7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 11, 2009 4:46 AM by Eriksimon
skimpi Level 1 Level 1
i just downloaded a free soft synth, and want to use it on logic, but i dont know how you install it so that it can be used in logic like all the other synths like the ES1 etc. can anybody help?

macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6
    Or it comes with an installer that will put it in the right place for you (you see Installer or .pkg files, or you have something ending in .component ; you have to drag that to either the *Library/Audio/Plug Ins/Components* or the *Users/'you'/Library/Audio/Plug Ins/Components* folder.
    Keep in mind that Logic can only 'see' and use AU plugins, not VST.

    regards, Erik.
  • skimpi Level 1 Level 1
    hmm well it has two files one .exe and one .dll but i dont know whether it is VST or not how do i find that out?
  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6
    skimpi wrote:
    hmm well it has two files one .exe and one .dll but i dont know whether it is VST or not how do i find that out?


    That doesn't matter, because those are Windows files and will not work in OS X anyway. See on the makers' website if they also have an AU version. If they don't, you can't use it.
  • skimpi Level 1 Level 1
    ohh its windows is it, oh i didnt know that, ah well, ill have to deal with the logic synths then, thanks for you help anyways
  • Sampleconstruct Level 5 Level 5
    LOL
  • yamonapple Level 1 Level 1
    How do I find these folders? I cut and pasted in the folder search and nothing came up?
    Thanks
  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6
    Go to the Finder, open your Mac HD in a new window, set the View to List by hitting ⌘-2. Use the *disclosure triangles* to navigate the folders - you could see those triangles as the / in the syntax.
    So it looks like this for Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components
    !http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2605/3810609857_8341e764e6.jpg!

    regards, Erik.