How to Build Your Perfect Logic Pro Template?

Welcome to our new tutorial! Today, we’re diving into Logic Pro to show you how to make your perfect template. Templates are super helpful because they save you time. They’re like a ready-made setup for your music projects. Let’s get started and make a template that fits your way of working.

Setting Up Preferences in Logic Pro

Opening Preferences and Assigning Mouse Functions

To kick things off, let’s customize Logic Pro’s preferences to streamline our workflow. Press Command + Comma to access preferences. One tweak we love is assigning the right mouse button to a click. This makes navigation and editing a breeze. Simply select “Assignable to A Click” and “Fade Tool to Click Zones” for added convenience.

Display Settings: Track and Color Customization

Next up, let’s make Logic Pro’s display work for us. Under “Display,” choose “Show Track or Bar Number while Scrolling” for easy navigation. For a pop of color, opt for “Auto-Assign” with 96 colors for vibrant track representation. Ensure “Advanced Features” are enabled for maximum flexibility.

Advanced Features and Project Settings

Navigate to “Project Settings” by pressing Option + P. Here’s where you can fine-tune your project’s specifications. We prefer a sample rate of 48k for compatibility with various sample packs. In the MIDI settings, ensure “Chase” is enabled to avoid missing notes during playback.

Creating a Basic Template Structure

Adding Software Tracks for Flexibility

Now, let’s set up our template structure. Create a blank canvas by adding software tracks. We prefer starting with empty channel strips for versatility. Duplicate these tracks (Command + D) to match your project’s needs.

Customizing Piano Roll View for Efficient Composition

Enhance your composing experience by customizing the Piano Roll view. Enable “Note Labels” under the View menu for easy identification of notes. This feature comes in handy, especially when working with intricate melodies or harmonies.

Incorporating Marker Tracks for Structural Guidance

Markers are your best friends when structuring your composition. Add markers at key points, such as the intro, verse, chorus, and bridge. This visual guide ensures seamless navigation within your project.

Saving and Accessing Your Template

Saving Your Template for Future Use

Once you’ve tailored your template to perfection, it’s time to save it for future projects. Navigate to “File” > “Save As Template” and give your template a memorable name, like “New Song.” This way, you can access it whenever inspiration strikes.

Accessing Templates for Quick Project Startup

Say goodbye to wasted time and hello to productivity! Access your saved template by selecting “File” > “New From Template.” Your custom template called “New Song” will be right there, ready for you to start making music without any waiting.


Creating a custom Logic Pro template tailored to your workflow is a game-changer. With personalized preferences, a well-structured layout, and efficient navigation tools, you’ll spend less time setting up and more time creating music that moves you. Don’t forget to save your template and access it whenever inspiration strikes.

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