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A Guide To Playlist Maker Software

Making playlists is a great way to compile your favorite music into an organized listening experience.

Whether you’re making a playlist for work, a journey, or an event, using some playlist maker software can make the process easier. 

In this guide, you’ll learn exactly what playlist maker software is, what is The Best Playlist Creator Software, and how you can use it to quickly make a sweet playlist.

You’ll also learn about DJ.Studio - a powerful piece of playlist software that can instantly turn your playlist into a seamless, DJ-style mix without needing any DJ skills!

TL;DR - Playlist Maker Software #

  • Playlist maker software is a useful tool for creating playlists.

  • It’s useful for both organizing your playlists and generating the relevant playlist files. 

  • You’ll need to pick the right playlist software for your music platform. 

  • DJ.Studio is an advanced playlist maker, which instantly creates seamless mixes. 

What is Playlist Maker Software?#

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Playlist maker software is a type of app (mobile or desktop) that is used for, surprisingly, creating playlists. 

The exact way they work varies from brand to brand, but they generally serve 3 basic purposes: 

  1. Import audio files/sources, or connect to a music library. 

  2. Create, generate, and organize playlists.

  3. Export playlist files (containing all relevant info) to a range of formats.  

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This type of software can offer several benefits:

  • Offering a more powerful/easier playlist creation workflow than is provided by basic music libraries like Windows Media Player/iTunes etc. 

  • Provide extra functionality and analysis of imported music, like genre, key, BPM, etc. 

  • Auto-generate playlists (sometimes using randomization) based on selected filters like genre, length, key, tempo, etc. Some allow you to specify a total time length for the full playlist. 

  • Enable users to share and relocate their playlists between a range of music libraries/players and machines. 

  • Some more advanced apps like DJ.Studio allows you to turn a playlist into a single, seamless audio file with smooth transitions. (Keep reading to find out more!)

Playlist software can be a valuable tool in many situations, both for entertainment or in certain professional situations. 

Choosing the Right Playlist Maker Software - Which Is Best?#

With such a large range and variety of playlist software available, it can be tricky to know which is the best for you - particularly if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. 

Check out our full list of The Best Playlist Maker Software for our recommendations!

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Here are some tips to help you find the right type:

  • Different playlist software works with certain audio formats (e.g. WAV/MP3/AIFF), choose an app that works with whatever format is most common for your music library. 

  • If you plan on creating and exporting playlist files, make sure it’s compatible with wherever you’re sending it. Some music libraries work with .m3u, .m3u8, .pls. .txt, .xml, and a range of other formats. You can find out more about this in our Guide To M3U Playlist Creators

  • You can find some software for making playlists on streaming platforms like YouTube and Spotify. These are useful if you want to work with online sources and want a more versatile playlist creation interface. Find out more: YouTube Playlist Makers!

DJ.Studio - The Ultimate Playlist Maker #

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Once you’ve made your personalized playlists, there is a lot you can do with them - particularly when you use software like DJ.Studio. 

Sure, a playlist is good in a pinch, although they can be a bit annoying and break your immersion when you consider the gaps between each song.

That’s one of the reasons DJ.Studio is so cool - it can turn any music playlists into seamless DJ mixes. 

DJ.Studio also works as standard playlist creation software. Here are some of the notable features:

  • Import music from a range of sources (local files or YouTube & Spotify), or use 1001Tracklists to discover music, working as an AI playlist maker. You can even import a whole YouTube or Spotify playlist in one go. (And DJ with Spotify.)

  • Use the smart auto mixer to instantly organize your playlists based on musical keys and/or BPM.

  • Turn a playlist into a seamless DJ mix with no technical experience, you can also edit it in precise detail if you want. 

  • Export finished mixes/playlists to a range of formats and locations, including MP3, WAV, M3U, .txt, YouTube video, and more. 

  • Connect to other music libraries, including DJ software like rekordbox and Virtual DJ, or libraries like Apple Music and iTunes. (Learn more about DJing with Apple Music).

You might think that such a powerful platform requires a technical understanding of audio editing and mixing to use.

In reality, it’s been designed to be very intuitive, and even a total beginner can make a clean mix with a few button clicks. 

These are the steps to turn a music playlist into a a mix with DJ.Studio:

  1. Open DJ.Studio (you can install the app, or even run it from your browser).

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  2. Create a project - Either using the local file mode, or YouTube mode for streaming sources. You can even import a generated playlist into DJ.Studio from YouTube or Spotify.

    DJ STudio Create New
  3. Import files - Add songs to your library that you want to use in your playlist, and let DJ.Studio analyze them. 

  4. Organize your Playlist - You can use our simple playlist editor to re-arrange the order or use the powerful AUTOMIX tool. This instantly organizes the playlist based on key and tempo, harmonically mixing and beatmatching your playlist. This gives it a cohesive, flowing sound that usually requires years of DJ experience to harness. 

    dj studio automix
  5. Edit the mix - if you want to customize your playlist in more detail, you can use the editing tools to cut up the songs, change the transition points, and adjust the effects over time. The timeline editor is flexible and lets you sculpt the mix as deeply as you like. 

    editing a mix with dj studio
  6. Export - You can export your finished mix to a range of formats. If you’re using a YouTube project, your mix will be hosted on our online mix player page, which can be accessed anywhere without an account. You can also use DJ.Studio to Convert File Playlists to MP3.

    dj studio export

DJ.Studio gives playlist creators a new collection of powerful tools that aren’t available anywhere else.

This means that you can effortlessly create pristine playlists and DJ-style mixes - sounding smoother and more cohesive than ever before thanks to the harmonic mixing and auto-beatmatching. 

This is perfect for DJs, but also a sweet tool for humble playlist lovers, who want to create sweeter-sounding playlists without needing to study the technical skills. 


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Now you’re equipped with all the important knowledge of playlist makers, it’s time to get stuck in. 

You can read through our Best Playlist Maker Software to find a 3rd party option, or use DJ.Studio to gain maximum productivity and professionalism. 

Get started now - Open the DJ.Studio App with a free 14-day trial

Noah Feasey-Kemp
I started DJing when I was 15. Started a record label, residency by a club in Bristol. I’ve played at all the biggest clubs in Bristol (and the small ones) and have entertained thousands of dancers! I love writing about music, DJing, and technology. I've been blogging for DJ.Studio since the start of the project, and am always happy to answer questions and help fellow DJs out!

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