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Iced Audio – AudioFinder (Mac)
AudioFinder is the OS X standard in audio
asset management systems, & music
production hub
AudioFinder can build a catalog of every sound on your system, save it, and search it instantly to find the sounds you need when you need them. Use AudioFinder to create custom sets for sound categories and specific projects, with fast file browsing to audition, analyze, process, convert, and move or copy the samples in your library. AudioFinder features the ability to add Metadata to your library of sounds, making it simple and easy to find the sounds you're looking for when you need it. AudioFinder can visualize sounds instantly with the waveform overview and preview them at any pitch via MIDI or the built in keyboard, all in real-time. Sounds can even be previewed through your favorite AudioUnits. Speaking of Plug-Ins, AudioFinder features an advanced Plug-In manager and slew of other studio necessities that will make your workflow flow. Necessities like audio editing with built-in beat detection and tools for fast trimming, fading, slicing and dicing your sounds. You can even convert your audio sample CDs into individual files with just a few clicks of the mouse.
JRC_Sound_Sample_Organizers  audiofinder  iced  audio  sound  sample  organizer  finder  explorer  library  loop  clip 
march 2015 by rickcogley
BaseHead, LLC (Mac, Win)
BaseHead is our flagship product for PC and Mac for searching and finding your sound effects, music and audio files for PC and Mac!
If your current solution is feeling old and crusty then maybe it's time for something fresh!
BaseHead already dominates the video game industry with most major game houses using it daily in production.  If you are a sound designer for video games or feature films using any DAW ala Nuendo or Pro Tools, and want to speed up your workflow, then this is the product for you!
JRC_Sound_Sample_Organizers  basehead  sound  sample  organizer  finder  explorer  library  loop  clip 
march 2015 by rickcogley
FindSounds Palette (Win)
FindSounds Palette

FindSounds Palette is the ultimate software program for finding sounds! Its WebPalette feature provides greater access to sounds on the Web than FindSounds.com, and its MyPalette feature makes it easy to organize and search your own sound collection.
Search for audio files by name, description, category, genre, source, copyright, format, size, number of channels, resolution, sample rate, duration, key, and tempo. For any example sound, a sounds-like search can automatically find similar sounds on the Web and in your sound collection.

Audition sounds using the built-in audio player. Record your own sounds with the built-in audio recorder. Edit sounds using the built-in audio editor. The colorful Comparisonics waveform display helps you to "see" what you are editing.

Hollywood sound designers know well that useful and interesting sounds can be obtained by changing the speed of an audio recording. FindSounds Palette makes it easy to change speeds, and for each audio file in your collection, the sounds of 25 different speeds can be searched. This turns a collection of 10,000 audio files into a searchable database of 250,000 sounds!

You can also search audio files on the Web at multiple speeds, which gives you access to an enormous and growing collection of 1,000,000+ sounds!

FindSounds Palette Version 2.3 is currently available for Microsoft Windows and supports audio files in WAVE, AU, and AIFF uncompressed and mu-law compressed formats. This program is available in three editions:
JRC_Sound_Sample_Organizers  findsounds  palette  sound  sample  organizer  finder  explorer  library  loop  clip 
march 2015 by rickcogley
Revel Software (Win)
Take the most from your sample library!
Breezer is a complete and affordable sample library manager for Windows, which helps you to find and preview your audio files. It can build a catalogue of every sound in your system and search it instantly to find the samples you need when you need them.

Browse and search your library locally or over a network. Enjoy the power of a multi-threaded, GPU accelerated engine with built-in support for the most common audio formats including Propellerheads REX 1/2 and FLAC.

If you have thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of samples, then Breezer will become your best companion.
JRC_Sound_Sample_Organizers  revel  breezer  sound  sample  organizer  finder  explorer  library  loop  clip 
march 2015 by rickcogley
Library Monkey Pro - Monkey-Tools (Mac)
Sleek, powerful, and dominant, Library Monkey Pro is the 800-lb gorilla you need to handle all of your monkey business. A complete librarian and CD ripper with an integrated Sound Grinder Pro; Library Monkey Pro is the main event. Import, manage, edit, process and "Portion Control™" all your audio one place -- with full AU and VST Plug-in support. And don't worry if you're running ProTools®, Digital Performer®, Logic®, or another pro DAW, Library Monkey Pro fully adapts to any habitat.
JRC_Sound_Sample_Organizers  library  monkey  pro  sound  sample  organizer  finder  explorer  loop  clip 
march 2015 by rickcogley
Snapper 2 - features (Mac)
What's Snapper ?
When you select an audio file in the Mac Finder, Snapper immediately appears right beneath the current window, showing you the wave form.

