IK Multimedia SampleTank libraries install fix

Posted: November 9, 2012 in Audio
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When installing SampleTank’s libraries (or Sonic Synth ones), first installer part installs sounds folder in Library/Application Support/IK Multimedia/Instruments, however the installation preferences files get then corrupted, leading to a generic kernel error when launching the players (crashes) :
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000

In fact when installing following sounds parts, the installers get the modified/wrong installation location preference (the path contains “/” as separator instead “:” initially), leading to the part not being installed, and an empty file being created at the root of the filesystem (file named /Library/Application Support/IK Multimedia/Instruments/SampleTank XL Sounds for example).

The installation preferences files are located in /Library/Application Support/IK Multimedia/<softwareName>/Preferences/<softwarePrefix>.txt, for example /Library/Application Support/IK Multimedia/SampleTank 2.x/Preferences/ST2Pref.txt.
The instrumentPah property should be

InstrumentPath=Macintosh HD:Library:Application Support:IK Multimedia:Instruments:

InstrumentPath=Macintosh HD:Library:Application Support:IK Multimedia:Instruments:Sonik Synth 2 Sounds:

Moreover it allows all libraries to be available from SampleTank XL (including Sonic Synth, SampleMoog, SampleTron and Miroslav Philarmonik ones).

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