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Relinking audio files

From: Remixing a Song in Logic Pro

Video: Relinking audio files

Occasionally, Logic Pro will have trouble finding audio files that were previously used within the project. Several reasons may cause this; you are not connected to a relevant hard drive, or you actually renamed your hard drive, you have stored the files in a different volume, or folder, or possibly moved them to another volume, you have actually renamed the files in the Finder. Or perhaps you renamed them in the audio bin of another project. Or maybe you deleted the files by accident.

Relinking audio files

Occasionally, Logic Pro will have trouble finding audio files that were previously used within the project. Several reasons may cause this; you are not connected to a relevant hard drive, or you actually renamed your hard drive, you have stored the files in a different volume, or folder, or possibly moved them to another volume, you have actually renamed the files in the Finder. Or perhaps you renamed them in the audio bin of another project. Or maybe you deleted the files by accident.

In any of these situations, Logic Pro will prompt you with a dialog box similar to this one, Audio files not found, and it will give you the name of the audio files that are missing, starting with the first one, and a description of where it believes the audio file lives. You have several ways to respond to this dialog box. Click the Skip All button if you know that one or more audio files no longer exists or was renamed. Otherwise click the Skip button to individually manage each missing or renamed file.

Click the Search button to prompt a search in the current volume, and if that search is unsuccessful, Logic Pro will provide a File Not Found dialog. And finally, Locate, which is the choice we are going to choose in this movie. Click the Locate button to manually define where to search for each file. A dialog box containing the name of the audio file being searched for in the Title bar will appear on screen. Generally, when you locate the first audio file that's missing, it will automatically find the others if all the missing audio files are living in the same folder.

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Remixing a Song in Logic Pro

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  1. 16m 14s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using Logic Pro as a remixing environment
      4m 45s
    3. Optimizing Logic's performance and monitoring system usage
      4m 29s
    4. Working with software synths
      3m 15s
    5. Using the exercise files
      58s
    6. Relinking audio files
      1m 39s
  2. 22m 51s
    1. Setting up your session
      2m 34s
    2. Determining and verifying source BPM
      1m 30s
    3. Lining up vocals over a kick drum
      5m 36s
    4. Choosing destination BPM and time-stretching in Flex mode
      4m 30s
    5. Exporting time-stretched vocals and importing into a session
      4m 23s
    6. Thinking about your direction
      4m 18s
  3. 22m 50s
    1. Using Apple Loops
      6m 8s
    2. Auditioning drum loops
      5m 46s
    3. Layering drum loops
      4m 45s
    4. Drum loops and drum programming
      6m 11s
  4. 19m 56s
    1. Chord changes and harmonic structure
      4m 18s
    2. Getting bass sounds and programming bass lines
      8m 50s
    3. Layering bass sounds and side chaining
      6m 48s
  5. 34m 20s
    1. Choosing foundational synth parts and sounds
      11m 46s
    2. Layering synth parts
      10m 21s
    3. Lead line hooks
      5m 37s
    4. Synth candy
      6m 36s
  6. 12m 19s
    1. The importance of arranging
      2m 26s
    2. Arranging your track
      9m 53s
  7. 23m 3s
    1. Creating vocal samples and transitional sounds
      11m 57s
    2. Advanced vocal editing techniques
      5m 44s
    3. Filling holes in the arrangement
      5m 22s
  8. 47m 30s
    1. Mixing philosophies
      6m 30s
    2. Mixing drums and bass
      5m 40s
    3. Mixing synths and transitional sounds
      12m 14s
    4. Mixing vocals
      10m 36s
    5. Final touches, referencing, and mastering your final mix
      5m 17s
    6. Listening to the final mix
      7m 13s
  9. 47s
    1. Final thoughts
      47s

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