Logic Pro 9 Assign Track to External Instrument (sampletank)

#1
I give--- I can't figure it out, apologies if this is a really newbie questions:

I've installed Logic 9, patched to 9.1.1
Installed SampleTank 2.5.3 and their wonderful library
HOW do I assign a Track to a SampleTank sound?
 

Eli

Logician
#2
Call it up as an audio unit plugin on a software instrument track. No need to use the external Instrument plug in, it will appear directly as an audio unit plug in on it's own.

You can use it either on a regular software instrument track, or on a multi timbral version of a software instrument track.
 
#3
Nothing yet.
Inert Slot > Audio Units > Apple -- only APPLE appears
are you saying that SampleTank should show up here - how does Logic know SampleTank exists?
 

Eli

Logician
#4
Logic will recognize Sample Tank if you have the current audio unit version of it installed. But the insert slot is not the place to call it up. Since it is an instrument and not an effect plug in, it must be called up from the input slot of a software instrument track.
 
#5
Call it up as an audio unit plugin on a software instrument track. No need to use the external Instrument plug in, it will appear directly as an audio unit plug in on it's own.

You can use it either on a regular software instrument track, or on a multi timbral version of a software instrument track.
HI Eli: I'm a new user - I have older macbook pro with 2.4 Ghz dual core - 4 gigs ram - I haven't been able to use Sampletank 2.5 with Logic 9 - could you tell me where the sampletank files need to be - I suspect Logic 9 has a bug where it doesn't recognize Sampletank 2.5? Thanks!
 

Eli

Logician
#6
HI Eli: I'm a new user - I have older macbook pro with 2.4 Ghz dual core - 4 gigs ram - I haven't been able to use Sampletank 2.5 with Logic 9 - could you tell me where the sampletank files need to be - I suspect Logic 9 has a bug where it doesn't recognize Sampletank 2.5? Thanks!
When you say you haven't been able to use it, do you mean Logic doesn't recognize the audio unit? Or do you mean that it is recognized, and opens, but the open plug-in does not see the ST data on your hard drive?
 
#7
Hi Eli:
Thanks for your reply.
Logic 9.1.5 (is what I have) does NOT recognize Sampletank - I have used Sampletank in the past - I think with Logic 8 - unfortunately Logic 9 has never recognized it. I know where to call it up - from the AU Units - but Sampletank is not there even though I've installed it many times -
I was hoping you could tell me the Directory Structure after installing it - where should the plugin be - and where should the samples be? Maybe that will work. I think it's a compatibility issue with Logic 9 - I'm wondering if it's worth installing Logic 9.1.8?
Glen


When you say you haven't been able to use it, do you mean Logic doesn't recognize the audio unit? Or do you mean that it is recognized, and opens, but the open plug-in does not see the ST data on your hard drive?
s for your reply
 

Eli

Logician
#8
Hi Glen,

Forget about the ST content, you've got a bigger problem - the plug-in isn't recognized by Logic. First thing is check your plug-in manager in Logic and see if it is showing up there and/or if it has failed validation. It's possible that version of ST isn't compatible with the version of the OS and Logic 9 you are using. I don't think upgrading to 9.1.8 will solve the problem, although you should do it anyway, since it is a more mature version. You might want to consider upgrading to ST 2.5 to ST 3. I am using it with LP X with no problem.

The directory structure for the audio unit component is as follows:
HD --> Library --> Audio --> Plug-ins --> Components

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#9
Hi Glen,

Forget about the ST content, you've got a bigger problem - the plug-in isn't recognized by Logic. First thing is check your plug-in manager in Logic and see if it is showing up there and/or if it has failed validation. It's possible that version of ST isn't compatible with the version of the OS and Logic 9 you are using. I don't think upgrading to 9.1.8 will solve the problem, although you should do it anyway, since it is a more mature version. You might want to consider upgrading to ST 2.5 to ST 3. I am using it with LP X with no problem.

The directory structure for the audio unit component is as follows:
HD --> Library --> Audio --> Plug-ins --> Components

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Hi Eli:

Thanks so much for your help - especially the diagram - I will definitely consider upgrading - and I might try to install 9.1.8 and see if it helps. Much appreciated and good luck recording! If I have any luck, I'll let you know.
Glen Hornblast (aka Horenblas)
 
#11
Thanks Bayswater for your clue - I realize now my processor on the Macbook 5.1 is 64 bit - the old Sampletank 2.5 is 32 - that is probably the reason. I expect I will need to upgrade to ST 3.0?
 
#12
That's one option. You could run Logic in 32 bit mode if the projects doesn't need a lot of RAM. Or you can get an app to make 32 bit plugins work with a 64 bit host. There are several but 32 Lives is the only one I know that works with Logic. Best to update your plugins to 64 bit -- I wouldn't expect much support in the future for 32 bit plugins.
 
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