Logic Pro 7 & earlier Apple Loops, .caf files Problem

#1
Been awhile LUGs. I have an annoying thing going on. I use loops a lot. About 2 years ago (or more) I installed my son's version of Final Cut Express on my computer and never registered it or really even used it (I just wanted to check it basically). It seems AFTER I did that when I would select a loop in the loop browser that should be a midi loop I get the error message: "the name".caf" - What kind of file is this?. This has seriously decreased the number of loops I can access. Can anyone answer? Running 7.1.1 on 10.4.11. Thank You. Tim
 

Eli

Logician
#2
CAF is a new audio file format Apple created when Logic 8 came out. It stands for core audio format. It's basically a "container" that can hold several different types of file formats within it. It's main advantage is that you can bypass the 2 GB files size limit.

Since L8, Apple has shipped all the included apple loops in this new format. Logic 7 doesn't recognize CAF files.
 
#3
Okay. Understand (I think). So basically I need to reinstall ALL my loops so 7.1.1 will recognize them again? They worked before, because some of the loops were already being used in songs, projects I had previously recorded, then they didn't work. Is this what I need to do?
 
#5
So, finally. Did installing Final Cut Express screw up my loops library? I got rid of FCE, but are there any lingering extensions, etc. of FCE that could still affect my loops after I reinstall all my loops? Thank you for your time. Tim
 

Eli

Logician
#6
You'll need to reindex your loop browser with the new loops. But other than that, I don't think you should have any other problems.
 
#7
Hi I just jumped from Logic 7 to Logic 9,When opening Logic 7 songs my apple loops don't open in Logic 9.I see they are now caf. files.How do I get the original loops from L7 into L9,any ideas?
 
#8
You too may need to re-install the loops. And possibly index them at that point. I think the install of L9 replaces the .aif files with the .caf files if you don't pay attention to what is being installed where.
 
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