File & Playlist Preparation How do you prepare your SCS.4DJ for gigs?
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:45 AM
Currently, I'm doing a few things with mine (Mac based):
1. File preparation
I'm analyzing my files with beaTunes3 first, to get BPM's and Keys. I then check the BPM with the Cadence BPM Tapper to be sure it's correct. Then I run everything through Platinum Notes 2 to normalize, as I found the auto gain on the unit a little flakey. I'm also adding the "real" BPM and Key in the comments, for times when the BPM detection in the unit/QuickGrid is off. I can then "sort by comment" on the unit and see BPM and Key.
2. Creating playlists
I found a nice little tutorial here on using Songbird to sync your USB drives/playlists. Had never heard of Songbird prior to that, but it's pretty nice, and there's some plugins for it to help set it up how you like. Easily syncs your playlists with your USB drive.
So, what's your process?
Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:47 PM
1. Tag the files with MP3Tag
2. Find the correct key with Keyfinder and write the key in comment tags
As for now the searching for key tags is too tricky for me on the SCS4 so I'm kinda planning to make
a searchable database on my iPhone, dunno if there are good apps for that ?
I've also printed out my filelists on paper which helps to browse my collection (3000+ tracks) easier and also
to be able to make some crazy shifts as I like play stuff across a number of genres.
I never got round to installing Songbird but this sync thing looks very interesting, thanks for the reminder !
Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:03 PM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:02 AM
someone have same problem?
Same thing happened to me. You need to be sure that the correct ID3 tag is being used (v2.3 I think is correct?), and also that the folder your tunes is in on your Mac/PC isn't write protected. For some reason on my Mac, my "Songbird" tunes folder gets write-protected, and then the tags don't get accepted. So I need to reset the permissions on it. I'm also using an ID3 tag editor program to fix some of them up.
EDIT: So, it seems that if you use QuickGrid to analyze a folder, it'll change the permissions on it (Mac version anyways) so after, if you try change some ID3 tags, they won't get saved unless you manually change your folder permission back.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:11 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:00 AM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:14 AM
For checking the technical part of an mp3, there are some tools like:
MP3 Diags - http://mp3diags.sourceforge.net
MP3 Check - http://www.audiomove.../14/31/lang,en/
If you want to know about the music quality of your mp3 collection, I'll say
Similarity - http://www.similarityapp.com
is a nice one. There is a free and a premium version.
Has some nice features like sonograph/spectrum analysis(premium version).
Can also check for double mp3's
regardless of bitrate/size/header. It "listens" to the music in the mp3 file
and compares them with other possible double ones. This tool got rid of alot of double songs in my collection.
Don't know if these are programs your looking for....
So, try out for yourself and hey, no warranties!