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How do I use the bundled sounds like Bundled Guitars after I download and install them?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:40 pm
by tedhorsch
I'd like to experiment with these bundled sounds that I think are included with my license for Notion 6, but I can't figure out how.
I downloaded the bundle and clicked on the .pkg file and got confirmation that the installation was successful.
But where are these guitar sounds? I've scoured Notion 6 preferences and I found the Samples Folder under Audio, and there is a folder named Bundles that contains greyed out entries in .prox files (one's Electric Guitars and the other is Acoustic Guitars). Do these files contain the bundled sounds I downloaded? If so, how do I actually use one or more of them to play back a score? If not, where are they?
From the mixer, I can launch the plug-in manager but there's only one entry there--Midi Guitar 2, which I installed earlier. Am I supposed to be able to access more instruments via the plug-in manager? If so, how do I get more plug-ins in the plugin manager so I can enable them?

I'm really struggling to figure this software out and would appreciate any insights!

Re: How do I use the bundled sounds like Bundled Guitars after I download and install them?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:19 pm
by CSeye
On a Mac, the sounds are located on the Mac Hard Drive>Library>Application Support>Notion Music>Notion 6>SoundsBundled. You do not interact with them here. The files shouldn't be grayed out. If they are, contact Support. https://www.presonus.com/support/Contac ... al-Support

To use the sounds, create a new score, then in the score setup page, open Guitars/Basses on the right, select Acoustic Guitar. Exit Score Setup to return to the score.

The Quick Reference Guide and User Guide can be accessed from the Notion Help menu.

Re: How do I use the bundled sounds like Bundled Guitars after I download and install them?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:56 am
by tedhorsch
Thanks for the input. I guess I'll have to take this up with tech support. I hope they respond!

For the record, I've read the 294-page user manual cover to cover. It's helpful some of the time; other times not so much. I check it first when I have an issue/question, then search the forums and knowledge base and only if I can't find a useful answer there I'll post a question...

Re: How do I use the bundled sounds like Bundled Guitars after I download and install them?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:40 pm
by tedhorsch
To close the loop on this question...

I submitted a support request and got a pretty quick response. When I worked through the steps from an article they referred me to and used Setup as described by CSeye I was able to get an instrument working. I'm not sure why I was so confused about the instruments, but I think I understand how to get them, install them and use them now (I'm slow, but I'm not altogether stupid).

https://support.presonus.com/hc/en-us/a ... /210048883

Again, thanks very much for responses and suggestions. I'm making progress as a result!

Re: How do I use the bundled sounds like Bundled Guitars after I download and install them?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:50 pm
by CSeye
Good to hear you got this sorted out.

Keep going! :thumbup: