Add Tidal Music/Albums/Playlists to Traktor DJ

"Can I use Traktor DJ software to mix music from Tidal?" Unfortunately, the official answer is no. Because currently, Traktor software does not support any music streaming services, such as Tidal, Spotify, or Apple Music. But please rest assured. In this article, we will introduce a method of streaming tidal music to Traktor DJ for mixing. You can easily download Tidal Free, Tidal Hi-Fi, and Hi-Fi Plus Music and use it for you. Now let's learn more details.

Add Tidal Music to Traktor DJ

Part 1. Extract Songs from Tidal Music

To import Tidal Music to Traktor DJ, actually, there are two major problems:

  • 1. Traktor DJ does not support any streaming music services.
  • 2. Tidal does not support playing Tidal songs with software other than Tidal. Not even if you are a member. Because all Tidal songs are in an encrypted format, even if they are downloaded, they cannot be transferred to other devices for normal playback.

It's known that Traktor DJ does not support any streaming music services. But it supports importing music in a common format from the local PC. So the problem we are facing now is how to download Tidal Music to a common format, such as MP3.

Since Tidal audio files are protected, all you need to do is to find a third-party tool to download them to unencrypted files. To help you out, in this section, we would like to recommend a tool called AudiCable Audio Recorder.

AudiCable Audio Recorder is a powerful and comprehensive streaming music downloader. In addition to converting Tidal Free, Tidal Hi-Fi, and Hi-Fi Plus music to an MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF format, it also supports downloading music from other streaming media platforms, including Spotify Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Apple Music, Line Music, Deezer, Pandora, SoundCloud, and etc.

In addition, AudiCable Audio Recorder can download Tidal audio files with ID3 tags. After conversion, the converted Tidal Music will be saved to your local computer, and then you can stream Tidal Music to Traktor DJ for mixing as you wish.

AudiCable Audio Recorder

AudiCable Audio Recorder

  • Download music from Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Line, Deezer, YouTube Music, Pandora, and etc.
  • Download music, albums, playlists from Tidal Free, Tidal Hi-Fi, and Hi-Fi Plus.
  • Save streaming music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC.
  • Support to add more music websites manually.
  • No need to install extra music apps.
  • Keep ID3 tags after recording.
  • Retain original audio quality after conversion.
  • Free updates & technical support.

Step 1:   Start AudiCable Audio Recorder

Download and install this AudiCable Audio Recorder on your computer. The installation is 100% clean and safe. When it's installed successfully, start this app on your computer.

start AudiCable

Step 2:   Start Tidal Music web player

On the main interface of AudiCable, you will find some entrances of major streaming music services, such as Tidal, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and so on. And it allows users to add their own websites manually. If you need to extract songs from Tidal Music, just go to "Tidal", and click it to open the built-in Tidal Music web player. Log in to your Tidal account. Tidal Free, Tidal Hi-Fi, and Hi-Fi Plus accounts are available.

open tidal music

log in to tidal

Step 3:   Customize the output settings

Before downloading music, it's suggested to check the default settings. Go to the upper right of AudiCable, you will find a setting icon settings. Click the setting button, then a setting window pops up. Choose an output format, output quality, and saving path. Here we set the output format as MP3. MP3 is the best format to be compatible with Traktor DJ.

output settings of tidal music

Step 4:   Download Tidal music playlists

Now, on the built-in Tidal Music web player, we need to browse for a preferred music album or playlist. Then start playing songs. When playing songs, the recording will be initiated by AudiCable immediately. Songs can be saved to MP3 with the artist, album name, title, etc.

downloading tidal music to mp3

Step 5:   Check downloaded Tidal music playlists

With a stable network connection, songs are recorded and saved to a local computer easily. Go to the recorded music list, move to any song, then you will find a "tag icon" tag. Click the "tag icon" to edit the tags of the song. And there is a "file icon" files that allows you to find where the song stores quickly.

check downloaded tidal music

Part 2. Add Tidal Songs to Traktor DJ

Since songs from Tidal are downloaded to MP3 formats, we can easily add the downloaded songs to Traktor DJ. Follow several steps below to import Tidal audio files to Traktor DJ for mixing.

Step 1: Open Traktor DJ software on your computer.

Step 2: Navigate to "File" on the top left. And choose "Preferences".

settings of taktor dj

Step 3: A pop-up window appears. Go to "File Management > Music Folders > Add".

Step 4: The you can find the folder which stores the downloaded Tidal songs. Click "OK" to add the music folder to the Traktor DJ library list.

add tidal music to taktor dj

Step 5: After that, close the pop-up window and tap the Track Collection, choose Import Music Folders to upload your Tidal Music tracks from the added music folder. Soon after, the songs will display in Traktor DJ.

import tidal music to taktor dj

After that, you can get Tidal music to Traktor DJ for mixing without any limitation.

upload tidal music to taktor dj

Video Tutorial - Add Tidal Music/Albums/Playlists to Traktor DJ


To that end, this article shares with you a reliable method to play music outside the Tidal platform and facilitates you to add and edit Tidal Music into Traktor DJ. AudiCable Audio Recorder brings you a broader Traktor DJ experience of streaming music in high fidelity audio.

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