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Dimension Pro "Holiday Pack" file or tips?

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I've got most of my Dimension Pro sounds working great on my new computer with Cakewalk by Bandlab, due to having kept all of my downloaded installation files and a text document of all my product serial numbers, activation codes, etc.  

But I didn't apparently save the "Holiday Pack" distribution file, and on my new computer, I can't get the "Holiday Pack" sounds to work, even though I have the .sfz files in the right directory.  That may not seem like a big deal, but I'm working on a Christmas album, and I was using several of the sounds from that pack.

Does anyone have that file, or can give me a hint on how to get Dim pro to recognize the .sfz files?

Thanks, 

 - Paul 

 

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Sfz files mostly contain instructions to the plug-in about where the samples are located and how to play them.

Rarely do they contain the actual sounds used by the plug-in.

In DP like all the other Cakewalk sfz engine synths, sfz files are part of a hierarchy used by the plug-in.

Programs may contain multiple sfz files which in turn may reference multiple samples.

IOW for a package like the "Holiday Pack" to work there are usually three parts installed:

  • Programs - these go in "C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Programs"
  • Sfz files - by default these are found in "C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Multisamples"
  • Samples - by default these are also in "C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Multisamples"

 

If you have access to the old machine, copy the entire "Dimension Pro Holiday Pack" folders from 

  • "C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Multisamples" and
  •  "C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Programs"

After copying both folders open up the DP program browser and click the F5 key to refresh the list.

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Actually, I did what you suggested before I posted, and it didn't work. BUT I dug further and further back in my archives and found the original .exe file. So it's good now.  Plus a couple of others I wasn't all that concerned about.  Can't believe they're 10 years old. . . . 

Thanks!

 - Paul

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I consolidated all my DP, Rapture and Rapture Pro sample libraries into one big folder several years ago.

Since that time, I have built a couple of machines and have not relied on installers for programs or samples. Instead, I use the copy process detailed above along with directory junctions pointing to the Rapture Pro sample library for DP and Rapture.

While I have not tested all 20000+ programs I am reasonably certain the method works.

Before posting I checked a couple of the Holiday Pack programs.

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