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I'm looking for a database of open source audio plug-ins that will work with several DAWs, particularly Logic.

Is there a dedicated site listing many audio plug-in applications that I can scroll through? Even a blog based page would be of use?
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SoundMiner Relink Spotting List files

I've been using SM spotting lists for a couple of years, creating folders with different categories of sounds that span across multiple databases. I've recently moved my SFX library to a new drive, ...
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Sound effect library management on Windows?

I'm starting to have a little collection of various sound effects, and I was looking for a program to help me find them more easily than with iTunes or searching through Windows. I know of Basehead ...
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Field recording databases

Freesound.org seems to be the largest and most reliable source of unprocessed field recordings (with a good share of pitch-shifted monster sounds too). I struggle to find alternatives of comparable ...
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Copy metadata description field from soundminer to BWAV

I created some metadata in soundminers description field using soundminer 4.5 pro. But unless i am mistaken that data will not be readable in non-soundminer metadata software that only reads the ...
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Automatically Removing Duplicate Files in SoundMiner

all! This may be an extremely basic question but - is it possible to make SoundMiner remove the duplicate files from my library automatically? I've scanned and found all of my duplicate files, but ...
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Free OSX Sound Database programs

Are there any free alternatives to Sound Miner out there?
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Workflow with purchased sound effects library?

Hi all, Sorry for sounding like a noob 'cos I have a noob question. :`( I've just purchased my first sound effects libraries (from Sound Ideas) and they came in audio CDs. I know that there are ...
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Tagging audio regions or segments in a sound/music database

Hi all, I would like to be able to non-destructively tagg only a region of an audio file or song, and index it as an individual entry in a music database. I have seen a number of interesting audio/...
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Keeping track of backups

So I see there's a slew of questions about the logistics of backing up, but as Hudzee cases start stacking up, I'm interested in how you keep track of what's on each drive. I have been manually ...
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SFX RAID - Drobo or Sans Digital? Thoughts Welcome

I'm going to be the market soon to finally shift the SFX library to a RAID, and I'd love to hear some thoughts/personal usage regarding these two: Sans Digital TR4UTBPN http://www.newegg.com/Product/...
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Where to Find Free Music with Creative Commons License

Is there any website that provides lots of music files with Creative Commons license? I have a personal blog and use photos with CC license from Flickr. I also want to produce small video ...
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Sound Designers Vernacular / Nomenclature

I'm looking for a creative way to tag and enter metadata into my database of audio files and synth patches. I realize that any list would be particular to the person creating it but is there a way for ...
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sfx library codewords

Once your library reaches a certain size then you start needing codewords to jump to the specific sounds you're looking for quickly. This is especially true with common sounds like impacts, whooshes ...
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Retaining Metadata in .aif to .wav Conversion?

So, let's say I have a pile of a couple thousand .aifs all nice and pretty with Soundminer metadata perfectly intact. But for one reason or another, these .aifs need to be converted to .wavs. Is ...
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Which program are you using to embed metadata in wav files?

I'm looking to add metadata to my library of effects. Which program are you using to embed metadata in wav files? Is this metadata readable by most database programs? (Soundminer, Basehead, etc.)
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Embedding or attaching a picture when cataloguing sound FX

Is it possible to embed / attach a jpg file (or any picture file format for that matter) to a WAV file? I read somewhere ages ago that you can but have been unable to remember where. I'm in the ...
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Audio File Organization

Regardless of how you organize your library in databases like SoundMiner, Basehead, etc., how do you sanely file your recordings on your hard drive, especially between initial ingestion of the raw ...