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    Question How do you guys organize your sample database?

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    I've recently been building up a collection of samples and loops and have found myself struggling with the structure of the whole database. I want the layout to not hinder my productivity.

    right now it is looking somewhat like this:
    -ELECTRONIC
    --loopmasters deephouse1
    ---WAV Files
    --loopmasters minimalhouse1
    --vengeance collection
    ---kicks
    ---snares
    ---hats
    ---FX
    -VOCAL
    -MELODICAL
    --athmospherical piano
    -JAZZ
    -DNB

    I've found that with this layout I can't really remember where the good samples are when I'm returning to producing.

    do you guys have a different layout with maybe even a "favorites" folder where you put samples you like/intend to use in future productions?

    tl:dr how do you structure your samples database?

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    I keep things organized in groupings like you do but then I literally write down in a notebook favorite samples and stuff, occasionally even a brief description like "jazzy guitar intro"
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    If there's too much in a folder I make a new one :P
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    I have my sounds organized by the company, than I will create subfolders for the kits like DRUMKITS, Sylenth, Massive, Kontakt, Drumkits With Presets, Construction Kits, Midi Kits and so on. This has really helped my workflow, I also create templates for fl so i have some vsts pre loaded and a few sounds loaded just as a starting point for me.

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