Traktor Introduces Colour Coding of Tracks

It’s been a long time since Native Instruments made any significant update to their flagship DJ software Traktor. Just recently they spewed out a very minimal change, that may or may not seem useful.

Color Coding, or Colour coding, if you wanna spell it the “proper” way”, has been introduced to the track browser.

Now you are able to introduce a “Color” column in the browser by right clicking on the bowser title bar and selecting “Color”.

Once you have the column in place, you can right click that column and select one of several colours to attach to that track.

Search using colour

You can click the drop down arrow in the search bar, elect ‘color’ and type the colour you want to see.
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As we already have multiple ways of labelling and categorizing tracks, you would have to think carefully about how you’d like to use this colour labelling. Perhaps you use it for stems, for example, Bass is Blue, mids are Yellow and highs are Green, Vocals are Red, whatever you feel works.

Or perhaps you can simply use them to colour code the tracks based on what time of night is best to play them, grading them from green being early in the night right through to red being big mainsheet bangers. However you want to use them, is up to you. At least you know have another way of organizing your tracks.

Please share with others in the comments below how you plan on using the colour coding, I’d be interested in seeing what you folks think.


4 thoughts on “Traktor Introduces Colour Coding of Tracks

  1. Hello my name is jimmy i try to right click for color coding in tracktor z2 mixer i do not see it what to do and i have turntables please help me

  2. Hey Alan,

    Hope you are enjoying legal cannabis in Canada now! Lol. I just purchased the new Traktor s2 m3. I also have an F1 and feel like the hardware transition is perfect for my needs recording sets and doing house parties and medium size events.

    I am trying to find a tutorial or info about transferring my music library and settings from my Traktor s2 m1 on the same computer. Should be straight forward but I download from several sources, use iTunes to organize, process with Platinum Notes and MIK etc etc…without a step-by-step tutorial Yet I am paralyzed that I’m going to totally mess up having 2 different Traktor programs on my laptop…Also, do I delete old program or keep it with old hardware on a thumb drive? Any advice for keeping music organized in a way it makes sense moving forward? As I mentioned, I can’t find any info about transferring software except to a new computer.

    Thanks in advance for whatever advice you might have.


    1. Hey man – sorry I’ve been so long on the reply here. Very rarely check in these days. Hope you’ve managed to find a solution. I’m sure you could use the exact same library on e second version of Traktor by simply pointing your libraries to the same location.
      Hope you’re well.

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