Every problem presents an opportunity for a creative solution.
Case in point. A few years back we made the move to digital mixes as apposed to cds or—excuse my age—cassette tapes! The convenience of not having to carry a stack of music with you has obvious benefits. On the flip side this presented a new dilemma.
One day Kimberly (my wife) was searching our plethora of playlists looking for the one she heard the other day and loved. After listening to several playlists all she heard, in her words, was “crazy weooo, weooo jazz” or screaming death metal. Not what she was looking for. To solve this problem we created the OTTO Heavy Rotation Rating System (OHRRS) which enables anyone to find the appropriate mix for their mood.
OHRRS was inspired by the sandpaper rating system which measures the grits of sandpaper in an ascending order, with the finest grit getting the highest number and coarser grits having lower numbers. Since our more adventurous mixes seem to grate on my wife’s nerves, this was a natural fit. Now when Kimberly sees a 220 mix she knows she will be a happy listener : )
So how does it work?
Following is a quick reference:
Following is a test guide of OTTO Heavy Rotation mixes. Enjoy!