Kick samples ogranization
How do you guys organize your samples? Kicks and percussions in general? What do you name each kick? I'm a little messy in this department and I want ideas to have a cleaner folder.
Kicks and percussion separate here, and I use Name Changer to label them all "kick 01.wav", "kick 02.wav", etc.
I separate all of the instruments in a folder.
For example - I would have folders set up like this:
<Folder> Cymbals (these would be cymbal crashes, rolls, etc.)
<Folder> Percussion (these would be random perc samples like wood blocks, shakers, bells, etc.)
<Folder> Hi-Hats (in my hats folder I label open hi-hat sounds HHopen and closed hi-hat sounds HHclosed some where in the file name. I recommend the beginning)
I often find drum sound packs produced by a company or artist come organized. I also like to keep them separate from my generic drum samples. Meaning, I have my "Drum Samples" folder set up as I described above. Then I have my purchased sample packs in their own folders (as in not in the generic Drum Samples folder) - e.g. "DJ ABC Street Drum Pack"
Hope that helps. Don't be lazy with labelling your samples. You will regret it later.
I name mine as Kick001, Kick002, etc, but I hate that. I have over 500 samples. Some I made myself and others found online. I don't find it very convenient naming them by numbers.
Ya, I split them also, snares, hi-hats, etc, in different folders.
I want to change the names, "short kick" "hard kick" "soft kick" ...but it's not easy to describe them so I don't have any idea.
I usually name them [source] [most-obvious-charactersistic] [sequence number] so it ends up like: 808long1, 909crunchy2, etc..
If the source isn't obvious I just make some shit up like "retro", "banger" or whatever.
Oh and def seperate folder.
Last edited by Nick V; 04-21-2014 at 09:37 AM.
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