Cubase 7 library in an external drive. It's possible?

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Cubase 7 library in an external drive. It's possible?

Post by samuele » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:36 am

Hello everyone,
I would like to ask if I can move the default library of Cubase 7 (Halion Sonic SE, LoopMash etc.) to an external drive.
Thanks

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Re: Cubase 7 library in an external drive. It's possible?

Post by zewolfx » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:57 pm

Hello,

Mac or Windows ?
Stripped Win 7 64(by myself)
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Re: Cubase 7 library in an external drive. It's possible?

Post by samuele » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:33 pm

Currently on windows but soon also on mac.

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Re: Cubase 7 library in an external drive. It's possible?

Post by zewolfx » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:47 am

Good.

So, it's pretty easy,

1 : Enable hidden files and folder in windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows- ... ows-vista/

2 : Go to c:\users\YOURPROFIL\appdata\roaming\steinberg

3 : Find any .vstsound you want and move it wherevere you want. (What I did is create a folder called Steinberg in
another drive and put all my vstsounds there)

4 : Create a shortcut for each vstsound files and rename it to have exactly the same name as the original file.

5 : Put your shortcuts where the originals vstsound files were...

And there you go...

Do it for all vstsound you want... I did it successfully for loopmash, Halion, Grooveagent, Reverence...

Just don't mess with the shortcuts. At the end you should have exactly the same content in each folder, but it would be shortcut for each vstsound and not the Vstsound files itself

Example :
I had :
C:\users\zewolfx\appdata\roaming\steinberg\content\Halion\Vst Sound\FCP_SMT_003_HS_Grand_Piano_01.vstsound

I moved the files in : D:\Libraries\Steinberg\

Then, I created a Shortcut for the moved file, renamed the new shortcut to FCM_SMT_003_HS-Grand_Piano_01.vstsound (just removed shortcut extension in fact ^^) and put the shortcut back to C:\users\zewolfx\appdata\roaming\steinberg\content\Halion\Vst Sound\

You can have a little tweak that prevent Windows to add the extension "shortcut to" if you want to make it even more quickier...
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows- ... -in-vista/

Guess it helps... ^^
Stripped Win 7 64(by myself)
Cubase 9 pro/ Steinberg UR44 / Arturia Keylab 88 / Nektar Impact LX 88 /M-Audio Axiom 61
I7 4790k@4.8Ghz/32Go Gskill/4*500Go SSD (Raid0)/AMD R9 295 X2/Asus Maximus VII Ranger
Lg Ultra wide 34UM95 (3440*1440)
Jbl LSR305
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Re: Cubase 7 library in an external drive. It's possible?

Post by samuele » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:52 am

Thanks! I will try.

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Re: Cubase 7 library in an external drive. It's possible?

Post by zewolfx » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:57 am

ok just let me know ^^
Stripped Win 7 64(by myself)
Cubase 9 pro/ Steinberg UR44 / Arturia Keylab 88 / Nektar Impact LX 88 /M-Audio Axiom 61
I7 4790k@4.8Ghz/32Go Gskill/4*500Go SSD (Raid0)/AMD R9 295 X2/Asus Maximus VII Ranger
Lg Ultra wide 34UM95 (3440*1440)
Jbl LSR305
https://soundcloud.com/zewolfx

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Re: Cubase 7 library in an external drive. It's possible?

Post by samuele » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:12 pm

It works!!! :)

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Re: Cubase 7 library in an external drive. It's possible?

Post by zewolfx » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:39 pm

:mrgreen:
Stripped Win 7 64(by myself)
Cubase 9 pro/ Steinberg UR44 / Arturia Keylab 88 / Nektar Impact LX 88 /M-Audio Axiom 61
I7 4790k@4.8Ghz/32Go Gskill/4*500Go SSD (Raid0)/AMD R9 295 X2/Asus Maximus VII Ranger
Lg Ultra wide 34UM95 (3440*1440)
Jbl LSR305
https://soundcloud.com/zewolfx

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