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where to install jam packs in garageband

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desidark Calculating status...
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Nov 14, 2012 11:28 PM

where or what folder do i put jam packs

GarageBand (Mac) '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 11:42 PM (in response to desidark)

    The Jam Packs need to be installed by an installer - they do three things:

    1. Install additional loops in the loop library
    2. Update the loop index
    3. Install instruments in the Instruments Library.

     

    What JamPack do you want to install? Some of the installers do no longer run on Mac OS X 10.7 or later, for the installers contain PowerPC appliclations.

     

    If you have Jam Pack loops, add them to the System Library in /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple

    see: GarageBand, Logic: Where loops get installed

     

    I have the following folders there:

    Apple Loops for GarageBandJam Pack Symphony Orchestra
    Jam Pack 1

    Jam Pack Voices
    Jam Pack Remix Tools
    Jam Pack World Music
    Jam Pack Rhythm Section
    iLife Sound Effects

     

    The instruments need to be copied to

    /Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library

     

    You should see these folders there:

    Plug-In SettingsSampler

    Track Settings

     

    After installing rebuild the Loop Index:  Rebuilding the Loop Index in GarageBand

     

    To get all JamPacks installed on Mt. Lion, the easiest solution would be to buy Mainstage 2 from the AppStore - this will install all five JamPacks, so that they can be used with GarageBand or Logic. The price for Mainstage is much lower than the price for a single JamPack used to be.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • bethelstudios Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to léonie)

    Hi LeonieDF,

     

    I have installed Mainstage3 and I can see all the jam packs in the garageband instruments section. I am not able to see the loops in the loop browser. In the loop browser, at the top , I can only see loops, garageband and show all. If all the jam packs are installed right, Shouldnt I be seeing all the jam packs there also. I dont see any increase of loops even after I installed Mainstage 3. But I can see the increase in the instruments collection.

     

    How to add the loops to garagband?


    Thanks

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Oct 8, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to bethelstudios)

    My post above is referring to MainStage 2 - I have not upgraded to Mainstage 3, sorry.

     

    But if the loops have been installed by MainStage 3, you can add them to GargeBand by rebuilding the Loop Index, see this document:

     

    Rebuilding the Loop Index in GarageBand

     

     

    Basically you have to browse the System Library and to find the folder, where the loops have been installed, then drag them onto the Loop Browser in GarageBand.

    MainStage 2 installed the loops here: 

    /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple/

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Oct 8, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to léonie)

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  • bethelstudios Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2013 2:03 PM (in response to léonie)

    Thanks Leonie for you quick answers.

     

    Can you send  me the screenshot of the loop browser with the jam pack loops installed.I am not sure how to confirm the installation.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Oct 8, 2013 2:17 PM (in response to léonie)
    Can you send  me the screenshot of the loop browser with the jam pack loops installed.I am not sure how to confirm the installation.

     

    What have you found in your system library?

    My GarageBand window looks like this:

    Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 23.12.42.png

  • bethelstudios Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to léonie)

    Thanks again.

     

    I am only seeing showall, my loops and garageband. Should I rebuild the loops then?

     

    Thanks

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