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beatlogik

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I thought I'd start a thread to see if there are any DJs like me out there using Jaikoz to tag their collections. I've been gradually overhauling a 50,000 song library and continue to look for new ways to optimize the process.

I've found a combination of iTunes, iTunes Match, Mixed in Key and Jaikoz to be great for this very purpose. I use Serato DJ and Rekordbox primarily, with hopes of incorporating Traktor Pro in as well to some degree.

Based on some of the memory usage suggestions I'm attempting to limit the file paths of all my songs. So for instance an example music path would be

HD>user>music>artist>song

An interesting read can be found here:

https://support.serato.com/hc/en-us/articles/202538140-Lowering-Memory-Usage-Keeping-a-Tidy-Serato-Library

Anyone out there willing to share some tips for keeping things tidy and memory-efficient?


djjoe21



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I am doing that exact same thing right now. I usually am going through a folder every few days. I want everything to be right. This program is far and away the best one I've seen be able to do this effectively. I also use a program called tag and rename to rename files. I know i can do it in Jaikoz but I just prefer to do it in the other program. I Have about 35,000 songs and im about 1/3 of the way through. Takes a while but worth it.
beatlogik

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djjoe21 wrote:
I am doing that exact same thing right now. I usually am going through a folder every few days. I want everything to be right. This program is far and away the best one I've seen be able to do this effectively. I also use a program called tag and rename to rename files. I know i can do it in Jaikoz but I just prefer to do it in the other program. I Have about 35,000 songs and im about 1/3 of the way through. Takes a while but worth it. 


Agreed, I just bought Song Kong as well which has helped getting some of the big chunks taken care of. Both Jaikoz and SongKong have their ups and downs with libraries of our size.

For example, yesterday I knocked out a chunk of 10,000 with a single pass in Song Kong but I am having to go through each individually in iTunes to ensure that they matched correctly. So far I've found about 150 mismatches that I've re-converted. This process took twice the amount of time with a similar number in Jaikoz, but the advantage with Jaikoz is the change panel whereby I do not need to listen to each individually to know is a mismatch occurred, just the ones where the artist or title were changed (I'm not as picky about the album. As long as it's not changing, say Michael Jackson to 2Pac.)

Of course in Song Kong there is the HTML report, but not being able to play the songs directly from it makes going back and forth per song cumbersome.

All in all I plan to continue using both to their advantages, even after this massive overhaul. an added benefit is that I'm finding thousands of crappy songs and terrible compressions that have made their way into the library over the past 15 years that go straight to the bin.
hardbass_junkie

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I've been using jaikoz for the excact same reason. It appears to be the best alternative out there, using the far superior discogs database (considering it's multiplatform, i'm running windows and linux).
The downside is I have a lot of new releases in my collection. Discogs is generally pretty up to date, but the albunack database seems to be lagging behind. I currently have some releases in my collection which we're entered in the discogs database last april, but jaikoz still can't find a match.
It would be a great improvement if would be possible to somehow acces the discogs database directly.
beatlogik

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hardbass_junkie wrote:
I currently have some releases in my collection which we're entered in the discogs database last april, but jaikoz still can't find a match.
It would be a great improvement if would be possible to somehow acces the discogs database directly. 


I agree, a lot of the newer house and techno tracks I pick up are already logged into the Discogs database, and the ones that are not I try to contribute when possible. The majority of them yield nothing from a Discogs query in Jaikoz and I end up using it mainly as a tag editor for these.

This style of music specifically I find little use with Musicbrainz as it consistently provides false matches. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten "Tiesto", "Oakenfold" and "The Macarena" matches for new house and techno tracks
paultaylor

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beatlogik wrote:

Of course in Song Kong there is the HTML report, but not being able to play the songs directly from it makes going back and forth per song cumbersome.
 

Hopefully the number of false matches should reduce since SongKong 3.25 , we do try very hard to filter these out but there are always going to be a few cases.

A good point about tno links to file itself in report Ive just added [ur]https://jthink.atlassian.net/browse/SONGKONG-1000[/url] to address this. In the meantime could you possibly run SongKong first in Preview mode to check results before doing for real, since I have the file path

thanks Paul (Administrator)
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beatlogik wrote:

I agree, a lot of the newer house and techno tracks I pick up are already logged into the Discogs database, and the ones that are not I try to contribute when possible. The majority of them yield nothing from a Discogs query in Jaikoz and I end up using it mainly as a tag editor for these.

This style of music specifically I find little use with Musicbrainz as it consistently provides false matches. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten "Tiesto", "Oakenfold" and "The Macarena" matches for new house and techno tracks  


We our a bit behind on updating Albunack due to changes in Musicbrainz and other reasons, but Im trying to update it now

Not sure why MusicBrainz gives you bad matches, if you provide me with more information I might be able to do something about it.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
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Right Albunack updated

Should contain all MusicBrainz releases upto two days ago, contains Discogs releases upto this rather weird one https://www.discogs.com/release/8262262 , all now accessible to Jaikoz and SongKong

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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