How can I import an instrument track from one project to another?

I have a project got messed up, let's call it "OLD" and I want to redo it in to a new project NEW.

I want to copy tracks from OLD into NEW. The OLD tracks I want to copy have Drum kit from hell (a software instrument).

How do I copy them?

I tried: Logic > Import > MIDI. But I did not see the file I want there.

iMac Logic Pro X 10.4.8 EZ Drummer 2 + DKFH (all updated)

  • Did you save the tracks of the old project as midifiles? Apr 21, 2020 at 21:30
  • No, I did not save the tracks of the old project as midifiles.
    – Garrett
    Apr 21, 2020 at 21:31
  • Are you talking about regions, the actual MIDI information? I have copied and pasted regions from one Logic project to another. You can have both projects open at the same time and go back and forth between them. Apr 21, 2020 at 22:17
  • How do you open two projects at the same time? When I choose File > Open, it gives me a dialog box for my current project: Do you want to save the changes made to the document [...]? [Don't Save] [Cancel] [Save]
    – Garrett
    Apr 22, 2020 at 0:40
  • Funny, I get a window that says Do you want to close the current project before opening a new song? Closing it is recommended unless you wish to copy data between songs. Then it has Don’t Close, Cancel, and Close. Try saving the song first then going to open in the menu. Apr 22, 2020 at 1:07

2 Answers 2


You've covered the opening multiple projects thing which got you where you needed I'd expect, but a potentially more elegant way is Logic's built in 'import session data'.

You open a Logic project, go to Logic's browser on the right hand side (picture of camera, film and music notes). Here 'Project' allows you to browse the audio used in your project (and make various changes). However we want the other one, 'All Files', this brings up a normal file browser. If you navigate to another, existing, logic project and double click on it you bring up a list of tracks in that project.

Here you can choose to import individual tracks, and choose whether you import the whole thing or just the content, plugins, I/O settings etc. You can also import the project settings.

It's an extremely useful screen and a good one to know about!

Logic's 'Import Session Data' feature


To be able to open multiple projects simultaneously, turn on Preferences > Advanced Tools.

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