How do you burn your CD's for use with CDJ's?

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by Krispy, May 5, 2010.

  1. Krispy

    Krispy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Typically, for no particular reason, I stick to burning 5 songs onto a CD. I think the main reasons why I do this are:

    A) I can't write much more information than 5 songs onto one cd
    B) I don't like to put too many songs onto one CD because this restricts my ability to use those songs to mix with each other. (If I 10 songs on one CD then I can't play them with each other) So I find by putting fewer songs on the CD it gives me the ability to mix them with each other, if that makes sense.

    What sort of practices do other people use for this technique? I don't have a laptop and therefore I don't have Serato unfortunately...

    When I first started using my CDJ's I used to only burn one track to one CD, similar to records. This was proven to be extremely inefficient and time consuming.
     
  2. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,111
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Kent, UK
    i normally put atleast 10 songs on a cd, but then i only have 1 cdj so i dont mix cd with cd. if i got a new cdj im sure i would change in my ways tho :p

    ---------- Post added at 19:30 ---------- Previous post was at 19:26 ----------

    also http://dnbforum.com/showthread.php?99925-Organising-CDs
    lol :p
     
  3. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,789
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    London
    I burn as many as possible onto each Cd and make a copy of the Cd. I know it;s probably not the best way but It's too late now ha
     
  4. Krispy

    Krispy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Actually I was thinking about doing something like that, just making a copy of each CD
    ANd then I would just put way more tracks on each CD
     
  5. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,111
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Kent, UK
    yea my mate Loot burns 2 copies of each cd with as many tracks poss on it
     
  6. Krispy

    Krispy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Also, i have hundreds of CD's each with so many tracks on them

    And I don't use vinyl anymore
     
  7. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,632
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Belgium
    If you've got pioneers, is it possible than to have a usb stick crammed with songs and browse through it?
     
  8. DJNitrousUK

    DJNitrousUK Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    6,079
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    I burn as much songs on them as poss, and only burn them once. I have 2 CDJs and no turntables so this limits what tunes I can mix together. The 2 copies thing is a good idea, I may start doing that.
     
  9. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,789
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    London
    Yeah but I think there's a limit on how many songs you can have - i tried it with my harddrive and I think it was just too much to handle cus nothing came up

    Yeah man, tbh it works quite nicely
     
  10. Krispy

    Krispy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Its kind of good to know that other people struggle with this problem as well. My pioneers don't have a USB input on them... they have some other wierd type of input on them that is a really thin square type (not sure what it is called)

    The best idea I think is to put alot of tunes on a disk (like 10 or more ) and then make a duplicate of that disk
     
  11. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,789
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    London
    yeah but then how do you chose what music goes on what disk?
     
  12. Krispy

    Krispy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Actually what i've been doing since I started burning CD's is going by month, genre, and artist

    So say for instance I am burning disks for tracks that I have downloaded in May.

    I could have a few disks that I burn in May but I categorize them firstly based on the genre (sticking all those together) and then next I will put artists that are the same on the same disk, after that its kind of random. The real organizing factor though is the month I downloaded and burnt the tracks. I can tell what I was doing and the types of tracks I was into by going by the month, it has sort of worked for the past 2 years.

    I just make sure to write the "May 2010, DUBSTEP" on the disk, followed by the Artist and track name. And this is also why I have been sticking to 5 tracks because I run out of room to write on the disk :p
     
  13. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,632
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Belgium
    [​IMG]

    probably sth like this then?

    ---------- Post added at 23:27 ---------- Previous post was at 23:25 ----------

    this is probably the best way. You'll burn the disc, start playing with it, and later on, you'll this sort of timeline in your head when going through the discs.
    "no no, i got that tune before this one ... *going through discs* "
     
  14. Krispy

    Krispy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Actually what is has on the front is a slot like this...

    [​IMG]

    According to pioneer website it is described as...

    "Removable Multimedia Card - for storing cues, loops, wave data, etc"

    Ive never used the thing though
     
  15. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,632
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Belgium
    aha. It's just a card than. Like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Krispy

    Krispy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    ya one of those things lol
     
  17. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,632
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Belgium
    lol x)

    seems useful to store al the shit you said though... Cues and loops...
    If you gonna do a difficult mix live, preset things probably help out alot.
     
  18. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2003
    Messages:
    4,343
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Hull UK
    As many tracks as can fit on a CD and then burning two copies.
     
  19. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bristol/Southampton
    If you put 100s of mp3s in the same folder then it takes ages to find, but if you folder them with only a couple of files in each then it does it instantly.

    When using a 4gb memory stick, I chucked everything on there and it took 20mins to find, whereas I did folder by label then by release and it was fine
     
  20. PostmanPat

    PostmanPat I'll cum in your arse.

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    2,507
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Croydon, London
    1 track to one disc, standard.

    it might consume a lot of time but its definately worth it, makes things more organised and you don't have to worry what tunes you can and can't mix together because of restrictions.

    plus i have space to put all the info of that track like artist, track name, bpm etc.