I inherited a pod xt live as a fathers day gift. Prior I had an old Korg effect board. I am only a beginner to the world of guitars (about 1.5 years new) but I am a hardcore computer geek.
As I have been downloading custom tones (or patches or whatever you call them) I have noticed that many are duplicates and many are labeled haphazardly at best. Since I am a geek I of course proceeded to download a few hundred.
I come across the problem of sorting through all these tones. Gearbox is ok to use, as it does display the tone and especially the TAGs that each tone (that is, .l6t file) has. And the editor allows you to modify the TAGs, but its a slow process.
So, I have a program in the works already that can be run on a given directory full of .l6t files, and it reads them, finds any duplicates (based on a crc32 checksum) and displays what files were found to be duplicates and in the end shows a grid of every song and all its TAGs.
The end results is simply a way to rename the song (which could be both the TAG name and the physical .l6t file name), modify any TAGs (ie. to correct the spelling of song title or just to make them all the same spelling) and eventually sort them into subdirectories, all compositely from a grid rather than one by one. The sorting part is one reason why I make this post.
My initial thoughts were to take a directory with say 300 downloaded .l6t files, and once duplicates are pruned, to make subdirectories like - Amp, Guitarist, Song, Style (etc etc) and because the .l6t files are so small, copy the file to the given subdirectory. The end result is that a vanhalen tone might be put in an amp subdirectory as well as a guitarist and a style, because it fits all three. This would at least let one choose which tone to load to the pod with some form of organization.
So, is there any interest in this tool first off, And secondly, as I am currently constructing the GUI for it, what ways (more correctly, what subdirectories) would be likely used to sort out a gob of new tones so that one can try them out knowing before hand what to expect (based on the TAG information).
BTW, the TAG information is just a bit of text appended to each .l6t file, such as comments, guitarists, etc etc.