Hit the space bar or double-click in the wave form to play. Or use auto-play to start playing the moment you select the file. Vari-speed is available too.

Drag, Drop and Convert
In the Snapper wave form you can select a part of the sound file and:
• drag it out, to create a new file.
• drag it to any sequencer or audio editor (new in version 2...)
• turn the selection into an mp3 file. (or ogg, mp4 flac)
• split stereo files into separate .L and .R files or vise versa
• convert to mp4 and attach it to an email in one go.
• export to AIFF, WAV, BWF, mp3, or m4a.

Which formats can it handle?
All of them.
Snapper opens over 50 sound file formats. That includes compressed files, split stereo, 192 kHz, 5.1 surround files, red book audio, cds and movies containing audio. It shows loops, markers, timestamps, regions, BWF annotations, even album covers. You name it, Snapper can handle it. For some formats you need to install external components, here's more on that.
JRC_Sound_Sample_Organizers  snapper  sound  sample  organizer  finder  explorer  library  loop  clip 
march 2015 by rickcogley
MUTANT software | SONICWIRE (Mac, Win)
MUTANT is free sound file management software provided by SONICWIRE. Download and install MUTANT now to navigate through the large offer of sound files on SONICWIRE, find more easily the sounds you're looking for and preview them with a single click in the program. The additional "Comment" and "Bookmark" function allow you to easily organize and classify sound files.
JRC_Sound_Sample_Organizers  mutant  organizer  library  sound  sample  finder  explorer  loop  clip 
march 2015 by rickcogley
WavSniper - A Sample Librarian (Win)
A Sound Sample Librarian/Cataloger/Tagger designed for Musicians,
Producers, Sound Engineers
WavSniper is a no-fuss time-saving utility for easy tagging, and previewing, digital sound files (wav or mp3).
When you are in a creative mood, nothing spoils it more than having to search through countless sub-diectories and sound file sample disks to find that perfect sound.

Simply scan all your sound samples on your Hard Drive with WavSniper, and it will attach appropriate TAGs to your sound files to get you started.
Quickly preview your samples and easily edit/attach your own TAGs to your sounds, individually, or in bulk.
Sound file tagging is done automatically at first, but you are free to make edits as needed.
JRC_Sound_Sample_Organizers  Windows  sound  library  sample  organizer  finder  explorer  loop  clip 
march 2015 by rickcogley
RYAudio Sample Librarian (Win) - Manage your audio samples and sample CDs
Sample Librarian is an invaluable tool for managing and auditioning all of your audio samples and sample CDs to help you home in on just the sounds you want when you're in the middle of creating your next hit.

With Sample Librarian you no longer need to waste time navigating through deeply-nested folders of all your audio samples, which is a sure-fire way to lose your focus (and then the moment of inspiration has gone). Instead you can use a tool designed specifically for the purpose of managing and searching for samples. Once you’ve found the perfect sounds for your new song, simply drag-and-drop them directly into your DAW.

Previously, breaking off from composing to go digging through your sample collection to find that elusive sample you know is in there (somewhere) could seriously interrupt your creative flow. With Sample Librarian, using your sample collection now forms a key part of your music-making process.
JRC_Sound_Sample_Organizers  library  sound  sample  windows  organizer  finder  explorer  loop  clip 
march 2015 by rickcogley
Sample Organizer | KVR Audio Forum
I really like how Native Instruments uses a tag-based system to organize and help you find sounds (I've used NI Massive and the Kore player in the past). Is there any sort of program out there where I can load all my WAV samples into it, apply searchable tags to the different samples (e.g. from simple tags like "percussion," or "melodic," or "loop," to more in-depth ones, like "wet," or "metallic," or "tambourine," and so on), and maybe get a visual waveform preview of the selected file? I just basically need a searchable tag-based system. I tried, at first, just putting different sounds into different folders (snares into a "Drums" folder and then a "Snare" sub-folder, melodic loops into a "Melodic" folder, etc.), but this system doesn't work as well as I had hoped it would. Any help would be appreciated; this has been really frustrating for me.
sound  library  clip  loop  auditioning 
march 2015 by rickcogley
30+ Sites That Serve Up Great Loops and Samples - Tuts+ Music & Audio Article
Loops can form the foundation of a track, and are useful for quickly putting some ideas together when sketching out an arrangement. Samples provide us with sounds and colors to create our music with. But where can you download great loops and samples? Here are 30+ great places to start.

