Using Soundtrack Pro with Logic Pro

You can edit a Logic Pro audio track nondestructively by sending it to the File Editor as an audio file project. Sending an audio track to the File Editor as an audio file project lets you exchange audio media and projects between Logic Pro and Soundtrack Pro. When you save your changes in the File Editor, the clip is updated in Logic Pro without having to be reimported.

To edit a Logic Pro audio track nondestructively in the File Editor, you send the track to the File Editor as a new audio file project, edit the clip in the File Editor, then save the audio file project. After following these steps, you can make roundtrips between Logic Pro and Soundtrack Pro so you can keep working in both applications.

When you send a Logic Pro project to the Soundtrack Pro File Editor, a copy of the original file is made, and a new Soundtrack Pro audio file project (with the file type .stap) is created and linked to the original file.

To send a project from Logic Pro to the File Editor
  1. In Logic Pro, select the track you wish to edit in Soundtrack Pro.

  2. Choose Options > Audio > Open in Soundtrack Pro (or press Shift–W).

    A copy of the original audio file is made, and a new audio file project is created in Soundtrack Pro. The new audio file project is automatically named the name of the sent track, with the file extension .stap.

  3. Edit the audio file project in the File Editor.

    You can use the commands and functions described in Working in the File Editor. You can graphically edit the file, apply actions, analyze the file, and fix analyzed problems.

    When you are finished editing the audio file project of the audio track, you save the project in Soundtrack Pro.

  4. In Soundtrack Pro, do one of the following:

    • Choose File > Save to save the audio file project along with a flattened version of the source audio clip in the same location as the source audio clip.

    • Choose File > Save As, then navigate to a location to save the project to a different location.

    When you return to Logic Pro, the clip is updated. You hear the clip with the changes you made in the File Editor, without having to reimport the clip. You can make roundtrips between Logic Pro and Soundtrack Pro by opening the saved audio file project, making changes, then saving the project. Each time you save the project, the clip is updated in Soundtrack Pro.