Drag and drop functionality is nothing new. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you’re clicking, dragging, and dropping all the time.
But drag and drop is now making its way into musical software. And the experience can truly improve your creative workflow by leaps and bounds.
Logic Pro X has had some limited dragging and dropping available:
- Drag Audio Files from your Mac’s Finder into your Project
- Drag Audio Files from the Project Browsers into your Project
- Drag Audio Files into Alchemy and Drum Machine Designer
- Copy plugins from one channel strip to the next
- Drag Audio Files and Regions into the Apple Loops Library to save your own Apple Loops
But thanks to the 10.5 update a few months ago, drag and drop has now become fundamental to working in Logic.
Now you can drag:
- Both Audio Files and Regions into the Track Headers to load up an instance of Alchemy, Drum Machine Designer, Quick Sampler, and Sampler
- Or load Audio Files and Regions directly into each Alchemy, Drum Machine Designer, Quick Sampler, and Sampler
- Audio Files and Regions into the RetroSynth’s Wavetable section
- Audio Files and Regions into the Match EQ tabs
The hurdles between you you and your creative goals are shrinking astronomically in Logic. So let’s examine all the ways you can drag and drop around Logic Pro X.