Some of the sites we list provide packs you can download for free. Other sites allow you to purchase packs at a reasonable price. Every music producer worth his salt is in the process of building up a useful collection of useable sounds.

The list has a history. Here are some of the places we've gathered these sites from. And please add more in the comments. We'll be sure to add them in the next version of this post.

47 Sites Every Recording Musician Should Visit, and your suggestions in the comments.
15 Sites Where You Can Find Free Vocal Samples and Loops
Your comments to Open Mic: Where Do You Get Your Samples and Loops?
So hold onto your hats. Here are 30+ sites that serve up great loops and samples. Let us know in the comments which you found most useful.
samples  ableton  sound  loops 
march 2015 by rickcogley
About - Sound Art, Sound Installations, Sonic Inspiration
Everyday Listening collects inspiring and remarkable sound art and creative sound design projects, installations, reviews of urban soundscapes, places, contemporary or experimental, mostly electronic music. The term Everyday Listening is used to describe the way we use sound to find our way in our everyday life. There’s an article by Buxton, Gaver & Bly giving a very clear description of this phenomenon:

Everyday listening is a matter of listening to the attributes of events in the world - the speed of a passing automobile, the force of a slammed door, whether a person is walking up or downstairs.

Hugo Verweij founded Everyday Listening in 2009 and currently works as a sound designer for Apple in California. Previously he designed sound in various contexts: Installations, apps, interfaces, radio, motion graphics, contemporary dance. He has almost a decade of experience in education as a lecturer on sound design, music production and related subjects at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. His work focuses on the synergy between what’s audible, visible and tactile. 

Mark IJzerman is a sound artist and composer with a great interest in interactive and procedural sound.

He divides his time between creating music or sound for various media and installations, as well as teaching at some of the leading media art faculties in the Netherlands. His works carry a strong organic quality that is audible in all of his creations. 

markijzerman.com is his online portfolio. 

Have you found something remarkable you want to share? Please contribute your link, article, photo or interview for publication on this site using the contact form.
Blogroll  inspirational  sound  art  design 
february 2015 by rickcogley
FabFilter Pro-Q 2 - Equalizer Plug-In
Unrivalled sound and workflow
An equalizer is probably the tool you use most while mixing and mastering, so you need the best of the best! With FabFilter Pro-Q 2, you get the highest possible sound quality and a gorgeous, innovative interface with unrivalled ease of use.
JRC_Audiophile  plugin  sound  eq  ff  fabfilter  proq2 
january 2015 by rickcogley
NASA Audio Collection : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Welcome to the NASA Audio Collection. This collection is administered and maintained by the Houston Audio Control Room, at the NASA Johnson Space Center. The purpose of this collection is to make available the historic audio record of the history of Human Spaceflight at NASA, in an easily accessible and open manner. The audio contained in this collection has been digitized from original reel-to-reel tapes of varying format. Many tapes are the originals, from over 50 years ago. The original file format used to digitize and archive these historic audio tapes is WAV, at 48kHz / 24 bit. This WAV file is posted here, in the collection. Derivative formats are provided by the Internet Archive. Audio will be added to this collection as it is digitized. For requests regarding which missions are added, please email the Lead Audio Engineer at the Houston Audio Control Room, at john.l.stoll@nasa.gov.
nasa  audio  Internet  archive  wav  sound  apollo  voyager  space 
january 2015 by rickcogley
Steely Dan - Josie (live TV 1995) - YouTube
Steely Dan - Josie (live TV 1995), Steely Dan performing 'Josie' on the Late Show with David Letterman (1995). For better resolution and sound, select "480p" on the Video Player controls., BetaClassics, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb68jTykDk4
Steely  Dan  Josie  TV  BetaClassics  performing  on  Late  Show  with  David  Letterman  For  better  resolution  sound  select  480p  Video  Player  controls. 
november 2012 by rickcogley

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