Using same audio files with Traktor Pro and Serato
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    Default Using same audio files with Traktor Pro and Serato

    I am extremely interested in exploring the new 2.0 build of Serato with all of it's new features.

    If I import the same .mp3 files that I use with Traktor Pro do I run any risk of overwriting tags or having any other negative effects, like changing the autogain settings or overwriting cue points??
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    No mate theres no risk involved.
    Each application writes its own proprietary tags so neither one will read or write into the same part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos Santos View Post
    No mate theres no risk involved.
    Each application writes its own proprietary tags so neither one will read or write into the same part.

    K
    Are you sure I just found this in The Serato SL1 manual.

    Use Auto Gain
    Auto gain enables you to set a uniform volume
    level for the tracks in your library. When a track is
    in auto gain mode, the track gain knob appears
    depressed.
    To enable auto gain, check the “use auto
    gain” box under the playback tab. Provided you
    have analyzed your files, your tracks will now be
    loaded with the auto gain applied.
    Next to the “use auto gain” check box is a
    drop down menu, in which you set the target
    gain volume level.
    To find the optimum setting, load a track with
    an average volume level onto one of the Virtual
    Decks. Now play the track, and take note of the
    volume and LED lights inside the software.
    The idea is for the track volume to be sitting
    just under the clipping point (indicated by the
    LED meter red-lining). If the track is too quiet,
    unload it, then go to the playback setup screen
    and boost the auto gain dB value more.
    Once you’ve made this adjustment, load the
    same track onto the Virtual Deck again. You’ll
    notice that the volume knob has automatically
    adjusted itself.
    Keep making adjustments on the same track
    until it’s just below the clipping point. Once this
    is set you won’t need to adjust the target gain
    level ever again.
    Because the track you used had an average
    volume level, most of the other tracks in your
    library should be around the same volume. You
    may still need to make minor adjustments to
    some individual tracks, but once that’s done
    these will stay saved in the ID3 tag of the file.
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    SSL and Traktor use completely different ways of storing the data for your tracks.

    Basically if you wanted to try out SSL 2.0 you'd have to "start from scratch" so to speak with all the beat grids and cuepoint markers.

    I believe there is software that translates SSL's data into Traktor's data, but not the other way around.

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