EZDrummer help in Garageband -- it won't show up

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  1. NickM macrumors 6502

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    As you may or may not know and care, I'm new to Macs as of a month ago. I'm also new to Garageband, and just started tinkering around with it for fun. However, I am NOT new to audio recording software, and I can find my way around it pretty easily.

    The problem is that I just installed EZDrummer (a virtual instrument plugin) and a couple of the drumkits, but I can't seem to find it listed inside Garageband as an instrument.

    Can someone offer some advice please?
    I also can't seem to find it in my Mac's Applications folder.
    Anyone know where it would have installed to?
    I lost free HDD space after the install, but don't see it installed anywhere.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Use the spotlight feature to locate the application or addon. Might be a stupid question but is it supported by Garageband? Hopefully someone could help you but you're probably going to have to contact the developer for help unless Garageband isn't play nice - Apple/iApps wouldn't be able to help you.
     
  3. NickM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From what I've read, it is supported by Garageband.
    I also tried searching in Spotlight, but it isn't finding the install. :confused:
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Just to clarify, EZDrummer IS an actual application for you to create drum tracks than you can export and use in Garageband? If yes then it has to be installed in your applications folder. If not, I would definitely try to reinstall and verify where you're installing it to, if there is no option, then by default it is installing to your applications folder.
     
  5. NickM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The way I've used it in the past, in Pro Tools, is as a plugin on a track. I created midi files (programming notes for the drum beats), then ran EZDrummer as a plugin... basically the virtual drumkit that will play the midi file and generate the drum sounds for each note.

    It's not really a standalone application, so maybe it did install somewhere else. I just have no clue where. Of course I didn't really pay attention to where it was installing... shoulda done that.
    I might try to reinstall and see if that does anything.

    If anybody else has encountered this problem and knows a solution, please chime in!
     
  6. NickM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, but I came across that article earlier.
    I ran into several posts by people with the same problem as me, but none offered a solution.
    Where it should be listed in the Instrument Generator list, it isn't. :(
     
  7. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I would reinstall then. Looks like something didn't run correctly.
     
  8. NickM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did, but the same thing is going on.

    Damn.... I was hoping maybe somebody here would have run into the same problem. I guess maybe after a while someone will come along...
     
  9. hudsonsaul macrumors newbie

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    I'm also having this problem. EZdrummer installed, but its not populating in Garageband's Instrument Generator.

    Most annoying, searched high and low for reasons why and nothing. Reinstalled a million times, spoken with GB and EZD ppl and they didn't know.

    GB'08 is what i'm using and EZDrummer is installed, but neither GB or Logic pickup the fact its installed.

    Did you ever have any luck?
     
  10. ArticuloMortis macrumors newbie

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    Well,

    If you actually bought it, just

    1. Open garage band.
    2. Drag and drop your midi track
    3. Highlight the drum track.
    4. Click the "i" button in the lower right corner.
    5. Click on the "edit" tab.
    6. Click on the "sound generator" scroller.
    7. Go allllllll the way down.
    8. It should be under audio unit modules.

    As for you torrenters,
    I have no idea, haven't figured it out myself,
    You access it the same way, through garage band, but I can't find a keygen.

    Hope I've been of help. :)
     

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