Logic Pro 9: Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Where can I purchase Logic Pro 9?
Logic Pro 9 is available on the Mac App Store.
What are the system requirements for Logic Pro 9?
Technical specifications and system requirements are available here.
What's new in Logic Pro 9?
View the Logic Pro 9 release notes for detailed information.
Is a trial version of Logic Pro 9 available?
There is no trial version of Logic Pro 9.
Is Logic Pro 9 available as a downloadable product?
Logic Pro 9 is available for download on the Mac App Store.
On how many computers can I install Logic Pro 9?
View iTunes Store Terms and Conditions for detailed information.
How do I purchase a Volume License for Logic Pro 9?
Locate the appropriate sales contact number for your organization at http://www.apple.com/contact/.
What documentation is available for Logic Pro 9?
To access the Logic Pro 9 User Manuals online, visit http://support.apple.com/manuals/#professionalsoftware and http://help.apple.com/logicpro.
What audio interfaces not made by Apple ("third-party") are qualified for use with Logic Pro 9?
Most audio interfaces that are compatible with Mac OS X v10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later will work with Logic Pro 9. If the device requires a driver to function in Mac OS X, make sure an up-to-date driver is included with the device or that one is available from the manufacturer.
What technical support options are available for Logic Pro 9?
View Logic Pro 9 Support Resources and Professional Video and Audio Support for detailed information.
Where can I submit product feedback on Logic Pro 9?
Logic Pro 9: Training resources
28-Aug-2015 Logic Pro 9 product page The Logic Pro 9 product pages provide overviews of the features of Logic Pro, including top features. Logic Pro 9 Video Tutorials Watch short videos on how to use Logic Pro 9. Books and eBooks Apple Pro Training Series books are available from Peachpit in print, digitally, and also on iBooks. Logic Pro 9 classes Take a class at an Apple Authorized Training Center. Logic Pro 9 certification for creative professionals Get certified. Validate your expertise in Apple Pro Applications. Logic Pro 9 resource page Visit the Logic Pro 9 resources page for information on other training resources such as the Apple Pro Training Series books for Logic Pro 9 and third-party web tutorials. Links to Apple Discussions, third-party discussion forums, Logic Pro Users Groups, and other information are also available. Apple Retail Store workshops Learn something new by taking a free workshop at an Apple Retail Store. All of our workshops—including new hands-on workshops—are free. They’re taught by people who really know Apple products and are eager to share their knowledge with you. So count on picking up plenty of tips and tricks. At a workshop, you can learn the basics of the Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Find out how to create instant slideshows in iPhoto, rent movies using Apple TV, or get restaurant directions on iPhone. Serious photographers, filmmakers, and musicians will even find workshops on our powerful Pro Applications. Be sure to sign up in advance to reserve a spot. You’ll have a great time and learn new skills. Learn more about Apple Retail Store workshops.https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT202388
Logic Pro 9: Support resources
12-Mar-2015 Access the searchable user manual available either directly in Logic Pro 9 or online. To access the User Manual in Logic Pro 9 choose Logic Pro Help from the Help menu within the application. To access the Logic Pro 9 User Manual online, visit http://help.apple.com/logicpro/mac/9.1.6/en/logicpro/usermanual/. Download a PDF of the Logic Pro 9 User Manual.https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT200169
Logic Pro 9: Help topics may not open
10-Mar-2015 To resolve the issue, rebuild the Logic Pro 9 Help cache. Quit Logic Pro 9 and the Help if open. In the Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder from the menu. In the "Go to the folder" field, type the following (without quotation marks): "~/library/Caches/com.apple.helpd/Generated". Click Go. Remove the "com.apple.logic.pro.help" file from the Generated folder. Restart the computer. Wait a few moments for the cache to be rebuilt. The time may vary depending on the number of installed applications. Open Logic Pro 9 and go to the Help menu. When searching the help, the resulting topics should open as expected.https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT200068
Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9: Rebuilding the Loop Index
12-Mar-2015 In certain situations the Loop Index may become unusable and may need to be rebuilt.
Logic Pro and Logic Express 9: How to export multiple stems
1-Apr-2015 With Logic Pro 9 or Logic Express 9, you can export audio routed to aux channel strips. Use this capability to create stem tracks, which are commonly used to share sessions between studios. (Stem tracks are a set of pre-mixed groups of tracks from a song. For example, all the drums tracks might be mixed into one stereo stem and all the guitar tracks into another.) You can also create stems to use with MainStage's Playback plug-in, for use in live performance. Learn more about using this feature to export stem tracks from your projects.
