Saving Drum Racks with external samples (outside User Library)

I use a laptop and have an external drive with most of my sample libraries on (to save space on my internal drive). When I buy/build a new sample library, I'd like to make a new Drum Rack for it so I can quickly browse and audition the library's samples later (using the macros and select chains to quickly audition kicks, then snares, etc).

If I create a Drum Rack using those samples and click the disk icon to save it, it seems the rack can only be saved to my User Library (which is on the internal drive) - not the external drive. Even worse, all the samples in the rack (and there'd be many given its purpose) are copied along with the drum rack to the internal drive/user library.

My goal is to save the rack on the external drive, right in the same folder as the sample library. Later, when I want to audition samples from that library, the drum rack and samples are both available via the external drive in one place... drag into a project, audition samples, and if I like a particular sample, I'd drag its chain out to a new track and it lives with the project. The selected samples are copied locally for the project and the rack and samples on the external drive stay where they are for next time.

Is this do-able, or am I limited to having these personal drum racks saved with duplicate samples in the User Library? Thanks!

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jdonnici 4 months ago | 0 comments

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