Stream your Rekordbox DJ Set with a DDJ Controller!
In this guide we will show you how to capture high quality audio from Rekordbox for use with third party streaming services such as OBS or Facebook Live. Setting up your audio is critical to giving the best possible stream to your audiences! This can be done with any DDJ controller with Rekordbox on both Mac and Windows.
Streaming Rekordbox on Mac
First of all we need to set up a virtual input. This allows the Mac to capture the sound that would usually be heading out to your speakers. There are a few applications you can download to do this. In this example we will be using BlackHole as it’s free.
If Mac OS blocks the install, head to System Preferences > Security & Preferences > Open Anyway
Configure Master Output
Head to Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup. Right-click on BlackHole 16ch and click Use This Device For Sound Output.
Configure Rekordbox Audio Settings
Connect your controller and launch Rekordbox. Open Preferences and click Audio.
Tick the box “Output audio from the computer’s built-in speakers”, and the Master Output should now show DDJ-RB + Blackhole 16ch.
Now the audio is set up go to your streaming service of choice. Under the audio input settings, select Blackhole 16ch.
You can now stream with crystal clear audio!
Streaming Rekordbox on Windows
To enable streaming on web applications such as Facebook Live, download a Virtual Cable software. For this example, VB Cable will be used. You can download it for free below.
You must right click and Install as Administrator to avoid errors when installing VB Cable
With your controller connected and powered-on, open rekordbox. Open the Preferences > Audio > Output Devices.
Ensure “Output audio from the computer’s built in speaker and your DJ equipment” is ticked. The output then needs to be set to you Controllers name + Cable Input.
Now the audio is set up go to your streaming service of choice.
Under the audio input settings, select the Cable Output. You can now stream with perfect audio quality!
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