organising samples and self sampling

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organising samples and self sampling

Post by jonbongjovi » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:17 am

Hay Guys,

So i've realised that I usually rubbish alot of the little samples, loops and riffs that I make just because I can't get them to immediately fit into my tracks.

I was interested to learn how other people organise their own samples, structure their sample libraries etc.

Are there any tools that you use or do you know of any good workflows to setup?

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Re: organising samples and self sampling

Post by » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:39 pm

bump... would love to hear some answers to this too
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Re: organising samples and self sampling

Post by ansolas » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:02 pm

My favourite Sample Manager / Browser is AudioFinder.
I mainly use it to browse ans sort samples;

Under Windows, my favourite "File manger" is XYPlorer since it has a very fast Sample Prelisten.

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Re: organising samples and self sampling

Post by jestermgee » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:18 am

I am a bit of an OCD when it comes to my sample collection even holding onto the very first floppy disk samples I started out with.

I have everything sorted in folders and quality though. So I may have something like:

>Drum Hits

I also have my field sound recorded library which I have a programmed XML database that can sort and list all the sounds based on any parameter I need, preview the file and open the file location to locate files quick. this is only for my effects database to find and send files to clients quick.

Another app I use which is not perfect but cheaper than audiofinder and the likes is "ifoundasound" which is a file browser for audio files with preview, file list builder, tagging system etc. The biggest issue with it is if you move sound files then you loose tags associated as it has no smarts so only good for established librarys.

I never chuck anything away, just organize it out of sight if its shit.

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