The 3 steps to create a Logic pro project correctly on your Mac

By | September 19, 2020

Being a Logic pro trainer, and seeing many people who regularly face this same problem, I decided to create this article so that anyone new to Logic Pro or any other music production software knows how to create a project.

I guarantee you that if you apply this method at the start of each Project you will no longer be able to have file management problems 🙂 A project is always simple at the start, but the more tracks you add, the more complex it becomes and the more the organization will become a key element in the success of your project and even your audio mixing.

The basis of the database is already to start creating a project correctly this is what we will see today. For those who work on Cubase, Nuendo, or Protools, the method is pretty much the same. For the Logic Pro, whether it’s Logic Pro 8, Logic Pro 9, or even probably Logic Pro X, the method will be the same. The article below is of course intended for first-time users or those who want to check the correct procedure.

First of all, you need to download Logic Pro X. For mac, you can download it from Apple official website, and for windows, you can download logic pro from Lisanilssonart.

Logic Pro X

1. To get started, launch Logic pro

If Logic pro opens the last open project (setting in the Logic pro preferences that I advise you to deactivate), then close this project.

Click on “do not save” if Logic pro was closed just before you should end up with an empty desktop with no windows. However, the Logic pro menu is still there.

2. Create an empty project

In the “Logic pro “menu Bar, click on file / new Then click on empty project. Suppose that in this example, I want to record a guitar track and a vocal track. To record a sound source with a microphone, you must choose an Audio track.

So I start by clicking on “Audio” Then, I tell the Logic pro that I want to create 2 Mono audio tracks. At this point, the project is still not saved to your hard drive. Once the project is created, the first thing to do is to NAME and SAVE it.

3. Save your project

In the Logic pro menu bar, click on Save (or save as, it’s the same thing because project glass has never been saved yet): This window appears. Just click here on this little arrow to expand the Finder tree: OS X’s file browser unfolds and you can see it much clearer now.

In the window below, click on “Logic” This simply means that the Logic folder (which Logic offers you as the default working folder) is located in the “Music” folder, which is itself located in the “users” folder, which is itself located at the ROOT of your hard drive, namely Macintosh HD (HD stands for Hard Drive).

In my example, I decided that my project will be called “Believe” (you can rename it later if you make a mistake or want to change, that’s okay). You notice that I don’t create a “Believe” folder, it’s Logic pro that will do it by itself 🙂 Simply name the project and simply select the hard drive or folder where all your Logic Pro projects are saved. (On Protools or Cubase, it depends on the versions, you may have to create the folder) If you want to save it to an external drive, then I advise you to first create a Logic folder on your external hard drive.

You will select the external drive in the Finder sidebar. Finally click on “Save” if you want to save your Logic project to your Internal hard drive in the Logic folder. The Logic pro Arrange window appears and you notice that the name of your project appears at the top of the window Right-clicking on the name will let you know with a single click WHERE your project is saved So you notice that my “Believe” folder has been created by Logic pro

The project that I named is located inside this folder: Believe.Logic When you start from scratch and create a Logic pro project, you should at a minimum have: An Audio Files folder (this is where all your audio recordings are saved) A .Logic file (this is your Logic project, all your editing, editing and mixing work is saved in this folder) A “Project File Backups” folder (it appears as soon as you perform the file / save action, this is the history of your “apple S”)

WARNING

Do not move these 3 files and Folders, the only one you can rename (when a Logic pro is closed) is the .Logic. If you are a beginner, read and apply the above method step by step. This will simply allow you to start your projects more calmly.