How to Mix Apple Music with Traktor

Updated by Adam Gorden on Apr 29, 2021 3:30 PM

Q: I'm having problems getting the music I downloaded on my Apple Music account to work on my Traktor DJ library. I'm not sure if I have the path wrong or if Apple changes the format of the download. But it just keeps saying this file cannot be played. Can anyone help me or has anyone experienced this problem also? Thanks. – NJC408 from Apple Communities


Traktor is one of the most popular DJ software. Launched by Native Instrument, it starts from the year 2000. Compare to Virtual DJ and Serato DJ, Traktor is more professional. Its product line ranges from the free version to flagship product. The Traktor Kontrol S4 is designed for pros and the free version Traktor DJ 2 is made for everybody to mix. Traktor DJ has good compatibility with Mac OS, Windows, and even iOS.

However, if you've ever tried to import Apple Music or other streaming music services songs to Traktor DJ just as NJC408 did, they will show up but will not play in Traktor when you have it set to view your iTunes library. There is no way to link Apple Music directly to Traktor because the Apple Music songs are protected.

To use Apple Music for DJ in Traktor, you need to purchase the music from iTunes but that will cost you a lot of money if you want to get many Apple Music tracks into Traktor DJ. Buying all the songs is not necessary if you have ViWizard Audio Converter. This converter can help you get rid of protection on Apple Music tracks and convert the M4P songs to any format you want. This will be a passage on how to mix Apple Music with Traktor.

Part 1. What is ViWizard Audio Converter?
Part 2. How to Convert Apple Music to Traktor
Part 3. How to Import Apple Music to Traktor
The Bottom Line

What is ViWizard Audio Converter?

ViWizard Audio Converter is an all-in-one program that can convert any Apple Music songs, playlists, and albums to unprotected MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC at a 30X faster speed. The input audios also include iTunes music, Audible audiobooks, which are protected in AA/AAX formats, as well as common audios. After the conversion, the ID3 tags and the high quality of audios will be kept. Then let’s see how to convert and import Apple Music songs to Traktor.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly convert Apple Music & iTunes songs
  • Convert M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Retain high-quality audios with ID3 tags
  • Convert Audible and iTunes audiobooks to MP3, M4B, AAC
  • Convert between unprotected audio file formats
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How to Convert Apple Music to Traktor

First, please download ViWizard Audio Converter from the above link, and confirm that Apple Music works well and Apple Music songs you want to convert could play well on your computer.

Step 1. Import Apple Music to ViWizard

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Launch the converter and Apple Music both and you will see three icons on the central top of the main screen.

1) This button is for importing audios in the iTunes library to ViWizard.

2) This one is to add local audios to ViWizard.

3) This is the Converted history, when the conversion is done you can find your converted files under this catalog.

You can use the first button to import Apple Music songs to the converter or directly drag files from the Apple Music media folder to the ViWizard as well.

Step 2. Select Output Format and Output Path

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When you finish step 1, open the Format panel to select an output format for your audio files. Traktor supported formats including MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, Audio CD, Ogg Vorbis, and AIFF. So, with ViWizard, you get to choose MP3, WAV, FLAC, or AAC as the output format. Right next to the Format button is the Output option. Click on to select a file destination for you converted songs.

Step 3. Edit the Songs with the Built-in Audio Editor

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Format and Output Path are the basic settings. For DJ fans or pros, I bet you want more than that. ViWizard has many extra features for you to grope.

1) Under the Format panel, you can adjust the codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate, and quality of the audio files.

2) This Effect icon on the right of each column is to change the volume, speed, and pitch of the converted audios.

3) This Edit icon on the right of each column enables you to tailor the tags and split the audios.

Step 4. Convert Apple Music to Traktor

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Once you are done with all the settings and editing, you can take up the conversion by pressing the Convert button. Wait for a few minutes until the conversion finishes, then you can locate the Apple Music audio files in the folder you selected. If you don't remember which folder you choose, you can go to the Converted history and use to find them.

How to Import Apple Music to Traktor

Now that all the songs are converted, you can launch Traktor and scan the local folders. They are supposed to be playable in Traktor. Here is how to add Apple Music to Traktor.

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Step 1. First, launch Traktor DJ software on your computer. Click the Setting button and the File Management button.

Step 2. A window saying Import Music-Floders at Startup will pop up.

Step 3. Find the Music Folders part, and click the Add button to navigate your converted Apple Music songs.

Step 4. Click on the Track Collection button and the Import Music Folders button to transfer Apple Music to Traktor DJ.

After a few minutes, you can play Apple Music on Traktor DJ.

The Bottom Line

There is also a big surprise for you: After the conversion, you can also add Apple Music to any DJ software, MP3 players, video editors, and any devices or players. Enjoy the mixing as well as conversion and don't forget ViWizard, the great helper!

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