Health Checks

Rekordcloud can perform health checks on your library. With these you can easily fix things and create order and structure in your library.

Some health checks need access to your music files and are found in the Companion App.

Tracks without playlists

This will scan your library for any tracks aren't found in any playlist. This is ideal for DJs that have all their tracks organized in playlists. Any tracks found here can be exported into a new playlist.

Duplicate tracks in playlists

This will scan your all your playlists for any duplicate tracks. You can then see which tracks are found multiple times in which playlist and choose to remove them if you want.

Note that duplicates are based on their reference to a track. This means that two tracks in two different locations with the same artist and title are still considered different tracks.

Duplicate file scanner

The Duplicate File Scanner scans all your music files in your library and compares them based on the audio signature. This way truly identical audio duplicates are found. This even works with different file types. If you have an MP3 and a WAV with the same audio, the duplicate file scanner will match them and lets you choose which one you want to keep.

Only tracks that are 15 minutes or less in duration are scanned by audio signature. The audio signatures are stored on your computer so the first scan may take longer but subsequent scans will be much faster.

The Duplicate File Scanner also checks your files for duplicate artist/title combinations. These results will not have an exact audio signature match but the artist/title check is pretty strict so they are usually the same file. To recognize these artist/title combinations, your tags need to be clean. Consider using Smart Fixes to make sure your titles are as clean as possible.

You can recognize the artist/title results by a single checkmark. You can recognize audio signature matches by a double checkmark.

Shortcuts

In the results screen, you can Shift+Click a file path to play that file with your default audio player. You can Shift+Ctrl+Click or Shift+Cmd+Click a file path to open it's containing folder.

Tag & cue merging

You can tell rekordcloud to keep one file but use the cue points and tags of another file. You can do this by selecting the Use these tags & cues option on a duplicate file in the result screen.

If the match was based on a artist/title combination (so not an exact audio signature match), you can still merge tags & cues but the cue points may not be in the exact right place. This is because the tracks may not be the exact same duration (sometimes silence is added to the start of audio files) and this can offset the cue point positions.

Tag & cue copying

You can tell rekordcloud to copy all tags and cues from one track to all other duplicate tracks without deleting them. Do this by selecting Use these tags & cues and then clicking the lock icon.

This is especially useful if you have multiple versions (e.g. MP3 and FLAC) of the same file and you want the same cues on all versions.

Tracks that have duplicates only in the same folder and without the same amount of cues are sorted to the top to make this process easier.

Preselection

Rekordcloud intelligently pre-selects files in the result screen. It gives priority to higher bitrate tracks. If a lower bitrate track has more cues than a higher bitrate track, then the higher bitrate track is chosen to keep but with the other cues and tags.

Re-importing in your DJ software

After you've used the scanner, your DJ software will still contain links to old files that no longer exist. You can let the DJ software automatically remove these files for you. You can also delete your entire library before importing everything, then all old files will be gone too. The former method is better because you won't need to re-analyze all your files.

You can find the Duplicate File Scanner in the Companion App.

Unused file scanner

The Unused File Scanner scans a folder of your choice and displays all files in that folder and all subfolders that are not in use by your DJ software. This is a really easy way to get rid of files you don't use and can save you tons of space too.

You should select the parent folder that contains all your music.

Make sure you review the results of the scan since it may contain files you don't want to throw away. There's no way to undo after you delete so make sure you have a backup.

File extensions

By default, it will scan for all file extensions. But you may want to restrict this to only audio files or exclude all audio files. Just select Include or Exclude and enter the file extensions you want to keep.

Special folders

Some common DJ folders are filtered and are not scanned. These are the following: _Serato_, Traktor, PioneerDJ and rekordcloud in your Music folder.

You can find the Unused File Scanner in the Companion App.

Text report

After deleting your files (if you chose to do so), a report is generated in the Documents/rekordcloud folder. This report contains a list of all files that were deleted.

You can also save the scanned file paths as a text file without deleting anything. This can be very useful if you want to use these file paths in a different program or write your own script to handle these files.

Broken file scanner

The Broken File Scanner scans your music files and checks if every file exists and all audio files are playable. If this is not the case, the file is considered broken.

You can let rekordcloud remove broken files from your library and computer. The broken tracks will also be removed from your playlists.

Text report

After deleting your files (if you chose to do so), a report is generated in the Documents/rekordcloud folder. This report contains a list of all files that were deleted. It also shows which playlist contained which file that was deleted.

This report is created so you can easily replace these tracks with working versions.

You can also save the broken file paths as a text file without deleting anything.

Re-importing in your DJ software

After you've used the scanner, your DJ software will still contain links to old files that no longer exist. You can let the DJ software automatically remove these files for you. You can also delete your entire library before importing everything, then all old files will definitely be gone.

You can find the Broken File Scanner in the Companion App.