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What happened to "Afro-Cuban upright piano" in Garageband?

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Jan 26, 2013 7:31 AM

When I purchased the new iMac, many of my software instruments (e.g., Afro-Cuban upright piano) disappeared from my Garageband instruments.  Is there any way to get these back?  Thanks.

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    Did you download them.

    I mean previously as a separate part of Garageband

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)

    The Afro Cuban Piano is part of Jam Pack World Music.


    I assumed all of those would be transferred to the new iMac when I set it up.  All documents, etc. did transfer... but some of the GarageBand loops and software instruments are still missing.


    Did you use Migration Assistant? Then probably your Instruments Library has not been copied properly, see Christoph Drösser's post:

    Migration doesn't copy Instrument Library


    To fix this, replace the complete Instruments Library by the corresponding folder from your old mac

    /Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library/


    To restore the missing loops I'd run Mainstage again and force the download of the JamPacks again.

    The JamPacks are stored in /Library/Application Support/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple


    If they are there, but you do not see them, I'd rebuils the Loop Index,

    see: Rebuilding the Loop Index in GarageBand






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