Best Solution to Import Tidal Music to Rekordbox

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 28, 2020 4:15 PM.


Pioneer created Rekordbox, an analysis, preparation and management software for your music collection in collaboration with French software company MixVibes. Rekordbox can be used to search for music files stored on your computer and create playlists, analyze files, adjust the grids, tempos and other metadata and set cue and loop points.

Where you download music for Rekordbox? Streaming services are in their heyday, and there are so many great options available to you. Well, Tidal prides itself on being an artist and quality-first platform. Here we'll tell you how to download music from Tidal without premium subscription and to use Tidal music on Rekordbox.

Part 1. How to Extract Audio from Tidal to MP3
Part 2. How to Import Tidal Music to Rekordbox

Part 1. Download Music from Tidal to MP3

As far as most of streaming music users, the DRM protection is a bulwark against the usage, alteration and creation of streaming music tracks. If you want to create new tunes from streaming music contents, you must crack down all the protection. By far, TunesKit Audio Capture is an excellent streaming music downloader for you to get DRM-free streaming music songs not limited to Tidal music.

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Key Features of TunesKit Tidal Music Downloader

  • Record audio or music from Tidal to FLAC, MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV
  • Download and capture streaming audio from any programs and websites
  • Preserve streaming music with the original audio quality and full ID3 tags
  • Support many customization functions like trimming, cutting, and merging
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Step 1Launch TunesKit Audio Capture

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Open TunesKit Audio Capture on your computer, and then you will see the main home of TunesKit where there are lots of apps listed. If there is no Tidal app for logging into your Tidal account, you could drag and drop the Tidal app to TunesKit or click the "+" icon to add the Tidal app. Note that you don't need to launch Tidal at once.

Step 2Set the output audio parameters

set output format

Then, you need to configure the output audio parameters. There are six formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B for you to choose from, but you need to set it to your phone supported formats for the Alarm app. Otherwise, you could continue to adjust the value of the bit rate, sample rate, and audio channel for better output audio quality.

Step 3Download music tracks from Tidal

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Next, open the Tidal app from the main home of TunesKit. You could choose one track or several playlists from Tidal to play and then TunesKit will begin record audio from Tidal after several seconds. And you could stop Tidal music songs download by clicking on the "Stop" button as you like.

Step 4Save Tidal music after trimming

edit audio

Finally, you could go to edit these downloaded Tidal music files by clicking the "Edit" button at the rear of each track to open the service of audio customization. With the service, you could trim and merge all Tidal music tracks and edit the ID3 tags and other audio information. Then save all your edited music tracks to your computer after customization.

Part 2. Import DRM-free Tidal Music to Rekordbox

Once you completed the downloading and conversion of Tidal music, the first thing you need to do is populate it with your Tidal music. Rekordbox will automatically begin to analyze any Tidal music files you import to find their tempo, beatgrid and waveform. You could choose the following methods to add Tidal music to Rekordbox for playing.

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Option 1. Transfer Tidal Music to Rekordbox from Hard Drive

1. Find your Tidal music folders or Tidal music files you want to import into Rekordbox.
2. Make sure that "Collection" icon to the left of the playlist tree is highlighted, then drag Tidal music onto the track windows at the bottom of the Rekordbox screen.
3. Rekordbox analyses these Tidal music files and adds track data, including waveforms, song key, and BPM and these Tidal music files are ready to be dragged onto a playlist.

Option 2. Upload Tidal Music into Rekordbox from iTunes

1. Go to the iTunes icon and click on the arrow to expand the tree.
2. You can choose to look for Tidal music songs within your entire track collection (All Tracks), or in playlists that you've made in iTunes.
3. Once you've found the Tidal music songs and playlists you want, Rekordbox will import these Tidal music files into its own collection and add the track data and waveforms.


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