Have you ever gotten to a gig a realized that you forgot to download that awesome song you heard on SoundCloud earlier that day? Now you won’t have to worry as SoundCloud has just announced at ADE that it is partnering with Native Instruments, Serato, and more to integrate their music catalog into their leading DJ performance software.
SoundCloud’s catalogue boasts an incredible 190 million tracks – now, DJs will have them all at their fingertips. However, if you want to use the feature, you’ll need to have a SoundCloud Go+ subscription (an additional $4.99 per month if you already have Pro or Pro Unlimited).
In order to assuage fears of quality, SoundCloud announced yesterday that music uploaded in high bitrate or lossless format can now be streamed back at AAC 256 kbps via an opt-in setting exclusively on SoundCloud Go+. (AAC 256 kbps is comparable to a 320 kbps MP3.)
“Until recently, digital workflows for DJs were limited to downloads and physical media, but streaming workflows are the future,” said Kerry Trainor, Chief Executive Officer, SoundCloud. “SoundCloud is committed to empowering creators with the best tools and resources to grow their careers, which is why we are excited to partner with these leading companies to help DJs take their workflow to the next level. Through these partnership, DJs will have the largest, most diverse streaming music catalog ever assembled instantly accessible within the tools they use everyday.”