I think djay’s filtering functionality is one of its best features. To me, finding the next track is the hardest part of DJing. Smart playlists are good but they are too inflexible.
I meticulously tag all my tracks with “time” (day, chill, warm, peak, afters, etc.) and “feeling” (acid, dark, fun, dystopia, robot, etc.) amongst other things. I can then use the filtering options to quickly get to the tracks that would be best in that moment. For example I could activate the filters for “peak,” “fun”, “acid”, “vocals”, and “electro”. And then maybe turn off “fun” and turn on “dark” to switch the mood. Or whatever. Who knows what combo might be best next.
Here are some improvements I would like to see with library filtering in djay: (I have many ideas but these are my top 3.)
- Please let us re-arrange the filters. Maybe a tap & drag like we can with app icons on the iOS home screen. It would let me alphabetize and group filters together.
- For the BPM and KEY filtering options, please let us use the currently playing master track as a reference. For example “BPM within 8% of playing master track” or “key harmonically matches with playing master track.” (The Match functionality seemingly does this, so please make it an option in the filter section.)
- Pin the filters to the top of the browser list… don’t let it scroll away. I always want to see it.
Thank you! djay improves so much so quickly and it hasn’t crashed on me once.
A Happy Subscriber