How to Add Tidal Music Tracks to TRAKTOR DJ

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 19, 2023 4:10 PM.

Traktor DJ, the renowned DJ software developed by Native Instruments, is a powerful tool for DJs of all skill levels. With its user-friendly interface, precise waveform displays, and comprehensive mixing controls, Traktor DJ enables seamless track blending and unleashes creative possibilities. DJs can effortlessly organize their music libraries, set cue points, and leverage performance features like remix decks, effects, and looping.

add tidal to traktor dj

Tidal is a popular music streaming service that DJs want to use in most DJ software, such as rekordbox, Serato DJ and more. Tidal offers an extensive collection spanning various genres, making it a valuable resource for expanding DJ sets and catering to diverse audiences.

In this pose, we'd like to tell how to use Tidal with Traktor DJ. Let's get started.

Part 1. Does Tidal Work with TRAKTOR DJ?
Part 2. How to Download Tidal Music Tracks for TRAKTOR DJ
Part 3. How to Import Tidal Music Tracks to TRAKTOR DJ

Part 1. Does Tidal Work with TRAKTOR DJ?

There're all sorts of TRAKTOR DJ software like Traktor Pro 3 and Traktor DJ 2. With a Traktor dj software, it's convenient to mix the music together. While Traktor does support some streaming music services like Bestport and Bestsource, some popular options such as TIDAL are not included. TRAKTOR DJ doesn't have the TIDAL integration don't support the DRM-protected tracks from TIDAL.

Can I use Tidal with TRAKTOR DJ?

But it's still possible for users to add Tidal music tracks to the TRAKTOR DJ software. That's to use the TRAKTOR's integration with music files stored on the computer or external devices, and the music files should be in supported formats with the software. Then DJs can use the File button to import the audio files for Djing. For DJs, a professional Tidal Music converter will be essential to convert and download tracks to actual files to use with TRAKTOR DJ.

Audio files format:
Tidal music tracks: DRM-protected
Traktor import support: MP3, M4A (AAC), WAV, AIFF, WMA, FLAC, OGG Vorbis
ViWizard convert support: MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV, AAC, FLAC

What You Need: ViWizard Tidal Music Converter

To use Tidal music tracks with TRACKTOR DJ, ensure to use ViWizard Tidal Music Converter to convert them to MP3, M4A, WAV or FLAC. Even without the Tidal subscription, users can convert and download songs, playlists, albums or artists to the hard disk on the computer. The best part is that the lossless audio and full ID3 tags will be kept with the downloaded audio files, ensuring the overall performance within TRACKTOR DJ.

Please download and install either the Windows or Mac version of ViWizard Tidal Music Converter to the computer. And the Tidal desktop app with a Tidal Free, HiFi, or HiFi Plus account logged in is required.

tidal music converter

Key Features of ViWizard Tidal Music Converter

  • Download any Tidal content, including songs, albums, playlists, and artists
  • Support exporting Tidal music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B
  • Preserve a whole set of ID3 tag information in the downloaded Tidal songs
  • Handle the conversion of Tidal music up to 5× faster speed and in batch
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Part 2. How to Download Tidal Music Tracks for TRAKTOR DJ

To use ViWizard to convert and download a selection of Tidal music tracks for TRAKTOR DJ, please follow these steps:

Step 1Select Tidal music tracks

Launch the ViWizard Tidal Music Converter, open the Tidal desktop app when prompts. Now navigate to the Tidal music tracks to add to ViWizard's main interface. A traditional drag/drop can work as expected.

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Step 2Set the output format

To use these Tidal music tracks with the Traktor DJ program, ensure to set the output format. Open the app menu from the upper-right corner > Preferences > Convert > Output format, and choose either MP3, M4A, WAV, or FLAC from the context menu. Click OK to save.

select output format

Step 3Convert and download Tidal music files

Back to the main interface of ViWizard, and click the Convert button and the conversion will be start. You can click on the Open button to browse all the downloaded music files stored in the output folder.


Part 3. How to Import Tidal Music Tracks to TRAKTOR DJ

Now it's time to add Tidal to TRACKTOR DJ as local audio files. Both using the File button or dragging/dropping are available.

Option 1: Use the Files button to import Tidal music tracks

Step 1. Open the Traktor DJ program on the computer.

Step 2. Click the File button > Import Music Files/Folder, depending on the stored music files on the hard disk.

traktor dj 2 file button

Step 3. Now locate the music files or folders in the File Explorer (for PC) or Finder (for Mac), then select them to Open/Select Folder.

Step 4. Now all the compatible audio files will be added to Traktor DJ's Browser, which provides the tools to organize these tracks to build and maintain the database, that's called Track Collection.

Step 5. You can find specific tracks in the Browser List. You can also search for it using the Search tool.

traktor dj 2 browse list added track

Step 6. You can drag/drop the music track to the virtual Decks to start mixing.

traktor dj 2 virtual decks

Option 2: Use drag/drop to import Tidal music tracks

Step 1. Open the File Explorer (for PC) or Finder (for Mac) and locate the folder that contains the local audio files.

Step 2. Meanwhile, open the Traktor DJ program.

Step 3. Now select the audio files and drag/drop them to Track Collection (Tracks). Or drag/drop to the New Playlist section, and this will create a new playlist based on the selections.

trakor dj 2 folder copy to new playlist

Step 4. Now browse for these audio files in the Track Collection or Playlists section.

Step 5. Now drag/drop the audio file to the Decks.


In this post, we've introduced how DJs can use Tidal music with Traktor DJ program. Since Traktor DJ doesn't have the Tidal integration, DJs will need to convert and download Tidal music tracks to local audio files that're compatible with Traktor DJ. You'll need a conversion tool called ViWizard Tidal Music Converter on either PC or Mac, then it is convenient to use Tidal with Traktor DJ!

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