New version 2.30 of Song Director Music Database Software is available to download at: https://songdirector.com/download
In this video we will show you how to map a network drive for Song Director. Click this link to see it on YouTube
The following link and videos about downloading and installing Song Director will explain what to do if you get a Virus error:
Please see the following link: https://songdirector.com/download/
You can refer to these two videos:
To know which version you are using go the pull down help menu and choose “about”
To get the latest version, simply download Song Director again from the website and install it into the same location as before, just like the first time. The setup program will not overwrite any of your existing data. Here are the changes:
Found songs easily on a computer network
My server tower has over 300,000 songs located on a 4TB external hard drive downstairs. I can access any of these songs with Song Director from my laptop or Windows tablet. I have my laptop connected to my home stereo system upstairs and connected to the wireless network. I play all my songs with Song Director on my large stereo system. I also have a computer office in the loft which can access the network music drive downstairs. I can set up playlists, categories and perform advanced music searches at any location of my home by accessing the 4TB music drive downstairs.
New review of Song Director Music Player from a customer:
“I have been using your Song Director for the last few days. It is by far the best song program out there.
I have one recommendation: Don’t change anything, Don’t try to improve it. Don’t embellish it.
Everyone I’ve come across who has a good program winds up destroying it by “improving” it or adding
stuff that is neither needed or wanted.”
“As for your program:
It took under a minute to index 2000 .wav songs.
Your index look-up is perfect… especially when you get a song in your head but can’t put your finger on it. The random feature is just what I need although it is hard to test. Note that the one car radios use has a tendency to repeat as if they didn’t know what random meant.”
Digital and Analog music differences
Here is a good article about Digital and Analog music by Recording Connection.
The question of analog vs. digital audio is one of the more hotly debated questions in the world of music, film and media today. Does digital sound better? Does analog sound better? Is there even a noticeable difference?
It’s impossible to understand the difference completely without understanding what distinguishes analog audio from digital audio. A full discussion of these terms is best left to your curriculum and discussions with your mentor in the studio. For now, though, here’s a brief explanation of what these two words mean, and the differences between them.
“Windows comes with a music player app as standard. If you don’t like it, there are others freely available too, such as Apple’s iTunes. Trouble is, neither of these programs is particularly good. iTunes is huge and unwieldy, and is best kept away from your PC if at all possible. Windows Media Player is OK, but it’s not particularly easy to use.
If you have a lot of music tracks stored on your PC (perhaps as a result of ripping your CD or vinyl collection), then take a look at a neat program called Song Director. Once installed, the first thing you need to do is to choose Add from the File menu, and then tell it to scan your entire hard drive. It will do so, and create a searchable database containing the name and location of every music track (MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV etc etc) it finds.
This makes it really easy to play any song. Just type a few letters from its title into the search box, wait for it to be found, and then hit the Play button. It really is very easy, and is great if you have lots of locally-stored music tracks.
Song Director is free and is at www.songdirector.com. It’s only a 1.1 MB download, and is malware-free according to VirusTotal. It’s also a reputable site according to Web of Trust. Note that the free version only allows you to play one song at a time – you can’t cue up a set of tracks and have them play in turn.
Although the interface does look very dated, the program is still perfectly usable and is supported on all versions of Windows from 7 to 10.”