Hi there, I have a long history with various DAWs over the years, started in PT, moved to Ableton, moved to Logic, and now I’m transitioning over to Cubase. Loving it so far, it’s kind of a blend of my favorite aspects of all those other programs!
One downside of many of those other apps, Ableton especially, has been a rather weak media browser - lacking abilities to properly tag, favorite, rate, add tempo/key, etc. As a result, I created my own file system as a workaround within MacOS finder - basically instead of using tags and ratings, I used subfolders to categorize everything. Many years into this, I’ve discovered a system that works well for me, and all my loops and one-shots are highly organized by instrument, type, or sonic quality.
However, in Cubase’s Media Bay, I love that it adds several things I’ve missed out on, the tagging especially. Thing is, when I add my main drum sample library folder to my favorites, I lose all the organization I worked hard on over the years. It’s literally everything dumped into one massive list. The filter/tag section above the list is empty, so I can’t really figure out how to take advantage of adding categories or tags. It looks like this now:
I’m aware that I can use the search function to narrow things down, but with my workflow, I don’t always know what words to search for, especially since libraries and sources vary greatly with what they name things - I just like to go to a relevant folder (e.g., ‘hat loops’) and see what inspires me in the moment for the song.
Is there some way I can view my folder structure in this media bay window? And also is there a fast way to auto-tag or add tags to a batch of selected files or folder? Rather than tagging each file one at a time.