Editing genres in Traktor

JayBe
JayBe Member Posts: 5 Sine

Hi, is it possible to edit the genres? I'd like to take some out (I'll probably never use Metal tracks!), and add some. Thanks in advance

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  • Sûlherokhh
    Sûlherokhh GermanyMember Posts: 234 Saw

    If you enabled inline editing you can edit directly in the browser. You can also select one or more tracks in the browser and the right-click-->edit the metatags, including genre, for a whole bunch of tracks. If your aim is adjust specific genres you should go into the browser tree and open the topmost node. There is a sub-node called genre which lists all variations of genre entries. Click on one of them and you get a list of all tracks with the specified genre entry. Select all of them and use 'edit' to change all of them.

  • Karlos Santos
    Karlos Santos United KingdomModerator Posts: 136 mod

    Great tip from @Sûlherokhh

    To enable Inline Editing just open Traktor Preferences -> Browser Details -> Editing.


  • JayBe
    JayBe Member Posts: 5 Sine

    Hi both, thank you for your responses, I've checked and I had Inline Editing enabled. I think I'm trying what was suggested but I don't understand "you should go into the browser tree and open the topmost node. There is a sub-node called genre which lists all variations of genre entries. Click on one of them and you get a list of all tracks with the specified genre entry. Select all of them and use 'edit' to change all of them" - is there a 'dummies' way of explaining this please?!

  • Sûlherokhh
    Sûlherokhh GermanyMember Posts: 234 Saw

    The 'Browser Tree' is the file structure on the left side in the browser section, left of the selected playlists. The upper part contains the playlists of your collection, the bottom part contains the folder tree of your computer. At the top is a node called 'Collection'. If you press the plus sign next to it, the node expands to show several subnodes that contain the songs in your collection sorted by 'Artist', 'Samples' etc., including a sorting by 'Genre'.

  • alec.tron
    alec.tron Member Posts: 38 Tri
    edited March 28

    One recommendation - do not use Traktor as a tag/metadata editor. It's editing features do exist, but are utterly bare-bones...! i.e. it's not supporting many modern (aka, since 2001...) metadata features, like multi-value metadata (i.e. more than 1 genre/artist/etc...), nor custom metadata fields. Furthermore, Traktor reformates/mutates and even deletes user curated metadata regularly (depending on format/field name/formatting... I've written a few threads documenting this on the old forum).

    If you can live with the limitations & issues, then no worries - it's just good to know beforehand what you're basing your workflow on...

    c.

  • wayfinder
    wayfinder BerlinMember Posts: 137 Tri

    Traktor's genres list is compiled from the files in your collection. If you have no tracks tagged as Metal, you will not see that genre in the tree. And the other way around, if you click a genre in the directory tree, the browser will show all the files in your collection tagged as such.

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