Tell us all how you Organize your Library of All that is Sacred to your Beat Makin! So you got your Hot cup of Coffee, or you just got done puffin your finest cheeba for your Music Session Sitdown and your ready to do this thang. Whatever you do to prepare your self for sitting down and Producing you are READY! You start off with the Bassline because you in that kinda of mood, and you go to your Bassline folder to find a nice Tone. You open up the Bassline folder and you see 30 Sub folders so you pick one and you see that all the files are long as hell and every one has a distinct name of each bassline. Also your starting to get frustrated because you see your shit is Organized but NOT how you want; sure you have all your Basslines in the Bassline folder but the subfolders could be labeled with better names and maybe you should organize it a little better but don't know where to start........................ This is where we ALL come in Beatmakers! Please Tell us how you have YOUR library setup, and if you have any ideas on how to best organize your shit. I think this would be really helpfull to alot of other people including me! I've found myself getting all pumped up and ready to make the beats but then when I'm starting off and going Tone and Sample hunting in my Library, I find my self overwhelmed because of subfolders could be a little better than what I have it at now. I have a bassline folder, but thosands of basslines but need to organize my subfolders for each catagory better. This is how I have my Library set up...... Ambient > No Sub Folders Yet Atmospheric > No Sub Folders Yet Basslines > Acid Bass > Misc Basslines > Mixed Analog Bass > Moog > Synth Bass > Virus Bass > Distorted > Standup Bass Basstones > No SubFolders yet Beats&Breaks > Accents > Breaks > DrumFills > Slices Percussion > Bass Drums > Bells > Bongos&Congos > Claps > Classical Percussion Sounds > Cymbals&Crashes > FX Percussion > Hi-Hats > Percussion sounds > Rides > Shakers > Snares > Tambourine > Toms Drum Kits This one is Pretty Organized.. Subfolders just have the names of the different drumkits EditedHardwareTones ( sold all my hardware but sampled all my tones I made before I sold it) > This Sections is all Organized too FX > BizzareFx > GameboyNano Samples > Vinyl Sounds Loops > Cymbal Particles > Disco Loops > echo Percussion > Fx Loops > Guitar >OscillationBeats > Percussion Loops > Snare Loops > Tacticle Impulse > Toms Pads > Atmospheric Cromz Pads Real Instruments > Fender Rhodes > Fender Suitcase 73 Samples Bruce Lee > Sci Fi (tons to sort through still!) Stabs No SubFolders yet Strings No SubFolders yet Synths > Brass > Keys > Korg-ms2000 > Lead > Pads > Seq > Strings > Sweeps > Synthlines Tones > No SubFolders yet Vocals > Acapellas > Choir-Chorus > Female Vox > French > Lopez > Misc Vox > Mouth Sounds > Natasha > PS-13 EX24 & HaLion > PS-13 Choirs > Russian Choir > Acapellas Mash ups > Vocoder Well that's how I have mine Organized right now and while I was typing that I can see I can move some shit over to other folders right now! So this thread is for giving advice on how to organize your shits and how you already have your shits organized as well..... I'm spending a day on each folder to clean out and organize better, and label the files different so that will be easier to find things as well. Eventually I can my whole library at a more ease of use to find things I've spent ages on Organizing my Library already, but as we all know it's a never ending process and hopefully this thread will maybe make that a little easier on our lives, so I look forward in seeing how YOU organize your Library!