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    Hi all

    wasn't sure if this was the forum for this my current main daw is Sonar but also have ableton live and reson for sound design. I just stared getting more into going out and getting my sounds also enjoyed
    a video by mathew barlow on youtube about sampling and creating synths from field recordings.
    I was just wondering How everyone may go about organizing there sounds on there daws maybe spark some idea for me about getting my sounds and recordings more organized.

  • #2
    I really do not work with samples or field recordings much, but I am hoping someone who does pops in.

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    • #3
      I use a lot of field recordings in my work (taken with my iPhone). I use LMMS as my DAW system - often I'll just load my field recording, once converted to a wav file, into LMMS and then use a lot of filters and other effects to change the sound to what I want. I generally never save the end result as I like to come to these recordings fresh, so to speak, for each new piece. If I want to isolate a particular sound from the recording then I use Audacity to do this and then use LMMS to alter the sound. I'll also use Audacity to stretch, either the tempo or using Paulstretch, the sound.
      https://soundcloud.com/ian-haygreen
      https://ianhaygreen.bandcamp.com/

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      • #4
        Organizing sounds can be a real pain in the neck. I organize my field recordings by kind of location, then date. So, in my Production\Field Recordings directory I have:

        \Vehicles
        \Parks
        \Festivals
        \Roadside
        \Lake

        ..and such, so that I can "at a glance" get to the kind of thing I need.

        They make apps for managing this kind of thing, but the suckers are not cheap. Someone should create an organizer, I don't just have field recordings, I have gigabytes of loops.. argh. The folder system does the job for me, though.
        Home Page: http://www.syntheticaurality.com/
        Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthetic_aurality
        Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/edwardaustinaverill

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        • #5
          Similar to Synthetic Aurality now that I'm on Windows again.

          D:\Samples
          D:\Samples\Field Recordings
          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine
          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature
          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Water
          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Water\Fountains
          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Water\Creeks
          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Storms
          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Storms\Thunder
          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Storms\Rain

          etc etc.

          On Mac, Iced Audio's Audiofinder is relatively inexpensive ($70 iirc) and a nice program for keeping track of things, too.
          Meh.

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          • #6
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            • #7
              Wow, some people are so organized! I don't even label my field recordings - they just have the date on them. All stored, I should add, on my external HD.
              https://soundcloud.com/ian-haygreen
              https://ianhaygreen.bandcamp.com/

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              • #8
                I find that I need SOME organization.. for a year I just sorted them by date, but as the pile grew it got harder and harder to find what I wanted.. so I did the folder thing.

                Tracktion has a decent loop manager/database kind of thing, I should use it more...
                Home Page: http://www.syntheticaurality.com/
                Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthetic_aurality
                Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/edwardaustinaverill

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                • #9
                  Am so bad at file management :frown: I still have sounds stored on my Olympus yet to be converted from 6 months or so ago. Every few months I say..."I will get better at file management" then promptly forget lol
                  It's all an illusion.

                  https://soundcloud.com/skyhighdiamonds

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                  • #10
                    I've still got a load on my iPhone which I really need to shunt into the laptop.
                    https://soundcloud.com/ian-haygreen
                    https://ianhaygreen.bandcamp.com/

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                    • #11
                      I've found using a simple filename/folder structure, along with good metadata, lets me manage my collection with a media player. MediaMonkey and WinAMP are both great at organizing, tagging, and finding.


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                      "I'm not really interested in music. Music is just a means of creating a magical state." - Robert Fripp

                      My music on SoundCloud

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                      • #12
                        Wow cool, thanks Definately got some good info like how Krism has his setup my do something like that just to start with. Right now using a maudio microtrak for recording but really like the Korg Mr1 or the roland R44 also the fostex looks nice has anyone used any of those ?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KrisM View Post
                          Similar to Synthetic Aurality now that I'm on Windows again.

                          D:\Samples
                          D:\Samples\Field Recordings
                          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine
                          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature
                          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Water
                          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Water\Fountains
                          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Water\Creeks
                          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Storms
                          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Storms\Thunder
                          D:\Samples\Field Recordings\Mine\Nature\Storms\Rain

                          etc etc.

                          On Mac, Iced Audio's Audiofinder is relatively inexpensive ($70 iirc) and a nice program for keeping track of things, too.

                          Hi Kris Nice Thanks but use a pc

                          Anyway in your structure there Samples\FieldRecordings\Mine are those just sounds you created or recorded yourself ?

                          Thanks

                          again

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                          • #14
                            I tend to record from a specific location and purpose. So a recording will be called monaLisaRoom as it is a recording made in front of the Mona Lisa. Or it will be called brightonRoofBirds as it is a recording made on a rooftop of birds at Brighton in England. They all get saved in a single folder of original 'raw' recordings. Those recordings get edited and used and put in folders according to the name of the piece. That might be a piece that just used the sound more or less as is eg brightonRoofBirds is an edited version of the longer raw recording. But the vocal argument at the end of this piece (6:30 on) is from a longer recording and is just kept in the song folder as a snippet https://soundcloud.com/greghooper/af...r-died-he-went
                            BANDCAMP https://greghooper2.bandcamp.com/

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