I did a search for “Library Management,” but most of the discussions had to do with Windows machines. Although I’m a professional musician, I am not a professional user of Halion and VST, although I’m trying to learn. But I am confused about the different “flavors” of Halion Sonic that seem to be on my computer, primarily from the versions of Cubase and Dorico I’ve had over the years.
According to the Halion Library Manager, I have the following installed:
- Halion 4 Factory Content
- Halion Sonic 2 Combis
- Halion Sonic Factory Content
- Halion Sonic SE Artist
- Halion Sonic SE Basic
- Halion Sonic SE Hybrid
- Halion Sonic SE Pro
- Halion Symphonic Orchestra
- Model C
- World Percussions
Most of these have their content on an external drive, although I don’t remember how I did that. I’d love to move the content for Halion Symphonic Orchestra and some of the Halion Sonic Factory Content to the same external drive (half of it is already on the external drive). I can’t move it using the Halion Library Manager because these are all under the “Installed” tab and the “Move” and “Remove” options are greyed out.
There is a dialogue box at the top that reads, “Move new libraries automatically to default location,” but I assume that this would only apply to libraries added after I add a new default location.
And is there duplication between the five versions of Halion Sonic (!) listed above? If so, wouldn’t the installers realize this and tell me that I already have the latest version of Halion Sonic installed, or ask if I wanted unnecessary material removed?
Additionally, I have about 12 GBs of content in Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Steinberg/Content/Halion/VST Sound and another 31 GB in Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Steinberg/Content/The Grand 3/VST Sound. None of these 43 GBs, however, show up in the Library Manager.
I think with some of my Logic X content I created aliases to an external drive and wonder if that’s something I should do here, at least for the 43GBs mentioned above. But I’ve found that makers of audio software vary in their degree of finickiness when one starts to mess around in system files.
My main motivation here is to free up disk space. I assumed the Library Manager would be the tools for this, but apparently not.
What can I do?