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Can't find the same sound

454 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2013 3:11 AM by léonie RSS
frogonoboe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 26, 2013 9:11 PM

I am trying to find the sound "Ambient Synth Piano" on my Intel A5 computers (GB 11).  It is on both my older imac (GB 09) and on my mbp (GB 11).

I have clicked on the part in the edit list where it says "show all".


When I do a global search on any of the above computers, for that sound, it does not show up.


Any ideas?


Thanks a million,


iMac Intel core duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 4 Gig ram
  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)
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    Mar 1, 2013 1:24 AM (in response to frogonoboe)

    Are you talking about a software instrument? I don't think this one is part of the standard GB installation. Or are you looking for a loop? There is a loop called "Ambient Synth" in the standard library, without "piano" (and it sounds nothing like a piano.)

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 11:51 PM (in response to frogonoboe)

    I am trying to find the sound "Ambient Synth Piano"

    This instrument is part of the instruments that came with JamPack 1.

    It uses the Grand Piano+Pad.pst

    /Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library/Plug-In Settings/Piano/Grand Piano+Pad.pst


    Do you have the JamPacks installed on all your Macs?

    The settings in the "Edit" pane are like this:

    Screen Shot 2013-03-09 at 08.49.20.png



  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Mar 14, 2013 3:11 AM (in response to frogonoboe)

    The JamPacks are no longer sold separately, and they are not part of the additional GarageBand contents. And not all of the old installer CDs for JamPacks work with Mt. Lion, some installers use PowerPC code. 

    What I have done, is buy MainStage 2 from the App Store. It will install all five JamPacks in the same location where GarageBand is looking for the JamPacks. So by installing MainStage you will be able to use them in GarageBand as well, without any special setup for GarageBand. The price for MainStage 2 is moderate - about 30$ for all five JamPacks. I found it less trouble to invest in that than trying to migrate the old library files from old my Mac.  Christoph may be able to help with that - I think he just recently migrated the JamPacks.

    Re: Why are my Jam Pack voices not showing in GB?


    Migration doesn't copy Instrument Library


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