Recording Settings

The Recording project settings determine how Logic Pro responds while in record mode.

Figure. Recording project settings pane.
To open the Recording project settings
Do one of the following:
  • Choose File > Project Settings > Recording (or use the Open Recording Project Settings key command, default:  Option-*).

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

  • Control-click the Record button in the Transport bar, then choose Recording Settings from the shortcut menu.

General Recording Settings
  • When Beginning buttons: Allow you to choose between a count-in or pre-roll period when starting to record.
    • Count-in: If the button is selected, the Count-in pop-up menu (see below) allows you to set the count-in period that precedes a recording.
    • Record Pre-Roll: If the button is selected, this parameter allows you to set a pre-roll time in seconds and milliseconds. When recording, this value is deducted from the current project position.
  • “Allow tempo change recording” checkbox: All tempo changes made while in record mode are recorded. For details on editing these tempo recordings, see Advanced Tempo Operations.
  • Auto-Colorize Takes checkbox: When this setting is selected, take folders use the color chosen from the Color palette for the first take recording, but different colors for each of the following recorded takes in that take folder. All colors used in a take folder are chosen from the same color row in the Color palette, advancing by a predefined number of columns after each take.
MIDI Recording Settings
  • “Auto demix by channel if multitrack recording” checkbox: This setting switches between the Layer Recording and Multi-Player Recording modes. See Recording Multiple MIDI Tracks Successively.
  • “MIDI data reduction” checkbox: Controller events are thinned out during recording, to reduce the data load on the MIDI bus during playback. This improves the timing of dense arrangements when using interfaces with only a few MIDI ports. The function actually reduces the duration of controller events, using an intelligent algorithm which retains the value at the end of a series of controller messages.
Core Audio Recording Settings
  • Recording Folder file path: Enables you to record all audio data into a single location. If your working methods are geared toward projects, all recordings (and other project assets) are saved in the project folder itself.
  • Set button: Click to set a universal recording folder, and choose or create a new folder location in the dialog.