thanks for the useful advice on file management! i personally like to load all my music into to itunes and keep it there (setting itunes to duplicate track upon import) i then move the original to an external HD. when i open traktor i bring in playlist/song from the itunes menu
TC, instead of deleting your old music have you considered moving it into an archive folder (not indexed by Traktor) or an external drive? That way if you REALLY WANT that one specific song again you can get it. I do this because I've had the experience before of rebuying an old track because I had deleted it years ago. What rootjazz said works too, although that's a little extreme for me.
I play house music!
as people said it before, create an archive of all tracks in case you really need some of them in the future.
and then start cleaning and SHOW NO MERCY. my rule - if you see a name of the track and you have no idea in your mind how it sounds (melody or smth) - it is of no use to you.
I listen to my library on shuffle (random) and then delete or re-tag. It's a great way to chip away at your library on a regular basis.
You could also also make a list of your lower bit rate tracks and then delete them.
I've written a few bangers and played a few raves but have since sold out.
iTunes > File > Library > Organize Library > Consolidate files.
*Be sure to check you have TWICE the disk space of your library before you attempt this. It won't store that much but needs it to perform the task.
Would probably be worth turning on 'copy to iTunes folder when importing' for future too. This way anything you download, import then delete from the downloads folder.
Then at a later time, I'll take the playlist and remove it from the main library.