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Serato Sample Quickstart Guide for Logic Pro


Screenshots in this guide are using the latest current iteration at time of writing, of Logic Pro 10.3.

  1. Make sure that you've installed Serato Sample, as per the Installation Guide. For Serato Sample to work in Logic Pro X, make sure to install the COMPONENT Plug-In
  2. Open Logic
  3. Create a new track
  4. Select Software Instrument, then click on the Instrument menu and navigate to AU Instruments > Serato > Serato Sample > StereoScreen_Shot_2017-07-05_at_3.24.25_pm.png
  5. Load a sample either by clicking Load or drag in a sample
  6. When using the computer keyboard to control Serato Sample, press COMMAND + K to utilize the Musical Typing for keyboard playing
  7. With the keyboard activated, press the Z and X keys to move the Musical Typing keyboard up or down octaves to match the C1 to D#2 recommendation. You will now be able to use the Cue Points, starting from the letter A.
  8. If using a MIDI keyboard controller, make sure to change the octave to C1 for the range is between C1 and D#2
  9. To draw automation for parameters in Logic, turn off Musical Typing (COMMAND + K) and press the Keyboard shortcut 'A', then click on Volume, choose Serato Sample and choose the parameter to draw in your automation. Alternatively you can open the Mix menu and enable Show Automation.

IMPORTANT: Users on Apple Silicon (M1) computers should ensure Logic is running in the Rosetta emulation layer as per our KNOWN ISSUE: Serato Sample parameters can act erratically in Logic Pro on macOS 11 Big Sur with Apple M1 computers article.

For further Logic-specific troubleshooting, please refer to the Logic Pro Support website,