Vinyl Organisation

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  1. Brex

    Brex The house guy

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    Do you chaps keep your vinyl in some kind of order? And if so, what system do you use? Alphabetical? Year of pressing? Record Label? BPM? Key? Sub-genre? Height of producer?
     
  2. Vanden

    Vanden -nieuwenhuysen

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    I try and keep it in the order I bought it. I find it really easy to know the whereabouts of everything in the stack. However, that's only about 100 records. No idea how big your collection is, but it might be difficult for larger amounts.
     
  3. Dannyboy93

    Dannyboy93 EL CAPITAIN

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    I've got loads of vinyls so no haha tried to do it but always gets messed up when I mix so I don't bother anymore
     
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  4. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Tried umpteen different methods of organising but, used to always get messed up.
     
  5. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    literally hell on earth knowing you have to sift through all your tunes to get some sort of structure back. mine are all over the place atm so need at least a day to sort through them all. I tend to put all liquid together, then old classics, then techy etc etc..

    also make little piles of current tunes you love playing.
     
  6. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    I keep my record box in alphabetical order by artist. The rest are all over the place. I literally can't walk in my bedroom because there is vinyl everywhere. I need to sort out some storage
     
  7. fresh plates

    fresh plates Active Member

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    I try to keep mine sorted alphabetically by label, with newest release from that label in front and working backwards by release date/cat number. Kinda helps me keep track of things. I really in the need to get more individual boxes or crates to put things in though, as getting to releases at the back of the stacks is kind of a pain. After a few good sessions though there is usually a decent amount of plates that need to be resorted.
     
  8. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Sub genre, old to new from left to right within those.
     
  9. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    I used to keep them vaguely in genres/subs, but damned if i culd go much further than that, its hard enough getting my washing back in the cupboard :p
     
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  10. Labaaz

    Labaaz Well-Known Member

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    Expedit 5x5

    1. up left to right
    House/Electro
    Psytrance / Liquid
    98-2004 / TOV & Hardware
    80´s
    just white labels
    2. left to right
    Hardcore / Happy Breakbeats
    93-96
    Ram / Playaz
    Moving Shadow - Full Cycle & V
    Trash
    3. left to right
    2000+
    2000+
    recently bought / 10Inch
    2000+
    90 - 92 Stuff
     
  11. Jwood27

    Jwood27 VICTIM

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    By sub genre, so got liquid, jungle, techy, spurious bits and then non dnb
     
  12. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    They are in some sort of order but I couldn't possibly explain any kind of logic to it. But I know where they are all are and I dare not try and reorganise them.
     
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  13. Evizon

    Evizon Acetate Avenger

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    I just organise alphabetically by record label, seems to work out fine. I only have ~120 records at the moment though :D
     
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    Phillasophical Active Member

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    I use a hybrid subgenre, label, artist order. It never goes back the same but the records are roughly in the same place when I need to pull them out
     
  15. Rob Down

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    Used quite a lot of different ways. Been using a really good one recently, all by label, one create for the darker stuff one of the lighter stuff and all the really big EP's and albums on my shelf next to decks. Works really well as its easy to find a leg;el in the box to out tunes back.
     
  16. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Top left to right;

    Halftime DNB
    Liquid
    Hip Hop/ Reggae/LPs
    Dubstep

    Bottom left to right;

    Jungle
    Techy DNB
    House / Electro
    Garage