How to Connect Tidal to rekordbox for Online & Offline Use

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 12, 2023 4:10 PM.

rekordbox is a professional DJ software, and is one of the most popular options for DJs to organize, prepare and perform their music on both mobile and desktop experience. You just need to bring the music and rekordbox is here to empower you to unleash your creativity and deliver exceptional performances.

use tidal with rekordbox

Since Pionner DJ rekordbox offers the integration with Tidal, Tidal members can access their music collections directly with the software. In this post, we'd like to introduce 2 ways for you to use Tidal with rekordbox effortlessly.

Part 1. Connect Tidal to rekordbox with HiFi [Online]
Part 2. Download Tidal Music Tracks to rekordbox without HiFi [Offline]
Part 3. Import Tidal Music Tracks to rekordbox

Part 1. How to Connect Tidal to rekordbox with HiFi [Online]

To get started, you should have an active Tidal subscription such as Tidal HiFi or Tidal HiFi Plus with your Tidal account. If you need to create a new account, sign up for Tidal and start the subscription, then you have the access to Tidal's music library.

Step 1. Launch rekordbox on your computer and log in to your rekordbox account or create a new account if you don't have one.

Step 2. Once you're logged in, select the login button next to the Tidal option in the library tree. If you don't see the Tidal option, select Files > Preferences > View, and look for the "Streaming" or "Cloud Library" section, where you'll find an option to connect or authorize your Tidal account.

rekordbox preferences

Step 3. Use your Tidal account to log in.

Step 4. Once you're logged in, you should be able to access your Tidal playlists and tracks on the right panel.

Step 5. You can browse and search for the desired music tracks, albums, and playlists in your Tidal music library directly within rekordbox. Additionally, you can load any Tidal music tracks into your rekordbox collection, create playlist, and use them in your DJ sets.

Part 2. How to Download Tidal Music Tracks to rekordbox without HiFi [Offline]

Due to Tidal restrictions, it's not allowed to use Tidal tracks offline within rekordbox. However, there's another option that allows DJs to use Tidal tracks offline within rekordbox - even without Tidal membership. You'll want to download the DRM-free tidal music tracks from the collection using a Tidal music downloader called ViWizard. And It will convert and download Tidal music tracks, playlists, albums and artists to a compatible format with rekordbox such as MP3, WAV, or AAC. Then it's convenient for you to import the music files directly to rekordbox and add to your rekordbox collection or playlists.

Best Tidal Music to rekordbox downloader - ViWizard Tidal Music Converter

Added with the DRM-removal function, ViWizard Tidal Music Converter is designed for Tidal users on HiFi or free tier to download music tracks for offline use. For output format, there're 6 options: MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV, AAC, and FLAC. To use Tidal music with rekordbox, choose between MP3, AAC, or WAV for the selection and the conversion can start within one click. During the conversion, the lossless audio and full ID3 tags will be kept well with the downloaded music files. After that, importing Tidal music to rekordbox will be a simple task.

ViWizard Tidal Music Converter is available on both Windows PC and Mac. Ensure to download the correct version of both ViWizard and Tidal desktop app.

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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Step 1Select Tidal music tracks

Launch the ViWizard Tidal Music Converter on the computer, and follow the on-screen instructions to launch or relaunch the Tidal desktop app. Then head to your collection and add any songs, playlists, albums or artists you want to download from Tidal.

add tidal music

Step 2Adjust Output formats

To adjust the output format to a compatible format ith rekordbox, click the menu icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. Select Preferences > Convert, and open the context menu for Output format, and choose MP3, WAV, or AAC. After that, click OK to save the changes.

select output format

Step 3Convert and download Tidal music tracks

Now back to ViWizard's main screen and click the Convert button in the lower-right corner to start the conversion. The conversion should be complete at a super faster speed, ensuring the access to the music files stored on the hard disk. You can click the Open button to open up the output folder.

select output format

Part 3. How to Import Tidal Music Tracks to rekordbox

To import the converted Tidal music files to rekordbox, using either Files button or the traditional drag/drop should works as expected.

For PC/Mac:

Step 1. Launch the rekordbox software on the computer.

Step 2. Select File > Import Track or Import Folder.

rekordbox import file

Step 3. In the pop-up window, browse for the Tidal music files or folders stored on the Finder (for Mac) or File Explorer (for PC).

Step 4. Select the music files or folders to use and click on Open.

Step 5. rekordbox will scan and add all the compatible files to the collection. Go to collection and check for the imported music files embedded with detailed information.

rekordbox collection track

You can also open the File Explorer or Finder and locate the files, then drag/drop them to the desired position such as collection or an existing playlist within rekordbox.

For Android/iOS:

To use the Tidal music files on rekordbox offline on mobile, ensure to transfer them to the Android or iOS device. You can connect the device to the computer and do the transfer by using copy/paste or drag/drop.

Step 1. To use the Tidal music files on rekordbox offline on mobile, ensure to transfer them to the Android or iOS device. You can connect the device to the computer and do the transfer by using copy/paste or drag/drop.

Step 2. Select the arrow icon on the upper left corner of the screen.

Step 3. Select Import songs > All songs.

Step 4. Select the Tidal music files and add them to rekordbox.

Step 5. Go to the rekordbox collection and browse or search for the music tracks here.

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