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    Default Ultimate Track Organization

    So I have backed up ALL my music and cleared my itunes catalog, and now I want to basically start from scratch with my music collection. 99% of my collection is in folder format by album and generally speaking ID3 tags are correct. I have not analyzed with Mixed in Key or anything yet.

    I got a macbook last year and my music is somewhat "organized" by itunes.... Meaning I have like 7 copies of everything and it's wrecking everything!!!!

    I am using Traktor and also want to be able to use my itunes too for daily listening...

    How would you organize from scratch???
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    Why would you have 7 copies of everything? Multiple imports without file organization or something?

    If you import it all into iTunes, it will either move it to the defined folder, leave it in place, or copy it to the folder and leave it in place.

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    EDIT: Oh, you have a Mac. Yeah, I suppose that make sense since most folks around here do. Ugh, it's late.... I should stop posting.
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    Pretty much to sort any problem with my iTunes on my mac I use one of many apple scripts on http://dougscripts.com/itunes/ . They can pretty much automate any tedious task such as finding and deleting duplicates, removing track numbers from track names, changing track name from "Song - Artist" to track name "Song" artist name "Artist" etc.

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    So what i dont understand, why would u use Itunes to organize ur music? Y not just use OS x File system, or the os x equivalent of windows explorer? I would only use itunes for my personal music, I.E. the music that gets synced to my Ipod. Y not just organize it via genre or sub-genre?

    I have everything setup by genre, then by sub genre. So I have house, then Deep, prog, tribal, etc.


    Also, keying everything really helps alot to.
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    Default Mine works.

    <format>\<albums>\<0-Z>\<artist>\<release>\(disc)\<##> - <artist> - <release> - <title> (<notes>).<format>

    <format>\<soundtrack/compilation>\<release>\(disc)\<##> - <artist> - <release> - <title> (<notes>).<format>


    Where () are applicable.

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    Go through everything by hand.

    Fix ID3 tags, keep highest bitrates, delete duplicates etc...

    I'm anal retentive so I have to do it that way.

    I do it once or twice a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxonemillionone View Post
    Go through everything by hand.

    Fix ID3 tags, keep highest bitrates, delete duplicates etc...

    I'm anal retentive so I have to do it that way.

    I do it once or twice a year.
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