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How do you organize your samples?
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90897
Level 22 Mixist
post #90897 :: 2017.09.30 11:49pm
  
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How do you organize your sampl
 
 
90898
very badly
 
 
90899
Level 22 Mixist
post #90899 :: 2017.09.30 11:57pm
 
 
90901
Level 24 Mixist
post #90901 :: 2017.10.01 12:46am :: edit 2017.10.01 12:47am
  
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FL Studio https://puu.sh/xNdxi.png (Bitpacks and Major Bitpacks folder)
DOS Module https://puu.sh/xNdxW.png (my samples folder)
 
 
90902
Level 22 Mixist
post #90902 :: 2017.10.01 12:54am
Jesus Christ.MID? do tell...
 
 
90904
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #90904 :: 2017.10.01 3:53am :: edit 2017.10.01 3:54am
  
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I only keep my protracker sample collection in folders named ST-XX photon-samples1 and 2 in the program folder; i wish i had good non-amiga hi-fi ones ;-;
 
 
90906
Level 24 Mixist
post #90906 :: 2017.10.01 7:50am :: edit 2017.10.01 7:51am
  
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Jesus Christ.mp3


cc Charlotte
 
 
90907
Level 7 Chipist
post #90907 :: 2017.10.01 9:08am
  
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By game that I rip the samples from. Some sound engines neatly index the samples for a certain number in memory, others don't.
 
 
90909
Level 20 Chipist
post #90909 :: 2017.10.01 10:42am
  
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I organize them by place in time. I find it overwhelming to keep all my kicks together or all of my curcuit bending glitches or whatever. If I get them from someone or somewhere else, it stays in a folder with the source, named. If I recorded them myself, folders that pertain to the session go into a folder for the year.
The only thing I suck at is finding where some of the stuff I made between 2011 - 2014 is. Soundfonts and EXS24 instruments that point to files hiding in god only knows where.

Floppy samples are a fucking free-for-all though...
 
 
90910
Level 21 Mixist
post #90910 :: 2017.10.01 11:48am :: edit 2017.10.01 11:49am
  
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https://i.imgur.com/VeqJi4X.png

at one point I actually tried to organize my folder instead of just extracting all the packs to the same level but I gave up halfway through, which is why you see folders like "Drum Machines", "Misc Samples", "Misc Sample Packs", "Soundfonts"
 
 
90911
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #90911 :: 2017.10.01 12:03pm
nice CLI, VinCMG! :D what is that browser you are on? :o
 
 
90913
Level 21 Chipist
post #90913 :: 2017.10.01 1:02pm
  
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I have 3-4 folders all with the same name scattered around different folders with some holding up to 7 duplicates of the same sample with different names.
 
 
90915
Level 15 Chipist
post #90915 :: 2017.10.01 2:03pm :: edit 2017.10.01 2:04pm
  
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I have a global folder for resources on my first data drive, dividing modern and chiptune content. Within these subfolders I have sample archives categorized per system / file format and then categorized per game, or other source.

With having a global folder I can just plop foldershortcuts down and not have everything all over the place.
 
 
90916
Level 21 Mixist
post #90916 :: 2017.10.01 2:06pm
  
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@ViLXDRYAD ranger running in urxvt!
 
 
90923
Level 27 Chipist
post #90923 :: 2017.10.01 4:30pm :: edit 2017.10.01 4:30pm
  
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i usually just load them directly outta other modules

edit: ow vince how do you read that blue text?
 
 
90926
Level 21 Mixist
post #90926 :: 2017.10.01 6:07pm
I dunno I guess my laptop screen's color settings are just right that it's not very painful to me (wouldn't wanna read a magazine article in that color though)
 
 
90931
Level 23 Mixist
post #90931 :: 2017.10.01 9:03pm
  
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in a single pile
 
 
90932
Level 18 Pixelist
post #90932 :: 2017.10.02 1:57am
👌
@Deltarazero
 
 
90935
Level 13 Mixist
post #90935 :: 2017.10.02 6:51am
  
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Why would you organize samples at all? It's not like they can be reused.
 
 
90940
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #90940 :: 2017.10.02 9:44am
  
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FR E SH A VOCA DO voice sample is the only valid sample
 
 
90971
Level 15 Chipist
post #90971 :: 2017.10.04 3:02am
  
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At one point I had folders for every source (synth modules and disks).. Now it goes into a Perc, Synth, Orch, Bass, Vocal, Beats or Effects folder divided into sub-categories.

