Hi all, I’m finding the lack of automatic refresh of music library based on my disc folder structure very frustrating after years of simply clicking a “refresh” button in the software I used previously (Ots AV).
I’m primarily a wedding DJ and have approx 30,000 tracks organised in a way that makes sense to me on disc. I’ve top level folders such as “60s”, “70s”, “80s”, “Pop”, “Dance” and within these I sub-organise (e.g. under “Dance” I’ll have “Commercial”, “Trance”, etc).
When I get new music I add it to my master device (a NAS). Sometimes I’d find an issue with a track I already had and download a new copy replacing the existing file, or I’d find a typo in a name and correct it (effectively a deletion and addition). All this happened on my master copy.
I then used to simply sync my laptop and backup laptop with that master copy, hit refresh in the software on each, and everything was current. It took minutes before each gig to ensure I was ready to go with the latest copy of everything.
Now that I’ve bought a P4 I’m struggling with this. I’m still making updates as I need to through each week to my master music library and I can sync the updates to my laptop and to the P4’s internal SSD without issue. However, in EP, as you’ll be aware, when you set up a crate it doesn’t ever look back to the original folder the files were loaded to the crate from to check for updates. This is incredibly frustrating as I’ve needed to manually make a note of every change I made on my master copy (there could be a handful or there could be 100s in a week) and then manually update the crates accordingly which is taking a lot more effort than I’m used to, and is very time consuming!
Am I missing something (i.e. is there a better way)? How do other people manage with the EP software in its current state in this area?