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 Post subject: thinking of sorting my records, any tips?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:51 am 
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been digging for awhile and I have so much that I cant find the record I want in a moments notice. I want to sort them but I'm not sure how to best do it.
Should I do it by genre or by the contents? Or are there better ways to sort records? Please let me know.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:28 am 
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I group my records depending on how much I like them and alphabetize the individual groups. For example I have a crate of all my favorite stuff that I listen to/sample on a regular basis, then another that's stuff that I like enough to keep but don't get at too often, then another junk stack that's stuff that I just get to sample or stuff that I think sucks and intend to get rid of. I alphabetize each crate so I can find what I want easily. I break it down further than that too but hopefully that's enough info to see what I mean and maybe spark some ideas that'll work for you :idea:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:15 pm 
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record store style always worked for me:
sort by genre then alphabetize based on artist name

i dont have a massive vinyl collection tho, just a few crates
how many records are you working with?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:11 am 
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7 crates right now, only got to listening to 3 crates of it so far, but I dont have much room so I cant get much more than 4 more crates im guessing. Im already sorting stuff out in categories, have a crate for the really weird stuff I find like a sound effects record or one that has morse code on it.
Another for big band or instrumental albums with no singing. Not sure I have enough right now to do by genre but just alphabetizing it all and sorting out the standout stuff is working for me right now.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:13 am 
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+1 on sorting by genre and alphabetizing by artist name.

If you've not got enough of one genre to allocate a whole crate to, then you could put in cardboard separators with genre names like they do in record stores and have two (or more) genres in one crate.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:43 pm 
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I'm only working with about 3 1/2 crates of records. 1 crate is all techno/breaks/house or whatever. The rest are everything from Herb Albert Tijuana Brass Band to sound effects records, children's records, a few funk records, a few disco 12" cuts, and some odds & sodds I picked up for cheap at thrift stores. One crate is propping up my tv, so I haven't really bothered to lift it off and have a peek what I put in there.

My cousin had some nice IKEA record crates, and I'd love to get those probably at some point, but I didn't ask him what they cost. Not too terribly important for now, but if I had one, there'd be a spot for records, and a spot for equipment.

If at some point I should buy more cheap records, I'll definitely need some way to organize them all.

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Dick: I guess it looks as if you're reorganizing your records. What is this though? Chronological?
Rob: No...
Dick: Not alphabetical...
Rob: Nope...
Dick: What?
Rob: Autobiographical.
Dick: No fucking way.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:16 am 
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Yo thanks for all the replys yo. Just Alphabetizing it makes it way easier to find what I need, also I forgot the password to my other account so I am I guess. Also, has anybody really mainly sampled from live concert records? I just got a Don Ho Live in Hawaii and that shit is fucking filled with that good stuff, and the music isint too bad sounding either, gives it a more loose sound than conventional recordings.


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