What's up NI fam. I'm having trouble saving samples correctly. This is a very long post, so I apologize in advance, but I really would appreciate some help. Let me start by saying, I'm an Emcee, not a Producer, D.J. or even a beat maker. [Back story always helps, so here it is] I have have been around studios since my twenties, I am very familiar with what the TR 808, SP1200, ASR 10, and MPC are; Hell, even a lot of the lesser known Boss & Alesis machines. I've never produced anything on them my self, but I have seen it done many, many times. I've always had the privilege of being around session players and friends that were a lot more musically inclined than me, so I would just pitch my idea, and boom, we had a song. A few months ago I bought Maschine Studio, it looked so dope and intuitive, I figured it would give even a rookie like me a platform to at least sketch out rough ideas, to take to the lab for a real producer to help me form into a song. After watching several tutorials and skimming the manual, I went through an entire weekend sampling several things that I have had stuck in my head for years, only to find out that I saved the samples in the wrong place, with numeric names and in the wrong format, as well as several different takes. After rescanning folders and realizing that my samples were all messed up, I deleted them all and started over. After doing it all over again, pointing to the directory where I wanted to save and rescanning my folders, I've noticed that maschine has done some weird things. Under User>Samples in Maschine, I have two options my "Sample Library" and "Maschine 2" which was created on it's own. In these two folders are some of the same samples, with different names and extensions, some numeric and some with the names that I gave, some are even ones that I deleted. I am trying to save two copies of each sample. I want to save one in my Users>Shared>Sample Library>Blew's Samples (As a wave file for use in Live, Logic & Pro Tools). I also want to save one in Maschine 2 format. When saving samples, I right click on the wave after I sample, and I save as (what ever the name is going to be) Users>Shared>Sample Library>Blew's Samples. I then right click on the numeric name automatically created by Maschine under groups, I re-name the sample, then point to Documents>NI>Maschine 2 >????, this is where I get lost. I have noticed that Maschine will only save a sample in Maschine 2 format if I point to Documents>NI>Maschine 2, but I don't know the best folder to save to, so that I can easily find the sample later (Sounds, recordings or Samples). Even though I have pointed to my destination, my samples still seem jumbled up in the User tab, but if I go to the "Files" tab instead of "Library" tab at the top of the Maschine software, and follow my destination directory, I see all of my samples and third party samples in nice neat order. With the exception of one Maschine 2 formatted sample that I have no idea how I made it save in that format, in that location. My questions are, (On a Mac) 1.Why is maschine pointing to Documents>NI>Maschine 2> (sounds, recordings and some times samples) when I save a sample, instead of Users>Shared>Sample Library>? All the other sounds for all NI libraries are stored in Users>Shared folder. 2. Why even after I rescan, are samples not added to the correct folders? 3. What is the best path to save samples in Maschine 2 format? 4. Is the Sample Library under the User tab in Maschine 2, the same as my Sample library located in the Shared folder on my Mac? 5. How do I keep samples from duplicating? 6. Do I have to go to the Files tab and load samples manually every time instead of trying to find them under the Library tab in Maschine?