Hi, it would amaaaazing to have an exclude feature in the media bay database search.
Or maybe if I have a bunch of files organized with an acronym or abbreviation “CLA”, so I want to go through those files but I don’t want it to bring up “clave” samples or “clarinet” samples or “clap” samples or “classic” samples or “clavichord” samples.
For example, if I want to search for “fire” but don’t want “gun fire” or “machine gun fire” showing up.
Of if I want to search for “male” without “female” results popping up.
Or if I want to search for “whistle”, but I don’t want a bunch of “slide whistle” showing up.
Or if I want to look through my files for “kick” but I get a lot of files called “electro kick” which I don’t want to show up.
Or if I want to search for “stick”, but I don’t want a bunch of “rainstick” samples to show up.
Or if I want to search for “shaker” but I don’t want a bunch of “shaker loops” results.
I think this would be a pretty simple but extremely helpful tool for Cubase.
EDIT Okay, I guess you can already do this with the logical search mode in the media bay, but logical search doesn’t seem to be available in the docked version of media that appears on the right side of the timeline window.
Oh okay. That’s really cool. I guess I didn’t realize you could do that because I’ve really gotten into the habit of mostly using the docked media bay on to the right of the timeline.
In the docked version, I don’t think it allows you to use logical mode. Correct me if I’m wrong. But if I’m right, then it would be nice if Steinberg added that capability to the docked versions as well.
Actually, I have one more issue with the racked media bay.
It would nice if you could specify what you are searching through over there like there is in the larger window. i.e. whether you are searching for text that appears in the file name, or the filepath, or the tempo, etc…
This. It is beyond frustrating to search for a ‘term’ and have results show up that don’t even include the word ‘term’ in the filename, but somehow have it in a tag somewhere. I want to be able to search filenames only!!