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Track Preperation

Discussion in 'TRAKTOR PRO / TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO' started by Sydes, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Sydes

    Sydes NI Product Owner

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    Hi,

    I was just wondering how you guys/gals prepare your tracks....

    My workflow :
    1. Open mp3 in audacity or audition and modify the gain so the Perceived Loudness is -4dB. (Sine Wave). Set read/write attribute to Read Only after this. I find this a perfect way of making gain consistent over my collection.
    2. Open mp3 in Mix in Key to get Key. (no Cue points)
    3. Open new collection that only holds this track.
    4. Full Analyse
    5. Set Beatgrid at first beat in track.
    6. Add different cue & loop points.
    7. Manually edit the .nml file so the load marker is under cue 9.
    8. Manually edit the .nml file so the beatgrid is under cue 10.
    9. Manually add extra loops in de .nml file under cues 11 and so on...
    10. Export collection for this track and store in : MyCollections folder. I have 1 collection per track, so I can easily import the track in a new collection.

    This is what the cue section looks like afterwards :
    <CUE_V2 NAME="CUEPOINT" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="0" START="79.5372" LEN="0" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="0"></CUE_V2>
    <CUE_V2 NAME="CUEPOINT" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="0" START="30080.6" LEN="0" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="1"></CUE_V2>
    <CUE_V2 NAME="CUEPOINT" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="0" START="45080.6" LEN="0" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="2"></CUE_V2>
    <CUE_V2 NAME="CUEPOINT" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="0" START="105081" LEN="0" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="3"></CUE_V2>
    <CUE_V2 NAME="CUEPOINT" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="0" START="120081" LEN="0" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="4"></CUE_V2>
    <CUE_V2 NAME="CUEPOINT" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="0" START="165081" LEN="0" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="5"></CUE_V2>
    <CUE_V2 NAME="CUEPOINT" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="0" START="225081" LEN="0" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="6"></CUE_V2>
    <CUE_V2 NAME="CUEPOINT" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="5" START="262581" LEN="0" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="7"></CUE_V2>
    <CUE_V2 NAME="SONGLOOP" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="5" START="262581" LEN="15000" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="7"></CUE_V2>
    <CUE_V2 NAME="BEATGRID" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="4" START="79.5372" LEN="0" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="8"></CUE_V2>
    <CUE_V2 NAME="SONGLOAD" DISPL_ORDER="0" TYPE="3" START="79.5372" LEN="0" REPEATS="-1" HOTCUE="9"></CUE_V2>

    Any ideas on what to improve?

    Thx
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2015
  2. mastermc

    mastermc NI Product Owner

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    don't use audacity to edit mp3's because you loose quality . Use mp3 gain instead as there is no quality loss .
     
  3. kallekenkel

    kallekenkel NI Product Owner

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    or just use gain adjustment in Traktor?

    .. and why do you not set load marker = 1st marker?

    Not challenging, just interested :)