How do you purge unused / deleted session samples?

Hey guys how do you purge unused / deleted session samples? I'm not talking about my collection of samples in the Samples folder by the way. Thanks. :smile:

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  • Thats a great question, that seems to be the major question. If i could easily solve this i think bm3 would take about 4 gb less space!

  • Every few months I do a cleanup where I save new versions of my keeper sessions with an ‘_col’ suffix and use the ‘collect samples’ option when saving them. This way these sessions get their own local ‘samples’ folder within them containing only the samples used by those projects. I then delete all non ‘_col’ sessions.

  • Nice tip @Audiogus

    Thanks for sharing

  • Am I correct to understand that Beatmaker 3 doesn't have a function that I've overlooked to delete unused samples/recordings from a session. I did a lot of audio takes in a project that I ended up not using. They aren't referenced by any events in the session. I'd love to have the project cleaned up. Auria Pro has a cleanup option.

    Is there anything like that in Beatmaker 3 -- or is saving as the only method?

  • edited November 19

    Hi @easelec

    Best way to purge that I've found is...

    1. Open the project (eg "Project A")
    2. Save as with a new name (eg "Project A (final)") and tick to save samples with the project.
    3. Go back and delete the original folder and all its contents.

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    Obviously.. do be careful whenever deleting anything. If you're worried, try renaming the old folder first - check your new project can still open without any missing samples - then go back and delete it properly.

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