25 August, 2014
Pro Tip: Emojis in your librariez!
Do you own a Mac (and are running at least OS X 10.7 or above)? Is your Serato library in need of cute pics? How about Emoji icons (YES EMOJIS) in your Library!
Like a lot of other Mac applications, you can add Emoji icons into a field where text is entered. In your Serato library, Emojis are perfect for customising crate names, song titles and you can even create your own rating system within in the comments column of your Serato Library.
To use emoji's in your Serato Library...
1. Firstly, you'll need to have a your Serato software and a word processing / text editing application open - TextEdit is great for this.
2. With TextEdit open, click on EDIT in the top panel and select Special Characters in the drop down. Alternatively, hit the ALT + CMND + T keys. The Special Characters window will now appear.
3. In the first panel, select Emoji in the list and then select the type of emoji before searching through to find the ones you like. From here, drag and drop them to your TextEdit document.
4. Locate the field you'd like to enter them in, then copy and paste your emojis from the TextEdit application into the field in Serato DJ.
Emojis with Crates
Emojis as Rating System
Emojis with Track Title
YES!!! that's where i do all my tagging.
the right way would be Serato read iTunes Star field!
I just tested and its working ok.
When I play tracks with emojis in the comment, they change into ASCII stuff. To prevent this, have to add a space ( ) in front the emojis. Then they stay as they are.
Could be worse but a fix should be no deal. Thx!
OSX 10.9.5 & SDJ 1.7.1
yes it does!
yes it does!
Thanks man. I was worried they would get scrambled or disappear when you rescan id3 tags. The only thing I see kinda bad is you can't sort in iTunes using emojis
I use serato on most gigs, but occasionally I'll use competitors products.
Does anybody know if this works in Traktor / Cross / Recordbox?
i use a macro text portable app (ArsClip--but there are countless others) and have macro keys set:
i set ctrl+alt + NumPad 1-5 as macro texts with the corresponding amount of stars and use that to rate (or more often, REVISE a track's star-rating) as i go throughout some of my longer sets.
Now some of these comments just disappear, either partially or complete as soon I start playing a track.
I have a important gig tomorrow and planned to improve my collection with this symbols. Great :(
This is happening to me now - still no fix for this??
just fire up your character map (type 'charmap' in the run prompt) and look at the non-keyboard glyphs available for your system display font (usually going off of Segoe UI works)
if you select the character you can copy/paste or note the ASCII code it gives you when selected
i.e. the " Σ " symbol can be achieved by holding down 'alt' and then inputting 228 via the 10-key pad (you'll have to activate this using your laptop's fn key most likely if you don't have a laptop with a 10-key on the right--i find these impossible to live without, though.. you can even buy cheap usb ones for a few bucks at Target/etc)
what makes this insanely helpful to me is, since Serato's search function searches the entire tag instead of just the name/title field--you can tag your tracks in whichever column you think is the best fit and when you do a search for just "Σ"--then only the files you have tagged with that show up.
hope that helps?! it's certainly proven pretty indispensable for me; being that i have multiple weekly residencies where i play vastly different and specific genres at each.
i know this may seem like pure mania to some--but i function so infinitely better since coming up with this system--especially the several weekend nights per month i do at one of my residencies where i play basically open to close and can run upwards of 6 hours total... >___<
hopefully, my manic ways will make at least one other DJ's life out there easier...!
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