I've never known where to put orch hits though, I have a lot of them scattered
 
 
90984
Level 22 Mixist
post #90984 :: 2017.10.04 11:56am
  
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I personally put all my orch hits in the 'stabs' folder along with rave hits and chord samples since they more or less serve the same purpose. I put all other orchestral elements inside a 'wind' and 'strings' folder.
 
 
91006
Level 23 Chipist
post #91006 :: 2017.10.06 4:57am
  
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There are two ways: the major way is by source, which is mainly the compo I got them from. Because of this, I have many duplicates.

When I discovered that I no longer have the source material to recreate my first two albums and even a few songs, I also started keeping vital sounds along with the project files for safe keeping. This means that there are some sounds that I have saved 4 or 5 times, just in case.
 
 
91016
Level 14 Chipist
post #91016 :: 2017.10.06 12:37pm
  
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I have a folder called "drum samples and shit" that theoretically should be used for this purpose, but my computer is somewhat dead and my downloads folder has very many files in it so it takes a long time to fully open, so it's too tedious for me to grab my wav files from the downloads folder and stick it in the samples folder
 
 
91017
Level 23 Pixelist
mk7
post #91017 :: 2017.10.06 1:22pm
  
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Now I feel like an idiot
http://i66.tinypic.com/2803zr.png
 
 
91018
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #91018 :: 2017.10.06 1:39pm :: edit 2017.10.06 1:39pm
  
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.wav
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8800553535.wav
 
 
91584
Level 18 Pixelist
post #91584 :: 2017.10.25 8:05am
Most of the time I try to categorize them by source
, sometimes applying deliberate mixed approach though (like, in case of drums).
Also there are high chances for copies lurking around, since I don't extract samps from modules and don't do duplicate checks (does anyone do that actually???)
 
 
91594
Level 16 Chipist
post #91594 :: 2017.10.25 10:38am
  
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VinCMG: Love the coda string env.iti. I actually call that type of string the "codastring", lol.
 
 
91813
Level 0 n00b
post #91813 :: 2017.11.04 10:11am
  
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Year > Collection Name - by who > then potentially sub folders that suit that collection... sometimes an 8bit Optimized for Amiga where I'll keep the original masters in same folder. :-) Simple but works.
 
 
92073
Level 22 Chipist
post #92073 :: 2017.11.12 6:05am
http://0x0.st/sicQ.png
that about it
 
 
92151
Level 17 Mixist
post #92151 :: 2017.11.15 12:19am :: edit 2017.11.15 12:39am
There are 33 main folders, 141 sub folders, and 3,202 files total in my "Instruments" folder. The main folder directory is organized with a collection name based on the artist of the samples, proprietary folder from a source (e.g. freesounds.org), for a specific song, or if I create my own samples. It's not *highly* optimal, but getting a little lost creates a tendency to explore and find things I might not otherwise have found.

https://i.imgur.com/6D8zJgn.png
 
 
92155
Level 18 Pixelist
post #92155 :: 2017.11.15 3:40am
I will never understand why people do that to themselves and use Japanese-localized Windows, those path separators look so horrible
lol
 
 
92158
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #92158 :: 2017.11.15 8:03am
  
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i once did because i was into learning japanese

trust me, doesn't work ;-;
 
 
92174
Level 22 Chipist
post #92174 :: 2017.11.15 6:49pm
  
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You guys don't just make all your samples from scratch every time you start a new file?
 
 
92189
Level 17 Mixist
post #92189 :: 2017.11.16 11:53pm
@MiDoRi one of PxTone's many wonderful little limitations lmbo ;(
 
 
92199
Level 22 Mixist
post #92199 :: 2017.11.17 10:35pm
  
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I don't
 
 
92212
Level 25 Chipist
post #92212 :: 2017.11.18 7:41am
  
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They're not really organized in any particular fashion on my end. Alphabetically would be the best way to put it, and they're usually not even stored in their own folders (or, if they're from a collection of WAV/AIFF files, they're just left in their original extracted folders). However, I do recycle samples from other modules I have made (I also make limited use of samples from other modules, but I mostly don't go for it), and lately if I have been exclusively using samples extracted from soundfonts as SNES samples, I put them in a leftover IT file that has the original loop point.

There are exceptions to this rule, though. Samples ripped from the SNES games are stored in a folder sorted by game and, depending on how the IDs are organized in the game itself and in the SPCs themselves, I may sort them out into "sets".
 
 

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