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Discussion in 'DJing Software' started by Phil Morse, Jul 11, 2011.
If so, which one? (Mac and PC)
I use TuneUp, Is the best tagging in the whole world...I think. It cost about $50 for a lifetime subscription. You can drag hundreds of songs onto the TuneUp sidebar in a single click does the job. When it's done, you'll have a list to approve with any tricky songs or album. The free version of TuneUp is limited to 50 songs per month
No; unless I was actually Selling my Own Product I can't see the Point;
The System I use is Excellent for me and gives me 'All The Information I Need' at a Simple Glance
MP3Tag.de and a Discogs plugin on the PC
Sometimes I'll tidy them up with Trainspotter if I'm making a playlist and find an incomplete file.
I use VirtualDJ. Only recently I realized that you can edit the tags with VirtualDJ. I'm sure Traktor has th same features and whatnot.
This. Set up custom actions and you can auto-tag and rename all your digtal downloads in 1 click.
I have yet to find a mac app that actually works well for mass renaming mp3s.
What is the "Discogs Plugin"?
It's a nifty little script that scrapes the data from Discogs.com
I think this is the 1 I'm using
Me too - I miss MP3Tag
Have you found anything remotely close for OSX?
Not tried it though.
No, I tag stuff as I buy it so it'll be done in a way that I'm sure to be able to understand it and it be correct.
I just recently purchased BeaTunes and I like it. But I'm having a little trouble getting around in it. I previously used MIK to key my songs and for a long time I have been looking for a different program to do this. After reading Phil's article about it I decided to give it a go. I'm not sure if it's because I used MIK before but I can see in BeaTunes that the Key for the song is say F# Major and then BeaTunes uses a similar style to MIK but it doesn't post this is the Key section of the Track when I open Traktor it just shows me the actual Key. I have printed out the Circle of Fifths to memorize instead. I'm still working on getting the Playlists working. For some reason everyone of my tracks is rated in Traktor but the ratings do not show up in BeaTunes.
I'll ask the BeaTunes developer to help you on this.
I Know we have another Thread on the Subject of Metadata;
But if anyone has the time (or inclination ) to Explain to me a little bit about the Benefit of MP3 ID3 Tagging; I would be Very Grateful (as I could/would use it in my Work if I Understood it - and I Don't);
I Do Understand Metadata (having looked it up); but I still have Traktor Pro 2 on my laptop; and would like to Understand 'What' the MP3 ID3 Tagging is actually 'For'; (and How it My Benefit me Obviously )
You can search for tracks and compile playlists/sets via the tags. As you can fill the tags with all kinds of info like BPM, key, genre, artist, title, release, label ...etc tagging them properly and having the ability to search via the tags can really help you stay ontop of your collection and find tracks easily as your collection grows.
Traktor doesn't let you compile smart playlists (searching for multiple tags and rules) but you can with Trainspotter (tspotter.net) or iTunes.
Thank You Very Much Hippie
The System I Currently Use is Cool for just Searching for Individual Tracks; but in order for me to have them in Genres it means putting them in Folders; which is a Nuisance really; and I always did like the way that Traktor enabled me to enter More Information into the Comments Fields etc (I Installed it again last night); but I have to decide whether I just want to Analyse Tracks as I Practice Mixes; or wait the 3 Days for All my Tracks to be Analysed;
Do you know if Traktor Creates Seperate Files for my Tracks; as I don't really have a Great Deal of Space left (as Ableton has already built quite a Large Folder already of Analysed Files ?
Traktor doesn't duplicate anything just links to the original.
Traktor creates and stores a stripe, a coverart and a transient file when it analyses each track.
The stripe is the waveform display and the transients are the beats.
I waited 6 days for for it to analyze my collection (50 000+ tracks (I'm not a pirate btw my collection goes back to the mid 80s)) when I updated to TSP2 (AMD4200 processor), creating about 13G of files including the collection.nml (I'm still adding coverart and tags to the tracks so I'd expect the total HDD space use to be higher if they were all complete).
If time is a problem you can select files for it to analyze and do it in sections instead of doing it all in 1 go.
I didn't think about that. The Native Instruments folder is quite large after it analyzes your collection. According to iTunes I have 46 gigs on my laptop with 5,000+ songs and my NI folder is almost 5 gigs. If you've got songs that are beatgrided make sure to lock them before you analyze them to keep the grids from shifting. You can also right click on the message are on the bottom (may need to turn that on in preferences) and save as it's doing its thing. That's nice so that you don't have to start over from the beginning of something happens.