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Also...

A "rewind" or "recover" button that remembers the last selection before refreshing samples. I found a trilogy of great sounds, but refreshed without selecting to keep :D :-\  ;D

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This is a wonderful! One-click preview is perfect. It is fast, intuitive and very useful. It would be interesting to have a bias option, e.g.,

Short duration <------------------>Long duration  where collected samples have a bias toward long or short sounds. 

That would be a useful development but as it stands the RandomSampler is fantastic!

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 :Thmbsup: Sorry - have been off grid for a few days. Shall try out! New improvements look good.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 19, 2022, 03:43 PM »
(BTW, we'll feature-freeze v0.1.0 during last week of February to add it to releases thread. New improvements "bump" version number up according to regular semantic versioning afterwards... When you consider features are complete then we can begin to call it first version officially --up to you to say when apps' features are done so we can announce it around )

Sounds good looking forward to playing with tags.

Tags can be tricky with WAV files as they do not always conform in the way that MP3 or FLAC do. Hoping this won't be a problem :up:

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 16, 2022, 03:27 PM »
Yes, embedded tags can be implemented via taglib-sharp library. It supports the following:

Audio: aa, aax, aac, aiff, ape, dsf, flac, m4a, m4b, m4p, mp3, mpc, mpp, ogg, oga, wav, wma, wv, webm

Which one would you prefer to have first? Length or Tags?

Without a doubt - tags  :Thmbsup:

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 14, 2022, 07:16 AM »
Hi Vic

Sequential saving to folder seems broken, perhaps. In my way of thinking every time save is clicked all ticked samples should be exported (copied) into a new sequential folder (e.g., 1,2,3,4,5). Several times I have bumped into this error where a file is said to already exist. If a new folder is created, then this should be empty? Why would Random Sampler be finding existing files in an empty folder? As you can see frpm the pic "SEQ" is active.

RSerror.PNG

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 14, 2022, 06:39 AM »
Hi Vic


-The versatility of the right click menu is very useful now!

Areas for possible improvement
- One click preview
- Remember last used directory
- Option to set "favourite" directory
- dark mode theme

And...
- Sample length selection (by range, set minimum and maximum etc)

Question - could embedded tags and comments ever be an option for refining search parameters?

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 13, 2022, 05:15 PM »
 :Thmbsup: fantastic - going to try it now!

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 12, 2022, 03:48 AM »
Currently the app requires the user to select the folder from which samples will be selected. Would be useful if it used the directory in which it is located as the default folder - this saves a few clicks and makes the process faster!

Also, repeated clicks on "get samples" should generate a new selection, ignoring those files that have been "ticked" to keep

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 11, 2022, 09:57 AM »
I am really keen on the idea of "set length" for samples selected - so, choose from samples >=250ms , choose samples between 250ms and  800ms.

Why? Well, using tags to select a file range (e.g., all files tagged "dry, soft, cymbal") will always be tricky because of how music file tagging is implemented. However, my ears know I want a selection of sounds that are sustained, or shorter (crisp and dry). It also allows selection of much longer files that might be up to 20 seconds long - or more!

Another option is to select files from a range of specified folder. This works if a person puts sound and sample types into specific folder. E.g., all deep drum sounds in one folder, all natural ambient sounds in another folder. I gave up this system a long time ago because the amount of time spent on curating was not creative! It was a burden.

A fancy way of selecting random files I did try out using XYPlorer and a script that allowed me to specify as follows:

- select 16 sounds randomly
- Choose these random files (using tags) from files tagged with "dry" or "harsh" or "metallic" or "metal". 4 files would then be randomly selected from the files that met this criteria. Summing to a total of 16.

That script however did not have preview which became problematic. XYplorer also did not play nicely with asio.




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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 10, 2022, 05:42 PM »
Hi Vic

Have been using this without any other software running so I am able to preview without sound sharing issues. I am wondering if it is at all possible to make it so that simply clicking on a file plays preview - this would make it much faster when building sets of sounds.

I am still not sure what "Seq" does  :-[

Loving the possibilities of this app!  :up:

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 07, 2022, 02:39 PM »
Managing sound in Windows is a bit painful sometimes. Asio improves the "lag" found in most music software on windows but also means some apps go "silent". Ableton Live in my experience "pushes" other apps off the sound - does not like to share (even with settings in windows changed to share audio). But it can be done - Sononym, for example, runs alongside anything else even though it runs as a stand-alone app rather than VST.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 07, 2022, 02:30 PM »
Hi Vic

Initial trial of the alpha -

The app is fantastic. Some observations:

- Would be useful to have a "tick all" option for saving all files

- No audio for preview yet but that will come later (this is a key feature as it needs to play nicely with asio which runs permanently on my system)

I really like the data displaying at the bottom - e.g., how many files selected, how many files are eligible  :Thmbsup:


The need for asio is important as when I disengage it to use windows audio any other program still using asio then gets upset and has to be re-started - cubase and ableton live take a long time to restart

Lovely to see it running, and REALLY love the ability to delete files and re-select!

