Hi, having some pre-purchase concerns with Origin and playlists. Long ago I used to use iTunes/BitPerfect as playlist and metadata management worked so well for me. With Audirvana 3.5 using iTunes playlists it had an 8 second delay on every click so I created many smart playlists instead. With Origin, iTunes list sync renders Origin useless. Hangs forever with the beachball. Are there plans to speed this up?
Also - in 3.5 there was a keyboard shortcut to create a smart playlist. Can you PLEASE put this back in Origin? I have > 1300 smart playlists, would really like to see this again! It is there for regular playlists but not smart ones.
Overall the new playlist editor/manager is awkward and clumsy. I am rebuilding my smart lists after an incident and have over 700 more to create. Silly things like adding a smart list can rename the containing folder unless I wait about 3 seconds between changes/additions. I have to double-click on fields to make an entry etc. Using 3.5 to create my lists again for now and will try Origin down the road in hopes that this is cleaned up a bit with an update.
For now I am staying with 3.5 in hopes that Origin matures a bit! I really do like the new look and features. It sounds good too! But for now 3.5 just works better for me. Running 2014 Mac Mini, 8GB, OS 12.3.1 on SSD. Library is > 81K tracks and on non-SSD drive. Music app database file is 1.24GB on SSD.
John M, Calgary, Canada