As Dj’s all over the world slowly begin their exploration of the Traktor remix decks, the popularity of remix packs and loops is gaining some momentum. As we start to delve a little deeper, certain aspects of the remix decks are revealing themselves, this has lead some Traktor Tips readers to a few questions about Loops.
Why will my Loops not AutoSave?
Traktor has a built in sampler and as a result users are able to record loops ranging from a small 1/32th of a beat to a 32 bar loop. This loop can then be placed in a remix deck and used as a part of a remix set. As default Traktor is set to automatically save all loops into the track collection and saves them on your hard drive as a .wav file.
One reader asked:
Why are only some of my loops saving?
As it turns out in order for the loop to autosave, the loop must be played at least 3 times and with the volume up for it to be recognized and saved into your samples folder.
But I don’t want my Loops to AutoSave…
No problem. I have produced the video below to show you how you can simply turn off your autosaving of loops.
Change the default settings
As these loops are saved as .wav files, they can take up quite a bit of space on your hard drive and as you play around with your remix decks, you may not be creating great loops that you wish to use later. Also, sometimes it can be annoying to see all these loops appear in your track collection. It’s like having your records out of place. So if you would like to tidy up your collection of all these random loops, the fix is simple:
- Head into Prefs
- Head to File Management
- Uncheck ‘Save created Loops and Samples automatically’
Done! Now you’re track collection won’t be littered with useless loops and your hard drive won’t begin to fill up with audio samples that you may never need to use.
Remember – You may at somepoint want to create loops and samples to use in future sets, it takes no genius to figure out that you must remember to turn this setting back on if you want to save these loops.
Saving the loops when not in Auto Save Mode
You are able to drag the samples from the remix deck into the track collection below the decks. This only works if the remix deck is in full mode and you drag to the actual list of tracks. You can not drag it into the folder tree. Also if you are building a remix set, you could build the set and then save the whole remix set. To do this:
- Click on the title of the Remix Set Deck and give your set a name
- Click on the letter of the deck (e.g.. the big ‘D’ in the corner of deck D)
- Select ‘Save Remix Set’
- The loops will all save under the remix set title