Logic Pro X For Dummies
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The accessibility of Logic Pro, due to its low cost and App Store presence, has created a fast-growing user base. Studios that use Pro Tools or other digital audio workstations (DAWs) often have Logic Pro installed, as well. But to make collaborating simple and flexible, you can export all your tracks as audio files (without any mix settings) for easy importing into other DAWs.

To export your tracks as audio, do the following:

  1. Choose File→Export→All Tracks as Audio Files or press Shift-Command-E.

    A dialog opens, as shown in the figure.

  2. Choose the destination for the files.

    You should either create a folder or select an already created folder for your audio files. Otherwise, they'll be exported as individual audio files to the currently selected folder.

  3. Select the audio file properties.

    Ask the person with whom you're sharing your project what audio file properties he or she want. As a general rule, you should select the highest quality settings.

  4. Click Save.

    All tracks are exported as audio files.

When you export all your tracks as audio files, you're also future-proofing your tracks. You never know when your favorite software instrument or effects plug-in will lose functionality or support. Exporting MIDI, audio edits, software instruments, and effects plug-ins as audio files is a smart move.

Would you like to make your collaborators happy? You can export a single MIDI track that has a region the length of your project, and your tempo and project markers will be exported too. Simply select the region and choose File→Export→Selection as MIDI File. In addition, choose easily identifiable track names, because your exported audio files will be named after your tracks.

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