Smart Playlist - currently playing and/or specific track/deck filter

alec.tron Member Posts: 71 Pro
edited October 2022 in Share Ideas for Traktor Pro


Last feature request from me - for smart-playlists to be useful for me - the one function I would need from a smart playlist in Traktor is to quickly populate a playlist against user-defined attributes of the currently playing deck [or/and one deck of my choosing, i.e. when pre-listening/preparing the next mix], to retrieve (as examples - these need to be quickly add/removable/editable):

  • bpm +/- 10% (or 5, or 20, or whathaveyou...)
  • same/adjacent key
  • limit to specific genre/s [groups...]
  • custom metadata field xyz

Also, similar to the library request, this would need to work with multi-value metadata as well as custom field metadata, as requested here:



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  • Sûlherokhh
    Sûlherokhh Member Posts: 1,472 Expert

    That's a feature i would really like Traktor to have! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • shamoo!
    shamoo! Member Posts: 22 Helper

    I would like this to be applied to the browser.

    So I pick a song, set it as master hit play. Depeding on my settings (show only same key/adjacent key) all the non-matching songs in the browser disapear.

    I think it would really help speed up the next song selection process.

  • alec.tron
    alec.tron Member Posts: 71 Pro

    Aye - a SmartPlaylist is a node inside the browser, no ? i.e. a filter group (with an attached, mutable logic), populating the visible (browser's) content. [I have a hard time imagining a main browser window workflow though that's not SmartPlaylist based...?]

    In the end it's up to NI to write a solution that's feasible, as well as as practical, and in line with a well designed holistic workflow as the next iteration of the library/browser/metadata workflow in Traktor, ideally.

    Which is what makes the whole library/browser/metadata topic a not so trivial one...


  • shamoo!
    shamoo! Member Posts: 22 Helper

    Yep your right.

    I believe I was thinking of the browser, as I recall in rekord box you dont need to setup a smartplaylist first to have this happen. Click a button on the top or something, been to long since I used that last. But again thats probably just really enabling a filter in the background. Which is the same thing

  • skymakai
    skymakai Member Posts: 13 Member

    Yep... this is why I still use iTunes Smart Playlists. I need Smart Playlists in Traktor to be capable of some basic programming... if this, then that.

  • lord-carlos
    lord-carlos Member Posts: 2,030 Expert

    What's also missing is that you can mix AND and OR.

    (Artistname = Peter OR Artistname = Hans)


    (Genre = yodeling)

    I'm even fine with an "expert mode" that one has to active somewhere hidden, and let us write the query ourself. If that save dev time.

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI Administrator Posts: 2,525 admin

    Hey, thanks a lot for submitting this idea. Unfortunately it didn't receive enough votes over the allotted time. We're closing this post.

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