Merging Tracks from Different Logic Projects

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Have you ever wanted to grab an element from a different song and use it in the one you’re currently working on? How about reverting a single track to its original state from a previously saved version? Before Logic 9, merging elements from different Logic Projects was a pain. In this tip, I’ll show you how easy it is.

First of all, open a Logic Project (any will do). You’ll be extracting a complete individual track from another song --with everything that makes it play back--, including the Channel Strip, the Audio/MiDI region(s), and even any busses you were using!

Next, press the “F” ket to bring up Logic’s built in File Browser, and navigate to the location of the source Logic Project. (If the project is on an external drive, click the icon that looks like a screen, if it’s in your Home Folder, then click the house icon.) See Image below.

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When you find the song, open the Project Folder by double-clicking on it. Select the actual Logic Project itself by clicking on it once. See image below.

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Click the “Import...” button at the bottom of the File Browser Window.

You’ll now see a list of all the tracks in the source Logic Project/Song. Simply look for the track (this is where naming each of your tracks properly comes in handy!), and select everything across the row, that you can put a check-box on
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Now, at the bottom of the File Browser Window select either “Replace” or “Add.” This will either replace the currently selected track in the Arrange Window, or create a new one with your chosen track.

In the image above, take a look at some of the other things you can import like Automation and even the Global Tracks!

Hope this helps, and thanks for reading!

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