Traktor’s Browser section is where you view your track collection, any custom playlists you’ve made or imported, your hard drive and any connected USB devices, your track history and your iTunes library, including iTunes playlists.
It’s important to organise your playlists and browser in a way that makes it understandable and accessible in the sweaty darkness of the DJ booth. The ‘Track Collection’ section is where every track that’s been imported to Traktor is displayed.
Import some tracks from iTunes or your hard drive by right-clicking them and selecting Import To Collection. Once they’re imported their BPM and key can be analysed automatically, if it’s set up in the preferences.
Pro tip: Traktor maps your QWERTY keyboard to its certain functions by default. This can cause problems when using the Search function. If you’re not going to use the keyboard shortcuts it’s a good idea to disable them in Prefs. Click on the cogwheel in the top right of the GUI, go to Controller Manager and under Device name select Generic Keyboard and change the In Port to ‘None’.