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NEED HELP getting older VSL libraries to work with new system
Last post Sun, Apr 03 2011 by Emlyn, 3 replies.
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Posted on Fri, Mar 11 2011 19:16
by mag
Joined on Mon, Jan 26 2004, Texas, Posts 13
It's been quite awhile since I've been on this forum, and the programs I'm using are definitely older versions of the Vienna Strings Library. I have the Horizon Series Opus 1 and Solo Strings, and here's my setup:

Mac Pro 2x2.8 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon desktop with OS 10.5.8, Logic Pro 8.0.2, EXS Standard Manager Internal Computer Setup (3 hard drives).

Main hard drive: OS, Logic Pro software, 2nd hard drive: All Logic Pro audio files recorded to this drive, 3rd hard drive: Vienna Strings Library samples.

Problem: After upgrading my system from a previous G5 that crashed to my current Mac Pro, and transferring the Vienna Strings files from an external hard drive to a new internal hard drive, the Vienna Strings Library is no longer showing up or loading into the EXS24 Sampler menu in Logic. After some consulting with Andrea Gozzi at Redmatica, I realize I need to re-install the Vienna Strings Library, as the corresponding .exs files, created from the initial installation of VSL and stored in the Logic Sampler Instruments folder, were left behind on my old main drive. I downloaded the newest (15.0.2) free version of Stuffit Expander, but as of yet I have not been able to extract the files from the DVDs.

Not sure how to proceed to get the VSL libraries working with my EXS24 Sampler again. Would very much appreciate help on solving this issue.

Thank you!
M. Garcia

M. Garcia
Posted on Mon, Mar 14 2011 09:39
by marnix
Joined on Tue, Mar 16 2004, Vienna, Posts 1013

Hi Mag,


I also already replied to you support request by email!


For unpacking our RAR archives, I recommend the freeware UnrarX, which you can download from http://www.unrarx.com/ in case you don´t have it yet in your Applications folder. It is much more reliable and unpacks our libraries substantially faster than, for instance, Stuffit.

Please do not forget to specify a target folder in UnrarX before initiating the actual decompression process, since otherwise, just like Stuffit, it will by default try to unpack the files back onto the DVD, which of course is locked.


I also uploaded the missing files to your Personal Files folder in the User Area on our website at https://www.vsl.co.at/en/68/141/384/273.htm


But you will have to log in to our site in order to see the files...

Initially, you registered your products with an old email address - shall we change it to your current address and reset your password?


Best, Marnix

Posted on Sun, Apr 03 2011 18:47
by Emlyn
Joined on Tue, Jan 21 2003, Providence, RI, Posts 67

I think I'm in the same boat: I had purchased the full VSL Pro Edition years ago, which I used on a Windows system, but want to start using it on a Mac using Logic 8.

While I've managed to load libraries individually (I also discovered the G-player plugin...another option) there's obviously no way to use the Windows performance tool on a Mac.

So uhm....what do I need to get all this working with a Mac perf tool?



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