How can I change the vita instruments path please?

orion-diaram wrote on 9/28/2019, 2:51 AM

So I got myself an SSD drive in the hope of removing the cracking. MMM has been installed on there (version 2018) along with the 3rd party vsts. Problem is I can't seem to change the vita instruments path. I've tried the custom install, but even that won't give me the option of changing it. Soundpool I can change, but not the instruments. Any advice?

My computer specs are:-

Processor: AMD(tm)-4350 Quad-Core Processor 4GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 32 GB
Windows 7 (64 bit)
Sound Card: Onboard Realtek / NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Software: Music Maker Version


ralftaro wrote on 10/10/2019, 9:28 AM

Hi there,

For the past few generations (starting in Music Maker 2013), MAGIX music programs have been using a centralised, shared location for the storage of various content components (mainly the software instruments and soundpools that come with the software or are now installed via the in-app store in Music Maker). This would be the default path for that location, containing the various sub folders for soundpools, synths etc.:


This default location can be modified via the custom installation option when installing a MAGIX program making use of that location, like Music Maker. However, here's the catch: This being a centralised, global location, it can only be changed when installing the first piece of MAGIX software that is using it on your system. After that, it's set in stone. When you run subsequent MAGIX software installations, you can still access the customised installation screen in the installer, and maybe change other relevant program folders, but you won't be able to change the location for this particular shared folder.

If you really need to relocate this to a different location/drive, you'd need to uninstall all relevant MAGIX programs, and uninstall *all* of the content managed in that location via the "MAGIX Content and Soundpools" option in Windows' list of installation applications, until eventually that entry completely appears from the list. Now, if you perform a fresh Music Maker or Samplitude Music Studio installation again, you should find that you can, once again, customise the location of this global "Common" folder in the advanced installation options. Future instrument and soundpool installations through the in-app store (current Music Makers) or program installers & content downloaders (old Music Makers, Samplitude/Music Studio, ACID) will then be using the location of your choice. (MAGIX video editing and slideshow programs are now also starting to adopt this concept.)


PLEASE ALSO NOTE: When you say you successfully changed the location for the soundpool installation, I think that's probably a misunderstanding. I assume you're referring to the "Soundpool" folder in the "Folders" tab of Music Maker's program settings. However, this folder setting only tell the Song Maker where to look for soundpools. (Unfortunately, this is not documented and explained very well.) It neither tells the "Loops" manager where to look for soundpools (which is driven via a database that you can add to via a function under the "Loops" tab), nor does it tell the in-app store where to install future soundpool downloads. This can only be affected via the settings for the MAGIX "Common" content folder explained above.

I hope this info helps!