"I am a professional DJ with the Serato software. It works with the iTunes songs and other local music perfectly. I want to know if it is possible to add Spotify music to Serato DJ?" - Question from Serato forum
Serato is a New Zealand company which produces software for digital music mixing including vinyl record mixing and DJ mixing. The Serato is a most popular DJ software in the market. It is renowned for its solid reliability and incredible performances. Besides, it has best hardware support with many brands like Mixars, Rane, Pioneer, Roland. Unfortunately currently Serato DJ doesn't support Spotify. If you'd like to find an alternative solution, you are definitely in the right place.
Part 1. What Streaming Services Are Supported By Serato DJ
As a mainstream DJ program, Serato DJ wants you to access to millions of tracks. Until now, the two supported streaming services are SoundCloud and Tidal. The most popular streaming platform Spotify is not on the list.
SoundCloud is an online audio distribution and sharing platform. It allows users to upload and streaming millions of music online. You can access your favorite music as well as newest songs with 256kbps in Serato DJ Pro as long as you have a premium subscription $9.99/m or $4.99/m.
Tidal is an exclusive streaming music which offers lossless audio up to 1411Kbps. There are two tiers of membership, HiFi subscription or high quality 320Kbps music subscription. You can choose to buy the type of membership you want so that to organize your playlists for Serato DJ Pro.
Part 2. Download Spotify Songs Offline for Serato DJ Software
Currently the only DJ tool that work with Spotify is Algoriddim Djay 2. Although it has been thinking about partnering with more DJ software companies, there is not an exact date when this will happen. So does it mean that all the other DJ software are impossible to use Spotify except waiting? Nope. The reason why Spotify songs can't be used is that they are combined with the DRM encryption. Consequently, we can get rid of the encryption to solve this dilemma.
DRmare Spotify Playlist Downloader for Mac/Windows is a well-known tool to batch down load Spotify songs offline. It uses the standalone virtual sound card instead of the system sound card to decrypt songs. There won't be any quality lost after encoding. Besides, if you are only using the Spotify free account, it will help you enhance the bitrate from 160Kbps to 320Kbps.
Lossless Quality Playlist Converter for Spotify
Support to download millions of songs, playlists from Spotify
Convert the original OGG to new formats MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC for DJ apps
Retain all metadata, ID3 tags while running at 5X faster speed
Lifetime update. Support the latest systems including10.13 High Sierra, 10.14, Mojave
Part 3. Steps to Import Spotify Playlists to Serato DJ
For years, Serato dominated the professional DJ software market. Now you can follow this instruction to convert Spotify tracks to MP3 and import all the songs to Serato DJ.
Step 1Add Spotify songs or playlists
Launch DRmare software, you will see the clean and beautiful screen. Please locate the songs you want from the Spotify client and drag & drop them to the DRmare main screen. If you have the link of the Spotify playlist, you can also try to copy & paste it.
Step 2Select MP3 format for DJing
Serato DJ supports many file types like MP3, OGG, ALAC, FLAC, AIF, WAV, MP4, M4A, AAC. You just need to select one format you like. Here I'd suggest you to keep the default "MP3" format. If you'd like to do more customization to the output files, you can click the top menu "Help" > "Preferences" to open the settings Window.
Step 3Convert Spotify music to MP3
Finally, you just need to tap "Convert" button, DRmare software will convert all the files you imported smoothly. The converted songs are with great quality just like the one you bought from iTunes. Note: The converted songs are only for personal use. Please don't try to sell the songs elsewhere for making money.
Step 4Import music to Serato DJ
Launch Serato DJ, then click "Files" menu to open the files panel. It will show you various locations to import your files. You can choose one location and browse the converted Spotify files from your computer. That is it. Hope you enjoy DJing Spotify on Serato."