First I am new to mac’s. I run logic 8 with a MBP.
I cannot install the evaluation version of Rocket plug.
I download the AU version. But I am curious about this, because I should install it in the Librady-Audio-Plugins-Components, and my Mac has 2 places for this.
One is Macintosh HD–Library–Audio–Plugins–Components
and the other is Macintosh HD–Users-Myname–Library–Audio–Plugins–Components
Why do they both exist? Each Plugins folder is different from the other and I did put the Component file on both of these folders and Logic didn’t recognize them.
There are two different directories because if you’re not an administrator user on the Mac, you can’t put files in /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components. Plugins in that directory are available to host programs no matter who’s logged in, though. If you put them in Your Home Directory/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components, they’re only available if you are logged in…if someone else logs in, those plugins aren’t available.
The two directories are standard Mac OS X locations…has nothing to do with The Rocket in particular.
You should only place the plugin in ONE of the locations, preferably NOT the user directory.
Remove one of the copies and make sure that there is only one…then clear Logic’s plugin information cache and re-try. I’ve used the plugs in Logic 8 and know that they work.
I am running Logic Express 8.0.2 here on a Mac Mini running Leopard 10.5.5…no problems.
I have a full copy of Logic here but have to attach another hard drive to be able to install it…not enough disk space. There should be no significant difference in the audio engine and plugin handling between Logic and Logic Express, however. I know that other users are using Logic 8 and my plugins with no issues…Try deleting ALL stillwell plugins from everywhere on your hard drive and then rescan your plugins. Then, go download a fresh copy of ONE of my plugins and try it.
I’ll try and scrounge up another hard drive to install Logic on and test here myself.
EDIT Well, scratch that…you can’t install Logic on anything but the system volume. Bummer.
I tried installing Bitter plugin from Schwa. Works OK.
The Schwa SchOPE plugin is recognized, but Logic won’t load it. I get an error message “fail to load AU plugin, contact manufacturer to get an updated version”.
The Schwa spectro works fine.
Then tried Transient Monster. Nothing.
Maybe its the new leopard version 10.5.6 that causes the problem
By the way, 10.5.6 addresses these problems:
Core Audio and AU component version mismatch fix
Multiple instances of MatrixReverb in separate threads fix
Core Audio compressor threshold fix
Switching default audio deviceâ€™s output stream is now immediate
More channels for Core Audio 3D mixer
Programmatically created (public) aggregate device now plays correctly
Audio Channel Layouts and Unique ID fix
Changing the composition of an aggregate device audio dropout fix
kAudioSubDevicePropertyDriftCompensation property can now be set on an aggregate device
Renaming aggregate devices now propagate device name changes to all applications
AudioFileOpenURL memory management fix
CoreAudio AudioFileWritePackets file creation fix
audioqueue compatibility fixes
audio file stream compatibility fixes
ExtAudioFileCreateNew memory management fix
ADTS files now supports kAudioFilePropertyPacketSizeUpperBound
If it doesn’t list them, you either don’t have them in the right folder, they are still compressed in zip format, or the downloaded copy you have is corrupt.
Please do what I asked earlier…delete ALL stillwell plugins from everywhere on your hard drive, then launch Logic and rescan all AU plugins. Quit Logic. Download a NEW copy of one of our plugins, and be sure that it has unzipped itself when downloaded. Copy the component to /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components. Re-launch Logic…it should scan and find the plugin. Beyond that, I don’t know what to tell you…it is confirmed working, but I agree that it is not working FOR YOU.
Logic occasionally has problems with its AU component cache. Try trashing the caches…see these Apple support threads for more detail.
It has to be compressed/zipped, unfortunately. A component (or any other Mac app, for that matter) isn’t really just a single file…it’s a “bundle”, which is a special kind of directory with specific folders and files inside it. If I unzip it and put it on the web server it’ll be a directory full of junk that you’d never get downloaded and reassembled correctly.
What is the file size of RocketAU.component? Mine is 3.9 MB, or 4,015,140 bytes. If it’s still compressed it will be 3.0 MB or 3,105,764 bytes. If it’s anything else you’ve got a bad file and need to clear the cache on your browser and try to download it again.
DINGDINGDING! I think we have a winner. Do NOT use a 3rd-party utility. After you download the .zip file without uncompressing, use the stock Apple utilities to uncompress the plugin. I have not heard anything specific about Zipeg, but I have seen other utilities corrupt our plugins. No clue why…we use the stock Apple utilities to zip up the plugins to begin with.