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where / how can I buy more apple loops for garage band 11?

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SignorBass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 22, 2013 12:29 PM

Am enjoying Garage band 11 that was already installed on my mac book pro.


Am curious to see if its possible to buy extra loops, as some instruments seem to be very limited to the amount of loops you have available.


Would like more synth, orchestral loops...


Whats the best way to go about this?


Any help would be great



MacBook Pro
  • HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,000 points)

    SignorBass wrote:


    Whats the best way to go about this?


    buy MainStage 2 from the Mac Appstore for $30, and you get all the Jam Packs (thousands of loops and instruments) as free digital downloads

  • HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,000 points)

    SignorBass wrote:


    Cant seem to find "Mainstage 2" in the app store.  Only Mainstage... ?


    choose it, when the page opens it will show MS2

  • HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,000 points)

    SignorBass wrote:


    but cannot work out how to use / select any of the new jam packs in garage band?


    once D/Led they should just work, there's nothing special to do as they are added to the same places GB's original loops/instruments are stored.


    is it possible you don't have the popUp menu over the loop brower set to show "all"?


    Hopefully Léonie will swing through here, I know she uses (and is very pleased with) the additional content from MS2, she might be able to offer better first hand advice

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    Hopefully Léonie will swing through here,

    I heard my name, HangTime



    could you please check the download status in Mainstage2?


    Launch Mainstage2 and open once more the "Download Additional Contents" panel from the main menu bar:  "Mainstage > Download Additional Contents"

    Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 13.25.57.png

    Look at the "Status" Column - does it say "Installed" for all JamPacks you want to use? If  not, download and install again.


    If it says installed, open the System Library and check, if the folders are there.

    From your Systemdrive "Macintosh HD" open the folder "Library", then "Audio" > "Apple Loops" > "Apple"

    You should see all five JamPacks there. The JamPack 4 Symphony Orchestra should contain 2203 items.


    If the loops are installed, but GarageBand does not show them, reindex the loops. Simply drag the folder " JamPack 4 Symphony Orchestra" with the missing loops onto the Loop Browser in GarageBand.



  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    You are welcome, SB!


    Enjoy your music!

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    Which loops exactly? My loops all play just fine.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    No, I do not get that error:

    The files that are missing in your installation should be installed in your system library:

    /Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library/Sampler/Sampler Files/African Marimba/


    Click your System drive, open the folder "Library", then "Application Support". Scroll down to "GarageBand" and open the "Instrument Library". In the folder Sampler > Sampler Files > African Marimba should be plenty of files called

    Marimba ln mf l2x  4a.aif

    Marimba ln f l1x  2a.aif

    Marimba ln mf l2x  4b.aif

    Marimba ln f l1x  2b.aif

    Marimba ln mf l2x  5 d.aif   ....

    Are they there?  If not, your installation is still incomplete. But if they are there and GarageBand cannot access them, you may have a permissions problem and might try to repair the permissions.




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