|Author||Topic: getting set up and started with DR-008: configuration issues|
Posted: 13th October 2002 09:13
First let me start from the angle of the solution I'm trying to get to. I've got a number of one-hit drum samples, and I'm looking to make drumloops out of them. As I have Sonar 2 XL, I was told that DR-008 was the way to go.
This is, however, completely new to me. Every time I add a DR-008 to my project, the configuration options are blank (ie, the "modules", "presets" etc textfields say "c:\" instead of whatever I set them to last time). I'm not sure what to fill out for the "Wizards" textfield, as I don't have any to begin with. (I understand I can use wizards for LM-4 kits, but I'm not sure where to get those nor am I sure what they are in the first place. It seems outside of the scope of my original goals, and I'd really like to know how LM-4 kit wizards fit into my needs.)
I tried downloading a DR-008 tutorial file from this tutorial, but Sonar would crash upon loading. I assumed that this is because I don't have a configured directory for Wizards.
So I have two problems that I see: #1, I don't have any wizards. #2, every time I enter in directories in the other text fields, they are not saved the next time I add a DR-008 to my project.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: 13th October 2002 17:11
What version of Windows are you running, and what version of DR-008?
If you don't have any Wizards, just point the Wizards path at the Modules directory (use the directory selection "..." buttons rather than typing the path in manually).
LM4 kit wizard and Battery wizard are only useful if you want to use premade kits that were made for those machines. but having the Wizards directory pointed at C:\ is not good... safest place if you don't have or want any wizards is either the DR's modules folder or an empty folder.
Posted: 14th October 2002 04:22
running WinXP Pro with DR-008 v1.01SR, Cakewalk SONAR XL Edition. it turns out that the problem was that the windows user from which I use SONAR does not have Administrator privileges, so my changes were not being saved.
So I've temporarily granted this user Admin privileges, but my preferred method would be to find out what directory or file is getting modified and just grant this user privileges to do that. Which directory/file might that be, do you think?
Thanks for the help thusfar.
Posted: 14th October 2002 04:30
DR-008 stores its settings in the Registry, under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\FXpansion. It is also a good idea to give it write permission to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID, else it won't be able to self-install new modules and wizards (e.g. if you upgrade to v1.11).