Serato to Rekordbox 6

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

This guide is the same for Windows and macOS.

Requirements

You need to have the following installed:

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

  1. Make sure Serato and Rekordbox 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 Serato DJ. Lexicon should automatically detect your Serato database.

serato dropdown

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

full import option

  1. Click Start importing in the bottom right corner.

start importing button

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

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

sync page

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

rekordbox dropdown

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

full sync option

  1. Click Sync to Rekordbox in the bottom right corner.

sync to rekordbox button

After the process is complete, your Serato library will be fully converted to Rekordbox 6.

All your crates are now playlists in Rekordbox, including smart crates that are now intelligent playlists. 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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