Dynamic Range Database ~ Compare Album Loudness


http://dr.loudness-war.info/

The ABC Music Project ~ Plain Text Notation Format


ABC, developed by Chris Walshaw, is a format designed to notate music using plain text. It was originally designed for folk tunes of Western European origin which can be written on one staff, but has since been extended to support the notation of complete, classical music scores.

Since its introduction at the end of 1991, ABC has become very popular. Programs on many operating systems use ABC as an input and/or output format. There are programs which produce printed sheet music or allow for computer performances, search in tune databases, or that analyze tunes in some way.

The aim of this project is to promote the ABC language by maintaining the ABC standard and a set of software and source code that manipulate and present music written in ABC.

http://abc.sourceforge.net/

KVR Audio ~ Plugin Community Database


KVR Audio is a community and news site for popular Audio Plug-in formats and related subjects, such as sample libraries and mobile apps. Our mission is to supply up to date news to VST, AU, RTAS, DX and DSSI/LADSPA plug-in and iOS and Android App users in a friendly, up-front and timely manner.

https://www.kvraudio.com/
Search For Plugins
List Of Plugins

Foobar2000 ~ Playlists & Autoplaylists


Playlists, or named lists of songs, are an essential aspect of Foobar2000. Whenever you add a song to Foobar, you are essentially adding it to some playlist.

Playlists can be created manually by adding individual songs or automatically by specifying a set of conditions in a query with the result displayed as an “Autoplaylist”. Manually created playlists are static, they don’t change unless you change them, Autoplaylists are dynamic, that is, the results may change whenever the playlist is queried.

Playlists created manually can be edited directly, while Autoplaylists are edited by modifying the query. However, you can save the results of an Autoplaylist as a new static and therefore editable, playlist.

Creating an Autoplaylist of an Albumlist item like genre:

  1. Select by genre from the Albumlist view selector
  2. Select a genre from the list of genres
  3. Right click that selected genre and select Create Autoplaylist

You will now have a new Autoplaylist listed on the playlist manager tab with the name of the genre you selected. Playlists created this way are called an Album List branch.

Creating an Autoplaylist of a folder’s contents:

  1. Select the Search tab
  2. enter %path% HAS replace this with the actual path  in the search field
  3. Select ...
  4. Select Create Autoplaylist
  5. Rename the new playlist (hint, with the path)

AutoPlaylist query examples:

  • Lossless ~ “$info(encoding)” IS lossless
  • Lossy ~ “$info(encoding)” IS lossy
  • Missing title ~ title MISSING (no percent signs)
  • Never played ~ %play_count% MISSING
  • No Dynamic Range info ~ %dynamic_range_album% MISSING
  • No ReplayGain info ~ %replaygain_track_gain% MISSING
  • No Artist info ~ %path% HAS album AND album artist MISSING
  • Played often ~ %play_count% GREATER 9
  • Randomly sorted ~ ALL SORT BY “$rand()”
  • Recently added ~ %added% DURING LAST 1 WEEKS
  • Recently played ~ %last_played% DURING LAST 1 WEEK
  • Recently modified ~ %last_modified% DURING LAST 2 WEEKS

Foobar Playlist Management Components:

Last.fm ~ Scrobblers


Last.fm is a web service that scrobbles, or publishes, your music profile and listening history.

Download software to scrobble from anywhere and any service.

Official
Last.fm
Github

Browser plugins:
Last.fm scrobbler for Chrome
scroblr.fm

Foobar2000
https://github.com/gix/foo_scrobble/

Foobar2000 ~ Playlist Viewers


Foobar2000 Playlist Viewers display the current playlist of songs. Different playlist viewers offer various capabilities such as formatting, grouping and visual options. A playlist viewer is usually the central window of a Foobar2000 interface.

