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TheNorm62 Level 1 Level 1

1. Run Automator.

2. Drag "Run Shell Script" action and drop in Automator.

3. Assuming you installed Logic in the default location, paste the following to the Run Shell Script dialog:


          /Applications/Logic\\ Pro ; exit;


4. Save As Logic Pro 8 (I saved to my home directory).


Double-click to run.


This is not going to work for everyone. I am using plug-ins for Roland Soniccell which is compatible with Lion, so this works for me. It does not work for MainStage.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7), Logic Studio
  • Robert Davies Level 1 Level 1

    Just tried this, and saved it as an app to my Applications Folder as 'Logic Pro 8 startup' - it appears to work very nicely!




    ps Whilst all it does is automate the process that I illustrated in my posts elsewhere, it is a MUCH neater solution for day-to-day use

  • Kristoffer37 Level 1 Level 1

    I dont understand this. Could u please explain a little more detailed?

  • Jameth Level 1 Level 1

    Worked perfectly! I use logic express 8, so I just used:


    /Applications/Logic\\ Express ; exit;



    1. find the program 'Automater', choose 'Application' as the document type.

    2. find an action called 'Run Shell Script' (try searching for it in the search box top left)

    3. drag it into the right-hand window panel and enter: /Applications/Logic\\ Pro ; exit;

    4. save it somewhere convienient. You can then open it as any normal application and it should run logic for ya!

  • Kristoffer37 Level 1 Level 1

    Hmm.. Thats weird. I dont got any "Run Shell Script". :S

  • Zeloe Level 1 Level 1

    Worked like a charm... Too bad my apogee duet is completely useless until Apogee decides to update the **** thing to operate with lion.  For now, its only use is audio output minus any audio controls.

  • Kristoffer37 Level 1 Level 1

    Okay good. I found it and almost everything is good. I just have 1 problem. When i open it. Logic just crash? What can i do?

  • TheNorm62 Level 1 Level 1

    My guess is Logic starts and then is initializing plug-ins and then fails. You can check the support pages for devices you have connected and see if there are updated drivers/plug-ins for Lion. If not, you will probably have to go back to Snow Leopard (just re-install from disc). You will be able to install Lion again at a future date from the app store (it will remember your purchase).


    The other options (the one Apple wants you to do) is upgrade to Logic 9, but I suggest waiting until the 9.1.5 update comes out as a number of people reported issues with 9.1.4. I assume there is still a possibility of driver/plug-in issues if the manufacturer of your gear has not release software that works with Lion. My Roland stuff works. I am going to do this when I save up the $200 bucks ($170 on amazon) because I want Logic 9 any for the Flex Tool, Guitar Gear, and Jam Pack (+ more).


    Sorry my fix didn't work for you

  • TheNorm62 Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry, did not mean to copy I see that you posted first.


    I did one other thing: set the icon on the Automator app created to the Logic Pro icon.


    1. Open a finder windows and navigate to the Logic Pro app under Applications.

    2. Open another finder window and navigate to the Automator app created in my first post.

    3. Show Package Contents and navigate down to the Resources folders in both Finder windows.

    4. With a bit a digging, you will find a file LogicPro.icns in the Logic Pro app. Copy this file (Command-C).

    5. Paste (Command-V) this to the Resource folder of the Automator app.

    6. Delete the file AutomatorApplet.icns and rename LogicPro.icns to AutomatorApplet.icns.


    The icon should now look like Logic Pro and you can drag it to dock.

  • Robert Davies Level 1 Level 1

    It doesn't matter who posted first or last!


    We now have a workable solution for running Logic 8.


    By the by, there's an even easier way of adding the Logic Pro icon to the script which dates back to System 7 or before.


    Find the Logic Pro app, 'get info' on it, select and command I, at the top of the panel there's a Logic Pro Icon, select it, and go to 'edit' on the menu bar at the top of the screen and select 'copy' (command C should work also).


    Close that info panel, find the script, 'get info' on that, select the script icon at the top of the panel and paste in the Logic Pro icon.





  • Kristoffer37 Level 1 Level 1

    Hey Im sorry. Im not the smartest to all this, but now i have problems again. I want Snow Leopard back. I have installation disc, but when i click install Snow Leopard. It say's the Installer cant run on Lion or something? I dont understand

  • Pancenter Level 6 Level 6

    So, boot from the Snow Leopard disk.



  • Kristoffer37 Level 1 Level 1

    Cant boot it? Something with the arcives is wrong :S

  • TheNorm62 Level 1 Level 1

    Shutdown your computer with the snow leopard disc in the drive. When booting, hold down the C key and press the power button. I am not sure how long you are supposed to hold the C key, but just hold it until the OS comes up. It should boot from the snow leopard dvd (unless the disc is bad).

  • nomby Level 1 Level 1

    same here the Apogee Duet freezes when you try to turn up volume..Apogee emailed me saying they are working on to have Logic 8 not running and Apogee not running is much for Lion..much worse than Snow Leopards teething troubles

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