Logic is a powerful bit of kit, but like all software, the extent of its power is dependent on the hardware it’s running on. Occasionally, a project will have expanded so much that your Mac’s CPU struggles to handle all the software instruments, audio tracks and effects. If so, then it might be time to turn to one of Logic’s power-saving features to free up some CPU cycles, such as Logic 9’s Bounce in Place function. This creates a new audio file from the selected regions that appears instantly at the same point within the song from which it was bounced. You can then automatically mute or delete the original regions to free up your processors for other tasks. Here’s how it’s done.