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Import Library

Import Options

These options are available when you import a library from a DJ app.

Merge into current library

Merging allows you to merge multiple libraries from (different) DJ apps into Lexicon. When enabled, no tracks or playlists will be deleted. Tracks that already exist will be updated with the fields from the imported track.

Only new tracks & playlists

Only available when the merge option is enabled.

With this option enabled, only tracks and playlists that did not yet exist in Lexicon will be added. No tracks will be updated.

Specific fields

Only available when the merge option is enabled.

This allows you to select the fields you want to import into your existing tracks. This is especially useful if you want to use a DJ app for only the beatgrid it generates, or any other field you are interested in. By default, all fields are selected.

Importing Your Rekordbox 6 Library

Lexicon has direct integration into the Rekordbox 6 database.

Importing is easy, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure Rekordbox is closed
  2. Open Lexicon
  3. Go to the Sync page and then click Import tracks & playlists
  4. Select Rekordbox 6
  5. Leave the other settings at their default
  6. Click Start importing
  7. Start using Lexicon!

Importing Your Serato Library

Lexicon has direct integration into the Serato database. Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite are both supported.

Importing is easy, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure Serato is closed
  2. Open Lexicon
  3. Go to the Sync page and then click Import tracks & playlists
  4. Select Serato DJ
  5. Leave the other settings at their default
  6. Click Start importing
  7. Start using Lexicon!

Importing Your Engine DJ Library

Lexicon has direct integration into the Engine DJ database.

Importing is easy, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure Engine DJ is closed
  2. Open Lexicon
  3. Go to the Sync page and then click Import tracks & playlists
  4. Select Engine DJ
  5. Choose if you want to import your Playlists or Crates from Engine DJ
  6. Leave the other settings at their default
  7. Click Start importing
  8. Start using Lexicon!

Importing Your Traktor Library

Lexicon has direct integration into the Traktor database. Lexicon supports Traktor Pro 2 & 3 but does not support Traktor DJ.

Importing is easy, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure Traktor is closed
  2. Open Lexicon
  3. Go to the Sync page and then click Import tracks & playlists
  4. Select Traktor Pro
  5. Lexicon should auto-detect your NML (database) file. If it does not, you can point Lexicon to it. Otherwise, you can export your Traktor library as NML by right clicking your collection.
  6. Leave the other settings at their default
  7. Click Start importing
  8. Start using Lexicon!

Importing Your VirtualDJ Library

Lexicon has direct integration into the VirtualDJ database.

Importing is easy, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure VirtualDJ is closed
  2. Open Lexicon
  3. Go to the Sync page and then click Import tracks & playlists
  4. Select VirtualDJ
  5. Leave the other settings at their default
  6. Click Start importing
  7. Start using Lexicon!

Importing Your Rekordbox 5 Library

Lexicon does not have a direct connection to Rekordbox 5. To get your data out of Rekordbox, you need to export it as an XML file.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Rekordbox
  2. Under the Advanced tab in the Rekordbox preferences, make sure the BPM change points option is enabled.
  3. In the File menu, select Export Collection in xml format

  1. Save your collection XML anywhere you want

  1. Open Lexicon
  2. Go to the Sync page and then click Import tracks & playlists
  3. Choose Rekordbox 5
  4. Leave the other options at their defaults
  5. Click Start importing
  6. Start using Lexicon!

Importing Your Apple Music / iTunes Library

Lexicon can import XML files exported from iTunes. These XML files contain your tracks and playlists.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Apple Music / iTunes
  2. Go to File ➡ Library ➡ Export Library
  3. Save the XML file
  4. Open Lexicon
  5. Go to the Sync page and then click Import tracks & playlists
  6. Select iTunes
  7. Point Lexicon to the earlier created XML file
  8. Leave the other settings at their default
  9. Click Start importing
  10. Start using Lexicon!

Playlist import

You can create an XML with only selected playlists and import it in iTunes by choosing Import Playlist in the menu. But this only imports the playlist and no the tracks inside the XML. So your track tags will not update if you import a playlist in this way. To update your track tags in iTunes, you always have to do the above steps with an XML generated by a Full Sync.

Sync Library

Syncing Lexicon to Rekordbox

Tips

It's best to turn off auto analysis in the Rekordbox settings so that your beatgrids won't get overridden.

To add waveform data without overriding your existing beatgrid, analyze tracks with only Phrase selected. Lexicon changes your Rekordbox analysis settings to only Phrase on sync.

Rekordbox 6

For Rekordbox 6, use the method without the XML instead. You don't need to do anything with the XML file if you are using Rekordbox 6.

You can add waveforms to your tracks in Rekordbox 6 without overwriting your beatgrids. Uncheck the beatgrid in the analysis window and check Phrase, so Rekordbox will analyze without setting a new beatgrid.

Closing Rekordbox

Make sure Rekordbox is closed before syncing. Lexicon will not sync unless Rekordbox is fully closed. Rekordbox does not close immediately, give it some time. With Cloud Sync enabled, Rekordbox may still be running in your tray (next to your clock), close it there too.

Sometimes Rekordbox is closed but Lexicon still say that Rekordbox needs to be closed. In this case, either the rekordbox or the rekordboxAgent process is still running in the background. Once those processes don't appear to do anything (zero CPU usage), you can use Task Manager or Activity Monitor to end these processes. Do not end the Rekordbox process if it is still using CPU because you may damage your database file. Larger Rekordbox libraries will take (much) longer to shut down.

If you have Rekordbox Cloud Sync enabled, the rekordboxAgent may always be running, you will see the icon in your taskbar. It's best to disable Rekordbox Cloud Sync completely, to prevent unexpectred behavior. This will shut down Rekordbox faster too.

Rekordbox 5

Rekordbox 5 is harder because it requires you to go through the XML import process. Step by step instructions are provided below. It is highly recommended to use Rekordbox 5.6.0 if you want to keep using Rekordbox 5, see below.

The infamous Rekordbox XML bug

There is a long standing Rekordbox bug in the XML import process. This bug does not prevent us from importing, but it does make it a bit more involved. The short version is: You have to right click your tracks and not just the playlists to import them. If you only import playlists, it will not update any track that already exists.

This bug exists in both Rekordbox 5 and 6. If you are on Rekordbox 5, the advice is to use version 5.6.0 which is the last version without this bug.

You can still download Rekordbox 5.6.0 for Windows and macOS.

If you are using Rekordbox 6, you can use the XML method described on this page but it is not recommended. Use the Rekordbox 6 method instead that skips the XML.

Step by step for Rekordbox 5

First we have to set the Rekordbox XML location in the advanced preferences menu. Only after that will the XML menu appear.

  1. Open Lexicon
  2. Go to the Sync page
  3. Choose Rekordbox
  4. Click Save
  5. Lexicon creates an XML file. Save the XML file on your computer.
  6. Open Rekordbox
  7. Make sure the Rekordbox XML location is set to the XML file you downloaded earlier. If you always save the XML file in the same location, you won't need to change this setting again.
    1. Open the Rekordbox preferences in the File menu
    2. Go to the Advanced tab and set the Imported Library location to the XML file you just downloaded.
    3. Make sure that "Rekordbox xml" is checked on the View tab under Layout.
    4. Close the preferences menu and restart Rekordbox.
    5. You will now see the new rekordbox xml option in the menu. Your downloaded XML should already be loaded but if it isn't, just press the tiny Reload button. If you don't see the XML tab, make sure you restarted Rekordbox.
  8. The easiest thing you can do now is to right click your top most playlist called Playlists and click Import Playlist. This imports all playlists and all tracks inside any of your playlists. If you have tracks that aren't in any playlist then you may need to import the entire collection too. Importing the entire collection may take a while so it might be faster to only import specific playlists. Keep the earlier mentioned Rekordbox bug in mind.
Since changing the location buried in the preferences is a pain, you should set it to your download folder so you can just replace the old rekordbox.xml when you download a new one and you only need to press the Reload button in Rekordbox.

Options

These options are available for both Rekordbox 5 and 6.

Cue Destination

Rekordbox is the only DJ app that has memory cues. Lexicon does the same as every other DJ app, there are only hot cues. To make sure you don't lose your memory cues from Rekordbox, you can choose a Cue Destination. Setting the cue destination to "Both" will import both your hot cues and your memory cues. Memory cues will be merged into hot cues in Lexicon. Any duplicate cues resulting from this merge will be hidden, but not deleted. When syncing your Lexicon library back to Rekordbox, select "Default" as cue destination and those hidden memory cues are converted back to your old memory cues in the same position. Any cues added in Lexicon will only be available as hot cues.

You can also choose "Only hot cues" or "Only memory cues" during import to only import those and ignore the rest.

During sync, you have the additional options "All to hot cue", "All to memory cue" and "All to hot and memory cue". Choosing one of these copies all your cues into either of these or into both. So if you want to copy your hot cues to memory cues, you can simply choose both here.

Limitations

Rekordbox does not show album art for WAV files.

Rekordbox 5 limitations

Tags are not exported because the XML does not support them. Smartlists are not exported because the XML does not support them. Memory cue colors are not exported because the XML does not support them. Tracks removed from Lexicon are not removed from Rekordbox because the XML only supports adding and updating tracks.

Rekordbox 6 limitations

There is a maximum of 4 MyTag categories. If you have 4 or less tag categories in Lexicon, you won't notice anything. If you have more than 4 tag categories, your tags will all be merged into one "Lexicon Tags" MyTag category.

There is a maximum of 128 MyTags.

Syncing Lexicon to Engine DJ

Options

Target drive

There are several target drives you can sync your Lexicon library to.

(Computer) Engine DJ desktop

The default target is your computer. This will sync your library with the Engine DJ desktop software. After this sync, you can use Engine DJ to create a USB or send your tracks to a hardware device.

(Device/USB)

This target is any USB device or Denon hardware that is connected to your computer. For Denon hardware to appear here, you must connect it by USB and put the device in "Computer Mode".

The device or USB must be formatted as an (ex)FAT filesystem for it to appear here. This filesystem is compatible with Denon hardware.

When syncing to a hardware device, Lexicon will also copy your music to the device. It does this in the same way as the Engine DJ desktop software, so your device will be ready for use after the sync. You don't need to use the Engine DJ desktop software if you sync with this method.

Dropbox

If you have Dropbox installed, it will appear as a target drive. This works the same as the Device/USB. Lexicon will create the database there and copy the files. You can connect your Denon device to your Dropbox account and play directly from there.

Beatgrid locks

Beatgrids can be locked to help you manage how Engine responds to new tracks. You have the following options:

Default

Grids are locked if they were already locked when imported from Engine. If there is no previous Engine lock information, the grid is locked if there is a beatgrid (analyzed). The grid is unlocked if there is no beatgrid. This prevents Engine from overwriting Lexicon grids but still allows Engine to analyze grids for tracks that have no grid.

