Opening, Closing, and Resizing Plug-in Windows

Hands-on operation of plug-ins takes place in the plug-in window. This window allows access to all plug-in parameters. Each instance of a plug-in has its own plug-in window, allowing each to have discrete settings.

Figure. Tape Delay plug-in window.

The plug-in window opens automatically when you insert a plug-in. This behavior can be overridden by deselecting the “Open plug-in window on insertion” checkbox in the Logic Express > Preferences > Display > Mixer pane.

Figure. Mixer pane in the Display preferences.
To close a plug-in window
  • Click the close button at the top-left corner of the plug-in window.

Note: Closing the plug-in window does not deactivate the plug-in.

To open a closed plug-in window
  • Double-click an assigned Insert or Instrument slot. (The name of the plug-in is shown on the slot.)

To hide or show all open plug-in windows
  • Use the Hide/Show All Plug-in Windows key command (default assignment:  V).

You can also adjust the size of plug-in windows, individually or globally.

To adjust the size of a plug-in window
Do one of the following:
  • Drag the lower-right corner of the plug-in window. This scaling applies to individual plug-ins.

  • Choose the window size in the plug-in window’s View menu. This scaling applies to individual plug-ins.

    Figure. View menu in the plug-in window header.
  • Set the default size for plug-in windows in the Logic Express > Preferences > Display > Mixer pane. This scaling applies to all plug-ins.

    Figure. Mixer pane in the Display preferences.