All good tips. I’m especially keen to avoid being paralysed! That’s what I found really difficult about DJing with streaming. I found that I’d have a few tracks in mind, but quickly run out of direction and end up stopping.
With vinyl I have my own system with is a sort of blend of year/label (think I might find a way to include label in file name if it doesn’t get too unwieldy, or the Denon software’s metadata doesn’t make it easy to quickly look at labels). When I do a mix, I tend to flick through and pull out anything that might go into the mix I have in mind, then dry running here and there to figure out the final set list. I think I need to go about digital sets similarly with playlists.
I’ve heard FLAC mentioned as a favoured file format in lots of places. I’m not quite sure why, but I have this sense of it being a bit esoteric. I’ve never made a FLAC file in my life, but creating WAVs seems like overkill.
Does a better PC rip CDs faster? Or is that a pretty standard procedure? I pulled out everything I need to work through and hopefully can do an hour hear and there while also messing about with the Prime GO, which has arrived already. Will need to wait until after kiddy bedtime to play with it, though.