Do You Have Portable (USB Flash Drive) Setup?

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  1. dubsayz

    dubsayz Newbie

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    Recently I'm looking for how to create a portable USB drive. Like daw and plugins. Do you guys have this kinda setup and if it's which daw and plugins do you use? And how do you manage plugins?
     
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    Zeyad eLmoghazy Platinum Record

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    reaper with a config file and fabfilter plugins is all I really need
     
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  3. dubsayz

    dubsayz Newbie

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    I know some plugins available in the portable version. But can I use any plugin? And recently I'm thinking to pass reaper, what do you mean about the config file?
     
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    I tried making a portable HDD setup to take it to college with me (this was way back before the pandemic). First I tried Ableton Live, but since I was never able to use the same computer twice when I went to the lab, I would've had to run the keygen every single time (besides, the keygen required administrator rights, and I didn't know the password).

    I also tried Bitwig Studio; but every time I ran it, it copied itself in its entirety to the Documents folder, so not exactly portable. No idea why this happened.

    Finally, I tried FL Studio, which itself ran fine (it wasn't even a portable version, I just copied the install folder to the HDD; it might've been the way it was cracked that made it work, perhaps? In fact, this is what I did with the other two DAWs, plus copying the .dll dependencies to the .exe folder). However, I could never get it to detect my Maschine 2 and FM8 VSTs. Same with Reaper; I could never get it to work with my Native Instruments VSTs.

    Then it occurred to me that I could install Windows on my HDD, with Ableton Live and my VSTs, and boot from it on the lab computers; but I was never able to test if this would require secure boot to be disabled on those computers, or if they would prompt me for the BIOS password if I attempted to boot from my drive, etc. Perhaps you could try this?

    Ultimately I just resorted to buying a cheap Core i3 tablet and loading my things there. Nowadays when I grow tired of being at my desk I just walk around the house with the tablet, my headphones and my mini-amp. Sorry if this wasn't helpful, just wanted to share...
     
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  5. dubsayz

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    No man it's actually useful! Cause right now I am on FL and mostly using NI products. But I was thinking to pass REAPER Portable cause I'm seeing that "portable reaper" tag everywhere. So thanks.
     
  6. Xupito

    Xupito Audiosexual

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    May be using symlinks... I'm not sure. But the speed of the flash drive should be like rocket level.
    As has been pointed, you can't avoid to re-run the "vaccines" of the DA/plugins that use some hardware-ID
     
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