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iPad/iTunes sort order display

thesoundsmith

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I use my iPod to play backing tracks at my piano gig. I have MANY playlists, to have a variety of prepared 3-set evenings. I want these to show up at the top of my playlist selectin, but the sorting seems odd.
iTunes:
Gig Folder (with a bunch of playlists similar to those below)
Apple's Music Videos, Recently Added and Recently Played
!0_recent
!0_1stSet
!0_2ndSet
!0_3rdSet
0_1gig1
0_1gig2
0_1gig3
0_Ballad
0_BigBand
0_standards
a_Gig
a_iReal
A0a1
A0a2
A0a3
a0jazz1
a)Jazz2
etc.

In my iPod, when I search Playlists, it looks like this:
a_Gig
a_iReal
A0a1
A0a2
A0a3
a0Jazz1
etc.

!0_recent is about at the lower third of the set of lists.

Is there ANY WAY to make the sort order consistent? a_Gig, a_iReal, A0a1 is WAY out of ASCII sort order. How does this work?
 

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I played around a bit. I found no way to force any order, and did not twig onto whatever sorting was going on.

I recommend you look into some of the third party player apps, especially the DJ style ones. They should give you far more control over playlists, and maybe a few other tools you'll find useful.
 

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I agree with Twerppoet, we have used iDevices for playing both DJ sets and backing tracks. I haven't tried the DJ apps but we used interfaces with their own custom firmware to provide that kind of control (although we used it mainly as a backup, the software was good, the hardware was a bit cheap and nasty). Numark iDJ2’s were used as although not entirely reliable the hardware/software combo did what we needed. I believe Numark have an app so this may well give you what you need.

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Thanks, guys. I already use Big Button as a setlist lopayer, but the stlist sort is the same as Apple's. I don't need more hardware, just a way to move the most-used lists to the top.
 

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It may be worth looking at something like the iDJ App, it doesn't require the Numark hardware as it works standalone. There may be better apps out there......maybe try a search on the App Store for "Playlist".

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