Before you can broadcast live, schedule a live event within your station calendar. Please see this guide for more information.

Traktor is a powerful piece of broadcasting software designed for professional DJ’s - It can be used on both Mac and Windows, but this guide focuses on a Mac setup.

Download & Install Traktor

To get Traktor up and running, all you need to do is download the software from their website here, then follow the instructions they provide to get it setup.

Download & Install BUTT

As Traktor doesn’t have an encoder you will need to download broadcasting software to do the job. BUTT is a fantastic piece of free software that’s available on Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. Download BUTT here – Run through the installation to set it up or follow this guide.

Additional Software for Mac or Windows

As Traktor doesn’t have an encoder to broadcast live you will need to download and setup additional software to capture your computer’s audio as mentioned below for either your Mac or Windows system.

  • Mac: How to setup both Soundflower & LineIn needed for your Mac computer.
  • Windows: How to enable and setup stereo Stereo Mix on your Windows based computer.

Enter Your Radio Station’s Details

Once you have everything up and running enter your station’s details in BUTT, these can be found within your Dashboard– This is your host, port, and password.

  • Type: SHOUTcast
  • Address: E.g.
  • Port: E.g. 1172
  • Password: E.g. 1a2b3c4d5e6f

Schedule Live Events

Note: Schedule a live event before you broadcast by setting an event within your station’s calendar by following this guide.

Connect & Broadcast

When you’re ready to connect play audio in Traktor and hit the play button in BUTT, you should see a successful connection established.

You’re now up and broadcasting with Traktor to your radio station!

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