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My Imac isn't displaying all the real instrument effects

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  • chris8789 Calculating status...

    UPDATE:

     

    I just fixed it myself. I renamed the folder from "Guitar Track" to "Guitars", and now the Guitars category and all of the effects show up in GarageBand.

     

    My question now are as follows:

    A) What happened that this was a problem in the first place?

    B) Where did really good effects like "Modern Rock" and others go? Were they dropped and replaced with other effects?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,365 points)

    I just fixed it myself. I renamed the folder from "Guitar Track" to "Guitars", and now the Guitars category and all of the effects show up in GarageBand.

    You will need both folders "Guitar Track" and "Guitars".

    The "Guitar Track" folder has the settings for the stomp boxes and effects used by the special "Electric Guitar" tracks, and the "Guitar" folder has the settings for an electric guitar recorded to a regular real instrument track.


    My question now are as follows:

    A) What happened that this was a problem in the first place?

    B) Where did really good effects like "Modern Rock" and others go? Were they dropped and replaced with other effects?

    A) What happened that this was a problem in the first place?

     

    No idea - how did you migrate/ install your current version?

     

    B) Where did really good effects like "Modern Rock" and others go? Were they dropped and replaced with other effects?

    On my system I have not seen them since 2009, when the special electric guitar tracks have been introduced in GarageBand. On my older mac is still a folder "Guitars (Previous Version)", with all the old effects:

    No Effects.cst, Indie Rock.cst, Acoustic Guitar Echoes.cst, Liverpool Clean.cst, Arena Rock.cst, Metal.cst, Barroom Lead.cst, Modern Rock.cst, Big Wheels.cst, New Nashville.cst, Bright Country.cs, Scorching Solo.cst, British Invasion.cst, Seventies Rhythm.cst, Classic Rock.cst, Sixties Texture.cst, Clean Jazz.cst, Summer Sounds.cst, Dreamy Shimmer.cst, Super Fuzz.cst, Eighties Pop.cst,Surf.cst, English Channel.cst, Texas Blues.cst, Funky Rhythm.cst, Thick Jazz.cst, Glam.cst,Ultra Clean.cst, Grunge.cst, West Coast Wah.cst, Heavy Blues.cst
  • chris8789 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    You will need both folders "Guitar Track" and "Guitars".

    The "Guitar Track" folder has the settings for the stomp boxes and effects used by the special "Electric Guitar" tracks, and the "Guitar" folder has the settings for an electric guitar recorded to a regular real instrument track.

    Here's the thing; among all my filters for "Bass", "Drums", etc, "Guitar Track" was its own folder with no "Guitars" folder in sight. The only 37 files in the "Guitar Track" folder were the 37 filter effects that should actually be in the "Guitars" folder, had it existed. This was all nested within the "Real" folder in the path I quoted above. I do have a "Basic Track" folder, but it shows up as one of the 9 effects categories in GarageBand.

     

    No idea - how did you migrate/ install your current version?

    I had done all available upgrades as they came from Apple. My previous main computer (among some others) was a 1.25ghz iMac G4 with Leopard, until I moved over to my late 2008 Alu. Uni. MacBook with Snow Leopard. I am now on the latest Mountain Lion with the latest iLife and iWork suites.

     

    I started fresh on the MacBook with Snow Leopard 10.6.3, and moved over my Documents, Music, and other personal files as I saw fit. Time Machine kept everything safe, but as iLife and iWork suites got updated, and as new versions of OS X rolled out, I upgraded along with them, behind by a couple of months for major releases pending testing.

     

    I am now on the latest version of Mountain Lion 10.8.4 - and until today, I just thought Apple removed the guitar effects, as I rarely used GarageBand; primarily because I kept the iMac G4 as my media machine, and I did all my guitar work on that, with the old effects.

     

    So, somewhere in the past 4 years, something went wrong, and it was nothing I ever did. I never played with the GarageBand folder until today. Interesting to say the least.

  • chris8789 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    My MacBook only has 37 files in "Guitar Track", yet my iMac has 58 files... Changing the MacBook folder name fixes GarageBand, and adds the files. The many extra files, I assume, should stay in the other "Guitar Track" folder. Somehow, my MacBook has fewer files than the iMac with the same installation.

