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  • Mapping filename to root note?

    I understand BlackBox will load multisample directories alphabetically if the metadata doesn't contain a Root Note tag. However, I have a large amount of samples that are named in the format: instrument_note.wav. for instance, electric_guitar_c#3.wav. Anyone know of a good tool to batch add the root note contained in the filename into the wav file metadata? Or, is this something 1010 is working on in the future, i.e. instead of mapping alphabetically, if the note is _contained_ in the filename, it puts it in the right spot on the keyboard?

    Thanks for any thoughts on this, I know many people have msample libraries with no metadata but named with the note in the file.

    Thanks!
    Brian

  • #2
    How do other people solve this for your sample libraries? Are you just loading the wav one at a time into the BlackBox and manually editing the root key? I'd imagine there is some way people have found to batch edit from the filename, no? Thx

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    • #3
      You can do a work around with the free MPC software. It writes the needed data into the files. Keyword: Autosampler.

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      • #4
        Thank you upwardspiral, very helpful. Question, I'm not seeing free MPC software. Do you mean teh paid version? thanks

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        • #5
          briansin the free version is called MPC Beats. There is a little learning curve, but overall a good tool for the job.

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          • #6
            MPC BEATS USER MANUAL
            https://www.akaipro.com/amfile/file/...20/product/85/

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            • #7
              Can't I just use Reaper? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPi0PCx1laE
              Seems that it can edit metadata, and that is doable even in the batch option. I haven't given it a try yet, but seems doable and would solve a lot of hassle if I could just drop the samples on BB and it would already have the root notes assigned to each sample.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Paranormal Patroler View Post
                Can't I just use Reaper? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPi0PCx1laE
                Seems that it can edit metadata, and that is doable even in the batch option. I haven't given it a try yet, but seems doable and would solve a lot of hassle if I could just drop the samples on BB and it would already have the root notes assigned to each sample.
                I couldn't figure out how to edit /smpl tags in Reaper Don't think this is possible.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rayultine View Post

                  I couldn't figure out how to edit /smpl tags in Reaper Don't think this is possible.
                  Did you use the new Reaper 6.10 with updated Metadata Embedding ?

                  Has anyone used a good tool for this? For adding efficient Batch Renaming, Key, BPM, metadata that Blackbox can read.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Johnny View Post

                    Did you use the new Reaper 6.10 with updated Metadata Embedding ?

                    Has anyone used a good tool for this? For adding efficient Batch Renaming, Key, BPM, metadata that Blackbox can read.
                    Reaper metadata embedding only has a selection of major categories that are typically modified. The /smpl, /instr, or /acid category that bitbox uses are not editable/creatable.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rayultine View Post

                      Reaper metadata embedding only has a selection of major categories that are typically modified. The /smpl, /instr, or /acid category that bitbox uses are not editable/creatable.
                      Ah, that sucks! Thanks for clearing that up.

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                      • #12
                        Here's a tool that does exactly what the OP was asking for: https://www.bjoernbojahr.de/endlesswav.html
                        This reads the root note of a sample from a filename, and applies it to the metadata. Just look for the 'Rename / Root key' button at the bottom of the application.

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                        • MikePifer
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                          I haven't tried loading on to the BB yet but this looks like its EXACTLY what I've been looking for! Thank you!

                      • #13
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lio7xJr4cRE first minutes in, answers the questions about metadata.

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                        • #14
                          https://forum.1010music.com/forum/pr...supported-tags

                          The above is a useful thread, contains more information on metadata.

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