SoundCloud launches lossless HD cloud storage and downloads for free users

Online storage is like gold, especially for musicians who want a unified place to access their creations from wherever they are. So SoundCloud open up their HD audio storage.

SoundCloud’s Lossless HD storage and downloads system, where musicians can upload their music in high quality and download it anywhere using SoundCloud, is coming to everyone. The feature, originally only available for Pro subscribers, has now been opened up for all SoundCloud users.

SoundCloud said: “We don’t think any creator should have to worry about their original work, so we’re making our premium storage solution available for everyone.”

All users will now be able to upload and download “more file types than anywhere else” with up to 4GB per upload available. Users can upload either a total of 3 hours of music or 15 tracks in total.

Lossless HD formats available include WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC. You can find a full list of codecs and containers that can be used in their Help Center.

SoundCloud’s HD audio storage:

  • Your tracks are safe here. We securely store all of your original files (public, private, even ones that are hidden) across multiple data centers.
  • You can access your lossless HD files, anytime, anywhere. Download your tracks again in the exact format and size you uploaded them in. 
  • You’re giving fans the best possible experience. SoundCloud transcodes your files to various codecs optimized for streaming playback, meaning that when you upload in lossless HD, your listeners hear the best possible quality.
  • Your future self will thank you. Uploading in lossless HD today ensures that your content is ready for the HD streaming improvements we make going forward.

SoundCloud are also offering Pro Unlimited for 30% off it’s usual price until December 16th.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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