In the past I’ve only created a handful of Track Presets, so I never really had to keep them organized. I recently decided to build a much larger library of presets for Instrument Tracks so I can easily load VSTi’s all set to go - mostly because I got Metagrid (++++) which will let me create load-buttons for each one. I know some of you have created very large preset libraries & given real thought to how to best name & organize them. So I’m wondering what you’ve discovered about organizing the names - what works best & just as important what doesn’t (especially the stuff that seemed useful to include, but turned out not to be).
Right now I think I want to include:
Instrument category (e.g. strings, keys, guitar, etc.)
Instrument player (e.g. Kontakt, Halion, etc.)
Vendor (e.g. Soundiron, EastWest, etc.)
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On the other hand I wonder how useful it really is to tell for example if the preset uses Padshop or Kontakt. So maybe some of the above items shouldn’t be included.
Additionally, once I’ve decided what info to include in the name, what’s the best order for those elements.
Finally what else should I be considering that I’m not?