Mass Change Fields

You can mass-change a variety of fields in a list of loaded tracks - this is useful if you have imported an album that has identical attributes (like Year, Style etc) that you wish to apply to all tracks. The Mass Change window can be called from a right-click inside the main file list or by selecting (using CTRL or SHIFT) and pressing CTRL-R.

Tip : You can mass-change properties of the selected items without making permanent changes using this window - if you need to re-assign Cart Numbers, Start/End Dates etc - you can do this without losing your original data. If you want to keep the new data, remember to save/export (APE, CartChunk, ID3, JMD etc).

As you can see from the screenshot - a wide range of fields can be manipulated and this makes MyLibrary quite a powerful tool when you need to set specific details on a number of tracks.  Many of these options should be self-explanatory, but a few are explained here:

End Auto-Detect : Will scan audio (with a valid Segue point) and set as End or Fade if there is more than 8 seconds between the Segue and the end of file, eg: <8sec=End , >8sec=Fade ... Accurate 99% of the time!

Intro Time : Sets the Intro Point of all selected files to the value (milliseconds) in this textbox
Segue Time : Sets the Segue Point of all selected files to the value (in milliseconds) in this dropdown box (some popular values are provided)

Interpret Filenames from delimiter : attempts to populate the Artist+Title fields from the filename using the ARTIST - TITLE.ext principle.

Get AutoCue-In Point : Scans each file and places the CueIn marker where the audio threshold is met.

Get AutoCue-Segue Point : Scans each file, gets the duration and populates the Segue and Duration fields with these values.  Useful if you need to import tracks into a playout system with an "end-point" segue marker to ensure smooth automation without manually marking them.

Auto-Find Additional Artists : Auto-populates the Artists field with matching results.  The routine looks for the following naming conventions:

Artist1 featuring Artist2
Artist1 feat Artist2
Artist1 feat. Artist2
Artist1 and Artist2
Artist1 with Artist2
Artist1 with Artist2
Artist1 aka Artist2
Artist1 x Artist2
Artist1 X Artist2
This also allows for scenarios like: Artist1 vs Artist2 with Artist3 and Artist4 - Song Title

The lowercase and is interpreted as an Artist delimeter, but AND is not.  eg: YEARS AND YEARS is a single artist, but YEARS and YEARS would be treated (and split) as separate artists.  This multiple-artists feature can be useful when you export to a music scheduler via CSV which may require separate artists for rotation/rule purposes.

Categories / Carts
You can (de)assign Categories as well as set Start/End dates.

Add this Category (do not delete existing) : When checked, the selected Category/s will be ADDED to the existing Category/s of each track.  This would be useful in adding a 80S Category to songs that already has DISCO or GOLD Categories.  If you do not enable this checkbox, the Categories will be replaced with whatever ones you have checked in the main Category box.

Replace Category x with x : Allows you to change one Category to another, eg: change JAZZY to JAZZ

Set Sweeper Property: This will place a 0 or 1 in the Sweeper column to denote if the file is a dry/voice sweeper item (added to aid JockMaster/Meridian compatibility).

Pad Cart values to 5 digits : You may prefer to use a 5-character Cart number for your tracks - Be warned that some playout systems (such as Dalet) will treat 01000 and 1000 as different files and may cause problems.  EncoDAD and Myriad are happy to use a mix of these formats.

Related Artists
Artist relationships are defined here - In this example we are adding Artists that are related to the band "Genesis" and, subject to scheduling rules, will keep these Artists apart.  eg: Genesis will not be scheduled to play near Phil Collins.

Find / Replace
If you need to change a piece of text in the Artist or Title field, this tab will let you do it.


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