How to Mix Apple Music with Virtual DJ

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 22, 2019 3:15 PM
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"I use apple music. When I go to the Virtual DJ to mix my music, I cannot play my apple music although I can see the authors names. How do I get it to play?" -Cavan Staley from getsatisfaction.com

"Which virtual DJ software can play Apple Music? I am a subscriber to Apple Music and have a lot of music on my iPhone, but I can only play music I purchased not the music in my library which I just downloaded." -from Quora

Virtual DJ, short for VDJ, is a music mixer software DJs use to remix songs and create something cool. Virtual DJ is the best choice for most of the DJs, for it has maintained the champion among all DJ software for the past 20 years, with no other competitor comes close. Apple Music has a abundant resource of songs so many VDJ users asking if they can import Apple Music songs to VDJ to mix. The answer will be no but yes.

Why You Can't Add Apple Music to Virtual DJ Diretly?

If you've ever tried to import Apple Music into Virtual DJ, you will find that though those files can be recognized, they cannot be played. To answer these two questions, the information of FairPlay has to be brought in. FairPlay is a digital right management scheme launched by Apple Inc. to protect the copyright of their media contents on iTunes and Apple Music. Apple Music is in M4P, a DRM-ed audio format, and M4P format cannot be played on any non-licensed media player other than Apple Music. That's the exactly why you can't directly play Apple Music on Virtual DJ. You may consider taking a detour- using TunesKit DRM Audio Converter.

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By detour, I mean you can use TunesKit to convert Apple Music songs to non-DRMed format and then you can import them to VDJ. TunesKit is a top leader in DRM removal field, providing removal solution that helps you easily bypass DRM. TunesKit DRM Audio Converter can remove DRM from Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks and convert them to common format. The following section will present you how to mix Apple Music songs with Virtual DJ.

How to Mix Apple Music with Virtual DJ

Step 1 Add Apple Music to TunesKit

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First, download TunesKit from the above link and please confirm that Apple Music works well in your computer. Before started, you need to make sure the Apple Music songs you are going to convert could play well on your computer. Otherwise please authorize to play those audios in advance. Launch TunesKit and Apple Music both and you will find three icons on the central top of the converter.

1) This music note icon is to add DRM audios to the converter.

2) This icon is to import non-DRM audios to TunesKit.

3) This is where you can find the converted audio files.

4) Besides that, you can directly drag files from the Apple Music media folder to the TunesKit as well.

Step 2 Change Output Format and Output Path

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Once all the audios are loaded, open the "Format" panel to select an output format for your audio files. Virtual DJ supports MP3, WAV, CDA, WMA, ASF, OGG, M4A, AAC, and so on. We suggest you choose MP3 as the default format. Right next to the "Format" is the Output Path option. Click on to relocate your converted songs wherever you want rather than the default file destination.

Step 3 Edit the Output Songs with Extra features

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Format and Output Path are the basic settings. As a DJ lover, we know you would want more than that. TunesKit prepares many extra features for you to edit and trim your output audios.

1) Under the "Format" panel, you can fine-tune the codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate and quality of the audio files

2) This magic stick icon on the right of each column is to adjust the volume, speed, and pitch of the converted songs.

3) This edit icon on the right of each column enables you to tailor the tags and split the audios.

Step 4 Convert Apple Music to DRM-free Format

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When all the parameters and the output folder are set ready, you can begin to convert the DRM-ed Apple Music by pressing the "Convert" button. Once the conversion finishes, you can locate the DRM-free audio files in the folder you selected.

Step 5 Mix Apple Music Songs to with Virtual DJ

Now all the converted songs are saved to local document, you can add them to Virtual DJ and use them to mix music. Here are the steps:

1) Launch Virtual DJ on your computer

2) Find the browser panel at the left bottom

3) Find the folder that saves the converted Apple Music songs

4) Drag and drop the music file from the browser panel's center column directly onto the virtual turntable of your choosing.

 

The Bottom Lines

There are some rumors about Virtual DJ may implement Apple Music in the future update. Whether the rumors will come true or not, TunesKit is a convenient and efficient solution for you because it serves as audio converter and audio editor. Go get one for yourself and you will like it.

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