Sonos to Roon. I think I was one of the first to ever get Sonos and so my tags are very specific to Sonos. I need to understand two things:
I have about six made-up ‘Artists’ in my file structure (Dj Rick, Acoustic, Various, Soundtracks …). Let’s take one, for instance. I have Dj Mixes I make for cardio workouts. The artist is ‘Dj Rick’ (I know, stupid, but works). Since I access these often, I’ve made the artist ‘_Dj Rick’ so it is at the top of the list. In the tag for each song on the CD/album, the “album artist” - ‘_Dj Rick’. “artist” tag is each artist for each song. Can Roon display only ‘album artist’ or does it have to display ‘artist’? These one-hit-wonders can clutter an artist list pretty quickly. For some reason, the underscore to move them to the top of my artist list worked except for this one so I had to edit the Artist to have it move up the list.
Second question: I have several acoustic CDs. I placed them in an “album artist” category and file called “Acoustic”. Somehow, someway - two CDs created their own artist called “Acoustic Series”. These two albums/CDs are unrelated to each other. Did Roon’s database do this? I tried changing the artist to “Acoustic” to trick it into the ‘Acoustic’ folder and artist, but that did not work. I made sure the edited tag is ‘Acoustic’ and not ‘Acoustic Series’. I’m pretty sure I changed the artist to 'not use Roon database and made the artist ‘Acoustic’. Thoughts on how to get all albums/CDs into ‘Acoustic’ and get rid of ‘Acoustic Series’ that has 2 albums/CDs?
Lastly, I bought three high-resolution CDs to try. They are albums I already have in my library. I distinguished them from the original by the title and added _24/96 after them. They don’t show up in my artist album list? What do people do about this?
Small changes, but I’d like to clean things up like in Sonos.