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Working with Studio One default file locations

Posted by Johnny Geib on March 24, 2015 at 4:40 AM 2622 Views

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Reply Johnny Geib
11:30 PM on March 24, 2015 
There are many people who use external drives. For very large songs with more the 40 tracks an external drive may help the file access performance because if everything is on the C drive, the computer is trying to grab info for 2 things, files and the program running. Having these separated can help that.

For the way I work having everything on the same drive is more organized and if I take the computer out, I don't have to drag along another drive. I use the external drive as a backup drive. When I finish a mix, I move a copy to the external as a backup but I leave the original on the C drive for convenience.

But the best advice I can give is to use what works best for you and if you do it my way, just make sure you are backing up after every session. This way, you have the song in 2 places at all times and not just on a backup drive..

Tom L says...
Thanks for the video. Very informative however.......

One thing that keeps confusing me is the fact that many state you should NOT save your files to your computer's hard drive, that you should use a separate drive. It appears from your video that yours are in fact on your computer's hard drive. Which is right??

Thanks in advance!!!

Tom L
Reply Tom L
5:37 PM on March 24, 2015 
Thanks for the video. Very informative however.......

One thing that keeps confusing me is the fact that many state you should NOT save your files to your computer's hard drive, that you should use a separate drive. It appears from your video that yours are in fact on your computer's hard drive. Which is right??

Thanks in advance!!!

Tom L