Import and Export Options for DJ Sofware 2019

Posted on 4th August 2019

Modern day disc-jockeys are completely spoilt for choice with the plethora of mixing software available boasting an expansive range of capabilities.

If you are new to the scene and need help deciding which software is right for you, refer to our complete DJ mixing software guide below!

If, however, you have already scanned our comprehensive list and would like some further advice, then import and export options are a key concept to take into consideration when deciding which software is most appropriate for you.

The most commonly used types of import and export integration are XML, iTunes, SoundCloud, and cross software integration (the ability to move cues and beatgrids across different software platforms).

So here is a rundown of the software options cited in our complete DJ Mixing guide and the import/export capabilities that they support.

Algoriddim djay

iTunes and Spotify integration: djay offers integration with Spotify and iTunes playlists (but you must upgrade to pro for full Spotify integration capabilities).

System requirements: operational across Windows and Mac devices.

Cross DJ

iTunes integration: you can retrieve playlists and tracks from iTunes directly using Cross DJ

SoundCloud: it is possible to stream tracks from SoundCloud with upgraded and paid versions of Cross DJ.

Cross-software integration: export and import options from Cross DJ are possible with Rekordbox, Serato DJ, Traktor DJ and Virtual DJ. Cross DJ also offers Ableton Link integration for live jamming competencies.

System requirements: operational across Windows and Mac devices.

Deckadance 2

iTunes integration: it is possible to import and mix playlists from iTunes with this software

System requirements: operational across Windows and Mac devices.

DEX 3

iTunes and SoundCloud integration: DEX 3 is able to import playlists from iTunes and, provided you have a SoundCloud Go+ account, you can also stream and mix tracks directly from SoundCloud.

System requirements: operational across Windows and Mac devices.

DJ Player Pro

iTunes and Deezer integration: this software can import playlists and tracks from iTunes as well as stream directly from Deezer (you must have a Deezer account for this to work).

Dropbox: it is possible to access tracks stored in a Dropbox folder after linking the account with your DJ Player Pro software.

System requirements: it is currently only usable on Apple iOS and Mac devices.

FL Studio

iTunes integration: it is possible to import iTunes tracks and playlists into the FL Studio software, although it can be a slightly lengthy to begin with. In order to import from iTunes, follow the steps outlined here.

SoundCloud: it is possible to upload tracks to SoundCloud by exporting your finished project as an mp3. However, you cannot import tracks from SoundCloud directly in to FL Studio.

Cross-software integration: for those interested in producing their own music as well as mixing, FL Studio offers a range of cross-software integration capabilities, including functionality alongside Pro Tools, Ableton, Logic, and other key mixing and mastering software programs.

System requirements: Usable across up-to-date versions of Mac and Windows devices.

Magix Digital DJ

iTunes integration: it is possible to import tracks from iTunes but only if they have been converted to mp3 format within iTunes to begin with.

System requirements: operational across Windows and Mac devices.

Mixxx

iTunes integration: it is possible to import playlists and tracks from iTunes using this software.

Cross-software integration: For users of Traktor DJ, it is possible to import tracks and playlists from Traktor into the Mixxx DJ software.

System requirements: operational across Windows and Mac devices.

Rekordbox

iTunes integration: it is possible to import tracks and playlists from iTunes using Rekordbox DJ software.

XML: Rekordbox can import and export cuepoints and beatgrids across various software platforms, using XML file formats to transfer the appropriate tracks.

Cross-software integration : Rekordbox has import and export capabilities across myriad software platforms including Serato, Traktor, Virtual DJ and Cross DJ

System requirements: operational across Windows and Mac devices.

Serato DJ

iTunes and SoundCloud Go+ integration: you can use Serato DJ to import playlists and tracks from iTunes as well as stream from SoundCloud - provided you own a SoundCloud Go+ account.

XML: you can import and export cuepoints and beatgrids within tracks using the XML file format in Serato DJ.

Cross-software integration: Serato has integrated import and export options with myriad mixing software’s including Rekordbox, Virtual DJ and Traktor DJ.

System requirements: operational across Windows and Mac devices.

Traktor DJ 2

iTunes and SoundCloud integration: using Traktor DJ it is possible to import tracks and playlists from iTunes. If you have a SoundCloud Go+ account, it is also possible to stream and mix tracks from SoundCloud within the software.

XML: Traktor DJ is able to save, store and transfer beatgrids and cuepoints using XML file format.

Cross-software integration: Traktor DJ is usable alongside a multitude of DJ mixing software platforms including Serato, Rekordbox, Virtual DJ and more.

System requirements: operational across Windows and Mac devices.

Virtual DJ

iTunes and SoundCloud integration: you can import playlists and tracks from iTunes using Virtual DJ. SoundCloud have also recently announced new integration capabilities with Virtual DJ, allowing you to stream music from SoundCloud within the software.

XML: Virtual DJ does support XML file format, however it is arguably not used as intuitively as other software platforms such as Rekordbox, Serato and Traktor.

Cross-software integration: it is possible to export and import beatgrids and cuepoints with Virtual DJ alongside Serato, Rekordbox, Traktor and Cross DJ.

System requirements: operational across Windows and Mac devices.

You DJ

SoundCloud and YouTube: You DJ offers integration with SoundCloud and YouTube streaming.

System requirements: the You DJ app is currently only functional on iOS and Mac devices. Although, a very basic version of mixing can be utilised directly through their website on any device.


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