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GuidoHelbling 03-03-2018 02:07 AM

10 simple tips and tricks that every Soundminer user should know
If you are new to Soundminer, please enjoy these 10 simple tips that will help you get started. Welcome to the community!

If you already happen to be a loyal Soundminer user, feel free to test your knowledge. Who knows, you might still pick up a new trick here and there. In any case, we’re happy to help!


But if all of this is old news to you, you might want to wait for the next round of tips.

1. Creating a clearly arranged database structure for your sounds. Create a database for a: all sound currently in use, b: all purchased libraries, c: all your own sounds, d: all production music - find a logic which works for you.
We recommend that you use the template 'Music And FX' for the creation of the database. I will explain the reasons for this in more detail later on. In a nutshell: this establishes all available fields for music and sound databases. The reason why we recommend this approach is because it is no longer possible to 'update' a table later in the process.

2. DAW Menu: if you're not working with Pro Tools, check out the DAW Menu and let Soundminer communicate with your editing system

3. ReWire: Helps you to share your audio hardware. From stereo up to 7.1 playbacks.

4. Use the Search Lock in the Soundminer tool bar to search in your search results

5. Freelance Mode: The Freelance Mode allows you to save the Soundminer databases in the sound sections on an external hard drive.

6. Shortcuts: Shortcuts speed up your work process. Check out the shortcut list for Soundminer here

7. Edit Mode: this is my favorite - and many user don't know about this: pressing [E] on your keyboard will switch the table field into Edit Mode. Simply move the cursor over the table field of a selected track. Now you can write directly into the field and change text. But don't forget to embed the metadata changes so that they will be saved in the audio file.

You can find allt tips and detailed explanations at 10 Simple Tricks for Soundminer V4.5 Pro And HD Plus




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