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here's another one: freeSFX + Easy to navigate thematic organization + Curated generally useful incidental sounds + Free commercial use, provided not main focus (full license) - relatively small collection (a couple of thousand sounds in my estimation)


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I haven't tried their VSTs so can't guarantee they work in Logic but in theory they should work in any VST host (any DAW that supports VST)


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Found a solution: I located the ~/Library/Application Support/Soundminer/Spotting folder and replaced all the OLD FX DRIVE PATHS with "NEW DRIVE NAME" with textwrangler on all relevant smpotting.xxx files. My lists with all relevant selections are back!


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For lower budgets, Soundminer do the HD range, which works on both Mac and PC. It's a fraction of the cost of the full Soundminer v4, and I highly recommend it if it's within your price range.


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This is a Community Wiki answer, feel free to add your finds... Field Recording Databases Freesound >> http://freesound.org/ (added by yunque) + Search by license, format, bitrate, sample rate, tags, etc. + Open project, user-based (can search similar sounds recorded by the same person). - Variable quality. British Library ...


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Export Soundminer Metadata fields to text. Import in Excel, copy paste columns. Save as txt and import back into Soundminer database. Then right click and embed metadata.


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Remove from database doesn't delete the file from your hard drive it simply excludes it from its library. I'd recommend Mac Paw Gemini:http://macpaw.com/gemini


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I bought AudioFinder for the meagre price of $70. It appears to do most of what SM does and is far far cheaper. I've found most useful and would happily recommend it.


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you can use the finder and spotlight to do a lot of databasing. The idea would be to put your metadata in the spotlight comment window - which spotlight can read in its searches. There are automator scripts out there that can take metadata from spreadsheets and embed them into the spotlight comment fields as a batch process. I'd imagine you can get good ...


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I think for sound design elements (very basic things like a low thud, tool clutter, cork pop) it is good to give files a rudimentary searchable name. For finished sound effects with many elements you might want to add terms to the name or give it tags. Personally I would love to be independent of metadata. My library is still a work in progress. The most ...


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