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DJ Setup

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Categorising Music

  • Separate DJ Music from your other music by moving it into a new location, ie DJ Music. Within that create a folder XXXX Added where XXXX is the year purchased, to separate music by time purchased. This is helpful when playing more recent music more often.
  • Traktor can READ (not write) the iTunes Library XML file. Traktor ratings and metadata changes do not cross over into iTunes. This file can be provided by any application:

    • Changes made in Traktor do not carry over into the library provider.

    • iTunes is suitable, with limitations:

    • Beatport Pro is unsuitable:

      • Can not create Smart Playlists based on Paths (no workaround).
      • Syncing songs to be Beatport is done on a per song selection basis, unsuitable for bulk syncing.
      • Syncing does not update Year of release, so can't add Smart Playlists based on that.
      • Repopulating the library removes the files from dated Downloads Playlists.
      • This makes it unsuitable.
    • Swansian is unsuitable:

      • Swansian has no native export.

      • Swinsian2itlxm, which exports to iTunes Library XML does not export smart playlists (such as files with a path containing 2019 Added) (no plans)