Importing Native Projects into a TDM System

If you want to use the native processing capabilities of Logic Pro with the project, start Logic Pro—with the Digidesign Core Audio driver activated.

You will be asked if you’d like an automatic conversion if the project was created on a non-Core Audio system, provided that the Universal Track Mode setting is the same on both systems.

You should be mindful of problems that can occur, due to plug-in incompatibilities and settings that differ between the source and target systems.

If you want to use TDM plug-ins and instruments with the project, you need to load the project into a DAE/Direct TDM system.

To load a project that originated on a Core Audio system into a DAE/Direct TDM system
  1. Deactivate DAE and ensure that Direct TDM is active.

  2. Ensure that the Universal Track Mode setting is the same for both Core Audio (on the project source system) and Direct TDM on your system.

  3. Open the project. You will be asked if you’d like it automatically converted to Direct TDM.

    Logic Pro loads the project into a DTDM Mixer, and checks if there is a channel strip available for every hardware channel. If not, a suitable number of channel strips is automatically created in the DTDM Mixer. This facility ensures that changes to the hardware in a given computer, or moving project data to another computer (with different hardware), will result in corresponding channel strip changes. EQ, effect, and send settings are maintained for each channel.

    If plug-ins used in the project differ between the source and target computers, unavailable plug-ins are dimmed in the Insert slots of affected channel strips. You need to manually replace dimmed plug-ins with plug-ins available on the target computer.

  4. When the converted project has loaded, reactivate the DAE.

    Note: You will need to reopen Logic Pro after activating the DAE.

  5. Reopen Logic Pro and open the converted project.

    All DTDM Mixer track outputs are routed to one of the ESB outputs.

  6. Create the required number of aux channel strips in the TDM Mixer.

  7. Choose ESB output sources (ESB 1–8 or ESB 1–2, 3–4, 5–6, and 7–8) in the Input slot(s) of the TDM Mixer aux channel strip(s).