Logic Pro 9: Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Mar 13, 2015
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: Support resources
Mar 12, 2015Access 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-us/HT200169
Logic Pro 9: Training resources
Aug 28, 2015Logic Pro 9 product pageThe Logic Pro 9 product pages provide overviews of the features of Logic Pro, including top features.Logic Pro 9 Video TutorialsWatch short videos on how to use Logic Pro 9.Books and eBooksApple Pro Training Series books are available from Peachpit in print, digitally, and also on iBooks.Logic Pro 9 classesTake a class at an Apple Authorized Training Center.Logic Pro 9 certification for creative professionalsGet certified. Validate your expertise in Apple Pro Applications.Logic Pro 9 resource pageVisit 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 workshopsLearn 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-us/HT202388
Logic Pro 9: Help topics may not open
Mar 10, 2015To 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-us/HT200068
Logic Pro and Logic Express 9: How to export multiple stems
Apr 1, 2015With 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 - Exploring Logic Pro
Nov 23, 2009Logic Pro 9 Exploring Logic Pro Apple Inc.KK 2009 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.Copyright © Your rights to the software are governed by the accompanying software license agreement. The owner or authorized user of a valid copy of Logic Studio software may reproduce this publication for the purpose of learning to use such software. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial purposes, such as selling copies of this publication or for providing paidhttps://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Exploring_Logic_Pro_9.pdf
Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9: Rebuilding the Loop Index
Mar 12, 2015To rebuild the loop index in Logic Pro X, see Reindex to fix issues with Apple Loops.https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201890
Logic Pro 9 - TDM Guide
Nov 24, 2009Logic Pro 9 TDM Guide Copyright © 2009 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Your rights to the software are governed by the accompanying software license agreement. The owner or authorized user of a valid copy of Logic Studio software may reproduce this publication for the purpose of learning to use such software. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial purposes, such as selling copies of this publication or for providing paid for support services. The Apple logohttps://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Logic_Pro_9_TDM_Guide.pdf
Logic Pro 9 and MainStage 2: Using royalty-free loops in commercial work
Logic Pro 9 - Technical Specifications
Mar 12, 2013Minimum System Requirements 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended). Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher. OS X v10.6.8 or later. Minimum 6GB of disk space. (19GB of optional content available via in-app download).Main Windows Arrange window consolidates 16 edit and browser areas, including all the tracks and regions of a project. Mixer window shows all mixer channel strips, along with hosting instrument and effect plug-ins. Sample Editor window for audio file editing. Piano Roll window for piano roll-style editing of MIDI note and controller events. Score window to edit and print MIDI note events in musical notation. Hyper Editor window for “value bar” editing of MIDI events. Event List window for numerical editing of regions or MIDI events. Marker List window to edit text markers. Tempo List window to edit tempo events. Signature List window to edit time and key signatures. Bin window to manage the audio files and regions of a project. Loops browser area to find and preview Apple Loops based on tempo, key, style, and mood. Library browser area to find channel strips, plug-in settings, or external MIDI destinations. File browser area to find content on hard disk volumes and to import track data from other projects. Project Note and Track Note areas for text memos. Environment window for advanced routing and real-time processing of MIDI events.General 1220 definable key and MIDI commands. 90 recallable screen configurations. 200-step undo history. Full plug-in latency compensation, also for external audio and MIDI gear. Low latency mode can remove latency induced by plug-ins during recording.Audio Audio file and I/O resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz. Maximum project length greater than 6 hours at 96kHz; 13 hours at 44.1kHz. Trim tool for advanced timeline trimming functions. 87 effect plug-ins including Pedalboard, which has 30 different stompboxes. 40 software instrument plug-ins (24 from GarageBand, 16 from Logic Pro). 102 software instrument tuning tables, including equal-tempered, custom, and Hermode tuning. Flex Time editing using one of six different flex modes: Slicing Rhythmic Monophonic Polyphonic Tempophone Speed High-end dithering algorithms (POW-r, UV22HR). Full support for Apple Loops. Freeze Tracks releases CPU resources by invisibly rendering tracks. Sample-accurate audio editing in the Arrange window. Nondestructive graphical audio fades and crossfades for level or speed.MIDI 1/3840 note resolution. Real-time MIDI recording and notation. Fast and intuitive region looping. Global chord track with automatic chord recognition. Complete music notation: Real-time transcription Instrument transposition Guitar tablature Drum notation Chord symbols Adaptive lyric input Automatic multibar rests Comprehensive palette of slurs, crescendis, and other ornaments Staff Styles for easy recall of multiple stave attributes Score Sets allow instruments to be combined for editing and print Layout and printing of complete professional scores Caps Lock Keyboard for real-time note entry using computer keyboard. MIDI step entry. Transform window for advanced editing of MIDI events.Editing Intuitive region-based editing. Powerful folders facilitate organization and streamline arranging tasks. Comprehensive set of editing tools assignable to left, right, and key-modified mouse buttons. Easy take management: Colorize takes automatically or manually Single-click take selection Cut, trim, move, or rearrange takes Move and edit entire take folders as you would any other region Quick Swipe Comping for audio: Build a comp of parts from multiple takes Create comps on the fly Automatic, customizable crossfades between phrases Flatten function replaces take folder with regions representing the current comp Flatten and Merge function replaces take folder with newly created audio file Nondestructive MIDI and audio quantization: Groove templates definable from MIDI or audio regions 34 basic quantization settings Six advanced quantization parameters Drum replacement or doubling to enhance recorded drum tracks with sampled drum sounds. Convert audio regions to a sampler instrument MIDI track. MIDI note extraction from audio for melodic transcription. Graphic beat mapping for creating tempo maps from existing audio or MIDI. Snap-to-transient selection. Definable relative or absolute snap grid. Shuffle Left and Right modes keep regions together while you’re editing. Auto-crossfade mode inserts crossfades between regions automatically. Destructive sample editing using built-in or external sample editor.Mixer Up to 255 audio channel strips. Up to 255 software instrument channel strips. Up to 255 auxiliary channel strips. 