How to share a Sample project

Whether you are wanting to share your Sample project for collaboration, or wanting to shift your Sample project between computers, it is important to ensure every sound in the project is moved with the project file.

Every Digital Audio Workstation (D.A.W) has a unique way of keeping these files together. We've summarised how each D.A.W. officially supported by Serato Sample works with audio files, Serato Sample references and what we recommend as best practice when saving your audio files.

 

Ableton Live

Ableton Live Projects are cross-platform compatible - they can be opened in both the Windows and Mac OS versions of Live. The same projects can also be opened in the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Live. The Live Set file (.als) within a project folder contains all relevant data, including MIDI notes and mappings, automation events, references to audio files, information about loaded devices and 3rd party plug-ins etc.

When sharing your Sample project, you will need to also share the audio file each instance of Serato Sample is referencing. We recommend keeping your Serato Sample audio files organized in one location so that when it comes to sharing your .als project, each audio file referenced is easy to locate and be shared.

When opening a .als project that has been shared or moved, you may be prompted with a message similar to the screenshot below, click OK to locate the file via the pop-up Finder window:

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Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X Projects can be copied and moved in the Finder window, using any of the standard macOS file operations. The Logic Project File (.logicx) contains all relevant data including MIDI notes and mappings, automation and audio file references, as well as information about loaded devices and 3rd party plug-ins.

When copying or moving project folders, please note that Logic X references external audio files from their original location. To avoid issues down the line, we recommend keeping your audio samples organized in one location so that when it comes to sharing your .logicx project, each audio file referenced is easy to locate and be shared.

When opening a .logicx project that has been shared or moved, you may be prompted with a message similar to the screenshot below, click OK to locate the file via the pop-up Finder window:

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Maschine 

Maschine offers a couple of options when saving your project files. With your project open, go to the File menu. Instead of pressing Save or Export Audio like you normally would, press Save project with Samples. A popup will appear that gives you two options. The first is where you want the project to be saved to. The second will determine whether or not Maschine will include any unused audio files that may be taking up extra hard drive space. When you’re ready, click Save.

As is the case with other D.A.Ws, when copying or moving project folders Maschine will continue to reference external audio files from their original location. We recommend keeping your audio samples organized in one location so that when it comes to sharing your .mxprj project file, each audio file referenced is easy to locate and be shared.

When opening a .mxprj project that has been shared or moved, you may be prompted with a message similar to the screenshot below, click OK to locate the file via the pop-up Explorer window:

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FL Studio

FL Studio saves all relevant project data in a .flp file. FL Studio will not save Audio files by default, saving Audio files to a Zipped Project Package instead will save all Audio files used in FL Studio.

As is the case with other D.A.Ws, when copying or moving project folders FL Studio will continue to reference external audio files from their original location. We recommend keeping your audio samples organized in one location so that when it comes to sharing your .flp project file, each audio file referenced is easy to locate and be shared.

When opening a .flp project that has been shared or moved, you may be prompted with a message similar to the screenshot below, click OK to locate the file via the pop-up Explorer window:

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