Q: "After doing some researches, I choose Logic Pro X as my assistant to master the skills of music recording and mixing. But as a new beginner for Logic Pro, I couldn't figure out how to use Spotify with Logic Pro X. What's worse, I even couldn't add Spotify music to Logic Pro X to do a remix. Is there a complete yet simple guideline to follow?"
With the newly integrated Dolby Atmos tools, Apple's Logic Pro X (renamed "Logic Pro" in 2020) now provides users an easy way to go beyond stereo and create fully immersive spatial audio mixes. It is undoubtedly one of the ridiculously powerful tools for music synthesis featuring software instruments, audio effects, and recording facilities. But it's not compatible with the Spotify streaming music service directly. But please don't worry, in this post, you can get a possible method to add Spotify tracks into Logic Pro X for use.
Part 1. How to Use Spotify with Logic Pro X - Best Solution
Let's come straight to the point. If you find favorite tracks on Spotify and want to add them into Logic Pro for remixing, then you require a third-party Spotify music converter to reach the goal.
The reason is simple. Each track from Spotify is protected and prevented from re-editing and remixing in unauthorized software. Obviously, Logic Pro X doesn't get the Spotify integration. In fact, all Apple editing programs like iMovie, and Final Cut Pro X don't support Spotify as well. So you are not available to import songs from Spotify to Logic Pro X for mixing.
To remove the protection from Spotify audios, AudFree Spotify Music Converter is the best choice for you. Specially designed for Spotify Music users, this smart software is dedicated to converting Spotify online streams to local MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, M4A, M4B. Then, let's have a quick glance at supported file types by the Logic Pro project below:
|Logic Pro-supported Audio Formats||AIFF, WAV, AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless|
It is also worth mentioning that the converted Spotify files keep 100% original quality and 100% raw metadata, including artists, titles, albums, album arts, and so on. With the aid of this tool, it's never been easier to use Spotify with Logic Pro X.
How to Download Spotify Songs to Logic Pro X-supported Tracks
Before adding Spotify music into Logic Pro X, it's a necessity of converting Spotify tracks to common audio files that can be recognized by Logic Pro X. Let's see how to utilize the powerful AudFree Spotify Music Converter to finish this process.
- Step 1Drag Spotify songs to AudFree SpoDable
- Install and open the AudFree Spotify Music Converter on your computer. The Spotify desktop app will be launched followed. On AudFree Spotify Music Converter's interface, click the menu icon and tap 'Register'. The registered users can batch convert songs while the free trial user can only convert 1 min of each track. Now turn to the Spotify app and start to pick your favorite Spotify music. Then drag the item and drop it to AudFree SpoDable's s main window.
- Step 2Adjust the Spotify output settings for Logic Pro X
- Before the conversion, you are able to reset the output preferences of Spotify songs. Click the menu icon > 'Preferences' > 'Convert' section to open the setting window. In the settings box, please edit the output format, channel, sample rate, and bit rate on the basis of Logic Pro X's compatibility. If you want to keep the original quality for Logic Pro X, please choose WAV, 48000Hz, 320 kbps. Also, you can switch the way to save Spotify tracks: by artists, by artists/albums, or none.
- Step 3Convert Spotify music for Logic Pro X
- Press the 'Convert' icon on the lower right corner in AudFree Spotify Music Converter. All selected items will start to download and convert music from Spotify. When the converting phase is done, please hit the 'history' button hanging with a red circle. You will be guided to the local folder named 'Converted'. Please double-check if all picked songs are in there.
Part 2. How to Add Spotify Music to Logic Pro X via 3 Methods
Here are 3 methods for you to add Spotify tracks to Logic Pro X from the local folder. You can pick the most convenient one of them according to your situation.
Method 1. Import Songs from Spotify to Logic Pro X via Finder
Finder supports adding MP3, WAV, AAC files to Logic Pro. Please select any one of them as the output format in Step 2 as above. Then just directly drag the file to the empty space below the existing track from the Finder. A new audio track with the audio region will be created.
Method 2. Load in Songs from Spotify to Logic Pro X by iTunes
Step 1. Activate iTunes and transfer Songs from Spotify to the iTunes music library from the local storage folder.
Step 2. Turn on Logic Pro X and generate a new project.
Step 3. In Logic Pro X, open the 'Browser' > 'Audio' and select the Spotify song you need from iTunes.
Method 3. Add Spotify Music into Logic Pro X via GarageBand
Step 1. Turn on GarageBand. Copy and paste the local Spotify songs to GarageBand.
Step 2. Open Logic Pro X and start a new project.
Step 3. In Logic Pro X, find the 'Browser' > 'Audio' to add Spotify music to Logic Pro X from GarageBand.
Part 3. FQAs & Conclusion about Spotify and Logic Pro
FAQs about Spotify and Logic Pro X
Q1: How to Convert Common Spotify Tracks via Logic Pro X?
Option 1. In the tracks area, choose the audio region pointing to the audio file. Open the Tracks area menu bar, then select "Edit" > "Convert" > "Audio Region to New Audio File" button.
Option 2. Open the Project Audio Browser and choose the audio file that you need to convert. In the Project Audio Browser menu bar, hit "Audio File" > "Copy/Convert Files".
Q2: How to Record Spotify with Logic Pro X?
It's well-known that you can't use Logic Pro to record Spotify music directly. If you want to do that, you need to draw support from UAD Apollo Duo Thunderbolt to create a virtual sound card for Logic Pro. After that, it's able to record Spotify and other audio via Logic Pro X.
Here are 3 ways to add Spotify music to Logic Pro X, respectively via Finder, iTunes, and GarageBand. Besides, you can also find the answer to frequently asked questions about Spotify and Logic Pro X. Follow this post, and you can start to use Spotify with Logic Pro X for remixing.