M+ / Maschine 2 Default User Content Path

ozon
ozon SwitzerlandMember Posts: 351 Saw

Something I don't understand is why the default Maschine 2 user content folder is not under the path Native Instruments/User Content.

Library path

  • /Shared/Library/Native Instruments/<product>

Typical NI product user content path:

  • <user home>/Documents/Native Instruments/User Content/<product>/

Current Maschine 2 user content path:

  • <user home>/Documents/Native Instruments/Maschine 2/[Projects|Groups|Sounds]/

Expected Maschine 2 user content path:

  • <user home>/Documents/Native Instruments/User Content/Maschine 2/[Projects|Groups|Sounds]/

If the user content folders for Maschine 2 were located in the actual User Content folder, it would make user content management much more understandable and straight forward. This would also translate better to the Maschine+, because there, the Maschine 2 folder is currently in the library installation path, which generally is not intended by NI (or the operating system) to hold user content.

Library path

  • /Native Instruments/<product>/

Typical NI product user content path:

  • /Native Instruments/User Content/<product>/

Current Maschine 2 user content path (looks like a library path):

  • /Native Instruments/Maschine 2/[Projects|Groups|Sounds]/

Expected Maschine 2 user content path:

  • /Native Instruments/User Content/Maschine 2/[Projects|Groups|Sounds]/

Actually, the current "user" paths for various NI products are quite confusing, because some products use <user>/Documents/Native Instruments/<product> and some use <user>/Documents/Native Instruments/User Content/<product>, while some seem to use both locations.

I'd appreciate, If anybody can share some insight on the reasoning behind these path choices.

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