You load your list of tags and tag categories by clicking on Tags or on Tag categories in the Properties section.
Simply put, tags are labels attached to resources for the purpose of defining those resources.
Tag categories are families of tags. Their purpose is to regroup various tags associated to the same topic.
Here is an example of how tags and their categories help you clean up and define your metadata:
Let’s say you have just produced a new set of relaxing solo piano recordings in F Sharp Major with baby seal sounds and a guided meditation voice-over narration that all happen to have a tempo of 120 bpm.
After importing those recordings into Reprtoir, you can go ahead and create the following tag categories:
- Main instrument
- Spoken Word
Inside those categories you could create the following tags:
- “Relaxing” in Mood
- “F Sharp” in Key
- “Piano” and “Solo Piano” in Main Instrument
- “Relaxation Music” and “Nature Sounds” in Genre
- “Guided Meditation” in Spoken Word
- “120 bpm” in Tempo
You don’t have to do this of course, and Reprtoir doesn’t have these categories and tags already present in the system, but if that is how you want to organise and define your data, you can do so.
This is all very theoretical for now, so let's dive into how master tags and tag categories in your Reprtoir account. The following articles will explain how they work.