Christopher Laird Simmons

Christopher Simmons

Christopher Laird Simmons has been a working journalist since his first magazine sale in 1984. He has since written for wide variety of print and online publications covering lifestyle, tech and entertainment. He is an award-winning author, designer, photographer, and musician. He is a member of ASCAP and PRSA. He is the founder and CEO of Neotrope®, based in Temecula, CA, USA.


  1. Avatar photo ugo capeto music
    Nov 4, 2010 @ 7:24 PM PDT

    what’s the deal with having to run as administrator to save anything (gets annoying after a while)? otherwise, it’s very good and well worth the download (the sampletank samples are real good).

  2. Avatar photo Chris
    Nov 6, 2010 @ 6:32 PM PDT

    Hi, ugo-capeto … the issue you’re referring to is an issue with the operating system, NOT the program. I ended up putting my samples on a second hard drive, and then setting the user permissions for that drive so that any user can write to it. Again, look at the instructions for your computer. This will be true of ALL software, and is a security feature to not allow insecure apps to write to parts of the system drive. Generally anything outside the /user/ folder on the system drive has special write permissions, which presumably you’re running on Windows 7 or Vista. RTFM, or do Google search on setting admin/user rights to your folders to allow programs to write to the folder(s).