Roon ARC brought me back to Roon but I’m running into an issue in it’s sorting and organizing functions, particularly for listening to new music and sorting into appropriate playlists.
I’ll say off the top, I’m currently dealing with 100% local music files, so this isn’t about streaming integration.
The challenge I’m having is that in my current system, which started with iTunes decades ago, involves throwing all new music I’m interested in into a single “New Music” playlist. Then over time, adding star ratings to help identify what music needed to be added to appropriate playlists, and what needed to be removed. This is in part because I mostly listen to music moving around, so a quick star rating is easy to add and then I can come back later to the computer and re-listen and sort.
This is also nice because if I get sick of a song, I can give it “1 star” and then easily identify and remove it from all playlists.
I know that Roon doesn’t have stars, only has love/banned. And as I’ve been searching the forum and googling, it seems to have fairly limited playlist functionality? So here’s my question:
**1) When listening to new music, how do you identify what you liked or loved? When you get sick of a song, how do you easily remove it from say 6 playlists (without searching through all the playlists the song might be in?) **
2) How do you handle your music organisation? Is it playlists? Or are most users listening to albums and taking the Alice in Wonderland approach with their listening?
Obviously, I’m very open to a new method of music identifying and sorting and I like much of Roon’s functionality (even if I’m a dinosaur who likes all his music on local files, in large part because I travel remotely very often). But it seems weirdly that Roon doesn’t do a good job of allowing you to create your own tags like many other music players? I’m guessing I’m just missing something. Thanks!