6. La Biblioteca del Mixxx

6.1. Un cop d’ull a les característiques de la Biblioteca

La Biblioteca del Mixxx

La Biblioteca del Mixxx

The library manages all of your music files. This is where you can find the tracks you want to play and load them into a deck or sampler; see Loading Tracks. Mixxx imports your music library automatically when it is run for the first time, and automatically detects newly added tracks on each subsequent run, see Importing your audio files.

La barra lateral esquerra conté diferents col·leccions de música. La llista ubicada a la dreta mostra les pistes que hi ha en dites col·leccions.

Barra lateral:

  • Cerca: Cerqueu pistes a la vostra biblioteca del Mixxx.

  • Library: View and edit your whole collection.

  • DJ Automàtic: Carregueu cançons automàticament per a mesclar-les de forma desatesa.

  • Playlists: Organize your tracks in sortable lists.

  • Crates: Manage your files in unordered track collections.

  • Browse: Browse and load tracks from your filesystem and connected devices.

  • Enregistraments: Enregistreu les vostres mescles i consulteu els enregistraments anteriors.

  • History: Browse lists of tracks you played in past mixing sessions.

  • Analyze: Prepare your tracks for optimal mixing experience.

  • External Libraries: Access your existing iTunes, Traktor and Rhythmbox libraries.

Llista de pistes:

  • Ordena: Mostra i ordena les col·leccions de pistes segons diferents criteris.

  • Carrega: Arrossegueu le pistes a reproduir a sobre del gràfic d’ona.

  • Editeu: Puntueu les pistes i editeu-ne les propietats.

6.2. Search - Find your tracks

The Search box - Has focus and a search term entered

The Search box - Has focus and a search term entered

The Search box above the sidebar filters the current library view for tracks that match your search query. The library search include some nice search features; go to the chapter Finding Tracks (Search) for details.

6.3. Library - View and edit your whole collection

Library - Icon Library The Library displays a sortable list of all the tracks in your music library.

Personalitzeu la vista

Move columns by clicking in a column header and dragging it to another position. Right-click on a column header to show and hide particular columns. Adjust the column width to fit the contents of the rows by double-clicking on the separator between two column headers.

Ordeneu les pistes

Les pistes queden ordenades per la columna activa. Feu clic a la capçalera de la columna activa per a invertir l’ordre. Feu clic en una altra columna per canviar la columna activa.

Puntueu les pistes

Assegureu-vos que la columna Puntuació no està amagada. Puntueu les pistes fent clic a les estrelles.

Editeu les pistes des de la llista

Mixxx reads metadata from the tracks to fill the columns of the library. To edit this data, double-click on a field. If the field is editable it will become an editable text box. When you are done, hit Enter. The data will be saved to the Mixxx library, but not to the track’s metadata itself.

Carregueu les pistes

To load a track into a deck, you can either drag it to the waveform display or use the context menu. Go to the chapter Loading Tracks for detailed information.

Importeu més pistes

Mixxx imports your music library automatically when it is run for the first time, and automatically detects newly added tracks on each subsequent run. Go to the chapter Importing your audio files for detailed information.

Preescolteu les pistes

To pre-listen to tracks in your headphones without loading them to a regular deck, click the Library - Preview Play icon in the Preview column. Go to the chapter Previewing Tracks for detailed information.

Torneu a escanejar la biblioteca

If you want to manually refresh your library without exiting (for example because you added or moved files) you can do this with Library ‣ Rescan Library in the menu on top of the application window. You can prompt an automatic rescan in Preferences ‣ Library ‣ Rescan on startup.

6.3.1. Menú contextual de la biblioteca

En fer clic amb el botó dret del ratolí sobre les pistes, al llistat de la biblioteca, fareu aparèixer el menú contextual:

  • Add to Auto DJ: Adds the content of the session to the Auto DJ playlist for automatic mixing.

  • Load to Deck/Sampler: Loads a selected file to a deck, sampler or previewdeck. Alternatively simply drag it to the Visualització de gràfics d’ona. Note that you can’t load multiple files at ones.

