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We just recently reorganised our data structure here, which meant that all the wavetables were in a different folder than when they were originally added to the designer.

Is there any way to specify the new location of multiple wavetables rather than having to go through and manually change each one? (oh god that’s tedious)

…I found a workaround by adding all the SFX in the new directory into a TEMP SoundDefinition and then dragging the loaded wavetables into the appropriate existing folders. Still quite manual, but better than manually right clicking on every file and replacing the wavetable that way.

Seems something that should be handled.

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You could try perhaps doing some find/replace editing of the FDP XML using a text editor. I have many projects that conform to a very strict naming structure, where only bits of the name change from project to project, so I just open a group of FDPs and then search for the main project adjective and switch it to another. In not even a second, all the events, file paths, wave banks, and sound definitions are automatically changed with no errors. Even the wave banks stay arranged the same way.

Perhaps you could do something similar by searching for the old file path in the FDP and replacing it with the new file path (assuming it was somewhat consistent). I hope this helps.

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Sounds easy enough, but a bit "hacks" if you ask me.

I think the most tedious part of using the Designer is the file management side of things. If this was tidied up it would be a lot easier.

For example, the way it brings up the directory the fdp is in as the default directory every time you go to add a file is a bit annoying. I’ve got a sub directory structure going on, and navigating through it each time i add a new sound definition, or add sounds to an existing sound definition is a bit tedious.

Mind you, having discovered drop & drag, i now drag all the files i need into a temp sound definition and move them around from there.

Perhaps a feature for future versions would be to keep the last directory visited as the default directory for new file dialogs, and if it can’t find the last visited directory it then defaults to the directory the fdp is in – that’s quite common functionality for a lot of other programs.

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Hi we’ll aim to get the remembering of the last directory in for an upcoming release.

Right now you’ll have to search and replace the xml data.

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Next release (4.21.03) of Designer will remember the last directory when choosing sound files.

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