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How do I install jam pack on os x lion

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Dec 2, 2011 8:09 AM

I've recently up graded to OSX Lion and found that when i have opened Garageband all the instruments and loops are missing from Jam Pack Remix tools so most of the tunes saved won't play. I've contacted Apple Software support (at great cost) they tell me its because the jam pack are power pc they won't work.

Surely Apple haven't upgraded the OS so you lose everything you've done on garageband? Has anyone got a solution to resolve this? Thanks.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • MattiMattMatt Level 4 Level 4 (2,420 points)
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    Dec 2, 2011 8:20 AM (in response to Mr Monkton)

    Hi Mr Monkton,

     

    The JamPack content itself isn't "Power PC" or incompatible with Lion, it's the installers included on the disk that are.

     

    There are however some installer workarounds that people seem to be touting on these boards. You could do a search - here are a couple:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3268372

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3145197

     

    MMM

  • HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,000 points)
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    Dec 2, 2011 8:20 AM (in response to Mr Monkton)

    Mr Monkton wrote:

     

    Has anyone got a solution to resolve this?

     

    http://www.bulletsandbones.com/GB/GBFAQ.html#installjampack107

    (Let the page FULLY load. The link to your answer is at the top of your screen)

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,485 points)
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    Dec 2, 2011 8:25 AM (in response to Mr Monkton)

    The problem is, that the installers of the Jam Packs are power pc programs, that will not run on Lion.

    The Instruments and loops however still work with Lion.

     

    If you have a TimeMachine backup of your system from the time before the migration, you could try to restore the loops library from your TimeMachine backup, you will need to reinstall all folders and subfolders from

          /Library/Application Support/GarageBand/

     

    An other approach would be to rip the PowerPC installation disk: If you open the package (ctls click-> Show Package contents) you will see installers for the loop libraries and folders with loops and instruments. An example how to rip those packages is in this thread:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,485 points)
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    Dec 2, 2011 9:28 AM (in response to Mr Monkton)

    Have you tried to ctrl-click the RemixTools_Loops.pkg (Show package contents)? That should reveal the loops and you should be able to drag them onto the loop browser in Garageband to install them.

    Also ctrl-clicking the Instruments-Package should reveal the instruments folder. These need to be added to your System Library,

    /Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library,

    but you also will need to reindex the instruments. That part should be described in the previous posts.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,485 points)
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    Dec 4, 2011 7:44 AM (in response to Mr Monkton)

    That is great! Enjoy your music.

     

    Léonie

  • Subrunner7 Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2013 3:49 AM (in response to Mr Monkton)

    leonieDF's solution also worked for me on Mountain Lion.  Thanks for the post.

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