Moving Logic Pro EXS24 Sampler Instruments from One Mac to Another

Chances are as a Logic Pro user you've used (if not created your own) sampler instruments using the EXS24. In this article Mike Watkinson explores a trusted way to move these to another Mac.  

If you are the kind of person who likes to make their own EXS24 sampler instruments, then chances are you have built up a '

Mike has been obsessed with music software since he first saw Fairlight's Page-R, and has tracked its development through his work as a performer, composer and producer. As a writer he has contributed articles to Sound On Sound since 1999, and currently writes their Apple Notes column. As well as being a certified Logic Pro and Pro Too... Read More


Hi Mike,

Here is the problem that I've run into regarding exs24 and hope that you can help me.

I don't have that much external sample libraries, but I am not able to load the ones that I have. I can load the factory banks, but not the ones that I have on an external hard drive (samples are there). If I try to load somethings else, I will get the wonderful spinning beach ball of death. It drives me crazy.

I have tried many things, aliases, copying the sample libraries in app support/logic (user name and osx library)... Etc, reinstalling logic. I have just ran out of options.(repairing permission didn't help)

This will happen with an empty project and also to a project that I've been working on.

Best regards,
Hi Mike

Thanks for the article, i'm having issues though. I'm trying to move some exs instruments in to sort out an arrangement from a friends session. whenever i copy the exs file in and try and load the preset in exs24 it tells me it's not an exs intrument and then greys it out. I've tried copying the samples over from the garaband source too, all to no avail.

Any ideas?



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