Removing Control Surfaces In Logic

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If you run a Nektar Logic support installer you may encounter a message as shown in image 1. This happens because the installer encountered an existing Nektar Logic configuration that needs to be removed to avoid problems when your Nektar hardware communicates with Logic.


Please open Logic now and follow these steps:

  1. Start Logic.
  2. Create a new project or open an existing one.
  3. Open the ‘Logic Pro’ menu at the top of your screen and select ‘Preferences’, followed by ‘Advanced Tools’ as shown in image 2.
  4. In the Preferences/Advanced Tools window, make sure the ‘Show Advanced Tools’ option is checked.
  5. Next, check the ‘Control Surfaces’ option (see image 3).
  6. Close the Preferences window and open the ‘Logic Pro’ menu again.
  7. Select ‘Control Surfaces’, then select ‘Setup’ (see image 4)
  8. Click on any icons associated with a Nektar controller to select.
  9. To remove the icons, press the Delete/Backspace key on your keyboard or open the Edit menu and select ‘Delete’. Repeat until all Nektar Control Surface icons have been removed including the ‘Instrument’ and ‘Mixer’ icons next to a ‘Panorama’ control surface. (see image 5).
  10. Quit Logic.

Now you will be able to run the latest installer for the M1 native version of our Logic Support software, without encountering the warning about older versions. After the installation is complete, start Logic again. With any luck, you will see a message which asks you if you want to automatically assign the controls. Click ‘Auto Assign’ (see image 6).

If you do not see that message when Logic starts, please follow these steps:

  1. Open the ‘Logic Pro’ menu at the top of your screen, select ‘Control Surfaces, then select ‘Preferences’ (see image 7).
  2. In the window that appears, select the ‘MIDI Controllers’ tab (see image 8).
  3. Check the box in the ‘Auto’ column for your Nektar controller (see image 9).

Now you will be able to use the control surface functions of your Nektar controller.

Note: If you are using an M1 based Mac, make sure that you turn off Rosetta, by following these steps:

  1. Open a Finder window.
  2. Select ‘Applications’ from the list on the left side of the window.
  3. Right-click on the Logic Pro app and select ‘Get Info’.
  4. Untick the ‘Open using Rosetta’ option (see image).
  5. Close the Info window.
  6. Start Logic.

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