Export regions as audio files

You can export an audio or MIDI region as a new audio file, to reuse in Logic Pro or use with another audio application.

Export an audio or MIDI region as an audio file

  1. Select the region in the Tracks area, then choose File > Export > Region as Audio File.

    Figure. Region as Audio File dialog.
  2. Enter a name for the exported audio file, and browse to a location to save it.

  3. Choose a file format for the new audio file from the Save Format pop-up menu.

  4. Choose the bit depth for the new audio file from the Bit Depth pop-up menu.

  5. Set the following parameters, as necessary:

    • Multi-Output Software Instruments: For regions on software instrument tracks with multi-output software instruments, choose one of the following options.

      • One File per Track: Mixes the multi-output signals with the main output into one file, for each multi-output software instrument track. In situations where multiple tracks use the same multi-output software instrument channel strip, one file is created for each track.

      • One File per Channel Strip: Creates additional files for each aux channel strip that has a multi-output of the selected track’s multi-output software instrument as Input source.

    • Bypass Effect Plug-ins: Select to disable all plug-ins on the source track.

    • Include Audio Tail: Select to extend the length of the created file to include any instrument release and potential effect tail (reverb, delay, and so on).

    • Include Volume/Pan Automation: Select to have volume and pan automation performed on export, with their result influencing the created file. Otherwise, the volume and pan automation is simply copied, but not performed.

      Note: If you plan to use the exported regions with an external application for processing, mixing, or editing, exporting them with no volume and pan automation is generally desirable.

    • Normalize: Choose one of the following options:

      • Off: The exported file is not normalized.

      • Overload Protection Only: Allows downward normalization in case of overloads—levels above 0 dB, which would lead to clipping—but no normalization in case of lower levels.

      • On: The exported file is normalized both for overloads and for lower levels.

  6. Select the Add resulting files to Project Audio Browser checkbox to add the exported file to the Project Audio Browser.

  7. Click Save.