Settings Menu

The settings menu gives you options for configuring DJ.Studio.

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Written by Noah Feasey-Kemp
Updated over a week ago

Open the settings menu by clicking the cog icon in the right corner of the top bar.

There are currently 11 sections in 3 categories


  1. General

  2. Account

  3. Billing

  4. Folders


  1. Inteface

  2. Transitions

  3. Keyboard Shortcuts

  4. Performance


  1. Online Services

  2. Library

  3. Extensions

1 - General


Set your input and output devices and choose to normalize the output volume.

  • Output - Choose the audio device to play sound through

  • Apply auto gain - Automatically normalize the volume of tracks in your mix.

Musical Key

Key to use

Pick the platform you prefer to determine the musical keys of tracks

  • DJ.Studio - Use our analysis

  • Mixed In Key - use MIK if you own the extension

  • Original - Ues any pre-analyzed key

Key notation

Pick the way keys are displayed within DJ.Studio.

This option lets you pick how the analyzed keys are displayed in the music library, playlist, transition window, and any other section where key information is provided.

You should choose whichever you find the easiest to understand.

Keys can be displayed in the following three formats:

  1. Camelot Key - Uses the Camelot Wheel Value to display the key. E.G:
    C Major = 8B
    D Minor = 7A

  2. Open Key - Displays using the Open Key Formula. E.G:
    C Major = 1d
    D Minor = 12m

  3. Musical Note - Displays the key based on the key used in music notation. E.G:
    C Major = C
    D Minor = Dm

BPM Range

Lets you choose the BPM range available in the BPM Timeline.

Use the left handle to set the minimum BPM, and the right handle to set the maximum BPM.


BPM range - Pick the BPM range for the music that you mix the most, tuning our BPM analysis.

Beat Grid:

  • Auto - The beat grid is automatically placed

  • Fixed - The beat grid is locked

  • Variable - The beat grid changes (useful for non-quantized music)

2 - Account

The Account section shows you information about your account and subscription.

It will display how many days are left for your trial, or what type of subscription you have. There is a link that takes you to the purchase system or allows you to manage your plan.

It also shows you your referral code, where you can earn money off your subscription price by sharing DJ.Studio with your friends.

You can also edit your profile for the Online Mix Sharing Platform.


Check and manage your subscription and billing situation, and apply coupon codes.


Set the folder locations for various DJ.Studio databases.

Export Location - Change the location where your mix exports are stored.

Database Location - Change the location your database is stored (relevant if you work with a portable database location).



Enable Samples and VST support.


This section lets you set the default parameters for transitions.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The Keyboard Shortcut section lets you view and change the keyboard shortcuts for DJ.Studio.

To change a keyboard shortcut, simply:

  1. Find the shortcut you wish to change.

  2. Click the ‘Set’ button next to the desired shortcut.

  3. Now press the key/key combination you want to set as the shortcut.

  4. The shortcut has now been changed.


The Performance section gives you settings for controlling how DJ.Studio’s engine runs.

This lets you tweak the performance of the software, so you can tune the system to work well on your machine.

If you are having audio errors and glitches, you probably need to turn down some of the settings to help your computer run DJ.Studio. More powerful machines will be able to run DJ.Studio more smoothly.

Here, you can remove the 60 track limit, although this requires a machine with more RAM.


This control changes the buffer length of the audio engine.

Processing audio takes a lot of computer power, particularly in real-time. This is why audio buffers are used.

An audio buffer is a small delay between the beginning of the audio calculations and when the audio is sent out to the speakers.

Audio glitches can be caused if the buffer is too short. This is because the computer is outputting audio before the calculations have been completed. So, by adding a longer buffer length, it gives the computer more time to calculate the audio before rendering it.

If you are on an older machine or are hearing glitches, switch the buffer size to a higher setting.

If you are on a newer machine, you can use a lower buffer, and enjoy a faster response, with no loading times.

Equalizer Quality

Equalization processing can also have a relatively high demand for computational power.

So, we included an option to set the level of EQ quality.

Higher settings create better EQ audio quality, although require more computer power.

Lower settings reduce the audio quality, although use less power.

Realtime Repitch

This determines how the audio is repitched by the DJ.Studio engine.

Repitching audio is a demanding process - and when used in real-time, many machines cannot handle the level of power required.

Turning ‘On’ real time-repitch will create a smoother, lag-free audio, although does require a powerful machine to work.

Turning ‘Off’ real time-repitch is less resource-demanding and will make the audio sound smoother in older machines. If you have changed the BPM a lot, the pitch could sound off in the Studio. When you export the mix, it will sound good.

If your PC can handle it, real-time On is a more enjoyable option, but it will ruin the experience on older machines, making the audio stutter.

Frame Rate

The Frame Rate setting determines the Frames Per Second (FPS) of the visual rendering of DJ.Studio’s interface.

A higher frame rate creates a smoother visual experience, although it requires more graphics processing power.

A lower frame rate creates jerkier, bumpier visuals, although uses fewer graphical resources.

Medium uses a frame rate between the two, balancing visual performance and resource use.

The frame rate option has no effect on the sound and simply changes the visual experience of the software.

Faster machines will be able to handle a higher frame rate, but older machines will cope better with lower settings.


The Retina option enables Retina Display resolution.

When On, it creates sharper graphics, thanks to a higher, retina resolution. However, this also uses more graphics power.

You will also need a Retina display to enjoy these benefits.

Blink Fix

This option fixes an issue with blinking graphics. You only need to turn this option on if you are experiencing the issue.


This section lets you modify connections with other software and services.

Online Services

The Connections section is used to connect your DJ.Studio account to other platform accounts, like your Mixcloud account. You can also use it to manage the Mixed In Key integration.

By clicking connect, you will be taken to Mixcloud to link DJ.Studio to your Mixcloud account. With a linked account, you can export and upload your finished mixes directly to your Mixcloud profile.

This also works for Beatport and Beatport Streaming.

4 - Library

The Library section lets you select your preferred DJ music library software to use as a connected library within DJ.Studio.

Selecting a music library other than DJ.Studio is only possible if you use the DJ.Studio app, it’s not possible in the browser version.

You can select one option at a time.

When you go to the Library view, you will see the chosen option as a tab in the library window. From there, you can set up the connection to the other software to gain access to that library from within DJ.Studio.


This is used for activating, installing, and managing extensions like VST support.

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