Well this weekend i had some gigs at the local club, and everything went ok for a while.
Then the nightmare sat in.
1st. all my wavetables (Analyze data) was corrupted, included with shortcuts to different folders.Personally i hate Itunes and the way its setup, i make folders and put my stuff in them sorted after HI,MID,LO bpms. but when the shortcuts are gone, try to search for every fkkin tune, every single time. Not going to happen. simple as that.
When the CDJs (2000 / Nxs/Nxs2) looses the connection with either Pro link or corrupt SC cards / Usb you get a disaster on your hands.
Sure its up to the Venueowners or the renting-company to get their **** sorted i know.
2nd. Then the covers were in the wrong folders and the tracks showed the wrong waveforms, which ended up in stoppage of the music, emergency loop came to the rescue and i had a corrupted 300$ SSD hard-drive on my hands that i could not use.
Thankfully i never travel lightly, so i had both usb memory and SD cards with me.
3rd. now to the part that makes me real angry when it comes to Rekordbox. well no biggie i thought i just load up my BACKUP that i made maybe a three months back. uh uh, guess what?. C:O:R:R:U:P:T as well.
Heres the thing. some of my music on my sc corrupted hard-drive, just vanished, could not be found. but i have spare drives with some similar playlists. but because of the copy-protection and corrupt backup, im now in LIMBO.
What the Pioneer techs should do instead of making the playlist impossible to copy or move because you dont have a complete collection in Rekordbox. you should put a digital watermark (KEY) on the drive itself, and if it is crosschecked with the database thats inside rekordbox, you can copy. make it like Apple. Lock the drive to one or two computers so we at least can transfer our playlists if we dont have backups that work.
One more thing, there need to be a function so we can print out our playfolders as well as playlists. as of now i only can export my playlists via M3U or TXT files. To be able to export my folders as well would help alot, trying to recreate my lost data. cause i have some playlists that i can use still.
To put it short, right now im FKKED bigtime.
Have to remake everything. cause my backups are useless.
Please make it happen, this is a VITAL function if you dont want people to skip RBX all together.
I Personally have remade my Backups several times in the past so i know for a fact its a dodgy process.
Im using several versions of the program, everything from 3.3 - 4.1.2
"Have you talked to the techs on the possibility of what virus in the software / computers can do with firmware on the players and mixers. cause anything with an IO port / connection can be hacked"
My computers checked 100% clean, and i use dual firewalls, and my Master-computer its not even hooked up to internet. So the trouble lies elsewhere.
Hardware used in the club.
CDJ 2000 Nxs
DJM 900 Nxs
Media that i use.
Flac, Wav, Mp3 (Wave and CBR-Mp3 on NXS)
Only SSD Drives from Intel, Samsung (brand new)
SD / USB Cards from Sandisk and Transcend. 16/32/64gb
Oh one more thing, you need to make it possible to reanalyse already exported playlists in case of that backups or collection are missing in the computer.
"I dont really understand all this fear about pirating music, and why it must have such an negative impact on us serious users, as of now, it dont protect much, so even if someone steal your drive, they can collect your music as it dont take really much effort. And those people dont care about playlists or RBX anyways.