How to Download Music from SoundCloud and Convert Them to MP3


"I am a free user in SoundCloud, and find some songs beautiful. I want to download SoundCloud tracks to my computer for future listening, but I cannot find the download button. I know SoundCloud gives me a way to download songs from it, but why I cannot find the download button?" – Cage

"I like music, and install SoundCloud in my iPhone 6s. When I stay in a place with reliable Wi-Fi, I can enjoy the music smoothly. However, when I am driving a car or outside off Wi-Fi with playing SoundCloud music, the songs sound like a stutterer. Can I download music from SoundCloud for playing fluently? How to download songs off SoundCloud?" – Golillas

Part one: Why choose SoundCloud?

SoundCloud is a global online audio distribution platform. It enables you to upload, record, promote, and share your originally-created sounds. Highly supporting AIFF, WAVE, FLAC, OGG, MP2, MP3 and AAC, SoundCloud is available to users with its official iPhone and Android apps. It attracts more than 175 million unique monthly listeners, and a new user needs to register in its profile for free listening. And the registered free users have the power to listen to as much content as they wish and to upload up to 180 minutes of audio to their profile. Combined with Twitter and Facebook, SoundCloud enables you to upload your recorded music with a distinctive URL, and let you reach an audience better.

Dominating the world's leading social sound platform, SoundCloud has its downloading service to protect the copyright. Only individual tracks can be downloaded, and playlists as a whole are not available. As an individual, you can make settings to enable or disable downloads for your uploaded tracks on SoundCloud. Free members have a download limit of 100 downloads per track, Pro users have 1,000, and Pro Unlimited users have unlimited downloads available for the tracks.

Part two: How to download SoundCloud songs

As mentioned above, SoundCloud allows you to download music from it. But only the individual tracks are accessible. When you enjoy an individual track, click the arrow-button bebeath the waveform to download tracks from SoundCloud. But if you do not see a download button, it means the person who uploads it does not intend to let others download the track. Sometimes, if the track is downloaded over its limited times as mentioned before, then you still cannot download tracks from SoundCloud. That is a real problem. At this point, you may wonder if only you could get a SoundCloud song downloader or other apps to download audio from it. But there is no such app that lets download free SoundCloud music directly in the world. No worries, even if you cannot download music from SoundCloud directly with a MP3 downloader, you can save all the songs posted on SoundCloud by recording. Recording music is an indirect way to download songs on SoundCloud. There are many screen recorders online. Aiseesoft Screen Recorder is one of the best to save your SoundCloud songs wiht keeping original high quality. If you want to know how to download music from SoundCloud, just keep reading the following steps.

Firstly, you need to download and install Screen Recorder in your computer. Warm reminder: Screen recorder has its Windows version only now. You must continue the following steps in your Windows 10/8/7/Vista computer.

1 Launch the program for recording

Run Screen recorder, chooose "Audio Recorder", turn on System audio to record the audio from SoundCloud, turn off Microphone audio to remove noise outside of your computer. Here you can click "Settings" to choose SoundCloud music output format from MP3, AAC, M4A and WMA.

Run Screen Recorder

2 Sign in SoundCloud

Open SoundCloud profile in your Firefox or Google Chrome, sigh in with your account to find the song that you want to download on SoundCloud.


3 Download SoundCloud music

Once you play music on SoundCloud, click "REC" to record the whole song completely. Then click the stop button to download the recorded MP3/AAC/M4A/WMA video in your PC.

Record SoundCloud Music

You can learn the steps from the video below:

Part three: How to convert SoundCloud MV recording to MP3

If you record a SoundCloud music video, then the recorded SoundCloud video is downloaded in your PC with the format of WMV/MP4. You can play it in your Windows Media Player directly or move to your Andorid or iOS device for a portable watching. However, if you want to play the audio file instead of video on your other devices, like iPhone, iPod or Android device, then you can use a certain MP3/M4R Free SoundCloud converter to convert WMV to MP3. SoundCloud Converter is the exact one audio extractor. As for the detailed steps of converting SoundCloud recording to MP3/M4R, please follow the steps below:

  • Add Video
  • Step 1. Download, install and run this free video converter in your computer.

  • Add WMV File
  • Step 2. Import the SoundCloud recording video to this program for converting.

  • Convert WMV to MP3
  • Step3. Click "Convert" after choosing MP3 from the drop-down list of "Output format"

Simple three steps enable you to convert WMV/MP4 to MP3 with keeping high quality.

Easy, right? You can try it by yourself to download SoundCloud music and convert it to MP3/M4R to "Hear the world's sounds", as SoundCloud puts it. Definitely, if you use Spotify, you can fllow this post to download Spotify to MP3.

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September 30, 2016 08:23 / Posted by to Recorder, Music
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