Converting your library to Rekordbox, Traktor, VirtualDJ or Serato

With this feature you can convert your from Rekordbox, Traktor, VirtualDJ or Serato to any of these.

Usage is simple, just press the download button for the library you want. All your track information and playlists will be converted accordingly.

The following information will be converted:

  • Track info (rating, comments, playcount, key and more)
  • Track paths
  • Cue points
  • Beatgrid markers
  • Playlists

There are some limitations since not all DJ software has the exact same features, more on that below.

Partial export

You can choose to only export a partial library. This is really useful for the bigger libraries te reduce the time it takes to import the XML/NML back into Traktor or Rekordbox.

Any track in the partial XML/NML will overwrite the same matching track in your existing library. Other tracks will not be changed.

VirtualDJ does not support a partial export because you can only replace the entire library there.

Beatgrid shift correction

There is a problem between how Rekordbox, Traktor, VirtualDJ and Serato read MP3 files. Most of the time they see the exact same MP3 file but in a small percentage of tracks, a tiny bit of silence (26 or 50 miliseconds) gets added to the start of the track. This causes your cue points and beatgrids to be shifted.

To correct this problem, you can use the Companion App to scan your library for files that are afflicted by this problem. You can download the Companion App here.

Libraries downloaded after you run the scan will be adjusted automatically.

This problem only occurs when converting between different systems. There is no need to use this if you don't convert your library.

Nearest color

Every DVS has slightly different colors. You can let rekordcloud change your track and cue colors to the nearest similar color. If you disable this option, any color that does not exist in your target DVS will be set to no color.

Exporting Rekordbox

If you want to export your beatgrid to Traktor, you have to select the BPM change points option in the Advanced tab under Rekordbox preferences.

Options

Add hot cues

If enabled, this will set the first 8 cue points of all your tracks as hot cues. This only applies to tracks that have no hot cues. You may want to enable this if you're converting from Traktor so that you'll automatically get hot cues in Rekordbox.

Copy to memory cues

If enabled, this will copy hot cues to memory cues. This only applies to tracks that have no memory cues yet. This is useful when converting from VirtualDJ because VirtualDJ only knows hot cues but in Rekordbox it is helpful to have memory cues too.

If you are coming from Serato, loop cues are prioritized. Loop cues will be set as memory cues first and then hot cues will be copied over in the available space.

Limitations

Hot cues

Traktor has no hot cues so Rekordbox hot cues are converted to regular cue points in Traktor. If any hot cue is on the same spot as a regular cue, only one is preserved. If you want hot cues in Rekordbox, you can enable the Add hot cues option, see above.

Cues

Traktor has no colored cue points. If you have colored cue points in Rekordbox or VirtualDJ, this will not be preserved in Traktor.

Last played

Rekordbox does not store last played date. This track information from Traktor or VirtualDJ will not be preserved in Rekordbox.

Remix Sets

Only Traktor supports remix sets. If you convert to Rekordbox or VirtualDJ, these will be lost.

Colors

Rekordbox memory cue colors can't be converted because Rekordbox does not add these to the XML file. Hot cue colors do work.

VirtualDJ looks like it adds colors to your cue points but it actually doesn't by default. If you go into the POI editor, you will see all your cue points have no color by default. That's where you have to set cue colors.

Comment fields

VirtualDJ tracks have fields named Comment, Field1 and Field2. Comment fields are mapped appropriately. Field1 and Field2 are merged into the Comment 2 field in Traktor. Rekordbox has no extra fields so these extra fields can't be preserved.

Importing your new library

After you download your new library in XML, NML or ZIP format you still have to import it back into your DJ software. To learn how to do this, check out the Download Library wiki page in the left menu.