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Editing File tags – A file tag is information contained inside a file that further describes the file. For example, some typical file tag information for a music file is the artist name and song title. In most cases you can edit this tag information by changing the file properties using Windows File Explorer. You can also edit this information from within Song Director. To do this from the Edit window in Song Director, click on the “Edit tag” button next to the File name field. This displays a File Explorer window of the folder containing this song file. Right-click your mouse on the file you want to change, then choose “Properties” from the menu that is displayed after you right-click. Click the Details tab on the next window, then select the tag field you want to change and simply type your new information. Click the OK button and your changes will be saved within the file. Click the Cancel button to return to Song Director. This changes that information within the file only, not within your Song Director database.
After you update your file tag information in the File Explorer window, if you want Song Director to update this information also, you can either edit the record manually in SD or you will need to delete your record in Song Director (just the record information NOT the file) and then re-scan the folder or file that has the changed file tags and Song Director will pick up the new tag information without having to re-type it.
Windows does not let you change the file tag information for certain files that do not support tags or that contain invalid tag information.
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.
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.
Song Director can manage and keep track of all your music files. It can catalog, sort, organize, and play all digital music files.
Song Director is a music player and music collection software.
Song Director organizes MP3 and most music formats for digital music. Below is a good paper explaining MP3 and AAC music formats which Song Director can help organize for your music collection. You can download Song director for free here
MP3 AND AAC EXPLAINED
by KARLHEINZ BRANDENBURG1
MPEG AND INTERNET AUDIO
The proliferation of MPEG coded audio material on the
Internet has shown an exponential growth ”MP3” has
been featured in numerous articles in newspapers and periodicals
and on TV, mostly on the business pages because
of the potential impact on the recording industry.
While everybody is using MP3, not many (including
some of the software authors writing MP3 encoders,
decoders or associated tools) know the history and the details
of MPEG audio coding. This paper explains the basic
technology and some of the special features of MPEG-
1/2 Layer-3 (aka MP3). It also sheds some light on the
factors determining the quality of compressed audio and
what can be done wrong in MPEG encoding and decoding.
Why MPEG-1 Layer-3 ?
Cataloging (or cataloguing) of all types of digital music files can be done easily with Song Director database software. These music files can be in many different formats such as (MP3, M4a/AAC, iTunes, WMA, WAV, OGG and FLAC files)
There is no better way to organize different music files than with Song Director Software. And best of all it is free to download and use. Song Director is also a music player and can create advanced playlists.
Below is a good article by Myongsu Park comparing music formats being used today:
Comparing Music File Formats
A lot of people surf the Internet to find music. Many sites the Net surfers visit contain links to music or other listening material samples.
Unfortunately it is highly likely that the unwary surfers click a music file to find a very large music file downloading and the computer frozen due to the gigantic
music file size. There exist a variety of sound file formats among which an mp3 enjoys its high
popularity. MP3 files are ubiquitous on the Net and it is no exaggeration to say that the MP3 is now a household name in the world. People, however, enjoy an
mp3 music file without knowing what it is and its strengths and weaknesses in comparison other popular music file formats.
In this regard, I would like to provide background information and guidance about the most commonly used sound formats for music clips available on the Net and
to offer usability pointers for an improved Web audiophile experience.
Here is a good article on discussing the issues with organizing large amounts of digital music collections. This is what Song Director Software can help you with.
ORGANIZING DIGITAL MUSIC FOR USE:
AN EXAMINATION OF PERSONAL MUSIC COLLECTIONS
Sally Jo Cunningham , Matt Jones, Steve Jones
Department of Computer Science
University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand
Current research on music information retrieval and music
digital libraries focuses on providing access to huge,
public music collections. In this paper we consider a
different, but related, problem: supporting an individual
in maintaining and using a personal music collection. We
analyze organization and access techniques used to manage
personal music collections (primarily CDs and MP3 files),
and from these behaviors, to suggest user behaviors that
should be supported in a personal music digital library
(that is, a digital library of an individual’s personal music
Computer Recording Software Explained
Here is a good article about recording software I thought would be good to share
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.