Music Management & File Handling
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    Default Music Management & File Handling

    My current way of organizing:
    1. My home / HiFi collection: all lossless M4A managed in iTunes, with extensive meta tagging and album art. I need to have it this way because I want to use iTunes and it won't accept FLAC and WAV doesn't have proper meta fields (e.g. ID3v2). This is my biggest collection (.7TB lossless) Sometimes I discover great stuff for a live set and copy it from here to my DJ collection.
    2. My bedroom DJ collection: It's a mixed collection but I prefer the highest quality available. This completely depends on what I can get my hands on (aka afford or have access to). Some stuff I have was only recorded on a cassette by some one-day Belgium New Wave band in the 80s. Other stuff is fully 24bit/96kHz. So you'll understand how much the quality varies here. All is managed in (a different library in) iTunes.
    3. My actual live DJ collection: Also managed in the same library as the bedroom collection. Smart playlists separate the WAV's from other formats. I've just started with this and I admit it, I'm confused. See below for my questions:


    How do you manage your music?
    And especially how to handle WAV files?

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    If you remove Traktor from the possibilities... I use Mediamonkey, none the less. Joy of having a PC...

    Classed the way you want, how you want. I class my stuff by genre, period. I fill BPM, Year, Artist and Title tags. Sprinkle few comments and rating here and there. RReally simple stuff.
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    I don't handle wav files, I use flac for Traktor.

    Most of the stuff I play regularly is in my Traktor library but other than that I will use Foobar for searching my music, the search on Foobar works really nice with a big collection, a lot easier than browsing the folders.

    For listening I use Foobar and again most of my library is in flac, all arranged by artist (or album artist for compilations) then year and title.

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    wavs converted to Flac.
    On the mac, there is a freeware to use flac on Itunes, it's called 'fluke', (if anyone knows of a pc equiv. I would love to know).
    I use trainspotter 2 to do all my smart playlists. Amazing utility.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by minimal View Post
    wavs converted to Flac.
    On the mac, there is a freeware to use flac on Itunes, it's called 'fluke', (if anyone knows of a pc equiv. I would love to know).
    I use trainspotter 2 to do all my smart playlists. Amazing utility.

    cheers,
    i didnt know trainspotter existed, so thank you!
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    +1 for Media monkey. Some fantastic scripts available too
    +1 for Trainspotter 2 Must have app for Traktor user, I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrosco View Post
    +1 for Media monkey. Some fantastic scripts available too
    +1 for Trainspotter 2 Must have app for Traktor user, I think
    Trainspotter looks good. I use Jaikoz now for this purpose. Can it also do WAV files?

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    Separate library for Traktor. Linked to Winamp, MediaMonkey
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