Relocate your Sound Library
1 Logic dictates
First, make sure you have the latest version of Logic Pro installed (version 10.4.2). You can check this by selecting ‘About Logic Pro X’ from the Logic Pro X menu.
2 Drive safely
Now it’s time to connect an external drive via USB to your Mac. Check the format – it will need to be formatted as APFS or MACOS Extended (Journaled).
3 Relocation, relocation
In Logic Pro, choose Logic Pro X>sound Library>relocate Sound Library. The app will then calculate the amount of disk space required for the transfer.
4 Transfer window
In the window that appears, select the drive where you want to store the Logic Pro Sound Library. This will be the one you connected in Step 2.
5 Push the button
Click the ‘Relocate’ button to begin the transfer. You may need to enter your admin password to continue at this point. So fill in the password field to continue.
6 Kettle on!
To transfer a fully installed library the process should take no more than 80-90 minutes. This notification will appear once the transfer is completed – click ‘OK’ to continue.
7 Drive off
If the drive is disconnected you can use Logic without the Sound Library content.
Just click ‘Ignore’ and any tracks that contain missing files will be replaced with basic tones.
8 Reverse procedure
To move the content back to your Mac, just reconnect the drive containing the library content and reselect Logic Pro X>sound Library>relocate Sound Library.
9 Move back
In the dialogue window this time round, select Macintosh HD as the destination volume, then click ‘Relocate’ once again. It’s a very simple process.