  • Add to playlist/crate: Add selected tracks to the playlists or crates that you have created before. Alternatively, drag the selection to the playlist or crate in the sidebar.

  • Lock/Unlock BPM: Locks/Unlocks the BPM of selected tracks so you can’t edit them in the track properties. If a BPM is locked, a “lock” icon appears next to the track’s BPM.

  • Clear BPM and Beatgrid: Removes BPM and beatgrid data of selected tracks from the Mixxx libary. After doing this we recommended you analyze the tracks again.

  • Reload Track Metadata: If the track’s metadata changes, e.g. if you used iTunes to edit them, this option lets you load the new values to the Mixxx library.

  • No ho mostris a la biblioteca: Amaga temporalment les pistes seleccionades de la llista principal de la Biblioteca. Les pistes que amagueu es mostraran a les Pistes amagades que s’explica a continuació.

  • Reset Play Count: Marks selected tracks as not played in the current session and set their play counter to zero. The icon in the Played column changes.

  • Open in File Browser: Browse for the selected files in your file manager.

  • Propietats: De manera similar a la edició en línia explicada més amunt, la finestra de propietats permet veure i editar les metadades incloent el títol, l’artista, l’àlbum així com veure la ubicació completa del fitxer. Avís: Tan sols es permet editar una pista cada cop.

Nota

La majoria d’aquestes opcions també estan disponibles a les llistes de fitxers, i altres vistes com el DJ Automàtic, les llistes de reproducció o les caixes.

6.3.2. Pistes perdudes

Novetat de la versió 1.11.

The Missing Tracks view is accessible by expanding the Library tree item in the sidebar. Any tracks that were previously loaded into your library, but were later detected to be missing from your hard disk by Mixxx will appear here. Mixxx does not automatically delete records of missing tracks so that extra metadata Mixxx might have (such as hotcues and the beatgrids) will not be lost if the file is replaced.

Les opcions disponibles:

  • Botó Selecciona-ho tot: Selecciona totes les pistes de la llista.

  • Botó elimina: Elimina les pistes de la Biblioteca del Mixxx, però no les elimina de l’ordinador. Tan sols elimina les metadades que el Mixxx té d’aquesta pista.

6.3.3. Pistes amagades

Novetat de la versió 1.11.

The Hidden Tracks view is also accessible by expanding the Library tree item in the sidebar. Any tracks that were previously loaded into your library, but were later set to be hidden from the library, will appear here. Use the Hide from Library context menu item in the library view to temporarily hide selected tracks.

Les opcions disponibles:

  • Botó Selecciona-ho tot: Selecciona totes les pistes de la llista.

  • Botó Elimina: Elimina les pistes seleccionades de la Biblioteca del Mixxx, però no les elimina de l’ordinador. Tan sols elimina les metadades que el Mixxx té d’aquesta pista.

  • Unhide Button: Removes the selected tracks from the Hidden Tracks view and makes them available in the regular track list again. The tracks appears again in every playlist or crate they were listed before they were hidden.

6.4. DJ Automàtic - Mescleu de manera automatitzada

Library - Icon AutoDJ The Auto DJ queue is a special playlist that contains extra controls for automatic mixing. This is useful for taking a break from live mixing or for using Mixxx as media player.

Novetat de la versió 1.11: Shuffle, Skip track, Fade now, Transition time, and Auto DJ Requeue.

Les opcions del DJ Automàtic:

  • Shuffle button: Shuffles the content of the Auto DJ playlist.

  • Botó Ometre pista: Descarta la pista següent, treient-la de la llista de DJ Automàtic.

  • Botó Esvaeix ara: Inicia la transició cap a la següent pista.

  • Transition time spin-box: Determines the duration of the transition.

  • Botó Activa el DJ Automàtic: Activa o desactiva el DJ Automàtic.

The Skip track and Fade now buttons are only accessible if the Auto DJ mode is enabled. The Search field in the upper left corner is disabled in Auto DJ. By default, Auto DJ removes tracks after playing them but you have the choice of telling it not to by activating the Auto DJ Requeue option in Preferences ‣ Interface.

