11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2014 2:54 PM by léonie
mutantst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have recently upgraded to Mavericks and therefore my Garageband has been upgraded as well.

 

Unfortunatley all my sound effects, when I click on them in the library, bring up this error message:

 

"EXS24 instrument "(filename).exs" not found."

 

can anyone help me recover all my hard work?

 

Cheers

 

Simon


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (63,920 points)

    Simon, have you restored your previous instruments using the "Restore Purchase" command from the GarageBand menu in the main menu bar? See:

     

    Expanding GarageBand for Mac (v10.0) content with an in-app purchase

     

     

    If that does not bring your instruments back, post a few of the exact names of the "(filename).exs" files that are missing, so we can check, what the missing library is. Did you previously have the JamPacks installes, for example?

     

    -- Léonie

  • mutantst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Léonie,

     

    The error message is occuring on Sound effects/samples that I created in the previous garage band. ie, I recorded  sounds into garage band (in this case various african instruments) trimmed them and then added them to the sound effects. I have used these samples for nearly 4 years of creating music and now cannot use what I have created. An example of what I named the sound would be 'Mbira right hand' and so on.

     

    I did purchase a Jam pack on disk, but that might need a whole new thred by the sounds of it so wanted to concentrate on my custom sounds first.

     

    Thanks for your time

     

    Simon

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (63,920 points)

    Have you checked, if your samples are still installed in your user library in your Home Folder?

    • The instruments should be installed in the folder

    ~/Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library/Sampler/Sampler Instruments/Sound Effects/Categories/Sound Effects/

    • and the samples in the folder

    ~/Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library/Sampler/Sampler Files/Sound Effects/Categories/Sound Effects/

     

    When I upgraded, my custom intruments remainded in that folder and are still working. For your custom instruments to continue working, you need to keep the GarageBand '11 installation, because the new GarageBand 10.0 does not have a customizable sound effect instrument. My custom Blues Harp still plays, because GarageBand 10.0 is using the GB '11 Sound Effect instrument.

     

    You user library may still be hidden, as is the default:

    • Quit GarageBand .
    • Select the "Home" folder icon (the little house)  in the Finder's sidebar and press the key combination ⌘J to open the "view options". Enable "Show Library Folder".

    Then open the Home folder and open the Library folder inside and navigate to

    ~/Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library/Sampler


    Léonie


  • mutantst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Léonie,

     

    Yes the files/samples are all present in those folders you posted, but alas my Garage Band '11 was lost in the upgrade to Mavericks. Had I known I may of tried to save it somehow before upgrading everything.

     

    Any other suggestions?

     

    Cheers

     

    Simon

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (63,920 points)

    but alas my Garage Band '11 was lost in the upgrade to Mavericks.

    The upgrade should not delete  GarageBand '11. It will usually move GarageBand '11 to a subfolder "GarageBand 6.0.5" in your Applications folder. Have you looked there?

     

    If it is still there, try if your GarageBand '11 songs still play in GarageBand '11.

     

    Have you used the "Restore Purchase" from the GarageBand menu to ensure, that GB 10.0 can use all GB '11 instruments?

  • mutantst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There was nothing to restore from purchases online.

     

    I did find the previous installation of Garageband and can still use the samples I created in that version.

     

    It now seems like the new garageband does not support creating sound effect instruments so therefore looks like I cannot type keyboard instruments into my project

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (63,920 points)

    It now seems like the new garageband does not support creating sound effect instruments so therefore looks like I cannot type keyboard instruments into my project

    One of the sound Effect instruments is still working, and you can create your own effects in GB 10.0, the "Nature sounds". If you use that (from the "Legacy" section, you can create new samples.

     

    And GB will use the old samples, if you install them in the system library instead of your Home folder.

    Try to move your custom sampler files from your home folder library to the system library:

    I described it in this post:

         Re: Garage Band 10 legacy presets.  Sound  effects kit

     

    Quit GarageBand before you move the files, and restart the mac after you moved them.

  • mutantst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help with this.

     

    Simon

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (63,920 points)

    You are welcome. Could you get it to work, Simon?

  • mutantst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I managed to get an old set of sound effects in the older GB and put my own samples on the musical typing dialogue box. It would open in the new GB and start working once I had transfered the files over from Application Support to Sampler Instruments and Samples in the Music/Audio Music Apps Folder.

     

    Relieved

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (63,920 points)

    Great!