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How to set up Elk WIRE in Logic Pro
How to set up Elk WIRE in Logic Pro

A step by step guide on how to get started with Elk WIRE in Logic Pro

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Written by Björn Ehlers
Updated over a week ago

The Elk WIRE plugin allows you to connect your DAW to the Elk app, enabling you to run sessions using backing tracks and your favorite VST effects and instruments.

Elk WIRE has been designed to be used on a bus track for maximum flexibility. If you're unsure of how to set up a bus track in Logic Pro here is a step-by-step guide. In the example, a single audio track is used, but the same logic applies regardless of what type of tracks you're using (instrument tracks, live audio, or pre-recorded)

Prefer a written guide? Here you go...

Getting Started

Choose a track

If you're starting a new Logic project, start by creating an audio or instrument track. If you're setting up an audio track, make sure it's set to Input Monitoring.

Create a bus track

Create a bus track by clicking the Sends on your track and assign it to a bus.

Pre fader

Make sure the send is set to "Pre Fader" and route as much signal as needed to get a good strong input signal to your Elk session.

Load the Elk WIRE plugin

Make sure your bus track is a stereo track and load the Elk WIRE plugin.

Waiting for audio?

If the Elk WIRE plugin displays the message "Waiting for audio", you need to enable Input Monitoring ( The "I" button next to your M and S buttons).

Activate Elk WIRE

Click the Activate button to link your Logic project to the Elk app. As you now can see in Elk your input source is the Elk WIRE plugin. (You can now close the Elk WIRE plugin, but keep it running).

Setting input and monitor levels

To adjust your Elk input level, or the mix you send to Elk please use your send pots. To adjust the monitor volume of yourself when in a session, please use the track faders in Logic. (Those adjustments will not affect the input signal you send to your bandmates when in a session.)

Setting up a mix?

If you want to send audio from more than one track to your Elk session, please use the Sends on each of those tracks to send audio to your Elk WIRE bus track.

Record your session?

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