I saw the youtube videos of Rekord Buddy and thought that I would have one software, one sync button and be able to do updates both in Serato and in Rekordbox, sounded fantastic since I use both Softwares with different turntables. Since Rekordbuddy only works for Mac I have spent 14 hours moving both Serato and Rekordbox with their libraries to a MacBook and also bought and installed Rekordbuddy 2.1.34.
After a lot of confusion and reading the forums I realised that the function that triggered me to buy Rekordbuddy doesn’t exist anymore (the Sync function replaced by drag n drop). I have also read your threads about supporting one version so instead of going in to that discussion once more I just want to say that considering adding an automatic sync button would be highly appreciated by me along with many other users as it seems. Getting sync back is my biggest wish!
How ever, with the current situation and version, here is some improvement suggestions:
I had a tree structure in Serato with a host crate e.g. “Heavy House” that has sub-crates under itself e.g. Mashups, remixes etc. This created a top folder in Rekordbox called “Heavy House” with playlists under, so far so good. But what Rekordbuddy also did was to create a playlist “Heavy house” which contained all the combined tracks from all the playlists (Mashup and remix playlist) with the same name as the top folder in Rekordbox which means that all the top folders are now have an additional “2” in the name e.g. Heavy House 2. This meant a whole lot of renaming which lead me to this improvement suggestions:
Being able to delete all marked playlists at once. Why? Because when you use the drag n drop workflow and have renamed all playlists in rekordbuddy section in Rekordbuddy software and wants to drag them to the Rekordbox section, you will end up with the renamed folders to be added, but the old ones named 2 will still be there (since rekordbuddy don’t determine that folder has changed name), so now you have three versions of the same playlists. Hence you need to first delete all your playlist for every change and then drag a totally new set down to rekordbox playlist section (in Rekordbuddy) and if you for every time / every change need to delete playlist by playlist its very time consuming.
Highlight changes. For us who use different hardware turntables with different softwares, we might do changes in both softwares. With the drag n drop workflow you need to keep track on what you have changed in Serato vs Rekordbox in the field and then go back and re-create this in Rekordbox. The risk of inconsistency and missing things is overhanging.