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Nyquist effects missing

Permanent link to this post Posted by Deejay3142 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:49 am

I have just installed Audacity 2.1.2 on Mac Sierra (Total Newbie).

I can't find "limiter" in the effects list or in the add in list although it is in the Applications\Audacity\plugins folder.

I have tried re-installing Audacity to no avail.

Help Please!
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Re: Limiter Effect

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:35 am

Are these effects also missing:

Adjustable Fade
Crossfade Clips
Crossfade Tracks
Delay
Highpass filter
Lowpass Filter
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Re: Limiter Effect

Permanent link to this post Posted by Deejay3142 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:35 am

Quite right, Steve. None of the effects you mention are available in the Effects drop down list or in the Plug-in Manager. All are in theAudacity\ plug-in folder.

For what it is worth, I have checked all the boxes in the Audacity>Preferences> Effects - Enable Effects tab.

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Re: Limiter Effect

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:33 am

Those are all Nyquist effects.
Has there been an error message: "Critical Nyquist files missing" ?
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Re: Nyquist effects missing

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:06 am

I've updated the topic title to better describe the problem.
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Re: Nyquist effects missing

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:09 am

Could you post the Audacity "log":
1) Launch Audacity
2) "Help menu > Show Log"
3) Save the log somewhere convenient on your computer, then attach it to your reply (See: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=64936)
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Re: Nyquist effects missing

Permanent link to this post Posted by Deejay3142 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:35 am

Hi Steve,

There has been no error message.
Log attached.
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Re: Nyquist effects missing

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:23 am

Deejay3142 wrote:There has been no error message.

OK, but there is such an error in the log file (second line):
Code: Select all
17:37:33: Audacity 2.1.2
17:37:33: Warning: Critical Nyquist files could not be found. Nyquist effects will not work.
...


I 'think' this problem is due to permission changes in Sierra.
When you installed Audacity 2.1.2, was it the first time that Audacity had been installed on that machine, or were you updating a previous version of Audacity?
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Re: Nyquist effects missing

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:10 pm

There are three possible solutions that have been reported to work.

The easiest but least likely - reboot.

Or right-click or CONTROL-click over Audacity.app, click "Show Package Contents", expand the "Contents" and "MacOS" folders then double-click the "Audacity" shell application. The Terminal will open then Audacity will launch.

Or it's possible that files in the Audacity app have the xattribute "xattr com.apple.quarantine" set. This means that Gatekeeper blocks them. To fix it, open a Terminal (Applications > Utilities : Terminal.app) then type or paste:
Code: Select all
sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/Audacity/

and hit ENTER on your keyboard. Type your admin password (you won't see it on the screen) then hit ENTER again.

Please let us know if this helps (and the answer to Steve's question about whether this is a first installation of Audacity). Also is Sierra an upgrade over a previous version of Mac OS X?


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Re: Nyquist effects missing

Permanent link to this post Posted by Deejay3142 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:15 am

Hi Gale,

Thank you for your response.

To cut to the chase, your third suggestion (with amendment) worked and I am now up and running.

To answer your (and Steve's) questions: –

The computer is a late 2009 iMac on which I'd installed Sierra a few weeks ago.

Thereafter I installed Audacity 2.1.2. No prior version had been installed, although, as I said, I attempted to solve the problem by uninstalling and reinstalling Audacity.

Neither of the your first two suggestions worked(Reboot and via "Show Package Contents").

In case other people following this thread have the same problem, I digress to report that I had some difficulty with the suggested third solution, probably because I have absolutely no experience of Apple's Terminal. I tried entering the words "CODE: SELECT ALL" but Terminal would not accept the instruction. I then tried to enter the remainder of the code you suggested and Terminal requested a password, but did not accept the correct password. After a bit of a run around the net looking for a solution, I changed my password and thereafter everything worked.

I suspect you already know this, but the primary problem appears to be one which Apple identifies as a "Repackaging Problem". You may find the video below interesting. The specific issue is discussed at about minute 22 or soon after.

The video reference is

https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdce2016/706/?time=1339

Many thanks again for the assistance.
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