This article explains how to insert Native Instruments plug-ins in Logic 9, including:
- Inserting instrument plug-ins (e.g. MASSIVE, KONTAKT, etc.) in a Software Instrument track.
- Inserting effect plug-ins (e.g. GUITAR RIG 5, SUPERCHARGER, etc.) in an Insert slot.
Note: some NI products can be inserted both as instrument or effect plug-in (e.g. ABSYNTH 5 / ABSYNTH 5 FX, etc.).
Inserting a NI Instrument Plug-in
- Open Logic Pro 9 and create a new project. Click the + icon in the Arrange window to create a new track.
- The New Tracks dialog will open asking you which type of track you wish to create. Select Software Instrument and click Create.
- A new software instrument track will appear in the track list. It is also represented by a channel strip in the Inspector on the left hand side. In order to load an instrument plug-in to the new track, click and hold the Insert slot below the I/O label.
- Browse through the drop-down software instruments menu and select the plug-in you wish to load. In this example, we choose Massive.
- After loading the plug-in, its interface will open automatically for editing. If you wish to open it again after closing, simply double-click the icon labeled Massive in the channel strip.
- You can play the plug-in's sounds now via a MIDI keyboard or record MIDI data on the Software Instrument track in the Arrange window for playback.
Inserting a NI Plug-in as Insert Effect
- In the Inspector channel strip of an audio or software instrument track, click an empty effect Inserts slot.
- Browse through the effect plug-in menu and choose the effect plug-in you wish to load. In this example, we choose Guitar Rig 5 FX.
- The GUITAR RIG 5 effect plug-in will now affect the output signal of the audio or software instrument track.