I am trying out the integration with Qobuz and now I try to search for classical chamber music albums.
Before I added Qobuz I just went to Browse → Classical → found one of my chamber music albums and tapped there on the chamber music tag/subgenre. But now, with Qobuz I get from the Browse → Classical so many albums that I can’t easily get to a chamber music one.
What’s a quick way to get to the subgenre Chamber Music when I have Qobuz enabled?
Keep going down, it’s the last section but that’s not going to help much , I see 555 albums far too many to browse
Did you try the 3 suggestion above yet ? They will give you finer control and give you an idea how to filter using Roon
To cut down the selection process you may have to more specific than Chamber Music. It’s a bit wide , hence my previous suggestions
If you goto Albums, select Focus you will see Genre Classical, highlight it the tap View More tap you will get the sub genres listed for your library . Ie any Qobuz albums added to your library plus any local
I always thought roon was using the allmusic genre hierarchy by default. That was always my experience. So unless you deliberately edit your hierarchy so that Chamber Music is also a top-level hierarchy like Classical Music it will never appear on your home screen however much you scroll down.
The reason I know this is that I made the mistake of editing my hierarchy into something more logical using the allmusic hierarchy as a framework. That seemed to help the roon AI and it did marginally improve my radio experience (for certain genres). But from a human usability perspective it has been a complete disaster, LOL. I now have absolutely no idea where genres are in my hierarchy so I have no idea which top-level genre I should start from to drill down. This is why I was surprised it is not currently possible to search by genre which is the simplest usability solution. I understand that genre search will be introduced in an upcoming release.
The genres on the home screen are a very limited “genres for you” that roon is recommending based on yours and the communities listening habits. I can only see 6 genres (I have hundreds). Many subscribers (including me) are not even going to see a Classical link there, let alone a Chamber Music link.
You need to go to the “Genres” screen to see all your genres. The link is directly below the “Home” screen link. But even there you will only see what roon calls “top level” genres. If you have not been editing your genre hierarchy then Chamber Music by default is a sub-genre of Classical. So you can drill into your library from there. Only at that point are there a couple of sort orders for your sub-genres that may or may not be useful to you.
I do not know the algorithms for choosing the genres for you from the home page (based on my favourites, or based on what I have been playing, or on my library?). I agree that a intuitive way if editing or saving variants would be welcome