Reorganizing Plugins in Logic Pro X 10.1 – Testing 123
I’ve taken a first look at Logic Pro X 10.1‘s new plugin reorganization capabilities, one of many cool new features. If you haven’t updated to version 10.1 or haven’t tried this feature yet, have a peek to get a sense of how this goes.
Reorganizing Plugins in Logic Pro X 10.1
For good measure, here’s a screenshot of the Audio FX menu in 10.0.7 (I’m still running it on my main machine):
The same, in 10.1:
Nothing new to see here, until you start reorganizing plugins in the Plug-in Manager. After firing up the Plug-in Manager, I’ve (randomly) chosen to browse by Manufacturer (Waves), and searched for ‘delay’ by using the search box.
Side note: Waves’ SuperTap delay plugins did not show up this way. I sense this is where Auganizer can be useful, but I need to test this still. See the end of this article.
Below, I selected and dragged the delay plugins to the Delay folder. I’ve also removed Logic Pro’s Tape Delay plugin, just to show I now can:
Below, the updated plugin menu, after clicking ‘Done’. Note the new Logic folder at the bottom…
… which handily contains the default plugin menu structure, and makes the whole plugin reorganization process non-destructive:
Reorganizing Plugins in Logic Pro X 10.1 – Conclusion
I think reorganizing plugins in 10.1 is pretty straightforward, and it feels fail-safe (there’s also a ‘Restore Factory’ button). Folders (‘Categories’) can be added and removed. ‘Transient Shaping’ could be a nice new folder name, given the wide variety of plugins for that. Folders can be renamed, though plugins cannot. Plugins can be moved by dragging, and they can be copied while pressing ⌥.
folders cannot be nested.
Update: big thanks to Joe Thibodeau for catching this (see the comments):
You can do nested folders. You have to name them with a : like this:
Dynamics:compressors, or Dynamics:Limiters
Which brings us to Auganizer…
Did Apple just kill that app?
Nope, I don’t think so, as Auganizer works with other hosts as well. Those with Multiple DAW Syndrome will surely still appreciate it. But I haven’t used Auganizer together with Logic Pro X 10.1 yet, this is as far as my 10.1 plugin reorganization adventures have gone sofar. More testing on the way, more new features to discover…
These are exciting times!