Lexicon Manual

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 –