I don't understand why they couldn't just have it all work out of the box with multiple levels of tags like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys8bsWEWt0A
yeah. for anyone (like me) who uses the browsers in maschine, kontakt, omnisphere, et.al. on the regular, this just seems half-baked and shoddy. funniest thing to me is that i thought the previous browser sucked too, and that they put so much work into the new one and it turned out the way it did is just ridiculous. having your users hacking a config file in order to get some basic functionality out of your new flagship hardware is just embarrassing.
i've run into a bit of a hitch, or two.
1. folders in places are still not recognized. i have to have the folder inside of "places>user library" for it to be recognized.
2. still no .wav/.aif files. djlimbs, can you confirm that you're seeing sample files, and where are you browsing from to see them? i've tried browsing from an empty track, a drum rack pad, and empty simpler and i'm still not seeing actual samples. i've followed the FAQ instructions to the letter and it doesn't work...only sees .adgs.
is it just me or does it seem like the entire library functions via filename searches? no meta data, no aliases, just "does this file or preset have the word 'kick' in it?". seems really primitive.
1 - good call about places>user library. I didn't think about that because I put all my samples in my User Library from the get go (so that Ableton doesn't do weird import stuff when I create racks and such). That said, the folder just needs to be in your User Library and doesn't have to exist in Places. I'll update the original post.
2 - yes I'm seeing .wav files no problem. I'm browsing from Categories->Drums->Drum Hits->Kicks-GB1 (Kick-GB1 being my custom folder for Goldbaby Vol 1 Kicks). I see them on Push and in Live's browser. On Push, I have to browse from an empty Drum Rack pad. To actually select the pad, I had to push the thin button underneath where it says "Empty Pad" on the LED. Sometimes when I'd just select a Pad, Push would have the Drum Rack selected, not the actual pad.
In my experience, the library works with Folder searches. I had a "Test" folder with a bunch of files named random numbers and they all showed up in a "Test" category under Drum Hits. I just had to have "Test" as part of the "Patterns" part in the .cfg file.
Hope this helps!
it does, thanks again! so the FAQ is definitely wrong as it just says to hit a pad and you can then browse samples. as you state, i had to press the button under "EmptyPd" to get it to work. presto, actual samples.
if i have some spare time, i might throw myself under the bus and do some experimenting with the config file to see if i can prevent the core library stuff from showing up at all. a 100% user generated library will be a thing of beauty.