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Garritan instrument packs for Songsmith (Migrated from community.research.microsoft.com)

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  • songsmithrichard posted on 07-05-2009 7:48 AM

    I cannot recommend the Garritan expansion pack instruments

    1. Each pack costs $9.99 USD and gives you less than 10 instruments each.  Songsmith already has over 70 instruments.

    2. The add-on instruments do not provide any useful pop instruments.  I would love to see different distortion/overdrive levels of guitars and different EQs and reverbs of acoustic piano.  But the expansion pack contains no additional guitar or piano sounds.

    3. The installation is kind of confusing.  After you download the files, you have to add the .exe to the filename.  And the files are installed to either the "Garritan" or "Plogue" folders of program files instead of the "Songsmith" folder.

    4. None of the new sounds are used as default instruments for the styles, not even the new expansion styles.  Unless you manually select a new sound for an instrument, you will never hear the new sounds.  And if you change styles, all of the new sounds will be deselected because all styles will reset to their original instrument sounds.

     

    jueves, 02 de junio de 2011 20:21
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  • dmorris replied on 09-21-2009 11:45 PM

    Sorry to hear the instructions weren't clear; hopefully we can get this worked out.

    When you an purchase instrument pack from Garritan, you should be able to download a setup program.  When you run the setup program, the instruments it contains should immediately appear in Songsmith, in the "set up your band" window (click the "mixer" button at the lower-right corner of the main window).

    Did you try that?  That should be all there is to it...

    If you don't see new instruments right away, try re-starting Songsmith once you've installed the Garritan sound packs.  But they should communicate their location with Songsmith, without you having to do anything special.

    Hope that helps!

    -Dan from the Songsmith Team

    jueves, 02 de junio de 2011 20:21
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  • MickY_G replied on 09-20-2009 7:44 PM

    I just purchased the three Garritan expansion packs and I have not the faintest idea what the hell to do with them, or where they should even go? The Garritan site doesn't offer much in the way of any explanation as to what you should do once you have paid for and downloaded their packs. It all seems to be a bit of a con to me? Just take the money and run and never mind helping people and explaining what to do after download? So according to your post, these packs do not actually integrate with Microsoft Songsmith at all, so I now see no point at all as to why I downloaded them if they are not going to work with Songsmith? I think a refund is in order for this rubbish! As far as I am concerned, I have just wasted 3 x US$9.99!

    jueves, 02 de junio de 2011 20:21
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  • dmorris replied on 09-21-2009 11:45 PM

    Sorry to hear the instructions weren't clear; hopefully we can get this worked out.

    When you an purchase instrument pack from Garritan, you should be able to download a setup program.  When you run the setup program, the instruments it contains should immediately appear in Songsmith, in the "set up your band" window (click the "mixer" button at the lower-right corner of the main window).

    Did you try that?  That should be all there is to it...

    If you don't see new instruments right away, try re-starting Songsmith once you've installed the Garritan sound packs.  But they should communicate their location with Songsmith, without you having to do anything special.

    Hope that helps!

    -Dan from the Songsmith Team

    jueves, 02 de junio de 2011 20:21
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  • "That should be all there is to it" but that's *not* all there is to it. Garritan isn't helping either. I bought the Songsmith expansion packs, they show up in Songsmith, but they are all silent. I have my Garritan expansion pack registration codes, but was never asked to enter them and there is no UI anywhere where I can enter them, nor are there any instructions anywhere. Windows7 64 bit. The installation occured without errors but it's useless. Thanks for you help!

    viernes, 09 de septiembre de 2011 0:39
  • Hi Songsmithrichard, I couldn't buy the packages as they are discontinued. Can I get them from you for free? Thanks. 

    Asmarino

    lunes, 14 de abril de 2014 20:16
  • Hi MickY_G, I couldn't buy the packages as they are discontinued. Can I get them from you for free? Thanks. 

    Asmarino

    lunes, 14 de abril de 2014 20:16