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How to Add Music to Virtual DJ

Author: haeley vaughn

Many reasons explain the worldwide popularity of Virtual DJ. It has an easy-to-use interface that is appealing to beginners and pros alike, is compatible with over many best DJ controllers, and has a plug-and-play setup that makes it a cinch to use.

Virtual DJ offers more features straight out the box as well. You get both vertical and horizontal waveforms, the option to mix videos and the freedom to choose from 99 decks. Auto signal calibration and low-latency DVS with three modes (smart, relative, and absolute) further add to its appeal.

On top of everything else, this DJ software is free to use. You don’t have to pay a penny as long as you aren’t using it for professional purposes. All you need then is to know how to add music to Virtual DJ, and this software will be the panacea to all your music-related troubles.

How to add music to Virtual DJ

Follow these instructions to add music to Virtual DJ from various sources:

Adding Apple Music

You can’t directly add your songs or playlists from Apple Music to Virtual DJ. This streaming music software doesn’t allow any non-licensed media software to play its music. Even if you can see your Apple Music playlists from VDJ’s browser, you still won’t be able to load them. Here’s why.

Apple Music has encrypted all its files in .m4p format. This is an encoded format that isn’t supported by other software. You have to convert the .m4p format to other popular formats, mp3, for instance, to add Apple Music to Virtual DJ software. Here’s how to do that:

  • Step 1: Download NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter

The NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter allows you to convert Apple Music, iTunes and Audiobooks from the M4P format to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC format. It is available for free and offers lifetime of updates as well as technical support. You may want to download it before moving ahead.

  • Step 2: Add Apple Music songs to the Audio Converter

Open the Audio Converter and look for the “+” sign. Pressing it will pop up a window containing the list of tracks you have downloaded from iTunes. Choose any track you may want to convert.

  • Step 3: Choose output format and convert

Scroll to the upper right corner of the interface. Click on the “setting” button and choose “MP3” as the output format. You’ll also have to select the output path as well as output quality. Click on the ‘Convert’ button, and all the tracks you chose in the previous step will be converted into MP3 format.

  • Final Step: Upload converted tracks to Virtual DJ

Since you now have the unencrypted Apple Music tracks on your PC, you can easily upload them to Virtual DJ. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Virtual DJ
  2. Scroll down to the bottom left
  3. Click on the browser pane
  4. Find the folder where you saved the converted songs
  5. Drag and drop the tracks onto the VDJ’s virtual turntable of your choice

Adding Spotify Music

Spotify has always taken drastic steps to prevent users from sharing a copy of a track available on the platform to other programs. Even users who pay for the service aren’t allowed to share a copy of their favorite records on platforms that don’t have an official partnership with Spotify.

Luckily, we have a solution to this problem. It involves downloading a music converter for Spotify, using it to convert songs into standard audio formats (MP3, FLAC, WAV or WAV) and then uploading the converted tracks on the platform of your choice. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Step 1: Download Sidify Music Converter for Spotify

The Sidify Music Converter is available for both Windows and Mac users. The reason why we prefer it over other platforms is that it offers 1-click conversion of your favorite tracks. Also, it is compatible with the latest versions of Virtual DJ.

  • Step 2: Launch Sidify Music Converter

Once you launch this program, the Spotify music app will open automatically alongside it. This will give you the option to download your favorite tracks or playlists from Spotify straightaway.

  • Step 3: Add Spotify track or playlist

Search for the “+” button on the main screen of Sidify. Clicking on it will open a dialogue box. You can either upload songs from Spotify to this box directly, or you can drag and drop them.

  • Step 3: Select output format and output folder

Once you have added the tracks or playlists of your choice, press the “OK” button. Follow that up by clicking on the “settings” icon. Then follow these instructions:

  • Select “MP3” as output format
  • Select “High (320) KBPS” as sound quality
  • Select the folder where you want to download the converted songs

 

  • Step 4: Download the converted songs and playlists

After double-checking the settings, click “Convert” button to start downloading your favorite songs and playlists on your computer. Then once the downloading process is over, click on the “Converted” window to locate the exact location of downloaded music.

  • Final Steps: Upload the downloaded tracks to Virtual DJ

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Virtual DJ
  2. Scroll down to the bottom left
  3. Click on the browser pane
  4. Find the folder where you saved the converted songs
  5. Drag and drop the tracks onto the VDJ’s virtual turntable of your choice

 

Conclusion

Adding music to Virtual DJ isn’t that complicated. You just have to make sure that the format of the tracks isn’t encrypted. After that you can simply upload the music to your favorite turntable on this user-friendly DJ software. However, if the music is encrypted, you can follow any of the abovementioned methods to de-encrypt it and upload it to Virtual DJ.