Sample Library Organisation

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    • #107195
      ,Sunken Forest
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      Morning/evening peeps,

      Coming off the back of the Phaction tutorials (sterling work by the way), I just wanted to pick the collective hive-mind for some thoughts on sample library organisation.

      I’ve decided to consider the idea of separating all my sample packs into types of sound, instead of from vendor as they are now, and am curious as to how other people go about this. This will also grow to engulf my own library of sounds/instruments as well. I should add, bonus points for any Push 2 users that can share some thoughts on catering for faster browsing from the hardware.

      Now I realise that this is all personal preference and will differ depending on your workflow employed, so I’m open to as many different approaches as possible.

      I’m considering breaking down as follows for example.

      SAMPLES
      > Drums
      > > Kicks
      > > > Loops
      > > > > ? Tonal Quality (sampled/recorded/modular/synth, etc) ?
      > > > One Shots
      > > > > ? Tonal Quality (sampled/recorded/modular/synth, etc) ?

      INSTRUMENTS
      > Drums
      > > Kicks
      > > > Drum Rack
      > > > > ? Tonal Quality (sampled/recorded/modular/synth, etc) ?
      > > > Simpler
      > > > > ? Tonal Quality (sampled/recorded/modular/synth, etc) ?
      > > > Synth
      > > > > ? Tonal Quality (sampled/recorded/modular/synth, etc) ?

      Now this seems logical at first glance, but when it comes to the actual separation of audio, I will now end up with an endless uncategorised folder of anonymous kick drums. Unless I append all the files with a shorthand for whichever pack it was original from (if not already present), or just do away with where it came from and concern myself more with tonal qualities as above. The packs we receive from Sample Genie for example are titled by artist/samplename/BPM and so will need appending unless I keep them together as a separate entity altogether.

      Thanks for bearing with me through my rambling.

      Keen to hear your opinions and I hope your collective creative pursuits are going well.

    • #107308
      ,Sunken Forest
      Participant

      Quick update on this. I’ve watched a whole bunch of organising workflows since posting and thought I would share this video to give anyone else curious something to work from. I’ll change the structure into categories that I’ll use more, but the general idea is there.

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