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I have a file that has 8 channels of audio recorded into it. How do I bring this into Logic and get Logic to recognize it. I have imported the file but it looks like I am only getting two channels. Basically, at the end of the day, I want to put each channel onto a separate track.

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TheJackAttack Mon, 04/25/2011 - 20:12

Get over it.

I gave you the link you needed and could have found yourself in the Final Cut manual. In proper "pro" DAW's and proper "pro" video editors the files are all discreet and easily found. No need to export at all. As an adendum, make sure you export to AIFF or BWAV or Flac so that Logic will read it.

Also, I must get about a dozen questions a month on Alesis Multimix units and in fact most of them do not export individual tracks but a 2-bus mixdown. This compounded by the fact that you said you only had two tracks of audio - surprisingly erroneous I guess - led me to believe that perhaps you were a bit confused.

IIRs Tue, 04/26/2011 - 01:44

huntson, post: 369670 wrote: SoundTrack pro for example recognizes it just fine.

So, import your multichannel file into SoundTrack pro, then export as multiple single channel files. Or am I missing something?

Failing that Reaper could convert them for you (the demo version would do).

gdoubleyou Wed, 04/27/2011 - 12:27

huntson, post: 369675 wrote: Man, you just can't accept that there are 8 channels in one file. I assure you that there are more than two tracks of audio, 8 to be exact. Additionally, it looks like there is no way to export them all at once to individual files. I have to go through each one separately?

Sure there is, it's the Apple specific .caf (core audio format)

Originally designed as 64bit container for multiple surround format mixes.
[[url=http://[/URL]="http://en.wikipedia…"]Core Audio Format - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/]="http://en.wikipedia…"]Core Audio Format - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/]

Not at my mac now, but do a get info/ view package contents to get to the individual audio files.

Not really sure how Logic imports them, try an import from the file menu vs the audio bin.

.caf can certainly be used by Logic, all of the new Logic content is in that format.

Also try importing into a surround session.

Search importing pre-recorded media in the online help for details.


huntson Fri, 04/29/2011 - 20:59

Now I have a bunch of stereo pairs but most of my sources are mono that need to be panned a certain way or another. I don't need to make a track mono (which I know how to do), but I actually have to say to Logic to only look at one of the stereo audio tracks in the file in each channel of the project. How does one go about that?

TheJackAttack Fri, 04/29/2011 - 21:25

You'll need to really read the manual. I don't own Logic or a Mac. In many of my DAWs and specifically Audition, I can select a stereo file in edit view and then select left or right side individually. I then simply "save as" and voila, a new track. I would imagine in Logic you can select an individual track in some way. If it is panned hard one way or the other and you bounce just that one track then you have split the stereo track effectively.

Manuals are awesome. I've been working with some manuals for a decade or better and still learn something when I'm digging into them. Often, I print a hard copy to leaf through and I've been at this for 16 years now.


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