Defining the Recording Folder

Although MIDI data is stored directly within the project file, audio data is not. Before you record, therefore, you should define a target folder on your hard disk for audio data.

When you save a project with its assets, Logic Pro saves your project file in a project folder. The project folder contains an automatically created Audio Files folder—which is used as the default recording folder.

Note: The recording path to this folder is “relative,” meaning that it moves with the project, making it possible to move the project folder in the Finder or use the Save As command.

You can set a different recording folder for each project. You can also define different paths for each audio hardware system that is running.

Note: When you manually set a recording path outside the current project folder, the recording path is “absolute.” This means that the recording path for the audio data always remains the same, even after you use the Save As command to save it as a new project or when you move the project file in the Finder.

To define the recording folder
  1. Open the Recording project settings by doing one of the following:

    • Choose File > Project Settings > Recording (or use the Open Recording Project Settings key command, default assignment:  Option-*).

    • Click the Settings button in the Arrange toolbar, and choose Recording from the pop-up menu.

    • Control-click (or right-click) the Record button in the Transport bar, and choose Recording Settings from the pop-up menu.

  2. Click the Set button, browse to the desired recording folder, and click Choose.

    Figure. Recording Folder path in the Recording project settings pane.