From rekordcloud back to your device

You can download your library at any time by pressing the Download button in the top of the screen when you're logged in.

You can also download your library in the Download Library menu and download either a Rekordbox, Traktor or VirtualDJ version of your library.

To learn how to import your downloaded file back into Rekordbox, Traktor or VirtualDJ: read on below.

Serato uses the Companion App to write file tags.

Rekordbox 5 & 6

Importing a Rekordbox XML file is a bit complex, but just follow the steps below. These steps are the same for Rekordbox 5 and Rekordbox 6. Rekordbox 6 is fully supported.

First we have to set the Rekordbox XML location in the advanced preferences menu. Only after that will the XML menu appear.

  1. Make sure you didn't change anything in Rekordbox since you last uploaded your library since those changes may be overwritten.
  2. Download the Rekordbox XML file
  3. Open the Rekordbox preferences in the File menu

preferences menu

  1. Go to the Advanced tab and set the Imported Library location to the XML file you just downloaded.

advanced tab

  1. Make sure that "Rekordbox xml" is checked on the View tab under Layout.

  2. Close the preferences menu and restart Rekordbox.

  3. You will now see the new rekordbox xml option in the menu. Your downloaded XML should already be loaded but if it isn't, just press the tiny Reload button. If you don't see the XML tab, make sure you restarted Rekordbox.

rekordbox xml menu

  1. The easiest thing you can do now is to right click your top most playlist called Playlists and click Import Playlist. This imports all playlists and all tracks inside any of your playlists. If you have tracks that aren't in any playlist then you may need to import the entire collection too. Importing the entire collection may take a while so it might be faster to only import specific playlists.

import playlists

  1. Warning: The latest versions of Rekordbox have a bug that prevents importing of XML files. Until Pioneer fixes this, you should use version 5.6.0 to import tracks. This bug also exists in Rekordbox 6. More info and the download links to the older Rekordbox can be found here


Tip
Since changing the location buried in the preferences is a pain, you should set it to your download folder so you can just replace the old rekordbox.xml when you download a new one and you only need to press the Reload button in Rekordbox.

Traktor

To import an NML file back into Traktor follow these steps:

  1. Right click Track Collection and select Import another collection

import another collection

  1. Find the NML file you just downloaded from rekordcloud

open collection

  1. Traktor will ask you if you want to keep your file tags or use the tags from the collection you're importing. Select collection here.

collection tags

  1. Sometimes playlists don't show up immediately, restart Traktor if that happens.

  2. Your tracks and playlists are now updated and you can start using them

If you relocated or deleted any files: you should right click a track in your collection and select Check Consistency. This lets confirm relocated tracks are found and allows you to easily remove deleted tracks from your collection.

VirtualDJ

You should have downloaded a ZIP file. This file contains your database.xml with all your track information and a Playlists folder.

Importing a VirtualDJ library is just replacing these files.

  1. Make sure VirtualDJ is closed

  2. If your music is on an external/network drive, delete the database.xml file inside the VirtualDJ folder on that drive.

  3. Go to your main VirtualDJ folder: Documents/VirtualDJ

  4. Delete the Playlists folder and the database.xml file here

  5. Copy the contents of your downloaded ZIP file into your VirtualDJ folder. You should have a database.xml file and a Playlists folder in the same place again

  6. Start VirtualDJ and your library is updated. You will find your playlists under Lists & Advice -> Playlists.

Notes

VirtualDJ doesn't export empty playlist folders. So if you had empty playlist folders that are now missing, it's because VirtualDJ never included them in your database backup.

If you notice that your tracks aren't getting updated, it may be because you did not delete the database.xml file on your external drive. This file contains old information and VirtualDJ takes priority on this file. After deleting and importing it, VirtualDJ will recreate it again with the new track information.

Serato

Serato uses the Rekordcloud Companion App to write the tags of your music files and to update your crates. You can download the Companion App here

After downloading your library with the Companion App, just open up Serato and you're done.