Exporting Mixes

DJ.Studio gives you multiple options for exporting your finished mixes.

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Written by Liz Bollema
Updated over a week ago

This guide explains how to share or export your finished mixes.

Note: The export/share process works differently depending on if you are using Local File or YouTube mode

The first half of this article is for Local File mode, the second half is for YouTube mode.

Exporting Mixes from Local File Mode

Simply click on the ‘Export’ button at the top right of the screen to open up the export menu.

You will now see the following 6 options:

  1. Local File

  2. DJ Set

  3. Ableton Live

  4. YouTube

  5. Mixcloud

  6. Backup your project

Clicking on each of these 6 options will open up a separate sub-menu where you get to choose relevant options for the export process.

If you’re using the web browser version of DJ.Studio, you will be given the choice of choosing a download destination folder, after you hit the final Export button.

If you’re using the desktop application version of DJ.Studio, exported files are saved to “C:\Users\username\Music\DJ.Studio\Exports”

This folder will be opened in your file browser after the export process is complete.

Local File (Downloading your Mix)

The Local File option is the simplest export method and renders your mix to a single audio or video file.

Here you are given three choices:

  1. MP3 - A lower resolution/quality file, which uses less hard drive space.

  2. WAV - A higher-quality audio file that uses more space.

  3. Video - Export the combined audio and video information of your mix to a single file.

You are also given the option to set the output gain.

Click the Export button to start the rendering process.

DJ.Studio exports MP3 files with a bitrate of 320 kbps.

DJ Set

This option lets you export your playlist to other DJ software, like rekordbox, Serato, Traktor, Virtual DJ, and most other popular DJ and music library platforms.

There are several options for this export type:

  1. File - Export your mix to some type of DJ set compatible file:

    1. M3U8 - Creates an m3u8 file which is a playlist format accepted by most DJ and playlist software. Typically you just drag and drop these into your software, but check out specific integration guides for more specific instructions.

    2. TXT - Exports the mix information as a .txt, including track and artist name, and timestamp information.

    3. CSV - Export a CSV file, containing mix information, useful for sending to cataloging organizations like (but not limited to) GEMA, or Buma/Stemra

  2. Include Audio - This packages the audio files used in your mix into the exported folder. When you now disable “Include audio” the export file will also have the original file location, making sure we don’t make unnecessary duplicates of files.

  3. Add File Numbers - This adds numbers to the exported files, indicating the order they are used in the playlist.

  4. Rekordbox - Used for exporting mixes directly to rekordbox (see below for more info)

Export DJ Set To Rekordbox

You can export your mix as a DJ Set for rekordbox.

This creates a playlist in rekordbox, which includes the order of your chosen tracks, as well as gives you the option of adding Hot Cue markers to indicate the transition points.

  • Add Hot Cues - Creates hot cues indicating the transition boundaries. These can overwrite pre-existing hot cues in the rekordbox.

  • Add Memory Cues - And/or use Memory Cues as markers.

  • Add File Numbers - Adds a number to the filename indicating which track it is in the list.

Watch the video below to see this in action!

You can use some of these features with other DJ software.

Click the link to find instructions for your specific DJ software:

In this video, you can see how you can import your playlist from DJ.Studio to rekordbox:

Ableton Live

The Ableton Live export option lets you export your mix as an Ableton Live project folder.

These Ableton Live projects contain all the relevant automation parameters and effects. For example, if you automate the EQ, an EQ plugin will be placed on the Live channels, and loaded with the same automation you created.

This makes it super easy to export your mix (as stems) into Ableton for some final tweaking, mixing, editing, and mastering. This is also a great choice if you want to add any voiceovers or adverts for radio.

When exporting for Ableton Live, you are presented with two options:

  1. Vertical - each song is given its own independent audio track.

  2. Horizontal - songs are spread across two audio tracks, similar to DJ.Studio’s timeline.

When the exporting process is finished, you will be shown the created project folder in your browser. Simply open the contained .ALP file to open the project in Ableton Live!

