If you are planning on using a USB stick with the CDJs, then you will need to:
- Format it to FAT32 ahead of your session. Formatting will erase all of the USB's data, so make sure you've backed it all up first! The only format that always works on all Pioneer CDJs is FAT32.
- Export your tracks from your laptop through Rekordbox onto the USB stick.
We recommend using a high-quality USB drive, e.g. those made by SanDisk, as these tend to have less chance of becoming corrupt over time.
The videos below will show you instructions on how to format and export tracks to your USB drive.
1) Formatting USB - MAC & WINDOWS:
2) EXPORTING SONGS TO REKORDBOX:
For more DJ set-up tutorials:
For Part 2 (DJ Mixer Sound Output & Levels), please click here.
For Part 3 (Pioneer CDJ & Mixer Walkthrough), please click here.
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