Xpand!2 can’t find factory content

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XPand!2 opens without showing a default patch. It can’t find its factory content. In our case, this was due to a upgrade to PT. The previous version knew the content was stored in a Digidesign folder. Now the content was in an Avid folder and XPand!2 is confused.

Hopefully, XPand!2 shows an error message and asks you to browse for the new content.

If not, I’ve had some success initiated a new instrument plug in on another insert. The new instance will show the message.I’ve had some success holding option-control while adding a new plug-in. [[If you open a session that previously had xpand instruments, don't mess with those. Once you add a new one and set the proper location, you can reopen your session and all your previous xpand settings will be restored.]]

Browse for the new location. Applications > Avid > Avid Virtual Instruments > Xpand2

Choose Xpand2 folder.

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New Studio 8 audio routing.

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The Mackie Onyx console is freaking out.  Until we get it fixed, I thought of another way to work in the studio.  Use the Digidesign 003.

  1. Patch the Digidesign 003 Main outs (top row) to the subwoofer L,R inputs (bottom row).
  2. Select Digidesign HW as your audio output in the application
  3. OR –> select Built-in Line Output in the Apple System Preferences and push the “Aux In” (light on) on the 003

  4. Turn the “Monitor” knob on 003 to adjust overall volume

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Where are the Waves Plugins.

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If an application ever asks to locate the Waves plugins, you can find them in the Applications>Waves>Waves PlugIns folder. Find the folder by clicking on it once, then click on “Choose”.  FYI, all other plugins for Digidesign are kept here: Library>Application Support>Digidesign>Plug-Ins folder

PT_Waves_location

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