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Soundminer has a built in function called "freelance mode" that let's you install the software and databases on the same portable drive as your library. So you can just bring the one drive, plug it in and you are ready to go. Go to the help window in Soundminer, pull up the manual and it is all explained in there. Good Luck.


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You might not have embedded all of your metadata into your audio files back when you originally imported and tagged them into your first Sound Miner database. The easiest way to check is to open your original DB and select "Show Dirty Records" from the Database menu. That'll show you all files whose metadata has been changed but has not been written back to ...


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Hi Chris, I've experienced this many times and I'm afraid you're kinda out of luck re. automated removal of identical recordings. Since both the filename and description / metadata are both unique, there is no way for Soundminer to identify which ones are the same. Your best approach (should you even choose to undertake it) is to delete already existing ...


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I haven't got around to creating IRs with 7 yet, but the IRs I created with 6 (with pictures) transferred just fine. Essentially, you just put pictures in a folder with the IRs: "---|" = Folder ---| My IR ------ My IR.jpg ------| My IR Audio --------- My IR Stereo.sd2 --------- My IR Mono.sd2 Structuring your IRs/images in folders like this should ...


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Have you re-indexed your database? I'll bet this is probably it. This has been an on-going problem when I scan new files in (it's definitely a bug in SMHD/SMHD+ sill present since the beta test period when I reported it - might be a limitation of the database back end being used on this SM product, and thus, not "correctable"). You always need to re-index ...


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I have some strong feelings on this topic, so apologies in advance for the longish post. Here's how I organize my audio files: I don't! Before you throw up, let me explain… What I mean is that I don't sort, file or otherwise organize my audio files into folders in my operating system. Not at all. My entire working sound library is nothing more than ...


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FLAC is lossless compression. FLAC itself is compatible with the bit depth and sample rates of your studio masters. However, those listening won't always have sound hardware that are compatible with that bit depth and sample rate. (This problem has nothing to do with FLAC itself.) If you want guaranteed compatibility, distribute FLAC at 44.1kHz 16-bit, ...


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Maybe new instance isn't searching in the same fields of metadata, or e.g. folder names as the old one?


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Soundminer is very popular. Here's a nice tutorial for that. https://www.creativefieldrecording.com/2016/08/30/soundminer-metadata-101/


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Use ffmpeg and the metadata framework. Documentation can be found at: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-formats.html#Metadata-1 There is also a node package available for manipulation of metadata: https://www.npmjs.com/package/ffmetadata


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Although it seems that it doesn't solve the OP issue, there's a thread on Kid3 discussion forum that is titled : Tagging of WAV issue - Music players are unable to read the tags of WAV Here's an excerpt : Support for RIFF INFO chunks in WAV files seems to be more common than ID3v2 tags, so you should try if RIFF INFO works with your player. Such ...


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That feature is actually in a different area (and labeled differently) in Windows. Go to Edit/Dump Results to Text. I should clarify I'm basing this on HD Plus. Not sure if it is in plain HD.


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I'm not familiar with the applications you mention, but the standard way to add metadata is to add a BWF header and keep the .WAV file extension. Applications that understand BWF will use the header; those that don't will ignore it. There's no reason you couldn't add a JUNK header or any other defined section or perhaps link it to a separate database by ...


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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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I run AudioFinder cause it can add my Kontakt SFX patches. I do not know if Soundminer can but the old versions did not. AudioFindrer is cheaper and works very well and it can spot to Pro Tools too. Good luck.


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I believe it's not possible in the graphical Automator, because it doesn't have commands needed to parse CSV files. Except by embedding a script to handle the text parsing with "Run shell script". Also, you can use AppleScript, which can be added as Folder actions (Right click a folder -> Folder Actions Setup...). There's already a script for adding ...


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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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uhmm why did I not know about this resource earlier ?? BWF MetaEdit for managing and batch editing metadata !FREE!, cross-platform .. have I died and gone to heaven ??!! http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/guidelines/digitize-embedding.html http://bwfmetaedit.sourceforge.net/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/bwfmetaedit/files/binary/bwfmetaedit-gui/1.2.0/...


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At work we used to use SoundHound to search for sfx as it can read metadata. Then SoundHound would import the files directly into Pro Tools naming them whatever their name is in the metadata. Then we would then export it from Pro Tools as a WAV. Sound long-winded but actually just takes a minute or two depending on how many files you need to change.


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I know soundminer lets you edit the metadata right there and then save it to the file, but it would be a lot of copy and pasting. Also I'm not sure you have access to soundminer, and its pretty damn expensive. "A Better Finder Rename" is an awesome batch renamer, but I'm not sure how well it handles .wav files, but it definitely does give you access to ...


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Those descriptions should be visible in the comments field in the workspace browser (in your windows menu) Just search in there for stuff rather than searching by file name.


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My personal solution: I wrote a small script to rename wave files using metadata description. Unfortunately its in Perl and hard coded for my special case. But I believe there are some metadata tools on the internet. You are right - working with names like S0100583449 in clip list sucks.


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Hi Nevis, I'm not sure if you mean organizing your metadata for your own benefit (to make uploading easier), or for the website's benefit (so the websites can read the metadata). If you're thinking about organizing your metadata so it will be prepared to fit with every website out there, I'm sorry to say that there's no standard method of categorization. ...


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remetacator. does bulk as well


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MetadataTouch can also do it. MetadataTouch™ is a powerful tool to view and edit metadata in Microsoft Office® documents (Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint®), OpenOffice™ documents, JPEG, JPEG 2000, AVI, MP3, MP4, F4V, WAV, AIFF, PNG, SVG, APE, MPC, OFR, WV, TAK, and XMP files.


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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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