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Logic 9 Convert old Logic Files to 9

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by lpagross, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. lpagross

    lpagross New Member

    I've got some old logic song files (circa 2000) that I'd like to re-mix but they won't open in Logic 9. Is there a resource where I can convert old song files to the new format? Thanks,
    Gordon
     
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  3. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Logic 9 can open files created in Logic versions 5 (PC or Mac), 6, 7 and 8.

    In order to access files from earlier versions, you first of all need to open these in Logic 5, 6 or 7 and save them. After that, Logic 9 will be able to open the saved versions.

    If there were 3rd party VSTs used in the original versions, you will need the AU equivalentsof these plug-ins in Logic 9. Furthermore, the VST settings will not survive the transition to AU.

    kind regards

    Mark
     
  4. lpagross

    lpagross New Member

    Thanks Mark, do you know if there's a service somewhere on the web that will convert old Logic songs? I still have my Logic 7.1 install disc and dongle, but it says that if I install it, it will overwrite Logic 9 and I don't want to start down that road as I suspect it'll cause even more trouble when I come to reinstall 9 with my plug-ins etc. Does anyone know of a service to convert old song files?
    Gordon
     
  5. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    I didn't think it would overwrite Logic 9.

    However here is what I do:

    Restore to an external drive, Boot and install Logic 7 on that drive to do your conversions. As external drives are quite cheap these days (you can use any old IDE drive in a £20 Firewire or USB enclosure)

    In fact you could use that drive to test whether Logic 7 really does overwrite Logic 9.

    BTW, does anyone know if Logic 7 still works on Lion?
     
  6. lpagross

    lpagross New Member

    I did try to put Logic 7.1 onto my external, but the installer said that it must be installed onto the system disk. Is it possible to install an old system onto an external and choose to boot from there? Will an old system actually work with my 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 laptop? Thanks for advice,
    Gordon
     
  7. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Senior member

    Logic 7 SHOULD work with a current OS, install it on the external.

    Go to startup disk in the system preferences, select the OS on the external drive, then install Logic 7.

    :cool:
     
  8. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, first you need to restore your system drive to the external.

    You can do this with DiskUtilities>restore.

    To make the external drive bootable, it must have GUID Partition table (Partition> Options)

    To install Logic 7 you must then boot into that drive.

    Once you've done that, you can probably then just drag the Logic 7 app to your main system drive applications folder. It will then work without affecting Logic 9.
     
  9. lpagross

    lpagross New Member

    Well that was an interesting 8 hours :) It seems that Logic 7.1 won't run under Snow Leopard - I've searched and it seems that this was a common complaint when Snow Leopard came out. I could install the 7.2 upgrade, but I think that wouldn't be able to import older song files. The real pain is that I only threw out my Leopard install disk about 6 months ago. Has anyone got any other ideas? Maybe an online resource that will simply convert song files for me?
    Gordon
     
  10. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    Yes it does. I am running 7.2 under SL and it is fine for converting old Logic projects.

    I have my doubts about Lion, which is why I will keep an external with SL/Logic 7 if possible when/if I update to Lion.
     
  11. lpagross

    lpagross New Member

    Thanks Pete, I'll track down a version of 7.2 and try installing that. Best,
    Gordon
     
  12. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Same here. Logic 7.2.3 runs fine in SL. I suspect that Gordon's Mac doesn't have rosetta activated, thus preventing any PPC software from running - including Logic 7.1.

    While it isn't something I would recommend, and haven't tried out, for the sole purposes of opening and saving old files, in theory it *should* be possible to use 7.1 in SL.

    kind regards

    Mark
     
  13. lpagross

    lpagross New Member

    Before Logic 7.1 would open it asked if it would be ok to download Rosetta. It then downloaded and installed Rosetta so that can't have been the problem. I think it's just that 7.1 won't run under SL. I'll try to find a copy of 7.2 and install that. Thanks,
    Gordon
     
  14. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    I was wondering about this...
    Logic 7.2.1 is a Universal app so it should work in Lion.

    Has anyone checked this?

    I saw that VMWare's latest update allows you to run a virtual Snow Leopard machine in Lion, which would be useful for SoundDiver and other PowerPC apps. However, there may be some licensing issues and this function may be removed from the next VMWare update.
     
  15. gregmax

    gregmax New Member

    Upgrading Logic files to version 8 (and/or 9)

    I have found an online service that will (I'm quite sure) convert your older files to at least version 8 and possibly 9. You can check for yourself:

    http://elogic-x.yolasite.com

    Greg M.
     
  16. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    Logic 7 conversion is fine for Logic 9

    This looks like a very useful service, provided it's legit.

    @gregmax: is that your site or just something you found?
     
  17. gregmax

    gregmax New Member

    Thanks for your enquiry Pete
    Yes, that is my company. I have been upgrading my own files and saw the number of posts of people in anguish over this. I believe that what I have here is a win-win situation.
    Thanks again!
    Greg M.
     
  18. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    The best thing would be to post in the "Services Offered" forum here. Then people may find it, but more likely we can just redirect to your post there. This one will just get kind of lost within someone else's thread. You need to post a new topic, and put something like "Convert old Logic versions" or similar in the subject line.
     
  19. gregmax

    gregmax New Member

    Very thoughtful of you Pete.
    Thanks so much!
    Greg M.
     

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