored as the current screenset. You can also switch a screenset automatically during playback using meta events. Create a screenset 1. In Logic Pro, press any numerical key except 0; for example, 7. For two-digit screensets, press and hold Control while entering the first digit. Arrange your windows, including changes to zoom settings, the relationship of the Tracks area and editor, open or closed inspector and Browsers or List Editors areas, and so on.
Note: When you choose a screenset number that has not been saved, a maximized main window opens. For two-digit screensets, press and hold Shift while entering the first digit. Note: Screensets 1 to 9 can be recalled by freely defined key commands, not only the number keys on your computer keyboard.
This allows you to use the number keys for other purposes, such as opening or closing windows. The 1 to 9 key commands are called Recall Screenset 1—9 in the Key Commands window. Switch a screenset during playback 1.
Set the playhead to the point where you want the screenset to change. The inserted meta event has a default value of 50 Project Select. You can stop screenset switching by muting the MIDI region that contains the meta 49 event. For information about meta events, see Meta events in Logic Pro. A bullet appears in front of the screenset number to indicate that it is locked.
Repeat the key or menu command to unlock the screenset. Copy screensets 1. In the Duplicate Screenset dialog, enter the target screenset number the screenset number that you want to copy to , and give it a name. Rename the current screenset 1. The default is the visible window names. The name is automatically updated whenever a window or view is opened or closed.
Import all screensets from another project 1. In Logic Pro, do one of the following:. Navigate to and select the project file that you want to import screensets from, then click the Import button.
Note: If accessing this feature via the All Files Browser, you also need to click the Import Settings button, which appears after clicking the Import button. In the Import Settings dialog, select the Screensets option. Revert to saved screensets in Logic Pro You can easily revert to saved screensets.
Some tools are common to all working areas, while others are available only in some working areas. When you choose a tool from the Tools menu, the pointer changes to show the chosen tool. In general, you use a tool by clicking a region, note, or other item in that working area. If multiple regions are selected when you use a tool, the edits apply to all the selected regions for example, the Scissors tool cuts all selected regions at the same time position.
Where tools are available, there are two Tools menus: a Left-click and a Command-click Tools menu. You can assign separate tools to the Left-click and Command-click Tool menus. You can also assign the right mouse button if your mouse supports one.
For information about assigning tools, see Assign tools in Logic Pro. The pointer adopts the shape of the active tool, so you can quickly identify which tool is being used. The Command-click Tool menu is located on the right by default, but is located in the middle when a third Right-click tool is assigned. See Editing preferences in Logic Pro.
If you have a suitable mouse, you can also assign the right mouse button to any of the following:. You can set two different behaviors for the Pointer tool when using it in the Tracks area. Set the behavior of the right mouse button 1. Click Editing, then choose a setting from the Right Mouse Button pop-up menu. Choose the appropriate menu item to assign the tool, which is available when the right mouse button is pressed while editing.
Click a tool to choose it. When the Tool menu is open, you can also use the key shown next to a tool to select it. Note: When you choose a tool from the Tool menu by right-clicking, the tool is assigned to the left mouse button.
Right-double-clicking in the working area of the active window resets the assigned tool to the Pointer tool. Set the behavior of the Pointer tool in the Tracks area 1. Click Editing, then select the behavior you want for the Pointer tool.
The Loop pointer and behavior can still be accessed in these click zones by holding down Option. Pointer tool The Pointer is the default tool when you open Logic Pro.
You can use the Pointer tool to:. You can select multiple items by holding down Shift and dragging around the items.
The pointer also takes the shape of this tool when outside the working area, when making a menu selection, or entering a value. Pencil tool Use the Pencil tool to add new regions or events. You can also select, drag, loop, and alter the length of regions or events using the Pencil tool. In the Score Editor, you can use the Pencil tool to add dynamic markings, accents, and other symbols to notes.
Eraser tool Use the Eraser tool to delete selected regions or events. When you click a region or event with the Eraser tool, all of the currently selected regions or events are deleted similar to pressing the Delete key. The Eraser tool can also delete an unselected region or event by clicking it. Text tool Use the Text tool to rename regions and other items, or add text to a score in the Score Editor. Scissors tool Use the Scissors tool to split regions and events, allowing individual sections to be copied, moved, or deleted.
