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    Tech Mentor BANGERS's Avatar
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    Default I should have done this before

    Have been djing for a few years now and am looking to become a better DJ.

    I have the basics and advance techniques down pat but I need to update my traktor so it runs better.

    I am looking for couple of answers

    How can i organize my music? I know I can do it through itunes but how do you guys organize your music?

    What is beatgridding and why should I do it?

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    There are many ways to organize your tunes. iTunes does a good job a doing all the filing for you, Then you have figure out what works for you. Ean has several older blog posts about how he does this. Here's one.
    There is also a sticky thread at Native Instruments Forums about it HERE
    And a search of this forum will also bring up some relevant threads where this has been dicussed with different options and software.

    Beat gridding your tracks enables you to use the sync button, makes your time synced Fx stay on beat, makes it easier to drop cues on beat(if snap is enabled), enables you to use the mouse to click ahead in the song with it staying in sync, makes your loops drop on the 1 count(if snap is enabled)

    Once again there are tutorials about this in older blog posts, and in the forum. As well as videos on the blog and youtube about how to do this.

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    I think manual playlists are the best. The wider your taste in music - the trickier it can be to make it flow right. You don't want to spend a lot of time cocking about finding tracks. Group them, stick them in playlists. Commit to like 30-40 tracks in a set, knowing you may not touch half of them. Seems more reasonable to me than having 50 gigs of tunes at your finger tips.

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    The new version of Traktor will apparently have 'Full iTunes integration' which sounds interesting.

    And when it comes to beat grids, read the Traktor manual and do a forum search because that will be a lot quicker and easier than someone writing out a full explanation again
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanGogo View Post
    Beat gridding your tracks enables you to use the sync button, makes your time synced Fx stay on beat, makes it easier to drop cues on beat(if snap is enabled), enables you to use the mouse to click ahead in the song with it staying in sync, makes your loops drop on the 1 count(if snap is enabled)

    Once again there are tutorials about this in older blog posts, and in the forum. As well as videos on the blog and youtube about how to do this.
    Dang, it do a lot more than I though

    I'll also go and hit the tubes and old posts. Thx VanGogo
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