Garageband 11 cannot update to 6.0.5. All help is greatly appreciated!

testudoaubreii

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Hello. I haven't been on a Mac in a while. I have my old copy of Garageband through iLife 11. I have installed Garageband, but it will not open and gives me an error:

"GarageBand unexpectedly quit while trying to use the Audio Unit “AURogerBeep” by “Apple”.

This plug-in may require an update."

I tried to update it through the AppStore, but it is giving me an error. I then went to the support page where the 6.0.5 update used to be available for download. However, it is no longer available.

Would any of your have any idea how I can update Garageband 11? Will it even work in Mojave?

Thank you in advance for your help!
 

chrfr

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Hello. I haven't been on a Mac in a while. I have my old copy of Garageband through iLife 11. I have installed Garageband, but it will not open and gives me an error:

"GarageBand unexpectedly quit while trying to use the Audio Unit “AURogerBeep” by “Apple”.

This plug-in may require an update."

I tried to update it through the AppStore, but it is giving me an error. I then went to the support page where the 6.0.5 update used to be available for download. However, it is no longer available.

Would any of your have any idea how I can update Garageband 11? Will it even work in Mojave?

Thank you in advance for your help!
The current version of Garageband is in the App Store and isn't a direct update for the old one you have. I'd use that one. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id682658836?mt=12
 

testudoaubreii

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The current version of Garageband is in the App Store and isn't a direct update for the old one you have. I'd use that one. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id682658836?mt=12
Thank you for your reply. I don't really want to use the newer version. I am used to the older version and, if at all possible, like to use it. I like that it still has the podcast feature on there and some other things that have been removed from this new version.

Thank you, again.
 

testudoaubreii

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I’ve got a legacy copy of 6.0.5. Download from here, extract from ZIP and drag to Applications: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lq6g9cmmh15z229/GarageBand 6.0.5.zip?dl=0
Holy moly! You are my hero! Thank you so very much for this. I have been banging my head trying to get this working. I will post with my results.

Edit: Am I able to install my Jam Packs, too?

Thank you!!!
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I’ve got a legacy copy of 6.0.5. Download from here, extract from ZIP and drag to Applications: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lq6g9cmmh15z229/GarageBand 6.0.5.zip?dl=0
I am still getting this error:

"GarageBand unexpectedly quit while trying to use the Audio Unit “AURogerBeep” by “Apple”.

This plug-in may require an update."

Any idea why?
 

keysofanxiety

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Holy moly! You are my hero! Thank you so very much for this. I have been banging my head trying to get this working. I will post with my results.

Edit: Am I able to install my Jam Packs, too?

Thank you!!!
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I am still getting this error:

"GarageBand unexpectedly quit while trying to use the Audio Unit “AURogerBeep” by “Apple”.

This plug-in may require an update."

Any idea why?
Hmm... I suspect that the Jam Pack version you have separately might be for a newer version of GarageBand and the AU isn't compatible with the older version. Incidentally, you can run both in tandem - if you rename the legacy GarageBand version "GarageBand Old" to differentiate it from the later one, it won't cause an issue when downloading the latest version from the App Store.

But for the time being we can stick with the older version and not download the new one. Could you try to uninstall GarageBand completely by dragging all instances of it (including the copy you downloaded from me) from the Applications folder into AppCleaner: https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/

Please remove any and all associated files found.

Once you've done that, delete the files, empty the Trash, then restart your Mac with "reopen windows when logging back in" disabled and try to extract the Drop Box version again. Any luck?
 

testudoaubreii

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Hmm... I suspect that the Jam Pack version you have separately might be for a newer version of GarageBand and the AU isn't compatible with the older version. Incidentally, you can run both in tandem - if you rename the legacy GarageBand version "GarageBand Old" to differentiate it from the later one, it won't cause an issue when downloading the latest version from the App Store.

But for the time being we can stick with the older version and not download the new one. Could you try to uninstall GarageBand completely by dragging all instances of it (including the copy you downloaded from me) from the Applications folder into AppCleaner: https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/

Please remove any and all associated files found.

Once you've done that, delete the files, empty the Trash, then restart your Mac with "reopen windows when logging back in" disabled and try to extract the Drop Box version again. Any luck?
Thank you for replying.

Yeah, no luck. I don't have Jam Packs installed, yet. I was waiting until I have Garageband installed first. I deleted all instances of the other installation. I followed your instructions, but it doesn't work. I don't know why, or when, Apple took the 6.0.5 update off of their support page. I mean, I guess because it is old and they want everyone to use the newer one...
I wish there was a way to just get the update file or something.
 

keysofanxiety

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Thank you for replying.

Yeah, no luck. I don't have Jam Packs installed, yet. I was waiting until I have Garageband installed first. I deleted all instances of the other installation. I followed your instructions, but it doesn't work. I don't know why, or when, Apple took the 6.0.5 update off of their support page. I mean, I guess because it is old and they want everyone to use the newer one...
I wish there was a way to just get the update file or something.
The version on Drop Box is 6.0.5, so that should be fine.

Are you on High Sierra perchance? If so, this might be the cause: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8092052

https://ask.audio/articles/audio-plugins-not-working-in-garageband-on-macos-10-13-high-sierra-here-s-a-fix
 

testudoaubreii

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keysofanxiety

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No, I am on Mojave. I have actually been on that site and tried the fix.

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.
Sorry for my belated reply. Can you try find that plugin and move it from that folder, then see if GB opens?

Library > Audio > Plug-ins > Components

There are two libraries. One on the Finder window via “Go”, then hold Alt. The other library is via Macintosh HD.

If you check both locations and find that named plugin, then copy/paste it elsewhere (Desktop for time being) and delete the file from the original location, does this work?