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If you're a DJ, you're no stranger to the popular DJ software Rekordbox. Rekordbox DJ is a famous DJ software for organizing one's music library, creating playlists, and preparing tracks to be exported to USB drives. As one of the largest streaming music platforms in the world, Spotify has a wealth of music library resources from all over the world. If the two can be linked, it must be the icing on the cake for DJ users.

So can we import Spotify's music to Rekordbox for mixing? Sadly, as of July 1, 2020, Spotify has confirmed that it will stop supporting third-party DJ apps, so Spotify songs cannot be used with rekordbox DJ or any other DJ software/app, as these are DRM copyrighted, even for paying Premium users. So if you still want to play these songs, is the only way to buy the music tracks separately in the music store? Of course not! Here we'll cover a simple and effective way to help you use Spotify in Rekordbox. Read on.

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Part 1. Can We Use Spotify Music on Rekordbox?

As a cloud-connected DJ platform, Rekordbox is suitable for DJs of all levels. Rekordbox is compatible with Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices, so you can easily manage your Rekordbox library using different devices. To mix your tracks, you can get songs from one of the streaming services Beatport LINK, Tidal, Beatsource LINK, and SoundCloud (free trial accounts for the corresponding platform are also supported). However, at present, Spotify and Rekordbox have not reached a partnership.

The good news is that Rekordbox supports importing local tracks. But if you're a regular Spotify user, then you should be well aware that the Spotify song files we get through our Premium account are just temporary files in the Ogg Vorbis audio format. These files cannot be read and used by programs other than the Spotify app, and Rekordbox is no exception, so importing Spotify music directly into Rekordbox for use is tricky. But don't lose heart, we can export Spotify songs from Spotify and save them to the desktop in normal audio formats compatible with Rekordbox, and then do the rest. So before that, let's take a look at which audio formats are compatible with Rekordbox.

Music File Bit Depth Bit Rate Sampling Frequency File Extension
MP3 16 bit 32 kbps to 320 kbps / 16 kbps to 160 kbps 32 kHz; 44.1 kHz; 48 kHz / 16 kHz; 22.05 kHz; 24 kHz .mp3
AAC 16 bit 8 kbps to 320 kbps 16 kHz; 22.05 kHz; 24 kHz; 32 kHz; 44.1 kHz; 48 kHz m4a; .mp4
WAVE 16 bit; 24 bit --- 44.1 kHz; 48 kHz; 88.2 kHz; 96 kHz; 192 kHz .wav
AIFF 16 bit; 24 bit --- 44.1 kHz; 48 kHz; 88.2 kHz; 96 kHz; 192 kHz .aif; .aiff
Apple Lossless 16 bit; 24 bit --- 44.1 kHz; 48 kHz; 88.2 kHz; 96 kHz; 192 kHz .m4a
FLAC 16 bit; 24 bit --- 44.1 kHz; 48 kHz; 88.2 kHz; 96 kHz; 192 kHz flac; .fla

Part 2. How to Export Spotify Music Onto Computer in MP3 Format?

Next, all we need to do is convert Spotify to any audio format that Rekordbox is compatible with, such as MP3.

Spotify's songs have special formats and protection mechanisms, so we need the help of third-party conversion tools. And TunePat Spotify Converter is your best choice, which is fully compatible with the latest Windows and macOS. It is an excellent Spotify converter, downloader, and Spotify online player. You can use this tool to get Spotify songs, albums, playlists, or podcasts very easily.

At present, the program provides highly personalized output settings to meet the needs of different groups of people in different scenarios. Currently, supported output formats are MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, and ALAC. In addition, the program is equipped with advanced and exclusive high-speed decoding and conversion technology, so you can get high-quality audio files while quickly getting the song files you want. Let's take a look at the specific operation steps.

Key Features of TunePat Spotify Converter

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TunePat Spotify Converter

  • okDownload songs, albums, playlists, podcasts, and lyrics from Spotify.
  • okConvert Spotify songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC format.
  • okEasily download ad-free Spotify music tracks to the local computer.
  • okKeep ID3 tags and preserve lossless audio quality.
  • okConverted Spotify songs can be played offline on various devices at any time.

