Spitfire Plugins - How do I use one hard drive with two machines?

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  • Walter Rothe

    I bought albion one on a harddrive but always when I want to load a patch I get missing samples, what can I do?

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  • Walter Rothe

    albion one walter rothe, die.rothen@outlook.com

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  • Jack

    Hi Walter, I have created a support case on your behalf. One of our agents will reply shortly.

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  • Joe Rodwell

    Finally got round to trying this with BBC SO but with no avail - triple checking myself now

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  • Jack

    Joe, this can be quite a tricky process and may require some resets. I will create a ticket so if you need help you can message me directly. 

     

    Jack 

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  • Steve Probst

    Hi. I was thinking/hoping when I do buy a library other than free labs, I could download onto an external HD to use on my main iMac at home, and then take the HD on the road with me to use Spitfire on my MacBook Pro. Is this article saying I can after following these steps, or not ever? Thanks! 

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  • Tim Rideout

    Jesus. What a hacking disaster of many steps. Isn't there a way to automate this?

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  • Dirk Leupolz

    This is not working for AROne, and the Spitfire.properties file constantly gets converted into a Spitfire.properties.bad file and all the SF Plugins stop working. For the premium price you´re asking this feels a tad amateurish tbh. Working on multiple projects with deadlines and this is not really helpful. Slightly annoyed customer, never had any kind of problem with a kontakt library..

     

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  • Tommi Gröhn

    Just bought BBC SO Professional and run to this issue when trying to switch between win and mac workstations. Being able to do an easily portable install on an external drive should be a basic requirement IMHO when marketing these things as professional tools. I have an NTFS drive for the samples and have no problems with any kontakt libraries when going back and forth between win and mac.

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  • Reece Robinson

    I really hope Spitfire prioritise making it easy for us to swap our instrument sample SSD between our desktop and laptop. Allowing us to work how we want helps the creative process instead of being a barrier. I can't remember the number of times I abandoned a creative session because I couldn't access my Spitfire samples.

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  • Angus

    Hi Reece Robinson, we're actively working on an entirely new version of the Application which we hope will resolve some of the issues surrounding shared hard drive use. We do not have a set date for release yet, but the aim is to make this live later this year. 

    All the best,

    Angus

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  • Sebastien Jean

    Hi there,

    Will this work around also work for the LABS libraries? If so the LABS library consist of 36 different libraries. Do I need to repeat this process for each libraries? Thank you for your help.

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  • Tim Veal

    Found this after having the same problem - moving all libraries to an external SSD to share between laptop and desktop.  All other libraries worked perfectly but can't do Spitfire.  Luckily I was only trying out a few Labs and BBC Discover, but will definitely not purchase any Spitfire products while they work this way.   

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  • Sebastien Jean

    It looks like it's been a problem for a long time. I can't complain too much since I'm only using the free LABS products for now. It makes me question if I really want to invest in the paid ones?  Like you said Tim, I will probably wait until they fix this problem.

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  • Raoul Alain Nagel

    I love Spitfire Audio Instruments and use them in my work daily, but this is a disaster and I hope this will be fixed soon. I am losing hours with this and things are still not working.

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  • Raoul Alain Nagel

    an absolute nightmare..

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  • Raoul Alain Nagel

    now I don't have resets left..!?! SERIOUSLY?

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  • Tim Rideout

    I tried the work-around and it didn't work for me. So yeah, this is still a nightmare. If I have to install my Spitfire libraries TWICE on the same hard drive for two different users.... that's just ridiculous. No new libraries for me until that's fixed, for sure!

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  • Jack

    Hi Everyone, 

    Yes this workaround is tricky and I appreciate it is highly frustrating. At this time, it is much more simple to use 1 drive per machine.

    As Angus mentioned earlier, we are working on a whole new app which will make this process much more user friendly for all users. I hope we can share this with you all before too long. 

    Thanks for your patience whilst we update this process. 

    Best Wishes 

    Jack 

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