First, decide how to group your individual tracks into stems. For example, you might group all drum tracks to one stem, electric guitars to another, acoustic guitars to another, and vocals into another. Assign the output for each channel strip to an unused bus, grouping them so that all tracks for a given stem output to the same bus. As you assign tracks to unused busses, aux channel strips with corresponding bus inputs will be created in the Mixer.
The image below shows a mixer in arrange view, with several drum, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, synthesizers, and vocal tracks. There are four existing aux channel strips as send destinations. Notice that all the channel strips currently output to the Stereo Out. (Click the image to expand to a larger view.)
Lasso-select all the drum channel strips. Assign their outputs to "Bus 5".
After the outputs are assigned to Bus 5, an aux channel strip fed from Bus 5 is created. (Click the image for a larger view.)
Rename the aux channel strip to something descriptive, like "Drum Sub".
Repeat steps 2 through 4 by lasso-selecting the acoustic guitar tracks and assigning them to Bus 6, the electric guitar tracks to bus 7, and so on. Be sure to name the aux channel strips.
Lasso-select all the aux channel strips created in these steps, and choose Options > Create Arrange Tracks for Selected Channel Strips. The selected aux channel strips will be added to the arrange window, as in this image.
Use the Pencil tool to add a short empty region at bar 1 of each of the aux tracks you just created.
Choose File > Export > Export All Tracks as Audio Files... An audio file will be created for each track in your arrange window, including the aux channels. The exported aux channels will contain a mix of all the individual tracks routed to them. Use any combination of stems and individual tracks you need.
Logic Pro 9 and MainStage 2: Using royalty-free loops in commercial work
12-Mar-2015 Learn about using royalty-free loops with Logic Pro and MainStage in commercial songs, performances, multimedia presentations, videos, and animations.https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT200183
Logic Pro 9 - Technical Specifications
Logic Pro 9.1.8: Release notes
13-Mar-2015 This update improves overall stability, provides numerous fixes and improvements, and is recommended for all users of Logic Pro 9. Running Logic Pro 9.1.2 in 64-bit mode requires Mac OS X v10.6.2 Snow Leopard or later. For information about running Logic Pro in 64-bit mode, see this article. Some issues addressed in this update include but are not limited to: Performance and Stability
Logic’s performance while playing movies at larger than 300% native size in 64-bit mode has been improved.
Resolves an issue that could cause the warning dialog “Memory Getting Low” to appear when simultaneously recording multiple tracks in 32-bit mode.
Resolves an issue that could cause the warning dialog “Specified volume doesn’t exist -35” to appear when simultaneously recording multiple tracks in 32-bit mode.
Using the Undo command after a "Bounce in Place" command now correctly reinserts used plug-ins on the channel strip.
Performing Undo after using the "Bounce - Replace All Tracks" command now correctly restores all automation.
Resolves an issue that sometimes caused Logic to stop responding when loading a setting for a mono plug-in in a multi-mono surround configuration.
Improves compatibility with 6- and 12-core Mac Pro systems.
Supports iOS control surface apps that utilize the OSC protocol.
Supports REX files when running in 64-bit mode. (Requires compatible REX Library. See the Propellerheads web site for details.
There is no longer audible stepping with automated volume changes at low fader levels.
Touch automation mode now works correctly with Sculpture's Object Position 2 parameter.
Quantize parameters are now correctly maintained when a region is divided.
The vertical position guide when moving/copying a flexed region is now correctly positioned at the left edge of the region in projects that start earlier than position 1 1 1 1.
The Optimize file(s) command now properly affects both channels of a split stereo file.
Delete now works properly on selected regions within undisclosed groups in the Audio Bin.
Resolves an issue introduced in Logic 9.1.1 that could cause channel strips with default names to display incorrectly on EuCon control surfaces.
The “Reset All I/O Labels” command once again works as expected.
Regions dragged from the Audio Bin to tracks within folders in the Arrange window are now correctly positioned.
Contextual menus now appear as expected when Control- or right-clicking entries in the Audio Bin in the Media area of the Arrange window.
Performing Undo after adding tempo events to a project no longer inadvertently modifies the selections for the active comp in a take folder.
Regions with a negative value set for Delay in the Region Inspector are now rendered properly with Bounce Region in Place.
