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    Over the last 7 years I have completely re-ripped my CD collections three time. And all during that time, I have refined and edited the metadata fields and cover art. The objective was to get my digital music collection so that it works well with different servers and streamers that I am using.

    One of the major metadata fields has been "Genre". Without looking closely at this field, the total number of genres was getting out of hand. It was difficult to find music, especially with my large and growing collection.

    When doing research on music genres, there is a large number of genres and subgenres. So what I have done is boil them down to the fewest number that sort-of works for me. When I rip CD's or obtain music downloads, I edit the metadata to use/assign my choice of genre to be consistent. I am still thinking of breaking down Rock, Classical and Jazz into sub genres because they are so huge but have not done that yet. This is a work in progress. Following is my current list. What is your list and what are your thoughts?

    MY LIST OF MUSIC GENRES
    1. A Cappella
    2. Blues
    3. Celtic
    4. Christmas
    5. Classical
    6. Country
    7. Demo
    8. Easy Listening
    9. Electronica
    10. Female Vocal
    11. Gospel
    12. Hip-Hop
    13. Jazz
    14. Latin
    15. New Age
    16. Opera
    17. Pop
    18. R&B
    19. Reggae
    20. Rock
    21. Folk
    22. Soundtrack
    23. Test
    24. Vocal
    25. World
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  • #2
    Holy cow do you have time lol. You do come accros as someone who is very organized we are at the opposite end of the universe while indonfeelnwhst you have done is pretty important in finding your music. I own about 12 TB on 5 nas drives
    I am so disorganized I find stuff I bought and forgot while looking for something else lol.
    May I ask what format do you use for pcm , I use flac no Comp
    i find meta data is read from all players whike wave some don't. I always read wav is better due to its use of meta data and not interfering in play back. I never do hear any difference of the two formats.
    analog stuff.
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    • Joe Pittman
      Joe Pittman commented
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      Mostly Flac with no compression.

  • #3
    I use j river and load a library then look from my iPad
    but mostly load 20 or so albums on an internal drive inside my server and pick from there in j remote
    analog stuff.
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
    sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
    new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
    thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
    thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
    kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
    phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
    speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
    mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
    digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
    Dacs lampi various

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    • Joe Pittman
      Joe Pittman commented
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      When using JRMC on a PC, I like using J Remote on the iPad.

  • #4
    Yes very cool feature. I keep a monitor on the server but control from iPad or iPhone.
    Same for tidal on the msb umt plus
    analog stuff.
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
    sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
    new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
    thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
    thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
    kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
    phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
    speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
    mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
    digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
    Dacs lampi various

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    • Dr.Ears
      Dr.Ears commented
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      Are you using an iPad or iPhone to control a PC based server? Pretty cool, if that works. Why do you need a monitor?

  • #5
    Rock is really tough to break down as there are so many sub-genres. See Wikipedia's List of Rock Genres
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    • #6
      Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
      Rock is really tough to break down as there are so many sub-genres. See Wikipedia's List of Rock Genres
      damn, they really split it up, don't they?
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      • #7
        Metadata is important but can be an obstacle at the same time.
        It´s easy to classify something but harder to remember what you classified it as.
        As I my dayjob is as a museum curator i struggle with this type of questions every day.
        The trick is trying to be consistent! (Or rather it´s A trick.)

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        • #8
          Then there is the inconsistency of how an album is categorised on various info, label, review, dealer/retailer sites.
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          • #9
            one man's punk is another man's new wave
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            • #10
              Well put!

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