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Logic X Location Incompatible audio units

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by bartdemylle, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. bartdemylle

    bartdemylle New Member

    I recently upgraded to Logic Pro X (10.1.1) and every time I launch it I get the message that 1 incompatible audio units was found which did not pass the Apple AU validation.
    The plugin manager shows the following information
    AUWireTapAnywhere(Automap)AmbrWany - generator - Ambrosia Software 1.0.0 - couldn't be opened

    I deleted WireTap several years ago. I searched my library both Local and on HD level but cannot find anything related to Ambrosia Software.

    Can anyone tell me where to find that plugin in order to prevent Logic from showing the dialogue every time it is launched?
     
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  3. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    The Audio Unit should be in root/library/audio/plug-ins/components.

    kind regards

    Mark
     
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  4. bartdemylle

    bartdemylle New Member

    Thanks for the quick reply. I already searched on that location and that particular Audio Unit is not there.
     
  5. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Possibly it is in Users/yourname/library/audio/plug-ins/components. If not then you may need to look for caches or preferences referring to this plug-in and left over after you deleted it. Perhaps there is an uninstaller which would clear everything out? I'm afraid I can't give more precise information as I don't use this plug-in. You may find help in Ambrosia's own forum: http://www.ambrosiasw.com/forums/index.php?s=5bdad28c20d944383916aee6a1c03094&act=idx

    kind regards

    Mark
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2015
  6. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Logic Pro X ==> Preferences ==> Plugin Manager ==> Reset and Rescan Selection
    does not help?

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    Deleting software:
    Often I take a good file search program like EasyFind, search for a keyword (i.e. wiretap) and delete all folders and files which clearly refer to the software I want to remove.
     
  7. bartdemylle

    bartdemylle New Member

    Resetting and rescanning within the plugin manager doesn't help. I also tried to install WireTap and use the uninstaller from within the app but that didn't help either. EasyFind doesn't find anything to do with WireTap or Ambrosia. Could it be that Logic Pro X is using some preference from Logic 9, which is still on my HD?
     
  8. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    The information may be cached. Remove this file:
    <user>/Library/Caches/com.apple.audiounits.cache

    At the next start, Logic scans all Audio Units and your problem should be gone. Hopefully.
     
  9. bartdemylle

    bartdemylle New Member

    Thanks for all the suggestions, but it seems like this will haunt me until I get a new Mac and make a clean install.
     
  10. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    When you do a Finder search, certain areas of your boot drive are excluded, thanks to Apple's "wisdom". As Peter suggested above, a 3rd party app might work, otherwise try the following:

    Open a new Finder window.
    Type in [Wiretap] in the search field or [Ambrosia]
    Click-hold on the selector that says [Kind]
    Scroll down and select [Other]
    In the drop-down window, scroll down to [System files] and check the box next to it.
    You could do the same with [File visible]
    Click [OK]

    Now when you click on the [Kind] menu, you'll see a new item for System files.
    Select that.
    On the 2nd menu, instead of [aren't included] choose [are included].

    Now the search results extend into the areas that were not shown before.

    This may or may not reveal the files you're looking for, but it's worth keeping to make future searches more thorough.
     
  11. bartdemylle

    bartdemylle New Member

    No luck, but thanks for the hint.
     
  12. denitronik

    denitronik New Member

    Have you tried creating a new user on your mac and see if you get the same problem with the new user.
    If not, then it was some preference or cache file in your previous user space that was the problem.
    If you still have the problem then it's system-wise and maybe a clean install is the only solution?
     
  13. bartdemylle

    bartdemylle New Member

    The problem does not occur when logging in as a new user. The question is now which cache file or preference is causing this problem as I performed several searches using the name of the plugin or Ambrosia (software developer)
     
  14. denitronik

    denitronik New Member

    At least your problem is not system wide.
    You could drastically delete all files related to the faulty plugin and Ambrosia or use the Onyx application to do some cache cleanup (and other cleanups) on your computer and you can do this on a per-user basis.
    You can find a version for your OS here :
    www.titanium.free.fr/
     
  15. bartdemylle

    bartdemylle New Member

    The main problem is that already years ago I delete all such files. Onyx does not find one single file related to Ambrosia nor the file AUWireTapAnywhere(Automap)AmbrWany
     
  16. bartdemylle

    bartdemylle New Member

    I got rid of it! The nast file was called: AUWireTapAnywhere(Automap)AmbrWany. My 'last shot' was to uninstall Automap by using its uninstaller. Logic Pro X does not show the message anymore. The next thing will be to install Automap again and see if the problem reoccurs.
     
  17. bartdemylle

    bartdemylle New Member

    Problem solved. I reinstalled Automap and the message about the missing AU is not shown anymore. Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
  18. Sir Francis

    Sir Francis New Member

    Thanks. This info helped me too. Regards.
     

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