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#139468 - 12/08/11 06:15 AM [RealBand Wishlist] navigable loops directories & subdirectories
Pat Marr Offline
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LOVE the loops!

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but it seems that loops can only be accessed from the C:\BB\REALTRACKS\LOOPS directory. I already have a large collection of loops that are catagorized in topical subdirectories elsewhere on my system. Loop libraries tend to be too large to keep multiple copies on the same system.

How about allowing users to put a windows shortcut in the BIAB loops folder, then allow us to use the shortcut and standard windows pick box to select loop files?

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#139469 - 01/15/12 09:29 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: navigable loops directories & subdirectories [Re: Pat Marr]
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I made my own windows shortcut in the loops folder ,when you open the loops dialog at the bottom left it says Open Folder . That takes you to the shortcuts in loops directory ,but I didn't have compatible loops to try it.

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#139470 - 01/15/12 09:52 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: navigable loops directories & subdirectories [Re: Tommyc]
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I made my own windows shortcut in the loops folder ,when you open the loops dialog at the bottom left it says Open Folder . That takes you to the shortcuts in loops directory ,but I didn't have compatible loops to try it.




I did the same thing... the picker would follow the shortcut, but it wouldn't let me pick a file from the remote directory. Apparently, it will only pick files from the loop directory and its subdirectories.

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#139471 - 01/16/12 03:47 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: navigable loops directories & subdirectories [Re: Pat Marr]
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I have all my loops in subfolders, and it just tosses them into one and i have to scroll down and find a needle in a haystack.
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#139472 - 01/18/12 08:03 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: navigable loops directories & subdirectories [Re: Robh]
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My current strategy is to have a directory adjacent to RBs loops directory with all my loops subdivided into subfolders... then for each project move only the ones I want to the RB loops folder. That way I can keep my hierarchical organization, and still have a small list the RB sees when I look for project loops. By keeping the selection simple, I can make more project specific loops and they won't get lost in the herd. Then after the project is over, I can move all of those related loops to the archive, and put them in a directory by themselves so I can find the whole project at a later time

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#139473 - 01/19/12 03:02 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: navigable loops directories & subdirectories [Re: Robh]
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I have all my loops in subfolders, and it just tosses them into one and i have to scroll down and find a needle in a haystack.




But if you put the name of a subfolder in the filter edit you'll only see loops in that subfolder. It works really well for me.
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#139474 - 01/22/12 12:52 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: navigable loops directories & subdirectories [Re: pwarren]
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Quote:

Quote:

I have all my loops in subfolders, and it just tosses them into one and i have to scroll down and find a needle in a haystack.




But if you put the name of a subfolder in the filter edit you'll only see loops in that subfolder. It works really well for me.




hey, good call! I hadn't noticed the filter! thanks!

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#139475 - 01/22/12 11:26 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: navigable loops directories & subdirectories [Re: Pat Marr]
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Cool!
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