have a stack of LP's to check - follow this guide to learn the
best and quickest way to process the albums. For the purpose of
this example the first album to process is "Journeyman" by Eric
Press Ctrl + O to display the preferences screen - click on the
display Albums Only radio button (if you have only got Albums
to enter there will be less releases to sift through on screen
if this option is used)
Ctrl + S (Sort Options) - Click on the default sort option (this
sorts by Artist Name then Title then Year) - Use a custom sort
if you prefer.
Ctrl + A (search for artist) - type just enough of the artist
name to get a list of releases for the artist - in this case type
"clap" in the artist last name then tab key to get to Artist First
Name field, type "er" in the artist first name (leave the buttons
set to "Starts With") then press enter. (Note: RockBase Plus is
NOT case sensitive so you do not need to enter "Clap", "claP"
or any other combination of upper and lower case will all work
in the same way.
When the list of Eric Clapton releases is displayed press "J"
to display the first title starting with "J" - this happens to
be "Journeyman" if you choses the default sort order. Press the
down arrow twice to get to the LP release on Duck records - this
is the one we wish to mark as owned.
Press F5 to enter a "Y" in the owned field (Version 2.14 and above
Now press Enter to view the track and musician information for
the release, we notice when looking through the musicians that
the producer (Russ Titleman) is not credited so we press F12 to
display the amend release screen then Alt +M (or Musicians and
Tracks button) to display the add musician / tracks screen, them
Alt + M again (or Add musician button) to display the add musician
screen. Type in "Russ" in the musician first name field then Enter
to go to the musician last name field, type "Titleman" then Enter
which goes to the instrument list, press "P" until the word "Producer"
is highlighted then press Enter to select it and Enter again to
add the musician entry.
Press Esc three times to clear the screen back to the main display
- If you now press Enter you will see the change reflected in
the list of Musicians for the release.
The next LP in our stack is "The Best of Patsy Cline" so press
Ctrl + A - Enter "cline" in the Artist Last Name field then Tab
and "pat" in the Artist First Name field. Press "t" when the list
of Patsy Cline releases is displayed to show the first title starting
with "T" - we can see "The best of" is in the list but not on
LP so we need to add a new release. By pressing Enter we can check
whether Track and Musician information is present for this Album
(in this case it is not).
Press F12 to display the amend entry screen - press Alt +R to
enter a new release of an existing entry. This option allows you
to change information relevant to a release but not the artist
name or title. Press Tab twice to reach the record format field
and type "LP" then tab twice again to reach the Catalogue number
field and type "SHM 3192" - Press Alt +S (or Save button) to
save the newly added release.
Press Alt + N to display the Notes screen - Press "Y" in the owned
field then Alt + E (or the Exit button) to save the notes and
return to the amend release display.
Press Alt + M to display the Add Tracks and Musicians screen then
Alt + T to start entering the tracks. Type the first track title
in "Walkin' after Midnight" then press Enter. Type the second
track title "I fall to Pieces" then press Enter - repeat this
process until all tracks have been added, you can then press Enter
with the field empty and this will clear the tracks entry screen
(Note it is not necesary to use the mouse when entering information
- this saves having to move from keyboard to mouse and back all
Press Alt + M to display the add musician screen - type "Patsy"
in the Musician First Name field then Enter then "Cline" in the
Musician Last Name field then Enter then press "V" until "Vocals"
is highlighted then Enter. The cursor is placed back on the First
Name field, because Patsy Cline also played Piano we want to add
her again so we can just press Enter twice to keep her name then
press "P" until "Piano" is highlighted then Enter. If we knew
other musicians featured on the LP we could type in the next name
(no need to clear the previous name - this is done automatically
as you start to type). In this case I do not know other musicians
for the album so we press Esc three times to return to the main
display. Continue in the above way until all the LP's in the stack
have been processed. All it takes is time!