BPMs and beatgrids, rekordbox > Serato

gabrielrubinstein1 shared this question 11 months ago

Hiya, I've just imported my library from rekordbox and then exported to Serato, ticking the overwrite tags option. It worked fine and my cue points are there, but most of the tracks don't have a BPM. Some seem to have it, but I'm not sure if this is the BPM from rekordbox or not. Is it possible to have all tracks come through with the BPM that was either analysed by or manually adjusted in rekordbox. How about the beatgrids?

If this isn't possible, should I just let Serato analyze the files? Do I run the risk of losing the beatgrids and bpms that I customised in rekordbox if I do this?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Hi there,

If the track has BPM in MIXO, it should be written to the track. Also check list of supported file types in the advanced settings.

Beatgrids are probably the most inconsistent and incompatible aspect of library migration between DJ software unfortunately.

In the case of going to Serato, it's not currently possible to write beatgrids to the tracks, so you'll need to let Serato rebuild them.

I hope this info helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.



Hi Remko,

Thanks for the quick response. So if I let Serato rebuild them, will it overwrite the beatgrids I've already edited or will they be there in rekordbox still?




Hi Gabriel,

Serato reads and saves all metadata, cues and beatgrids in a heavy encoded format to the ID3 tag in the track itself, whereas Rekordbox uses tempos in the database to build the beatgrid, so Rekordbox should be unaffected by any changes you make in Serato.


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