How to Move Pre-Installed Instrument Samples to a Different Location

Last updated on: 9/13/2017 4:25:12 AM

For most of Waves’ sample based instruments (all but Grand Rhapsody Piano), the SD samples library is placed in a default location when installing the instrument.

SD sample libraries — default location

Each instrument has its own folder in the following path:
  • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\Data\Instrument Data
  • Mac: Macintosh HD > Applications > Waves > Data > Instrument Data

For example: the SD samples for Electric Grand 80 Piano on Windows are in C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\Data\Instrument Data\ElectricG80.

Moving sample libraries

  1. Go to the above location and locate the SD samples folder/s you wish to move.
  2. Move the folder/s to any desired location – internal or external hard drive. It’s possible to rename the folder/s (i.e. “ElectricG80 SD Samples”).
  3. Launch the instrument as stand-alone or load it in your host application.
  4. If prompted to Locate the samples folder, go to the new location, highlight the SD samples folder and click on Select folder/Open.

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