Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

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Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by darlo » Fri 02 Jul, 2010 1:13 pm

Y'all,

My library of samples is starting to get unmanageable any ideas on I can put some order into things to make it easier to get at the sounds I want.

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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by chuckcogan » Mon 05 Jul, 2010 3:58 pm

my samples folder system is:
samples -> artist & album or trackname -> the sample as a wav & rexfile

NOT the best system but dont know if i could get it working any better if i changed it
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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by darlo » Mon 05 Jul, 2010 5:32 pm

What about single hits and loops etc?

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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by chuckcogan » Mon 05 Jul, 2010 7:18 pm

dont have much of those....most of my samples comes from records, hits & loops
but i do have folders for "Claps", "Kicks" etc....but not more then maybe 10-15 samples in those

then my sample cd folders are named like this:
sample cds -> place bought.company.releasename (Loopmasters.Equipped.Music.Smokers.Reilght.Vol2)

it works for me....but i have trouble sometimes when im looking for something
might have been a good idé to make sub folders for different genres, where the samples originate from
samples - > house - > artist & album or trackname -> the sample as a wav & rexfile
samples - > dub - > artist & album or trackname -> the sample as a wav & rexfile
samples - > disco - > artist & album or trackname -> the sample as a wav & rexfile

but dont think i have the energy to go through em all hahahaha :D
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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by darlo » Tue 06 Jul, 2010 9:12 am

So you always recycle the wav then?

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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by chuckcogan » Tue 06 Jul, 2010 9:19 am

yeah...atleast i try to hehehe
that way i can very quickly just throw one of the hits in...or the whole loop if thats what i want
i can also use just the "groove" of the loop and change drum hits easily :)
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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by darlo » Tue 06 Jul, 2010 12:54 pm

Do you use anything that is not by Propellerhead:)

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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by chuckcogan » Tue 06 Jul, 2010 2:06 pm

darlo wrote:Do you use anything that is not by Propellerhead:)
my keyboard (midicontroller) & soundforge...but thas all heheh :D
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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by darlo » Tue 06 Jul, 2010 7:13 pm

Have you managed to get your hands on Reason 5 Beta?

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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by chuckcogan » Tue 06 Jul, 2010 7:26 pm

yeah im a betatester....but a VERY poor one hahahahah
havnt really played with it more then perhaps an hour :D
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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by darlo » Tue 06 Jul, 2010 11:06 pm

I know you have to abide by a NDA but is Dr Octorex is good as they say?

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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by chuckcogan » Tue 06 Jul, 2010 11:21 pm

as i said...i havnt played around with it that much
but the Kong & its efx are very nice :)
havnt even tried Dr. Octorex heheheh...im a BAD betatester :lol:
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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by darlo » Wed 07 Jul, 2010 9:39 am

Shame on you! You don't deserve the quality products they put out. I demand you hand over the software to me :)

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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by chuckcogan » Wed 07 Jul, 2010 10:39 am

hahahah....no thy are all mine..MINE i say :wink:

btw....whats your sample organisation look like, seeing as you brought it up hahah :D
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Re: Sample Organisation - how do you do it?

Post by darlo » Thu 08 Jul, 2010 8:09 am

D:\Samples
D:\Samples\001 - Percussion
D:\Samples\001 - Percussion\001 - Drums
D:\Samples\001 - Percussion\001 - Drums\001 - Kicks
D:\Samples\001 - Percussion\001 - Drums\001 - Kicks\003 - Future_House

D:\Samples\002 - Instruments
D:\Samples\002 - Instruments\001 - Bass
D:\Samples\002 - Instruments\001 - Bass\001 - DH Bass - 02

D:\Samples\003 - Synths
D:\Samples\003 - Synths\001 - Bass\005 - Juno +\001 - Juno_01
D:\Samples\004 - Loops\002 - Instrumental\001 - Piano

and so on

It gets a bit time consuming....

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