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  • #2858
    DJ GRE
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    Question: How often do you clear out your track collection? and for what reason?

    I usually do this once a month – completely wipe it out in my dj software and build it back up again. I am a heavy minimalist and this helps me maintain quality tunes that I love and that are crowd favorites. for people that love their enormous track collections my question is this, how often does it help you to have a huge selection at your disposal?

    Do any other forum readers like stripping away and rebuilding their collections?

    #2861
    Jona Menasso
    Member

    Hi Dj Gre

    Na For me it does go that way… but maybe i should.

    I have 55 GB (too much music, some say) of music, mostly EDM (techno,house,HardTechno,) but almost a bit of everithing. (beethoven queen etc etc)

    I usualy make a new Folder For each month of the year and put the songs i downloaded that month in that folder…

    Then i choose from those folder the tracks i’ll use in my “sets” and make a folder for them for eache genre…

    That pretty much works for me…but also that was something that no one teached me…. i learned it myself so you should see if you really cant handle your music, your way… and if you think you cant, then you should look for another way to make it work…

    PROPZZZ!! 😉

    #2866
    Emma Partnow
    Member

    DJ GRE, post: 2848 wrote: Question: How often do you clear out your track collection? and for what reason?

    I usually do this once a month – completely wipe it out in my dj software and build it back up again. I am a heavy minimalist and this helps me maintain quality tunes that I love and that are crowd favorites. for people that love their enormous track collections my question is this, how often does it help you to have a huge selection at your disposal?

    Do any other forum readers like stripping away and rebuilding their collections?

    Hello Grant :);
    When I was a Writer I used to Adore File Management; and I could spend Days just on File Management;
    But with my Music I am a Constant Worrier; that I may be Deleting a Track that could be ‘Perfect for an Occasion’;
    However; when Beginning to Prepare a Set; as I Flip through my Browser I Often come across Tracks and think to myself ‘Why am I Keeping that Rubbish?’; because if I ‘Hate’ it; and will ‘Never’ Play it; there is No Point having it there; but then I think of ‘Samples’; and think ‘Well; it is Rubbish; but could I Possibly ‘Use’ that Breakdown in something else?’; and then the Track ends up staying there; but ‘Every Time’ I begin to Prepare another Set; up the Track comes again and I think the Same Thing; ‘This Is Rubbish – and I Will Never Use It’;
    So; lately I have begun Deleting; and Not Felt the ‘Guilt’ or ‘Loss’ that I thought I May Feel;
    My Priority with my Collection is ‘My Audience’; and this is where the ‘Dithering’ comes from;
    However; lately; when I Download a Track from Soundcloud; and like you; listen to it the next day; if I don’t like it; I just Boot It; although there was ‘Something About It’ that made me Download it in the first place;
    I would Love to Strip Away Everything that Doesn’t Make Me Want To Dance; but my Funds are Limited 🙁

    #2906
    Phil Morse
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    I am not as extreme as wiping and starting again, although of course that is classic minimalism and I respect it! However, I do try and go through removing stuff I bought for a rainy day, stuff I loved once but don’t like any more, and stuff that turns out to be also-ran. If I can’t see myself DJing with it in the very near future, it’s out. I guess life’s too short for memories and maybes.

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