Sound editors and librarians have a lot of choice for managing their sound fx collections. The last article compared 15 metadata and sound browsing apps. There are apps that read a cascade of metadata from a half-dozen formats. Most save metadata changes to a database. A select few write back to the sound effect itself.
But how does this metadata get there in the first place? Someone has to enter text info for dozens of fields. So, while there are many apps that read and write metadata, there are very few that allow sound librarians to compose it quickly and fluidly. Two apps in particular offer a handful of options to get this done. Library Monkey’s Sound Grinder and Soundminer V4 Pro are able to make bulk changes to sound effects library metadata in seconds.
Are you interested in tweaking your sound clip collection’s metadata? Want more info to help you find accurate results quickly? More metadata will help. This post explains how to enrich your sound library using one specific metadata app: Soundminer.
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