64 busses. Each of the above in mono, stereo, or surround (with 1-8 audio channels). 15 inserts for internal or Audio Units effect plug-ins. 8 sends per channel strip, pre- or post-fader, or post-pan. Dynamic channel strip creation simplifies and accelerates mixer setup and configuration. Various view options simplify channel strip navigation: “Single” for the selected track with all routing and send destinations “Arrange” for all Arrange tracks (with or without destinations) “All” for a complete overview Easy setup of multi-output software instruments. Save/Load complete plug-in configurations using channel strip settings. In-Place-Solo system with solo safe mode for any channel strip. Direct insert patching of external hardware instruments and effects with latency compensation. Busses as sources for recording. Inline input monitoring for audio channel strips.Grouping 32 groups for audio, software instrument, or MIDI channel strips. Each channel strip can be part of multiple groups. Group settings for each group: Editing (Selection), Phase-Locked Audio Automation Mode Volume, Pan, Mute, Solo Input Monitoring, Record Enable Send Levels 1 to 8 Color, Vertical Zoom, Hide Group clutch to temporarily disable all groups. Individual On/Off and Track Hide.Control Surface Support EuCon protocol support for Euphonix control surface systems. Support for Smart AV: Smart Console. Extensive support via control surface plug-ins: Altech Systems / CM Automation: Motor Mix Apogee Electronics: GiO Frontier Design Group: TranzPort JL Cooper: CS-32, FaderMaster 4/100, MCS3 Korg: Kontrol49, microKontrol M-Audio: iControl Mackie Designs: Baby HUI, HUI, Logic Control, XT, Mackie Control, C4, Extender Radikal Technologies: SAC-2K Roland: SI-24 Tascam: FE-8, FW-1082, FW-1884, US-224, US-2400, US-428 Yamaha: 01V96, 01X, 02R96, DM1000, DM2000 Custom Recording Light iOS control surface apps that utilize OSC protocol Comprehensive support of any control hardware via MIDI Learn.Automation Sample-accurate, track-based automation with 32-bit resolution. Real-time automation recording using control surface or mouse. Comprehensive graphical editing. Grouped automation recording and editing. Automation Quick Access for easy hardware control of currently displayed automation parameter. View multiple automation parameters per track. Off, Read, Touch, Latch, and Write automation modes.Surround Support for all standard surround configurations: Quadraphonic LCRS 5.1 (ITU) 6.1 (ES/EX) 7.1 (SDDS or 3/4.1) Support for multichannel interleaved and split surround audio files. Play back, record, or process multichannel interleaved audio files. Surround level metering. Multichannel signal routing via sends, busses, and auxiliaries. Graphic Surround Panner to manipulate mono or stereo streams within a surround field. Graphic Surround Balancer to simultaneously balance all channels of surround input. Support for Logic Pro True Surround plug-ins. Built in multi-mono support lets you use any mono or stereo Logic Pro or Audio Units plug-in. Surround bounce and burn to DVD-A (PCM only) disc. Easy mixdown to stereo and surround formats using Down Mixer plug-in.Video QuickTime video playback. Embedded or floating window video display. Digital Cinema Desktop for full-screen video display on additional monitor. External video output via FireWire or DVCPRO HD. Global video thumbnail track. Scene detect option to mark video transitions automatically.Compatibility Open GarageBand songs directly in Logic Pro. Support for Core Audio. Support for Audio Units plug-ins. ReWire support for integration with Reason, Ableton Live, and other ReWire-compatible applications. Import/export of AAF, OMF, Open TL, and XML (Final Cut Pro) projects. Import/export of MIDI regions as MIDI files, export of MIDI and audio regions as Apple Loops. Play AIFF, WAV (BWF), CAF, SDII, Apple Lossless, eligible MP3, and AAC (noneligible files will be converted to PCM). Record AIFF, CAF, and WAV (BWF). Bounce to AIFF, WAV (Broadcast Wave), CAF, SDII, MP3, and M4A (Apple Lossless, AAC) Burn any bounced audio directly to CD or DVD-A (PCM audio only).https://support.apple.com/kb/SP673?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
Logic Pro 9 - Control Surfaces Support
Nov 24, 2009Logic Pro 9 Control Surfaces Support Copyright © 2009 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Your rights to the software are governed by the accompanying software license agreement. The owner or authorized user of a valid copy of Logic Studio software may reproduce this publication for the purpose of learning to use such software. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial purposes, such as selling copies of this publication or for providing paid for support serviceshttps://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Logic_Pro_9_Control_Surfaces_Support.pdf
Logic Pro 9 - User Manual
Nov 24, 2009Logic Pro 9 User Manual Copyright © 2009 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Your rights to the software are governed by the accompanying software license agreement. The owner or authorized user of a valid copy of Logic Studio software may reproduce this publication for the purpose of learning to use such software. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial purposes, such as selling copies of this publication or for providing paid for support services. The Applehttps://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Logic_Pro_9_User_Manual.pdf
Logic Pro 8 and 9: Troubleshooting basics
Mar 12, 2015
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
Mar 10, 2015The 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-us/HT200085
Logic Pro 9.1.8: Release notes
Mar 13, 2015This 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.
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