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Newbie Q: How long do you spend adding and editing tracks?

Started by RosieBot, September 11, 2018, 05:36:39 AM

RosieBot

I have ripped all my CD's over the years and collected others and have about 85000 tracks of various types and Genres. Probably about 15% are duplicates because of Collections or Greatest Hits albums. Of that, there are probably 5000 that I may want to play.  I edited one for intro and everything else and it took me about 4 minutes.  First time so I'll get  better.   HOWEVER, this will be DAYS worth of work.  Does everyone go through this?  Is there an app or plugin that can help?   I am BRAND NEW to Radio DJ and have about 3 hours of time on it.  Looks pretty decent and I am excited to learn more.

plauri

I spent an incredible amount of time setting Intros in the last 4 years, more time takes to set Hook In and Hook Out (I don't do it for all the tracks, only the famous ones). About the time? It dipends on the track, if you remember the intro point you can jump there, if you don't you have to listen to till you reach the point. Same and more time for Hook in and out... In the end it's funny, but I can't do a massive set for more than one hour a day, then I have to do something else...   
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RosieBot

Honestly, the thought of this task is a bit defeating.  I know I just have to brute through it but, man!

When my brother was a DJ, I used to help him load carts.  We'd play a new record and type out a label that showed the intro, outro, time and if it ended cold or faded out.  Wish I had done that when I ripped all these songs...

SURELY there is some way to overlay the database with this info.  I know each recording is a little different, but even if you could cover 25% that still represents DAYS saved.

Jhonny

It can be done with a query (sql to the database, but it will not be accurate me be 35%)

I don't use the intro just let the sweeper start at the begin
And the hooks are on 30 sec at the start and the end hook 5 sec. later. on a bulk setting.
For me it's works fine.
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plauri

Sorry Jhonny, I disagree to the way you set intros and hooks. As far as hooks are concerned I take at least 15 seconds, sometimes 25. It depends and I'm always looking for the song's refrain. Imagine 5 seconds at random, how can you reconize the song? Not even in a tv competition I've seen a thing like that  :hihi: Besides I'm getting older and so is my mind, it takes more time to get things right  :D   
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Jhonny

i have set the start hook on 20 sec from start and the end hook on 25 but it can beset on 30, 40 or more.
In 5 sec. of a teaser i here what song it is that's coming.
For a intro 6 sec. from the start, and if it's not right i edit the track and put the intro point on the right place.
As I wrote I do not use an intro point.
R.T.F.M. means to me, Read The Fantastic Messages.
Einstein says: Make things simple, but don't make simple things simpler! (wise) this is just my life lesson you know.

I don't do drugs ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
The Radiodj tutorials site is now managed by Domstad radio .nl still  Just in English