Hi--and Help!!!!!!!!!!!--from Ottawa, CAN
I downloaded the 64-bit 188.8.131.52 update but when I run the standalone version, I now get "Default MIDI Map...not found..." and a very blank BFD2 window that has a single "Options" menu with "Open Audio..." and "Open MIDI..." preferences options. I'm running very up-to-date Win7 Home Premium, 64 bit, on a Core i7 w/12 GB. I have the boxed DVDs so I understand that I should only need to download the 64-bit "Final Update."
Suggestions very welcome!!!
Meanwhile, I suggest updating BFD so that if it can't find a file, then at least have it ask the user to indicate where it is; a missing file shouldn't cripple the software.
Further, I have a bunch of add-on's (Manu Katche, JEX, Heavy, Signature Snares, BOMB, and Percussion) and I've done what I can to keep all of the SW well organized (e.g. audio samples on a separate drive; 64-bit SW under "Program Files" and 32-bit under "Program Files (x86)") but the folder organization has slowly become a mess. Older add-on's didn't follow newer conventions (e.g. "Audio" vs. "Data" directories) and I now have odd things like a "Programs" folder containing nothing but BOMB files and the files in it sound like they should be in a "Grooves" folder--but there are also BOMB and BFD2 BOMB folders in the Grooves folder!!! Egads.
I'm happy to reorganize what I have but I sure could use some help knowing where Audio, Data, Fills, Grooves, KeyMaps, Kit Pieces, Kits, Maps, Mixers, Presets, Programs, and Swing Templates folders should reside within the following three directories: C:/Program Files/FXpansion; C:/Program Files (x86)/FXpansion; and E:/FXpansion, which I reserve for real-time samples.
And should the Expansion Packs folder be at the same level as BFD2 (within FXpansion folders on drives C: and E: ) or within BFD2?
I would also really like to know, which of the two paths below is preferable:
E:\FXpansion\Expansion Packs\Grooves\PER or E:\FXpansion\Expansion Packs\PER\Grooves? It makes a huge difference when you throw in other expansion pack folders (Audio, Grooves, KeyMaps, etc) and other expansion packs such as BOMB, Steve Ferrone, etc.