Lock all

All tracks that are exported have their grids locked.

Unlock all

All tracks that are exported have their grids unlocked

Field Mappings

Lexicon supports more fields than all DJ apps do (Energy, Danceability, Popularity field but also your Custom Tags) which can be mapped to normal fields using the Field Mapper.

Editing Field Mappings

On the Sync page, use the Edit mappings button to set up your field mappings.

A mapping has a source and a target. The source is a field from Lexicon and the target is a field that exists in the DJ app.

For example, all DJ apps have the Comment field that you can map to, but only VirtualDJ has the User1 and User2 fields.

Choosing a mapping Energy ➡ Comment will result in your DJ app Comment fields to look like "Energy 08".

Overwrite

When you enable the Overwrite checkbox, Lexicon will overwrite the field with the new mapped value in the resulting track. If you disable overwriting, then the new mapped value will be appended to the original value.

Combining

You can choose to combine fields by mapping different sources to the same target. The results will be separated by a comma.

For example: Mapping both Energy and Popularity to Comment will result in "Energy 08, Pop 05".

You can combine as many fields as are available.

Engine DJ Color

Engine DJ does not (yet) support track colors. To get your colors from Lexicon in Engine DJ, you can create a field mapping. This will add the color name in the chosen target field. For example, the color Dark Red will be turned into "Red_Dark".

Tags

See the Tags manual page for information on how Tags are handled.

DJ App Field Compatibility

Depending on your DJ app, Lexicon will automatically map fields as displayed below.

Field Lexicon Rekordbox 6 Rekordbox 5 Serato Traktor Engine DJ Virtual DJ iTunes
Title
Artist
Album Artist
Original Artist
Album
Year
Track number
Disc Number
Genre
BPM
Key
Comment
Comment 2
Grouping
Composer
Producer
Publisher
Lyricist
Remixer
Mix
Label
Rating
Color
Play Count
Lyrics
Energy
Danceability
Popularity
Happiness
Release Date
Last Played
Date Added
Date Created
Date Modified
Extra 1 ✔ (Comment 2)
Extra 2
Custom Tags

Sync

Syncing your library lets you copy all your Lexicon tracks and playlists into your favorite DJ app.

Syncing is very easy. Go to the Sync page from the sidebar menu and choose the DJ app you want to sync to. Most DJ apps require no extra work.

For Rekordbox, please refer to the Rekordbox page in the manual.

Conversion

Sync is also what you use when converting your library. See Convert Library in the manual.

Full or Playlist

You can perform a Full Sync or a Playlist Sync. With a full sync, any track that does not exist in Lexicon will be removed from your DJ app. A full sync makes it so that your DJ app is the same as Lexicon. Rekordbox is the exception to this rule because of the extra XML import step. Rekordbox does not delete when importing.

With a playlist sync, your existing library in your DJ app is preserved and tracks and playlists are only added or updated. Nothing is removed.

Field Mappings

To get your specialized fields like Energy or your Tags from Lexicon into your DJ app, you have to use field mappings. See the Field Mappings page in the manual.

Key Conversion

See the Key Conversion manual page.

Colors

Lexicon has many more colors than the DJ apps. You can tell Lexicon to change your colors to the nearest matching color when syncing. For example, if the DJ app you've chosen does not support the color orange, then all your orange colors from Lexicon will be changed to red in the DJ app.

Leaving the option off will set no color if the DJ app has no directly matching color.

Key Conversion

You can choose to convert all keys to Open Key or Musical key notation or leave them as their original keys.

This supports converting from Camelot keys, Rekordbox keys, Traktor keys, Serato keys, VirtualDJ keys and musical notes.

Please note that not every musical key can be converted.

Add leading zero

When converting to Open Key, you can add a leading zero, to better sort keys in some DJ apps. Adding a leading zero will help sort correctly (ex. 01A, 02A… 10A, 11A). Otherwise your result will not be correct (ex. 1A, 10A, 11A, 12A, 2A).

Camelot

Due to licensing restrictions, converting to Camelot notation is not available. The alternative is to use Open Key, which is the same as Camelot but with different letters and no licensing restrictions.

Conversion Limitations

There are a few limitations when converting between DJ apps since not every DJ app has every feature or uses it in the same way.

Engine DJ Album Art

Lexicon does not add album art to your Engine DJ database so your album arts will initially be empty after a Sync.

You can load album art after a Sync by right-clicking tracks from Engine DJ and selecting Re-import track information. This will reload the ID3 tags and album art found in your music files, overwriting the info from Lexicon.

To keep your Lexicon tags after reloading album art, you can do another sync from Lexicon or write the tags to file. Right-click on your tracks in Lexicon and from the drop-down menu, select Use ➡ Write tags to file Write tags to file.” Now your tags will be the same as Lexicon when synced.

Cues

Traktor does not have colored cue points so any colors on your cue points will not be visible in Traktor.

Last Played

Rekordbox does not store last played date.

Serato & Engine DJ Playlist Folders

Serato and Engine DJ both allow tracks inside playlist folders. Other DJ apps and Lexicon do not allow this so any track directly inside a folder will not be visible in the Lexicon playlist folder or when converting to any other DJ app.

Remix Sets

Traktor remix sets are not currently supported.

Serato FLIP

Serato FLIP is not currently supported.

Convert Library

Converting Your DJ Library

Lexicon is great at DJ library conversion with some of the most advanced supported tools like smart playlists, streaming tracks and more.

You can convert your from Rekordbox, Traktor, VirtualDJ, Serato, Engine DJ or to any of these.

Converting your library works on both macOS and Windows

To convert your library, you have to go through Lexicon, but this is very simple.

The process goes like this:

  1. Import DJ app library into Lexicon
  2. Sync Lexicon to another DJ app

You can import from your DJ app into Lexicon by going to the Sync page in the sidebar and then selecting Import tracks & playlists.

Information

The following information will be converted:

There are some minor limitations since not all DJ apps have the exact same features, more on that below.

Partial sync

You can choose to only sync a partial library. This is especially useful for the bigger libraries because you only convert what you need. Especially with Rekordbox this is useful because it can take a long time to import back into Rekordbox.

Any track in the partial Rekordbox XML will overwrite the same matching track in your existing library. Other tracks will not be changed.

Beatgrid shift correction

There is a problem between how Rekordbox, Traktor, VirtualDJ and Serato read MP3 files. Most of the time they see the exact same MP3 file but in a small percentage of tracks, a tiny bit of silence (26 or 50 milliseconds) gets added to the start of the track. This causes your cue points and beatgrids to be shifted.

To correct this problem, you can use the Beatshift Correction utility to scan your library for files that are afflicted by this problem.

Syncing your library after you run the scan will adjust your tracks automatically.

This was discovered and researched by Pedro Estrela, you can find more information about this problem here.

Nearest color

All DJ apps have slightly different colors. You can let Lexicon change your track and cue colors to the nearest similar color. If you disable this option, any color that does not exist in your target DJ app will be set to no color.

Exporting from Rekordbox

If you want to export your beatgrid, you have to select the BPM change points option in the Advanced tab under Rekordbox preferences. Normally, Lexicon does this for you automatically.

Limitations

Last played

Rekordbox does not store last played date.

Remix Sets

Only Traktor supports remix sets. Lexicon does not support remix sets so these will be lost.

Colors

Rekordbox memory cue colors can't be converted because Rekordbox does not add these to the XML file. Hot cue colors do work.

VirtualDJ looks like it adds colors to your cue points but it actually doesn't by default. If you go into the POI editor, you will see all your cue points have no color by default. That's where you have to set cue colors.

Engine DJ does not support track colors.

Rekordbox

Rekordbox saves intelligent playlists as normal playlists to the XML, so there is no way for Lexicon to distinguish them. That's why you'll see them as regular playlists when you are importing your new XML. Best thing you can do is to just ignore these, since the intelligent playlists that you already had will update as normal.

Rekordbox can handle up to 16 hot cues but only imports a maximum of 8.

Serato

FLIP entries are not converted. Only 1 beatgrid marker is supported in OGG files. AAC files are not supported.

If the amount of cues and loops cues together exceeds the maximum, then loop cues will be dropped first.

Your database file and crates are always backed up before Lexicon changes them. You can find these backups in the Music/_Serato_/Lexicon folder and on every drive that Serato has tracks on.

Engine DJ

To load album art after converting you can right click tracks in Engine DJ and use "Re-import track information", however it will then reload all tags from files which may be different from the collection. Download a second time to make sure the tags are correct. Or use the Tag Writer in Lexicon to write tags to files so reloading them will result in the same tags.

Archive

Archive

You can archive your tracks so they no longer appear anywhere in Lexicon, but they are not completely gone yet. Archived tracks only appear in your Archive (under Tracks) and in the playlist they were already in when the track was archived.

Your archived tracks will keep their cue points and all their data. They are simply placed in the convenient archive so you can sort them out or delete them at a later time.

You can archive tracks by right clicking them in the track list. You can un-archive tracks by right clicking tracks in the music archive.

Playlists

When you archive a track directly from within a playlist, the track is removed from that playlist immediately. If the track also appeared in other playlists, it will still be there. When you archive a track from the track browser (without being inside a playlist), the track will still appear in all your playlists.

This is so you can archive tracks without worrying about breaking your playlists.

When you run the cleanup, the tracks are also removed from all your playlists.

Cleanup

Lexicon can help you clean up your archived tracks. Use the Selection helper to automatically select tracks that have already been in the archived for some time. You can also tell Lexicon to only select tracks without cue points or tracks that don't appear in any playlist.

When you have selected tracks you want to get rid of, press the Cleanup selection button. By default, your tracks will only be removed from Lexicon. If you want, you can also remove them from your computer.

Keep in mind that removing from your computer is permanent, so make a backup if you are unsure.

Artist Cleanup

Artist Cleanup

You can find Artist Cleanup in the sidebar under Quick Fixes

Artist Cleanup is a tool very similar to Genre Cleanup, it allows you to very quickly consolidate your artists.

Usage

Select any artists that you want to consolidate into one artist. Type that artist (or SHIFT+click any artist) in the New Artist field. When you save, all tracks with one the selected artists will get changed to the new artist.

Pin Letter

You can pin a letter so you can scroll it vertically, this makes it easier to navigate.

Track Browser

You can right click any artist and this will take you to the track browser and only show tracks from that artist.

Settings

By default, only artists from the Artist field are used. You can enable different fields here, like Remixer, Producer, Composer and Lyricist. Enabling one of these fields will also update those fields when renaming an artist.

You can sort the artists in the Artist Cleanup screen alphabetically or by amount of tracks each artist has.

