[2020 Guide] How to Import Apple Music to Traktor

By Noah Brown

Updated on November 26, 2020

How do you import Apple Music to Traktor to bring DJ-style effects and transitions to your music? After all, Apple Music has a giant music catalog with over 60 million songs that you can lose yourself in. You can stream your favorite tunes from Apple Music online or offline with access across your devices. But there is only one caveat. It is nearly impossible to stream or play Apple Music on an unauthorized device or platform.

Apple protects its music streaming services with DRM from people copying it and enjoys it without authorization. They encode their songs in an M4P format which disallows importation of music to non-supported devices or platforms. So if you’re using Traktor DJ software, it isn’t easy to exercise multi-touch mixing directly with Apple Music. But that doesn’t mean it is impossible. There is away. So if you were asking about how to add Apple Music to Traktor, let’s find out a way right now.

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Part 1. Method to Download Apple Music for Creating New Tunes

To mix Apple Music with Tracktor software, you’ll first need a tool to convert Apple Music songs into a DRM-free format. Then you’ll add the converted Apple Music to Traktor DJ. And in the world of Apple Music converters, you’d only want to focus on a versatile audio solution that would resolve the incompatibility issue and still retain 100% lossless audio quality. And Tunelf Audio Converter is one such solution.

Tunelf Audio Converter can convert and download Apple Music or iTunes songs into an accessible format like MP3, WAV, ACC, M4A, M4B, and FLAC without compromising the audio quality. Unlike other converters, it doesn’t record the audio to execute the conversion. Instead, it utilizes a sophisticated algorithm that removes the DRM protection and converts music to a free format, so that you can use it on any platform or any device.

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Key Features of Tunelf Apple Music Converter

  • Remove protection from Apple Music and iTunes at 30× faster speed
  • Download audiobooks from Audible and iTunes to several plain formats
  • Convert common audio files to several popular audio formats like MP3
  • Support to play Apple Music, iTunes songs, and Audible on any device

Part 2. How to Convert Apple Music to Traktor for Mixing

But here’s a follow-up question. How do you exactly use Tunelf to convert Apple Music to be compatible with Traktor DJ? Well, let’s find out about that right now.

Section 1: Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3 with Tunelf

Step 1 Launch Tunelf tool and select music files to be converted 

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First, head over to Tunelf official website and download the software. You’ll find both Windows and Mac versions and choose the one that suits you and install it on your computer. Launching the software automatically loads iTunes. To add Apple Music songs, hit the Add tab on the top of the tool interface. Alternatively, you can drag all Apple Music songs you desire in iTunes to the tool interface. The software is well-optimized for batch conversion and will execute the conversion of several files.

Step 2 Select the output audio format and set audio parameters

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After adding Apple Music songs to the tool interface, hit the Format option at the bottom of the screen to open the Formatting Setting windows. Here you have six format options including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. Choose one of the formats that the Traktor DJ will support. If you’re unsure, choose the MP3 format. On this window, you can also customize several video parameters like the bit rate, channel, sample rate, and codec.

Step 3 Start to convert Apple Music to the selected format

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Once you’re okay with your output format and audio parameters you’ve selected, hit the Convert tab to initiate the conversion of the songs you have chosen to the format you chose. The time Tunelf software will take to execute the conversion depends on the number of songs you selected. After the conversion, click the Converted option at the top of the interface to browse all Apple Music songs you’ve converted.

Section 2: Transfer Converted Apple Music Songs to Traktor DJ

Now all that remains is to add Apple Music songs you’ve converted to Traktor DJ software. Let’s quickly dive into how to go about it. Once you, downloaded and converted Apple Music, proceed as follows:

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Step 1. Launch the Traktor DJ app and head over to the Setting button to select File Management on the Traktor DJ app.

Step 2. A window will pop-up. Then select the Import Music-Folder at Startup option and locate the Music Folder option on the pop-up window.

Step 3. Select Add and locate the Apple Music folder you’ve just converted. After selecting the music, close that window and hit the Track Collection button.

Step 4. Now, select the Import Music Folders to import Apple Music to Traktor and start blend Apple Music into Traktor DJ.


And that’s it. After some time, all Apple Music songs you had converted will be added to Traktor DJ successfully. Now you can play Apple music on Traktor DJ without any limitation. To reach this point, you’ll use Tunelf Audio Converter to convert Apple Music to DRM-free format, and later use the converted Apple Music songs on Traktor DJ.

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