How to Get Traktor Spotify Integration for Mixing 2024

By Charles Davis Updated on 2024-05-17 / Update for Spotify Tips

"Does Traktor work with Spotify?" Nope. So, Traktor Spotify integration is the most desirable feature for Spotify and Traktor users. Most of them are hoping that this feature will be available soon. But as time goes on, there is still no positive official answer to connect Spotify to Traktor, no matter for Traktor Pro 3 or DJ 2.

Doing nothing and just waiting for the official notification is still not an option. So, this article has taken the initiative to find a solution to use Spotify with Traktor. How to achieve it? Let's get started with the details.

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Part 1. Does Spotify Work with Traktor DJ Software

Traktor is DJ software developed by Native Instruments and first released in 2000. It is known for Traktor Pro 2 and Traktor Pro 3. Does Traktor Pro 3 work with Spotify? So far, Traktor has no integration with Spotify. Here you may wonder how about adding downloaded Spotify music files to Traktor DJ.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to do so directly. That is because Spotify downloads are cached files, not local files. You can't even find them on your device, let alone add Spotify songs to Traktor Pro. Also, due to compatibility issues, Spotify tracks encoded in the special OGG Vorbis format, which are not supported by Traktor DJ. Here you can refer to the format cross-reference table below.

Spotify Music Format DRM-protected
Traktor Supported Audio Formats MP3, WAV, AIFF, Audio CD, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, AAC

Part 2. How to Make Traktor Spotify Integration - Best Tool

As mentioned above, format incompatibility is the main factor that prevents you from using Traktor with Spotify. In this case, it is necessary to convert Spotify songs to Traktor recognizable MP3 or native normal audio files in advance. To achieve this process, you can't do without the assistance of AudFree Spotify Music Converter, a top-ranked Spotify music conversion tool.

It can download and convert Spotify to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A and M4B with lossless quality. All ID3 tags and metadata information are well preserved for integrating Spotify into Traktor for DJing. No need to upgrade to Spotify Premium, you can get countless music and playlists offline and get Spotify collection on Traktor Pro 3 or DJ 2.

AudFree Spotify Music Converter

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  • Download Spotify music, playlists, albums, etc. offline for Traktor for free
  • Convert Spotify to MP3 and other Traktor-supported formats
  • Use Spotify with Traktor DJ 2, Traktor Pro 3, Traktor Studio, etc.
  • All ID3 tags can be kept well while working at 5X faster speed

How to Download and Convert Spotify to Traktor DJ-Supported Files

Please download AudFree Spotify Music Downloader on the computer where Traktor is installed. Besides, install the Spotify app on your PC as well. Once the preparation is complete, please refer to the following tutorial to download music from Spotify to Traktor DJ-compatible files.

Step 1Add Spotify music to AudFree SpoDable
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AudFree program offers two ways to add Spotify playlists. You can drag and drop the music you want to DJ in Traktor from the Spotify app to the main interface of the AudFree software. Or click "Share" > "Copy Track Link" on Spotify, then paste the link into the search box and press the "Add" button to upload.
Step 2Set Spotify output format for Traktor Pro 3/DJ 2
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You need to adjust Spotify output format as Traktor compatible one. Please click the 'Menu' bar and hit 'Preferences' > 'Convert' option to open the setting window. In the same interface, you can also customize other audio parameters of Spotify files, like bit rate, sample rate.
Step 3Convert Spotify music to Traktor-supported tracks
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Tap the 'Convert' tab at the bottom-right corner of the main interface, it will work at 5X faster conversion speed to download Spotify playlists as Traktor-supported audio files. Just wait for a while, and you can locate all Spotify downloads by touching the 'Converted' icon. Then you can DJ Spotify on Traktor offline with ease.

Part 3. How to Connect Spotify to Traktor Pro 3/DJ 2

To use Spotify on Traktor, you need to import converted Spotify songs to Traktor Por 3 and Traktor DJ software first. Here is a detailed tutorial on how to do that.

How to Connect Traktor to Spotify on Windows/Mac Computer

Way 1. Via the Files Option

Step 1. Launch Traktor DJ 2 or Pro 3 on your computer.

Step 2. Click on the "File" > "Preferences" option in the top menu bar. Or, click "File" > "Import Music Files" / "Import Folder".

file option in traktor menu bar

Step 3. Hit on "File Management" on the left, it will pop up a new window.

import spotify music folders to traktor

Step 4. In the newly opened window, please choose the "Music Folder" > "Add" button.

Step 5. Now, you can start looking for the music folder including the converted Spotify music files. Click the "Track Connection" > "Import Music Folder" section to select it to connect Traktor to Spotify.

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Way 2. Via Drag and Drop

Step 1. Go to Windows Explorer on Windows computer or Finder on Mac computer. Then locate the folder which stores the converted Spotify music files.

Step 2. Start the Traktor DJ program from your computer. Then drag and drop Spotify music files to Traktor's Track Collection.

Step 3. Pick up the track you like in the Track Collection or the Search Field. Later, drag it to the Decks.

Once this process is complete, it couldn't be easier to use Spotify in Traktor DJ for mixing.

How to Use Traktor with Spotify on iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Launch iTunes/Apple Music program from your computer and go to import Spotify music to iTunes library.

Step 2. Hit on 'Edit' > 'Preferences' > 'Advanced', then check 'Share iTunes Library XML with other applications'.

check share itunes library xml with other applications

Step 3. Connect your iPhone or iPad with your computer via a USB cable.

Step 4. On the iTunes/Apple Music interface, click on 'Music' under the 'Settings' section on the left side.

Step 5. Check the 'Sync Music' and 'Entire music library' or 'Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres' boxes. Then tap 'Apply' to sync Spotify music to your iPad or iPhone.

sync spotify music from itunes to ios device for use on traktor dj

Step 6. On your iPhone or iPad, open Traktor DJ 2.

Step 7. Click on the '+' icon at the left panel.

Step 8. Click on the 'iTunes' option from the Browser tree. Then you can access Spotify music file and drag it to the Decks for mixing.

Part 4. FAQs about Traktor and Spotify

Q1: Do Any DJ Programs Work with Spotify?

A: In 2022, Spotify ended its partnership with most third-party DJ apps, but there are still some DJ apps that work with Spotify, namely Mixonset and Pacemaker.

Q2: What Streaming Service Works with Traktor?

A: Streaming services supported by Traktor Pro 3 and Traktor DJ 2 are Beatport Streaming and SoundCloud Go+.

Q3: Is It Legal to DJ with Spotify in Traktor?

A: You won't violate the law while using Spotify on Traktor. But it's important to note that this behavior is a violation of Spotify's Terms of Service. Therefore, please don't share Spotify mixes produced by Traktor DJ with others.

Part 5. Bottom Line

Since the official Spotify Traktor integration won't appear soon, you can follow this article to use Spotify with Traktor Pro 3 and DJ 2. You can make good use of AudFree Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify to common formats like MP3. Then it is an easy task to connect Traktor and Spotify to make your DJ dreams come true. Besides that, you can put Spotify audio files on other DJ programs and music players for use offline with ease.

Charles Davis

Charles Davis

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Charles Davis is the chief-editor of AudFree Company, who writes a variety of tech articles and music reviews, such as hot software releases and Spotify music tips.

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