Managing your collections

Along with copying your collection across multiple DJ software, Rekord Buddy is designed to be your base for maintaining and categorizing your collection. All your track metadata is editable, even in collections other than Rekord Buddy's.

Editing track info

To edit a track’s metadata information, simply right click or double click the desired track to see a pop-up appear with all the editable text. Along with the track metadata, file information and marker information is also displayed, but not editable.

Right click a track to edit the metadata

At the top of the pop-up, basic track metadata (Title, Album, Artists, Remixers, Producers, Genres) is always on view and editable (1), with separate tabs grouping Cover, File, Organization, Attributes, and Marker Info in the lower section (2).

You can also batch edit your tracks by selecting more than one, and choosing Edit from the right click menu. With multiple tracks, the track editor will alert you which fields have more than one value set, with the option to edit them to match.

The track editor changes when more than one track is selected to edit.

Creating a new playlist

To create a brand new empty playlist:

  1. Select the collection you would like to create the playlist in from the browser tree.

  2. Expand the collection using the arrow to the left.

  3. Right click the collection PLAYLISTS beneath it and choose New Playlist.

  4. Double click the new playlist to rename it.

Right click the collection PLAYLISTS to create a new playlist or folder

Creating a new folder

To create a brand new and empty folder:

  1. Select the collection you would like to create the folder in from the browser tree.

  2. Expand the collection using the arrow to the left.

  3. Right click the collection PLAYLISTS beneath it and choose New Folder.

  4. Double click the new folder to rename it.

NOTE: Selecting a folder will display the tracks from all that folder’s playlists in the track list view.

A close up of a playlist folder

Adding tags to your tracks

Rekord Buddy has the facility to add extra metadata tags to your tracks to help further categorize and organize your music. To add a tag to individual tracks, right click or double click the desired track to bring up the track info editor and add your text separated by a space to the tag field within the Organization tab in the lower section. Once you have created your tags, they’ll show up under the TAGS category within the browser tree on the left. If none show up, click the arrow on the TAGS marker to reveal them.

The Tags field is part of the Organization tab.There are two different types of tags you can add to your music:

  1. BINARY tags, where one word will become a tag descriptor. These tags will only organize your music by on/off values. E.g. Binary tag ‘funky’: is a track funky, or not?

  2. NAME:VALUE tags, which allow for more complex results, and can organize your music by user-created categories and sub categories. E.g. SetTime:Early or Energy:High

You can also add tags to multiple tracks using the batch editing method covered in Editing track info.

You can use tags to group together similar tracks by describing what they are and whether they go well with other tracks.

Tags cannot contain spaces or punctuation.

Reordering your tracks and playlists

Reordering your tracks means changing the order in which they are listed within a track list. In the track list view, click on a metadata column title to reorder your current playlist in ascending or descending order. To reset your current playlist’s organization to default, use the Order column.