     

    Under the "Real" folder, how many nested instrument effects folders should there be? I have 9; including "Guitar Track". I don't have "Guitars" or "Guitars (Previous Version)". What should be in those three Guitar folders??? Could someone compile a list of the files in those folders, or provide screenshots?

     

    Plus, can I just transfer my old effects from an older iMac G4 to the newer Macs?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,365 points)

    Plus, can I just transfer my old effects from an older iMac G4 to the newer Macs?

    I copied the old instruments (the folder "Guitars (Previous Version)")  from my old MBP to the new one.

    Now these old Guitar instruments are showing as a second set of Guitars in the "Real Instruments" tab.

     

    Right now the upload of screenshots does not seem to be working. sorry.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,365 points)

    Both folders "Guitars" and "Guitars (Previous version)" showing in the Real Instuments tab: The same loops (from the previous versions folder) are working well, when i drag them to the Guitars folder. Then they will show under Guitars in the Real Instruments list - I tried it with Indie Rock and Ultra Clean.

     

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  • chris8789 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Great, that helps a ton. My last questions are:

    A) How many and, more importantly, what files should be in the "Guitar Track" folder?

    B) How many should be in the "Guitars" folder? (Mine has 37 files currently.) I think I have an idea of what needs to be where, but a count would help.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,365 points)

    I cannot be really sure any longer about the original counts, since I have all Jam Packs installed and migrated the folders from mac to mac for many years.

     

    The "Guitars" folder:  15 instruments.

    Barroom Lead.cst

    Bright Country.cst

    Eighties Pop.cst

    Funky Rhythm.cst

    Grunge.cst

    Heavy Blues.cst

    Indie Rock.cst

    Liverpool Clean.cst

    Metal.cst

    Scorching Solo.cst

    Seventies Rhythm.cst

    Summer Sounds.cst

    Surf.cst

    Texas Blues.cst

    Ultra Clean.cst

     

    Guitar Track folder: 58 instruments

    Bell Bottom Rock.cst

    Big Hair Metal.cst

    Bluesbreaker.cst

    Brit Pop.cst

    Burning Blues.cst

    Choral Stack.cst

    Chorus Shimmer.cst

    Chunky Chorus.cst

    Classic Blues.cst

    Classic Crunch.cst

    Clean Combo.cst

    Cool Jazz Combo.cst

    Country Twang.cst

    Crunchy Blues.cst

    Crystal Arpeggios.cst

    Dark Vibrato.cst

    Dream Pop.cst

    Dreamy Texture.cst

    Dublin Delay.cst

    Eighties Alternative.cst

    Fat Sixties Fuzz.cst

    Fat Stack.cst

    Fifties Rock & Roll.cst

    Glam Rock.cst

    Heavy Riffing.cst

    Honky Tonk.cst

    Indie Fuzz.cst

    Industrial Overdrive.cst

    Jazz Club.cst

    Liverpool Bright.cst

    Lowdown Blues.cst

    Memphis Clean.cst

    Metal Wah.cst

    Modern UK.cst

    Old School Funk.cst

    Ominous Crunch.cst

    Power Punk.cst

    Punk Rock.cst

    Roadhouse Rock.cst

    Rockabilly.cst

    Royal Riffing.cst

    Seattle Sound.cst

    Seventies Metal.cst

    Sixties Basic Blues.cst

    Smooth Soul.cst

    Sparkling Clean.cst

    Spy Movie.cst

    Stadium Solo.cst

    Strobe Light.cst

    Sunshine Drive.cst

    Super Flange.cst

    Surf.cst

    Talking Filter.cst

    Underground Wah.cst

    Vibrato Blues.cst

    West End Wah.cst

    Windmill Chords.cst

    Woodstock Fuzz.cst

     

     

    Léonie

  • Lions4Yeshua Calculating status...

    Mine on this display when I select tracks the whole guitar amp , pedals disappears and also when I have a system track with the software drums that disappears as well and I cannot select the kits etc etc...what am I doing wrong lol

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