Default Playlist
SimPlaylist
ELPlaylist
ESPlaylist
JSPlaylist

foobar2000-simplaylist-groups-v1

SimPlaylist

Resources:

Configuring the default playlist viewer

Useful Audio / Visual / Shipping Web Sites


Audiophile Rock Album Reviews ~ Absolute Sound
Advanced music search ~ Amazon.com
Album artwork search ~ Albumart
Amazing album cover scans ~ Album Art Exchange
Audio forum and resources ~ Audio Asylum
Audio forum and resources ~ Audiokarma
Balanced Interconnects – Properly connect your gear
Barcode Reader – Inlite Research
Beatles releases comparisons ~ BeatleDrops
Best selling albums ~ Wikipedia
Billboard Magazine Hot 100 ~ Wikipedia
Calgary Cassette Preservation Society ~ Local public domain repository
Canadian artists’ discographies ~ Wikipedia
Canadian Folk ~ Last.FM
Canadian Folk Artists ~ Northern Journey
Canadian Folk Music Award Winners ~ The Canadian Folk Music Awards
Canadian Record Album Covers ~ The Record Project
Canadian Society for Traditional Music ~ Arranged by artist
Canadian Music Resources ~ Institute for Canadian Music
Canadian music search ~ Museum Of Canadian Music
Canadian music search ~ Amazon.ca
Cylinder, Disc and Tape Care in a Nutshell ~ The Library of Congress
Digital audio forum ~ Hydrogen Audio
Digital media primer for geeks ~ Xiph.org
Directory of music resources – Open Directory Project
Distortion and music ~ Wikipedia
Dynamic Range Database ~ Album List & Search
EAC set up ~ Hydrogen Audio
EAC gap settings ~ Hydrogen Audio
EAC Guides ~ Hydrogen Audio
EAC cue and log conversion ~ EAC Helper
Encyclopedia ~ MusicBrainz, The Open Music Encyclopedia
Foobar – Skinning Tutorial ~ DeviantArt
Genres – popular ~ Wikipedia
Golden Ears – Hearing Better ~ Philips
Hardware database & equipment resources ~ HiFi Engine
Label Codes ~ Wikipedia
Library catalog meta-search ~ OCLC WorldCat
Loudness War & Poorly Remastered CDs ~ Youtube
Lyric Search ~ Lyrster
Musical styles ~ Listology
Musipedia ~ The Open Music Encyclopedia
Name of a song is unknown? ~ Name My Tune
Needledrops ~ 78 RPM Music Archive
Pink Floyd Discographies Page ~ Pink Floyd Archives
Playlists – Search for and share ~ Playlists.com
Ratings ~ RYM (Rate Your Music)
Record Grades – Record Collectors Guild
Record grading 101 ~ Goldmine
Record labels ~ Wikipedia
Record Store Search ~ MusicStack
Record Store Search ~ Vinyl Hub
Removing clicks and record noise ~ Audacity
Rocky Mountain Folk Club ~ Southern Alberta & Calgary Folk Music
Scanning tips ~ by Wayne Fulton
Shipping Info ~ Frank’s Compulsive Guide To Postal Addresses
SPARS Codes ~ Wikipedia
Surround Sound Speaker Set-up ~ THX
Stylus maintenance ~ The Magic Eraser Method
Tagging songs by moods ~ Allmusic
Track, show and find music ~ Last.FM
Target CDs ~ Keith Hirsch
Top 100 Albums Of All Time (2013) ~ Dave’s Music Database
Turntable Information ~ Vinyl Engine
Universal Scobbler ~ Last.FM
Unusual types of gramophone records ~ Wikipedia
URL Decoder / Encoder ~ Eric Meyer
Vinyl Engine ~ All the information you need to get the best sound from your records
Vinyl Pressing Plants ~ Total Sonic Media
Vinyl Price Guide ~ Popsike
Vinyl Ripping Tips ~ cliveb
World Telephone Numbering Guide ~ WTNG
YouTube Music Videos With Pictures – 9 steps ~ WikiHow