How to record your DJ Mix with your laptop

So you have created a great mix, something that will rock every dance floor in the world. It will get every man, woman and child bopping their heads along for sure. However you need to record it, so those said people can put it on their Ipods and listen to it on the bus to work. At Become A DJ we have a fully equipped DJ studio, with all industry standard DJ equipment. If you want to record your set we would be more than happy to help. Just book online HERE. Below is a brief rundown on how to record your mixes using a standard Pioneer set up.

To record your mix please first download Audacity to your computer. Then download the Pioneer DJM-900 Driver software to your computer as well here. Make sure your mic input is muted/switched off on your computer.

* Connect usb from the mixer to your computer.

* The pioneer DJM-900 software should come up automatically upon connection.

* In the Mixer Output, Set USB 1/2 3/4 5/6 7/8 to REC OUT. USB Output level at -10db.

pioneer mixer drivers

Open Audacity

* Click FILE - preferences.

* In the Devices section change: recording - device to DJM-900.

* In the Quality section - Sample rate: 44100Hz.  Sample Format: 24-bit.

* Real time conversion - Sample Rate Converter - Best Quality (Slowest) Dither - None.

* High-Quality Conversion - Sample Rate Converter - Best Quality (Slowest) Dither - None. 

Devices section:

audacity software

Quality section:

audacity quality

Now record your mix.

Click record (The red circle) in audacity and enjoy!

Please keep levels out the red. It will distort the mix and will not sound good in the recording.

Below are pictures of two recordings, of the same piece of music. 1st picture is not clipped (How it should look). The 2nd is clipped (how it shouldn’t look).

Exporting your mix.

* Click FILE - Export (to export)

* Name it and save it to where you want in the click down menu. IE. Desktop

* Choose which format in the click down menu. IE. MP3, WAV, AIFF etc.


If you can’t save as a certain format you may be prompted to download software. Follow the instructions. Then choose which format you want.

saving your recording

Saving your Mix:

* Click FILE - Save Project As

* Name it and save it to where you want in the click down menu. IE. Desktop

* Don’t change the format here.

saving your mix

Then locate your exported mix on your computer.

You now have a recorded mix.