Manage project assets

When you create or save a project, you can choose whether the assets in your project are saved in the project, or referenced from their location on your computer or a connected storage device. Assets include audio and video files, sampler instruments and samples for the EXS24 or Ultrabeat, and Space Designer reverb impulse response files.

Saving projects without assets can save disk space, but as a result, the project can't access the referenced files when moved, unless the assets are also moved.

You can manage project assets in the Assets pane of the Logic Pro project settings. You can use this pane to determine which specific asset types to save in the project, and which to reference from their external location.

MIDI data from software instrument recordings, added loops or MIDI files, and parameter settings for the channel strips and plug-ins are always saved as part of a project.

Open the Assets project settings

  • Choose File > Project Settings > Assets (or use the Open Assets Project Settings key command).

    Figure. Assets project settings pane.
    • To copy the respective file types to the project: Select any of the copy checkboxes.

    • To automatically convert the sample rate of all imported files (with a different sample rate) to match the project sample rate: Select the “Convert audio file sample rate when importing” checkbox.

    • If you deselect the “Copy EXS samples to project folder” option, only EXS instrument files are copied to the project when saving, not the samples associated with the EXS instrument files.

Files are copied into the project when the project is saved.

Once the project is saved, you can move or copy the project without losing any references to files in the project.

You can also create your own folder structure to save the project and different assets in categorized folders, or reference media files anywhere on your system. You can also specify a recording path for audio files outside the project, in File > Project Settings > Record > Audio Recording Path. For more information about Recording project settings, see Recording settings.