An introduction to computer audio
Some background information on tagging classical can be found here.
JRMC supports a couple of tags like Composer, Conductor, Orchestra, etc.
Most internet databases simply don’t populate these tags.
Depending on your needs you simply accept the results of these databases or you do some editing. Fortunately, JRMC offers a couple of options speeding up the tagging process.
An example: All Bach’s harpsichord concerto’s on 3 CDs.
No, this is not my entire collection.
To improve speed and having a good overview I simply use a separate library for new material. How to make a library can be found here.
A simple way to edit all tracks is to select all albums and use the tag panel.
An alternative is multi-line editing.
Composer, Artist and Genre can be set in the tag panel for all selected albums.
I’m not in need of 3 separate albums.
Let’s make one album.
I use a custom field Original Title. How to make a custom tag can be found here.
Select all the albums and choose Library Tools > Move/Copy fields
This must be done per album
Not all media players support the disc number. You’re portable probably don’t.
Renumbering them is easy using the Library Tool “Fill track numbers from list order”.
I like to preserve the original track number.
Prefixing the track number with the disc number keeps them in the right sequence and preserves the original number.
I use an expression to do so.
I like to have an overview of all Opus numbers.
First make a custom tag Opus.
This time I have luck, the opus is in the Title (Name in the JRMC lingo).
A fast way to retrieve the Opus number is to use an expression.
I always use an Expression Column to develop the expression.
This says make a list of Name using BWV as a separator and returns the second element (first element=0).
Now we need to parse the list item for a second time using the / for separator.
Note the double slash. Add BWV
Paste the formula in the Opus column prefixed with = (Excel style expression).
Repeat this for all titles with a different separator like e.g. "-"
Apply it to the Opus column again.
Now that we do have the Opus, generating the composition from the title is almost trivial.
ListItem([Name],0,//) retrieves the part from the title containing the composition.
The Work view list all compositions
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