Backup

Database Backup

You can quickly make Lexicon database backups to keep your hard work safe. Backups are very quick and always a good idea when you are about to do something you are not sure about. For example, relocating a lot of tracks or throwing away a lot of old tracks.

Creating a Backup

You can create a backup of your Lexicon library by going to the top menu bar Backups ➡ Database Backup ➡ Create backup. This will create a backup of your tags (artists, title, cue points, etc), playlists and settings.

Keep in mind that this backup does not back up your music files. You have to do that separately. To backup your music, take a look at Cloud Storage.

Restoring a Backup

You can restore a backup by going to the top menu bar Backups ➡ Database Backup ➡ Restore Backup and choosing the backup ZIP file that Lexicon created.

By default, Lexicon stores backups in your Documents/Lexicon/Backups folder. So if you're ever looking for an older backup, start by checking that folder. Keep in mind that Lexicon automatically cleans this folder, backups older than one month will automatically be deleted. If you want to keep backups older than that, move them to a different folder.

Restoring a backup completely deletes your old database so proceed with caution.

Cloud Database Backup

You can backup your Lexicon database to the cloud so you never need to worry about losing your cue points, playlists and other hard work again. Your backup will be kept safe in the cloud and you can always restore your database, even if you log in to a different computer.

If you are on the PRO plan, you will automatically get a weekly reminder to make a cloud database backup. You can disable this reminder in the settings.

To manually create a backup or restore a backup, go to the top menu bar Backups ➡ Database Backup ➡ Cloud Database Backup.

There is a limit of 10 cloud database backups.

Music File Backup

There are many options to back up your music files. Take a look at Cloud Storage, available on the PRO plan. This lets you back up your music fully integrated into Lexicon.

DJ App Backups

Lexicon creates a backup before writing to DJ app databases. You can always find backups of your DJ app database in the Lexicon folder in each corresponding database folder.

For Serato: You can find backups in the \_Serato\_/Lexicon folder. This exists in your Music folder and each drive that you use in Serato. For Traktor: You can find backups in the Documents/Native Instruments/Traktor 3.x/Lexicon folder. For VirtualDJ: You can find backups in the VirtualDJ/Lexicon folder. This exists in your Documents folder and each drive that you use in VirtualDJ. For Engine DJ: You can find backups in the Engine Library/Database2/Lexicon folder. This exists in your Music folder and each drive that you use in Engine DJ.

Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage allows you to upload your music files to the cloud so you don't need to worry about losing them anymore. Cloud Storage is available on the PRO plan.

There is no real limit to the amount of tracks you can upload, only a fair use policy, see below.

A report is created each time you up- or download files. You can find the report in your Documents/Lexicon folder. This report will contain a list of all up- or downloaded files and any errors should something have gone wrong.

Uploading

To upload tracks, right click any track or playlist and select Upload to cloud. This will put these tracks into the upload queue and Lexicon will take care of the rest.

If your track has successfully uploaded, a green cloud icon will appear.

Restoring Tracks

To restore tracks, you have to use Find Broken Tracks, you can find this in the top Utility menu.

Any track that is missing can be restored from there, if it has previously been uploaded. You can disable the Original location option to move the downloaded file to a new location. This is useful when you no longer have an external drive where you originally uploaded from, or if you are restoring tracks on a different operating system (from Windows to macOS or vice versa).

In the emergency situation where you no longer have your database or your music files, you can still restore your tracks from the cloud. To do this, enable the Include all cloud storage files option and you will see all the tracks that you originally uploaded. You can restore all of them or just a selection.

Streaming

Any track that has previously been uploaded will be available for streaming. This means that even if you do not have the track on your computer, you can still play it. Lexicon will download it on-demand.

You can create a database backup (see Database Backup in the manual) and restore that backup on a different computer. That will allow you to stream tracks into the Lexicon with the restored database, even though you did not copy any of the music files.

Limitations

You can upload (nearly) unlimited files to the cloud.

There is only a "fair use policy" with the following limitations:

To prevent file sharing (which is absolutely not allowed) there are also limits in place to prevent downloads from happening in too many different locations.

Charts

Charts

You can find Charts in the left sidebar menu

If you want to stay up to date, you need a quick and easy way to see what is popular right now. With Charts you can create playlists in your library as long as you have the tracks already. Lexicon will find them automatically.

Chart sources

There are several chart sources to choose from.

Apple Music / iTunes

Set the chart source to Apple Music to see the top 100 in the most popular genres on Apple Music. This chart source is good for pop music.

Not all music genres are represented on Apple Music, only the most active ones. For most EDM genres Apple Music does have popularity numbers but very outdated so that's why you can't see these.

Tracks are marked as NEW if they were added to Apple Music in the last 4 weeks. These charts are updated every day.

Shazam

Set the chart source to Shazam and you can choose any country or city in the world to see the most "shazamed" tracks in that area. This chart source is great if you have an event where you're not up to date on the hits.

Historical

The historical charts will show you the top 100 tracks of every year since 1950.

Beatport

The Beatport charts will show you the top 100 of each genre that Beatport has. These charts are updated every day.

Billboard

The Billboard charts will show you the current Hot 100, R&B, Dance/Electronic and Country music.

Finding tracks

Any track that you already have in your library is marked with a double checkmark. This works by matching the track title and artist. If there is a mismatch then you can mark a track as such by right clicking it. You can also mark tracks manually and they will get a single checkmark. Tracks with a single checkmark were not automatically found by Lexicon so it won't be able to add those tracks to a playlist. Only tracks with a double checkmark can get added to a playlist.

Protip: If your tracks aren't matching properly because your track titles are low quality, try using Smart Fixes to clean them up.

Only new tracks

You can choose to only show the newest tracks in charts that support this. How new a track needs to be depends on the chart.

Cue Point Generator

Cue Point Generator

You can find the Cue Point Generator by right clicking tracks ➡ Use ➡ Generate Cue Points

Using the cue point generator, you will be able to let Lexicon add cue points to your tracks automatically. Through machine learning it can accurately detect drops, breakdowns and the fade-out of the track. You can tell Lexicon exactly where you want your cue points, how to name them and what color they should be.

Expectations

The cue point generator can detect the drop and breakdown accurately, but this strongly depends on the music genre. Music with a lot of bass throughout the entire track will be less accurate.

For example, the genres Techno, House, Drum & Bass have a high success rate in the cue point generator. On the other hand, genres like Reggae or Dancehall are less accurate and may have trouble detecting the drop.

The cue point generator is not a total replacement for manual cue points. Manually setting your cue points will always be more accurate.

Requirements

Automatically adding cue points to your tracks does come with a few requirements:

Analyze

Tracks must have a beatgrid. Lexicon will analyze tracks automatically if no beatgrid is found. You can also use a DJ app to create beatgrids for your tracks and import them into Lexicon. If the analyzed BPM is not correct (for example, Rekordbox sometimes sets tracks to 87 BPM instead of 174 BPM) then that could negatively affect drop detection.

Sometimes beatgrids are not set quite right (this happens especially often on Rekordbox) that can result in cue points like these:

beatgrid offset by Rekordbox

The way to prevent this is by going through your analyzed tracks manually before generating cue points and checking the grid quickly. You can also choose to analyze your tracks with Traktor, then generate cue points and import in Rekordbox. Traktor is far better at analyzing than Rekordbox (you can even use the free demo version of Traktor for this!).

File formats

Lexicon and the cue point generator supports all common audio formats: MP3, WAV, AIFF, OGG, MP4, M4A, FLAC, AAC

Accuracy

Cue point generation is done with advanced machine learning techniques for the best possible accuracy. The algorithm is optimized for all music and not one specific genre or type. This means sometimes results may be off by a bit or a drop can't be found.

Drop detection

Lexicon uses state-of-the-art machine learning technology to detect which part of a track is the "drop" and "breakdown".

You can turn this off if you want. For most electronic music you should leave it enabled. For instrumental music (think rock, jazz, soul, etc) it makes sense to turn it off. When disabled, Lexicon will set cue points whenever the music has a "change point", a significant change in the type of music.

Some tracks don't have an intro but start as a mix-in (e.g. techno does this a lot). You can tell Lexicon to treat the start as a drop by enabling the option "Allow drop at start".

Overal, "Drop Detection" will give you the best results but some instrumental music genres may work better with "Musical Change".

End / Fade-out

Lexicon tries to find the best fade-out moment in your tracks. Only lower frequencies (bass) are considered here which means that the fade-out will be set before quiet outro's. You probably want to mix your next track before you reach that part.

If the "sync to beatgrid" option is enabled, the fade-out cue will also be set on 16 beats of the beatgrid. On some tracks this means the fade-out cue is not exactly at the very last beat, but that's because the track's beat count was not a multiple of 16.

Rekordbox does not allow 2 memory cues on the same position. So should the fade-out and second breakdown occur at the same timestamp, then one of the two will not show in Rekordbox.

Sync to beatgrid

Lexicon detects cue points at certain timestamps, but as a DJ you usually want these points to be exactly aligned with the beatgrid. This should always be enabled for electronic music. For instrumental music you can turn it off, but it might make mixing a bit harder since cue points can be set anywhere on your beatgrid.

sync to beatgrid comparison

High performance mode

Analyzing your tracks is very CPU intensive. By default it will analyze your tracks so you can still use your computer properly. You can turn on "High performance mode" to analyze your tracks significantly faster but it will make your computer very slow to use during the analysis. Definitely don't do this during a live performance!

Cue point template

You can create your own cue point template within the Companion App. For example, you could say you want a cue point 64 beats before the drop. If Lexicon detects a drop, a cue point will be added exactly 64 beats before it.

Lexicon will save the cue points in the order as they are in your template. With the handle on the left, you can drag cue points. You can disable cue points by unchecking them. You can still create a cue point that relies on the drop, even if the drop is disabled.

You can choose to create a memory cue or hot cue (if your DJ app supports that, Traktor does not support hot cues).

If you add more cue points than your DJ app can handle, Lexicon will try to intelligently remove the least interesting ones first. It's best to stay under 10 cue points.

Custom cue anchors

Custom cue anchors is an advanced feature that allows you to set up your own base cue points like the drop, breakdown, etc. You can then use the Cue Point Generator to apply your cue template to the cues you've already set up. This will skip the entire cue generation process and only apply the template.

You can tell the Cue Point Generator to match any name/color combination of existing cues to the Drop/Breakdown/etc. You'll also get suggestions of your own cue point templates. It's best to pick one of those in order to reduce mistakes. The name and color need to be exactly right or there will be no match.

If you only add a name and no color to the custom anchor, it will take the first cue with that name, ignoring any colors. If you only add a color and no name to the custom anchor, it will take the first cue with that color, ignoring any name.

There is a hotkey to apply your last used generator template to the selected tracks. This only works if the Enable custom cue anchors option is enabled in the advanced settings of that generator template.

