April 21, 2013
Serato has some pretty good ways of organizing music and recalling the types of songs you want when you need them. Like any DVS, it allows you to sort through song by track name, artist, genre, bpm, and even key. There are also smart playlists that can be made using a combination of any of those attributes. If you use iTunes to organize your music, and many do, then you can even import those lists into Serato to keep things from being redundant when not needed. This is all nice and great, but it is still slim in comparison to what Traktor can do.
Traktor is much more complex as a whole, so it is natural to see that there are many other ways to organize music. In fact, you can even create your own attributes to which you can organize your music. Creating playlists is one of the key …
March 27, 2013
Having a copious amount of music means that you’ll have a bigger selection of music to choose from when creating a mix, but it also means you’ll spend much longer trying to find the next track. Even more, your memory will be tested to see if you can recall track names within a small frame of time. You might look at a vinyl collector and wonder how they keep track of so many records; and it all comes down to the physicality of the record. When you touch and feel a vinyl record sleeve, you get to know your collection more intimately. Record crates are familiar when you start digging through them.
A virtual playlist might be easier to recall – but it might also be more difficult to remember where you stored a track based on the many subgenres and sub-playlists you may have made. With a large enough …