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yentzee
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followed tutorial and need urgent help

Post by yentzee » Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:55 pm

Hi!
I intended exporting my self-made instrument racks and followed a tutorial which says I have to move the .adg files to the current project folder.
Instead f copying Live moved the files.
Now I can't get them back to where they were before.
I spent lote of time creating these.
please help!!!!

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Re: followed tutorial and need urgent help

Post by re:dream » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:41 pm

Just open them in the project, save them again to the correct place.

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Re: followed tutorial and need urgent help

Post by yentzee » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:54 am

Hi!
Thanks for your answer.
Unfortunately Live doesn't give me a choice where to save the presets.
I now manually copied them back into my user library which seemed to work as the samples haven't been moved.
However I find the organization of the library a bit confusing.
My intention is to make it nice and put some work and effort in that things are accessible in Live quickly but obviously I need to be sure that when I change the system or have to reinstallt the OS I can properly save everything and restore it fast.
The tutorial seems to talk around this a bit (haven't read through completely) and kind of gives the impression to want the user not changing stuff once live is installed which from my experience never is the case.

Is there any good tutorial on how the library works available online?
Also it would be nice to be able to just export instrument racks including samples and everything so I can give the files out for remixing.

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Re: followed tutorial and need urgent help

Post by re:dream » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:05 am

yentzee wrote: Thanks for your answer.
Unfortunately Live doesn't give me a choice where to save the presets.

If you press save, it goes to a predetermined place in the user library, but you can (1) drag and drop the device itself into the desired folder (2) drag 'n drop the preset from one place in the user library to another.
My intention is to make it nice and put some work and effort in that things are accessible in Live quickly but obviously I need to be sure that when I change the system or have to reinstallt the OS I can properly save everything and restore it fast
That's a good plan.

You can't organize the Core library, but you can organize the user library.

A well organized user library is a great investment in productivity. It can take a lot of time to set up, but once you have it working, you will find it an enormous help.

I have a post somewhere about organizing the user library which I will link to when I find it.

One tip: the predetermined user library presets section is a great place to dump new presets as you make them. From time to time, it is a good idea to harvest the keepers and put them in your own categories.

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Re: followed tutorial and need urgent help

Post by yentzee » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:30 am

Thanks for your quick response.
If you find the link I would be very thankful as with those kind of things you can go really wrong and put lots of work in which in the end doesn't pay off just because something was missed.
So a good tutorial would be worth gold for me right now :)

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Post by re:dream » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:53 am

Conversation here viewtopic.php?p=1608593#p1608593

I can tell you how I do it (you may or may not find it useful)

General principles
(1) Things that I want right at the top of my list, I put an ! or + in front.
(2) The 3 things things that I always want almost instant access to live right on the root directory, not in a folder


My structure (yours may differ)

+ Audio effect racks
+ Audio effects
.bit reduction
.chopping and mangling
.compression
...etc
+ Clips (this is for dummy clips, useful empty clips e.g. I have sets of ready-to-record fixed-length 8, 16 and 32 bar empty midi clips in sets of 8 with follow actions already set up for jamming in session view 8) )
+ Drums
. + racks and kits
. claps rack
. cymbals
...etc
+Instruments (this is for default starting racks instruments I use in sound design)
. Dark Synth
. Diva
. Fabfilter Twin
... etc
+ Midi Fx
+ Sounds
.Bass
.Bells and Chimes
.Bleeps
.etc etc etc etc etc
+ Trax (default audio and midi track setups for specialised purposes, like external instrument, vocoder, feedback loops etc)
-
- Building racks (this is where I keep components like blank multisamples, 128 racks, splitters etc )
- Monitoring and utilities (racks for spectrum, stereo analysis, BPM calculators etc)
---
Clipboard (this is a folder where I put things that go in the browser for transport between sets. Remember to collect all and save in the new set before deleting here!
Presets (this is where Live automatically stores shit - I export things from there when I decide they are keepers)
Samples (this is where Live automatically stores samples - I leave it the fuck alone)
--
And then, right below that, on the root directory, Utility, EQ8, and 0 db ceiling limiter.

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Re: followed tutorial and need urgent help

Post by yentzee » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:52 am

Thanks!
This looks great.
When I put a vsti in a rack and map macros could I access it like this using push (selection as well as haven the macros on push?)

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Re: followed tutorial and need urgent help

Post by ilya.soloviev » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:56 am

For me User Library is not well organized as well. So i've created my own folder called "My Library" and organized everything the way i like. Now if i need to move all stuff to somewhere else i just need to copy this whole folder. For me its the easiest way.

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