My Rekord Buddy Version: v2.2b4
My OS Version: Windows 10 Pro (1903)
Resolution: 1920 * 1080
Pre-conditions to understand my current setup:
- I have two databases succesfully imported in Rekord Buddy: one for Rekordbox (user location, E-drive) and one for Serato (on Local Disk, E-drive).
- My Rekordbox xml is my master database. From here, I drag-dropped all tracks from Rekordbox (user location) to Serato (on Local drive), closed Rekord Buddy and saved the changes.
- This went excellent. All tracks, playlists, beatgrids, cue-points, and loops are converted to Serato. I have now two functional copies of my music library running (one for Rekordbox, one for Serato).
Understanding the goal I want to achieve:
My goal of this setup is to do some advanced beatgrid editing in Serato and to import these beatgrids back in my master system (Rekordbox). Rationale behind this goal: Serato is much better for beatgrid editing than Rekordbox when you are working with old music with fluctuating bpm accross the whole track (all music made withouth drum computers, live music, etc.). Once finished beatgridding, I want to import the newly, preciously made beatgrid back to Rekordbox. Rekordbox is the system I use for dj-ing (using a Pioneer DDJ-1000).
Steps required to reproduce the problem:
Beatgrid one single track in Serato Dj: Dolly Parton - 9 to 5. The track had no cue-points, i’ve added three cue points. The file is a *.flac file.
Save the beatgrid in Serato Dj and close Serato Dj
Open Rekord Buddy
Drag-drop this single music file from Serato (on Local Drive) to Rekordbox (user location).
Close Rekord Buddy and save the changes.
Open Rekordbox, navigate to rekordbox xml, and drag-drop the music file back into the Rekordbox collection.
Load the track in the Rekordbox player. The beatgrid and the three cue points are now succesfully transfered and I can dj with this. I am so very, very happy with this!! This was my whole goal of buying Rekord Buddy. I’ve now a working setup to create nice beatgrids for older songs in Serato and I am able to play them with the Pioneer Dj hardware using Rekordbox. My compliments for this!
Now the weird thing: after closing Rekordbox , I am opening Rekord Buddy again.
In Rekord Buddy, I’m opening Rekordbox (user location). I get the error as showed below (“corrupted data”).
After closing Rekord Buddy and saving the changes, and reopening Rekord Buddy again, the message is not appearing anymore. The rekordbox (user location) within Rekord Buddy contains all the correct beatgrid metadata for this track (yes, a lot of grid markers, exactly what I did in step 1):
- After reimporting my track again within Rekordbox (step 6 above) and playing the song (step 7), everything is also fine.
- In other words, it seems that the error is only showing once after importing a change from Serato to Rekordbox. After that, steps 8, 9, 10 are not generating the error anymore.
What I expected to happen:
The error in step 9 not occuring.
What actually happens instead:
The error occured in step 9.