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GB won't save my customized instruments

3039 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2013 4:34 AM by léonie RSS
Don Nielsen Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Jul 14, 2013 7:08 PM

I have modified several instruments in GB for performance useage. When I save the project all of my changes are saved, but I would like to save these instruments so that they can be used in other projects without having to recreate them from scratch. I am using GB '11 on a 15" unibody powerbook running OS 10.6.8. The erroro message I get is: Failed saving the file. "/Users/me/Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library/Track Setings/Software/Organs/BTS organ.cst".


Thx in advance ... I hope

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Jul 14, 2013 11:04 PM (in response to Don Nielsen)

    That is hard to say what might be causing this.


    Are you trying to save the instrument using the 2save Instrument" button in the lower right corner of the "Edit" panel in the Track Info panel?


    And did you pick a new name in the "Save Instrument" dialog?


    Check, if the folder exists and is writable, where GarageBAnd is trying to save the file. GarageBand will write the file to your private Instrument Library in your User Library in the Home Folder.


    Open the folder "Library" in your "Home" folder, then open "Application "Support" > "GarageBand" and check, if GarageBand could create an "Instrument Library" folder and "Track Settings".

    If these folders are not there, check the permissions on the enclosing folders.



    Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 07.54.19MESZ.PNG


    See:  Troubleshooting permissions issues in Mac OS X

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 4:34 AM (in response to Don Nielsen)

    You are welcome!


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