A Digital Symphony

Classical music from Computer to HiFi

Tagging - the simple method

This method uses Muso as the main editing tool as well as the library manager. As the heading implies, it is quite simple:

  1. Import your music folder to Muso (full scan). (Do not use any import actions or custom fields in Muso.)
  2. Review each album in the "album page" in Muso to see if the tags make sense and comply with the scheme described here.
  3. If they are not as you wish, edit the tags in Muso accordingly. In particular set/confirm the group headings for each work.
  4. Write out all the static tag data from Muso and your underlying music files should now be consistently tagged.

One disadvantage of this method is that it does not necessarily provide correct sorting of artists. It the song files have no sort keys, then artists will be sorted by first name, except for composers who appear in the roster in Muso (Tools->Options->Classical). Sometimes sort keys will be provided on ripping or downloading music, or you may have added your own. If these are consistent with the LMS tagging scheme, then they will be included in Muso if you have imported via LMS. Otherwise, you can explicitly state them (in Tools->Options->Music Sources) and import directly. If you want proper sort keys to be created automatically, then you will need to go for the "bells and whistles" approach.