What's new in CLZ Music for iOS?
v6.4: Lots of new database fields
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.
At the top, list the credits for the album:
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.
New Classical tab, with the existing Composer, Conductor and Orchestra fields and two new fields:
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.
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.
Finally, two other fields that were still missing, compared to our Music Connect and Music Collector computer software:
- SPARS code, indicating analog vs digital for recording, mixing and mastering of CDs, e.g. AAD, ADD, DAD and DDD.