How to Use Apple Music on Virtual DJ

Posted by Adam Gorden on Dec 3, 2019 6:42 PM
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As one of the best-known DJ software, Virtual DJ popular for its easy-to-use and favorable price. The full version coasts $99 and the monthly fee takes $19. Compare to Serato DJ or Traktor, VDJ is more of a home-use DJ software. If you are beyond the "beginner level" but not yet a professional, Virtual DJ is the best choice to practice your DJ skill.

When you are trying to find some music to mix with, there are usually not many choices. I mean, you may have a long list of songs that you want to mix with, it's just there are not so many places for you to find and acquire the songs. Although Apple Music seems to be a great source, you will may realize that the files you import into can't be recognized by Virtual DJ. Same problem happened to the users below:

"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

Does Apple Music Work with Virtual Dj?

This is a good question because you don't want to miss the abundant resource of songs in Apple Music. The answer will be No but Yes. To make things clear, 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. This is why Virtual DJ doesn't support Apple Music.

By yes, I mean there's a detour. Though there's no API to link Apple Music to Virtual DJ, you still can use Apple Music on Virtual DJ as long as you convert Apple Music songs to MP3. And TunesKit Audio Converter definitely can complete the mission for you. TunesKit Audio Converter can convert Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks to common formats. Now buckle up, let me show you how to DJ with Apple Music.

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TunesKit DRM Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert Apple Music songs to formats supported by Virtual DJ: MP3, WAV, AAC
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Built-in Editor for you to edit the music before DJ with it
  • Can also convert Audible audiobook & iTunes audiobooks to MP3
  • Support conversion between common formats
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How to Play Apple Music on 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 Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks, or Audible audiobooks to the converter.

2) This icon is to import audios in common formats to TunesKit.

3) Converted History 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 Common 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 just a more convenient and efficient solution for you because it serves as both an audio converter and an audio editor. Go get one for yourself and you will like it!

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