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This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:37 pm
by JukeBox Visionary
Ok so I used to have a torrented version of Ableton Suite that was kind of messed up. When I went into Options it didnt have a Preferences option. And when I opened it it would say "The VST Plug-in custom folder could not be found. Please select a new folder in Live's File/Folder Preferences" and not only could I not use VSTs but I couldnt find the Folder Preferences. So I recently Bought it and deleted all of my old Ableton stuff (besides 2 projects) and began using the new one, but its still doing the same thing and behaving the same way that the old torrented version did! Please help because I feel like I just wasted 337 dollars, and its making me f**king nuts! Ive tried re-installing it like 100 times but it always does the same thing (there are also 2 Ableton Lives in my finder, but both behave the same way.)
Thanks so much for your help

Re: This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:46 pm
by panten
Have you tried changing the Overhead Manalay socket? It could be that. Check the manual on p.510 for everything you need on the subject.

Re: This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:19 pm
by tintala
1st lesson, always BUY. :roll:

Re: This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:39 pm
by nathannn
try installing "like" ten more times :wink: , if that doesnt work try reading pages 225-226 of the manual.

If you still dont get it,
You need to know where you installed your vst's
I have a folder that I made on the the main hard drive ( C:\vst )
You can make this folder any place you want

Install all your plugins to this folder
When installing the plug ins dont just keep clicking next with out reading where they are being installed
Direct the installer to the folder you made!

After you know where all your plugins are installed open up live
press the "command" and "," at the same time (if this is too much click on options, go all the way down to preferences and click it
lives preferences are now open
click on the file folder tab

find the section that says "plug in sources"
under the heading that says "use custom vst folder" there is a button to the right, if it says off click it so it says on, if it says on leave it alone

directly under this there is a button that says browse to the right of the vst custom folder heading.. click the browse button

now find the folder you made where you correctly installed your vst plug ins
click the folder
this is now your custom vst folder (remember it)
dont close preferences yet your not done.
click on the button that says rescan

now you are done.

Re: This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:26 am
by JukeBox Visionary
I plan on trying all your advice!

Re: This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:34 am
by JukeBox Visionary
I cant find the manual help one more time? sorry as you can tell im by no means pro

Re: This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:57 am
by nathannn
it should be in the box when you bought live :lol:
if not there click help then click read the live manual.

also at the bottom of live to the left is the info view, point your mouse at things on the screen you dont under stand and a description will pop up
to the right of live are lessons (if this view is not open, drag the far right side of live with your mouse until it opens)
you need to go through the lessons.

Re: This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:36 am
by dazzer
Whatever happened to the old nathannn? This new helpful version is a pale imitation.

Re: This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:54 am
by fishmonkey
we need a new forum section: "Crack Rehab"

Re: This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:57 am
by dazzer
I'd imagine most of us have done something similar at some point.

Re: This is driving me insane!!! PLEASE help!

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:54 am
by nathannn
dazzer wrote:Whatever happened to the old nathannn? This new helpful version is a pale imitation.
whatever go check out the lounge... i think my last post shows the old nathannn is the present nathannn.