How to use the sample browser as intended?

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wayfinder
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How to use the sample browser as intended?

Post by wayfinder » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:07 am

I'm looking for suggestions on how to work with the sample browser. I have given up on my Live 8 workflows, since they are impossible in Live 9+ (eg using aliases/symbolic links to organize, switching between sorting by name/size/date to find files), and Ableton have been as clear as they could in telling us that they are not willing to bring back this functionality. I would like to profit from the upgrade, but so far it's only made me keep Live 8 around for when I use samples in a track.

How DOES everyone use the sample browser? What are the intended workflows like? Am I missing anything or is the browser objectively bad?

cotdagoo
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Re: How to use the sample browser as intended?

Post by cotdagoo » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:07 pm

I recently started testing out ADSR Sample Manager to help with browsing samples in a more efficient way.
https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/soft ... e-manager/

So far I'm loving the tagging, key detection, loop/one shot searching capabilities and realizing how much Live is slacking on their browser system and making content easy to find.

It's free too

wayfinder
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Re: How to use the sample browser as intended?

Post by wayfinder » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:00 am

I tried that a while ago, and it wasn't for me. :/ But it's been updated since, maybe the new version fits my needs better, I'll check it out.

And I guess I'll put one mark in the "objectively bad" column

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