Export a Video for YouTube

This option lets you export your DJ.Studio videos to a YouTube-friendly format.

Here you can choose the quality, from 720p, 1080p, or 2160p.

Note that higher resolutions may take longer to export. The speed of exporting is dependent on the power of your machine, so weaker PCs will take longer to export.

You can also adjust the output gain.

The ‘Export Description’ button in the bottom left corner creates a .txt file that contains all the timestamp information for your mix. Copy this text into your YouTube video description, and it will automatically create chapter dividers for each song in your playlist. This makes it easy for watchers to find out what song they are listening to.

It's also worth noting that exporting videos with animations take longer than videos using solid colors or still images.


With this choice, you can export your mix and upload it directly to your Mixcloud account.

  1. Sign in to your Mixcloud account through the presented dialog if you haven't done that before

  2. Add a description to your mix.

  3. Adjust the output gain if necessary.

DJ.Studio will then record your mix and upload it to your account. It also includes all the track and artist information, which will be automatically added to the Mixcloud information.

After your mix has been uploaded, Mixcloud will need some additional time to process your mix and check for copyright infringements.
They also require your mix to be at least 18 minutes long.


This will create a .djs file of your project that you can import in any instance of DJ.Studio.

Sharing YouTube Mode Mixes

If you made your mix in YouTube mode, the sharing process is slightly different.

Because YouTube mixes stream tracks from YouTube, it is not legal to convert them to files and download them - this would be a breach of copyright law.

Instead, we made a cool system where you can share your YouTube Mix projects online, using our online mix player.

This means that anybody who has an internet connection can listen to your finished YouTube mix.

To share a YouTube mix:

  1. Finish your project.

  2. Click Share in the top right.

  3. Enter the information as desired, including Mix Name, Artist, Genre, Description, and more.

  4. You will now be given a URL. Simply copy and paste the link to share it with your friends and fans!

Exporting Beatport Mix Projects

There are three main options when you want to export a Beatport project:

  1. Publish - Upload the mix to our internal Beatport Streaming Community Mix player

  2. Legalize - Use the Legalize function, and access all the standard export modes outlined above.

  3. DJ Set - Send the Beatport streaming set into other Beatport-enabled DJ software, like rekordbox, to mix your Beatport project live.

Because Beatport is a streaming site, you can't directly download and share your mixes (unless you buy the tracks first). This is why we made these options.

Publish Beatport Project

The first option, using our sharing platform, lets you share your mixes with other Beatport DJ.Studio users (obviously, you need a Beatport subscription to be able to listen to these mixes).

Here, you can share your mix, add info to your DJ bio page, and explore other DJ's Beatport mixes (and even remix them!)

Legalize Beatport Project

If you want to share the mixes more broadly, you can use the Legalize export. This creates a shopping cart in Beatport so you can buy all the tracks in your mix. (That you don't already own).

After these tracks are downloaded, DJ.Studio will recreate your mix as a Local File project, so you can unlock the standard exporting modes.

Export Beatport DJ Set

Use this if you want to mix your DJ set live in other software (that has Beatport Streaming integration). You can easily send your mix playlist to other Beatport Streaming DJ software, so you can mix it live on decks.

Find out more in our full Beatport Help Article!

FAQs about Exporting Mixes

How Do I Download My Mix?

To download a mix, you must be working in Local File mode. (You cannot download YouTube mixes due to copyright laws - but you can share them.

In local file mode, to download your mix:

  1. Click Export at the top right.

  2. Select Local File.

  3. Choose either MP3 or WAV, and configure the options as desired.

  4. Click Export again, and wait for your mix to record and process.

  5. The download will start after the mix is rendered!

Why Doesn't My YouTube Video Show Chapters?

When exporting and using tracklist information to show chapters, you need to add your tracklist to the YouTube comments in a certain way.

  1. Export > As YouTube Video

  2. Click Export Description

  3. Copy the text from the document and paste it into your YouTube video description. Making sure the timecode stays in the HH:MM:SS format as below

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