Keep cue position

If you prefer to always have certain cue points in a specific position (e.g. always the drop first or an emergency loop as cue #8) then enabled this option. Cue points will be set at the same position as the generator template. You can add and drag custom cues to fill up the template. Unchecking a custom cue will create an empty cue at that position.

Common issues

The cue point generator tries it best to analyze any music file, but because there are so many different styles of music, things sometimes go wrong. Here are some common things you may see.

Drop/breakdown is offset by exactly 1 or 2 bars

You might see drops or breakdowns that are 1 or 2 bars off from the correct position. This happens when the producer of a track adds 1, 2 or 3 extra bars somewhere in the track, usually during/after the breakdown. Lexicon syncs cue points to the beatgrid based on 4 bars, since almost all electronic music works like that. You have to fix this manually, Lexicon can't detect if this is happening in a track.

2 bars offset from actual drop

Drop not found at all

This can have several causes.

Energy: Lexicon detects drops by comparing the amount of energy throughout the track. Some tracks have very little energy and a drop might not be found at all.

Incorrect BPM: If a track is analyzed with a BPM that seems correct but is actually half of the actual BPM (e.g. 87 instead of 174), the results will be less accurate. Rekordbox sometimes does this.

No breakdown found or no second drop found

If the first breakdown is not found, then a second drop or second breakdown will also not be found. In some tracks the breakdown is very short so Lexicon cannot easily detect it. By default, Lexicon assumes breakdowns are 64 beats or longer. You can change this to be any number you want. For some genres it makes sense to lower this number to 32. With a lower minimum beat length for the first breakdown, Lexicon may automatically find the second drop and second breakdown.

Find Broken Tracks

Find Broken Tracks

You can find the broken track scanner in the top menu bar under Utility

With Find Broken Tracks you can scan all your tracks and check if every track exists and all audio files are playable. If this is not the case, the track is considered broken.

You can let Lexicon remove broken files from your library and computer. The broken tracks will also be removed from your playlists.

Text report

After deleting your files (if you chose to do so), a report is generated in the Documents/Lexicon folder. This report contains a list of all files that were deleted. It also shows which playlist contained which file that was deleted.

This report is created so you can easily replace these tracks with working versions.

You can also save the broken file paths as a text file without deleting anything.

Re-importing in your DJ app

After you've used the scanner, your DJ app will still contain links to old files that no longer exist. You can let the DJ app automatically remove these files for you. You can also delete your entire library before importing everything, then all old files will definitely be gone.

Find Duplicates

Find Duplicates

You can find the duplicate scanner in the top menu bar under Utility

With Find Duplicates you can scan all your tracks in your library and automatically compare them based on the audio signature or tags. This way truly identical audio duplicates are found. This even works with different file types. If you have an MP3 and a WAV with the same audio, Lexicon will match them and lets you choose which one you want to keep.

Only tracks that are 15 minutes or less in duration are scanned by audio signature. Tracks with a longer duration are skipped.

The audio signatures are stored in your library. The first scan may take longer but subsequent scans will be much faster.

Lexicon also checks your tracks for duplicate artist/title combinations. These results will not have an exact audio signature match but the artist/title check is pretty strict so they are almost always the same track. To recognise these artist/title combinations, your tags need to be clean. Consider using Smart Fixes to make sure your titles are as clean as possible.

You can stop the scan at any time and you will be able to continue with the results that were found up to that point. If your scan takes a very long time, it might be wise to do this in a few steps.

Explained

After the scan, which can take quite some time, you will be presented with a list of duplicates. A "duplicate" consists of two or more tracks. Lexicon will have intelligently preselected tracks based on bitrate, cues and more.

You can accept these results as they are, but it would be wise to go through the results and see if everything looks good. If you have many duplicates, it can really speed things up to use the Prefer option, see below.

When you are done going through the results, press the Review button to see which tracks are going to get archived. Do one last check to see if that all looks good and archive them.

Your playlists are now updated so the archived tracks are no longer in them. The playlists are still correct as the bad tracks have been replaced by the good tracks from the duplicates. You will find the bad tracks in the Archive where you can clean them up (delete or move) them at any time.

Scan Settings

Only selected playlists

This option becomes available when one or more playlists are selected. Enable this option to only scan those playlists for duplicates. This includes archived tracks if they are in those playlists.

Tag search tolerance

You can reduce the duplicate scanner tolerance so it will find more results. The tolerance option only applies to the artist & title tag comparison. Audio fingerprinting is not affected by this setting.

The default tolerance is None which is the strictest/safest and has no chance for false positives.

The following tolerance options are available: None: Very strict. Artist andd title must be a perfect match other than casing and special characters.

Low: Strict. Artist and title must be a near perfect match. Typo's and minor differences can be seen as duplicates.

Medium: Less strict. Common title words such as "extended", "bootleg" are ignored. Many more common words are also ignored.

High: Not strict. Common title words are ignored and typo's and minor differences can be seen as duplicates. This is likely to result in some false positives.

It's best to start with no tolerance and work your way up in multiple scans. On the High tolerance, be sure to check each result carefully.

Ignore folders

This setting allows you to choose folders on your hard drive that the duplicate scanner will ignore. Any track in any ignore folder or any of its subfolders will not be included in the scan.

Shortcuts

In the results screen, you can right click tracks to play them or open the folder they are in.

Tag & cue merging

You can tell Lexicon to keep one file but use the cue points and tags of another file. You can do this by selecting the Use these tags & cues option on a duplicate in the result screen.

If the match was based on an artist/title combination (so not an exact audio signature match), you can still merge tags & cues but the cue points may not be in the exact right place. This is because the tracks may not be the exact same duration (sometimes silence is added to the start of audio files) and this can offset the cue point positions.

Tag & cue copying

You can tell Lexicon to copy all tags and cues from one track to all other duplicate tracks without deleting them. Do this by selecting Use these tags & cues and then clicking the lock icon twice until it display Copy only.

This is especially useful if you have multiple versions (e.g. MP3 and FLAC) of the same file and you want the same cues on all versions.

Tracks that have duplicates only in the same folder and without the same amount of cues are sorted to the top to make this process easier.

Preselection

Lexicon intelligently pre-selects files in the result screen. It gives priority to higher bitrate tracks. If it is an exact audio match and a lower bitrate track has more cues than a higher bitrate track, then the higher bitrate track is chosen to keep but with the other cues and tags.

MP4 (video) files

MP4 files that contain video are ignored in the duplicate scan. MP4 files that only contain audio are treated as normal audio files.

Re-importing in your DJ app

After you've used the scanner, your DJ app will still contain links to old files that no longer exist. You can let the DJ app automatically remove these files for you.

Rekordbox 5 (XML) only

These extra steps are only required if you use the Rekordbox XML sync method. If you use the Rekordbox 6 method, you should not do these steps.

Intelligent playlists are not present in the downloaded XML, Rekordbox does not support importing these. If you have any intelligent playlists, make sure not to delete these. That means you should not use the "Delete all" method below, but delete the normal playlists manually.

Your playlists will not see the new paths until you delete and re-import the playlist. What you need to do is right click Playlists in the left menu in Rekordbox and select Delete all. This will remove all your playlists. You can then re-import your de-duplicated playlists by right clicking Playlists in the XML tab of Rekordbox and selecting Import playlist. All your playlists will be back and have now been updated with the correct paths to your tracks.

You can also delete your entire library before importing everything, then all old files will be gone too. However, you will need to re-analyze all your files so the former method is better.

Serato only

When downloading after using Find Duplicates, make sure to do a full sync otherwise tracks deleted from your library are not removed from your Serato database.

VirtualDJ only

Make sure you do a full sync otherwise tracks deleted from your library are not removed from your VirtualDJ database.

Result Options

These options are available when scanning for duplicates or when choosing results.

Lock/unlock all

This locks and unlocks all duplicates. Locked duplicates cannot be changed and will not be modified in any way. No tracks part of a set of duplicates will get archived when locked.

Prefer...

With the Prefer button, you can auto-select duplicates that meet certain criteria. This is very useful when you have many duplicates that you want to get rid of in bulk.

You can always choose to override locked tracks when preferring tracks, but be careful with this.

Inside (sub)folder

With this option, Lexicon will automatically select any track that occurs inside the chosen folder or any of its subfolders.

When you set a preferred path, Lexicon will give priority to original tracks, this means tracks that don't end with things like "Copy" or "(1)".

Example: you could tell Lexicon that you prefer paths that start with D:/audio which will auto select all duplicate results that start with that.

Highest bitrate

This will select the track from duplicates that has the highest bitrate.

Most cue points

This will select the track from duplicates that has the most cue points.

Most plays

This will select the track from duplicates that has the highest play count.

Use highest tags & cues

With this option enabled, Lexicon will copy the tags and cue points from a track even if that track is not the preferred track. This can only happen when duplicates are exact audio matches. This allows you to keep tracks in a preferred folder even if that track did not have your cue points. They will be copied and the track in your preferred location will now also have the tags and cues of the archived track.

See Tag & cue copying above for more information.

Save unlocked to playlist

This option allows you to save all unlocked tracks that are found to a new playlist. This is useful if you want to manually check every duplicate. For example, if you modified the waveform with third party software and you want to make sure you know which is the nicer one.

Find Lost Tracks

Find Lost Tracks

You can relocate tracks by right clicking them or use Find Lost Tracks from the top menu bar under Utility

If you've moved files around or changed a folder name, your tracks will appear as missing. This can also happen if the volume name or drive letter changed, something that Windows and macOS sometimes do.

Lexicon solves this very common problem very effectively.

There are two ways to relocate your tracks. If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and know exactly what you are doing, the Find Lost Tracks utility is the more powerful but more difficult way. The easy way is to simply right click your missing tracks.

Easy: right click missing tracks

If a track is missing it will have an orange triangle next to it in the track browser. Right click it and you will notice the Relocate option.

One track

If you have selected one missing track, then Lexicon will allow you to relocate to any track of your choosing. If the chosen track already exists in Lexicon, then you can choose which you want to keep. The other track will be removed from Lexicon and replaced in all your playlists by the chosen track, so it won't break your playlists.

This also allows you to relocate a single streaming track to a file of your choice. See Transfer Streaming To Local for more information.

Multiple tracks

If you have selected multiple missing tracks, then Lexicon will let you choose a folder on your hard drive. Lexicon will search it for any matching filenames and automatically relocate those.

Advanced: Find Lost Tracks utility

For advanced users, you can use the Find Lost Tracks utility.

You have to select a source and target folder that will be updated for all tracks that match that folder.

You can choose if you only want to apply this to missing tracks to all tracks, regardless if they are missing or not.

Find Lost Tracks is great if you know exactly what changed, for example if a drive letter changed. You'll know exactly what happened and there is nothing automatic going on.

