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Help and hints for MOTU Digital Performer

Possible fix for missing DP plugins

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in troubleshooting | 0 comments

Did some of your Digital Performer plugins simply vanish from your dropdown list of effects?? [Proverb and Masterworks are commonly cited] If you’re using a non-english localization of OS X then this might help: Switch your localization to English, then back to your original language. For many users, this has fixed the...

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Can’t save presets? Check folder permissions!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in troubleshooting | 2 comments

One week ago, for no reason at all, I suddenly could NOT save any presets from the drop-down box of the Effects window. For example, open up MOTU Dyamics. Choose any preset. Fiddle with the knobs. Try to save that as a new preset. [“Save Settings”] Normally a finder window opens, and you can enter a name for your new preset. But for me, NOTHING happened when I clicked on ‘Save Settings’. No error message. Simply no response. And no response when I tried to ‘Show presets in Finder’. I went through all sorts of troubleshooting steps but could not fix this problem. Then I decided to look at the privileges for the Finder folder where all presets are stored: HD/Library/Audio/Presets I discovered that permissions were set to read only for that folder, even though I had run ‘Repair...

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10 steps for basic DP Troubleshooting

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in troubleshooting | 0 comments

Whenever you experience weird behavior during DP use–for something that you know was working fine the day before–there are a few basic troubleshooting steps that I recommend before trying anything drastic. [I define something drastic as uninstalling/reinstalling DP, or re-installing OSX] Step 1: Save your project using ‘Save As’, then close DP. Restart DP and open up your Saved As project. Still the same problem? Step 2: Reboot the computer. It amazes me how often rebooting fixes things. [Like all my ilok VIs not being recognized yesterday, for example!] Still the same problem? Step 3: Create a new empty project, and try your problematic operation on fresh audio/midi data. A single track is all you need for this purpose. If the operation works fine on this new project, then something unfortunately got corrupted on your problematic project. If you...

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