Why would I do that?
Because my 1010music Blackbox can show limited number of characters when I select sounds and neither does it scroll long file names. The long-file-name-scrolling has however been wished for in the 1010music’s Blackbox Forum here. Until then …
I have highlighted all the “XOU_” prefixes, which most directories and files starts with. By removing this prefix, I shorten the directory and file name, giving more room for the Blackbox to show the interesting part of the directory- and file name!
You can of course change the directory names manually. The manual process is:
Obviously this quickly become both tedious and error-prone.
Read on to see how I use a small AutoHotKey-script to create a global shortcut key like CTRL + 1 to remove the first part of the nane, the “XOU_”-part.
1010music Blackbox is a tremendous little sampler!
However, if you want to reorganize the content of the microSD-card, such as move your sound packs and samples around, you quickly find out that your Blackbox-preset files does not play anymore. This is also true for additional Ableton-presets that Blackbox has exported for you when you packed your projects. This can be illustrated like this:
The Voith’s CODE Blackbox Buddy (BBB) can help you keeping your file references within the presets, in sync with your moved sound assets. Head over to the BBB-home page for more information on this free tool!