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.
Broadcast Directly Through Traktor
Recently, Traktor has updated its Traktor Pro software to allow broadcasting without the use of external software like BUTT. Now it’s a breeze to use with your Radio.co account!
First, boot up your Traktor software and make sure the interface is in ‘Mixer’ or ‘Extended’ view.
From here, go to the second FX unit and select the symbol beneath ‘FX’, you will now be in the Audio Recorder. To broadcast from your software, simply click the antennae, which will highlight blue if it is connected to a stream, or flash if there’s no connection.
To set up your software to broadcast through your station, enter ‘Settings’ and go into ‘Broadcasting’. Here, you will be able to apply the server settings the same way you can enter them in BUTT; enter your Host into ‘Address’, your Port ID into ‘Port’ and then enter your Password. Once this information is set, you’re good to go.
Now, clicking the antennae in the Audio Recorder will begin your broadcast and the symbol should light up blue. If you experience any connection issues, check your broadcasting information is correct in ‘Settings’, or check your internet connection.
Note: When testing this feature we experienced a latency of 10-15 seconds between the Traktor software and the stream, although this may vary depending on your internet connection.
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 Radio.co Dashboard– This is your host, port, and password.
- Type: SHOUTcast
- Address: E.g. silver.radio.co
- 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!