How to Save SoundCloud Songs to MP3/MAV/MP4 etc. on PC

Bianca Willis Bianca Willis Updated on Jan 10 , 2024 Tag:

Can you save SoundCloud songs to local space for unlimited offline playback?
Yes, you can! At least for most music or podcast tracks.

How to Save SoundCloud on Computer

Being regarded as a YouTube-like user-generated streaming site, SoundCloud is a unique place only hosting and focusing on music and podcasts on the web. That makes it a perfect platform for new artists to promote their new DIY singles, albums, and podcasts, as well as a paradise for music- and podcast files to discover new worlds. Among diversified available music genres here, rap or say hip-hop music typically take over other ones in recent years, and many SoundCloud-originated singers even have successfully moved forward to mainstream and access to hot charts like Billboard Hot 100 or 200, Lil Pump with his “Gucci Gang”, XXXTentacion with his “Middle Child”, Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3”, Ski Mask the Slump God’s “Beware the Book of Eli” mixtape, just to name a few.

In all probability, you are a young teenager or an adult who seeks ways to save SoundCloud’s hot original pop/rap/relax music, remixed pieces, DJ sets, and so on from the web to the local space. Then no matter what the target audio is, after finishing this article, you will obtain all possible ways to keep online SoundCloud media you like on your PC’s hard drive.

1. To Enjoy SoundCloud Streaming (Offline) Without Limit, Subscribe to Its Premium Service.

This online audio distribution site was created to help improve collaboration between musicians. But as time goes on, it gradually grows to be a leading music & podcast discovery platform that even Twitter and Spotify intended to acquire, pursued by millions of listeners worldwide. Although you, when acting as a common audience, have varying permission to access the online media library, there’s always no download option provided. Some facts for file playback first:

– All registered users can access unlimited audio tracks online for free while some are only available in the 30s preview.
SoundCloud Go (monthly $4.99) subscription allows people to access and save unlimited tracks for offline enjoyment in standard quality.
SoundCloud Go+ (monthly $9.99) enables its subscribers to listen to up to 135+ million tracks in ad-free full and upgraded high-quality form in 256kpbs and save them for offline playback.

SoundCloud Go

Since SoundCloud is available for both desktop and mobile devices, you can pay for Go or Go+ according to your need to pick audio files for offline playback. The main differences between them are whether you have the right to access a full catalog, to preview, and to get streaming at higher quality. Unfortunately, SoundCloud Go is still not launched in some countries currently.

2. Try SoundCloud Downloader or Converter to Save SoundCloud.

To help people move online streaming video or audio to local storage of a computer, many web-based, browser extensions and standalone online video downloader or converter programs are developed to meet this streaming ripping needs perfectly, SoundCloud ripping included. To save you time on utility selection, here several popular names are shared:

sclouddownloader.net: A top-ranked SoundCloud-focused downloader that’s free to abstract MP3 tracks, songs, and music online in 128kbps & 320kbps (depending on the source) speed without software/plugin download or installation. It’s officially claimed to support up to 95% of SoundCloud tracks. Alongside the single music piece downloader, another Playlist Downloader is still offered, which seems unable to parse and download many playlist sets.

Note: Generally, this kind of online service is unstable on file support, which requires continuous maintenance and updates. Some may even be forced to shut down under the strenuous attacks by some copyright holders or due to legal disputes with them, savefrom.net (terminated US service in 2020) and YouTube-mp3.org (closed in 2017) are two examples. Also, you are informed that there’s no SoundCloud downloader or converter app on Google Play at all since it’s been banned from this big store.

WinX YouTube Downloader: An all-around online media downloader that works with over 300 online streaming sites like YouTube, Vevo, SoundCloud, Instagram, and so forth. As to downloading SoundCloud, you can initiate a batch download and save analyzable SoundCloud tracks/playlists into MP3, or Opus at any available quality level, e.g. 128/64 kbps.

3. When Unable to Download/Convert, Record from SoundCloud

As a rule, no one downloader or converter embraces all audios from SoundCloud, therefore many users come across and complain about what can’t parse SoundCloud music URL, SoundCloud song address analysis fails, and what gives an “unable to download” error whenever clicking on download button… At this time, the only feasible workaround is to make a screen capture of it with a SoundCloud music recorder.

RecMaster is an all-around screen recorder that’s able to record SoundCloud of any kind into MP3, WAV, W4A, MP4, or some other mainstream media formats. With it, you can play and real-time grab any standalone streaming song/podcast, or the whole album/playlist at your disposal. Now you can free download it and set it up on your Windows or Mac computer to save SoundCloud files in your way.

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Multiple Recording Modes: Full Screen, Custom Area, Program Window, Follow-Cursor, Audio Only, Webcam, Game Mode (for Windows only)
Supported Video Formats: MP4/AVI/FLV for Windows, MP4/MOV/M4V for Mac
Supported Audio Formats: WP3/WAV for Windows, M4A/CAF for Mac

Record SoundCloud into MP3

When you encounter certain new hot, rare, unique music on this amazing open audio platform, launch RecMaster and choose a recording mode with sound volume to proceed. Kindly note that any online streaming sound belongs to the internal “System sound”, so to have a successful and high-quality SoundCloud capture, you should turn on the System sound option, adjust its volume to a proper level, and are suggested to turn the Microphone off to avoid external noise or echo involved in the final recording.

RecMaster Records SoundCloud Music

Record SoundCloud into MP4 Videos

Although most listeners are likely to keep SoundCloud audio as audio still, a small portion of people still want to preserve it as a video file. For example, an MP4-formated one. RecMaster can accomplish it as long as you pick Full Screen or Custom Area modes. You can record the desktop activity, a still or animated image, a photo slideshow, a cool muted animation, the SoundCloud web page, or your self-drawing action (with RecMaster’s drawing pen). You can even choose the Webcam mode with the system audio enabled to record your webcam video with the SoundCloud music as the background music.

Record Webcam with SoundCloud music

Once you begin the recording, you are free to pause and resume at any time. That makes it easy to save a partial of any target song and combine multiple songs into a single clip. Got a long playlist for you to sit beside the monitor and wait for an end? You can conduct an auto-stop with Task Scheduler on Windows and Duration on Mac.

Ending Marks

According to SoundCloud’s terms of use, you must not attempt to copy, rip, or capture any audio content from it without the permission from relevant uploader. So gain the permit from the uploader before any of your such behavior and then save SoundCloud for offline listening legally.

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

Multiple recording modes make it easy to capture anything on screen.

Record 1080p or even 4K clips at 60fps to maintain the high quality still.

Flexible settings for mouse cursor effects, watermark and annotations.

Preloaded with recording scheduler, video editor. Allow one-click sharing.

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Bianca Willis

Bianca Willis

Bianca Willis started her copywriting career since 2014. As a tech editor with over 6 years writing experience, she has worked out hundreds of posts on multi-media solutions (video recording included), hot gadgets and troubleshooting tips.

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