Step 1 Choose a Conversion Mode

Your computer should have the TunePat Spotify Music Converter installed. After running the program, please select a conversion mode and log in with your Spotify Music account.

spotify converter main interface

Step 2 Find the Desired Spotify Music

Open the Spotify song, album, artist, or playlist you want to convert. When you open it, you will see a blue "Click to add". Click it. Then TunePat will automatically read all the songs on the current page and arrange them in a new pop-up window. As you can see, all titles are checked by default. You can deselect some songs you don't like and tap on the "Add" button.

Add Spotify songs to TunePat
Add Spotify songs to TunePat

If you are not using TunePat for the first time, to avoid downloading the same song repeatedly and need to delete it manually, you can check the "Filter Converted" option (the converted songs will become gray and unselectable after that).

Step 3 Adjust the Output Settings as Desired

Before selecting the target Spotify music to convert, please move the mouse to the program menu bar in the lower-left corner of the screen and select the "Settings" button. You need to complete the necessary output settings in this pop-up panel. (For details, please refer to the table in Part 1 made according to the official technical specifications)

The following parameters are available:

Conversion Mode: Intelligent Mode, Spotify Record (App) / Web Download (web player), YouTube Download
Output Format: Auto, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC
Bit Rate: 320kbps, 256kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps
Sample Rate: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Output File Name: Track Number, Title, Artist, Album, Playlist Index, Year
Output Organized: None, Playlist, Artist, Album, Artist/Album, Album/Artist, Playlist/Artist, Playlist/Album

Customize output settings

Step 4 Download Spotify Music to PC

After adjusting the output settings, click the "Convert" button to start the conversion. Then wait for all the songs to complete the conversion. You can also do other things and select "Put computer to sleep when finished". When the conversion is done, you can go to the program's "Converted" module to view the converted songs, or you can open a local folder (there is a "Show in Windows Explorer" button on the right side of each song record in this module to directly locate the local file).

convert multiple spotify playlists
Convert Spotify to mp3

Part 3. How to Import the Converted Spotify Music to Rekordbox?

The converted Spotify Music must then be locally imported into Rekordbox as the final step.

Step 1 Download the latest version of Rekordbox from the official website. Then launch it.

Step 2 First of all, please open the local folder where the converted Spotify songs are stored in advance or copy the corresponding path. Then you can choose one of the following two methods to import Spotify songs to Rekordbox. One is to import directly into Collection. The other is to create a new playlist (name it according to your preference) and import the songs into it.

Step 3 After adding Spotify to Rekordbox and Rekordbox has loaded all tracks, you can click and drag the target song directly into the virtual Deck above. You can do it very easily! Start mixing! Make something you love and be proud of!

🢒 Import Into Collection

Click the "File" option in the upper right corner. Select "Import - Import Folder" from the drop-down menu. Copy and paste the corresponding local path to the blank and click "OK". Rekordbox will automatically read and add all songs in this path folder to Collection.

import spotify to rekordbox

🢒 Import Into a New Playlist

Right-click the "Playlists" button on the left menu bar and select the "Create New Playlist" option. When the new playlist is successful, name it according to your preference. Then click the name of the playlist, directly select the folder where the converted Spotify files are placed and drag it to the blank on the right. Just wait for Rekordbox to automatically read it.

new rekordbox playlist to save spotify music

🢒 Drag Spotify Songs to Rekordbox Deck for Mixing

drag spotify music to rekordbox virtual deck


All in all, as long as you have a powerful TunePat Spotify Converter. Then downloading Spotify Music and transferring it to Rekordbox or other software, such as iMovie, Premiere Pro, Inshot, PowerPoint, VLC Media Player, etc., is just a piece of cake. Click the button below to download one now! This app will never disappoint you. This is the perfect chance to have your favorite Spotify playlist forever!

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