How to get Imported files go to the “bank” section?

When I import a beat pack, is there anyway I can put it in the “Banks” section instead of in a folder where the imports section is?

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  • You can move it anywhere you prefer. It's a good idea to create a folder structure first though.
    Takes some planning. But it makes life much easier in the future when trying to find things.

  • Does this get the bank from ‘documents’ area

    into the ‘banks’ area? (The one under the magnifying glass next to ‘sessions’ ‘samples’ and ‘plugins’

    Because the only I’m able to move them into that area is by saving the bank that was previously in the documents/imports area after loading the kit. And then it becomes available in the ‘banks’ area. Please tell me there’s another way around re-saving each kit manually to get it into banks.

  • edited September 8

    The Documents Browser area (folder icon) is the actual storage area.

    The Search (magnifying glass) is sorta 'virtual' since it reads off of the BM3 database, which needs to update itself, and that happens after you save, or you use the data in a Session.

    Plus if any data is current being used in a Session, you cannot move it. So first save, then hit hamburger icon>NEW. Then you can usually move stuff, but sometimes things are happening in the bakcground so it may take a little while before you are able to move stuff.

  • edited September 8

    But to answer your question, you can move it as long as it's not currently in use. No need to re-save it.
    But if you save a Bank, it automatically puts it in Documents>Bank Presets.
    Plus you can create new folders in there, like "Drumkits", "Bass", "Lead Synths", etc. You just have to move it where you want it.
    When moving data or creating new folders, always do so inside the Documents Browser area (folder icon).

  • Thanks. Is this true for kits in Bm2 format as well or do they need to be manually ‘re-saved’? It’s loading them just fine but I’m unable to move them to bank presets and have them reflected in the search area

  • I don't know if BM2 presets will show up. May need to re-save them with BM3 format for the BM3 database to index them. That's my guess.
    Cannot download BM2 currently to check. Couldn't find the answer in the links below.

    https://intua.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000805074-How-to-import-BeatMaker-2-projects-presets-into-BeatMaker-3

    https://intua.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/210181526-Browsing-and-files-organization

    https://intua.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003454423-How-to-load-save-a-bank

  • Just import/move the BM2 kits into the banks directory. Then go into settings and rescan database. They should all pop up

  • @YZJustDatGuy said:
    Just import/move the BM2 kits into the banks directory. Then go into settings and rescan database. They should all pop up

    That worked!!! Thanks 🙏

    Do y’all know how to change the order of the ‘packs’ tags in the banks area? I’m wanting them to be displayed alphabetically, or in my own personal order, but instead they’re ordered from most recent to oldest. Is this changeable?

  • And is there a way to reorder the categories and sub categories section? Also how to do u delete these once they’ve been added? I’m having a hard time finding that. I made a couple of categories on accident I’d like to remove

  • @iPadBeatMaking said:

    @YZJustDatGuy said:
    Just import/move the BM2 kits into the banks directory. Then go into settings and rescan database. They should all pop up

    That worked!!! Thanks 🙏

    Do y’all know how to change the order of the ‘packs’ tags in the banks area? I’m wanting them to be displayed alphabetically, or in my own personal order, but instead they’re ordered from most recent to oldest. Is this changeable?

    Not sure how to change that

  • I wasn't ever able to easily remove tags. Only way I could was by deleting library.db and re-saving ALL banks. Took a very long time. Tags are embedded in the bmk3 files. Editing the bmk3 in a text editor will break them.
    If anyone has figured it out, let us know.

  • edited September 9

    I hate tags; and the tag database.

    File browser + neat housekeeping, for the win. Every time :)

  • edited September 10

    @StudioES i was worried about that being the case. It really sucks that they didn’t emphasize this feature more, and make it more adjustable, and user accessible, because it’s really special when implemented properly.

    Full disclosure, I just imported at least 50 Maschine expansions that each have probably 50 kits in each of them (im guessing) Add that to the Maschine factory library that has 100’s on its own. So probably over 2000+ kits. Scrolling, and using the unsearchable documents folder just isn’t workflow efficient for me. @tk32 I tried, and the extra steps required killed all my inspiration. So I went and one by one made ‘packs’ to reflect the Maschine expansions name and tagged them so they are in the banks database accessible. Tedious indeed, but the result is like having Maschine + expansions kits on my iPad. It’s pretty nice. Just wish I could move them to be alphabetized or prioritzed based on my preferences.

  • You made 2000+ in a few hours?!
    With Kit-Maker? Can it bulk-convert bit depth & sample rate, while keeping loop-points intact?

  • edited September 10

    Actually, 2000+ Kits in a few minutes, literally!! BM3 was really the time hang up for me with organization and tagging.

    Yes with Kit Maker. As far as loop points etc idk so please don’t make a liar out of me with the specifics. I can tell U that some pads export ‘empty’ as a empty.wav (which is soundless) due to them being Massive presets etc. and whatever other non .wav format that they’ve assigned to a Maschine pad, and the .wav samples also bounce dry, which I prefer, but some people prefer the fx on them like they hear in Maschine so it’s maybe a deal breaker for them.

    As far as any other details (bit depth, sample rate, etc) I honesty don’t know and would recommend contacting them directly. What I can say is that it’s the best $15 I’ve ever spent towards my desktop to iOS transition, and I’ve spent many $100’s personally. I’ve bought sample robot and every other tool I was aware of to help me get to this point, and even manually exporting sound after sound, so this tool has been a Godsend.

    Again, it’s unquestionably the best $15 u could ever spend if u have Maschine, and are using BM3!

  • Hey thanks man. That's really helpful. I did a bunch manually, so anything to save time.

  • I imagine Kit Maker doesn't convert anything, just organizes existing wavs and whatnot, which would be how they could do that many so fast. The dev is here and in our discord as @elgrayso

  • edited September 10

    @ronji said:
    I imagine Kit Maker doesn't convert anything, just organizes existing wavs and whatnot, which would be how they could do that many so fast. The dev is here and in our discord as @elgrayso

    Well yes, I’m sure you’re right about that, which would explain the samples being dry, but it is ‘converting’ each Maschine kit into a BM2 drum kit file and adding empty.wav to pads it can’t fill with sounds. @elgrayso is also extremely helpful with product support. Great stuff overall.

  • Right, the kit file is converted, I just meant the wav files probably aren't converted =)

    Also I didn't mean "just organizes" negatively, I would consider it a feature that the audio files are retained with their original quality and whatnot, and I'm speculating. If I had any maschine kits I would buy kit-maker in a heartbeat.

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