- Frequently Asked Questions
How to Install Mirage on Mac
0) Preliminary requirements
- Mac 10.12 or higher – both Intel and M1 chips are supported.
- A host/DAW that can run an AudioUnit V2 or VST2 plugin. For example Ableton, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, Reason, Logic Pro X, Garage Band or many more.
1) Run the installer
- Double click on the DMG installer and follow the onscreen instructions.
- There is no product activation or licence codes; just install and use.
2) Close and reopen your DAW
- This is only necessary if it was open while you were running the installer.
3) Done! Find the Mirage plugin in your DAW
- Mirage is FrozenPlain’s sampler engine. You will find your sample library on Mirage’s UI.
Mirage is available both as a 64-bit VST plugin and a 64-bit Audio Unit plugin; there are no versions for 32-bit.
Libraries can be large files, and so you might not want them on your default hard drive. Once installed, you can move the MDATA file using Finder to any location that you want. If you do this, you will be prompted by Mirage to set the new location for the library file when you next open up Mirage. Be careful doing this though – some DAWs like Logic Pro X can block Mirage’s access to folders.
Mirage saves a settings file on your computer that contains information about its GUI and which libraries are installed. This file is called mirage.json and is stored in /Users/your-name/Music/Audio Music Apps/Plug-In Settings/FrozenPlain.
Why do I need Mirage?
Mirage is the name of our sampler engine plugin. It’s what powers this product and many others. It has a powerful interface for controlling the sound, allowing for everyone to take the sounds of a sample library further.