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This guide will show you how to setup your M-Audio audio interface in Apple Logic.
Before proceeding, you must install the latest drivers for your device.
1. Launch Logic
2. Go to the Logic Menu > Preferences > Audio...
3. Click the drop down for Input Device and select your M-Audio device.
It is recommended that you connect your speakers or headphones directly to your M-Audio interface and also select your M-Audio interface for Audio Output. If your speakers are connected directly to your computer, or if you are using a laptop with built in speakers, you can leave the Audio Output set to “Built-in Audio”. Note that using a different device for input and output may increase latency.
If your audio interface does not feature hardware direct monitoring, (Audiophile USB, JamLab, Transit), if you wish to monitor with software effects, or if you left the Audio Output set to "Built-in Audio", you will need to enable Software Monitoring (see above).
If your device features hardware direct monitoring and you use Software Monitoring in Logic, you will need to disable the hardware direct monitoring of your M-Audio device to avoid doubling your monitored signal. Please refer to the user guide for your M-Audio device for how to enable/disable hardware direct monitoring.
4. Click Apply Changes and then close the Preferences window.
With your M-Audio interface properly selected, you are now ready to record!
When recording from a mono sound source such as a single microphone or guitar, it is necessary to create mono audio tracks and select the corresponding mono input:
This setup procedure should be similar for different versions of Logic. For more information on configuring and recording with Logic, check out the Logic Resources from Apple, or contact Apple's Technical Support