In Rekord Buddy, 'copying' is the act of making all your music collections (tracks, metadata, and playlists) stay up to date across all the supported DJ software you have installed. This means you can use Rekord Buddy to maintain your music database, as well as transfer all your track information between rekordbox, Traktor, and Serato.
Rekord Buddy can pull part of, or all the available information from your chosen primary collection as a starting point and adds it to the Rekord Buddy database. This includes all your metadata like comments, musical key, and track/artist names. Everything down to your track beatgrids and cue points will be copied over from the source collection into the destination collection.
You can simply drag and drop any track, playlist, folder or collection from one collection in the sidebar tree to another. You don't even have to drag them to the Rekord Buddy collection first, you can just drag directly between, for example, Traktor and Serato or between different versions of Traktor.
If you want to copy one of more tracks from one collection, you can just select the tracks in the track list view (hold down
SHIFT to select multiple tracks) and drag them to a playlist or an All Tracks node of another collection. You can also copy tracks within the same collection or move them within a playlist.
If you want to copy or move playlists or folders from one collection to another, you can select the current collection's playlist/folder in the sidebar (hold down
SHIFT to select more than one) and drag them to a folder or a Playlists in another collection. You can also copy playlists or folders within the same collection or move them within a folder.
If you want to copy an entire collection over another one, you can just select the collection's top node in the sidebar and drag it on top of another collection. Note that in order for a collection to be draggable or to be able to drag onto a collection, it must be open. An open collection has its disclosure triangle to the left of its name in the sidebar in the open position. You can also see the
All Tracks playlist of an opened collection.
If you want to add tracks located on an external drive to a Rekord Buddy collection, you’ll need to create a Rekord Buddy collection on that external drive if it doesn’t already exist and then drag that track to the new collection.
To do this, right click on the main Rekord Buddy collection’s top node in the sidebar and click on
Create Collection, then select the drive you’d like to create the new collection on.
Once you’re done, check your changes and choose
Save Changes… from the
File menu, use the keyboard shortcut
S, or save when you quit Rekord Buddy, to make them permanent.