Match List Settings

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C.V. Bernard

06 Apr, 2010 03:06 PM

Is there a guide or recommended settings list to create ideal matchlists? I'm having trouble getting ideal results, but I am unsure if it is because my Matchlist preferences are less than ideal, or if the bpm values obtained through automatic detection on my songs require some manual tweaking.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 06 Apr, 2010 04:25 PM

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    sorry, but there is mo such guide. The idea is to give the user a lit of freedom to create match settings for a particular purpose. I.e. you might not care at all about the release year and the key is irrelevant for you, too.

    Hope this helps a little. If not, can you please describe in more detail what kind of playlist you'd like to build? I.e. what's important for your particular list?



    To tweak a little you might want to use the matchtable view. It react immediately to changes the match sliders in the prefs, so you get an impression of what kind of matched you would get in a matchlist.

    In fact (if the main panel shows a user created playlist) you can drag matches from the matchtable into the current playlist and build a new playlist incrementally, using matchlist songs as suggestions.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by hendrik on 06 Apr, 2010 04:26 PM

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    Please excuse the typos in my reply - iPhone tragedy ;-)

  3. 3 Posted by C.V. Bernard on 06 Apr, 2010 05:59 PM

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    Well I was loking for songs to match with neo soul mostly. It generally works, but for whatever reason, sometimes I get some hip hop tracks thrown in there. I'm unsure if I should try to organize my albums by genre, or each individual song by genre. I'm unsure if my music is perhaps too exotic for MusicIP's PUIDs to offer assistance, but more often than not, it doesn't help out in that regard (saying either no information was found or a network error occured or something or another). I'll try what you were suggesting once I finish importing tags (which I'm hoping will also improve the results).

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by hendrik on 07 Apr, 2010 07:35 AM

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    If you are using tags you will also have to enable the corresponding rule in the matching preferences...

  5. 5 Posted by C.V. Bernard on 07 Apr, 2010 06:06 PM

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    Well I guess I'll just have to tinker with the weight of each slide bar for the time being. Thank you for the assistance.

    I would like to suggest that in the Inspection module of the program, it would be very helpful if beaTunes could delete extranneous information from the Track Name that shows up in other fields. For example, I have some mixtapes that list the DJ and Album name and Track name all in a single field (probably because they are too lazy to enter each field properly). It is easy enough to include the DJ in the Album Artist or Artist field and the Album name in it's respective field, but it is annoying to go through and manually delete the erroneous information from the mixtape's individual track listings. I'm not sure if this would be possible to include in the next revision of beaTunes.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by hendrik on 08 Apr, 2010 05:13 PM

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    That is a good idea, which is half implemented in another piece of software of mine. It might just make it into beaTunes 3 :-)


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