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  • A question regarding size...

    I have a question that I don't thinks been asked yet...

    I know that the Extended library is included on the disks along with the Standard (at least that's how I initially understood it.)

    So, does that mean that I need to devote at least 550 GB to the Vienna library whether or not I'll actually be using the Extended product any time soon?

    Or is it possible to remove those samples that I won't be using from my hard drives?

    I guess it boils down to the file format. If its monolithic, then I'll have trouble distinquishing from what can or can not be removed (should I want to remove them.)

  • joseph, let me define the format as *splitted interweaved* - this means the whole thing (each collection) is designed monolithic for several reasons: load time, avoid redundant samples, meta information, preload cache, ect. but it is also splitted because of the size to save the filesystem's strenght and give you the freedom to spread data across several locations (harddrives).
    therefore it is not possible to delete data without loosing information for he whole object. one of the advantages with this design is, that you will be able to use the extended content actually of single instruments and do not inevitably need to extend a whole collection.
    a timelimited demo mode will be available for the extended content within a collection to let you check out if it fits your needs before you might add a permanent license.

    and remember: only a CRAY can run an endless loop in just three seconds.
  • Okay.

    I do have some very technical questions about the product, and there is a business case for them, actually.

    Anyone I could privately email with these?

  • of course, my email is public. if it is a special license question you can also direct it to sabine

    and remember: only a CRAY can run an endless loop in just three seconds.
  • I'd just want to add that the datasize informations is based on uncompressed 24 Bit stereo files.
    The audiofiles will be stored in our compressed format, so they will need 66% of the labeled datasize on your harddrive.

    Further you can't delete parts of an instrument, but you can delete a complete instrument if you like.


  • And how much of this size is actually new stuff, and how much is 24bit being larger than 16bit?

  • @ Herb: so a 400GB HD would be able to hold the entire collection?

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    @Christian Marcussen said:

    how much is 24bit being larger than 16bit?

    8bit. [:D]

    Seriously though, that's 50% more data. But as Herb said above, you'd need 66% of the label size (i.e. 66% of 550GB) to store all VIs due to the compression format. So a 400GB labeled drive (being able to store about 370GB) should be just enough to store all VIs. Please someone from VSL correct me if I'm wrong.

    Hope this helps,

  • A little headroom will help.

    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • Of course you're right Paul, I forgot to mention that because it is obvious for me... the performance of a HD is suffering from being fully loaded. This has tecchnical reasons, the speed of a drive is also affected by the size of data that is stored. So for the Complete SC I'd either take a 500GB drive (expensive) or 2x250GB or 300GB and split the modules 5/5.


  • Now that's sensible. Two 250gb HD whizzing around at 10,000 rpm, warbling samples faster than we can write.
    And warm enough to make toast as well.