6. A Biblioteca do Mixx

6.1. Visão geral dos recursos da Bilbioteca

A Biblioteca do Mixx

A Biblioteca do Mixx

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.

A barra lateral na esquerda contêm diferentes coleções de música. A visualização da lista de faixas na direita mostra as faixas nessas coleções.

Barra Lateral:

  • Pesquise: Procur por faixas na sua biblioteca do Mixxx.

  • Library: View and edit your whole collection.

  • Auto DJ: Automaticamente carrega e faz transição de faixas para mixagem sem acompanhamento.

  • 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.

  • Gravações: Grave sua mixagem e veja suas gravações anteriores.

  • 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.

Lista de Faixas:

  • Ordene: Mostre e ordene as coleções de faixas por diferentes critérios.

  • Carregue: Arraste as faixas que você quer tocar para o mostrador de onda.

  • Edite: Avalie as faixas e edite as propriedades das faixas.

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.

Personalizando a visualização

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.

Ordenando Faixas

As faixas são ordenadas automaticamente pela coluna ativa. Clique em um topo de coluna ativo para inverter a ordenagem. Clique em outro topo de coluna para mudar a coluna ativa.

Avaliando faixas

Esteje certo de que a coluna Avaliação não está escondida. Avalie faixas ao clicar nas estrelas do campo de avaliação.

Edição de Faixas na Linha

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.

Carregando faixas

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.

Importando faixas

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.

Pré-escutando faixas

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.

Reexaminar a 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. Menu de contexto da lista de faixas

Clicando com o lado direito nas faixas selecionadas na lista de faixas revela o menu de contexto:

  • 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 Mostradores de Onda. 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.

  • Hide from Library: Temporarily hides selected tracks from the track list. Hidden tracks are listed in the Hidden Tracks menu item which is explained below.

  • 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.

  • Properties: Similar to inline editing explained above, the properties dialog allows you to view and edit metadata such as title, artist, album, and view the full file name and path. Note that you can not edit multiple files at once.

Nota

A maioria dos itens do menu de contexto também estão disponíveis nas listas de arquivo das outras visualizações como no Auto DJ, nas Listas de Reproduções, e nas Caixas.

6.3.2. Músicas Faltando

Novo na versão 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.

As funcionalidades em detalhe:

  • Botão de Selecionar Tudo: Seleciona todas as faixas na visualização atual.

  • Botão Eliminar: Elimina as faixas selecionadas da biblioteca do Mixxx, mas não remove elas do seu computador. Isso vai deletar todos os metadados que o Mixxx tem da faixa.

6.3.3. Músicas Escondidas

Novo na versão 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.

As funcionalidades em detalhe:

  • Botão de Selecionar Tudo: Seleciona todas as faixas na visualização atual.

  • Botão Eliminar: Elimina as faixas selecionadas da biblioteca do Mixxx, mas não remove elas do seu computador. Isso vai deletar todos os metadados que o Mixxx tem da faixa.

  • 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. Auto DJ - Automatize a sua mixagem

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.

Novo na versão 1.11: Shuffle, Skip track, Fade now, Transition time, and Auto DJ Requeue.

As funcionalidades do Auto DJ em detalhe:

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

  • Botão Pular faixa: Pula a próxima faixa da lista de reprodução do Auto DJ.

  • Botão Desvanecer agora: Começa a transição para a próxima faiax.

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

  • Botão Ativar Auto DJ: Liga/Desliga o modo Auto DJ.

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.

Dica

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

Ver também

Para mais informação, vá para o capítulo 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:

  • Adicionar ao Auto DJ: Adiciona o conteúdo da lista de reprodução à fila do Auto DJ para mixagem automática.

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

  • Duplicar: Algumas vezes você quer construir uma lista de reprodução baseado em uma existente. Selecione a lista de reprodução que você quer duplicar, escolha Duplicar Lista de Reprodução, nomeie a nova lista de reprodução e clique OK.

  • Travar: Library - Icon Locked Esse ícone indica uma lista de reprodução travada. Se uma lista de reprodução é travada, você não pode adicionar faixas, renomear ou deletar a lista de reprodução. Escolha Destravar no menu de contexto para destravar a lista de reprodução.

  • 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.

Clique com o lado direito em um nome de caixa existente para acessar diferentes funcionalidades no menu de contexto:

  • Renomear: Para renomear uma caixa, digite o novo nome da caixa e clique OK.

  • Duplicar: Como nas listas de reprodução, você pode duplicar uma caixa existente. Selecione a caixa que você quer duplicar, escolha Duplicar Caixa, nomeie a nova caixa e clique OK.

  • Travar: Library - Icon Locked Esse ícone indica uma caixa travada. Se uma caixa é travada, você não pode adicionar faixas, renomear ou deletar a lista de reprodução. Escolha Destravar no menu de contexto para destravar a caixa.

  • Remover: Remove uma caixa destravada. As faixas na caixa ainda vão estar disponíveis na biblioteca para uso futuro.

  • 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. Caixas vs. Listas de Reprodução

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 Mostradores de Onda.

Nota

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

6.8. Gravações

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.

Ver também

Para mais informação, vá para Recording your Mix.

6.9. History - Keep track of your last sessions

Novo na versão 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 Esse ícone indica a sessão atual.

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:

  • Adicionar ao Auto DJ: Adiciona o conteúdo da sessão à fila do Auto DJ para mixagem automática.

  • 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.

Alterado na versão 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.

Ver também

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.

Clique com o lado direito no ícone do iTunes na árvore da Biblioteca e selecione Escolher Biblioteca para carregar o iTunes Music Library.xml de um lugar diferente. Selecione Usar Biblioteca Padrão para resetar.

Novo na versão 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.

Ver também

You can disable external libraries in Prefences ‣ Library.