A Question About Shuffling and Separating Artists
How does it affect the rotations and scheduling of a category when I give it the shuffle and separate artists command? Will all the songs in the category still play as they are supposed to?
...yes. M1 is set to play every single song in a category before it repeats any single song. now...after a shuffle, the next 'pass' thru the category will be a little weird because it's like a deck of cards. if you just got the Queen of Hearts in a and...then you throw down, all the cards in the stack are shuffled and then dealt again, there is the odd-chance that you could get the Queen of Hearts in the very next hand. but...then after a shuffle, while you may get some songs coming up again much 'earlier' than they normally would have, had you not shuffled....after M1 has then made a full pass thru the category (scheduled every song), it will settle down to normal. for this reason, i always do my shuffling just before scheduling Saturday since weekend listening patterns are so different from weekday patterns.