Since the release of Garageband 10, there’s one problem that’s plagued new users and old hands alike. It’s one of the most frequently asked questions on the Apple support Garageband thread and definitely among the top 3 questions I get asked nowadays…

You guessed it – “How the hell do I use AU plug ins in Garageband 10?”

For some strange reason, when designing the user interface for Garageband 10 (and Logic X, i suppose) Apple decided to hide the Audio Unit interface in the submenu of a submenu’s submenu. Someone also thought it would be a good idea to allow users to toggle the ability to use AU plug ins on or off – not a bad idea in itself (having them disabled saves processing power). What was a bad idea was having them switched off by default…

Cue much confusion, anger and teeth grinding for the Apple music making community…

Anyway, have a gander at the video below. In it, i’ll show you how to activate Audio Unit plug in functionality and where you need to go to use them.

 

 

Hopefully that’ll sort any problems you were having locating and using your AU plug ins… now if we could just use all of our 32 bit plug ins too…

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