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    One Ipad...two music libraries... is it possible?

    I wonder if you can help me...

    I use my new IPAD 2 all the time (would now need surgical removal)...In terms of music, I use it in a couple of ways. One way is to carry my favourite music with me. Works great, does the job.

    Now and then I would like to access my 2nd collection of party/dance/disco/pop music in conjunction with a DJ app, or indeed with Itunes itself. In fact, many DJ apps use the Itunes library to stream from or to get playlists etc.

    Now here is the problem....

    If I load all the DJ music AND my own collection into Itunes it is an enormous mess of albums, artists etc. If I just want to see MY music I have to wade rgough TONS of other stuff that I only want to access now and then.

    SO....how can I keep the collections separate? I don't want to keep loading/unloading different collection to suit my mood or needs. I just want to switch between the two so I can see one OR the other.

    I have searched before (excuse me if I missed an obvious prior question on this subject), but all other queries don't seem to relate exactly to my problem...

    Best regards and thanks in advance

    Paul

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    Use playlists on itunes.
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    You can also sort by genres. You may have to change some songs in iTunes, but it allows you some flexibility. For example, I put all Pop/Rock under Pop. Christmas music is under Holiday, and then I have Jazz, Easy Listening, and Country. When I am listening for myself, I just select Pop, and it will shuffle my favorites.

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    I can see how this would work to some extent, but here's my anticipated problem...
    When I load a whole bunch of compilation CD's I can set the genre to something unique and even set up playlists.
    But....when I look at ARTISTS there are hundreds and hundreds of artists that will appear. This would be ok, BUT I like to browse my 'normal' collections by looking at Artists and this would be seriously ruined for me if I have to skip through hundreds of bizarre pop/dance acts just to find the stuff that interests me on a daily basis.
    I have the same problem with my IPOD as well, so I already know how frustrating this can be...
    ...any further thoughts or workarounds guys?
    Thanks in advance
    Paul

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    Is it worth getting an iPhone or iPod touch so you can store your DJ stuff on a separate device?

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    You may have to change some songs in iTunes

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    You might look at Music Collector for PC or Mac and its app. Not cheap and I have no idea about how useful it may be, but it might be an option for you.

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    Thanks guys, I'll take a look at Music collector....
    ...as I said earlier, I'm using DJ apps which only seem to pull data from Itunes. IF I could store the songs in an app and get the DJ App to pull from that then I could store them separately.
    At the moment, it's all looking unworkable sadly....


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