Suggerència

Put a pause between tracks that are automatically mixed by using a negative value in the Transition time spin-box.

Vegeu també

Per a més informació, aneu al capítol Using Auto DJ for automatic mixing.

6.5. Playlists - Organizing your tracks

Library - Icon Playlist Playlists are ordered lists of tracks that allow you to plan your DJ sets. Some DJs construct playlists before they perform live, but others prefer to build them on-the-fly.

Playlists are not directly loadable into the decks as Mixxx is primarily intended for live, attended performance use. However, you can use the Auto DJ explained below.

  • Create a playlist: Right-click on the Playlists sidebar item and select New playlist. Name the playlist and click OK.

  • Add Tracks: Add tracks to a previously created playlist by dragging-and-dropping a selection of tracks from the library or playlists onto the name of a playlist in the sidebar. Alternatively, use the right-click context menu in the library`s track list.

Right-click on an existing playlist’s name to access the different features in the context menu:

  • Afegeix al DJ Automàtic: Afegeix el contingut de la llista a la cua del DJ Automàtic per a mescles automatitzades.

  • Rename: To rename a playlist, just put in a new playlist name and click OK.

  • Duplica: De vegades voldreu fer una llista nova basada en una llista existent. Seleccioneu la llista que voleu duplicar, trieu Duplica, poseu el nou nom i feu clic a :guilabel`Acceptar`.

  • Bloqueja els canvis: Library - Icon Locked Aquesta icona indica una llista bloquejada. Quan una llista està bloquejada, no s’hi pot afegir pistes, ni canviar el nom o esborrar la llista. Trieu Permet els canvis al menú contextual per treure el bloqueig.

  • Remove: Removes an unlocked playlist. Tracks in the playlist are still available in the library for later use.

  • Import playlist: Import tracks from external playlists to a playlist in various file formats. For more information, go to iTunes, Traktor, Rhythmbox - Using external libraries.

  • Export playlist: Export a playlist in various file formats, such as m3u, pls, or csv. Ideal for processing the data in other applications.

6.6. Crates - Working with track collections

Library - Icon  Crates Crates are unordered collections of tracks, and are similar to playlists. Think of it like a DJ case to organize your favorite vinyls into.

  • Create a crate: Right-click on the Crates sidebar item and select New Crate. Name the crate and click OK.

  • Add Tracks: Add tracks to a previously created crate by drag-and-dropping a selection of tracks from the library or playlists onto the name of a crate in the sidebar. Alternatively use the context menu in the library’s track list.

Feu clic amb el botó dret sobre del nom d’una caixa per a accedir a les següents opcions del menú contextual:

  • Reanomena: Per canviar el nom d’una caixa, escriviu un nou nom i feu clic en Acceptar.

  • Duplica: Igual que amb les llistes de reproducció, també podeu duplicar una caixa existent. Seleccioneu la caixa a duplicar, trieu Duplica, indiqueu el nou nom i feu clic en Acceptar.

  • Bloqueja els canvis: La icona Library - Icon Locked indica una caixa bloquejada. Quan una caixa es bloqueja, no s’hi poden afegir pistes, ni canviar el nom o esborrar la caixa. Trieu Permet els canvis des del menú contextual per a treure el bloqueig.

  • Elimina: Elimina una caixa no bloquejada. Les pistes de la caixa segueixen estant disponibles a la Biblioteca.

  • Import crate: Import tracks from an external playlist to a crate in various file formats.

  • Export crate: Export a crate in various file formats, such as m3u, pls, or csv. Ideal for processing the data in other applications.

6.6.1. Caixes o llistes de reproducció?

Crates are unordered collections of tracks. Unlike playlists, they cannot contain duplicate entries and do not support drack-and-drop within them.

Playlists serve a limited purpose of keeping an ordered list of tracks. You can right-click a playlist to queue it to Auto DJ, so in a sense you can “play” it.

