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The official way to download songs from SoundCloud
You probably already know that there is an official way to download tracks from SoundCloud, although of course, this system has some limitations. But if this is not the case, there is no problem, because downloading tracks with the official method is perhaps too easy.
We just have to look at the menu located just below the song we are listening to, in the same area where we can comment on it. In some songs we will find a button for the Download. We just have to click on it.
This is the only official method that we can use to download songs from Soundcloud, but unfortunately we will not be able to download all the songs we want. This is due to something as simple as that certain artists do not want anyone to be able to download their songs for free. Another limitation is that you can only download one song at a time, which makes downloading more than one song, or even entire playlists, a long and tedious process.
The alternative way to download songs from SoundCloud
The easiest method to download music from SoundCloud is none other than using a browser extension. Of all those available in the various extensions stores for web browsers, the one we liked the most was SoundCloud Downloader Free for Chrome or SCDL SoundCloud Downloader for Firefox. In this case, we are going to explain how to install the Chrome extension, but the steps are very similar in the case of Firefox.
- We install the extension SoundCloud Downloader Free for Chrome or SCDL SoundCloud Downloader for Firefox, depending on the browser we use.
- We access Soundcloud and we choose the song that we want to download.
- We click on the download button located just below each track to download the song in question. If we want to download the complete playlist, we press the download button at the top of it.
Through a third party website
The method of using the extension is great if you download songs regularly. However, if you don't download music very often, there is an easier way to download music from SoundCloud where no need to install anything. It sounds easy right? Well, to do it, we simply have to copy url of the song we want from the top of the browser and go to a website external to process the download. It is a method similar to the one we told you a few weeks ago to download songs from Youtube.
As with the extensions of the previous method, there are various websites that allow us to download. In this example we have decided to use the web KlickAud, quite common for this task. The steps to follow are just as simple as before:
- We look for the song that we want to download from SoundCloud and we copy the URL from the browser's address bar.
- We headed al website of KlickAud.
- We paste the URL and we press the button Download.
We have to mention that the reason why the vast majority of artists don't want their tracks to be available for download it is simply because they are trying to sell them elsewhere on their own. Obviously it is their job, and as such they want to get a financial return from it. If this were not the case, music would eventually disappear completely from the face of the earth. Remember to use this method responsibly. And if you want to support your favorite artists, remember that both iTunes and other platforms digital allow purchase of songs and albums, which will allow you to have your songs saved at a even higher qualityIn order legally and, above all, being able download them as many times as you want and have them on all your devices.