TR-8: Logic Pro X Audio Setup and Recording

 The following article will guide you through setting up the TR-8 to be used as the input audio interface with Logic Pro X software.

Audio I/O Setup:

  • Select Logic Pro X in the menu bar and navigate to Preferences.
  • Click on “Audio...”
  • Under the Devices tab, set your Output Device and Input Device to TR-8 if it is not already set.
  • Click “Apply Changes”
  • Close the Preferences Menu

Track Setup:

Now we will select the input source (the USB outputs of the TR-8) for a track.

  • Select Track in the menu bar and click on “New Tracks…” 
  • Click on the "Input" box and check “Ascending.” Then, select the first individual channel from the TR-8, which is Input 3.
  • Create 12 tracks. The inputs will be incrementally assigned.



  • Click on the "R" track arm button so that it turns red to arm the track(s).
  • Press R on the keyboard to begin recording.


The TR-8 is now setup for Logic Pro X and you can follow the basic recording instructions from Apple for additional information regarding recording audio.

Apple's Logic Pro X User Guide manual will guide you through recording in their software (for example: their Chapter 7 sections regarding working with tracks and Chapter 8 sections for recording):

Logic Pro X User Guide


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