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Logic 9 Moving from Garageband to Logic Pro 9 - can't figure it out!!!

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by dryanrussell, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. dryanrussell

    dryanrussell New Member


    I am quite sure I am the 87,000th person to probably ask this question on this forum. I have been using GarageBand for a while. I have gotten pretty decent with it so I figured, why not move on up to Logic Pro? I bought myself an Apogee One, I bought EZ Drummer / Drumkit from Hell (I started using it on GarageBand first), and I bought myself a dynamic mic. First though, I figured I practice recording something with the Amp Designer. I have the Apogee installed on my Mac. It's plugged in, and since I am not using the mics at this time, I plugged the instrument cable directly into the instrument input on the Apogee. I set myself up a new project. I used the software instrument setting for the first track and set it up for Drumkit from Hell. I laid down a few drum grooves. Easy enough. Then I set up another track as an audio track, mono, input 1, output 1-2, and finally I clicked the I and R. Then I went in and set up the amp designer. In my mind, my next step was to just hit record. So I did. Drums started then I started to play the guitar and nothing! The program isin't reading the guitar. No sound. Nothing recorded. Nothing at all. I went through several cables. All of my cables are good. Checked volume on guitar. It was turned up to 10. So I have clicked several of the "buttons" on Logic Pro to see if there was anything that needed to be turned on to make the guitar audible. I didn't see anything. I'm obviously not a sound / recording engineer. however my idea here is for me to be able to write, record at home, and send to the studio for mixing or do it myself. But I can't figure out the first step of the whole thing, which is obviously to make my guitar make noises so they can be recorded. I understand I may be doing it completely wrong here. In the past I have just plugged directly in the back of the Mac. So I just figured that the interface would change everything and I could make some music. Not happening. Please help me. :brkwl:


  3. sonnykeyes

    sonnykeyes Senior member

    Forgive me if you're way past this already, but did you check in the Audio Preferences in Logic to make sure the ONE is set as the audio interface?
  4. dryanrussell

    dryanrussell New Member

    Hello Sonny,

    I have done that. I just don't know what else to do. And I know the Apogee works as well because I tested the external mic by tapping it in a recording track and it worked. My cables are good, guitar is fine. I gig with it regularly. I am pretty sure that I am just missing one simple thing and I just can't figure it out. I'm sure it is de to lack of experience on a professional recording level and lack of experience with using an interface. But I just can't for the life of me figure it out.


  5. sonnykeyes

    sonnykeyes Senior member

    Is there some kind of software for the ONE that it needs to set it up to look for input from the 1/4" input instead of the mic input? From what you've described, everything is working properly except that input, right? Is it possible you got a bum adapter cable with your ONE?
  6. charlie

    charlie Senior member

    Hey there, I use an Apogee Duet (older FW version,) but I believe all their Interfaces use a software interface to operate the internal software routing that passes audio through their units.
    I would look into this first. Also, check with Apogee to see if there are any patches for the OSX you are running.
    I have a feeling that this may be where your problem resides.

    Good luck!
  7. LMPaule

    LMPaule Senior member

    Ryan, you may have already tried this, so sorry if this of of no help.

    In Logic X, you must select the Apogee One input from the Apple preferences. Preferences > Sound > Input. Then pick which input you want Ext Mic, Inst, Ext 48V.

    Its a minor pain, as earlier versions of Logic allowed you to do this within Logic.

    Let us know if this works.

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