Glue tool Use the Glue tool to join selected regions or events into a single region or event. Solo tool Click and hold a region with the Solo tool to listen to the selected region or event apart from the rest of the project. Moving the mouse horizontally also scrubs any events the pointer touches. You can unmute the region or event by clicking it a second time with the Mute tool. If multiple regions or events are selected, the mute state of the clicked region or event applies to all selected regions or events.
Zoom tool Use the Zoom tool to zoom in by dragging over regions or other material, or over an empty part of the Tracks area. To revert to the normal zoom level, click the window background with the Zoom tool, or click while holding Control-Option. You can also access the Zoom function by pressing and holding Control-Option, regardless of which tool is active. Fade tool Use the Fade tool to create and edit fades, or to change the shape of fade curves.
Automation Select tool Use the Automation Select tool to select automation data and create automation points at region borders.
Automation Curve tool Use to Automation Curve tool to bend or reshape the curve between two automation points, creating a nonlinear transition between the points. Marquee tool Use the crosshair-shaped Marquee tool to select and edit parts of regions. In the Tracks area, you can select part of a region or regions with the Marquee tool and apply selection- based processing with audio effects.
Flex tool Use the Flex tool for quick access to fundamental Flex editing functionality, without having to turn on Flex view in the Tracks area. Tools for specific working areas Tools specific to a particular editor or other working area are covered in the respective chapters for that working area. Logic Pro advanced tools and options Logic Pro X provides the power and flexibility of previous versions of Logic Pro, while allowing you to turn groups of features on or off to streamline your workflow.
For experienced users who have upgraded from Logic Pro 8 or 9 or Logic Express 8 or 9 , all advanced tools and additional options are turned on by default. When you open an existing project in Logic Pro X, any additional options used by the project are turned on automatically.
Users new to Logic Pro can start working with basic features and a streamlined interface. In particular, users familiar with GarageBand will find a direct match for nearly all GarageBand features. All windows, views, menus, and key commands required for standard music production tasks are accessible in the app.
You turn on advanced tools by selecting Show Advanced Tools in the Advanced preferences pane. Turning on advanced tools without turning on any of the specific additional options lets you do the following:. Additional Options When Show Advanced Tools is selected, additional options providing further expert capabilities become available, and can be selected individually depending on the type of tasks you want to perform.
When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, the following additional options are also available:. For users upgrading to Logic Pro X, any additional options used by an existing project are turned on by default when you open the project. Turn on Additional Options 1. Select any of the specific additional options you want to use.
Some features are only available when Show Advanced Tools is turned on, or when the corresponding Additional Options checkbox is selected. If a project makes use of features for example, Track Stacks that can only be created or edited when the Show Advanced Tools checkbox is selected, items using the feature will still play when Show Advanced Tools is turned off. Features that need Additional Options to be selected have this icon.
Undo and redo edits in Logic Pro You can undo one or more edit operations, and redo undone edits. Logic Pro includes an Undo History window with a time-ordered list of all edits that can be undone.
You can also change the number of steps that can be undo in Logic Pro preferences. You can undo virtually any edit, including moves, deletions, renaming, and parameter changes; and the creation of new events, regions, channel strips, and more. The Undo History window displays a list of all actions that can be undone. The most recent editing operation, which will be the first to be undone, is selected. No undos or redos are possible for the deleted steps, once the Undo History has been deleted.
Change the number of undo steps 1. Change the number in the Number of Undo Steps value slider. Manage Logic Pro content Logic Pro features an extensive Sound Library of Apple Loops, patches, drum kits, and other content that you can use in your projects. When you install Logic Pro, essential sounds and instruments are included as part of the installation.
Additional content is available to download after the installation is complete. You can view available content and select content to download in the Sound Library Manager. Some items in the Sound Library Manager have a disclosure triangle, which you can click to show and select individual content types to download.
You can also download updated sounds and reinstall the complete Sound Library using the Sound Library Manager. Updated sounds are indicated in the Sound Library Manager and can be downloaded. Some additional content can also be downloaded directly in the Library and the Loop Browser. When you select an item that requires additional content, a dialog appears, asking if you want to download the content.
In the Library and the Loop Browser, items with content not yet installed include a Download button that allows you to download the content directly.
Content types The Sound Library includes the following types of content:. Content locations Logic Pro installs Sound Library content in several different locations on your computer:. Patches Patches are stored inside Logic Pro. They may be added, updated, or removed when a new version is installed.