Changing file extension

You can select a new file extension. You should only use this if you changed from one filetype to another. For example, if you changed from WAV to MP3 and deleted the original WAV files, they will be missing in Lexicon. Set the new extension to MP3 and you can easily relocate them to the new MP3 locations.

Backup

You can let Lexicon automatically create a backup before changing your track locations. This is always recommended. If the tracks work as expected afterwards, you can delete the backup.

List missing files

To see all your missing files in the track browser, you can create a smartlist with the Is file missing rule.

If you've moved/renamed/deleted files outside Lexicon, you can restart Lexicon to force it to re-check if your files exist. Or if you open the Edit popup for a track, it will also force a re-check. Lexicon will re-check automatically every 5 minutes at most.

Find Tags & Album Art

Find Tags & Album Art

You can find tags & album art by right clicking tracks ➡ Use ➡ Find tags & album art

With the Tag & Image Finder you can let Lexicon scan your tracks to find missing information. Lexicon will update the tags of your tracks to match the best release found.

Currently supports the following tags:

The album art image is downloaded and added to your music files.

Accuracy

Lexicon does its best to find the correct matching track but has to work with your existing artist and title tags. If these are not clean then it will be harder to find the correct, or any, match. You can use Smart Fixes clean your tags.

Original release

If you enable this option, Lexicon will strip away any remix text from your track titles and search for the original version.

Album art

To display your album art, you may need to reload tags in the DJ app you use.

For Engine DJ: You need to use Re-import track information. This reloads your album art but also all ID3 tags from your files. If you are getting old ID3 tags this way, you need to re-run the Sync from Lexicon to Engine DJ. After that, Engine DJ will still have the new album art and also your tags from your Lexicon database.

Data sources

Lexicon searches these databases:

Not every database holds the same information. This table describes which source has which tag that Lexicon can use:

Spotify Beatport MusicBrainz Discogs
Genre
Year
Label
Album
Album Art
Energy
Danceability
Popularity
Happiness

Data source priority

Beatport has the highest priority because it has the most detailed genre information. Spotify genres are more generic. If there are no results on the first source, Lexicon will move on to the second source and so on.

The order of the sources is as follows:

  1. Beatport
  2. Spotify
  3. MusicBrainz
  4. Discogs
Find Unused Files

Find Unused Files

You can find the unused file scanner in the top menu bar under Utility

With Find Unused Files you can scan a folder of your choice and display all files in that folder and all subfolders that are not in your Lexicon library. This is a really easy way to get rid of files you don't use and can save you tons of space.

You should select the parent folder that contains all your music.

Make sure you review the results of the scan since it may contain files you don't want to throw away. There's no way to undo after you delete so make sure you have a backup.

File extensions

By default, it will scan for all file extensions. But you may want to restrict this to only audio files or exclude all audio files. Just select Include or Exclude and enter the file extensions you want to keep.

Example: You might want to delete all images in your music folder. Select Include and add image extensions such as PNG, JPG, JPEG and BMP.

Special folders

Some common DJ folders are filtered and are not scanned. These are the following: _Serato_, Traktor, PioneerDJ, iTunes, Engine Library and Lexicon in your Music folder. Certain Windows and macOS system folders are also ignored.

Text report

After deleting your files (if you chose to do so), a report is generated in the Documents/Lexicon folder. This report contains a list of all files that were deleted.

You can also save the scanned file paths as a text file without deleting anything. This can be very useful if you want to use these file paths in a different program or write your own script to handle these files.

Genre Cleanup

Genre Cleanup

You can find the Genre Cleanup in the sidebar menu under Quick Fixes

The Genre Cleanup scans your entire library for every unique genre. You can then select the genres you wish to rename and very quickly create order in your genres.

This is especially useful when you're using Mixable Tracks where you can choose to stay within a certain genre. Or if you just want a nice and tidy library.

You can use SHIFT+Click on any genre to auto-fill that genre as new genre.

You can select all unlocked genres with CTRL/CMD+A and unselect all with Escape.

Locking genres

You can right-click on any genre to lock that genre so you can no longer change it in the genre cleanup.

Import to tags

You can import all your genres to tags. Lexicon will create a tag for each genre found in your library and apply it to each track that had that genre. You can safely re-run this each time you add new tracks to your library to keep your genre tags up to date.

Important: Only use this after you clean up your genres or you may import a mess of genres into your tags.

Mixable Tracks

Mixable Tracks

You can find Mixable Tracks by right clicking tracks ➡ Use ➡ Find mixable tracks

The Mixable Tracks feature is the successor of Similar Tracks in Rekordcloud. With this feature you can choose any track and Lexicon will give you a list of tracks that are mixable with the chosen track. The better organized your library, the more powerful this feature will become.

Usage

You can open the popup by right clicking any track and choosing Use ➡ Find mixable tracks.

This will present you with a popup with a some basic settings. By default, Lexicon only takes key and BPM into consideration. This can already give you some interesting mixable tracks.

The real power comes when you start using the mix rules where you can choose exactly what the resulting tracks should look like.

Next track

Mixable Tracks can be used during a performance. Once you find the track you want to mix, play it on your favorite DJ app while also selecting it in Lexicon. Click the Use as next track button to generate a new list based on that track. Keep doing that while you're mixing and Lexicon stays with you.

Organization

This feature becomes much more powerful with a well organized library. Adding proper tags, ratings, colors, genres or danceability will help tremendously here.

For best results, try to create a good organizational system. For example, you might use rating to indicate how mellow or aggressive a track is. This way, you can use the rating mix rule and only get a certain type of track. The same goes for other mix rules, like color, genre, danceability, energy and popularity. For most control, you can consider using tags to define every aspect of a track.

Options

By default, Lexicon only shows the basic options that should work for most libraries since BPM and Key is usually known. When you switch to advanced options, you will get far more choice.

Option Explanation
BPM range The allowed BPM difference
Match key Match the current key or up/down one by harmonic mixing
Match color Match the current color exactly
Recently added When the track was added to Lexicon
Must have cue points Only consider tracks that have cue points
Include half/double BPM Include tracks that are half or double the input track BPM
Genre(s) Only consider tracks with one of these genres
Year Only consider tracks that match the input track year or fall within the given range
Energy Only consider tracks that match the input track energy by one difference or fall within the given range
Popularity Only consider tracks that match the input track popularity by one difference or fall within the given range
Rating Only consider tracks that match the input track rating by one difference or fall within the given range
Danceability Only consider tracks that match the input track danceability by one difference or fall within the given range
Happiness Only consider tracks that match the input track happiness by one difference or fall within the given range
Must have tag Only consider tracks that have one of the these tags
Must not have tag Tracks with any of these tags will not be considered

Templates

You can save your settings to a template so you can re-use it later.

Music Player

Cue Points

Once you load a track into the music player, you can add or delete cue points.

You can right click a cue point to set a color, name and change it to a loop.

Delete a cue point by right clicking it or by CTRL/CMD clicking it.

By default, the following hotkeys are available:

1: Set or play cue 1

2: Set or play cue 2

etc

CTRL/CMD+1: Delete cue 1

CTRL/CMD+2: Delete cue 2

etc

You can change these hotkey in the settings.

Quantize

You can enable quantize to make your cue points snap to the beatgrid. Quantize can be enable from the Edit menu, or by pressing the Q icon to the left of the music player.

The Q hotkey also toggles quantize by default.

Dragging Cues

You can drag cue points to re-arrange them.

Moving Cues

You can move a cue to a new position in the track by holding the SHIFT button and clicking a cue. The cue will be set at the current track position.

Cue Templates

You can set up cue templates so you don't need to enter the same name and color each time.

To create a cue template, first right click an existing cue and click the arrow button in the bottom right of the cue popup. Click any empty line to create a template from your current cue point. If you want to update a template, just delete it and then re-create it.

To use a cue template, all you need to do is open the popup and click an existing cue template. That template will be applied to your current cue point. You can quickly do this by pressing the cue buttons (see the default keys above). Hotkeys are enabled for the first 8 cue templates.

You can add an unlimited number of cue templates. Once all your templates are full, a new empty template is created at the bottom.

To directly apply a cue template to a cue point, you can set up a hotkey for each cue template. If the music player is exactly on top of a cue point and you press the hotkey, that cue template will be applied to that cue point.

Beatgrid

After loading a track into the music player, you can edit the beatgrid by clicking the edit text on the left side of the music player.

If you find that your BPM is doubled or half of what it should be, you can use the buttons to half/double the BPM.

Analysis

If a track does not yet have a beatgrid, Lexicon will analyze the track and create one automatically.

You can also right click tracks and choose Analyze to analyze many tracks at the same time.

Quantize

When Quantize is enabled, moving the beatgrid will move cue points with them if they were already synced to the beatgrid. Cue points that are not exactly on the beatgrid will not be changed.

Beat Jump

After loading a track into the music player, you can beat jump to quickly go through a track.

You can find the beat jump controls at the left side of the music player under jump.

Beat jump works best if you add hotkey controls to them, you can do that in the settings.

By default, you can use the following hotkeys:

CTRL+ARROW LEFT: Jump backward 16 beats

CTRL+ARROW RIGHT: Jump forward 16 beats

Queue

You can add tracks to a temporary queue that will continue autoplaying when the current track has finished.

This is ideal if you want to listen to your music while doing something else.

You can add tracks to the queue by right clicking tracks and select Add to queue. You can also drag tracks directly on the existing queue.

Right click tracks in the queue to delete or play them immediately. Or if you want to find that track in your collection, you can choose View.

Hotkeys

The music player is intended to be your primary music player, connected directly to your DJ library.

There are hotkeys for almost anything, you can change these in the settings.

By default, the following hotkeys are available:

SPACE: Play/pause

Z: Previous track in queue

X: Next track in queue

C: Cue

Global Hotkeys

You can change hotkeys to be global (system wide) so they work anywhere, even if you can't see Lexicon. This is perfect to listen to your music while doing something else. You can even beat jump without seeing the track, perfect to go through tracks quickly.

Global hotkeys do not perform their original function anymore, so it's best to set up global hotkeys with modifiers that you don't often.

Mouse shortcuts

You can double-click on the waveform to go there. This makes setting cues easier than dragging a waveform to that position.

You can SHIFT click on a cue to move that cue to the current (quantized) position.

You can CTRL click to delete a cue.

You can hold the SHIFT button to drag the waveform extra slow. This is useful if you need that extra precision.

Record Pools

Record Pools (beta)

This feature is in beta and is subject to change

You can view record pool tracks directly inside Lexicon.

There is currently only one supported record pool: LateNight.

Logging In

You can browse and search all record pools, but in order to download tracks, you need to be logged in to that record pool. You also need a separate subscription for that record pool. You can login in by going to the Lexicon settings ➡ Integrations ➡ Record Pools.

