Some links and preference settings to help get you started in Logic Pro X
You can find Logic Pro X manuals (user guide, instrument guide, etc.) at Apple – Support – Manuals.
preferences (Logic Pro X > Preferences…)
- General > Editing > Right mouse button is assignable as a tool
- Audio > Choose your audio input/output interface, and 24-bit recording
create a new project (File > New…)
- You have to create at least one audio track to launch a new project.
project settings (File > Project Settings)
- General: unclick use musical grid
- Metronome: make sure click while recording is not checked
- Audio: set sample rate to 44.1 kHz
- Assets: copy audio files into project, and convert sample rate when importing
- make sure you set your project settings to copy audio files into project, and to convert sample rate when importing.
- open the browser pane (far right toolbar button, looks like musical notes over a camera)
- choose the project tab
- drag files from the finder into the browser project pane
placing audio in tracks
- you drag audio from the browser into a track, or
- you can drag audio into the track pane space and a track will be created for you
- by default, Logic Pro X uses a snap to grid feature
- turn snap off by going to the gear button in the tracks pane, and selecting Snap > Off
showing the output/master fader
- in Logic, the output fader is functionally the same thing as the master fader when working on a stereo project
- since the output track shows in the channel strip along with any other track, you don’t need to show the master track in the tracks pane (**it gives me pain to write that previous sentence, since you want to be sure and monitor your master fader track in any other DAW.)