Sort Order - Album Artists

Anyone else having problems with the sort order of album artists?
This is from my NUC AS install:

This is from my laptop AS install:

My entire library appears to be sorted correctly, up to Zwan. After that there appears to be artists (not all my albums btw :grin:) not occuring in the correct alphabetical order.
Both installs are looking at the same file library, local on my NUC and remote to my laptop.

Mine is a disaster too Besides the artist are out of order some artists just simply vanish

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Soooo Audirvana had done well from beginning up to about 500 albums in the album view. Since then it dumps new albums where it wants to, often the top 30 albums. The order of the troubled section goes from artist “A” to artist “S” to artist “Z” to artist “P” to artist “S”, then it resumes to artists “A”. Audirvana decides on its own whether to list an artist by last name or first.

Another thing is my Audirvana Studio does not populate the LOCAL > ARTISTS view. I stared at a blank screen for 15 minutes before deciding it does not work for me. In addition, the TRACKS view scrolls from beginning to end in about 2 wheel scrolls.

Please correct these issues as I have enjoyed using AS very much. Thank you.

There is a separate “sort” field in album metadata view.

Thanks for your reply.

I’ve tried using sort criteria 1) ALBUM ARTIST; 2) YEAR. Did not work. The closest I can get to what I want is 1) AUDIO FILE LOCATION; 2) YEAR. Everything was in order except the Albums were not displaying chronologically. As far as artists’ names, I labeled the data folders by LAST NAME, FIRST NAME of artists’ names (e.g., Joel, Billy - Rolling Stones, The). This is not reflected in the Album View. Names were supplied from the Metatagging in iTunes. So I’d like to see the “Sort Local Library Albums” by ARTIST, then YEAR.

Audirvana Mac Version 1.4.5 (10045)
macOS 10.13.6 with 8192MB RAM
iMac OS High Sierra, Mid 2011
Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 8 GB
Connected account: [email protected] (RONALD BUCK)

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

Polarity Inversion:
	Globally: OFF
	Per track: ON
Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE

UPSAMPLING:
SoX not in use
SoX filter parameters
Bandwidth at 0dB = 99.5%
Filter max length = 30000
Anti-aliasing = 100
Phase = 66%

AUDIO VOLUME:
Max allowed volume: 100
Replay Gain: None
SW volume control: ON

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
Sync list: 1 folders
AUTO: /Volumes/T-Z/Audirvana Library/Various Artists
External Storage: 818.28 GB for 8,451 items (7705 tracks Hi Res / CD 44.1 16)
iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized
Library database path: /Users/ronbuck123/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaDatabase.sqlite

Remote Control server:
Listening on 127.0.0.1 on port 53160

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES

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CoreAudio audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 512

Max. memory for audio buffers: 7168MB
Exclusive access: Enabled
Integer mode: Enabled

Preferred device:
HEADPHONES ONLY
Built-in Output
Model UID:AppleHDA:76
UID:AppleHDAEngineOutput:8,0,1,2:0

Currently playing in standard 32bit float mode
Device: 2ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32bits little endian Signed Float, 8 bytes per frame 96kHz

Active Sample Rate: 96kHz
Hog Mode is on

Bridge settings:
Sample rate limitation: none
Sample rate switching latency: none
Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
Mute during sample rate change: OFF

Selected device:
Local audio device
ID 0x2f Built-in Output
Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
Model Name: Apple Inc. Built-in Output
Model UID: AppleHDA:9
UID: AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,2:0

4 available sample rates up to 96000Hz
44100
48000
88200
96000
Audio buffer frame size : 14 to 4096 frames
Current I/O buffer frame size : 512
Volume Control
Physical: No
Virtual: Yes
MQA capability
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Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
DSD capability: Unhandled
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Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
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Channel 1 mapped to 1

Audio channels in use
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Use as stereo device only: No
Simple stereo device: Yes

1 output streams:
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Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
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Stream ID 0x30 2 channels starting at 1
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2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz

16 physical formats
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2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 88.2kHz
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2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz

Local devices found : 1
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UPnP devices found : 0