Serato & Traktor - ONE Music Collection?
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    Default Serato & Traktor - ONE Music Collection?

    Anyone doing this?

    Both set independent beat grids & cue points, so how do you set up your music collection so that it can be used in BOTH software?

    How do you stop one overwriting the others data?

    Do they store near grid and loop and cue info in separate ID3 tags? What about BPM info? What if they both find a different tempo?

    Help me understand, y’all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    Anyone doing this?

    Both set independent beat grids & cue points, so how do you set up your music collection so that it can be used in BOTH software?

    How do you stop one overwriting the others data?

    Do they store near grid and loop and cue info in separate ID3 tags? What about BPM info? What if they both find a different tempo?

    Help me understand, y’all...
    Serato writes the cue and grid point info to file. Traktor writes it to the collection. Rekordbox writes it to the collection.

    Prior to moving over to the Denon Ecosystem, I used Serato as my master database and synced that database to Rekordbox and Traktor using Rekordbuddy in an OSX VM.
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    Where does Serato write the info? Does it write it to a custom ID3 tag? Traktor 3 has an option to write to file - so as long as they both write to separate ID3 tags we should be golden...
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    Traktor writes to the TRAKTOR4 ID3 tag. Don't know what tag Serato uses, but no way they will conflict.

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    ^Cheers mate!
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    There are also third party tools available to make managing this easier. For example, if you set a bunch of cue points in Serato, why also duplicate that work in Traktor? Or Rekordbox?

    A popular example of this is Rekord Buddy 2.

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    I’m not too fussed about the cuepoints. What would really bother me would be if grids/bpm info wasn’t right.

    Does Recordbuddy set tempo/grids that used usable and correct in Traktor & Serato?
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