Help with Toontrack Superior Drummer & Expansion install

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  1. chumbo

    chumbo Member

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    I installed Superior Drummer only, without it's +-200Gb library because I'm perfectly happy with the smaller EZDrummer libraries.
    I then installed an EZX expansion pack ('In The Pocket') and it didn't give an option where to install it so I let it do it's thing, located the library and before even starting SD, I moved it to my preferred location.
    I then pointed Superior Drummer to that location but it says that no library was found!?
    What am I doing wrong?
    I have a vague memory from a while back that it was necessary to FIRST install EZD and THEN SD...could that be it? Is that still true today?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. BEAT16

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    Of course you don't have to install the complete 230GB if you don't want or can't. A sufficient "normal" Installation could e.g. download 1 + 2 + 3 + 7 without additional “surround channels” and “bleed”, i.e. approx. 87GB.

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    www.toontrack.com/product/superior-drummer-3/
     
  4. chumbo

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    Don't mean to be rude but that's not what I'm looking to do. I have EZX libraries I really like and want to use those, not any part of the original SD library (I'd still probably be faced with the same problem of moving those SD libraries as in my OP so...the problem remains)

    If you think you can help with the problem I laid out in my initial post, I'd glad to hear it! :wink:
     
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    In order to be able to use the software, you have to complete the installation using the install DVDs.
     
  6. Dave_Music

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    chumbo -
    Yes, I have installed both SD3 & EZDrummer (along with expansions for both) and as far as I know - Yes, to use EZDrummer Expansions in SD3 you do need to install EZDrummer. SD3 & EZDrummer share a Midi folder and the install path of EZDrummer and EZDrummers Expansions are used in SD3 to find the Expansion Libraries.
    I personally would just install EZDrummer anyway but some clever person might be able to point you in a way to bypass the installation of EZDrummer (if you really dont want it installed). There is a page in the settings of SD3 for adding SD3 Library paths (which you might want to look at further) but as I remember it doesnt allow for mapping EZDrummer Libraries, Just SD3 Libraries as I think it just takes the install directry of EZDrummer as Default for those libraries.
    Also, If you, as you say, Have a preferred location, you could try installing your desired libraries again but this time to that location, instead of moving them after installation.
     
  7. twoheart

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    It would be easier to do it step by step as @Dave_Music suggested.

    After everything is installed and runs perfectly and if you want to move it its a good idea to let the paths where the installers can find them and place symbolic links to a directory you want them to reside.
    At least it's the way I do it:
    1. Install EzDrummer + kits + Midi
    2. Install SD
    3. Install kits (or not)
    4. Move files as I like and place symbolic links (utility: Hardlink Shell Extension*) to the original position

    Gernerally speaking I found it easier to place symbolic links instead other than the standard paths of the Applications because most of the time the installers are hardcoded and won't find my " path of choice" when I install a new version or extensions.
    The advantage is that I'm able to place programs and data on different physical drives and don't need to install huge amounts of data everytime I need to reinstall an app may it be on the same computer or on another one. And Backup is quicker and easier.


    * https://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/linkshellextension.html
     
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  8. Mbehrad

    Mbehrad Newbie

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    Hi Guys
    Please Help me
    I succesfully path all my libraries without any problem but when i downloaded the second section Room Mics , it wasnt recognized by SD3 as a sound library and installer doesnt work properly neither with :couldnt read config file, So i decided to copy Sound Folder which means Obw files to destination folders it adds something to SD3 but these folder was 17 Gb not the 46 gb which i downloaded. Cant anybody show me the content of their downloaded folder to see if i missed anything or help me to solve this issue. Thanks a lot
     
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