Library Management

  1. How-to Setup iTunes for DJ Software

    This Article is designed to help you setup iTunes properly before building and organizing your Music Library within the iTunes application. Note: When using DJ software applications, 3rd party programs such as iTunes are not necessarily the best or most reliable way to organize your music Library collection. Ready set go Open iTunes -> Click iTunes Tab in the top...
  2. Migrating Your iTunes Library to Scratch Live

    For those people that have invested a lot of time organizing their music in iTunes, but want to stop relying on iTunes to import their files into Scratch Live, this article is for you. Using iTunes to import your music collection into Scratch Live can be a bit sketchy at times, especially when a new iTunes update is available. This...
  3. Backing up and Restoring Your Scratch Live Library

    This article will explain how to restore your Scratch Live crates in case they may have been deleted or are no longer present in your Scratch Live library as well as explain how to manually create backups of your crate files for safe keeping. The crate files are stored on the drive that you've imported your music from. If you’re...
  4. Preparing and Analyzing Your Files

    Before playing music in Scratch Live, it is essential to analyze your music files. The analyze files function processes the music in your library to detect file corruption, build and save waveform overview to an ID3 tag, and calculate auto-gain and BPM values, if these options are selected. How to Analyze Files: To analyze files you will need to run...
  5. The Most Professional Way to Organize and Manage your Music Library with Scratch Live

    Whether you are on a MAC or PC this would be the most secure and professional way to organize your Music collection for use with Scratch Live:  1. Locate your generic Music folder on the internal HD. - Many times this is located in Mac HD/Users/Music for MAC or Start/Music on Windows. TIP: Feel free to use an external drive...
  6. iTunes Troubleshooting Guide

    Having Scratch Live read your iTunes library can create problems. Whether your iTunes library doesn’t import, tags aren’t getting updated, or files aren’t playable; one of these three steps should solve the issue. Rescanning your id3 tags in iTunes: 1. Close all programs/software running on your computer. 2. Launch your iTunes application. 3. Click on your 'Music' within the "Library...
  7. How-to Consolidate Multiple Scratch Live Libraries

    This article will walk you through the process of consolidating Scratch Live libraries located on multiple drives into one insane-a-byte “mega drive”. 1. Keep Scratch Live closed 2. Starting with your first drive, create a new folder and name it “Hide from SSL”. 3. Locate your music files and folders and drop them all into the “Hide from SSL” folder...
  8. How-to Setup VST/AU Effect Routing With Rane Mixers

    Being able to apply VST, AU, and other DAW effects to audio coming from a typical mixer has been a dream for many ever since hearing the amazing sounds such effects can create. This is now possible with the USB Loop insert on the Rane Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, and Sixty-Eight mixers. Note: We do not recommend running Scratch Live and a...
  9. How-to Create A Different iTunes Library

    Follow these steps to create a different iTunes Library 1. If iTunes is running, quit iTunes. 2. If you are using a Mac, open iTunes and immediately hold down the Alt Option key. 3. If you are using Windows, hold down the Shift key and from the Start menu and choose All Programs > iTunes > iTunes. 4. You should...

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