Possible to have two Rack locations?


#1

Is it possible to have multiple Rack file locations? I have Racks for two different acts I work with that I would like to keep separate. I have D:…Band A\Racks and D:…Band B/Racks locations.

At the moment I get errors when I switch from one to the other.


#2

How about mounting different rack folders to the same destination via the subst command? Then your songs can always use the same rack path.


#3

Hmmm… Seems a bit of a kludge.

Maybe if I could have sub-folders in the main Racks folder?..


#4

I use multiple configurations to maintain separation of church and band.
https://www.cantabilesoftware.com/guides/multiConfig

(although I do share the same racks)


#5

I’m finding multi configs too much of a faff to be useful, TBH. Sorry!

I’ve pretty much abandoned using them.


#6

+1 on that. The reason I did the same (might be ignorance on my part) I didn’t want to have to recreate all my global settings. Maybe there is a way to clone all those when creating a new config?


#7

Indeed i remembered a talk about that earlier. Multi configs are no option for me either


#8

Not exactly following what’s going on here:

What is the error and what do you mean by “switch”?

Do you also have separate song files for each band? eg: do you save your band A songs in the band A folder with their racks in “Band A\Racks”. If so, each song should just find the racks that you configured it.


#9

When I load a song for Band B (i.e. not the Racks path set in the options dialogue) then the Linked Racks are marked in error. I have to go and load them again each time.
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#10

Hrm… that shouldn’t happen unless you’re manually moving files around externally to Cantabile.

Just did some quick tests here and it’s working correctly as best I can tell.


#11

Maybe I just need to re-load, then re-save. I’ll give it a try…