Downloading

You can download any track by clicking the download button on the right. Downloads will be added to your download pool and will be added to your Incoming page.

You can change where Lexicon downloads tracks to in the Record Pool settings.

Queue

The record pool queue is a place where you can find saved tracks from other applications that use the same queue. Tracks saved by the CrateQ application will appear here so you can download them easily. Queues are saved per record pool login.

Share

Share

To share or export your tracks to a file, right click a playlist and choose Share.

Don't confuse this with Sync: Sync let's you update your DJ apps so they are the same as Lexicon.

You have the following ways of sharing playlists:

Quick Copy

Copies the track title and artists directly to your clipboard.

Quick Copy (With Numbers)

The same as Quick Copy but adds a line number infront of each line.

Save As File

You can export your tracks to the following file types:

CSV

The CSV file will have all the tracks and columns you selected earlier in that order.

M3U

The M3U file is a list of track paths and their artist and title in the extended M3U information.

HTML / PDF

You can download your selection as a plain HTML file. This is mostly useful if you want to print your tracks.

The HTML is a printer friendly file. To print it, just open the HTML file in your browser and print it.

You can save the file as PDF by selecting the Save to PDF option after pressing Print.

Re-ordering your selection

You can change which columns are exported by right clicking the column header. You can drag to change the order of the columns.

You can sort columns by clicking on the column header and by holding CMD or CTRL you can sort by multiple columns. For example, you could sort by Key and then BPM. You can quickly select multiple tracks by holding the SHIFT button.

Send To Spotify

You can send your tracks to a Spotify playlists. This does not upload your tracks but matches them to the corresponding tracks on Spotify. Lexicon will try its best to find the correct tracks and add them to a new playlist. Some tracks may not be found. Lexicon will create a report where you can find out which tracks could not be found.

It really helps to have clean track titles when sending tracks to Spotify, so consider using Smart Fixes to clean them.

Sidepanel

Sidepanel

Lexicon has a second track browser called the Sidepanel. You can open it from the top menu bar ➡ View ➡ Toggle Sidepanel.

The sidepanel lets you view a second list of tracks or playlist at the same time. This is especially useful when going through an older playlist to cherry pick tracks and dragging them into the new playlist.

The sidepanel is read-only so you can't edit it.

Availability

The sidepanel is not available on some screens and it will automatically disappear. It will automatically re-appear when navigating to a screen that does support it.

Playlists

To open a playlist in the sidepanel, right click any playlist and choose Open in sidepanel.

To view all tracks in the sidepanel, either toggle it twice or right click the top most playlist folder called Playlists and select Open in sidepanel.

Smart Fixes

Remove Number Prefix

This removes number prefixes from titles such as 01. Get Lucky or (01) Get Lucky and turns it into Get Lucky.

Fix Casing

This turns text from tracks with either ALL UPPERCASE or all lowercase into All Uppercase and All Lowercase.

You can run this smartfix on any field such as title, artist, etc.

Remove URLs

This detects and removes URLs (website links) from any field and keeps the rest of the field intact. This is super useful for track titles or comment fields that have a URL in them.

If you want to completely empty the field if it contains a URL, enable the Delete all text option.

Fix Encoded Characters

You might see some encoded characters in your tracks like &. This smart fix quickly turns those into the characters they are actually meant to be.

Extract Remixer

Rekordbox, Traktor, VirtualDJ, Serato and Engine DJ have Remixer tags but they are almost never used. With this smart fix you can extract the remixer from a title and fill the Remixer tag.

A title like At Night (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix) will have Purple Disco Machine set in the Remixer tag.

If you have title without remix parenthesis, e.g. Divide & Conquer - Noisia Remix then you should use the Add re(mix) parenthesis smart fix first.

Special words like Extended, Dance, Club will be filtered out.

The track title is never changed when extracting a remixer.

Add (Re)mix Parenthesis

To keep your track titles uniform, you can use this smart fix to add parenthesis to your remixed titles that don't have parenthesis.

A title like Green Bottle - Original Mix will be turned into Green Bottle (Original Mix).

Remove Garbage Characters

This removes certain unwanted characters from your titles such as:

You can run this smartfix on any field such as title, artist, etc.

Replace Characters With Space

This can replace any character you want with a space. If you have tracks with titles like Dark_Side_of_my_Room it can quickly turn it into Dark Side of my Room.

Extract Artist From Title

Sometimes you have tracks without MP3 tags that can result in tracks with titles like Daft Punk - Touch and no artist name at all.

With this you can quickly fix these tracks.

There are two options you can set here:

Separator

By default your title be split on - which would turn the above example into artist Daft Punk with title Touch. Choose the most suitable separator for your tracks. You can perform this action as often as you'd like so just do all your tracks in a few turns.

Result Number

If your old title is Daft Punk - Touch then you will want Daft Punk as artist, which is the first result. Result number should be set at 1 for this.

If your old title is in a different form, e.g. Touch - Daft Punk then you will want your result number to be set at 2.

This works for any number of results, so if your old title is 07 - Touch - Daft Punk then you will want to set result number to 3.

Remove Common Text

This smart fix lets you quickly remove common text from your tracks, usually your titles.

Remove Camelot key from title

If your tracks have the Camelot key in them and you want to easily remove them, this is the right smart fix.

This will change the following track titles: 10A - Get LuckyGet Lucky Get Lucky - 10AGet Lucky

Remove (Original Mix) from title

You might not want the "Original Mix" text in your titles so with this smart fix you can instantly fix that.

This will change the following track titles:

Get Lucky (Original Mix)Get Lucky Get Lucky - Original MixGet Lucky

Smartlists

Smartlists

Smart playlists are an essential tool to organize your DJ library. These have different names; Intelligent Playlists, Smartlists, Filter Folders, Smart Crates and more. In Lexicon they are called Smartlists.

You can create a smartlist by right clicking any playlist to add a new playlist or smartlist there.

Rules

You can set any number of rules, there is no limit.

The contents of your smartlist are based on the rules. If you add new tracks to your library, they get added to the smartlist automatically, if they match the rules.

You can select Any Rule or All Rules to decide if the tracks in your library should match any of the rules or all of them.

Archived tracks are not visible in your smartlists unless you add a rule to show them.

Importing

Smartlists are imported from the DJ apps automatically.

Smartlists can only be imported during a Full Import. The reason is that a smartlist has no actual track list so during a partial import there is no way to know which tracks belong to that smartlist.

DJ App Limitations

Rekordbox 5 does not support intelligent playlists through the XML. Getting your intelligent playlists in and out of Rekordbox 5 is not possible. Lexicon smartlists are converted to normal playlists when syncing to Rekordbox 5.

Rekordbox 6 only supports 2 MyTag smartlist rules, see below.

Engine DJ does not (yet) support smart playlists of any kind. Lexicon smartlists are converted to normal playlists when syncing to Engine DJ.

Not all DJ app support all smartlist rules, so smartlists may be converted to normal playlists on sync, see below.

Conversion

Lexicon lets you convert your smart playlists from one DJ app to another. Almost all rules are supported in Lexicon but not every DJ app supports every rule. Most basic rules (e.g. number equals, text contains) will convert as expected. If a rule does not exist in a DJ app then the smartlist will be converted to a normal playlist in the DJ app. This way, you will still keep the right tracks inside that playlist even if that rule doesn't exist.

Lexicon tag rules are converted to Rekordbox 6 MyTag rules. The only Lexicon rules that are supported here are Has all these tags and Has none of these tags. These are mapped in Rekordbox 6 to contains and does not contain.

Performance

Because smartlists are dynamic, their contents are updated each time you select a smartlist. The bigger the library, the longer this takes. This only happens once every 30 seconds at most, so you can keep switching between smartlists without it taking time to load every time. This does mean that if you added a track to your library, it may take up to 30 seconds before it appears in the smartlist. You'll see the smartlist loading to indicate that it has updated.

Store Links

Store Links

You can find Store Links in the left sidebar menu

With the Store Links feature you can quickly find pages where you buy tracks that you're looking for.

Currently searched on the following online stores:

You can load a Spotify or Tidal playlist or anything else from the Track Matcher and load it into Store Links from there. You can use any of the Charts by selecting one and loading the chart into Store Links.

Lexicon will do the boring and slow search process on multiple websites for you automatically.

Searching these stores is a slow process, roughly about 5 seconds per track. Results will be added as they come in.

Speed

Searching online stores takes time. Searches are executed in parallel to optimize the time it takes to get results. To speed up the results, turn off stores you don't use. Junodownload is particularly slow.

Prices

Lexicon shows the prices for each track so you can make an informed decision where to buy your tracks. Prices are only shown for stores that make this information publicly available.

You can let Lexicon convert the currency of the prices automatically. You can change this in the settings on the Store Links page.

Note: Lexicon is not affiliated with any of the available stores and any price you see only exists to give you an indication. Lexicon cannot be held responsible if any information in the Store Links results (such as price) is inaccurate.

Tags

Tags

Lexicon has the most advanced tagging capabilities out there. You can completely customize the tags and categories to suit your workflow.

For example, tags allow you to mark tracks as "Techno" or "Has Vocals" or anything you want. Later when you are looking for a certain track, you simply click all the tags it needs have and Lexicon will show you the matching tracks.

Categories

Lexicon uses categories in which your tags fall. A category can be something like "Mood" or "Genre" or anything else you want.

You can add new categories by clicking the Add category button on the Tags page. You can edit categories by clicking the gear icon on each category panel. To visually recognize categories faster, you can give it a color.

You can drag and re-order categories on the Tags page.

Creating and Updating Tags

Click the plus icon on a category panel to create a new tag. Double click any tag to rename it.

Right click to delete a tag. The tag will be removed from all tracks.

You can drag tags from one category panel to another. You can completely customize your tag experience this way.

Adding Tags To Tracks

You can add tags to your tracks in several ways.

The first is to show the Tags column in the track browser. Click on an empty tag to show the Tags popup and you can select any number of tags.

The second way is with track recipes. This is super powerful if you need edit tags for many tracks at a time. Select any number of tracks and right click and Edit. Switch to recipes and you'll see the tag recipes that allow you to add, remove or replace tags.

Importing Tags

If you are a Rekordbox 6 user and use MyTags, then your tags should already be in Lexicon. MyTags are imported automatically when you import your library from Rekordbox 6.

You can also import tags from a text based system, such as the hashtag system. The hashtag system uses tags like "#Techno #Vocals" in your track comments. To import these to tags, select any number of tracks, right click and choose Edit. Switch to recipes and choose Import tags from text.

All tags that Lexicon did not yet know about will be in the "Imported Tags" category. You can drag them out into the right category.

