Creating Playlists in djay Pro for Mac

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I am preparing my gigs each week with creating playlists.
The issue is that I can only create these lists in iTunes but not in Day Pro.
But in iTunes I do not have information like BPM.

So it is really a mess having to switch to iTunes in order to create a playlist while there not seeing all necessary information.

I would prefer - like in Serato DJ - to have the opportunity of creating playlists in Djay Pro and afterwards maybe export the as iTunes-playlists.

Currently I am really undecided whether to switch to Serato DJ (names for hotcues and saved loops and Crates) while on the otherhand DJay Pro has Spotify integration - by far better than Pulselocker. If Djay Pro would get these missing professional features the decision would be clear.
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DJ Thomas Hörmann

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Said Mrad

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Hey
After u create ur placelists in itunes , and you open djay pro, select your playlist from itunes iland go to library on djay pro and select analyse library! Unwill have all the info needed
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DJ Thomas Hörmann

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This is not the problem. I want to have the opportunity to create playlists in DJay Pro. Also sub-playlists.

Currently I have to create playlists in itunes in order to have them in Djay Pro available. This is not very efficient to me.

While creating playlists I want to have the opportunity to work in my DJ Software and having access to the data I need: BPM, Key etc.
This is information I cannot see in itunes.

Furthermore I am not able to create sub-playlists. Preparing a DJ set I need several sub-sets (warm-up, maintime, cool-down) this is not possible neither in itunes nor in djay pro.
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Thank you Thomas Hörmann, we are aware of the user demand of a in-app playlist management feature.

I forwarded your request internally and we will keep you posted about further informations.

Cheers,
Lukas E.
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Is there an update?
I rly like dj pro but in this case i can ́t use it as an dj :(
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Dario Calderone

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Same here man:(
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DJ Thomas Hörmann

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Hi Lukas,

I found other posts with the same topic.....one year old.
So I am not sure if this really is a topic.

What I am a bit curious about: When I look into the forum's topic "Ideas" I cannot see anything that is in the folder "planned" or "in preparation".

Isn't there any roadmap on what we have to expect from algoriddim in the near future?
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Hi there,

I am sorry to tell you but I can't give out informations about future updates.
Be assured that we are aware of this and it is on our agenda.

The best thing is pushing the topic so it climbs up the ladder.

Cheers,
Lukas E.
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Try using the "Grouping" functionality in iTunes. I use this to identify tracks suitable for warmups, buffet breaks etc. Create a Smart Playlist from that. Works fine for me.
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Good suggestion, thank you for sharing.

Cheers,
Lukas E.
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DJ Thomas Hörmann

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Could you explain this a bit more in detail? I do not know this function of grouping
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You can group your songs in iTunes via right-click -> Get Info (see attached screenshots) and create smart playlists of the Grouping.

Cheers,Lukas E.
 
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DJ Thomas Hörmann

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ah - understood - I know this feature already but use it in a different way.
Nevertheless - creating playlists IN Djay Pro is a MUST Have. It is really boring to switch always to iTunes in order to change something in existing playlists or to create new ones.
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Yes we know about the user demand of being able to manage playlists in djay.

Thank you for your feedback.

Cheers,
Lukas E.
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djtwok

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Also please add mixed playlist - combination of Spotify and local songs.
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majik

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Definitely needed and lonnnng overdue
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Wolle Wolfman

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I want to buy this but I will not unless the playlist feature gets integrated ... thanks for keeping us posted
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majik

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Seriously - how hard can it be?? And why wasn't it added from the very beginning?
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Philip Gaitan

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I have gotten to this point and I and sitting here thinking that is is the most ridiculous thing I have heard. You can't make a Play List In a DJAY "PRO" software program?
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William

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Hi Lucas E.

We continue to hear that creating playlists in DJAY Pro for MAC is on the agenda, but so far... nothing yet!

I am really expecting to be able to create playlists in DJAY Pro, and to combine Spotify songs with iTunes songs and videos in one playlist!
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I understand. I'd prefer it. But there's clearly a reason why...prob more from Spotify than Djay Pro...but c'mon folks...How hard is it to create your own f-ing playlist on a piece of paper and search for a track you know you want, drag n drop it into deck 2 and then play it???
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Gareth Strangemore-Jones

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Or g'waaaan and buy or rip the track, put it in iTunes and playlist it...
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LaidbackFred

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Ever create a SMART playlist on tunes?
These types of playlist are perfect when adding new songs to your collection and automatically adding to a certain playlists.
(i.e. Smart Playlist named 100 BPM... after analyzing a track on djay, right click on the track and click " show in iTunes and enter the BPM in the "show info" (same window Lukas shows in the reply above).
I know this sounds time consuming, but do this once the rest is automatic.
heres a quick video
https://youtu.be/PCqFYehG-AA
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Agree with the Smart playlist thing, I use them a lot. Re BPM, I use MIK to provide this, and key info for the track as well; then I can see the BPM in iTunes & use this to sort in Smart playlists...
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Hey iRWeasel,
MIK? Which app is this?
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Hi,

its called Mixed in Key, and basically analyses the songs to give you a key, tempo and BPM figure for each song analysed. It is approx 80% accurate, and is a great way of getting this info onto tracks that are missing these tags.

there are other free pieces of software out there that do this, but MIK is still the best currently.

Tim
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Thanks for the info.
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Ahmed

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any updates?
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DJ Thomas Hörmann

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YEAAAH! With DJay Pro 2 we got this feature integrated! Great work!
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JulesTonic

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Megaaaa!!!! Endlich!!!!
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JulesTonic

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and what is with the hardware integration/mapping of nexus 2000 and djm 900??? and the xdj-rx 1 and 2 ??