Use the I/O Labels window

You can use the I/O Labels window to define names for all channel strip Input, Output, and Send menu items, which can be used in place of defaults such as “Input 1” or “Output 8.”

Figure. I/O Labels window.

Open the I/O Labels window

Do one of the following:

  • Choose Mix > I/O Labels.

  • Choose Options > I/O Labels from the Mixer menu bar.

Choose a device from the Device pop-up menu, if you have multiple audio interfaces. I/O labels can be individually defined for each hardware driver type, but are valid for all projects. These labels are stored in a separate file, located in the ~/Library/Application Support/Logic folder. The file is called “IOLabels xxx” (where xxx is the name of the hardware type).

Edit the labels for Input, Output, and Send slots

  1. Select the button in the User column.

  2. Double-click the “-” in the Long (name) column, enter a new name, then press Return.

  3. Repeat the process for the Short (name) column.

The short name is used in the Send slots.

Revert to default labels

Do one of the following:

  • Click the corresponding button in the Channel column.

  • Choose one of the following from the Reset pop-up menu:

    • Reset All Labels

    • Reset Input Labels

    • Reset Output Labels

    • Reset Bus Labels

Use the labels provided by the hardware driver

  • Click the corresponding button in the Provided by Driver column.