When you relocate the Sound Library, Sound Library content except for Apple Loops, Impulse Responses, patches, software instrument presets, and those plug-in settings stored in the app bundle is moved to the new location. User-created content is not affected. Relocating the Sound Library to an external drive can free up a large amount of disk space on your system drive.
If you change your mind or decide you no longer want to keep the content in another location, you can relocate the Sound Library back to its original location.
When you install additional content after relocation, it is installed in the new location. When you relocate the Sound Library, it is also relocated for these apps if they are installed on your computer. This can be useful to make sure you have the latest version of all available content, and also in case the drive containing the Sound Library is no longer available. If the Sound Library is available in its current location when you reinstall it, it is reinstalled in the same location.
If the Sound Library is not available for example, if it is installed on an external drive that is lost or not connected to your computer , it is reinstalled in the default location on your system drive.
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All the creativity you want in music. Logic Remote wirelessly connects your iOS device to your Mac and adds the power of Multi-Touch control to your performances and mixes. Play any software instrument in Logic Pro X from your iPad or iPhone and easily shape your sound as you go.
High-end reverb lets you add space and depth to tracks by simulating a wide range of real and unnatural acoustic spaces. Bring punch and presence to your bass, drums, synths, and guitar with this powerful multi-effect plug-in. Add rhythmic movement to any track by arranging filters, effects, and independent step sequencers to control treatments over time.
The Sound Library includes a massive selection of Patches, which allow you to quickly load complex multichannel sounds. And Smart Controls simplify the process of tweaking and editing to get the right sound.
Build songs quickly by choosing from over included royalty-free Apple Loops that are tagged with keywords and automatically conform to the tempo and key of your project. You can even use untagged loops from other sources and they will automatically play at your project tempo.
Smart Tempo makes it easy to mix and match music and beats without worrying about the original tempo. Record freely without a click track. Easily combine and edit MIDI and audio tracks — from vinyl samples to live instruments to multitrack audio stems — with constant or variable tempo. Quickly manipulate the timing and tempo of your recording with Flex Time. Easily move the individual beats within a waveform to correct drum, vocal, guitar, or any other kind of track without slicing and moving regions.
Edit the level and pitch of individual notes quickly and easily with Flex Pitch. Roll over any note and all parameters are available for tweaking.
Control your mix from anywhere in the room with Multi-Touch faders to find the best sound. Use a variety of onscreen instruments, such as keyboards, guitars, and drum pads, to play any software instrument in Logic Pro X from your iPad. Using Drummer is like hiring a session drummer or collaborating with a highly skilled beat programmer.
Create organic-sounding acoustic drum tracks or electronic beats with the intelligent technology of Drummer. Choose from dozens of drummers who each play in a different musical genre, and direct their performances using simple controls. Logic Pro X turns your Mac into a professional recording studio able to handle even the most demanding projects.
Capture your compositions and performances — from tracking a live band to a solo software-instrument session — and flow them into your songs.
Seamless punch recording. Automatic take management. Logic Pro X makes it all easy to do — and undo. You can create projects with up to stereo or surround audio tracks and up to software instrument tracks, and run hundreds of plug-ins. Logic Pro X goes beyond the average sequencer with an advanced set of options that let you record, edit, and manipulate MIDI performances.
Transform a loose performance into one that locks tight into the groove using region-based parameters for note velocity, timing, and dynamics. As your song develops, Logic Pro X helps organize all your ideas and select the best ones. Group related tracks, audition alternate versions, and consolidate multiple tracks.
Lightning-fast click-and-drag comping helps you build your best performance from multiple takes. Create alternate versions of a track or multiple grouped tracks, and switch between them at any time to audition different options. Create, store, and select from different edits and arrangements of track regions to make it easier to experiment with various creative ideas.
Click and drag to choose the best sections of each take to create a seamless comp, complete with transition-smoothing crossfades. Save multiple comps and switch among them to pick the one you like best. Consolidate multiple related tracks into a single track. Use a Summing Stack as a quick way to create submixes. Or create layered and split instruments. Load any version to make changes without compromising your original. Assign any selection of channels to a track group, then control the levels or other parameters of all tracks in the group from any single channel in the group.
Easily capture changes to any channel strip or plug-in parameter. Just enable automation, press Play, and make your changes. Broadcom driver installation software. MainStage 3. Thanks for following! Bigger groups, bigger fun. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.