Studio one can't find Battery kits

Michael Terry
Michael Terry Member Posts: 18 Sine
edited March 16 in Battery 4

doing a project using Battery in a pretty big way.... importing new samples, saving my own kits etc.... within Studio One 5.5

After importing samples and getting settings correctly I save the kit. When I re open battery for any reason Battery can't find the kit or the samples. I have saved everything to a Samsung ext SSD. But Battery keeps looking in my documents folder where certain other Battery info is kept.

What is the protocol for Battery file management? Should I move the factory library to my documents folder and keep battery all in the same location?

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  • Michael Terry
    Michael Terry Member Posts: 18 Sine
    Answer ✓

    they are both 4.2.......... I think I've got it covered. I created a new instance of Battery, loaded the custom kit

    and applied the midi to the new instance. Deleted the old instance... problem solved.Thanks for your time and help.

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  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie U.S.A.Member Posts: 1,018 Pulse
    edited March 4

    This is happening during the same session? meaning you close the plugin, reopen it and the samples are missing?

  • Michael Terry
    Michael Terry Member Posts: 18 Sine

    that is correct..... I can reload the kit very quickly but I have to keep the plugin visible or I lose the samples

  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie U.S.A.Member Posts: 1,018 Pulse
    edited March 4

    I can say that I have never seen or heard of that happening, unfortunately I do not have Studio One, so I can't attempt to replicate... Best to wait and see if another S1 user can chime in!!


    Edit, you might want to add that it is Studio One in the Post Title...get more tracktion from S1 Users...

  • Michael Terry
    Michael Terry Member Posts: 18 Sine

    I would say this has more to do with where Battery is looking for file, samples and kits. Sadly I have things in two places and I'm sure that's what is causing the trouble. Do you use Battery and where do you have everything stored?

  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie U.S.A.Member Posts: 1,018 Pulse

    I do use Battery and I have a folder that I keep Third Party and my own kits in. Factory Library is in a different location and the expansions have there own folder structure, so I just let them be...

  • Michael Terry
    Michael Terry Member Posts: 18 Sine

    Ummm, no matter what I do the plugin continues to ask me where the samples are…. I tell battery where to look and I’m back in business again…. Annoying!

  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie U.S.A.Member Posts: 1,018 Pulse

    Have you tried creating a kit on. Standalone to see if you get the same behavior? Have you tried running Studio One as an Administrator?

  • Michael Terry
    Michael Terry Member Posts: 18 Sine

    In standalone I seem to be fine.... within the session seems to be the problem.

  • Michael Terry
    Michael Terry Member Posts: 18 Sine

    New kits seem to go to a default location in my documents folder.... anyway to change that?

  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie U.S.A.Member Posts: 1,018 Pulse

    Well you should be able to save to any location you want…using “Save Kit As”… or do you not get a choice?

  • Michael Terry
    Michael Terry Member Posts: 18 Sine

    Bizarre behavior for sure.... Every time I open the session now a totally random kit comes up in Battery even though I'm saving the session with my newly constructed and saved kit. I'm afraid I'll have to deal with this quirky behavior until this session is over.

  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie U.S.A.Member Posts: 1,018 Pulse

    Just thought of something… verify that the Standalone and Plugin are the same version number… when there is a mismatch between the two, strange things happen…and this qualifies as “Strange” 🤪

  • Michael Terry
    Michael Terry Member Posts: 18 Sine
    Answer ✓

    they are both 4.2.......... I think I've got it covered. I created a new instance of Battery, loaded the custom kit

    and applied the midi to the new instance. Deleted the old instance... problem solved.Thanks for your time and help.

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 893 admin

    Hi @Michael Terry Battery resetting to a default location is indeed a Battery 4.2.0 bug. :( Downgrading to a previous version can help. If you wanna downgrade you can write to our support team so they can share a download link: https://bit.ly/n1battery

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