VOCALOID6 Setup guide for Apple Logic Pro

This article will explain how to use VOCALOID6 in Logic Pro project. If you use VOCALOID6 in a Logic Pro project,
you can also record VOCALOID6 information in the Logic Pro project.

In addition, as Logic Pro supports a function called ARA2 (Audio Random Access), it is possible to link VOCALOID6 in Logic Pro projects with the Logic Pro project.

1.Start Logic Pro in Rosetta mode

Currently, VOCALOID6 does not officially support Apple silicon. Therefore, if you are using a Mac with Apple silicon, such as the M1 chip, you will need to use Logic Pro in "Rosetta mode."

This setting is not required if you are using an Intel Mac. Proceed to step 2.

Quit Logic Pro.

Right-click the [Logic Pro] icon in the application folder and click [Get Info] from the menu.

Check [Open using Rosetta] in the information window of Logic Pro and close the window.

Start Logic Pro. When starting in Rosetta mode, "Rosetta" is displayed on the right side of the startup screen.

2. Start Logic Pro and create a project

Start Logic Pro and create a project.

To create an empty project, select [Create Blank Project].

3. Start VOCALOID on the software instrument track.

When the project starts, the [Select Track type] window will appear.

Select [Software Instruments].

Click the menu of [Instruments:] in the details and select [AU Instruments > Yamaha Corporation > VOCALOID AU > Stereo].

Click [Create] button.

Now you can start VOCALOID in Logic Pro. Next, put the VOCALOID singing voice into this track.

4.Configure VOCALOID Bridge

On the VOCALOID AU that has launched in previous step, select [Menu > VOCALOID6 Editor > Preferences].

Place a check in "Allow connection with VOCALOID Bridge plug-in" under "Details," and then reload the VOCALOID AU plug-in.

Close Preferences pop-up. Then, select [No Plug-in] from the instrument slot. The VOCALOID AU requires re-loading after changing preferences.

Select [VOCALOID AU > Stereo] from the instrument slot again for re-loading.

5. Configure ARA2

Next, let's set the necessary "ARA2" to synchronize the playback of Logic Pro and VOCALOID.

Create an audio track on Logic Pro. Select [Track > Add Audio Track].

* It is also possible to select a new track and select [Audio] in the [Select Track Type] window. In that case, select [Use microphone or line input].

Open [Inspector] or [Mixer screen].

Click the topmost [Audio FX] slot of the created audio track and select [AU sound source >Yamaha Corporation > VOCALOID Bridge AU (ARA) > Stereo (or Mono)].

* Be sure to select the topmost Audio FX slot. Please note that [VOCALOID Bridge AU(ARA)] cannot be selected if you select the second slot or subsequent slots.

The settings are now completed.
If the message "VOCALOID Bridge not connected" disappears from the VOCALOID AU screen created in step 3, the settings are completed.

6. Confirm operation

Lastly, let's check if VOCALOID and ARA2 are working properly.

Play and stop the project by clicking the [Play] button in Logic Pro. Play and stop VOCALOID in conjunction with Logic Pro.

Now click the [Play] button in the VOCALOID screen. Logic Pro also plays/stops in conjunction with VOCALOID.

Let's change the playback position on the VOCALOID screen. In conjunction with VOCALOID, Logic Pro's playback position also follows.

The playback position can be moved by clicking the "Ruler (the part where 1, 2, 3, 4 and the number of bars are written)" at the top of the screen with the mouse. "

Let’s try changing the tempo in Logic Pro. The VOCALOID playback tempo will follow the tempo in Logic Pro.
Note : You cannot set the tempo in Logic Pro from the VOCALOID6. Please set the tempo in Logic Pro.

Use the start and end markers in the Ruler to select the repeat range. One the range has been selected, turn the [Repeat] button [ON (light)] and play it. VOCALOID and Logic Pro will play the selected range of bars repeatedly until stopped.

The settings for VOCALOID has been completed in Logic Pro.