How do you organize your samples?
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Level 23 Mixist
post #90897 :: 2017.09.30 11:49pm
  sleeparrow, MS, ViLXDRYAD and Sinc-X liēkd this
How do you organize your sampl
very badly
Level 23 Mixist
post #90899 :: 2017.09.30 11:57pm
Level 25 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 23 Mixist
post #90902 :: 2017.10.01 12:54am
Jesus Christ.MID? do tell...
Level 22 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 25 Mixist
post #90906 :: 2017.10.01 7:50am :: edit 2017.10.01 7:51am
  chinanewyr and Cessor Safari liēkd this
Jesus Christ.mp3

cc Charlotte
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.
Level 22 Chipist
post #90909 :: 2017.10.01 10:42am
  Cessor Safari and MiDoRi 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
  Cessor Safari and ViLXDRYAD 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 22 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
  MiDoRi, Cessor Safari, ViLXDRYAD and VinCMG 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 20 Chipist
post #90915 :: 2017.10.01 2:03pm :: edit 2017.10.01 2:04pm
  MiDoRi and Cessor Safari 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
  MiDoRi, Doxic, gotoandplay, Post-retro, Cessor Safari and Sinc-X 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 20 Pixelist
post #90932 :: 2017.10.02 1:57am
Level 14 Playa
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 22 Pedagogist
post #90940 :: 2017.10.02 9:44am
  Dimeback, MiDoRi, Doxic and Cessor Safari liēkd this
FR E SH A VOCA DO voice sample is the only valid sample
Level 22 Chipist
post #90971 :: 2017.10.04 3:02am
  Cessor Safari and MiDoRi 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 23 Mixist
post #90984 :: 2017.10.04 11:56am
  MiDoRi and Robyn 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 20 Mixist
post #91016 :: 2017.10.06 12:37pm
  Cessor Safari and Doxic 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 24 Pixelist
post #91017 :: 2017.10.06 1:22pm
  Cessor Safari, MiDoRi and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Now I feel like an idiot
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #91018 :: 2017.10.06 1:39pm :: edit 2017.10.06 1:39pm
  MiDoRi, Grumskiz, Sinc-X and mk7 liēkd this
Level 20 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???)
Level 17 Chipist
post #91594 :: 2017.10.25 10:38am
  raphaelgoulart and VinCMG liēkd this
VinCMG: Love the coda string env.iti. I actually call that type of string the "codastring", lol.
Level 0 n00b
post #91813 :: 2017.11.04 10:11am
  Cessor Safari, MiDoRi, mk7 and VinCMG liēkd this
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.
Level 23 Chipist
post #92073 :: 2017.11.12 6:05am
that about it
Level 18 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., 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.
Level 20 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
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #92158 :: 2017.11.15 8:03am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
i once did because i was into learning japanese

trust me, doesn't work ;-;
Level 23 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?
Level 18 Mixist
post #92189 :: 2017.11.16 11:53pm
@MiDoRi one of PxTone's many wonderful little limitations lmbo ;(
Level 22 Mixist
post #92199 :: 2017.11.17 10:35pm
  Fekinox and sethdonut liēkd this
I don't
Level 26 Chipist
post #92212 :: 2017.11.18 7:41am
  Cessor Safari liēkd this
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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