Logic Pro X: Manage Logic Pro content

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.

Additional content is required to use some sounds and other features. 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 needed content directly.

Content types

The Sound Library includes the following types of content:

  • Apple Loops

  • Drum kits

  • Patches

  • Plug-in settings

  • Sampler instruments and their associated samples

  • Impulse responses

  • Legacy and compatibility content, including Jam Packs, sounds, and instruments

Content locations

Logic Pro installs Sound Library content in several different locations on your computer:

Content type


Apple Loops

/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple/

Impulse responses

/Library/Audio/Impulse Responses/Apple/

Plug-in settings

/Library/Application Support/Logic/Plug-In Settings

Sampler instruments

/Library/Application Support/Logic/Sampler Instruments


  • /Library/Application Support/Logic/Alchemy Samples

  • /Library/Application Support/Logic/EXS Factory Samples

  • /Library/Application Support/Logic/Ultrabeat Samples

Deleting Logic Pro content

You can view and delete Logic Pro content by choosing About This Mac from the Apple menu, clicking Storage, then clicking the Manage button for your system storage drive. Content for Logic Pro (as well as other music creation applications, including GarageBand and MainStage) is listed in the Music Creation section. You can view the capacity of the Instrument Library and Apple Loops library (as well as the Learn To Play lessons used by GarageBand) and delete each of these items.

If you delete Logic Pro content that is required for a patch or software instrument, Logic Pro prompts you to re-download that content the next time you try to use the patch or instrument.

Open the Sound Library Manager

  • Choose Logic Pro > Sound Library > Open Sound Library Manager.

    Figure. The Download Additional Content window.

Download additional content

  1. Do one of the following:

    • In the Sound Library Manager, select the checkbox for each content package you want to download.

    • To download all uninstalled content, click the Select All Uninstalled button.

  2. Click Install.

While additional content is downloading, a progress bar appears in the lower part of the LCD. You can view more detailed information about the progress of the download by clicking the progress bar.

Download additional content in the Library or the Loop Browser

Items in the Library and the Loop Browser that require additional content are indicated by a Download button .

  • Click the Download button next to the item name.

Download all available sounds

  • Choose Logic Pro > Sound Library > Download All Available Sounds.

Reinstall the Sound Library

  • Choose Logic Pro > Sound Library > Reinstall Sound Library.

Published Date: Aug 9, 2018
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