As a player and reel to reel tape user for decades prior to the use of a computer, I have 1000’s of files on hard drives and tape reels that I realize I need to categorize in some manner that will help me to identify the contents or a key that will allow me to bring it into the system to use for any number of purposes. Even if to just hear something or use it as a stepping stone idea or even to add to it further to help complete a musical thought that may lead into the development of anything.
I’ve listened to a performer today who said they just always have “tape” rolling in case something pops up. I plan to adopt this policy when I have any instrument in my hand during a session when ideas are being thrown around.
So now after having a bunch of tracks in folders is there any system in place to use key words in file folders that contain these tracks so that in a yr or more they would yield enough information to accurately bring them up? I am familiar with Cubase file contents but how to I name them to be more informative on the surface?
I see an awful lot of work ahead and a ton of “save as”
Thanks in Advance