I just purchased a Prime 4 that will be arriving on Wednesday. I decided to go ahead and prepare my library within Engine so it is ready to load when it arrives. While I absolutely love the performance and library management aspects of the program so far it has proven to be a pretty time-consuming task to migrate over to the new platform.
The majority of my “go-to tracks” are have loaded on my MacBook Pro’s internal SSD, these are mostly tracks that I have downloaded in the last 2 years as well as tracks that I play frequently at events. I did this so that I could load serato faster without having to load up my entire library up front (aprox 1.5TB) at each and every event. The rest of my library is on an external hard drive that I can plug in and access on demand within serato. This hard drive is formatted as "Mac OSX Extended (Journaled)… I think you can see where this is going…
I was able to copy my primary crates from serato within the program FLAWLESSLY, I was very impressed by how simple it was to do. What I found was that over time I have added files from my hard drive to my regularly used crates within Serato and now random songs are missing from my crates. So now I am having to go in manually and:
- Partition & Format a part of my external HDD to ExFat
- Copy my ENTIRE music library to the new drive (4 hours)
- Import the new folder to Engine
- Add songs as needed to the crates
I am hoping that all of my hard work pays off and will be worth it in the long run. I just wanted to put this information out there in hopes that the software will be compatible with ALL types of formatted storage devices like Serato.