Remove Unused Samples From Samplers

Once you are set on what samples you need in Groove Agent or Halion, it should be possible to remove those samples from the RAM.

That’s what this button here does

You can find more information on how to use it in the manual.

It would seem this would be the answer but as always, a seeming helpful answer does not solve the problem. I knew there had to be a catch. Look at this in the manual:

“RAM Save mode always keeps samples that are within the range of the highest and lowest note of the played programs.”

That is not what I want at all. I want it to remove ALL samples not used. That is bad programming. I am supposed to move all samples I want to use to be adjacent for this to work properly? Why should I have to do all that? Then I would also have to move them in my project. How horrible that would be. Makes you not even want to use this function.

To be sure, I just tested out what the manual said. I used the lowest note and the highest note only (no other samples) then pressed the so-called “RAM Save Mode” button. Zero RAM was freed. That sucks.

My request stands because the Steinberg team did their job incorrectly.