Large library management & file management?

djrickyredz shared this question 3 months ago
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First off, I've been DJing just over 2 decades. I went fully digital between 2004-2005 (VDJ, Scratch Live) and I play way too many genres to mention.

I switched to Serato when I got a NS7 with itch and took a year to completely switch to iTunes for music management... I currently have over 200k tracks and is in the process of switching from iTunes/Apple Music to files and crates.

My question is this! Can I use mixo to handle my music files in a similar fashion as iTunes did? If not, can I basically sync my folders and folder structures to Mixo playlists and in turn sync them to the dj app of choice (Serato crates or maybe Rekordbox)?

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Hi,

Absolutely! One of the main features of MIXO is the ability to organize your tracks into playlists and folders as well as manage their meta data. All of this will be synced across your devices.

As far as syncing MIXO directly to Serato or Rekordbox, we're not quite there yet so this needs to be done manually by going to Settings > Export > (whichever DJ app you use) and then importing this file into that software. So it's not automatic yet but it is on our roadmap:

https://support.mixo.dj/t/auto-sync

If you have any further questions about how MIXO works or need help, just let me know!


Thanks,

Jon

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Okay I have question? So i'm on mac and all my songs are stored on external drive as and I use traktor for djing and i play tracks directly from the external hdd so if i import collection from traktor and move it to another software will the songs get copied from external to internal or it will wrk from external?

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Hi,

All of your tracks will stay exactly where they are. Once MIXO has imported your Traktor collection, it will reference the filepaths the same way Traktor does - you will need to make sure that this path stays the same, for instance if they are on your D drive, MIXO will always look for them on your D drive.

If you are synced to your cloud, the tracks will be uploaded in the same folder structure as on your local computer and if you want to download them onto a second computer via your cloud you can do that also. Or simply stream them from your cloud. Your original local library remains the source and nothing will be moved or removed by MIXO.

I hope that helps. but please let me know if you have any more questions!

Thanks,

Jon

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Okay so I import my all tracks collection from traktor it was around 9000 files but when it finished there is popup came up and its says not able to find the tracks. First i thought its few of them but as i scroll down i saw it was all my library.

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That would suggest that the filepath for each track is either missing or incorrect.


Could you attach your NML file?

Also, make sure you are on the latest version of Traktor and MIXO and that when you export your collection you untick Copy Tracks to location.

Let me know how you get on.

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Hi Jon, So sorry for replying after so long but my Mac was dead and dont have any other device to store backup from time machine. Just got the new machine yesterday and backup everything & everything was working fine just like my old machine xcpt the above mention issue. I tried importing collection but this time it said no file found. Here I'm attaching the nml of whole collection

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Hey djhereafterofficial,

I'm sorry for not responding sooner - looks like I missed this message from you, really sorry about that!

I can't see the nml file so I'm not sure it attached, feel free to attach it to an email and send it to team@mixo.dj and I'll take a look.

Usually when MIXO can't find the tracks in a file it means either there isn't a filepath for the tracks (for Traktor this happens when Copy tracks to destination is checked when exporting the collection file) or the filepath is there but incorrect, this can happen when tracks are moved but Traktor hasn't done a search for them, so click on your collection in Traktor and click Check Consistency - this will make sure it can find all of them.

Thanks,

Jon

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