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Ratings from Sonic not showing in Halion 5

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:48 pm
by Dagga78

Im not sure if I should post this in the Halion Sonic forum or this one...

My problem is that I have gone through every single sound in Halion Sonic and rated them.
But when I open Halion 5, all the ratings are the default ratings...

Is there any way to transfer my Sonic ratings over to Halion 5?

I really reeeeally hope it is, because it took some time to rate all of it in the first place.
And I have the absolute 2 pack :P


Re: Ratings from Sonic not showing in Halion 5

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:30 pm
by AposMus
Halion like Cubase uses a database file to store ratings, tags etc. for the media bay. For Cubase this file can be manually backed up and copied back in after a clean install to restore your ratings.

Sonic and Halion each have their own .db files rather than a shared one.

You could make a backup of your Halion mediabay3.db file and copy Sonic's one over to the containing Halion directory.

2 catches though. I don't know if they are compatible and this will wipe all ratings you did in Halion. You can use your backup file to restore this of course.

I'm using a PC so the folder for the Halion mediabay3.db file is in ...AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\HALion 5_64. Sonic's .db file has the exact same name and should be in ...AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\HALion Sonic_64.

Just make sure you have backups. I don't want to be the cause of you losing all those Sonic or Halion ratings.