May 23, 2013
Apple’s iTunes is a love it or hate it music organizing program. For many DJs it can be a blessing since they don’t have to spend too much time reorganizing their music, but for those who have never like the iTunes organization system, it can be a pain in the ass. The main thing that makes it difficult to use is the structure of the files themselves. You aren’t allowed to put a bunch of songs in a folder, unless you forfeit the iTunes automatic file system. If you do it their way, which is what they want you to do, each song will have to be carefully organize in a deep file system.
ITunes itself has been known to run horribly on Windows systems (gee you think?), so Windows users also have problems with latency and have found it to lag and freeze up their system when it has …
May 12, 2013
Organizing your music library for DJ use is perhaps the second most complicated thing behind actually getting the music you want to spin with. It starts with a simple problem – you need to have your music stored in a way that you’ll remember, a way that perhaps anyone can remember. Then come the issues that are part of the territory: your music files are in different formats, the quality is lacking here and there, and some of the tags are obnoxious or just plain wrong. These are the problems of a modern DJ, not a traditional one. Older DJs had to haul crates of vinyl around, but since these were tangible it was much easier to remember what was in each crate, oh, and you also had a fraction of them compared to digital files.
We can go down the list of artist, bpm, genre, and so on …