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ChrstnMchl
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Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Atlanta

Thanks again for this advice. I play multiple genres so this has been extremely helpful. My cue is constantly full now. I am racking up a huge collection of favorites. My hold bin is packed. My workday is awesome because I am listening to music all day now.

I once thought Beatport was burdensome and now it seems so easy. Your advice should have been obvious. Now my biggest concern is that I have too much GOOD music to choose from. I seldom hear the random junk I was before either.

I'm sure once I make it through all of the artist top tens it will calm down some, then it will just be all of the artist and label new releases, but right now, I am inundated with quality tunes. And, thanks to the hold bin I don't have to pass up on ANYTHING. I can just buy it later if and when it seems more relevant to a future gig.

I kinda wish my cue would carry over from computer to computer like my cart and hold bin do, but it kinda helps having more cue lists as well. I listen to everything at work and add stuff to my hold bin. On the weekend I listen to my hold bin at home on my 12" monitors to make the final decision to buy. So, I can keep my work cue going uninterrupted and have a different cue at home more directed at exact purchases. Its kinda like my work computer has my hold bin cue and my home computer has my purchase cue...

Any, props and thanks again. I never fell out of love with the music, but since I finally made the switch to Traktor and now understand how to use Beatport, I am deeply, madly, in love with music.


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Targus28
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Registered: May 2011
Location: england

great advice, thanks (:

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sikele
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Registered: Jun 2007
Location: Corfu, Greece

nice thread

I dont know which is worse it`s worse
Beatport recommendations or beatport`s search engine.

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Blazeo
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Good advice! Cheers!


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StevenHays
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Registered: Mar 2013
Location: Tampa, Florida

This is so spot on. Since getting back into DJing this past month, I've relied heavily on Beatport for music versus the days of Release Records, Chemical Records, Dance Records, Juno, etc. for exclusive vinyl. If it made vinyl you knew it was good enough to be pressed. What I thought was great was all of the access you have available now, but to this thread's point there is so much sh*t out there being produced and sent to Beatport. I can spend hours and only come away with 1 or 2 tracks.

Great thread man.

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ptrpaul77
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Registered: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA

If you use Beatport Pro on a Mac, here's another tip that may not have occurred to some. Go into your previously downloaded tracks and sort by label. Look for labels that you've purchased from multiple times - yet don't follow - and follow them. The Beatport Manager is a pop-up window so cross-referencing your downloads list with labels you follow is easy (it's a pity the labels you follow aren't color-coded in the downloads list - that would be even better. Next update perhaps?) Thanks to Beatport Pro, I discovered that I'd purchased tracks from a few labels that I wasn't following. You can do this with artists too to see if any have fallen through the cracks.

And you can use this feature to cross-reference with the labels you follow to see if there are any that you've never bought from, and stop following them to cut down on the number of tracks you have to sift through each week.

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Metamorph
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Registered: May 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Credit Card Spam

BeatPort charged my card four times for one fairly large order. Suffice to say I am about to cancel credit card authorization and BeatPort account.

Contacted them and waiting for refund which will take a lot longer than than they took to charge my card

My lawyer is sharpening his pencil.

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Paradox Lost
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Registered: Aug 2007
Location: San Francisco

I would also definitely include Soundcloud and (to a lesser extent) Bandcamp as other media sources to look into when you come across an artist/track you like on Beatport, as the artist will often host in full their entire discography (which often isn't on Beatport) on either of those sites.


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kyl33
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Registered: Jun 2013
Location: Chicago, USA

Thanks for the tips. I don't think I'll be buying things from Beatport, however; it's too expensive when there's the same song (and same quality) available for a lower price. I'll buy stuff if it's exclusive to Beatport, I guess.

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wizniz
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good tips m8


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klappa
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Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Írebro, Sweden

quote:
Originally posted by ptrpaul77
If you use Beatport Pro on a Mac, here's another tip that may not have occurred to some. Go into your previously downloaded tracks and sort by label. Look for labels that you've purchased from multiple times - yet don't follow - and follow them. The Beatport Manager is a pop-up window so cross-referencing your downloads list with labels you follow is easy (it's a pity the labels you follow aren't color-coded in the downloads list - that would be even better. Next update perhaps?) Thanks to Beatport Pro, I discovered that I'd purchased tracks from a few labels that I wasn't following. You can do this with artists too to see if any have fallen through the cracks.

And you can use this feature to cross-reference with the labels you follow to see if there are any that you've never bought from, and stop following them to cut down on the number of tracks you have to sift through each week.


That's a really good tip!

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