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How to Organize thousands of digital music files for free – Song Director

How to Organize thousands of digital music files for free – Song Director.

This Video goes some of the basics of Song Director. Sorting, The Find button, Filtering records, Cataloging, inserting and finding information about your songs, Using the main Grid screen. The Help Menu, and much more.

Download for Free at: http://songdirector.com/sdsetup.exe Song Director automatically scans your computer looking for music/audio files (MP3, M4a/AAC, iTunes, WMA, WAV, OGG and FLAC files) and builds a searchable database of all your music. This Video goes some of the basics of Song Director. Sorting, The Find button, Filtering records, Cataloging, inserting and finding information about your songs, Using the main Grid screen. The Help Menu, and much more. Song Director is a new music organizer and player offered as a free and easier-to-use alternative or complement to iTunes and Windows Media Player. This new program provides more extensive organising and search capabilities than either of those programs. Song Director organises all music files on a computer and you can view, edit, and play them in one place for Free. It automatically scans your computer looking for music files and builds a searchable database of all your music. Once this database is built, you can quickly and easily play songs, build playlists, sort by artist, song title, genre, year, etc., and easily view all your music.

Locating a song or artist cannot be easier.

Type the first few letters of a song title and immediately jump to that song. Type the first few letters of an artist name and jump to songs by that artist. Can’t remember the exact song name? Just search for any letters in the title and see all songs that match. Sort on 23 different fields. There is no faster way to locate, search, and organize large amounts of audio files.

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Listening to a song by a certain artist and want to see all music on your computer by that artist? Easy; press one button! Want to see all songs in a certain music genre? Easy! Want to see all songs on an album? Press another button. Once viewing a filtered list of songs, you can build a playlist of those songs with just one click, or export them to another player or storage device. Rename a file or move it to a different folder without having to search for it in File Explorer.

Want to read the lyrics while the song is being played? – press a button. Want information about the song, band, composer, album art, cover versions? – press a button. Want to write notes, include pictures and personal information about your songs and audio files? – Easy!
Song Director is FREE to use forever. It will find, catalog and organize all your music files, build and export playlists, and quickly locate and play any song or audio file you want. Full featured, no ads, no time limit.

Create Categories for your music. You can easily select one or multiple records to display or play. You only have to deal with the songs you want, not your entire collection. A unique feature allows you to organise songs into any Category you wish, then view these Categories separately or combined.

Copy songs easily to other devices Rename, copy a file or move it to a different folder without having to search for it in File Explorer. Play the songs the way you want You can use the music player to customize the order and the way the songs are played.

If you are a Music Collector, home user or If you are looking for easy to use DJ software, Song Director is great for a DJ wanting to use Windows for customized play lists, song searches and music management. A Disc Jockey can sort on 23 fields including beats per minute, bit rate, etc. and can have endless customized searches to find the perfect song in their digital music collection.
Song Director is compatible with all full versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. For example: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10. It is available for FREE Download on: http://songdirector.com/download/

Organizing and cataloging digital audio recordings – Song Director

Organizing and cataloging digital audio recordings – Song Director

Digital audio recordings are great until you try to sort through thousands of them to make sense of it all.  Fortunately  Song Director music catalog software is here to help.  As well as being a music player to play the songs the way you want them to be played.

Below is a great article about digital audio recordings:

The death and life of digital  audio
By Jonathan Sterne

For many years now, critics have written of digital audio recording – in its myriad formats  – as less ‘live’ or less ‘natural’ than analogue recording. By implication, these critics suggest
that digital audio is closer to death. Taking the metaphysical assumptions behind such claims as its starting point, this essay analyses three key elements of digital audio:
temporality, definition and mobility. By troubling the notion of time as a continuous linear flow, and by troubling the idea that all analogue media share this continuity with ‘natural’
time, it is argued that digital recordings have as legitimate a claim on sonic experience as their analogue counterparts. The argument about experience extends into a consideration
of the problem of sonic ‘definition’: the range of possible pitches and volumes in a given recording. Higher definition does not necessarily make a recording more lifelike. Finally, the contexts in which recordings are generally heard today mitigate against the idea that
they must aim to perfectly reproduce a live performance. Rather, their liveliness should be judged by the degree to and manner in which the recordings themselves circulate. Judged
by their social lives, rather than by a dubious metaphysics, digital recordings are at least as lively as analogue recordings ever were.