Bounce Regions in Place now works properly on record-enabled audio tracks.
The current scroll position in the Audio Bin will not jump unexpectedly after renaming an audio file.
The color and icon assigned to a track are now properly maintained when tracks are imported using Selective Track Import.
Using the Backspace to remove all characters in the File Browser’s search field no longer causes it to lose key focus.
Imported linked stereo files will now load with all other audio files in a Project without sometimes displaying a dialog that states "Unequal Stereo Regions Corrected."
The MIDI channel number is now appended to the channel strip name when new tracks are created using the “New Track with Next MIDI Channel” menu option.
Logic Pro 8 and 9: Troubleshooting basics
Check system requirements
Make sure that you haven't overlooked any hardware aspect that's required to use Logic Pro. You can view system requirements on the Logic Pro Technical Specifications page.
Update to the latest software versions
Choose Apple () menu > Software Update and make sure that you have the most recent updates for your versions of Logic Pro, QuickTime, and other important system files. Installing the latest updates ensures that your software has the latest improvements and enhancements.
Note: Be sure the application is in the Applications folder and is named Logic Pro before running Software Update.
If you installed Logic Pro 9 from the Mac App Store, click the Updates button in the App Store application.
Check compatibility and driver versions for third-party devices
If you're using a third-party audio interface, MIDI interface, storage system, control surface, or plug-ins, check the support area on the manufacturer's website to be sure that you're using the latest version of the relevant driver or other software for your product. For information on troubleshooting possible issues with Audio Unit plug-ins, click here.
Check for Pro Application Support updates
Make sure you are using the latest version of Pro Application Support. For more information click here.
Logic Pro 8 and 9: Digital Cinema Desktop not available
10-Mar-2015 The Digital Cinema Desktop option is only available in Logic Pro 8 or 9 if you have installed Soundtrack Pro and Compressor as part of the Logic Studio installation.https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT200085
Logic Pro/Express 9: Defining Custom Bank Messages
12-Mar-2015 Learn about defining custom bank messages with Logic Pro and Express 9.
If your loops appear to be missing in Logic 9 or GarageBand 6 after updating to OS X El Capitan
16-Oct-2015 If you don't see your loops in the Loop Browser, use these steps: In the Finder, open the folder /Library/Audio/ Open Logic Pro 9, Logic Express 9, or GarageBand 6. Open the Loop Browser. Drag the folder named "Apple Loops" from the Audio window in the Finder onto the Loop Browser. These steps reindex the selected loops. After reindexing is finished, your loops should appear in the Loop Browser.https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT205206
Logic Studio (2009) - Technical Specifications
6-Jul-2011 Minimum requirements to install all applications Mac computer with an Intel processor 1GB of RAM (2GB or more highly recommended) Display with 1280-by-800 or higher resolution Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later QuickTime 7.6 or later DVD drive for installation PCI Express, ExpressCard/34, USB, or FireWire-based audio interface recommended Additional recommendations for Logic Pro 9 At least 2GB of RAM for large EXS instruments USB musical keyboard (or suitable MIDI keyboard and interface) for instruments Logic Node requires a Mac computer with an Intel Core processor Logic Pro 9.1 and MainStage 2.1 require Mac OS X v10.6.2 or later and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor to run in 64-bit mode. Available disk space 9GB to install all applications and required content Additional 38GB to install all optional content (large content packages can be installed on separate disk): 10GB for Jam Pack collections 16GB for sound effects 6GB for surround music beds 6GB for other optional content Contents DVD containing Logic Pro 9, MainStage 2, Soundtrack Pro 3, Studio Instruments, Studio Effects, WaveBurner 1.6, Compressor 3.5, Impulse Response Utility, Apple Loops Utility, QuickTime 7 Pro, and required contents Six content DVDs containing Jam Pack collections, sound effects, surround music beds, EXS24 samples, and impulse response files Demo Content DVD Printed and electronic documentationhttps://support.apple.com/kb/SP567?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA
Logic Pro 9.1.8
17-Jan-2015 This update addresses overall stability and performance issues including: Fixes an issue that caused an AirPlay dialog to repeatedly appear. Resolves performance issues when using plug-ins that provide frequent graphic feedback. Additional content downloads now behave correctly when installing on Lion and Mountain Lion. This update is recommended for all users of Logic Pro 9. For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: Logic Pro Release Noteshttps://support.apple.com/kb/DL1601?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA
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