How do you share a Traktor setup for a single gig?
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    Default How do you share a Traktor setup for a single gig?

    What's the best method for sharing your traktor setup with a friend? I want to let a buddy play his tracks thru my Traktor at 1 gig but not incorporate his collection into mine permanently. It would also be nice if I can get my tracks out of his way when he is playing.

    I imagine that I can put his stuff in a separate directory, and add that to the list of directories in the files preference tab. That'll mix his tracks in with mine - is there a way for me to easily build him a playlist of only his tracks? Afterwards I'll remove his directory and everything should be back to normal, right?

    Also: if I remove my directory from the collection (to move my tracks aside), my tracks will disappear -- will I have to re-grid them, re-build my playlists, etc? or will they come back when I re-add the directory?

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    make a playlist with his name import his tracks into that playlist the songs will be analyzed might need some beatgrid work. So he only uses that one playlist while playing after you finished just delete all his folders and playlist of your comp. now just do a Check consistency and remove all missin tracks. should be easy if his colection is not 50000 songs.
    You can just add his playlist to the Favorits while in his playlist he can do search and only his songs will show up
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    get him to plug an external HDD into ur laptop (firewire pref is ur on mac) then he can navigate to it like normal, maybe save a shortcut to it for him. the beatgrid info is stored in the id3 tag so no need to worry about that
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    Quote Originally Posted by djchriswoods.co.uk View Post
    get him to plug an external HDD into ur laptop (firewire pref is ur on mac) then he can navigate to it like normal, maybe save a shortcut to it for him. the beatgrid info is stored in the id3 tag so no need to worry about that
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    Thanks all - (btw yep I'm on a Mac, but an Air so no firewire)

    My first thought was to do what Gullum suggested. Import a playlist, let him play from that, then remove. But I like the idea of making a folder. By "navigate to it like normal" you mean via the Explorer folder, right? Tracks from that folder will not enter my collection when used? Seems like a good way to keep the collections separate!

    I'm assuming that the same thing would work fine from a USB key or even a drive on my laptop, right? Given that I have a bunch of free space and an SSD I think I might move his folder over first...

    Thanks all for the suggestions!
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    Has he got traktor? He can export a playlist to a USB stick. Then copy the folder with the contained .nml playlist file to desktop. Then end of the gig delete folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxOne View Post
    Has he got traktor?
    Nope, he's a Serato user but has played enough with my S2 that I want to give him a shot with his own tracks instead of having to use mine

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    Still, tunes on desktop, drag into new traktor playlist, delete tunes from desktop at end of gig
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    Just delete his tunes at the end and run a consistency check, remove missing files, done.

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    Make sure you do this before the gig. You absolutely dont want Traktor scanning the tracks mid set. It would KILL your cpu and st-st- stutter the tracks playing.

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