Sorry about the late reply. We missed a week and then had a remote player, so couldn’t use sound much.
I can only point back to my previous post about how search doesn’t work as I think it should. I do see that playing with the online player search at least puts those that match my search term (“element”) up top.
I still think there is too much memorization that needs to happen.
Searching for combat gives:
Searching for battle gives:
Searching for fight gives:
Searching for bar gives:
Searching for tavern gives:
Searching on inside gives:
Searching on outside gives:
Now, I’m getting too detailed here and I apologize. What I’m trying to do is explain my frustration. Maybe tags need to be better? Maybe moods?
Searching on City, I’m currently running in Waterdeep, and the Waterdeep soundset is nearly three quarters down.
Searching on “undead battle” does give me the one soundset that is called that, plus another.
But it doesn’t give me “Nightgaunt Battle”, “Zombie Battle”, “Wraith Battle”, “Wyrmwraith”, “Castle Ravenloft”, “Ghoul Battle”, and probably more. Further, this didn’t give me all of the Moods that have it.
So, again, into the details but this is what I mean by I have to memorize it. I have to know I can’t search on Undead because of all the things it doesn’t give me. Please remember, I’m winging it and trying to find it fairly quickly. I can search for specific undead I remember and maybe I can find something that will work for what I want or not. It’s a crap shoot and then I end up using some generic battle sound that probably doesn’t work as well as it could, given all that Syrinscape has.
The other thing is themes. Searching on haunted gives some decent results including Elements - Horror, which would probably work. But then it has “Disjunction Chamber”, “Trollskull Manor”, “Whispers in the Wind” and “Wraith Battle.” Hmm. Wraith battle.
Okay, I look at that (easier to show in the desktop app):
Here’s the other frustrating issue which reminds me of the potential of Syrinscape but not the tools to use it this way. I clicked on this to see if I could use it and the elements (Unsettling noises, Rat Scratches, Deep bass bump, Deepness, Weird Presence, Mad voices) and think well darn. I could make what I need from those elements. BUT. I have to remember where these were, go to custom, or make custom, start the sounds, find anything others I want, then add them to the custom set. That’s also part of the memorization that I don’t have time to do.
So, again, please understand. I LOVE Syrinscape. My games are much better with the sounds that this allows me to have in the background and my players have definitely mentioned sounds! I think my issue is that I have used it as a casual user for a long time and now I want to really dive into it, make my own things, and tailor it for me. Maybe that will take more time and I will have to accept that I can’t do it. I get it. I’m just trying to explain how I use it (improv) and what I would need to take it to that next level. If it can’t do that, again, I can accept it. I do think there are some thing it could do to help and that’s what I’m pushing for.
Thanks for reading!