For some reason, when adding sound fx in FCPX I'm not getting any of my installed Logic Pro sound fx show up in the browser. I can see things in the Photos, Tunes and Sound Effects sections, but nothing in Garageband or Logic, even thought I've got a very large installed set of sound fx and music loops installed as part of Logic.
Any ideas? I've not moved them to any custom places or anything.
Its the photos and audio sidebar - basically there is a big list of stuff in the Photos, iTunes and Sound Effects sections, but there is no clips at all in the Logic Pro X or Garageband sections. I want to access all the in-built SFX libraries from Logic and Garageband within FCPX but nothing is showing up despite having absolutely loads of SFX on my machine.
Logic's filter are in the Effects browser, below the video effects.
Where you're looking only shows projects from those apps that are kept in the default location for those apps. Not their effects/filters.
I'm fairly positive that both Final Cut And Logic keep their own audio databases. Although FCPX may be aware some of Logic's defaults it won't have access to Logic's database.
So you'll probably have to add it to Final Cut manually. I just haven't tried it for a while, so I don't know if it's possible and I certainly don't know whether you can do it without Final Cut wanting to copy everything to its desired location.
Thanks for your thoughts. Surely within FCP it just references the APPLE LOOPS folder within the Library folder? For some reason none of the tonnes of audio clips are showing up in FCPX, which I can browse within Garageband or Logic ...
Ok - so I've sorted this out - In the Library folder in Finder there is an APPLE LOOPS folder. Within that there is a Final Cut Sound Effects folder - I created aliases of all the sound effects folders that weren't showing up and copied into there - Bingo!
I remember a recent spade of Logic offering the capability to store the standard library on a different disk. I had just upgraded to a new computer at that time so everything was a fresh install for me.
So I want through the process and put the library on an external disk, but I had noticing some doubling up. This was because FCPX insisted on installing its own sound library. I tried putting Aliases and Symbolic Links in place of the enclosing folder, Final Cut wasn't having any of it. So to avoid double ups I linked Logic to the FCPX folders, and deleted it's own. This is after I varied that they contained exactly the same files.
It's noisome, but hopefully Apple will update FCPX to allow custom audio file locations as well.