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Song Director can manage and play all your iTunes songs

Song Director can manage and play all your iTunes songs

The  best music management software.  Providing a Music database of your songs.   Song Director for Windows  can manage and play all your iTunes files in a easy way.  Song Director can also replace iTunes for many functions.

Below is a good article for all you   iTunes users out there:

Mastered for iTunes:
by the Apple Corporation:

Whether you’re a major label or a small indie, you provide the most important ingredient for iTunes—the music itself. It’s our job to faithfully and accurately deliver your songs and albums to fans around the world exactly as you intend them to be
heard. We’ve designed our tools to facilitate the best possible results, ones that live up to your highest standards for music available on the iTunes Store. To achieve this transparency, you need tools and technologies from us to ensure delivery of the highest
quality master recordings possible into our ecosystem. With over 315 million iOS devices.

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Video of an amazing drum solo – Song Director

Song Director Music database player software.  The best software for organizing and playing your music files.

Here is a video of an amazing drum solo by Steve –  the 1st night at the Fox theater in Boulder, CO.

 

 

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Explanation of abbreviation of audio files terms – Song Director software

Song Director can manage and keep track of all your music files. It can catalog, sort, organize, and play all digital music files.

Explanation of abbreviation of audio files terms

Song Director software

 

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Some amazing drum videos of Steve on drums – Song Director

Some amazing drum videos of Steve on drums – Song Director

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lossless audio compression Song Director Music player

lossless audio compression

Song Director Software will automatically enter all your digital audio files into a database for easy cataloguing, sorting, and organization.  Song Director is also a music player allowing you to create playlists of songs.  Download Song Director now for free!

Here is a good aticle on lossless audio compression

By: Mat Hans and
Ronald W. Schafer

Although lossless audio compression is not
likely to become a dominating technology,
it may become a useful complement to lossy compression
algorithms in some applications. This is because,
as we will see, lossless compression algorithms rarely obtain
a compression ratio larger than 3:1, while lossy compression
algorithms allow compression ratios to range up
to 12:1 and higher. For lossy algorithms, the higher the
compression ratio becomes, the lower the resulting final
audio quality, but when the lowest possible data rate is required,
lossy techniques are the only alternative.
However, lossless audio
coding of stereo CD quality digital audio
signals sampled at 44.1 kHz and
quantized to 16 bits could become an essential
technology for digital music distribution over the
Internet because some consumers will want to acquire the
best possible quality of an audio recording for their
high-fidelity stereo system. Lossy audio compression
technologies such as MPEG or MP3 may not be acceptable
for this application.

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After you record your music Song Director can play, catalog and organize it for you

After you record your music Song Director can play, catalog and organize it for you.

Computer Recording Software Explained

 

Here is a good article about recording software I thought would be good to share

Original link from bedroom recording:

Computer recording software is perhaps the most difficult part of home recording. There are so many audio recording programs available. They all do the same thing, or do they? And how do they work – how to use them? (Further down on this page.) Don’t worry, we’re about to find out. This page is designed to help you figure out what you need.

In short, computer recording software translates between you and your audio. It lets you do stuff with it. It mixes it. It applies processing to the audio. The audio recording program will work between you (with the screen, keyboard, and mouse) and your audio recording interface. It takes the sound from your audio inputs and records it to hard disk.

Choosing computer recording software

There are many ways for music recording software to look, or design the user interface. Various programs aim for different functions. Some are designed for maximum midi integration. Others work well with loops or creating music through small samples that are repeated. When you look at the big players, they do it all.

In my opinion, if you are serious about recording, and want something that will serve you well, you will eventually go with a bigger computer recording software package. It’s not worth it to keep trying to limp along on something that limits your creativity and makes you spend time on non-musical things.

But because you must get started somewhere, here are my free recording software suggestions. My advice? Use them to get a feel for things, then move on to a demo of a better product.

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