• What types of files can I upload?

    We support AIFF, WAVE (WAV), FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP2, MP3, AAC, AMR, and WMA files. The maximum file size is 5GB. ​Please note, if your sound is over 6 hours and 45 minutes long, our system will not be able to process it.
  • Just uploaded and my track is distorted

    Sometimes our transcoding system can create audio artifacts, as we transcode all tracks to 128 kbps mp3 for streaming playback. Uploading a lossless or high-quality lossy file will usually reduce these to a minimum, but unfortunately there's not much we can do for the handful of individual tracks that are...
  • Does SoundCloud convert my files to mono?

    We don't modify original audio files that are available for download. For streams, we convert the original into MP3 Joint Stereo for streaming.
  • Where can I see how many minutes are left on my account?

    You can check out how much time you have left to upload either on your Tracks page here: Or directly on the Upload page: Please note: Pro Unlimited users have unlimited space to upload, and will not see this message.
  • It says my track is 'too hot' or is stuck on 'Preparing for transcoding...'? Is there something wrong with the file?

    There's nothing wrong with your file. When the system can't process a track, it comes back as "too hot". When this happens, we recommend that the track be deleted from your SoundCloud profile and re-uploaded. When uploading again, please wait until the orange bar has started to process before clicking...
  • How do I upload multiple files at a time?

    To upload multiple files at the same time you can either create a playlist on the Upload page to group all of your new uploads together , or uploaded individual tracks at the same time. To upload tracks in bulk, but not in a playlist format, simply do not check...
  • I just recorded a sound and it won't upload!

    When you record a sound directly on SoundCloud - or with the Android app - and your sound doesn't upload or it gets stuck transcoding, it will register as "too hot". When this happens, unfortunately, there isn't a way to retrieve the original file directly on SoundCloud. If it was...
  • Uploading to SoundCloud from Ableton Live

    How can I upload a track to SoundCloud? In Ableton, choose the “Export Audio/Video” command from the File Menu and make sure the “Upload to SoundCloud” option is checked. After the rendering process has finished, you can log in to your SoundCloud account or create an account, set tags, sharing-...
  • How do I upload my sounds?

    Before you start, make sure you are logged into your account and have confirmed your email address. Don't forget to check your inbox and Spam folder for an email confirmation from us. Once you've done this, you can start uploading. So, where do I begin? You can upload by clicking...
  • How do I record and upload a sound directly from my computer?

    The recording functionality on SoundCloud allows you to easily record any type of audio and directly upload it to your account. This feature is great for voice memos, messages to your fans or for capturing sound bites. Recording on SoundCloud requires the most recent version of Flash, so don't forget...