Angstrom wrote:You can't do that with the "categories" , which are what he mentions
hmmm... didn't realise that, I know you can remove packs and other items...but I might have been thinking more about his comment:
it just dawned on me that now until the end of time i'm going to have a folder called "Live 8 Library" sitting near the top of the places list
- it can
be removed from the sidebar quite easily...if having "Live 8 Library" sitting there too traumatic...
the point is a i have
to have it there because its content was not merged with the current library. hence, two parallel libraries, one of which is full of stuff i don't want or need and cannot be deleted.
snakedogman wrote:I dunno man, if you move your samples I don't think there's any software out there that will magically adapt all your projects to new file paths, there's gonna be some manual work involved, unless you always save your projects self contained with all samples in the project. Live should point out any missing samples if you use the project managemement features.
certainly, except in this case it's me moving samples around because it is the only option, as ableton has provided no facility for doing so. live has essentially changed file paths for us, the only solution to which is keeping the old library intact. i'll repeat: i tested be reinstalling a live pack and moving the old one, and not only did an old project not reconnect, it didn't give any indication that there were missing files. not even using "manage files".
Amaury wrote:Actually, if, say, you install the Live 9 Session Drums pack and open a song you made in Live 8, using the Live 8 Library Session Drums, Live will first look for the Live 8 Library, but if the corresponding sample is not found there, it will look for the equivalent sample in the Live 9 pack, without asking a question.
As you can only "save as" the Live set, because it is a Live 8 Live set, your original Live set is unaffected by this change of sample reference.
This should work for all Suite packs and Partner Instruments.
thanks for your response. do i need to re-download the live pack for this to work? i installed using the original "SonicaJapaneseTaikoPercussion_v1.0.alp" file i downloaded three years ago. it took 15-20 minutes to "update" as it installed, and the old project did not detect new sample locations. it just opened with no warnings, the samples are not identified in the "missing media files" browser, and when selecting "simpler>sampler" in one of the instruments it says "Sample is offline". maybe a bug?