As one of the largest music streaming websites, SoundCloud has made great changes to the music industry. It stands out from thousands of competitors because it allows users to upload, promote, and share audio, which means you are very likely to find musicians with amazing works but have not yet become famous.
However, some people may be confused about how to download music from SoundCloud. After all, it is not as easy as downloading music from Spotify. Therefore, we bring this guide of downloading SoundCloud music, introducing 3 major methods of downloading.
- Part 1. Official Download
- Part 2. Joyoshare Audio Recorder
- Part 3. Online SoundCloud Music Downloader
Part 1. How to Download SoundCloud Songs in Official Ways
According to the official tutorial, there are 2 methods to download SoundCloud music - one for computer, and the other for mobile devices. For users who access SoundCloud through computers, it may not be possible to download all the songs you like, because some songs don't have download links. For downloadable songs, find the "More" option as shown in the picture below and click the "Download file" button. Only mobile users with SoundCloud Go or SoundCloud GO+ subscription are able to download offline music files to their devices. Users with free accounts can only listen to streaming music on their mobile devices.
Part 2. How to Download Music from SoundCloud with Joyoshare Audio Recorder
Joyoshare Audio Recorder is a marvelous audio recorder that allows you to record any audio from the sound card, the microphone or other audio devices linked to your computer. It can be used to capture streaming music, including SoundCloud streaming music. The downloaded and recorded songs can be converted to a dozen formats, including MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, ALAC, APE, AU, CAF, FLAC, M4A, M4B, M4R, MKA, OGG, WAV, WMA.
Joyoshare Audio Recorder is equipped with a built-in audio editor to edit the downloaded and recorded SoundCloud songs. With this audio editor, users can trim the audio, add sound effects, adjust the equalizer or edit the tags of the songs. It is worth noticing that ID3 tags will be detected by the program while the songs are being recorded.
Key Features of Joyoshare Audio Recorder:
Support different sound input sources
16 different formats for you to choose from
Built-in audio trimmer and equalizer
Automatic matching of the ID3 tags
Step 1 Launch Joyoshare Audio Recorder
Download Joyoshare Audio Recorder from the links above and run it. The main window, as shown in the image below, will pop up. Press the icon next to the red "Start Recording" button and set "system audio" as the input source, so that we can record SoundCloud music.
Step 2 Adjust the output format and other settings
Tap the icon to open the Format menu. Here you can choose the format you want, as well as codec, channel, bit rate and sample rate. If you are not familiar with those musical parameters, you can simply set the "Preset" as "High Quality" or "Small Size", and the rest options will be automatically adjusted. Next, press the "Preferences" button in the upper right corner, then decide which folder you would the songs to be saved.
In the "Preferences" menu, you can also turn on the automatic split function, which will make the recording of multiple songs easier. First, tick the Split the Recordings Individually button, and don't change the split time. Next, tick the Recording Is Silent option under the Delete Recordings Automatically box.
Step 3Begin to record SoundCloud Songs
Now, get the SoundCloud songs you want to download ready. Press the red "Start Recording" button first and then play the song (The silence in the beginning can later be cut). Joyoshare Audio Recorder will capture the song in real-time. If you have more than one song to download, just play the other songs one by one and they will be recorded individually. After all the songs finished playing, press the white "Stop Recording" button, and the recorded tracks will be saved in the folder you previously set.
Step 4Edit the recorded and downloaded SoundCloud music
Tap the icon at the rear of each track to open the audio editor, which has three major functions. First of all, you can trim the tracks, cutting the silence or advertisement in the tracks. Secondly, you can adjust the equalizer and add sound effects, making the music more enjoyable. Last but not least, the tags can be edited however you want, which may help you archive the songs.
Part 3. How to Download SoundCloud Songs with Online Downloader
If you don't think all those fantastic functions or formats provided by Joyoshare Audio Recorder is necessary, then this Scloud Downloader may satisfy you. It is a simple online SoundCloud music downloader with free access. A tutorial is provided below introducing how to use it.
Step 1Find Scloud Downloader
Google "Scloud Downloader" to find this online SoundCloud Downloader.
Step 2Copy and paste the link of the song
Open SoundCloud and find the song you want to download, open an individual page of the song streaming, then copy the link of this page.
Step 3 Download the SoundCloud song
Paste the link of the song in the blank bar of Scloud Downloader. Press the "Download" button, and you will be transferred to the result page. Tap the "Download Track" button, and the song will be downloaded to your computer. Repeat step 2 and 3 until all the songs are downloaded.