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Ever seen .mamd files appear next to Logic Pro packages?


venk.ivanov
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Hey guys,

 

I recently saw some posts from people reporting .mamd files appearing near they Logic Pro project files (when saved as packed, but not folder) and since I've never seen anything like that I'd like to ask if somebody has seen that and probably knows what they are. I couldn't find any information on the internet about that and a regular Google search points to the Media and file formats in Logic Pro at Apple Support page. I think it's a kind of metadata container, but not sure...

 

Any clues?

 

Cheers,

V

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Yes, for example here:

 

 

They are quite small, about 60 to 83 KB. I've got one. When tried to open it with TextEdit or Text Wrangler, all I got was wild symbols.

 

EDIT: I think they appeared after I used Smart Tempo... Not 100% sure tho.

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In my case I used .mp3 files, yeah! Imported them to a new project via Audio Import command.

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Ok I tried a couple of configurations of creating a project with an mp3 file and using Smart Tempo but couldn't get a .mamd file to appear. In some situations Logic creates additional files (temporary files, standby recording, overview files etc.) to do its own internal work or as helpers for the user, and in other situations those files are made invisible and transparent to the user. It's possible that in a specific situation you're in Logic needs to store some data in a visible manner.

 

In order to be any more precise we would have to pinpoint in which exact situation (after what exact operational steps have been taken) the file is created.

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I was able to trace this behaviour. So it happens every time for me if I do the following:

Open a new empty project > Import MP3 File with Shift+Cmd+I > Analyse Smart Tempo of the file > Apply Region Tempo to Project Temp > Save Logic project as a package.

 

I get 100% creation of .mamd files.

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  • 1 year later...

huh, got my first .mamd last night. imported someone else's mp4 into logic, and found the file in the same folder (i save as package). can i delete it? (am going to anyway lol).

mysterious! first time i've seen this. anyway, deleted, and project is fine...

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