The release of Kore 2.04 earlier in September couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Aside from MIDI and Guitar Rig improvements, one of the new features is an option to change the sample content folder location.
This was a huge time saver for me! Last week, Windows XP unexpectedly (or perhaps predictably) decided to mismanage its filesystem, losing track of the registry, and I ended up restoring my system partition from a backup image – one that didn’t have Kore 2 installed, as it happens.
Normally this would have meant a time consuming reinstall of Kore 2 plus its sample content from the DVD, then an update to the latest version. But since I already had the Kore 2 samples installed on my separate and unharmed data partition, I just downloaded and installed the 2.04 update, started Kore 2, set the sample directory, restarted the program and voila – no missing sample errors when loading Kontakt-based Koresounds!
I’ve learned my lesson. As soon as I got Kore 2 and a few other programs installed and updated to the latest versions, I freshened up my system partition backup with a snapshot from today.
p.s. shout out to the good people at Acronis for their excellent Disk Director program, which has saved me many a time. I’ve used it to reliably copy, restore, create, merge and resize partitions without a hitch.
Ed.: Of course, this isn’t the only reason to enjoy the ability to relocate the sample folder but, boy, it is welcome! And yeah, it’s allowed me to consolidate some of my software installs on my machine. Sometimes little improvements in software make a big difference in practice — especially when we have occasional OS instability to contend with. And yes, this can be important on Mac, too, so no snarky Mac comments, thank you! You’ll only jinx yourselves. Believe me, I speak from experience. -PK