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A search function.

A search function to make it easier for finding objects in large music libraries.

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  • rob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd like to be able to search for an album or artist by entering a string in an entry box. A partial match maybe even with a simple wild card would be great.

    So *im

    would match Jim Croce as well as Tim Buckley

  • Ralph Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We can search for albums by initial letter - why not the same for artists? And why no free text search?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Should not be too strict - I have so many albums whose titles starts with "the". I would want the search to work even it I didn't type "the". As someone else suggested, matching artist and album name at the same time would also help.

  • Kent Williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As I suggested to Dan, a compact searching box with drag & drop would make working with Ableton Live easier.

  • Neil Bird commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, it'd be nice to see an interactive (like google) matches-anything search (title, artist, genre, maybe filename, etc.).

  • AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I merged Matt Jenkins idea into this one:

    "Being able to search your database for artists, albums, albums of a specific genre, etc would be a huge bonus.

    When you have thousands of albums spread amongst many hundreds of artists finding the album or artist within the artist and album displays is an onerous task. A simple search box that returns simple text matches for artist, album, genre, etc., would be a good start. Advanced searches where you can search for strings within the specific topics of artist, album, genre etc., would be even better."

  • AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree. As more stuff is added to the interface, a search function becomes one of the easiest way of finding things.

    I think it should be top level (accessible from any page) and it shouldn't just search for albums, artists etc.... it should also search for bliss concepts. E.g. search for 'settings' - suggests a settings page. Search for 'albums' - suggests the album overview page. Anyway, that's a vision, maybe first step would just be album/artist search as you say.

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