Abbey Road One (including Selections) gives you a large array of different microphone positions to choose from. Having access to these additional microphone signals can give you a great amount of control, however they can also take up a large amount of hard drive space.
If there are certain signals you feel you don't need, you can free up some space by deleting the specific signals from the samples folder.
It should be noted that before removing microphones, you should consider backing these up. If they are not backed up and deleted from your system, in order to get them back, you will need to reinstall the entire library again.
Identifying The Microphone Signals
In Abbey Road One we have 12 unique microphone signals available. In your library Samples folder you'll see that these signal names have been abbreviated at the end of the sample files. Below is a chart displaying the abbreviations of each signal:
|Mix 1||CL01||Mix 2||TR01|
|Vintage 1||VI01||Vintage 2||VI02|
|Pop Cl||PC01||Pop R||PR01|
Removing A Microphone Signal
In this example we will be removing the Spill microphone position from the Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations samples folder.
1) First, open the Abbey Road One folder, and from here go into Samples and select the Library section you need.
2) Using the grid above for the signal names, search for "SP01" in the search bar/ filter. On Mac, make sure you select the folder name tab (e.g. Orchestral Foundations) to make sure you are only removing spill mics from the intended library folder.
3) From here, press Ctrl + A on Windows, or Cmd + A on Mac OS to highlight all of the found files. If you wish to retain the samples, incase you wish to use them again in the future, move these files to a backup location.
If you want to remove them from your system press delete or Ctrl + Click on Mac to 'Move to Trash'.
NB: In order to replace any deleted files, you will need to reset and redownload the entire library.
4) Repeat this process for the other section folders unless you wish to keep these for a specific family (for example, you may wish to keep the Spill signal for just the Sparkling Woodwinds - in which case you would leave the Sparkling Woodwinds sample folder untouched).
5) Next, open the plugin where you will see an Error 4 message in the top left- which means that samples are missing. To bypass this error, enable the "disable missing samples" warning in your plugin settings. It's worth noting that this setting will disable all missing sample messages, so if you're troubleshooting an issue with support be sure to turn this setting off.
6) The plugin should now have no errors, and the microphone(s) you have removed should be unavailable (faded out from the interface). If you wish to regain the mic signal, and have backed up the files (as recommended), simply drop the files back into the relevant samples folder. If you have any further issues, please contact support using the Help widget below.