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Help with Noise Gate installation

Permanent link to this post Posted by menmoirs » Tue May 08, 2018 12:51 am

OK, I'm not a complete noob when it comes to computers as I once worked in IT, but I cannot figure this out.

I am trying to copy the noisegate.ny (or whatever it is called) into the appropriate directory. Memory says library>application support>audacity (don't hold me to that).

I am currently on a computer where I have admin rights.

I am not able to find any of these files on the hard drive, other than the .app file itself.

I'm not a mac pro, used to only use windows, but in general if I have admin rights to the machine I should be able to see all files, no?

I've also gone into settings and asked it to "show all files" or whatever the option actually says.

What am I missing here? I feel like it's so simple I'm going to kick myself, but google is no help.

Thanks all!
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Re: Help with Noise Gate installation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue May 08, 2018 2:30 am

If you're at a foreign machine, make sure nobody turned filename extensions off.

Desktop > Finder > Preferences > Advanced > Show all filenames.

Then make sure you really got a Nyquist file and not the TXT version of the Nyquist file.

You may be in the wrong Library.

Go (upper toolbar) > Go To Folder.

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Now go to the audacity folder (lower case) > Plugins.

Even after you do all that, you need to launch Audacity and Effects > Add Remove Plugins

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Re: Help with Noise Gate installation

Permanent link to this post Posted by menmoirs » Tue May 08, 2018 4:10 am

See attached. I'm admin, did the steps you'd described already, and here is the only item in the folder you directed me to (that I was using earlier as well).

Am I crazy?

And thanks for your help!

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Re: Help with Noise Gate installation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue May 08, 2018 5:08 am

Am I crazy?

No. You didn't follow instructions. The library you want is hidden and you have to reach it by the method I illustrated.

I think you can also reach it via the terminal/command line if you're really into pain.

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Last login: Mon May  7 11:41:34 on console
lucille:~ koz$ pwd
/Users/koz
lucille:~ koz$ ls
Applications   Documents   Library      Music      Public
Desktop      Downloads   Movies      Pictures
lucille:~ koz$ cd Library/
lucille:Library koz$ ls
Accounts      Fonts         Safari
Application Scripts   Group Containers   Saved Application State
Application Support   IdentityServices   Screen Savers
Assistants      Input Methods      Services
Audio         Internet Plug-Ins   Sounds
Caches         Keyboard Layouts   Spelling
Calendars      Keychains      StickiesDatabase
ColorPickers      LanguageModeling   Suggestions
ColorSync      LaunchAgents      SyncedPreferences
Colors         Logs         Voices
Compositions      Mail         WebKit
Containers      Messages      com.apple.nsurlsessiond
Cookies         Metadata      iMovie
CoreData      PreferencePanes      iTunes
Dictionaries      Preferences      openvpn
Favorites      Printers
FontCollections      PubSub
lucille:Library koz$ cd Application\ Support/
lucille:Application Support koz$ ls
AddressBook         Mozilla
Adobe            Preview
App Store         Quick Look
CallHistoryDB         SyncServices
CallHistoryTransactions      Tunnelblick
CloudDocs         audacity
Console            com.apple.TCC
CrashReporter         com.apple.sharedfilelist
DVD Player         com.apple.spotlight
Dock            com.apple.spotlight.Shortcuts
Firefox            icdd
MobileSync
lucille:Application Support koz$ pwd
/Users/koz/Library/Application Support
lucille:Application Support koz$ ls -al
total 32
drwx------+ 26 koz  staff   884 May  2 17:29 .
[email protected] 53 koz  staff  1802 Nov 12 16:04 ..
[email protected]  1 koz  staff  8196 Apr 27 13:54 .DS_Store
drwx------  10 koz  staff   340 Feb 21  2016 AddressBook
drwxr-xr-x  22 koz  staff   748 Apr 11 09:17 Adobe
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 May  7 11:41 App Store
drwxr-xr-x   6 koz  staff   204 May  7 11:41 CallHistoryDB
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 Feb 21  2016 CallHistoryTransactions
drwxr-xr-x   2 koz  staff    68 Feb 21  2016 CloudDocs
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 Jan 12  2017 Console
drwx------  11 koz  staff   374 May  7 21:42 CrashReporter
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 Aug 20  2016 DVD Player
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 Oct 31  2017 Dock
drwx------   6 koz  staff   204 Jun 17  2017 Firefox
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 Apr 11  2016 MobileSync
drwx------   3 koz  staff   102 Feb 27  2016 Mozilla
drwxr-xr-x   2 koz  staff    68 Mar  3  2016 Preview
drwxr-xr-x   5 koz  staff   170 Feb 21  2016 Quick Look
drwx------   3 koz  staff   102 Apr 11  2016 SyncServices
drwxr-x---   5 koz  admin   170 Apr 29  2017 Tunnelblick
drwxr-xr-x  11 koz  staff   374 May  7 14:35 audacity
drwx------   3 koz  staff   102 Mar  6 14:51 com.apple.TCC
drwxr-xr-x   8 koz  staff   272 May  7 22:02 com.apple.sharedfilelist
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 May  7 10:06 com.apple.spotlight
-rw-r--r--   1 koz  staff  1988 May  2 17:29 com.apple.spotlight.Shortcuts
drwx------   3 koz  staff   102 Apr 18 10:55 icdd
lucille:Application Support koz$


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Re: Help with Noise Gate installation

Permanent link to this post Posted by menmoirs » Tue May 08, 2018 9:01 pm

I don't know what to tell you koz, the "Go To" method brought me to the same place as my screenshot.
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Re: Help with Noise Gate installation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu May 10, 2018 3:14 am

the "Go To" method brought me to the same place as my screenshot

That can happen if you leave off the tilde (~) at the beginning of the address. That's a UNIX abbreviation.

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Re: Help with Noise Gate installation

Permanent link to this post Posted by menmoirs » Fri May 11, 2018 8:10 pm

Mods can close this thread as needed, my brain omitted the ~ symbol, which was the problem
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Re: Help with Noise Gate installation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat May 12, 2018 1:23 am

That's never happened to me.

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