A few years ago during the first “Metadata Month,” I compared over 15 sound effects metadata apps. Since then, apps have faded away, and new ones have appeared. Many readers have written me suggesting additions to the list.
I’ll update that list soon. Right now, however, I’d like to profile a metadata app that has caught my interest. It takes a new approach to browsing sound fx libraries that existing metadata apps have missed.
Strangely, there hasn’t been significant chatter about this new app, which was released in the fall of 2015. That’s odd, since its approach has features many sound pros will value. So, today, I’ll take a “first look” at the metadata app Soundly. I’ll examine how well it does in the four core roles metadata apps are expected to perform. I’ll share my thoughts on pros and cons of the app, and how it can help you to find and use clips from your own sound library.
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Hi! I'm Paul Virostek. I travel the planet field recording evocative, meaningful sound effects, and help others do the same.