Rekordbox 6 to Serato

This guide will show you, step by step, how to convert your Rekordbox 6 library to a Serato DJ library.

This guide is the same for Windows and macOS.

Requirements

You need to have the following installed:

Serato needs to be started at least once.

You need an active Lexicon subscription. Basic is all you need. You can activate your subscription from inside Lexicon.

Steps

Converting from Rekordbox 6 to Serato is very easy, just follow these steps.

  1. Make sure Rekordbox and Serato are fully closed.

  2. Open Lexicon.

  3. Go to the Sync page.

sync page

  1. Click the Import tracks & playlists button at the bottom.

import button

  1. Choose Rekordbox 6. Lexicon should automatically detect your Rekordbox database.

rekordbox dropdown

  1. Make sure Full is selected so your entire Rekordbox library is imported.

full import option

  1. Click Start importing in the bottom right corner.

start importing button

Now your entire Rekordbox library will be visible in Lexicon. That was part one of the process. The second part is to sync your library to Serato.

  1. Go to the Sync page again. This time we stay there and don't proceed to the import page.

sync page

  1. Choose Serato DJ. Lexicon should automatically detect your Serato database.

serato dropdown

  1. Make sure Full is selected and leave the other options on their defaults.

full sync option

  1. Click Sync to Serato DJ in the bottom right corner.

sync to serato button

After the process is complete, your Rekordbox library will be fully converted to Serato.

All your crates are now playlists in Serato, including intelligent playlists that are now smart crates. All your tracks, cues, beatgrids and other tags will all be there.

Extra

For details and conversion limitations, please see the manual.

Lexicon does a lot to minimize the limitations of each DJ app, for example, through Field Mappings.

You may notice slightly shifted cues and beatgrids after converting your library, this is the infamous beatshift problem. You can run the Beatshift Correction utility to automatically fix this problem for most tracks. Make sure you Sync to your target DJ app again after running the utility.

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