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CLZ Music (iOS)

v6.4: Lots of new database fields

August 19th, 2021

This may be the biggest CLZ Music update ever, with LOTS of new album fields being added in one go!
Musicians, Credits, Headers in track lists, Composition, Chorus, web-site links, etc..!

And of course, all new fields fully sync to and from the CLZ Cloud, the Music Connect web-based software and the Music Collector software for Windows.

Here’s an overview of all the new fields:

Discs and Tracks

Group your tracks under “Headers”

It is now possible to add “Headers” to your track lists, which is a new way to group tracks. This was requested by many vinyl collectors (for grouping track under “Side A” and “Side B” headers), and also by classical music lovers, for indicating compositions.

On the Tracks tab of the Edit Album screen, use the “+ Header” button at the bottom to add a header. Now to move tracks to the header, select the tracks using the checkboxes on the left, then tap the action button on the bottom right and choose “Move to header”.

Storage fields per disc

At the same time, we added two new fields for the Disc entries: Storage Device and Slot. Super useful if you want to track the location of each disc of multidisc albums, e.g. for carousel devices or sleeves in binders.

People tab: Credits and Musicians

Completely new for CLZ Music, the People tab, for listing album credits and musicians.

Credits

At the top, list the credits for the album:

  • Songwriters
  • Producers
  • Engineers

Musicians

Then below that, list the musicians / band members, including the instruments they play.
TIP: you can set the instrument in the Musician entry itself, so that each time you use this Musician under an album, it will auto-fill the instrument field.

Classical

New Classical tab, with the existing Composer, Conductor and Orchestra fields and two new fields:

  • Composition
  • Chorus

Box Sets

Box Sets are a new way to group albums, a new solution to catalog big boxes containing multiple albums (each album in their own jewel case with their own cover).

To group albums into a Box Set, just add the albums as separate entries in your database, then for all albums, set their Box Set field to the same value.

BTW: CLZ Music already supported multi-disc albums, which is still the best way to to catalog albums with multiple discs.

Web-site links

A new Links tab is now available in the Edit screen, for adding web-site links to your album entries.
Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.

Other fields

Finally, two other fields that were still missing, compared to our Music Connect and Music Collector computer software:

  • Subtitle
  • SPARS code, indicating analog vs digital for recording, mixing and mastering of CDs, e.g. AAD, ADD, DAD and DDD.

Recent changes

v6.5: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Currency symbol September 9th, 2021 v6.4: Lots of new database fields August 19th, 2021 v6.3 New look for album list, cover view & album details June 23rd, 2021 v6.2: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.1.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding albums December 28th, 2020 v6.0: Edit multiple, more compact Edit screen, crop/rotate images September 2nd, 2020 Sneak Preview: version 6.0 of all 5 CLZ mobile apps! July 21st, 2020 v5.5: Better support for multi-disc albums! June 3rd, 2020 v5.4 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 18th, 2020 v5.3.1: Search folders, sort folders by count and and faster syncing February 14th, 2020 v5.2.1: New Statistics screen January 7th, 2020 v5.1.1: More editable fields November 22nd, 2019 v5.0.9: Several user interface improvements October 8th, 2019 v5: Multiple collections, automatic syncing of your own images, and: now a subscription app! June 11th, 2019 v14.4.2: New design for resizable panels in Add Screen December 17th, 2018 v4.14.1: New for iPad layout: Resizable panels December 7th, 2018 v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon November 12th, 2018 v4.11.4: Moved some buttons to more logical places August 26th, 2018 v4.11.3: New folder option: Original Release Year August 22nd, 2018 v4.11.1: More editable fields! August 14th, 2018 v4.10.3: Bigger and easier to spot Add button! May 9th, 2018 v4.10: Many new sort options and a redesigned Select Sort Order screen April 26th, 2018 v4.9.3: New: Single Search Box for your Add Albums screen March 1st, 2018 v4.9: Improved search features February 21st, 2018 Faster and better results when adding albums by Artist/Title February 13th, 2018