Sunday, October 18, 2009

Day 290: How to organise your digital music collection for DJs

Gone are the days when men would spend hours reorganising their record collection.

Are you gonna be plain and sort it alphabetically, or a little more adventurous and arrange the CDs in colour order (the rainbow system) or, the ultimate, high-fidelity style - in chronological order that you bought them.

Yep, sadly this pesky non physical format has taken all the fun out of that game leaving us with just lists sortable at a click of a button.

It still doesn't work that well for DJs though. Faced with just a folder full of files when trying to find the next track to play is a million miles from thumbing through a crate of vinyl. Nothing leaps out at you with mp3s, nothing is instantly recognisable etc.

Fortunately DJs are nerdy types, and where there's a will, there is a way.

Once again, the consistently good DJ Techtools have come up with the goods. This video has some great tips and ideas for DJs looking to better tag and arrange their digital music.




No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.