Logic Project Conversion Service

Logic Project Conversion
Recover your legacy Logic projects

Note: this is not an automatic tool - your files will be converted manually using appropriate versions of the software to read and upgrade your old project files.


Your old Logic projects will no longer open in current versions of Logic?

tick_l  I can convert projects from all old versions of Logic to files that will open in Logic Pro.

How does it work?

bullet_largeYou: Zip up your project files, without audio files, and use the "Upload Your Projects" form on the left to upload that zip file to me.

Zip and upload

bullet_largeMe: I will manually convert them into projects that will open in all recent versions of Logic Pro.

I'll convert them

bullet_largeYou: login via the link sent to you, pay the conversion fee via PayPal, and download your converted files.

How much does it cost?

  • £10 - for up to 3 projects
  • £20 - for up to 10 projects
  • £50 - for up to 40 projects

Payment is via PayPal. If you have other requirements, please contact me to discuss.

Why is this necessary?

Logic's file format has changed significantly over the years, and current versions of Logic Pro will only reliably open files from version 7.x onwards. Attempting to open projects from earlier versions will prompt you to first convert the file with an earlier version of Logic. This means at minimum you will need to have a version of Logic Pro 7.2.x and a working XSkey that will authorise the software to run, as well as a Mac running a version of Mac OSX that Logic 7.2.x will run on.

(If you have those available, then you should be able convert your old files yourself, and you do not need this service.)

For many years I have converted many legacy Logic projects as favours for people on various online music and Logic communities, and I still get ongoing requests from people that Google for help and come across those posts, who don't have the ability to open their old files.

As I don't have infinite favours to offer (does anyone?), I'm now offering an easy conversion service for a modest fee to cover my time and effort, as these have to be converted manually on older systems and software versions, usually in a multi-step process.

Having your past work rendered innaccessible due to changing file formats and software versions over the years is inconvenient and annoying - everyone has a right to be able to access their old data, even if they didn't have the opportunity or foresightedness to future proof their work at the time, which is why I like to be able to help where I can. A small effort for one person can mean a lot to them, so I'm happy to help recover and return your material in a form that is useful.

Notes & Questions

bullet_largeHow long will it take?

With a reasonable amount of files I will turn them around within two days, but generally much quicker where I can.

bullet_largeCan I send projects individually, or unzipped, or via email?

Every form upload I consider to be one job, so please zip up all the project files you want converted into one uploaded zip file. Otherwise, you will be billed individually for each job, and won't get the same price discounts on multiple files.

It's important to zip the project files to keep them intact. I won't generally accept unsolicited files via email.

bullet_largeCan I send you physical media such as old floppies, hard drives, CDs or DVDs by post?

No! Please copy off the files you want converted and upload them to me online. I don't maintain equipment to connect, read, recover and restore a range of physical media any longer. If you have drives or media you can't access to get at the files, you might need to contact a specialist in file recovery.

bullet_largeDo you guarantee to convert all projects?

If one or more of your old files are incomplete or corrupted and can't be opened/converted, you won't be charged for those projects (essentially, it reduces the number of uploaded projects and the fee will drop to lower price tiers accordingly). I cannot guarantee to be able to recover or convert damaged files, but I will usually make my best efforts to try to recover data in these cases.

Otherwise, all valid Logic projects you upload I will convert to the target format.

bullet_largeWon't you need my audio files?

No, these are not required to convert project files. When loading the converted project, Logic will ask you to relink your original audio files as usual.

bullet_largeWhat files do you deliver?

You'll be able to download a zipfile containing your original projects, and for each of those source projects, you'll get an ".lso" Logic Pro 7.x intermediate project (which can be loaded into Logic 7/8/9.x/10.x), and a ".logicx" project for Logic Pro 10.

The .logicx file will be for Logic Pro X 10.5.x by default, which will load without problems into the current/recent versions of LPX. You can optionally specify 10.4.x if you're on a slightly earlier version of Logic Pro 10.

If you are runnning a very early version of Logic Pro, eg 10.0 - 10.3, this *might* not be able to load the .logicx project - in this case, choose the 10.4.x option, or just load the LP7 intermediate project instead.

bullet_largeCan I check the files before I pay?

When you log into the site to check your files, you will see a list of all projects with their conversion status. All converted projects have a full screenshot showing your project open in Logic Pro X, which lets you visually check the project contains the data you'd expect to see - here's an example of what this looks like:


bullet_largeDo you keep my files?

Once you've paid for and downloaded your files, I will keep them for another two weeks just in case any unexpected issues come up, or you need to re-download them. After that all the project files will be deleted. Don't expect me to be a backup for your old projects!

bullet_largeCan you convert Logic projects to an earlier version of Logic - ie, downconvert eg 10.7.x projects to 10.4.x projects, or Logic 10 to Logic 9 projects?

No - this service is for converting legacy Logic projects (or older Notator/Creator files) into current Logic projects only, ie from older version Logic, to a newer version of Logic. Logic generally doesn't offer a way to save projects for earlier versions, and those earlier Logic versions may not contain or support the features that may be used in those projects. The procedure for rebuilding a project from scratch in an earlier version is manual, project-dependent, and may require a lot of work, and is outside the scope of this service. If this is something you need, you can contact me (see below) to discuss.

bullet_largeCan you convert other DAW files - Cubase, Performer, Vision, Pro Tools etc - to Logic projects?

No - this service is for converting legacy Logic projects (or older Notator/Creator files) into current Logic projects only. (Generic MIDIfiles are an optional target format, if you want to load the MIDI data into a different DAW.)

bullet_largeI have some Logic projects I need to access, but don't have a copy of Logic. Can you render/bounce/export the data for me?

If you have Logic-related needs outside the scope of this conversion service, or have any other questions not covered here, feel free to drop me an email at info@difficultaudio.com to discuss.

Supported files

Supported files that can be converted for modern/current versions of Apple's Logic Pro DAW:

  • Notator Logic 1.x/2.x (Atari ST)
  • Notator Logic, Notator Logic Audio 1.x/2.x (Macintosh 68K)
  • Logic Audio Silver/Gold/Platinum 3.x/4.x/5.x (Windows)
  • Logic Audio Silver/Gold/Platinum 3.x/4.x/5.x/6.x (Macintosh 68K)
  • Logic Pro 6.x (Macintosh 68K/PPC)
  • Logic Pro 7.x (Macintosh PPC/Intel)
  • C-Lab Creator/Notator 1.x/2.x/3.x (Atari ST)

Note: Projects from Logic Pro 7.x, 8.x, 9.x and 10.x (Logic Pro X, Logic Pro) can all be opened directly in current versions of Logic Pro, and do not need any conversion.


Here are some miscellaneous comments from people I've rescued Logic projects for over the years:

bullet_large"Wow! That was fast! Thank you. Great service!"
- J. (May 2023)

bullet_large"You're great! Thank you so much!"
- G. (January 2021)

bullet_large"Just wanted to say, Thank You, again. This has worked really well. I thought I might be out of luck on getting these older files to open. I really appreciate it."
- C. (January 2021)

bullet_large"Thanks for the hard work - Really appreciate you taking this the extra mile"
- P. (April 2023)

bullet_large"Thanks SOOOOO much, this worked out perfectly. All the audio relinked instantly."
- S. (July 2021)

If you have any queries or concerns, drop me a mail and I'll do my best to help!

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