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jmarti

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Hi,

 

1. Open an EXS24 instrument

2. There are 2 ways of viewing all your EXS24 instruments: Editor or Controls

3. Click on Controls

4. Click on Instruments—this shows all your EXS24 instruments; in my case about 18,000

5. Is there a way of copying this list of 18,000 instruments as a text file? I see hundreds of instruments I didn’t know I had. I want to print this list.

 

Thanks in advance for any wisdom here

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David, Budy,

Thanks

 

This should help EXS24 users with large libraries.

In Controls view window: Click Apple+Shift+3

 

This creates a PDF file of your EXS24 instruments...bit by bit

I can now print the PDF file, probably 20-30 pages (20-30 PDF files).

Or, I can convert the PDF files to text in Acrobat Reader and load the

text file into Text Edit or Word

Thanks again

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Copy the Files in Finder.

 

Launch TextEdit.

 

In the edit menu, hit "Paste and Match Style."

 

This will paste all the copied files as a text list.

 

The Holy Grail for this task would be some kind of program that captures the entire file heirarchy as text. In the past year, I've made two attempts to search it out. No go. But the feature listed above saved me a lot of time when building my library.

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David, Plowman, everybody that helped:

Here's what we did to create a text file in Word of all our 18,000

EXS24 instrument:

 

1. Open an EXS24 instrument

2. There are 2 ways of viewing all your EXS24 instruments: Editor or Controls

3. Click on Controls

4. Click on Instruments—this shows all your EXS24 instruments;

5. Click Apple+Shift+3--this creates a PDF file.

6. Use OCR software such as Omnipage or Scan Wizard to scan the PDF file

7. Save the scanned files and load into Word or WordPerfect.

 

You guys are great-thanks.

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wow! Cool.

 

May I please ask what I think is a DUMB question (especially since I'm just now digging into the EXS....)

 

I bought three CD's of sounds from SoundsOnline today (the ProSamples Series), specifically because they said they were EXS format.

 

uhm...err..duh....where to I 'install' them so that they are recognized? Is there a specific folder to put them in? (Yes..I do have the Redmatica EXS Manager).

 

I have a second 250 gig drive in my G5 that's split into 5 seperate partitions (this is where I've installed my Spectrasonics/GPO/Ivory Piano, etc. files)...

 

any tips?

 

(again..sorry if this in inane and obvious...)

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Hi!

I'm thinking about it... try with this

If you know Terminal utility of OS X, it's like MSDOS Command prompt, and i think there are a command like "tree" (in MS-DOS) witch display a full tree of your folder and subfolder begining on Instruments (take your own path).

And then, you can print (or print to PDF) that path with folders, subfolders, and sampler instrument files.

 

I would like to know exact parameter for this "tree" command in Terminal bash, but i'm on a PC now.

 

Good Luck!

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Hi dk. All EXS instruments need to be in Library / Application Support / Logic / Sampler Instruments. You can put an alias into that folder, and Logic will find them (as a rule, though. it's best to just put them in the folder directly).

 

Since you own EXS Manager, you know that the samples themselves can be anywhere as long as the EXS files are properly linked to them.

 

I have an alias *to* the Sampler Instruments folder on my desktop to access it quickly.

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