In Cubase Artist 12 I added attributes to my samples, first I tried to add ‘Library Name’, but the Attribute filter did not list theses added ones and later, when I retagged all the samples with ‘CD Name’ attributes, this does not work either. Next to the files the tagged value is present, but the filter does not pick up the values. (see screenshot)
Some test results:
If I put a folder onto the C drive, the problem disappears. Both the C drive and the D drive version of the samples get picked up(!) When I delete the C drive copy, the samples do not get picked up again from the D drive location.
Custom attributes do not help (in the picture 'sampleLibrary@ is a custom tag.
I tried Volume database, no result.
As you can see the D drive is a SD card. The machine is a Surface Pro 6, running Windows 11. Everything is with the latest updates.
Thank you for your kind help.
However, after restarting Cubase, the filter does not pick the values again.
Instead of system issues, I would rather suspect the fact that these samples were originally tagged on a Cubase Elements 11. This version allegedly cannot do this, however it was possible to add attributes to the samples and sometimes they were picked up by the filter, sometimes not. I guess the removing of this function somehow crippled the attributes and this might have an effect on Artist too. (as I mentioned, the deleting and rebuilding the database did not help.) By the Way, the Elements version is still installed on the computer.
Help is still requested.
Seems all good here, maybe on big scale there is some issues. To rule out some things try following:
Try on these 2 files you sent and see if it works. If yes
Than try to add folder by folder (cd name one at the time) scan as Steve said (not quick scan)
and see if it get stuck at some point as you adding, maybe there is some incompatible library. I had some issues that I had to batch re-save waves for one of the libs in order to fix it (i think was something with tags)
If not you have to try it on different system and different computer. In my career only way to solve some issues was just reinstalling the system (which is the last and desperate option to try lol)