Mixing tunes and playing sets for the crowd vibing with you has never been so much a fan, thanks to Traktor DJ software. This software combined with its rich services is a go-to solution for every gig. From a get-together of a few friends to a Saturday warehouse party, Traktor DJ performs everywhere. Without any doubt, Traktor DJ holds the crown in the DJing space.
And when it comes to online music streams, Spotify ranks itself at the top too. For a DJ, it is natural to have Traktor DJ Spotify integration for mixing to truly unlock both the music worlds. Below we have explained how both these top services in their respective niche can be integrated so that you can mix songs on state-of-the-art DJ software along with the best music streaming service.
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Does Traktor Work with Spotify?
No. At the time of writing, though Traktor DJ supports other services like Beatport and Beatsource, it does not support current mainstream music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. Back in 2020, Spotify halted its integration services with Traktor as a part of its DRM initiative and to restrict the use of its media for DJ mixing.
If you want to add Spotify downloads to Traktor DJ, unfortunately, it will not succeed. Traktor DJ supports uploading local music files in formats like MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, and AIFF, while the DRM-protected soundtracks from Spotify cannot be used directly as they are always in a protected format "OGG Vorbis". But there is an easy solution for this, you can use an appropriate Spotify music converter to easily convert songs from Spotify into Traktor DJ-compatible formats. Continue reading to learn how to do that.
How to Convert Spotify to Traktor DJ
As mentioned before, Traktor DJ doesn’t support DRM-protected files from Spotify, but it does allow you to upload files from local storage. TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is crafted to easily convert protected music files from Spotify and save them as DRM-free local files in MP3 format. This software is built to help DJs overcome this integration restriction and provide them with an easy and smooth audio mixing experience for their jams.
Designed to serve DJs just like you, this converter also makes it simple to save any Spotify song, album, or playlist with ID3 tags for easy management. These are some of the highlights of this software:
• Download all Spotify Songs (songs, albums, playlists, podcasts)
• Conversion in multiple DRM-free audio formats (MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC)
• Ultra-fast conversion speeds (up to 35X)
• Tweaking of individual file audio quality (up to 320kps)
• Runs on both Mac and Windows
• Simple-to-use interface
First, go ahead and install the trial version of this software to get going. Then follow the below steps to convert Spotify songs for import to Traktor DJ:
Step 1. After installation, launch TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, you will be presented with a web player. Open the Spotify web player and sign in to your Spotify account.
Step 2. To customize preferences for outputs, navigate to "Preferences" on the top right of the web player. From here, you can batch-edit the audio quality preferences of all the files. Therefore, you don't have to tweak the options for each song.
Step 3. Then select a song or entire playlist in Spotify and drag & drop them into the "+" icon.
Step 4. Click the button "Convert All" once you have selected your desired audio preferences. Once the conversion is complete, click "Finished" >"View output file" to locate your DRM-free Spotify music files.
How to Add Spotify to Traktor DJ on Windows/Mac
Now you have converted your audio files to your desired audio format and audio quality. The next step is to use them with Traktor DJ software installed on your Windows PC or Mac Computer. Follow the below steps to use these tracks on your desktop computer:
Step 1. On your Traktor DJ software, click "File" and then click "Import Music Files" or "Import Folder" in the dropdown menu.
Step 2. Browse to the folder where your converted Spotify music files are saved on your computer. Select one or several files, or an entire folder. Once imported, choose the music files you want to use for mixing. Click the Open button to add it to Traktor DJ.
Step 3. Finally, click "Track Collection" and drag your imported music to the main interface of the new remix set in Traktor DJ.
How to Add Spotify to Traktor DJ on iPhone/iPad
To access your converted songs from TuneFab Spotify Music Converter on iPhone/iPad, you need to move and sync these files to your iCloud library. Then they can be imported into Traktor DJ software. This is how to do it:
Step 1. Connect your iPad or iPhone with your Mac computer (Apple Music) or Windows computer (iTunes). Wait until your device shows up in Apple Music or iTunes. Navigate to "File" > "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library". Then locate the converted files and click "Open" to add these files to your library or an entire folder.
Step 2. Now back to iTunes main interface, navigate to "Settings" > "Music" and make sure that "Sync Music" is checked. If you want to sync everything, click "Entire music library" or select individual playlists. Click "Apply" to save.
Step 3. Then click "Edit > Preferences", a pop-up will appear, navigate to "advanced" and uncheck "Keep iTunes media organized" and check "Share iTunes library/XML with other applications". Click "OK" to save.
Step 4. After that, launch Traktor DJ app on your iPhone/iPad, tap the "+" button. And in the browser menu, tap on the iTunes icon. This should show your previously synced songs from iTunes on your desktop computer.
Step 5. Select a track and drag it to the decks of Traktor DJ software to start mixing.
Now, you can easily convert and sync your favorite Spotify music into the Traktor DJ app. Note that the converted and synced files being imported in Traktor DJ have retained their original ID3 tags and metadata. You can better organize the music for mixing.
Well, there you have it. You just unlocked the true freedom of DJ mixing with Traktor DJ and Spotify. Although you can not stream Spotify on Traktor DJ, with TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, it only takes you a few clicks and taps to convert and use DRM-free Spotify songs in the Traktor DJ app. Along with Spotify Traktor DJ integration, now you also have the flexibility to play with audio formats and the quality of your tracks and can move these files wherever you want for further use thanks to TuneFab Spotify Music Converter. Happy Djing!
Can you DJ with Spotify?
No, you cannot directly use Spotify for DJing and audio mixing, since Spotify terminated cooperation with third-party DJ software back in 2020. Services like Mixonset are still compatible with Spotify, but for a smooth and restriction-free experience, we recommend using Spotify Music Converter, like TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, to convert Spotify music into MP3 and add it to DJ software.
Is it legal to DJ with Spotify?
It depends on your purpose. Conversion and syncing of audio tracks for personal use in the Traktor DJ app is legal. But keep in mind that using such software for the distribution of music is illegal.