dbPoweramp: Multiple Masterings of same recording

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by SoCalWJS, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. SoCalWJS

    SoCalWJS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I am trying to rip a different Mastering of the same Title CD to the same HDD. Each time I make the attempt, it just overwrites the previous version. I try making a note about which Master it is in the Note section -no luck. I saw a suggestion that I go into the Metadata/ID Tag and change the year to the year of the new master instead of the default/original year - no luck.

    I do not know dbPoweramp very well. I have been using it for awhile with no issues, but this is the first time I have tried to have 2 different versions of the same Title and am a bit frustrated.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Ozric

    Ozric Forum Resident

    Change the album title or add something like Version 2 to the Title, that will then create new file names when it rips the cd that will not overwrite the other files.
     
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  3. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Edit title for eash mastering:

    EX:

    Highway 61 Revisited -DCC
    Highway 61 Revisited - MFSL
    Highway 61 Revisited - 23DP

    etc
     
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  4. SoCalWJS

    SoCalWJS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Thanks for the replies. I’ll give it a shot. Hopefully it works. Seems dbPoweramp started acting weird awhile back and it no longer identified the CD when first placed into tray. It now waits until I hit the “RIP” button. Didn’t use to it that way. [shrug]. Still works, but I hate it when things change for no apparent reason.
     
  5. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    When that happens I use the "Retry" button and then I get the info a second or two later.
     
  6. Dingly Del Boy

    Dingly Del Boy Forum Resident

    Location:
    British Columbia
    In addition to editing the title, you can also r ip it to a different location than where the original is, then copy the files into your music folder.
     
  7. jkauff

    jkauff Putin-funded Forum Troll

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    If the CD is in AccurateRip, it should match the exact version you have. As suggested earlier, use a unique Album tag for each version.

    You should also look at the different tag sources--sometimes version information is in one of the the listings.
     
  8. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Essentially what I've always done.
     
  9. Sevoflurane

    Sevoflurane Forum Resident

    If I have different masterings of the same album I append it to the album title before ripping. For my CD rips I have dBPoweramp set to use the following folder structure:

    [artist] - [album]/[track number]. [title]

    If I have different masterings the albums end up in different folders as follows:

    Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1994 remaster)
    Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (2007 mono remaster)
    Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (2007 stereo remaster)
    Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (2011 remaster)

    Takes a few minutes before ripping to make sure the metadata is right, but works for me.
     
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  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA

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