Exporting Tags

Tags can be synced to your favorite DJ apps by using the Field Mapper. To do this, open the field mappings dialog on the Sync page. Select All Tags as your source and Comment (or another field) as target. All tags on each track will copied to the Comment field as the hashtag system, e.g. "#Techno #Vocals".

You can also use any of your tag categories as source. Only the tags from that specific category will then be exported.

Rekordbox Note

Rekordbox does not support importing MyTags so there is currently no way to get Lexicon tags into the Rekordbox MyTags.

Showing Tracks

A tag system would be incomplete without a way to find the tracks you are looking for. For this, you can select any number of tags (use CMD/CTRL or SHIFT to select multiple) on the Tags page and then click Show tracks. This will show you all tracks that match the selected tags.

This works like this: any tags in the same category will be considered an OR and every different category is considered an AND. That probably sounds confusing, so as an example:

In the Genre category both "Techno" and "Drum & Bass" is selected. In the Vocals category, only "No Vocals" is selected. This will result in any "Techno" OR "Drum & Bass" track AND they must have "No Vocals".

Keyboard Shortcuts

There is a keyboard shortcut to open the tag popup (default T).

When the tag popup is open, you can navigate with the keyboard using Arrow Up and Arrow Down. You can type to filter tags and navigating tags will only navigate within the filter results. Pressing Enter will add or remove a tag. Pressing Escape will save and close the popup.

Tracks

Track Browser

The track browser is your main Lexicon screen where you can view and edit all your tracks.

Visible Columns

You can enable more visible columns by right clicking any column header.

Searching

To search in the track browser, hover your mouse over one of the column headers, e.g. TITLE. This way you can search in every column, or multiple columns at a time.

In number fields like BPM or Energy you have a few extra options:

Operator Example Notes
> > 150 Greater than
< < 150 Smaller than
>= >= 150 Greater than or equals
<= <= 150 Smaller than or equals
- 120-150 Between
! !150 Not

Searcing Keys

Keys are automatically converted when you search. For example, when you search for 4M, it will show tracks that have the key Am since these two keys are the same but in a different format.

Searching Dates

You can search in date fields (like Last Played) by using the YYYY-MM-DD format, for example: 2022-04-10. You can also use the > and < operators here (see above table).

Searching Tags

You can only search for full tag labels. Any partial match will not give any results. This is for performance reasons to make sure the track browser is always very fast.

Sorting

You can sort by any colum by clicking the drag handle when you hover over a column header. Clicking the sort arrow until it disappears will give you the original order of the playlist.

Tag Sorting

Tags are sorted by amount of tags that each track has.

Manual Editing

You can select any number of tracks and open the track editor to edit tags.

If you have select multiple tracks, you will see <multiple values> in some fields. These are fields where not all tracks have the same value. If you change this, the new value will be set to all tracks on that field.

If you need more dynamic editing of many tracks at the same time, try using Recipes.

By default, the following hotkeys are available:

E: Open editor from the track list

In the editor popup: Left Arrow and Right Arrow: Navigate to the next track, if only one was selected. This will automatically save any changes.

Tab: Change between the manual editor and the recipes page.

Enter: When editing a field, press Enter to save and close the popup.

Escape: Close the editor popup, discarding any changes.

Album Art

You can replace and remove album art for as many tracks as you want. You can do this from the Album art button in the editor popup.

You can also Reload album art. This is useful if you've changed the album art outside Lexicon and you want to update the previews in the track browser.

Recipes

You can find Recipes by selecting one or more tracks ➡ right click ➡ Edit ➡ Recipes

With Recipes, you can dynamically update many tracks at a time.

Recipes are executed on each selected track individually.

The following recipes are available:

To Lower/Upper/Title/Sentence Case

Changes a field to a certain casing. You can exclude certain words so they won't be changed.

Copy field

This copies a source field into a target field, overwriting the target field and leaving the source field intact.

Move Field

This movies a source field into a target field, overwriting the target field and deleting the source field.

Merge Fields

This merges two source fields into a target field, overwriting the target field. Leaves the source fields intact. You can add a separator between the two fields.

Prefix/Suffix Field

This will add a prefix or a suffix to a field.

Swap Fields

This will swap two fields.

Split Field

This will split a source field on a given text and copy the two results into two target fields, overwriting the target fields.

Example: Source: "Get Lucky - Daft Punk", split on " - " will result in the two target fields getting "Get Lucky" and "Daft Punk".

You can preserve the split text so it won't get deleted. In the above example, this would result in "Get Lucky - ".

Delete Cue Points

This will delete all cue points from the selected tracks.

Delete Beatgrid

This will delete all beatgrid markers from the selected tracks.

Half/Double BPM

This will half or double the BPM of the track and the beatgrid markers.

Quantize Cues

This will quantize cue points to the beatgrid. Quantizing means that cues that are not exactly on the beatgrid will be moved to the nearest beat marker. This only works if a track has been analyzed with a beatgrid.

Round BPM

This will round the BPM of the track and all beatgrid markers to the nearest full number. You can use this if you're very sure that your the BPM of the selected tracks are a full number (e.g. Electronic music).

Shift Cues/Beatgrid

You can move all cues and beatgrid markers by a specific amount of milliseconds.

Sort Cues

This will sort your cues chronologically.

Change Cue Colors

This will change all cue colors of the selected tracks to one of the color patterns. See the Lexicon app settings for an example of the color patterns. Random will simply give you random colors on each cue without using the same color twice. First cue color will set all cue colors to the color of the first cue point. Use this if you want one specific color.

Replace Cue Colors

This will find specific cue colors and replace them with the color of your choice.

Replace Cue Text

This will replace text inside the cue label.

Replace Text

This will replace any occurrence of the given text in a field with a new text.

Shorten Text

This will create an abbreviated version of the text in a field, giving each word a maximum length. The result will be copied into the target field, overwriting the target field and leaving the source field intact.

Example: "Get Lucky" with 2 characters will turn into "GeLu".

Remove Text

This will remove any occurrence of the given text from the field of your choice.

Change Extension

This will change the extension where Lexicon looks for your tracks.

Import Tags From Text

If you use text tags with the hashtag system, you can convert them into Lexicon tags here. The hashtag system are text values like "#Techno #Vocals". You can safely run this multiple times.

Add Tags

This will add the chosen tags to your selected tracks.

Remove Tags

This will remove the chosen tags from your selected tracks.

Replace Tag

This will replace the chosen tag with a different tag, if it is present on your selected tracks.

Mark As Incoming

This will put the selected tracks back into the Incoming page. You can then process them from there again. This is useful if you want to put messy tracks into the Incoming page as a todo-list or if you want to auto-move them to a different location.

Remove From All Playlist

This will remove the selected tracks from any playlist that it occurs in.

Track Discovery

Track Discovery

You can find Track Discovery by right clicking tracks ➡ Use ➡ Discover new tracks

With Track Discovery you can easily find new track recommendations you'll like that you don't have in your library yet.

Just select a playlist and Lexicon will give you a long list of tracks that are similar. These tracks are checked before showing them to you so you'll only see tracks that you don't have yet.

Notes

Lexicon will do it's best to filter out tracks that you already have. This works best if your track titles are as clean as possible. Use Smart Fixes to clean them.

The amount of results may vary. If you give Lexicon a playlist with very few tracks then it may not find many new track recommendations for you. Try to use a playlist that has as many tracks as possible that are similar, so usually the same genre. Large playlists will give different results every time. You can run the same playlist multiple times for new recommendations.

Track Matcher

Track Matcher

You can find the Track Matcher in the left sidebar menu

The Track Matcher is a powerful tool for DJs who get lists of tracks they should play. This is really useful for wedding and event DJs.

With the Track Matcher, you upload or paste a text file and Lexicon will go through your entire library and find close matches. The results can be saved to a new playlist.

Preparation

The Track Matcher compares the artist and title fields in the list you upload with the artist and titles of the tracks in your library. Consider using Smart Fixes to clean your tracks so the results are as good as possible. One important Smart Fix is Auto Extract Artist, because if your tracks don't have an artist field, then nothing can be matched there.

Input

The text you upload does not need to be exact. Lexicon uses fuzzy searching which means it will even find results if your text has typo's or edits and remixes. You can enable strict search so it only finds exact matches. Disable strict search to get more results.

This does mean your results may contain tracks that are very similar to the tracks you wanted. That's why it's a good idea to quickly go through the results and see if there are any tracks you really don't want to add.

Cleaning

The input text gets cleaned automatically, so don't worry about any extra spaces, dots, or other non-text characters.

File type

You can load .txt or .m3u8 files into the Track Matcher. You can select the separator you want to use, usually this is something like -. You should have one artist/title combination per line.

Apple Music (iTunes) can export playlists as M3U8 file that you can use here. To do this in Apple Music, select a playlist and go to File ➡ Library ➡ Export Playlist and choose M3U8 as file type.

Separator

There are two special ways to use the separator character.

If a line does not have a title but does have a separator and an artist name (eg - Daft Punk) then the Track Matcher will show you all tracks from this artist.

Or if a line does not contain the separator character, then the Track Matcher will show you all tracks with titles that match this line. So without separator character, it is assumed there is no artist on this line.

Playlist

The new playlist is saved in the special Lexicon playlist folder. You can find it at the bottom of your playlists.

Example

Here is an example of what the text input could look like:

Flight Facilities – All your love Steelers Wheel – Stuck in the middle with you Fleetwood Mac – The Chain Ziggy Albert – Days in the sun Mallrat – UFO Set Mo – White Dress Rex Orange Country – Loving is Easy Flight Facilities – Crave You Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl; Ray LaMontagne – You are the best thing Big Yellow Taxi Elton John –

Watch Folder & Incoming Tracks

Watch Folder

Lexicon has a watch folder. This folder is constantly being watched by Lexicon and any music file added to it will automatically be imported into Lexicon.

The default watch folder is Music/Lexicon/Watch Folder

Incoming Tracks

Tracks that are imported from the watch folder are called incoming tracks and you can find these in your Incoming page (Sidebar ➡ Tracks ➡ Incoming). This page gives you a great opportunity to process incoming tracks. For example, you can clean up tags, add cue points or add them to one or more playlists.

When you are done processing one or more tracks, you can select them and press Selected done. Or set the entire list as done by clicking All done.

Deleting

You can delete tracks from the incoming list by selecting them and choosing Delete selected. This will delete the selected tracks from your library and from your computer.

Workflow

When you press the Selected done button, Lexicon will automatically load the next track in the list and select it. You can bind this button to a hotkey in the settings. This will let you speed up the process with the right hotkeys.

Auto Move

Any incoming track can automatically be moved to a destination of your choice. The move is performed when the track is marked as done.

Moving only happens if a target folder is set in the settings. If no target folder is set, track will not be moved and will stay in your watch folder.

