How do you organize your samples?
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Level 22 Mixist
post #90897 :: 2017.09.30 11:49pm
  Sinc-X, ViLXDRYAD, MS and sleeparrow liēkd this
How do you organize your sampl
Level 26 Chipist
post #90898 :: 2017.09.30 11:50pm
  Cessor Safari, MiDoRi, DevEd, Dimeback, dw-, BubblegumOctopus, TMM12, chinanewyr, VinCMG, MandraSigma, null1024, Robyn, RazerBlue6, Doxic and mk7 liēkd this
very badly
Level 22 Mixist
post #90899 :: 2017.09.30 11:57pm
Level 24 Mixist
post #90901 :: 2017.10.01 12:46am :: edit 2017.10.01 12:47am
  Cessor Safari liēkd this
FL Studio (Bitpacks and Major Bitpacks folder)
DOS Module (my samples folder)
Level 22 Mixist
post #90902 :: 2017.10.01 12:54am
Jesus Christ.MID? do tell...
Level 21 Pedagogist
post #90904 :: 2017.10.01 3:53am :: edit 2017.10.01 3:54am
  Cessor Safari liēkd this
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 ;-;
Level 24 Mixist
post #90906 :: 2017.10.01 7:50am :: edit 2017.10.01 7:51am
  Cessor Safari and chinanewyr liēkd this
Jesus Christ.mp3

cc Charlotte
Level 4 Chipist
post #90907 :: 2017.10.01 9:08am
  Cessor Safari and Post-retro liēkd this
By game that I rip the samples from. Some sound engines neatly index the samples for a certain number in memory, others don't.
Level 20 Chipist
post #90909 :: 2017.10.01 10:42am
  MiDoRi and Cessor Safari liēkd this
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...
Level 21 Mixist
post #90910 :: 2017.10.01 11:48am :: edit 2017.10.01 11:49am
  ViLXDRYAD and Cessor Safari liēkd this

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"
Level 21 Pedagogist
post #90911 :: 2017.10.01 12:03pm
nice CLI, VinCMG! :D what is that browser you are on? :o
Level 21 Chipist
post #90913 :: 2017.10.01 1:02pm
  VinCMG, ViLXDRYAD, Cessor Safari and MiDoRi liēkd this
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.
Level 15 Chipist
post #90915 :: 2017.10.01 2:03pm :: edit 2017.10.01 2:04pm
  Cessor Safari and MiDoRi liēkd this
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.
Level 21 Mixist
post #90916 :: 2017.10.01 2:06pm
  ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
@ViLXDRYAD ranger running in urxvt!
Level 27 Chipist
post #90923 :: 2017.10.01 4:30pm :: edit 2017.10.01 4:30pm
  Sinc-X, Cessor Safari, Post-retro, gotoandplay, Doxic and MiDoRi liēkd this
i usually just load them directly outta other modules

edit: ow vince how do you read that blue text?
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)
Level 23 Mixist
post #90931 :: 2017.10.01 9:03pm
  Cessor Safari liēkd this
in a single pile
Level 17 Pixelist
post #90932 :: 2017.10.02 1:57am
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.
Level 21 Pedagogist
post #90940 :: 2017.10.02 9:44am
  Cessor Safari, Doxic and MiDoRi liēkd this
FR E SH A VOCA DO voice sample is the only valid sample
Level 14 Chipist
post #90971 :: 2017.10.04 3:02am
  MiDoRi and Cessor Safari liēkd this
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
Level 22 Mixist
post #90984 :: 2017.10.04 11:56am
  Robyn and MiDoRi liēkd this
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.
Level 23 Chipist
post #91006 :: 2017.10.06 4:57am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
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.
Level 14 Chipist
post #91016 :: 2017.10.06 12:37pm
  Doxic and Cessor Safari liēkd this
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
Level 23 Pixelist
post #91017 :: 2017.10.06 1:22pm
  ViLXDRYAD, MiDoRi and Cessor Safari liēkd this
Now I feel like an idiot
Level 21 Pedagogist
post #91018 :: 2017.10.06 1:39pm :: edit 2017.10.06 1:39pm
  mk7, Sinc-X and Grumskiz liēkd this

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