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 06, 2022, 04:58 AM »
Today's release should have most of your requirements implemented:

➤ Download: RandomSampler_ALPHA_2022-02-05.zip

Hi Vic

link "not found"  - I'll try again later when the link is working and give it a run through!

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: February 01, 2022, 03:32 PM »
Looking great Vic!  :Thmbsup:

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: January 28, 2022, 07:00 PM »
Vic, maybe this idea for basic GUI

- Option to select number of files to be randomly selected
- Display list of selected files with preview for each file
- Option to keep or discard file
- Option to re-random (run again) unmarked files
- Option to save final selection in sequentially numbered folder in source folder

Thereafter all processing  and organising done within additional software

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: January 28, 2022, 06:44 PM »
Oh! One last thing. How many random files should be selected by default? (your personal preference )

Ideally, option to select 16, 32, 48, 64. This is because the hardware I use (Novation Launchpad, Atom SQ and Atom) are all based on a grid where multiples of 8 are the norm. However, "8" is rarely enough for me! Depending on the musical context either 16 or 64 are most common.

Edit: Let's say 16 as default, with option for 64

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: January 28, 2022, 02:08 PM »
 :Thmbsup: Fantastic!

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: January 27, 2022, 03:45 PM »
That would be fantastic publicdomain! My curated sample collection consists purely of wav, flac, ogg and very rarely mp3. The ability to be able to preview files before committing to a sub-folder would be very useful but can imagine that will possibly be problematic - especially as my sound uses an external sound interface using asio. Thank you for your interest!

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Post New Requests Here / IDEA : Musicians Random File Selection
« on: January 26, 2022, 06:29 PM »
As a musician I sometimes like to work with sample sounds (mostly found sounds) to use within an improvised music project. Music software is a bit lacking in this area. I use usb midi interfaces and control surfaces to trigger sounds. The control surfaces I use provide options for up to 64 sounds.

I wonder if it is possible to create a basic script or app with simple GUI that allows random selection of common music files (wav, ogg, flac) from a single directory and copies the file into a sub-folder. An option say to select the number of files is important. Also, perhaps, the ability to read file tags and comments would be fantastic.

Why random files? It helps avoid repetition of choice, and is often inspirational. Also, working through 35,000 files can be very dull!

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You would have to know the program is running.
So no sneak factor would be possible in that respect.
Plus, possibly, setting the 'flash cards' on a timer,
never heard of a random timer, but it could be here somewhere.

For a program like that, I'd have the user set a minimum and maximum time between displays, then each time it is displayed, I'd calculate a new time inside of that interval.


Yes - that's what I was thinking of here - the question selection is 'random' (selecting from a list of possible questions that I can input) and the timing is based on 'not within a minimum period' but 'not exceeding a maximum period'. For example, a question is posed within say 15 and 45 minute intervals (not evenly spaced)...

Depending on whether I get a question right or wrong I then mark the question in some way that then impacts on how frequently that same question is asked. If I answer a question correctly it goes to the bottom of the list and gets asked again perhaps three or four days later.

Thanks for the discussion about this guys!

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I have not tried this but it may be a help.

http://www.ghacks.ne...form-software-cabra/

Thank you - although it's quite a nice little flash card program it doesn't have the 'sneak' factor I'm looking for - like someone asking you a random question out of the blue without any warning!

With most flash card programs you have to start the program and begin a set period of study.I think what I want is something that can surprise you with a question - little bit like a pop-up notes reminder.

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A couple of people here know that my background is actually nursing. I'm about to start a new course that will mean learning a lot of information by heart (boring, repetitive, but it has to be done). I need a program that will throw pop-ups onto the screen at random intervals asking a question and demanding an answer - like a cross between sticky notes and educational flash cards. I would like to configure it to NOT ask questions that I am happy with - but instead, to repeat questions I am less familiar with.

I already use Anki - a flash card program. However, this does not have the ability to randomly ask a question on screen.

Does anyone have any suggestions - have done all the usual background search and come up with zero!

Help needed!!! :)


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« on: May 24, 2011, 07:17 AM »
And here's the Microsoft acquisition diagram:
http://ripetungi.com...cosoft-companies.jpg

(too big!)


As easy to understand as a London Tube Map!

http://www.afn.org/~alplatt/tubemap.gif

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I was told about a program called SuperNotecard. has anyone tried it? care to share your opinion on it ?

Yes, I have a license for this...lovely clean layout, many functions. Thing is, I love it but have never used it properly! Has always struck me as being strict in imposing a kind of methodology of writing (blocks that you can mix and match) rather than the freestyle offered by something like WriteMonkey (that I do actually use). SuperNotecard had an unusual name to begin with - think it was Miss Lonely Notes - then they changed it to SuperNotecard. Just a random piece of interest there...

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