- Relocating the plugin content of Virtual Pianist and Usynth works a bit different compared to most other UJAM plugins
- How to install the plugin content of Virtual Pianist to a custom location
- How to install the Usynth plugin content to a custom location
For other UJAM plugins
Have a quick look at the following videos:
The main content of our Plug-ins (samples etc.) is contained in a file of the type "blob" ("binary large object").
You can choose the installation location during the setup, standard locations are:
Changing the location during the installation process (works only for the internal disk in some cases):
As content files can be pretty big, some of you want to store them on external drives rather than filling up space on your primary internal disk.
How to move the content files (ending with ".blob") retrospectively
- Move your blob files to the desired location (different folder or different drive). Don't move the whole folder, just the files. If there are two blob files (usually called part1 and part2), move them both as they always need to be in the same folder.
- For example, the .ops file for Virtual Guitarist CARBON is called ‘VG-CARBON.blob‘ (4,36 GB) and the file for Beatmaker DOPE is called ‘BM-DOPE.blob‘:
- After relocating the blob files, open your UJAM App and click on ‘locate content‘:
- If you don't locate the content files in the UJAM App, a dialog will show up, asking for the file location. Now you need to open the folder which contains the plugin content (the blob files; usually now located on your external hard drive). If there are two blob files (usually called part1 and part2), make sure that both blob files are in the same folder and always point to part1.
- The dialog window looks like this:
Always make sure you point to the correct location of the *.blob files so that the plugin knows where to find its content and you're good to go! ✔️
- Choosing a wrong blob file will crash the plug-in and DAW! Let's say you update your plug-in to version 2.1 but accidentally choose the 2.0 blob file – you will now have to delete the .settings file of the plug-in or even remove the files and reinstall the plug-in.
- Always point to the blob file the dialog asks for, or else you might experience a crash.
- If there are two or more blob files: they must always be located in the same folder.
- ✖︎ If anything goes wrong, you might see these messages:
Manual relocation of the blob file path (only for advanced users on macOS)
- Make sure your DAW is closed.
- Go to:
- Make sure that your user account has Read&Write privileges for the folder and the sub-folders:
- If your user is not listed, add it by clicking on the lock icon and the plus icon:
- In the sub-folders you should then find the so called .settings file which contains the path of the blob file:
- Edit the blob file path by pasting your custom path between the "" characters. In order to make sure that you enter the correct path, right click the blob file (part1) in your custom location. If you then hold the option key you can click Copy "<PRODUCTNAME>" As Pathname which will copy the correct path.
- Open your DAW and launch the plugin. It should now load the blob file from the custom location.
If you do see an error message, have any more questions or need further assistance, please submit a request to our support staff. Thanks!