Hi, I’d like some insight/thoughts/guidance concerning Renoise-related folders, for long-term usage. That is, for preservation if I have to update/reinstall Renoise and so on. And just in general, for organization, in terms of storing presets/songs/tool settings/etc. long term.
If someone could take a decent look at this, it would be a lot of help for me. I’ve read the manual, concerning presets/libraries and so on. But that didn’t seem sufficient. At least as a non-Renoise OG. So, please help with where I should put this stuff.
What is my folder structure?
-I’m a Mac user and all synths/DAWS/plugins are installed in their default locations, on the internal drive.
-At the root of external drive is a folder called “Production”
-Subfolders of “Production” include:
*This is the master folder of samples, to be used by Renoise, other DAWs, hardware samplers, whatever.
*This includes stuff created in other DAWs but not currently Renoise, though perhaps I should change that. Hopefully this thread will provide relevant insight.
*This is the main topic of this thread. The function of this folder is basically “preset/library location for plugins and DAWs.” If I update a plugin or DAW, or if my computer is stolen or whatever…I should be able to regain access to my third party soundbanks for plugins, my DAW templates, third party tools (and their settings), and just in general the additional “stuff” for plugins/DAWs.
*The subfolders of “Content” would depend on the situation. For example:
-A “TAL” subfolder would just be patches, as that’s the only…additional stuff for TAL plugins. In such cases, aliases/symlinks/etc. can optionally be used. But regardless, this is the eternal, long-term master location for the patches.
-A “Native Instruments” subfolder would be the (in NI terminology) “Content Location.” That is, the additional stuff that adds functionality to NI products.
-A “Renoise” subfolder would be to store Renoise stuff that may or may not get deleted when I update Renoise. Basically, stuff that is currently in:
As of now, in the User Library, there are items stored in subfolders called “Effect Presets,” “Instruments” & “Songs.” And within “Songs” are “In Progress,” “Finished” and even “Templates” (which implies past and potentially future templates which I might want to use again).
And installing the “Extras” in Renoise Backstage seems to have created that “Installed Libraries” folder.
What do I want to achieve?
I would like to move Renoise-related folders/subfolders within the context of:
- the aforementioned folder structure (and its goals)
- any potential technical limitations
I’m open to additional suggestions as well.
Thanks to whoever read through that