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  • Greg M
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    Joined: Jun 12th, 2010, 08:11
    EXS24 sample problem.
    Hi Rounik Im hoping some of your wisdom can solve a problem for me! I tried to load some new EXS24 kits in - the first time I have added anything other than what comes bundled I should add. I put them in Main/Library/applicationsupport/logic/sampler instruments but the EXS still wouldnt recognise them. However, after much searching I found I had another application support folder with another logic/sampler instruments under Main/users/macuser/library/applicationsupport e.t.c and when I dropped them in there the EXS recognised them, but alas wouldnt open them. I am confused. Did I error years ago when I originally loaded logic as I can not understand why I have 2 libraries with what appears to be independant applicationsupport/logics. This doesnt seem right to me. The logic icon is right there in main/applications but the components its using seem to be on a different part of my drive. Im wondering if this is why the ESX wont open the new kits I have put in there and maybe why I have a very unstable system. Hope you can help Thanks Greg
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  • Peter Schwartz
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    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 06:04
    Re: EXS24 sample problem.
    To answer your question about why you have two Library folders... OSX is set up as a multi-user system, and there's a Library folder for each user as well as for the system as a whole. It kind of breaks down like this: Let's say you had 3 user accounts set up on your computer. X, Y, and Z. They all have access to the contents of the "main" library folder and whatever application-specific content lives in there. However, each user has their own library folder as well for storing their personal application-specific files. Unless the permissions in OSX are set otherwise, neither X, Y, nor Z have access to each other's library folders. But you all have access to the main, system library folder. So think of it this way... if you're the only person using your computer, you could to put your files in the "main" library folder, not your user account's library folder.
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  • Greg M
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    Joined: Jun 12th, 2010, 08:11
    Re: EXS24 sample problem.
    Hi Ski Thanks for that, was kind of hoping you were going to say something was wrong though which would explain why the ESX24 libraries I purchased wont load. Oh well, not the first time money ive spent that has been wasted :-) Cheers Greg
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  • Peter Schwartz
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    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 06:04
    Re: EXS24 sample problem.
    Which libraries are we talking about here? =sKi=
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  • Greg M
    Posts: 17
    Joined: Jun 12th, 2010, 08:11
    Re: EXS24 sample problem.
    A wave alchemy prog house pack. Came with loads of single hits but also several ESX24 patches, I also downloaded some free vengeance ones and a couple of others I got here and there. All show up in the ESX24 list but when I try and open them I just get the dreaded spinning wheel for about 5 mins and then its says It cant find them.
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  • Peter Schwartz
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    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 06:04
    Re: EXS24 sample problem.
    Not familiar with those libraries I'm afraid. Suggest you re-index your hard drives and see if that doesn't improve the situation some. Post back if you need details on how to do that.
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  • Greg M
    Posts: 17
    Joined: Jun 12th, 2010, 08:11
    Re: EXS24 sample problem.
    Yeh, sorry, not sure what you mean or how to re-index my hard drives Ski. Will need some help with that if you dont mind
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Posts: 545
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 06:04
    Re: EXS24 sample problem.
    No problem. The way Logic keeps track of what samples you need for an EXS instrument starts with info contained within the EXS instrument itself. But when it can't find (say) the samples that the instrument calls for, Logic uses Spotlight to find them. Sometimes, though, those files won't show up in Logic's own Spotlight search and Logic will hang trying to find them. And the reason this happens is because Spotlight needs to be updated with knowledge of what files live on your system. The way to do this is by re-indexing your drives. Here, re-index really means "get Spotlight to re-learn the filenames of files on your system". Here's the procedure: - (optional, but suggested: quit Logic) - System Preferences, Spotlight pane - Privacy Tab - Drag your hard drive icons from the desktop to that pane, and then... - Turn right around and use the "-" button to remove them Spotlight will now start re-indexing your drives and hopefully find the location of those missing files. Depending on how many files you have on your system, this might take a while. It works in the background so you can still use your computer, but I'd suggest waiting until it's finished before launching Logic again. And that's just to make sure that Logic is working with the latest Spotlight index. Let us know if that fixes anything.
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  • Greg M
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    Joined: Jun 12th, 2010, 08:11
    Re: EXS24 sample problem.
    Thanks Ski, ill try that tomorrow and let you know.
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  • Greg M
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    Joined: Jun 12th, 2010, 08:11
    Re: EXS24 sample problem.
    That worked well Ski, got most of them to work now. Thanks for your help.
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