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    How do you guys organize your files? What's the easiest way to be able to quickly change tracks with the VCI-100 without having to open many subfolders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperKokot View Post
    How do you guys organize your files? What's the easiest way to be able to quickly change tracks with the VCI-100 without having to open many subfolders?
    I've been spoiled with Traktor and Traktor-Final Scratch over the years, so I just use the playlist/ F-1 thru F-10 function. When I add new songs, I put them in a dated folder, then drag the individual songs into the appropiate playlists/crates. They may be for many different formats. This file stucture is not so good with other softwares that have 'sucky' browsers!

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    Yea i make various playlists, but i keep my stuff in in a complex folder system

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    I organize my files:

    Artist Folder: Album Folder: Track number Track Title

    I make sure the tags are written now. I still have a few hundred files that are really old, before ID3 was normalized, and I need to re-rip. Then I just drop them in, and grid them. Then, in my COllection, I usually have it sorted by BPM cause, well, that's how I do this here thing :-)
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    As we talked about earlier, I sort in buckets by date of purchase. Then offline I make playlists in Winamp (that I listen to continually at work), written on my Hipster PDA 3x5 cards, then later I and reconstruct them by hand as playlists under the "Mixes" folder in Traktor.

    It's all about the sequences of tracks. Short 3- or 4-track pieces that work together. String a couple of them together and you have a mix.

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    I just make sure all the tags are filled out on my tracks. I hit f2 which is track collection... I think its everything I've analyzed in traktor. Then when the time comes... I click the sort by options at the top of the list (artist, song, bpm, genre) and choose the next song.

    I also have a hotkey f5 to go directly to my music folder, incase its a new track I haven't analyzed yet... more or less like wbskates said.

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    Besides the regular ID3 entries, I use the "comments" section to further refine tracks using the search function (Peak, Climber, Retro, etc.) so that I can refine searches ("Tech House" "Intro") ("Near Peak" "Rock Guitar"). For me it's faster than scanning through a bunch of folders.
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