Q: Hi, I need help! I have just downloaded Mixxx for Windows lately and now I want to use Mixxx with Spotify somehow. Is this going to be possible? I have spent forever making playlists on Spotify and have no other streaming music services downloads.
Q: I found Mixxx pretty solid. Any possibility of streaming services such as Spotify for audio sources in Mixxx?
Mixxx is free and open-source DJ software that is open to any DJs and new learners. Users can download and mix music with Mixxx only with a laptop for Windows, Mac, or Linux. Unlike other DJ software such as Serato DJ or djay, Mixxx does not have any company behind and it is simply built by some DJs, programmers, and artists the wish of creating the best DJ software.
Mixxx will provide everything you need for remixing. It has BPM and musical key detection so that you can easily find the perfect next track. Its built-in mappings for DJ controller hardware will customize your workflow. One shortcoming of Mixxx is that this software does not integrate with streaming music services. Thankfully, this will not be a problem today, because we have found a method to use Spotify, the most popular streaming music service with Mixxx.
Does Mixxx Work With Spotify
Spotify is only used to stream tunes on the Spotify app or on those devices that are admitted by Spotify. There is no special deal between Mixxx and Spotify for there is no commercial company behind Mixxx to make a deal with Spotify or any streaming music services. And most importantly, due to the DRM copyright agreement, Spotify prohibits mixing, so you will find it refuses to integrate with any DJ software now. But the good news is that Mixxx allows its users to import local files to it for mixing. We can download Spotify tracks and import them to Mixxx for mixing. Let’s see what audio formats Mixxx support.
|FLAC (flac)||MP3 (mp3)|
|Wave (wav)||Ogg Vorbis (ogg)|
|Aiff (aiff, aif)||AAC (aac, m4a, mp4)|
Here comes a question: what audio format does Spotify music use? Spotify songs are all encoded with special encryption technology in OGG Vorbis format. Wait, but to ensure the security of its music tracks, Spotify has prohibited its music tracks from playing on other devices. Therefore, you’ll need professional tools to break the limit and convert Spotify music to Mixxx-supported audio files for mixing.
Best Spotify to Mixxx Converter – Tunelf
Though with the DRM restriction, you still have a way to connect Spotify and Mixxx. The problem is – how to turn Spotify music into local files. To decrypt Spotify Music and convert them to Mixxx-supported audio files, we do recommend you use this tool: Tunelf Spotify Music Converter. With the determination to become the best Spotify music downloader, Tunelf is designed with all the features for downloading and converting Spotify songs, playlists, albums, or podcasts to normal audio formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC, and more. The downloading will be 5X faster and can be adjusted to 1X speed also. All the ID3 tags of the song will be saved. With this converter, you can easily turn Spotify music to local tracks and add Spotify to Mixxx easily. About more features of Tunelf Spotibeat Music Converter, you can find them via the free trial version of this tool.
Key Features of Tunelf Spotibeat Music Converter
- Download Spotify playlists, songs, and albums with free accounts easily
- Convert Spotify music to MP3, WAV, FLAC, and other audio formats
- Keep Spotify music tracks with lossless audio quality and ID3 tags
- Remove ads and DRM protection from Spotify music at a 5× faster speed
How to Convert Spotify to Mixxx in 3 Steps
After the download and installation of Tunelf Spotify Downloader to a Windows or Mac computer, please follow this guide to convert Spotify music to Mixxx DJ software.
Step 1. Launch Tunelf Spotify Converter and Import Spotify Songs
Open Tunelf Spotibeat Music Converter and Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the interface of this software. Or you can go to copy the link of the song or playlist from Spotify and paste the link to the Search box of Tunelf.
Step 2. Set Output Parameters
After adding music tracks from Spotify, you need to choose the output audio format for these Spotify songs by going to Menu bar > Preference > Convert. There are six selections you can choose including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, and FLAC. Simply pick out the one you need. In addition, you can also adjust the output audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate in this window.
Step 3. Start to Convert Spotify to Mixxx
Once all the needed settings are finished, click the Convert button to remove the limitations on Spotify music and convert Spotify music tracks to common formats. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to the default folder of Tunelf. You can find the route from the Tunelf interface. You could browse all the converted Spotify songs by clicking the Converted button. In the next part, you will learn how to use Mixxx with Spotify.
How to Sync Spotify to Mixxx in 2 Simple Ways
Now let’s begin to stream to Mixxx from Spotify. From the same computer, you use to convert Spotify music with Tunelf Spotify Converter, open the Mixxx DJ software, and perform the steps here.
Option 1. Open Spotify in Mixxx from Computer
Mixxx program allows you to import music or audio tracks to its library on your PC. If this is the first time that you use Mixxx DJ, you’ll be asked to select a directory where you store your music. By default, the dialog points to a location where music files are typically held, but you can still select any folder of your computer to import.
Step 1. Launch the Mixxx DJ program on your Window, macOS, or Linux computer by double-clicking the Mixxx icon from the desktop.
Step 2. Click the Select Folder button to choose your target music folder where converted Spotify songs are stored. Mixxx will scan your music library automatically.
Step 3. You can also go to Computer on your desktop and click on Devices to locate the directory your music files are stored.
Or you can choose to import your converted Spotify files by dragging and dropping them directly. Just click the File button of Mixxx and then select Load Tracks to Desk 1 to Desk 4. It will ask you to select a folder to load tracks, here you can select one to add.
Option 2. Sync Spotify to Mixxx via iTunes
Another good method we can make use of is the iTunes transfer function as Mixxx supports the iTunes library within its program. We can transfer the downloaded Spotify music files to the iTunes library and then it’ll be easy to import Spotify songs to Mixxx for Djing.
Step 1. Launch the iTunes app on your computer and click the File > Add File to Library option to import Spotify-converted files to iTunes.
Step 2. On your Mixxx DJ program, right-click on the iTunes icon from the left box and click the Select Folder button to load iTunes Music Library.
Step 3. Right-click on the iTunes playlist and choose Import Playlist to import Spotify music into a new Mixxx playlist.
When all the Spotify tracks are imported, drag these Spotify songs to the waveforms display for mixing. Now you can open Spotify in Mixxx for use easily.
They are all you need to do to use Mixxx with Spotify. With Tunelf Spotibeat Music Converter, you do not need a Spotify Premium account. Spotify Free can be used in the conversion and download of Spotify songs. Never hesitate to try the best Spotify music downloader and start to mix Spotify with Mixxx!
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