• moniz
    Posts: 7
    Joined: Apr 4th, 2007
    External Hard Drive for sample library
    Hi, I am having fun with Logic X but running out of room on system drive of my macbook pro. Wanted to get EXS sample library and other sample libraries to an external hard drive. In one of the forum Rounik pointed out that external hard drive should not be formatted "journaled" for sample storage purpose. Is this the fact, just wanted to make sure before start putting all the samples on it. I am trying to move the EXS sample library to my external hard drive and i got error message "some of the content are not authorized for this function". Would like to know the most authentic way to get the sample libraries to external hard drive, not only the Logic but Ableton live packs, Spectrasonic sample library and Komplete libraries to name a few. I am sure this question comes up in the past but yet i can not gather the satisfactory answer to this. I would be nice if one of our Gurus can explain the procedure for the Mac. Thanks
  • GaryHiebner
    Posts: 1434
    Joined: May 6th, 2007
    Re: External Hard Drive for sample library
    For the additional content (basically the Apple Loops) move them over to an external hard drive and when you next open Logic open a Finder window at the new location of the Content. Drag the folder containing all the moved Apple loops onto Logic's Loop Browser. Logic will now re-index the Loops. For the EXS24 Instruments Logic looks for them in the following folder: Macintosh HD > Uses > [i]username[/i] > Library > Application Support > Logic > Sampler Instruments You can move the Sampler Instrument Folder to a new folder and then create an alias for the Sampler Instruments folder and move the newly created alias to User Home > Library > Application Support > Logic This works the same with the Spectrasonics Instruments. A STEAM folder is created when you first install Spectrasonics instruments and the related audio content is saved in here. You can move this STEAM folder to and external drive and then also create an alias for it. For Ableton the Live Packs get installed in the following location: Macintosh HD > Uses > [i]username[/i] > Music > Ableton > Factory Packs The alias method doesn't work. So I'd recommend leaving the Live Packs where they are. With Native Instruments. You need to specify to each app where it's content is. So you'll move the Battery Library. Then you'll launch Battery and go the the preferences and choose where the new Library is. Hope this helps. If you're unclear about any of the steps drop a reply.
  • moniz
    Posts: 7
    Joined: Apr 4th, 2007
    Re: External Hard Drive for sample library
    Thank you so very much. Will follow the instructions. Moniz
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