Supplemental Content Missing in Final Cut Pro X

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  1. itsthemacaddict macrumors member

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    I just downloaded FCP X from the Mac App Store. I then ran Software Update to download the Supplemental Content. I restarted FCP X and when I go into the folders "Final Cut Pro Sound Effects" and "Apple Loops for Soundtrack Pro", nothing shows up. Help!
     
  2. itsthemacaddict thread starter macrumors member

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    UPDATE: Final Cut makes two folders both called "Final Cut Pro Sound Effects". I was looking in the wrong one...the empty one.. As to the "Apple Loops for Soundtrack Pro", how do we find those?
     
  3. truthfullybored macrumors newbie

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    Unless you had soundtrack pro installed from before, there will be no loops in that folder. Soundtrack Pro is now a legacy product and that folder is meant to hold the loops it came with.

    The similar problem I had was that I could not find a way to add anything other than the standard final cut and imovie libraries of apple loops to fcpx, since they are all located on an external hard drive. The only workaround I found is that you can drag the individual loops onto the timeline of final cut directly from the finder window.

    If there is a way to index external apple loop libraries in fcpx, please let me know since it is nice to keep it in the program.

    Thanks!
     
  4. UBNO macrumors newbie

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    I was looking for a way to utilize all the old Soundtrack Pro assets on an external drive from within FCPX as well and came across the answer over on the Creative Cow forums. (LINK) The solution is thankfully very quick and easy. If you have sound effects on an external drive all you have to do is drop an alias to the external folder into the location where FCPX looks for audio (Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple). FCPX will then automatically index the external location and add it to the 'Music and Sound' menu using the directory structure to organize them. The old Soundtrack Pro assets don't appear under the sections for the legacy assets but rather whatever the alias' name is. All in all though, that's close enough I think.
     

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