Learn: Smart Crates

Smart Crates are an efficient way to keep your library in check and managed neatly. Learn how to make the most of them!

To get back to basics, Smart Crates are crates which update their contents using rules based on your track tags. In this article we're going to show you a few cool ways you can use Smart Crates in Serato DJ to manage your music.

To create a smart crate, click the Add Smart Crate button in the left hand side of the main screen.

A popup window will open which allows you to add the rules to fill your smart crate. Click Add Rule to add a rule for the smart crate to match with. 

For each rule you can choose a field to match on from the drop down menu.

Smart Crate Ideas

Using the Comment section as a rule for your smart crates is one of the best ways to get creative when organising your music. The comment tag allows you to apply a customisable tag to the track/file in Serato DJ. I've entered the words 'Heavy Hitter' in the comment section for this track:

Arranging by BPM with smart crates is great quick and easy way to clean up organise your library. A great thing to note is that you can use the smart crate rules to arrange and apply a BPM range it so that the crate will draw and contain tracks your specified.

Below I have applied rules so that this crate will contain tracks with a BPM of 102-105:

What other categories do you use to organise your library by? Let us know below!

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