Metadata apps are incredibly complex. They import and search sound clips. They audition and transfer sound fx. Many allow audio processing with sound design plug-ins. And of course they read, add, and write metadata.
That’s a lot to wrap your brain around. Don’t let that scare you, though. This year’s “Metadata Month” theme is “Back to Basics.” This series of articles is intended to help you get started embedding your first metadata fields.
Today we’ll look at the metadata app Soundminer. The popular sound browsing software is an absolutely huge app. It is incredibly powerful and packed with features I have yet to discover myself. Today we’ll simplify Soundminer by learning one single task: how to embed sound effects metadata in Soundminer.
This post is meant to be an overview to get you up and running adding metadata to your sound fx collections. By the end of the article you’ll have learned how to add files, find them, and embed metadata in its two most common methods.
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