I’m using multiple apps to read my music library such as Serato and Mixed In Key along with Audirvana being my main library organization tool / casual playback software.
My issue is this: while Audirvana allows for multiple artists to be added to one track, it seems to store them in a strange way in ID3 tags: artists, sorted alphabetically (not in the order in which you add them), separated by spaces… For example:
Disclosure - Magnets (Feat. Lorde) (A-Trak Remix)
Track Name: “Magnets (A-Trak Remix)”
Artists (when added with Audirvana): “A-Trak”, “Disclosure”, “Lorde” (where each artist is clickable, though sorted incorrectly)
Artist as stored in ID3 tag: “A-Trak Disclosure Lorde”
This is obviously an issue for many reasons, but first of which being that when you sort your entire library by artist, this one track on the album gets jumped to the top because of the “A” in “A-Trak”, separating it from the rest of the tracks in the album.
Typically (with software like Roon) you enter an ID3 Artist value of something like “Disclosure; Lorde; A-Trak” and Roon separates the artists into clickable links, sorted in the correct manner, while still leaving the first artist the album artist so sorting your library by artist remains in tact. That way, Serato, Mixed In Key, and any other software only reading ID3 Artist values will show something human readable (and in the correct order), but Audirvana also interprets them as multiple artists. Best of both worlds.
This seems like such a simple thing…what am I missing? Is there a delimiter I can use to enter ID3 values in Mixed In Key (for example) and have Audirvana automatically understand them and parse them out as individual artists?
P.S. I’m not using iTunes. My library is entirely FLAC and WAV.