blazarian wrote:Not yet tested the software, but interested to know that does it have some kind of smart algorithm to automatically add tags and analyze the samples for metadata or so?
There definately is some sort of algorithm, which adds tags, but if it does anything besides scanning the filenames, I'm not sure.
At the moment it's entirely file (and sometimes folder) name based for tagging. The one shot / loop classification uses a combination of audio length and RMS level analysis, mainly for detecting long one shots (cymbals and such) rather than detecting short 2 beat 190 bpm gabber drum loops as loops.
Music Information Retrieval (MIR) is something we've discussed and are actively looking at but it's not something well established enough to just provide you with sets of immediately useful parameters for searching audio.
Sononym was just released : https://www.sononym.net/
which does use MIR techniques among other ideas (similarity searches, ML classification). I've only played around with it for about an hour, so I don't really have a strong opinion on how it works for me as a musician trying to find sounds. It does have a very nice UI though and I have a lot of respect for the people who made it (the Renoise devs afaik).
There's also Atlas : https://www.algonaut.tech/
which does some kind of MIR analysis and dimensionality reduction to group drums on a 2d plane. I like their inclusion of drum kit building.
For us the biggest request we have for that type of information is for the musical key BUT often when I ask the requester to elaborate on how they want to work with musical key information they rarely offer any insight. So i'm asking you all here:
What would you want / expect from having Musical Key available as sample metadata?
Is the root note more useful / important in practice than the musical key?
I know this idea really depends on the type of user you are : if you use it for 'shorter' samples then musical key is often not even applicable to the content in your library whereas I think this request for Musical Key often comes from people who want to work with their music collection (DJs , remixers etc..)
So our focus is always going to be on samples, after all ADSRs main business is selling samples and patches, not tracks for DJs