Adding custom genres to bliss's genre consolidation rule

bliss's genre consolidation rule is a powerful way of getting a handle on an out-of-control computer audio genre list. bliss has a set of default genres from which you can choose, but what if you want to add your own that isn't in the list?

I received an email the other day asking how to add custom genres. I appreciate it's not 100% obvious how to do this at the moment... but still, the ability is there.

A custom genre can be added to the "allowed" list by typing in the name of the genre in the search field and then clicking the "+" plus button.

Start by clicking settings and then scroll down to the genre consolidation settings. Assuming that's already enabled and you scroll down to the genre settings you'll see:

Click settings

(If it's not already enabled, click Organize genres then under Genres allowed select Choose from list. Then scroll down.)

Click the Add... button and you'll see a second list of genres which you can add by clicking the "+" button next to each genre:

Add genre list

That text field at the top of the list is a search filter. If you type your genre in there, the list will filter.

Looking for 'French Death Chant', which isn't there (surprisingly)

If, by the time you've finished typing in the genre, there are no matching genres, you can still add the genre you have typed by clicking the "+" next to the search field:

Added 'French Death Chant' as a custom genre

Then, the usual click of Apply rules and bliss will begin assessing your genres, including making sure all those French Death Chant albums are now nice-and-compliant!

Thanks to fudj for the image above.
tags: customisation
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Dan Gravell

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