Often DJs keep a playlist of favorites or plan a list of tracks they want to play at a party. In these cases they rarely care about the order since they will likely choose the order at the party based on the dance floor and mood and they certainly don’t want duplicates. This is where crates come in. You can think of them like labels in GMail or Web 2.0 tags for your music.

On the other hand, if you want to specifically plan out a set and practice the transitions you might want to keep an ordering of tracks or repeat them (if you plan to mix a track back in later on) so in that situation you could use a playlist.

6.7. Browse - Loading remote tracks

Library - Icon Browse Browse mode works like a file-manager and allows you to load tracks that are not necessarily already in your Mixxx library.

Click the Browse sidebar item to navigate the computer and find your music. Depending on your operating system, the music will usually be found in the “My Music” or “Music” folder. Drag the files you want to import to the Library - Icon Library Library icon or directly to the Visualització de gràfics d’ona.

Nota

Currently you can drag only files but not folders to the Mixxx library.

6.8. Enregistraments

Library - Icon Recordings In this section of the library you can start and stop recordings well as view previous recordings and the dates they were made.

Vegeu també

Per a més informació, aneu a Recording your Mix.

6.9. History - Keep track of your last sessions

Novetat de la versió 1.11.

Library - Icon History The history section automatically keeps a list of tracks you play in your DJ sets. This is handy for remembering what worked in your DJ sets, posting set-lists, or reporting your plays to licensing organizations. Every time you start Mixxx, a new history section is created. If you don’t play a track during the current session, it will be discarded.

Library - Icon History current session Aquesta icona indica la sessió actual.

Click on the History icon in the sidebar to switch to the History view, then right-click on a sessions name to access the different features:

  • Afegeix-ho a la cua del DJ Automàtic: Afegeix el contingut de les session a la cua del DJ Automàtic per a mescles automàtiques.

  • Rename: Rename a session, default is the calendar date (YYYY-MM-DD).

  • Remove: Remove a previous session, but not the locked sessions or even the current session.

  • Lock: Protect a previous session against accidental merge and deletion. An icon indicates a locked session.

  • Join with previous: Join the current history session with a previous one.

  • Export playlist: Export a session in various file formats, ideal for processing the data in other applications.

6.10. Analyze - Preparing your tracks

Library - Icon Analyze Mixxx automatically analyzes tracks the first time you load them in a deck, nevertheless it is recommended that you analyze them before playing live with them to ensure the beatgrids are correct. Furthermore, track analysis takes considerable CPU power and might cause skips in the audio — things you surely don’t need while performing.

The Analyze view allows you to run BPM and beatgrid detection on tracks in advance. Waveforms are generated as part of the analysis as well.

Canviat a la versió 1.11: Shows the progress in percentage and total queue length while analyzing.

The Analyze features in detail:

  • All / New: Allows you to view a list of either all tracks in the library or tracks added to the library within the last 7 days.

  • Select All: Selects all tracks in the current view.

  • Analyze: Starts the detection on the selected tracks.

Vegeu també

For more information, go to BPM and Beat Detection.

6.11. iTunes, Traktor, Rhythmbox - Using external libraries

Library - Icon iTunes The iTunes (Windows/Mac OS X), Library - Icon Traktor Traktor (Windows/Mac OS X), and Library - Icon Rhythmbox Rhythmbox (GNU/Linux) views allow you to use the music libraries you have created in these applications. You can access music and playlists. If available, Mixxx automatically loads the external libraries from their default locations on your hard drive.

Feu clic amb el botó dret sobre la icona iTunes de la biblioteca i seleccioneu Seleccioneu la biblioteca per a carregar el fitxer iTunes Music Library.xml des d’una ubicació diferent. Seleccioneu Utilitza la biblioteca per defecte per a reiniciar-ho.

Novetat de la versió 1.11.

  • Right-click on a iTunes/Rhythmbox/Traktor playlist and choose Import Playlist to import it to be a regular Mixxx playlist.

  • If you have an iTunes configuration file (*.xml) from a Windows or Mac partition mounted in Linux, you can load it and use your iTunes tracks and playlists.

Vegeu també

You can disable external libraries in Prefences ‣ Library.