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 ...
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 ...
I know, this is an old post, but in case new user found this, here are some tips every soundminer user should know:
Creating a clearly arranged database structure for your sounds. Create a database for a: all sound currently in use, b: all purchased libraries, c: all your own sounds, d: all production music - find a logic which works for you.
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The trick is to use a random midi notes generator to trig a sampler full of that kind of sounds.
Here is a tuto I made for my reel:
You can use Reaktor instead of Bidule.
I believe there are some plugins that allow you to use a combination of altered pitch, volume and cut to more efficiently lay effects with variance so you don't fall into the trap of repeating the same effect over and over again.
Check out https://www.krotosaudio.com/products/reformer-pro/ and see if that helps.
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!
I use v4 at work and HD at home. For the most, HD has been serviceable for home use but after several years of getting by on HD, I'm planning on upgrading to v4.
While it's all spelled out on their website, these are the items I find most difficult to live without:
1) No stereo-to-mono conversion. For example, on my current project, I'm being asked to spot ...