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I bought BiaB for mac a few days ago and I can't load tracks into LogicPro.

Mac mini 2020 with M1 chip and 16 GB RAM
Mac OS version: Ventura 13.4 (22F66)
Logic Pro version: 10.7.8
BiaB release: Release 2023 (705)
Band-in-a-Box DAW AU Plugin.component version: 5.5.2

I have a successful installation ov BiaB.

Thanks,

Pierre

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Hi Pierre,

As we found out in a different thread, AU validation is fine on your system, so I wouldn't expect that you are receiving an error message when loading Logic.
https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=767015&page=2

Can you describe exactly what the problem is?


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Pierre58,

Try changing your audio settings from 44100 hertz sample rate and 32 floating bit depth to 44100 hertz and 16 bit depth.


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Hi Jim, can you tell me where i can do this ? In logic or BiaB ? Thanks fir your help.

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Hello Andrew,

The problem occurs when I use the plugin in logic:
A) I generate the tracks in the plugin using the "Generate" button
B) I get the message "Generation is complete ... Drag-n-drop the track icons to your DRAW tracks"
C) When I close the window by pressing "Play" or "Close" the interface does not allow me to "Drag-n-drop" tracks in Logic. The buttons allowing me to do the "Drag-n-drop" (for individual tracks or all tracks as in the video) does not appear.

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First, in the plugin, double-check that your folder locations are as expected, by going to File menu | Preferences | Folder Locations. For example, if the Band-in-a-Box application is installed on the internal Mac hard drive, it should be /Application/Band-in-a-Box/ and so on. Also, take note of the Saved Tracks location. Usually this is /Applications/Band-in-a-Box/BBPlugin/SavedTracks. Next, just to be sure, open the StylePicker and rebuild.

Generate a song. Do you get the track "drag n drop icons" now? If not, navigate to the SavedTracks folder in Finder. If it actually generated tracks, there SHOULD be a folder there named with the current timestamp, e.g. "2023-06-10 10:10". If that folder IS there, open it and there SHOULD be a bunch of files (e.g. "MySong -Guitar - t=115.wav" - that is the audio for the guitar track) If the files are there, try playing one of the audio files by double-clicking on it - you SHOULD hear that track playing in your default media player.

What did you find?

Another test you can do, to eliminate the possibility that it is something specific to the plugin in Logic, is to try the "Band-in-a-Box Standalone DAW Plugin.app". You will find this in /Application/Band-in-a-Box/BBPlugin/Files. This is just a version of the "plugin" that runs independently of any host DAW. You should run this, repeat the steps above, and see if there is any difference. FYI you should be able to drag the tracks from this app into Logic.


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Ok Andrew I Will Try your suggestions and I will come back to you.

Thanks a lot for your effort

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Hi Andrew,

1. I used the standard BiaB installation on the MacMini. So all the directories are on my main drive
2. I generated a musical piece from the BiaB plugin in LogicPro as you suggest
3. Even if I couldn't do the Drag and Drop directly from the plugin, I found the files in the Saved Tracks as you told me. So I was able to Drag and Drop from the Saved Tracks which is a perfectly acceptable workaround for me.

I sincerely thank you for your help. You really provide excellent customer service and I appreciate that. I will do further research to try to do the Drag and Drop directly from the BiaB plugin in LogicPro (and not from the files included in Saved Tracks). If I find something, I will post it on the forum to help people who have the same problem. But as I tell you, using Saved Tracks works very well.

Once again thank you and have a nice day,

Pierre

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I still find it strange that the plugin does not show the tracks as generated when in fact they are. I wonder if it would make a difference changing the "Simplify file names" setting in File | Preferences | Rendering...

Also if you get a chance to try the standalone DAW plugin .app, it would be good to know if it works or has the same issue. And, if it has the same issue, try adding it to Full Disk Access in System Preferences | Privacy&Security.

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Hi Andrew,

Good news, It works. I just forgot to give Full Disk Access in System Preferences to the plugin

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