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DLSMusicDevice crashing GarageBand V6.05

1516 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2013 2:19 PM by Isaac Weintraub RSS
philhalt Calculating status...
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Jan 22, 2013 1:19 PM

I've tried loading up 4 different soundfonts in the DLSMusicDevice, and each time, it crashes GarageBand as soon as I close the DLS window and return to GB's main window. It's a new project with just the 1 instrument track. It's my first experience with soundfonts in
GB and its not going very well so far.


Anything I can try? Is there a better soundfont player plugin for use in GB?

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to philhalt)

    I assume, you have installed your soundfonts as described here:  ?


    I have never had a soundfont crash; perhaps the crashlog will give a hint: Could you please post the first 60 lines of the crash log?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 1:19 AM (in response to philhalt)

    That does not tell me much, unfortunately.

    Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)

    Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000000218ccdf1

    That is a typical error, when you have media files that are corrupted. MAybe the soundfonts you are trying to use have a problem. Did you download them somewhere? Which soundfonts are you using? If you could provide a link we could try them.



  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 2:27 PM (in response to philhalt)

    I tried that sound font. Same problem. Whenever I try to select it in the Edit panel of a software instrument GarageBand crashes.



    And I have no idea how to fix this.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 10:24 PM (in response to philhalt)

    It may be Mt. Lion. There have been other reports:


    See for example: Soundfonts making GarageBand crash


    I tried your soundfont on my Snowleopard installation (Mac OS X 10.6.8 with GB'11) and it works great.

    But on Mt. Lion it crashes most of the time, if I use any soundfont.


    More soundfonts are here, see the FAQ:


    I have not used them since I switched to Mt. Lion. For me the additional instruments in the JamPacks that come with MainStage 2 are sufficent. They work very well with GarageBand '11 in Mt. Lion.

  • Isaac Weintraub Calculating status...
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    Oct 6, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to léonie)

    I downloaded some soundfonts off of the Internet, and when I go to select them in GarageBand, when I click the image for configuring them, I have to force quit GarageBand. I use a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.8.5 that I bought in July. I thought software updates were supposed to improve stuff. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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