so #$%*#ing frustrating - please help

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by tr3eman9, May 18, 2008.

  1. tr3eman9

    tr3eman9 Guest

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that GarageBand might not be the most popular recording software here - but I use it cuz its free with Macs, and it gets the job done and more. Its actually decently powerful if you have the right plugins and know what your doing.


    But I just downlaoded the AU version of the Fish Fillets freeware package from DigitalFishPhones. These are supposed to be pretty good for freeware - a compresser, a de-esser, and a gater/expander.

    But I follwed the instructions (both in the manual, and the same instructions everything tells you how to install an AU plugin) - I put the component file in Library>Audo>Plug-Ins>Components. Garageband supports AU plugins - I have a few in there already. But Goddammit, the fish fillets don't show up in garageband.

    anybody know what could be wrong? I don't think its the plugin, since its supposed to be pretty quality, and the website cerrtainly gives a very "clean" impression, like the guys have dont all the work for you and all you have to is drag, drop, click, and go (i love that feeling, thats why im a Mac user...^#$% doing it yourself with software, no thanks :) )

    so like I said, what could be wrongg???
  2. freesignal

    freesignal Active Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    I hate it when "the fish fillets don't show up in garageband." :lol:
  3. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    "all you have to is drag, drop, click, and go (i love that feeling, thats why im a Mac user"
    Namby pamby mac users. Learn to use a terminal :lol:

    Fish fillets, haha. What a stupid name for a plugin.

    Is there any sort of Refresh Effects button in GB, or something that might need to be done to reload the effects list?
  4. tr3eman9

    tr3eman9 Guest

    if there is i dont know about it. it seems to just sort of "see " the audio units, there just sort of there when i open it.

    and hey, i'm not apologizing for my macness, or trying to convert anyone. i'm just saying, theyre cool and easy :p
  5. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
    Home Page:
    Sounds like you have a MacIntel, the fish fillets are only compatible to Power PC cpu's.

    Urs Heckman the developer of the excellent Zebra softsynth, did the mac AU port.

    The original developers of fish fillets were hired by another Magix so all development ceased.

    But Urs has stated that he has some fish fillet-like ideas on his agenda.
    here's the real scoop
    link removed

    He also frequents

    In the mean time check out the suite of free Macintel compatible plugs from Chris Johnson, I ended up buying most of his for pay plugs.
    Near the bottom of the page.

  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    For Mac it has. For PC it seems Sacha's still maintaining the site. Though it seems more of a blog than anything else lately.

    Incidentally, if there were only one free plugin source available, I would hope that it be digitalfishphones. I love the fish fillets plugins and Dominion is a standard for me. It can really help a poor track or mix IMHO.
  7. BrianaW

    BrianaW Active Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    New York
    YES!! Dominion is a one of a kind badass plug! Can't go wrong strapping it across a 2 channel drum group post compression. :) I like having an unlimited amount of free compatible software at my disposal, that's why I'm a PC user... but Mac's can run XP now can't they? :)
  8. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
    Home Page:
    You could run XP, or keep an older Power PC cpu around. But it's not like I can't live without fillets.

    With new improved compressor in Logic I don't really miss them, it's been a couple of years since I moved to Macintel. The free Airwindows plugs actually cover more ground.

    If you have a convolution reverb, you might want to check out his free impulses, from the Chris Johnson link from above.

    I now use his Iron Oxide plug instead of PSP's vintage warmer.

  9. tr3eman9

    tr3eman9 Guest

    thanks, yeah i have a macintel, thats it.

    and ive never been unable to find quality freeware for anything ive needed on the mac.

    will check those links :)
  10. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Could you use a more appropriate Title for your post in a future posting???

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