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help installing uhe products

Discussion in 'Recording' started by offcenter2005, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. offcenter2005

    offcenter2005 Active Member

    Im installing uhe uhbik and zebra 64 bit. Since i have just built a new 64 bit daw i was wondering where i should put the data directories?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    U-He actually have a support page just for this type of thing. From what I can tell, you just use the installer. VST will usually default to Program Files/ Steinberg/VST.
  3. offcenter2005

    offcenter2005 Active Member

    Thanks ill check their site I just wondered since I'm using 3 storage drives if all data directories should go on the os drive also. I'm also reinstalling FL Studio and wasn't sure if I should install all my samples on the os drive or move them to my sample drive. Thanks for the help.
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Where the computer places the files programs vs programs x86 is irrelevant to functionality. In my main desktop I have it set up in the following manner:
    Primary drive (C): [this is the smallest drive and is SSD] operating system and ALL programs (always keep this drive a minimum of 30% available up to 15 gigs)

    secondary drive: all virtual instrument libraries (this would include folley libraries)

    third drive: [no larger than 500gb] active projects and destination for recording audio

    fourth drive: general storage

    multiple eSATA and removable drives (Glyph GT051): finished projects
  5. offcenter2005

    offcenter2005 Active Member

    The thing that is confusing is the names of the options to place on other drives. Data directories and fl studio as far as i can remember dont have na option to move the sample libraries unless its just been too long since i installed that i forget. Also what fo you mean by the third drive not being larger than 500gb? is there an advantage to a smaller drive for recording audio?
  6. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Yes. A 500gb or smaller driver has fewer platters and as such is much much more stable on the spindle. Also, as you fill up those massive cheap TB and larger drivers they become exponetially slower as you reach capacity. Far better to keep audio on smaller drives and archive completed projects on larger drives like I stated.

    As to libraries, you can just move them once they are installed. Also, if you were to add additional libraries like Garritan or Vienna or similar then you would also place these on the "library" drive.
  7. offcenter2005

    offcenter2005 Active Member

    Since i went with the 1tb caviar blacks for the project files and recording was that not a wise choice. It seems to be handling everything very well and im very surprised how quiet my new build is. I guess a lot of this, since its new to me is just seeing what works the right way. Im also using ezdrummer. Should i install all the files on the ssd os drive? I would like the kits to load as fast as they can because some of the kits load pretty slow.
  8. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Look. You do what you want. I told you what would be best.

    Your TB+ drives will be great right off the bat. As you fill them up they become slower and slower. Also, the more platters you cram into a form factor the more unstable it becomes over time. There is no issue whatsoever using them as storage/archive as that isn't critical per se. When you are laying in tracks however you want the most streamlined slick as cat $*^t on a linoleum floor fast that you can get. Slick as snot on a glass door knob. Slick as LAWS on a 249SAW.
  9. offcenter2005

    offcenter2005 Active Member

    Any project that i do, As soon as it is finished i archive it to an external to keep it of my main drive. I dont see the point of keeping things on an actively used tracking drive if im finished with it. That should eliminate the problem of filling up the drive ergo slowing it down. It seems that the caviar 1tb are the choice for these drives. Im not really sure what you mean by a faster tracking drive? 10,000 RPM? 500gb? Whats the point if you archive anyway? They are noisy and pointless other than for bragging rights. Im not recording orchestras or 500+ tracks anyway. I appreciate your input but i dont appreciate condescension. Im able to track a band and get it sounding great and that is my main goal. Ill get it figured out.
  10. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Hardly condescending. Did you keep glossing over the whole spindle/stability point? Smaller drives are more stable and less prone to failure. In this case bigger is not better.

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