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  1. Frank, great article, and you sound like as good a librarian as a designer and artist. Strong sound librarians are like gold! I am just impressed that you are able to accurately spell SHCVINGKTER consistently enough to make it work. But, at least it’s very, very phonetically accurate. :-D

  2. is great for people who began to organize our library. and I guess for those who are not novices, too.

  3. Nathan, actually SHCVINGKTER is a typo it should be SCHVINGKTER :) My proofer was out for the day and I had to proof myself, not good at it. I have a great proofer! Other fixes coming in the article today.

  4. Hi All,

    Really enjoyed both parts of the article! I’m just starting to record a collection of my own sound effects and want to get started off on the right foot re: naming and metadata so that I’m not worrying about a ton of re-standardization down the road.

    Unfortunately, Soundminer’s a bit out of my student budget for now. Can you recommend any tools for at least inputting SM-compatible metadata (searching for it via ProTools, etc. isn’t necessary for me now, like a lot of Soundminer’s other features) on either Mac or PC, so that by the time I pick up Soundminer and really start rolling on my lifetime libraries, I’ll already be in decent shape?

    It looks like Soundminer used to produce a tool called MetaEdit for this purpose, which has since been discontinued. I can turn up a couple of Soundminer alternatives, but nothing’s super cheap.

    Anything freeware that anyone here likes to use for just getting the data in place?

    Thanks again to Frank for a really thorough look into this, really useful from a newcomer’s perspective.


  5. Thanks for the article.Today, having organized the library of sounds is essential.


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