You can let Lexicon automatically create a subfolder inside your target folder based on the "pattern". This pattern can be changed in the settings on the Incoming page. There are three patterns that decide the name of the first, second and third subfolder. All three are optional.

Example: If you choose Genre as the first pattern, your tracks are going to be moved in subfolders with the name that is taken from the genre field from that track. It will look like this: C:/Users/Christiaan/Music/House/track.mp3. If your second pattern is BPM it would look something like C:/Users/Christiaan/Music/House/128/track.mp3

Most patterns work the same here with the exception of First tag. With the first tag pattern, the first tag that is in your first tag category is used as subfolder. You can change the category order on the Tags page. Whichever category is first, that is the category that is used.

If a field is empty, then the track will still be moved to the target folder but without extra subfolder.

Filename Pattern

Lexicon can also change the filename of tracks that are moved automatically. To do this, you have to set up a filename pattern.

You can create a pattern by using field names surrounded by %, e.g. %artist%. You can combine these with normal text to create a pattern, e.g. %artist% - %title%. This would result in Daft Punk - Get Lucky.

You can choose from the following fields: artist, title, albumTitle, label, remixer, mix, composer, producer, grouping, lyricist, comment, key, genre, bpm, rating, color, year, durationSeconds, bitrate, playCount, sizeBytes, sampleRate, trackNumber, energy, danceability, popularity, extra1, extra2

You can also surround a field name with curly bracket { } to make it optional. When a field is optional, anything within the curly brackets is only added to the filename is the field value exists. For example, a pattern of %artist% - %title% (%key%) on a track without a key would normally end up as Daft Punk - Get Lucky (). By adding curly brackets, e.g. %artist% - %title% {(%key%)} a track without key would be Daft Punk - Get Lucky.

Here are some basic pattern examples to get started:

Pattern Result Explanation
%artist% - %title% Daft Punk - Get Lucky The two tags are replaced by the artist and title tags found in Lexicon
%artist% - %title% {(%key%)} Daft Punk - Get Lucky (12M) The key and parenthesis are only added if the track has a key. If not, the parenthesis will not be added either
%artist% - %title% {%key%}{|%bpm%} Daft Punk - Get Lucky 12M|128 The key and BPM are only added if the track has them.
{%genre% -} %artist% - %title% Pop - Daft Punk - Get Lucky Genre is added at the start of the filename, if there is a genre.
(Favorites) %artist% - %title% (Favorites) Daft Punk - Get Lucky A static text is added at the start of the filename. This is not based on a variable so it will not change.

Special Patterns

There are a few special patterns.

Bitrate (higher/lower 320kbps)

Bitrate is sorted in two possible folders:

320+ for all tracks that have a bitrate of 320 and higher.

320- for all tracks that have a bitrate lower than 320.

First tag

Uses the first tag on that track from the first tag category. You can which tag category is used here by making sure the category you want is the first visible one on the Tags page.

Current year

Uses the current year.

Current month

Uses the current month as a number with a zero padded on the left, e.g. 01 up to 12

Write Tags To File

Write Tags To File

You can write tags to file by right clicking tracks ➡ Use ➡ Write tags to file

With the Tag Writer you can update your music file tags (ID3 tags) so they are identical to your Lexicon database.

Your tracks will already look good in your Rekordbox, Serato, Traktor, VirtualDJ or Engine DJ after syncing but if you use your music files in another program (e.g. a music player) then you can mirror the changes with the Tag Writer.

You can select any field you want to write or skip. So you if just want to update your track titles but leave the rest as-is, you can do that too.

Playlist Tools

Playlist Merge

Select and number of playlists and right click and select Tools ➡ Merge to combine multiple playlists into one new playlist.

All tracks from all selected playlists will be combined into one new playlist. Any duplicates will be dropped from the new merged playlist.

Playlist Sort

Select any number of playlists and you can sort them by right clicking and selecting Tools ➡ Sort. The playlists will be sorted in their current position. This does not sort tracks within the playlists.

There are several sort methods:

Sort (A-Z)

Sorts playlists alphabetically.

Sort (Z-A)

Sort playlists reverse alphabetically.

Sort (Track Count)

Sort playlists by the amount of tracks inside each playlist.

Manual Sorting Tracks

You can sort tracks inside playlists by drag & dropping them. This only works if the playlist is "unsorted". This means that the header must not have any arrow indicating a sort direction. Click a header until the arrow disappears, then the playlist is in the original order and drag & drop is enabled.

Playlist Cross Reference

Select any number of playlists, right click and select Tools ➡ Cross Reference to find out which tracks multiple playlists have in common.

You can find out which tracks both playlists have (e.g. you might want to know which tracks are in both your "House" playlist and in your "Top 100" playlist).

You can also find out which tracks are missing from the selected playlists. This will cross reference the selected playlists with the entire library and create a new playlist with any track that is not found in the selected playlists. Be careful as this may create a very large playlist.

Prefix Playlists

Select any number of playlists, right click and select Tools ➡ Prefix to add text before each playlist name.

Text

Choose the text option to add text before each playlist name.

Number

Choose the number option to add an increasing number before each playlist. You can tell Lexicon to remove an existing number prefix so it will be replaced by the new number.

You can add a leading zero for better sorting.

Other Tools

Playlist Occurrence

You can find the in the top menu bar Utility ➡ Other

With this utility tool you can determine which tracks occur this many times in any playlist.

For example, by setting the amount to 0, you will get a list of all tracks that don't occur in any playlist. Or if you set it to 2, you would get a list of tracks that occur in exactly 2 playlists.

Beatshift Correction

You can find Beatshift Correction in the top menu bar Utility ➡ Other

Converting your library causes cue points and beatgrids to shift on some files that are encoded in a certain way. Every DJ software treats these uncommon files differently. This problem looks something like the below waveform.

shifted beatgrid

This problem may occur after importing from a DJ app or when converting to a DJ app.

If you encounter this in any of your tracks, you should run this tool and re-run the sync or import.

This problem was discovered and researched by Pedro Estrela, you can find more technical information about this problem here.

Transfer Streaming To Local

You can find this utility in the Utility menu ➡ Streaming ➡ Transfer Streaming To Local

With this utility you can replace your streaming tracks with their local file counterpart. This keeps your playlists intact and your local tracks will get the beatgrids and cues from the streaming tracks.

This currently works with Beatport LINK and Beatsource LINK.

Usage

Usage is very simple. Your library needs to include streaming tracks and you need to have purchased the streaming tracks as MP3, WAV or AIFF file.

It's important that the purchased tracks are not in Lexicon. If you added them to your library, then Lexicon will not be able to automatically find them. In that case, simply delete them from Lexicon first.

Open the utility and point it at the folder that contains your purchased tracks. Lexicon will find them automatically and replace your streaming tracks with the local tracks.

Relocate single streaming track

You can right click any streaming track and use the Relocate option to change it to a file on your hard drive. Since this can be any file, there is no guarantee that your cue points will be an exact match.

Troubleshooting

Streaming track not replaced

If a streaming track is not replaced but you do have the local track, one of the following things could be happening:

The local track is already in Lexicon

Remove it from Lexicon and run the utility again

The local track is a different version

A track can have the same artist and title but still be a different track. This happens if you purchased a different version of the track or if the store deleted the track and replaced it with a different version. There is no automatic fix for it. Purchase the correct version if possible (right click a streaming track to open the store page for the correct version) and run the utility again.

If the original version no longer exists or can't be purchased, you will have to replace the track manually.

The local track is missing required ID3 tags

Matching is based on the information in the ID3 tags (specifically, the unique identifier tag). If this tag is not available, then it can't be matched. Make sure to leave the original ID3 tags in place.

Cues are shifted

Shifting cues is a problem that is not yet 100% solved. If you notice this, please contact support (Discord works best).

Advanced

Local Path Mappings

You can find the Local Path Mappings in the Lexicon settings, under App Settings.

Local Path Mappings is an advanced feature that helps you use the same Lexicon database on multiple computers, even if you use both Windows and macOS.

When you create a Lexicon backup and restore it on a different computer, most likely your music will not be found anymore. Maybe you use an external drive for your music or a Dropbox/Drive folder, but chances are there is a difference in the folder structure. With a path mapping, you can tell your secondary Lexicon where to look for your music without having to relocate your tracks.

Procedure

This feature does not automatically sync multiple Lexicons. You still have to back up and restore your Lexicon database manually. If you are on the PRO plan, you can very easily do this through Cloud Database Backup.

Restoring a Lexicon database overwrites your current database, so be careful. It is not possible to merge changes from multiple Lexicons into one. That's why you should always only make changes on one of your Lexicons. After making changes, make a backup and restore it on any other Lexicon that you want to use then.

Primary Lexicon

To use path mappings, you have to designate one of your Lexicon installations as the primary Lexicon. This is your main Lexicon. The folder structures of the primary Lexicon will be saved to your database, even when you save tracks on a secondary Lexicon.

You can have as many secondary Lexicons as you want. Path mappings are local to that Lexicon installation.

You should not set up any path mappings on the primary Lexicon.

A path mapping is a link between two different folder paths. One of these folders is a "remote" path and the other is a "local" path. The remote path exists in your first (primary) Lexicon. The local path exists in your second/third/etc (secondary) Lexicon.

A remote path (primary Lexicon) might be D:/Music/ and a local path (secondary Lexicon) might be G:/Music/. With this path mapping set up, your secondary Lexicon will automatically look for your tracks on G:/Music/ instead of D:/Music/.

See below for more examples.

Adding Music

When you add music to the secondary Lexicon and the music comes from a folder that is affected by a path mapping, Lexicon will save the track as the remote path. So even though you're adding music from the secondary Lexicon, your database will still contain track locations that belong to your primary Lexicon. So if you ever stop using Local Path Mappings and continue on only the primary Lexicon, everything will still work.

Examples

This is a complex feature, so here are a few explained examples to help you understand.

Two Windows PC's with one external drive

Your primary Lexicon is a Windows PC and has music on an external drive at D:/Music/. Your secondary Lexicon is a Windows PC and has the same external drive at G:/Music/.

When you restore your Lexicon database on the secondary Lexicon, your tracks won't be found because Lexicon still looks at D:/Music/.

Now add the following path mapping: Remote D:/Music/ ➡ Local G:/Music/.

Lexicon will be able to find your music because it now knows that it's D: tracks are actually on the G: drive.

Apple MacBook and a Windows PC with Dropbox

Your primary Lexicon is a MacBook and has music on Dropbox at /Users/chris/Dropbox/Music/. Your secondary Lexicon is a Windows PC and has music on the same Dropbox at D:/Dropbox/Music/.

We'll need the following path mapping: Remote /Users/chris/Dropbox/Music/ ➡ Local D:/Dropbox/Music/

Now, Lexicon on your Windows PC will look for your tracks at D:/Dropbox/Music/.