Logic Pro 8

Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7

Logic Pro 8

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

Logic Pro 8 icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

Now works in 10.8.0

Version 8.0.2
Developer Apple
Status Works fine

0 ratings

To launch Logic Pro, enter the command below in terminal:
/Applications/Logic Pro.app/Contents/MacOS/Logic Pro ; exit;

This command may very depending on what directory Logic is located.

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[ Tony]TonyAnonymous 29 Apr 2012 01:27

To install on Lion, run this command in Terminal

cd /
sudo /usr/sbin/installer -pkg /Volumes/Logic Studio/Installer/LogicStudio.mpkg -target / -verbose

More info can be found here

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[ Dickie]DickieAnonymous 03 May 2012 21:27

Logic Pro 8.0.2 now works fine in Lion 10.7.3

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[ Aaron]AaronAnonymous 17 Jul 2012 20:35

Sometime in the last year, updates seem to have fixed the problem I had and Logic 8 is working, more or less, as it should without my having to reauthorize each time.

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ Paul Byrne]Paul ByrneAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 16:04

This app does not appear to launch under Lion.

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[ Mark Johnston]Mark JohnstonAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 16:54

Can confirm 8.0.2 does not work for me either.

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[ Lex]LexAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 18:40


This is a bum deal as I don't have to cash to upgrade to LPv9. Damn it.

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[ Alex Coplan]Alex CoplanAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 20:42

Same as Lex… I think that apple not supporting the two most recent releases of pro applications on their latest OS is really shitty. I hope they release a patch for this - otherwise I will have wasted my £300.

And my Lion purchase which I just made (haven't installed yet).

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[ Jimbo]JimboAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 09:09

It's retarded if they don't release a patch for this. But who knows, i mean they haven't been updating the app in a very long time, and it's quite unstable even on Snow. PT FTW!

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[ Doug]DougAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 05:12

I read online a fix for this. Go to the applications folder in finder to the logic app.

Right click and choose 'show package contents'

Click Contents then MacOS then double click the logic pro exe file.

This opens a terminal window briefly. After that logic pro 8 should open and operate fine.

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[ Paul]PaulAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 15:02

Waiting until there are some confirmations of Doug's tip. Logic 8 has a few issues in Snow Leopard that I can live with. But I can't live without Logic Pro 8.

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[ Geoff]GeoffAnonymous 25 Jul 2011 17:01

Thanks Doug! It worked and you saved me $200!

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[ Dieter]DieterAnonymous 26 Jul 2011 14:36

Thank you too Doug, your suggested fix worked as it should!

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[ Matt]MattAnonymous 27 Jul 2011 14:04

I have it running with Dougs method too. Wether or not Apple will release an update for its older software to work without having to do this remains to be seen. I hope for many customers sake they do.

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[ Mark]MarkAnonymous 27 Jul 2011 19:54

to instal logic 8 you must have installed rosetta on your machine, i'm not sure if it can run on lion at all then :((

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[ Aaron]AaronAnonymous 06 Aug 2011 08:00

I tried Doug's trick, and it did work once after I entered my serial number and stuck in my emagic usb key (because I upgraded from Logic 6).
The next time, though, it asked me for my serial number again. It might have to do with being an upgrade from 6, but it will probably be easier to reboot into my Snow Leopard partition when I want to use Logic.
Hoping Logic 10 is around the corner…

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[ Duck]DuckAnonymous 13 Aug 2011 09:39

Thanks a lot Doug !!!!!

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CPadgettCPadgettAnonymous 20 Aug 2011 16:47

It is possible to create an Automator script to run Logic 8 using the terminal command. Google those instructions, as I am not well-versed in Automator/Terminal and copied and pasted.

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[ James]JamesAnonymous 11 Sep 2011 02:40

All this script does is go into the Logic package and navigate to the Unix executable file and run it. You can do this yourself and just create an alias to use as an icon from your desktop and save yourself the bother of using Automator or Terminal.

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Steve HannahSteve HannahAnonymous 31 Oct 2011 03:20

Better fix.
Right click (or control-click) Logic pro Icon. Select "Show Package Contents".
Open "Contents" folder.
Double click Info.plist file to edit it in text edit.
Find the part that says:


And delete it.

Save the file.

You should now be able to open Logic Pro 8 normally in Lion.

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Alex Alex **Anonymous** 04 Feb 2012 17:27

I read all of you but I can't install my Logic Pro 8 on Lion because it's a PPC application.

Have you any solution to fix it ?


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