Boolean Filtering uses the criteria “Or,” “And,” and “Not” in order to include or exclude certain Attributes to narrow your search.
In addition to typing an expression into the Search field, you can filter search results using a combination of mouse clicks and key commands, or accessing the Boolean menus by clicking on the icons at the top-right corner of each filter (the icons are only available in the Full Browsers).
Depending on the Boolean expression you choose, the selected Attribute assignments will be displayed with different colors and outlines.
This option says, “Show me results that are tagged with either of these Attributes.”
Example: Within the Genre column, Command-click (Mac) or Control-click (PC) “Film” and “Electronic” to display only those sounds that are tagged with Film or Electronic tags.
To choose OR, simply select the Attribute (OR is the default filter state).
To make multiple selections us Command-click (Mac) and Control-click (PC).
The selection(s) in the column will be highlighted in blue and both circles in the icon will be filled in.
This option says, “Show me results that are only tagged with BOTH of these Attributes.”
Example: Within the Genre column, Command-right-clicking/Command-Control-clicking (Mac) and Control-Right Click (PC) “Film” and “Electronic” will display only those sounds that are tagged with BOTH Film AND Electronic tags.
The selection(s) in the column will be bordered in blue and only the intersection of the circles in the icon is filled in.
This option says, “Show only those results that are NOT tagged with these Attributes.”
Example: Within the Genre column, Option/Alt-click “Dance” to remove any sounds from the results that are tagged as Dance.
To choose NOT, use Option-click/Alt-click and select an Attribute.
To make multiple selections, use Command-Option-click (Mac) and Control-Alt Click (PC).
The selection(s) in the column will be bordered in red and only the left circle in the icon is filled in.
TIP: You can only choose one expression at a time in each Browser Filter. To use multiple expressions within the same Attribute Type, you can type the criteria into the Search field (e.g. Film and NOT Ambient).
You can also type expressions into the Search field to filter your results.
- For example:* Typing “Film and Electronic” will include Patches that fit both genres.
- Typing “Film or Electronic” will include Patches with either Attribute.
- Typing “Film and not Electronic” will include Patches suitable for Film, but not ones that are Electronic.
- Parenthesis can also be used for multiple criteria selection:
(Film or Electronic) and (Dramatic and not Disturbing).
NOTE: Standard left-clicking deselects any blue or red-outlined selections and returns to the default OR selection within a column.
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