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Offline vandermolen

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #640 on: December 17, 2019, 02:25:04 AM »
I can't talk for CDs but for LPs it is practically always a sub-label, so Decca - Ace of Diamonds - Ace of Clubs - World Of, and so on.
I know for example Ansermet recorded for Decca and releases on all the sub-labels so relatively simple to locate the recording I am looking for. Also, if I want an Ansermet binge, or anyone else, it is convenient to have them all in the same place.
I like the idea of an Ansermet binge Lol. I also regularly buy CDs that I already own  ::)
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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #641 on: December 17, 2019, 08:24:13 AM »
I like the idea of an Ansermet binge Lol. I also regularly by CDs that I already own  ::)

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #642 on: May 09, 2020, 04:33:56 AM »
My collection is organized alphabetically after composer's names and secondarily after genre.

So for instance under Beethoven there are these genres:
1. Piano concertos 2. Violin and double concertos. 3. Symphonies 4. String Quartets 5. Other chamber music. 6. Missa Solemnis  7. Solo piano music.
 
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Re: What does your collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #643 on: May 26, 2020, 05:57:47 AM »
This how my collection is organized in practice ...

My entire collection is digitized to lossless FLAC or ALAC format and store (mainly) by performer and album on my Synology NAS where it can be accessed by any device with network access.

However the OS folder organization is fairly irrelevant because I methodically add or correct metadata which is what I use to find what I want via my Foobar2000 music player.

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Re: What does your collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #644 on: May 27, 2020, 11:04:13 PM »
A mess. I started with the usual «by period» which is fine when you have few recordings. The more the collection grows and the more I feel I should have done that alphabetically + some sort of paper index «by period».

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Re: What does your collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #645 on: May 28, 2020, 01:03:39 AM »
A mess. I started with the usual «by period» which is fine when you have few recordings. The more the collection grows and the more I feel I should have done that alphabetically + some sort of paper index «by period».

That's the way to go IMO.  :)

I started out alphabetically by composer + instrunental & vocal recitals by performer.
After the collection grew and I developed a taste for Early Music & Baroque, I subdivided into periods, and the latter categories also on region (English, Franco-Flemish, Austro-German, Italian, etc.)

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Re: What does your collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #646 on: May 28, 2020, 01:08:57 AM »
That's the way to go IMO.  :)

I started out alphabetically by composer + instrunental & vocal recitals by performer.
After the collection grew and I developed a taste for Early Music & Baroque, I subdivided into periods, and the latter categories also on region (English, Franco-Flemish, Austro-German, Italian, etc.)

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This is the nearest to my rather ramshackle dis-organisation. At first I just arranged my LPs chronologically, I always thought having them in alphabetical order pretty useless, even when I had far fewer discs than now.

Perversely, my downloads are in alphabetical order only - for the moment