Logic Pro 9 Express 9 and Magical 8bit Plug


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Hi everybody.

I'm really struggling with trying to get the "Magical 8bit Plug" plug in to work with Logic Express 9.1.1.

You can download the plugin here:

I've downloaded the Universal Binary version, as I'm running an Intel based Mac.

I download the file, and place the component in Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plug-Ins > Components

When I load up Logic Express, I then go to the Audio Units Manager (Logic Express > Preferences > Audio Units Manager).

I can see "magical8bitPlug" available to check, and it is "successfully validated".

When I go to the inserts buttons (that pulls up the menus of various effects), and go to "Audio Units" menu, only the default Apple plugins appear. On all the instructions and tutorials I can find, I've followed every step and installed everything properly, and I can't for the life of me figure out why it won't show up. Here's one of the tutorials I've tried:

I've tried running Logic in both 32bit and 64bit just in case, I've uninstalled and reinstalled the component...

Any ideas? Am I missing something extremely simple here? I've been looking up tutorials and experimenting for a few hours now and I can't find anything about it 'successfully' installing but not showing up.

Thanks for any and all advice. It's much appreciated.
If I'm not mistaken, that plugin is a software instrument. Create a new software instrument and replace the exs with the magical 8bit plugin from the input area, not the inserts area.
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pkm, THANK YOU!!! I've wasted so much time, missing the simplest thing. *smacks forehead*

Thanks again. It's working great now!
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I am having a problem getting the 8BIT AU to work. I am running the newest version of Logic Pro 9. Every time I try to load it, however, I get this message:
validating Audio Unit Magical 8bit Plug by YMCK:

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AU Validation Tool
Version: 1.6.1a1
Copyright 2003-2007, Apple, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Specify -h (-help) for command options
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VALIDATING AUDIO UNIT: 'aumu' - 'synt' - 'ymck'
ERROR: Manufacturer OSType should have at least one non-lower case character: 'ymck'
ERROR: Cannot get Component's Name strings
ERROR: Error from retrieving Component Version: -50

* * FAIL
FATAL ERROR: didn't find the component

validation result: couldn't be opened

It is strange though, because the plug-in still works....
does anyone know why this is?
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This thing is awesome!!! Well, awesome at easily getting cheesy old Nintendo game sounds. Just wrote an opening to a song I'm producing using it.
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