Does size really matter, how big is your library?

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    12 12.63%
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    21 22.11%
  • 4000+

    16 16.84%
  • 7000+

    10 10.53%
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    13 13.68%
  • 14000+

    7 7.37%
  • 18000+

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  • 22000+

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  • 27000+

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    Default Does size really matter, how big is your library?

    So how many digital songs do you have in your library?
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    So how many digital songs do you have in your library?
    aloootttt hah it's doesn't really matter but i like to have variety in what i listen to and from different genres of music.

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    Over 14,000... every song I've ever owned except for a some tapes and records. It doesn't matter how big your library is as long as you've got organised in a way you can easily find the tune you want...
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    11,249... DAMN.
    I didn't even realize this until now. I play just about everything, so this includes quite a bit of different genre's. I would say it's about 30% electro and house, 25% DnB, 20% old school funk/soul, 10% top 40, 10% hip-hop, and 5% randomness (dubstep, rock, and whatnot's)

    I keep all of my dj'ing tracks in there own library with sub-folders for each style, then i make playlist for sub-genre's. I find this system pretty easy for keeping my tracks organized, but i'm always curious how other people sort these massive collections.

    Edit: I've got 22 more in my place keeper folder that i put all my tracks in when i first get them. Then i organize them after i set the gains, mark the keys, and setup the cues and grids in traktor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollux#13 View Post
    aloootttt hah it's doesn't really matter but i like to have variety in what i listen to and from different genres of music.
    I have always preached musical diversity and it's one of my proudest accomplishments as a parent. I've been out of the music game for 20 years though so my collection is a little puny compared to what it was back in the day. Probably 20% of mine would be considered dance music, 30% punk, 20% classic rock, 10% funk, 10% country (either classic or of the wall), 5% international/world stuff, 5% misc like christmas or otherwise themed stuff .
    Last edited by photojojo; 08-25-2010 at 11:20 AM. Reason: reduced dance added da funk as it deserves to mentioned on it's own
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    unless you're a mobile dj (where you are required to own pretty much everything people might ever request), for club djs, i reckon its about quality not quantity

    having too large amounts of music can sometimes confuse you and make you lose focus in what you're trying to achieve in your set.
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    I have an external drive/CD library with a bunch more stuff. I'm about to remove about 50% from my collection as it stands :/
    For some reason I don't like to maintain a huge lib of songs I never play.

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    I think I'm somewhere around 12k songs but I probably only have 500-1000 that I play.

    It's not about how many songs you have, it's how many "good" songs you have. Good being songs you like to play or like a lot.

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    I voted 27000+ but I have about 25,000+ edited ones (checked for completeness / quality in Adobe Audition and run through mastering / EQing if needed) and a few thousand waiting to be processed. It's a mix of many genres because I undertake dinner and dance functions as well as private parties so I need a wide range of songtypes.

    To be really honest, I know (by heart) perhaps 20 % (20% might be too liberal a guess) of my songs and out of that number, I only use a few percent each night but it's always nice to surprise customers with a new tracklist daily ESPECIALLY if you're a resident DJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClumsyMoe View Post
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    It's not about how many songs you have, it's how many "good" songs you have. Good being songs you like to play or like a lot.
    To me, good songs are those which get the crowd moving. Sometimes as a DJ, we have to go against our preferences and start throwing in really faggardy commercial stuff. Of course it always helps if YOU like what YOU're playing.
    Know thy music ...

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