Stupid question - searching samples

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MrTingleby
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Stupid question - searching samples

Post by MrTingleby » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:42 pm

Hi guys
Embarrassing that my first post is this question but I'm banging my head against a brick wall here.

I've just moved from 8 suite to 9 suite and I'm trying to search for samples. I've located my Live 8 library and can browse this as an independent location in the browser. However, when I try to search, say for "kick", it doesn't bring up all the hits as would happen in 8. Instead it acts as a filter so that when browsing the Live 8 library only kicks can be found - that's not particularly helpful as my samples are split into a large number of folders.

Is there any way to make it so that search results bring back all hits for that keyword in the folder/sub-folders being searched?

Apologies if I've missed something obvious.

Thanks

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Re: Stupid question - searching samples

Post by H20nly » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:39 pm

when i google "dog" i don't expect results with other pets to come up too. it seems to me that if a full list of kicks comes up when you do a search for "kick" that you got what you asked for.

if you want more why not search for more? i.e. search: +kick +snare

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Re: Stupid question - searching samples

Post by MrTingleby » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:36 pm

Sorry I probably haven't explained the problem correctly. Searching for "kick" brings up nothing. You can still browse the folder structure and all that will be shown are kicks - fine. But in 8 when you searched it would bring up a list of all the kicks. Here you still have to browse the folders rather than getting a complete list. Does that make sense?

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Re: Stupid question - searching samples

Post by H20nly » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:32 am

MrTingleby wrote:Sorry I probably haven't explained the problem correctly. Searching for "kick" brings up nothing. You can still browse the folder structure and all that will be shown are kicks - fine. But in 8 when you searched it would bring up a list of all the kicks. Here you still have to browse the folders rather than getting a complete list. Does that make sense?
ah. that makes much more sense... see funk's post above.

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Re: Stupid question - searching samples

Post by MrTingleby » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:39 am

Funk N. Furter wrote:search for kick and then click on All Results at the bottom of Categories. That should give you loads. Where are your samples? Are they in Places as a custom samples folder, or are they in the Live 8 Library?
Thanks, I've tried as you suggest but the only results in the "All Results" section at the bottom of Categories are the standard Live offerings - none from my samples folder. My samples are all in the Live 8 Library (which shows up in Places as I've pointed Live to this in the preferences). I've also tried adding the specific folders to Places as a custom folder but this doesn't affect the search results.

I guess I must be missing something but not sure what!

Thanks

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Re: Stupid question - searching samples

Post by MrTingleby » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:37 pm

Thanks for the reply Frank - appreciate your help on this.

I've tried copying all my samples from the folder in the Live 8 library to a separate samples folder. This folder has been added to "Places" and I can browse it. However, when I try to search, none of the results show up in the "All Results" section.

I've also tried as you suggested with one folder and it doesn't work. I'll try again a bit later in case it needs to index the folder or something but it's not looking great...I'll try to upload some pictures to show you the issue.

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Re: Stupid question - searching samples

Post by MrTingleby » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:26 pm

Hi Frank

Thanks for your continued help with this. Turns out that Live seemed to need a bit longer to analyse the folder. So after leaving the sample folder as a new "place" for a while (and after taking it out of the Live 8 folder structure) it seems to have done the trick and now works as it should do.

Thanks a lot for your help!

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Re: Stupid question - searching samples

Post by psyfi » Fri May 17, 2013 5:06 pm

So why can't live 9 include results from the live 8 folder structure in the @all result'' filed? This seems a bit stupid and troublesome. I don't want to move my sample folders out of the live 8 structure as I still need to use 8 for many things.

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Re: Stupid question - searching samples

Post by psyfi » Wed May 22, 2013 6:38 pm

Funk N. Furter wrote: Of course if you drag the whole Live 8 Library into Places, which is not possible directly, but is if you drag in the folder which contains it, things will show up in All Results.
This simply duplicates / copies your library to the new location. in effect cutting your storage space in half.
This is prooving a real stumbling block to my work flow right now. If it is a case of the library not actually being finished do we have an eta for it to be resolved. After they made a big song and dance about the new library features but in the process have destroyed the useability of it.

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Re: Stupid question - searching samples

Post by psyfi » Wed May 22, 2013 7:37 pm

Dear me what an outburst :wink:

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