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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    Star rating would have to go hand in hand with genre - like ad357 said.

    A 5* jungle tune will not mix well with a 5* ambient tune...
    Yea you guys are right. I'm also thinking maybe energy level. Chill-out would be allot of 1* and 2* and that's fine because that's where they would belong. I dunno. Just throwing ideas out there.

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    I rate my music on set times

    1* Warm Up
    2* Warm Up - Intro
    3* Dance Starter
    4* Peak
    5* Club Banger

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    I use star ratings this way:
    * slow, ambient
    * slower dance music
    *** medium pace music
    **** fast music
    ***** crazy energy levels

    Now, for Nu-disco a lot falls into *** and ****, for chill betwen * and ***, I guess psy i all ***** but that's how it is. But per genre mixing those give me clues not to get a *** track after a ***** unless I want it to happen. And it's hard to remember 25k+ tracks how they exactly sounds.

    Oh, I also try to grade tracks in the comment section, it starts with [a], [b] or [c] with comments after that. With a smart playlist I could find all [a] tracks or all graded ones. I also have simple playlists with the absolute best tracks I know of per genre but I sometimes feel it's like being a radio DJ to just use those tracks over and over.

    Did I mention to make your own genre specs, much better than using anything the MP3/AAC files deliver?
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    Very helpful, thanks!

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    excellent post, well done!

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    Thanks all

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    Excellent post. I just wish Itunes would support FLAC natively
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    I KNOW!! Apple is supposed to be all innovative and stuff but their flagship music software is missing FLAC support. WTF?!

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