Mark Goslett is a London-based music producer and member of the Music Producers Guild. His unrelenting pursuit of excellence in the studio, and decades of work as a musician has brought him to the forefront of the music industry, where his credits include: TV commercials, emerging artists, and a profusion of live sound engineering engagements.
He’s an expert in Apple’s Logic Pro X software, and in this lesson he shows you how to import audio into a Logic session!
Using a Finder Window
You’ll need to import audio when you have the opportunity to mix tracks someone else has sent you, or if you export your own tracks for mixing in a different session. There are a few different ways to go about it, and some are more efficient than others.
The first way to import audio into Logic Pro X is to find the files in your Finder window, highlight them, and simply drag them into your session. A green “+” sign appears in the DAW, at which point you can drop the files into the session.
From here, a dialogue box will ask you whether you want to Create new tracks, Use existing tracks, or Place all files on one track. Select Create new tracks, and each file you’ve imported will be added into the session on its own track.
Using the Import Function in Logic Pro X
Another way to import files into Logic is to do so using the Import menu. You’ll find it under File, where you’ll have the option to import Audio, MIDI, MusicXML, and other types of files and data.
If you select Audio File from the Import menu, a dialogue box will open allowing you to find the tracks for import. Even easier is using the key command “shift + command + I” to open up the import audio function.