Restoring Missing Plugins

Hi,

When you upgrade a plugin, or move one or something similar, when you open your Live set you get a message saying "Some plug-ins could not be loaded and are disabled".  

So, for example, I upgraded my Native Instruments Komplete.  So I no longer have Absynth 3, I have Absynth 5.  All of the sounds that were in 3 are also in 5, so I just have to go into Absynth and find the new path to the sound I'm interested in.

But I don't remember each sound I used to use, and I don't really feel like auditioning 500 synth sounds (that's per plugin). Is there a way to get, from the information about the now-disabled MIDI track, the name of the sound we were using in the old version of the plugin?

Thanks!

Aaron

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GroverGrooves 3 years ago | 0 comments

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  • GroverGrooves
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    Bump.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • GroverGrooves
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    It's a year later.  Anything?

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • JamesMiles
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    Not as far as I know.

    Should'a named the track after the preset...  Or printed it to audio.

    Grammy organization has a document on guidelines for DAW's when collaborating with other engineers/producers or archiving projects.  Good guidelines for organizational habits, and insulating yourself from an "upgrade derail"

    http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/producers-and-engineers/guidelines

    http://www.grammy.org/files/pages/DAWGuidelineLong.pdf

     

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • [daw] Ableton staff
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    Hi there, 

    The issue you are experiencing is related to the way DAWs and plugin manufacturers deal with plugin IDs. Basically if you install Absynth 5 when you previously had Absynth 3 installed, Absynth 5 is a new plugin, with a totally new ID. 

    Therefore Live can not simply adapt the settings from Absynth 3 in your set. Incremental updates, like going from version 5.0 to 5.1, usually don't get stamped with a new ID, but with major updates of your plugins it is mostly unavoidable to manually load the according preset again. 

    Best ,

    David

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • seanclark
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    Hi,

    I am experiencing the same problem here. My laptop was damaged and i had to transfer my projects over to my new laptop. Upgrading Komplete in the process as Komplete 7 was not longer compatible to install with OS X Yosemite. I now have Komplete 10 running

    When i load up all my previous projects i get the same message saying "some plug-ins could not be loaded and are disabled"... Is the only way to fix this going through manually finding and re-loading the old preset used? Or is there another possible solution? As that seems very long and tedious

    Regards,

    Sean

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Jake Blue
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    Anyone? This is doing me head in...

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • NickDesigner
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    For me the important thing that is being lost is the automation. It would be nice to be able to copy the existing automation envelopes to a instance of the newer version of the plugin.

    I have found that it is possible to see the envelops in the track automation still, so I'm going to try to copy them over manually.

     

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Pirkka
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    It would be awesome if Ableton was able to store the preset names somehow, so that users would not have to go through all that trouble. 

    Not sure if that would be feasible technically (I have no idea in what format the preset info is stored within Ableton or the plugins). 

    While lacking this type of solution, I thank JamesMiles for the guidelines. 🙏🏻

    6 months ago | 0 comments

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