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How to get Logic Pro to relocate plug in folders?

233 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2013 3:19 PM by chorleyman RSS
isiah1018 Calculating status...
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Jun 17, 2013 12:44 PM

I have downloaded a plug in months ago.

(a folder that contains:

  1. component file
  2. vst bank file (.fxb)
  3. a folder with all the samples/instrument files for importing individually instead of using the premade vst bank above


Months ago, I created a project using the plugin.


Today, I went through some folder organization, and moved the downloaded folder with everything in it to another location.


When I open the project, it says that blahblahblah is missing, and therefore the sound will not play from that instrument/plugin.


I tried something:

I left the downloaded folder in its original location. DOWNLOADS.

I opened the project and it did sound. The settings on the instrument are my main concern. So i saved those settings with the save as feature.


I moved the folder to desired location.

Then reopened the proejct which had the same error message. I opened the instrument FROM THE NEW LOCATION.

clicked my saved setting.

and this resulted in an error message saying that it couldnt find the files in its original location.

im guessing that the saved setting feature saves your settings and remembers/references the current location of the plug in/files being saved (their settings)


My problem:

I would like to move the folder of the instrument/plugin to a new location

while preserving the current settings of the insturment/plugin in said project.

How do I get logic to keep the current settings, and only relocate the plugin files????

Logic Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • chorleyman Level 4 Level 4 (1,415 points)
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    Jun 17, 2013 2:37 PM (in response to isiah1018)

    There are certain things that you have to remember about the way that Logic works, as far as file structure goes - if you change the location of the audio files that are in the regions of a project, you will have to re-locate them (you can do that in the audio bin) to re-establish the file path - the EXS24 will actually look for samples and it might not do it very quickly if your Spotlight index hasn't been updated recently, which is another story.


    You have to think about what you need to save into a project folder if you're gonna share it with somebody else, if you're working on a project like that, but otherwise Logic saves what you need for that particular project on your own computer, so that should be OK.


    Well, for example, .component files should be placed in your computer's Audio folder, rather than the project file's folder (or your own Audio folder available to you with your log-in) to be available for all your projects, I'm not totally sure what you mean.

  • chorleyman Level 4 Level 4 (1,415 points)
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    Jun 17, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to isiah1018)

    If you have regions in your Arrange that don't have a connection to the audio file, doulble click the name in the Bin to browse (locate).

  • chorleyman Level 4 Level 4 (1,415 points)
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    Jun 17, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to isiah1018)

    If you have AU compatible plug-ins, they should be in ~\Library\Audio\Plug-ins\Components - I think that's what you mean, but I'm not certain, if you lose settings for something there might be a file that stores that information , often as something like .pst files, but there is no definite standard, so try putting the stuff you need to use in the place the software looks...he he..


    Of course, it depends on which particular piece of software you're talking about, but some of them have a system of keeping presets (and user defined ones) in a particular folder, but some software designers maybe think that you should be able to work that out for yourself - I dunno, I've just seen things like that, and I don't always think about it when I'm carried away in the music, do I, he he..


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