No I’ve not used smartlists. I have a very basic structure.
Files / Folders
I create a new folder each year, all non-iTunes purchases are stored here.
iTunes stores purchases as iTunes does (family share 1 account and not all music is DJ/dance music).
I create a playlist per year, I can drag direct from iTunes or the folder as required. I also have around 20 other playlists.
The above presents two problems in regards to migrating to Engine Prime.
1, All files are stored on my NAS which EP does not support.
- All files in iTunes are stored all over the place (compilation blah, album blah). Cannot just drag the iTunes folder across as it has a ton on non DJ music.
Export collection and all playlists including files from Traktor to a local folder. This places all files in one folder.
Delete / Remove collection from Traktor.
Import the local collection and playlists into Traktor.
Import Traktor library into Engine Prime.
Sync EP with the SSD in the Prime 4
Step 2 was required otherwise I would have had duplicates in Traktor and it would take EP a long time to import the library and I had already been testing various methods for hours plus I wanted to play with the damn thing.
Managed to play for 3 hours. I’m used to the jogs now and I’m happy I have my playlists and cue/loop points. The only thing I’m not a fan off is the faders, they are flimsy compared to my S4 and DNX-1600. Will spend sometime today on the workflow to add new tracks.