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Robert Borchardt

14 Mar, 2017 08:24 PM

I am wondering if there is the best way to create playlist within a few years of song I select. I am wondering if maybe I am not doing thic correctly. I am also noticing duplicates of songs in the playlist is there a new video out there showing how to use this the best??

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 15 Mar, 2017 08:29 AM

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    Hey Robert,

    are you familiar with ?

    It explains most of the song matching mechanisms in beaTunes. To create a list "around" a certain release year, I would create a new ruleset with heavy emphasis on the "Year of Publication" rule. Then select one song that represents the playlist best and use it to start a match list. In the match list dialog, make sure to select your new ruleset.

    Alternatively, select your seed song, then "New Matchlist" and in the filter section of the match list dialog, add a filter that limits the results to the desired range (see attached screenshot).

    Hope this helps,


  2. 2 Posted by Robert J Borcha... on 17 Mar, 2017 08:19 PM

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    Hendrik, I have not used the analysis or the other feature of the program will that jeopardize matching? The reason why is when I did run it once it was asking to change the integrity of the files etc which I didn’t want the program to do because in the end Traktor software is what I use and I have noticed if a file is messed with after import it reacts flaky.

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 18 Mar, 2017 06:44 PM

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    Hendrik, I have not used the analysis or the other feature of the program will that jeopardize matching?

    If you didn't do any analysis, beaTunes will only take existing tags into account when matching.

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