• 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.
  • It says I have 120 minutes. Is that in total or monthly?

    All our subscription plans come with a total of upload minutes/hours -- they don't reset every month. This also applies to yearly subscriptions. If you renew your yearly subscription, you are only securing the upload time you had previously. You can always easily remove and add new tracks within these...
  • 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 you have left to upload on the Upload & Send page. There, you'll see how many minutes are left on your account right under the big 'Choose files' button, like in this image:
  • 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 and re-uploaded. When uploading again, please wait until the orange bar has started to process before clicking 'Save'; and leave everything...
  • How do I upload multiple files at a time?

    To upload multiple files at the same time you can either create a playlist, or have each upload as individual tracks. To upload as a playlist, simple click the box on the upload page like this: If you forgot a track, don't worry! You can always add more by clicking...
  • I just recorded a sound and it won't upload!

    When you record a sound directly on SoundCloud - or with one of the apps - 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...
  • 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 posting! Click the "Upload" button in the top, right hand corner...