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Old 01-20-2007, 09:11 AM
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Hi everybody,

So here am I with dozens of Gb of sounds from different sources (BBC series, Sound ideas, sounds I've recorded on the field, ...)? i wonder how I can organize all that. I know I should have a specialized software for that but I don't.
How do you guys manage your sound library ?
I can't make up my mind on the best way to do it, do you create a folder with all the footsteps sounds for example and you put there the sounds you recorded on the field yourself, the footsteps sounds from the CD series ?

Thanks for your help.


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Old 01-20-2007, 09:24 AM
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Well I use Audiofinder from http://www.icedaudio.com/

It´s the best 70$ spend I ever did. I could not live without it anymore. I think it´s a PITA to sort sounddesign stuff and I always try to name my samples according to the way they sound and how they can be put to use.

Jusdt a simnple search and you have them all ready to listen to and load in PT or any other DAW with a push of a button. !!

take a look at it. You will not regret it
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:28 AM
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I'll have a look.
Any other ideas of logical organization if I had to do it myself ?

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Old 01-20-2007, 09:36 AM
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Well, I did organize my sounddesign the way you said before. All my swooshes in one folder and so on...
But in the end I will get hard to look through it all and alot of good sound will maybe get forgotten and so on.

With audiofinder you can also give the different sounds a comment which it includes in a search. Say a swoosh which sounds great for a big door closing is called swoosh 3.aif you just add "Door_dark_close" to it and evertime you search for door it will still show ! ;-P

well, any way. I love it and it works for me.... My sounddesign Harddrive is 500Gb and almost full so I don´t have time to learn were everything is...

Take care....
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:09 AM
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I did not dowload the trial version yet but is there a way to extract a part of the sound and paste it in the PT timeline ?

Thanks for your time.

Any other idea is welcome too ....


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Old 01-20-2007, 10:12 AM
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Soundminer is the industry standard. There's nothing better out there right now. Do a search here on this forum.
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:03 PM
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Yes, you can cut out any part of a sound and load it into PT.....
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:16 PM
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Quote:
Soundminer is the industry standard. There's nothing better out there right now. Do a search here on this forum.
I disagree.
If you're on PC there's bashead.
Much less expensive, and, IMO, much easier to use.
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:00 PM
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Thanks for your input.
I'm on Mac but that's good to know.

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Old 01-21-2007, 10:23 AM
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A vote here for Mtools from Gallery. I use it daily and adding more libraries all the time. I especially love that I can use a searchword such as "wind", then do a second or third or fourth layer of search, thereby removing items such as "windows" and "clock" and so on. Mtools allows me to audition the sounds, then hit a button and it's in my protools bin.

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