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Custom Track Icons?

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by LSchefman, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. LSchefman

    LSchefman Senior member

    Did the ability to use custom icons go away? Mine aren't showing up, not that it's a big deal. Still...
  3. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    They appear to have gone.

    We should submit feedback requests to get custom icons back - they can be useful.
  4. pkm

    pkm Member

    You can still do it, but it takes extra steps (plist editing, etc)
  5. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    Do tell.....
  6. Falk

    Falk Member

    I'm also really interested in custom icons. I use them all the time with vocalists an VO's. Please do tell how I can get this back...
  7. pkm

    pkm Member

    It's kinda convoluted, but I did end up figuring it out. Here's what I did:


    Basically, you have to create a TIFF image (not a PNG anymore), add it to the correct folder (Applications/Logic Pro X/Contents/Frameworks/MAResources.framework/Versions/A/Resources), add the icon to the plist in two places, one to establish the icon, the other to put it into one of the icon categories, and restart Logic.
  8. charlie

    charlie Senior member

    Thanks for this... I find that the custom icons (and the old behavior of creating/selecting your own custom colors to enhance my creativity and organization) to be really helpful in my projects...
    I'm kinda glad I was able to make a separate partition for X (in Mountain Lion,) and keep my old set up with Logic 9 in Snow Leopard so I can just keep working in 9, the way I like to work.
  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Senior member

    Thanks for the tip!
  10. Falk

    Falk Member

    You have to be kidding me!
    It is possible to still be an apple employee if you make it this hard to change a track icon?
    In 2013?
    Why in the name of Jobs can't I just drag a jpg in a well and maybe choose if it should belong to a project or in the logic system.
    I would LOVE to hear the explanation for this... :) :)
  11. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    Logic X and Logic 9 can coexist on the same partition, but of course that does mean you have to run Logic 9 on Mountain Lion.
  12. charlie

    charlie Senior member

    I totally agree! It's very un-Apple to make altering icons THIS hard.
  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Senior member

    I started out disliking icons at all. Then I kinda got into them. After a longer while, I started creating custom icons, etc.

    I will admit that I wasted a fair amount of time on the whole icon thing, putzing around with them in various templates.

    Silver Lining Dept.: Now I'm getting used to using the simple stuff that's built into the application, even though it's not as specific to the instrument or mic. So an irritation (not being able to easily add custom icons) is becoming something of a timesaver!
  14. charlie

    charlie Senior member

    Yes but some of my older plugs will not work in OSX.8 so that's why I opted to create 2 partitions.
  15. Whiffle

    Whiffle New Member

    Custom Icons

    +1 to this. :brkwl:

    They should at least setup something where you are able to import an old logic file where the icons are imported directly. Or possibly an app on the lovely app store. I would pay a couple bucks instead of having to re-learn entire logic folder structure and code each time I upgrade. Weah tryin' to make musik heah!

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