Only analyse what needs analysing.

Jaxeed Member Posts: 8 Member
edited August 2023 in Share Ideas for Traktor Pro

Having an option to analyse all files that has not yet received any analysis in a folder, would be a huge time saver.

When I have a large number of new files added to a folder, it seems like such a time-sink to scroll through the list to hand-pick each track that needs some basic analysis. Especially since Traktor already knows which ones it lacks key details on. If there was a checkbox for "Only analyse files that has yet to be analysed", Traktor could get on with the job with much less user input.

I know, ideally, each track should receive manual attention to ensure the grid sits correctly. However, sometimes you’re just pressed for time and only need the BPM and Key to start the show. Some eventual grid mishaps can in those cases be fixed on the fly. Sometimes you just don’t have the 20 minutes to spare to tell Tractor to individually analyse "that one.. and then that one. OH! ..and that one too", while analysing the entire folder will take too long.

I also know you can click the columns to reorganize the tracks, making the new files easier to select. However, that never seems to work 100% reliably. Also, I usually only lock tracks when I know for certain Traktor will get them wrong.

Thus, having this option for analysis would in many situations be a huge relief.

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  • lord-carlos
    lord-carlos Member Posts: 2,029 Expert

    I have a smart playlist with every track added in the last X days.

    Or you can sort the who collection by date added.

  • Jaxeed
    Jaxeed Member Posts: 8 Member

    That Smart Playlist option is quite clever, so thank you for the heads up on that. Definitely something I will be trying to use more.

    However, sorting the tracks (I assume by clicking the "Import Date" column), never seem to quite work as expected. The list seem to turn out pretty random. Even as some tracks bunch up nicely, others do not. I’ve attempted the same with "Key" hoping to get all the "None" together so I can select and analyse, but again it’s not reliable. A handful of the "None" tracks will end up somewhere else on the list. So I end up having to hunt them down individually anyway.

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