How to Fix Spitfire Labs' "Something Went Wrong" Error

How to Fix Spitfire Labs Something Went Wrong Error

This is how you get Spitfire Labs working again, if you've come across the infamous "Something Went Wrong" error.

Spitfire Labs is an amazing, free sample plugin from Spitfire Audio, and it contains some of the best lo-fi orchestral samples available.

Sometimes, however, you stumble upon an error stating that "Something Went Wrong", and if you follow the link in the error you arrive at a forum thread at Spitefire's homepage, where people are having issues — but no solution to the problem.

Fix the "Something Went Wrong" Error

This is how you fix the "Something Went Wrong" error in Spitfire Labs:

  1. Go to your user folder (press CMD + Shift + G and type ~)
  2. Open up your Music folder, then Spitfire Audio, then Settings
  3. Open Spitfire.properties using TextEdit or any other text editor on your computer
  4. In the file, the paths for patches, presets and samples are specified; you need to make sure that these paths correspond to the actual folders on your computer
  5. Once you're done, save the properties file
  6. Try opening your Spitfire Labs plugin in your favorite DAW

You should be able to use the Spitfire Labs plugin without issues, even on a Mac with the Apple Silicon M1 chip running macOS 11.3 Big Sur.

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