i think he’s asking about moving stuff between projects not within them. this is considerably more time consuming.
this from butcha compiled from info contained an elektron user’s thread:
Ok mission accomplished. For those of you finding this thread, it is possible using the combined info here. I’ll share my experience if that helps anyone. Took me like 4 hours with me taking my time and also some jamming. I combined banks from 3 projects into 1. N_Rain’s advice in reply #1 helped a lot. I will amend theirs with some other posts and my own. This was in fact a huge PITA and this feature is most needed to protect my future sanity. This time could have been spent making beats!
** Backup everything to your computer in a folder just in case ** (no, really do it.)
Make a new project called “empty” that you can pull empty banks from.
start with a project that has the most banks that you plan on using.
make note of which bank #s you plan on keeping.
- Copy empty banks from “empty” and write over the banks in the new main project that you dont want to use so that all that remains are the banks you want to go forward with.
back to octatrack
- Purge all samples in new main project.
4a COLLECT SAMPLES from project menu. this puts all unpurged samples in the project folder and disconnects the project from the audio folder.
- Go to next project. SAVE TO NEW PROJECT in project menu.
- again copy empty banks from the “empty” project over ones you dont want in all remaining projects that have banks you want to copy from.
(repeat if necessary)
write down a chart of all samples in every part. You do not need to make note of the machine type, the bank file stores this info.
also, “Save Sample Settings” for each sample in the Operations Menu. this creates a file with an .ot extension. I found that you only have to do this with samples that you actually adjusted in some way. either gain, BPM, or changes to timestretch settings. If you miss saving one that you should have, you can copy/paste later.
I should note that I believe this saving of .ot files does not save statrt/end point settings settings. not 100% sure but will figure that out eventually. maybe that’s in the project.work file?
Copy all of these collected samples into the main project.
copy banks into the new main project. you may need to open a third empty window on your desktop like “sandbox” where you can drop bank files and easily change their file names.
- jam out and figure out what’s wrong and missing. you wlll find that it is possible to go back to the original banks and copy/paste either sample slots, tracks, parts, etc. yes, this sucks for Sample locks. you gotta go get those manually. different situations called for different copy/paste procedures. good luck.
I should also point out that when you are on a part, and you double tap the track to see what sample is loaded, if it is blank that means if you do place the right sample there, and you use that sample slot in multiple parts, it will do it for all of them. this saved some time when the Kick or something universal was placed luckily on an empty slot. hope that makes sense.
i probably missed something. it’s been a long day in the lab. questions? happy thanksgiving if u live in usa, or anywhere for that matter. if you have an octatrack, give thanks. peace.