How do you organize your music?

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  1. Crysis

    Crysis wannabe dj

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    Hi,

    I did a little searching for similar threads but came up empty, so.. I guess this is more for digital music than vinyl, but... How do you guys organize your music? By Artist, Track, Release, Label, Subgenre, Classics, Rollers, Bangers, Vocals, Melodies, New/Old??

    I'm using Traktor, and I just have all my tunes in one folder labeled DnB.. I just recently ripped the full tracks that are included on Disc 2 of Dieselboy's albums, and all the other Discs that are similar (Shot Down on Safari). I keep folders for those releases but most everything I download online (Beatport/DnB Arena, Juno, Free releases) just goes into a generic "online downloads" folder. It's getting quite full and hectic to search through. I'm buying so much music atm and I think I'm overlooking or forgetting some tracks because the size of the folder is becoming overwhelming.

    What have you discovered works well for you?
    Do you move tracks to different folders once they've been rinsed to death?
    Do you create playlists or folders with tracks that you wanna include in your current mix?

    Feedback is much appreciated.
     
  2. Jwood27

    Jwood27 VICTIM

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    i burn cds, but i guess its similar, i do it by artist, generally i guess your gona have an idea of which song you want to play next, so just having it listed by artists makes it quite clear imo.
     
  3. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    Two systems -> A crate for each genre & A "record bag" crate that im constantly changing depending on what im playing.

    Vinyl:
    Genre -> LPs / EPs / 12s -> Split into what i play frequently and then "back of the box tunes" -> Most recent at the front

    PC:
    Genre -> Artist name
     
  4. Harry3

    Harry3 Chuki

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    organised into Genre folders on my PC

    D&B
    Dubstep
    Electro House/Fidget
    Other
     
  5. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Mainly by label or artist and anything new goes into a pile at the front
     
  6. DeeGun

    DeeGun Church of Krust

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    Genre folders..but in fact..they are everywhere.
     
  7. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    i have absolutely no organisation method at all, i just remember where shit is!
     
  8. djad

    djad leo the lion

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    piles of vinyl all over the floor in no order yet strangly i know where everything is? new pieces and most plays go in the box..
     
  9. co0ke

    co0ke windowlicker

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    alphabetically by artist
     
  10. dnbkingz

    dnbkingz bollocks

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    Like that.

    It's a mess atm though.
     
  11. Harry3

    Harry3 Chuki

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    "hardstyle"

    you what?!?!?
     
  12. dnbkingz

    dnbkingz bollocks

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    Gabba, psy trance and all that nonsence.

    anything with a kick and screech essentially :D
     
  13. Bass2Dark666

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    tape/cd packs in date order startin from 1996 to the present date
     
  14. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

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    a bit like that so pretty organized really
     
  15. Radius

    Radius Give me back my passport u slags

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  16. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Cd's by artist.
    Vinyl by genre then label
     
  17. jubble

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    Cds: Album artist folder (If more then one main album artist then label) >> Album Name >> Disc Number (if applicable) >> Artist - Track Name

    Vinyl: Only just recently organised everything into sub genres
     
  18. Dagz

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    Same.
     
  19. justin_credible

    justin_credible Lurker

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    I go genre, artist name, album name. Im pretty anal about track names, nothing worse that bloody underscores. Kinda OCD, just like everything to be the same layout..
     
  20. Sweaty Teddy

    Sweaty Teddy Nob'ed

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    I have it seperated into sub genres then i have the sub genres seperated by artist or label.