As a SoundCloud Go+ user, you can now access SoundCloud's extensive catalogue from within Serato.
Which versions of Serato are supported?
In order to access your SoundCloud account from the DJ application you will need either:
- Serato DJ Pro 2.1
- Serato DJ Lite 1.1
New users to SoundCloud Go+ are eligible for a free 30-day trial.
How do I get access to my SoundCloud content from Serato?
To access your SoundCloud content from Serato, you will need a SoundCloud Go+ subscription. New users to SoundCloud Go+ are eligible for a free 30-day trial. You can purchase and learn more about SoundCloud Go here. Alternatively, your Serato software can redirect to this page through a pop up that appears on the bottom right hand side.
How do I connect my SoundCloud account to Serato DJ?
From your instance of Serato, click the SoundCloud icon in the left column of the library. A SoundCloud popup will open and prompt you to ‘Start trial or Sign In’.
If you can’t see the SoundCloud icon on the left of the library, access the Settings (cogwheel icon) on the top right and go to Library + Display tab. At the bottom, tick the Show Streaming Services then select SoundCloud.
What is the audio quality for tracks streamed from SoundCloud?
Tracks uploaded at lossless or at a high bitrate will be available for streaming in high quality. We will continue to ensure that as much content as possible is available to our Go+ subscribers in high quality 256kbps AAC.
Will my Cue Points, Loops, Flips etc. work on my SoundCloud content as well?
Yes, once you set Cue Points, Loops and Flips on a track from SoundCloud the data will all be saved and next time you stream the SoundCloud file, all of these will be there.
Can I search for tracks from SoundCloud in Serato DJ Pro and Lite?
DJs can use the Serato DJ search bar to search music from SoundCloud’s catalogue. To do this, click the SoundCloud icon next to the search bar. The SoundCloud icon turns blue when SoundCloud search is active. Local results from the ‘all…’ crate will be displayed first followed by results from SoundCloud. You can tell which songs are from the SoundCloud catalogue as a small SoundCloud icon will be visible in the first column of the library.
How do I see Key, BPM and a waveform overview for SoundCloud tracks?
When you load a SoundCloud track to deck the entire audio stream will be downloaded. Once the download is complete, Serato DJ will quickly analyze the file and provide you with track information. All this information will be saved and displayed in your library.
Where can I find my own created playlists within Serato DJ Pro and Lite?
Your personal created playlists are at the bottom in the “Playlists and Albums” column inside the DJ library.
Can I create and edit SoundCloud playlists from within Serato DJ Pro and Lite?
No, but you can always do this directly from your SoundCloud profile.
Can I record my sets in Serato DJ Pro with tracks that I am streaming from SoundCloud?
At this point it is not possible to record sets with tracks streamed from SoundCloud.
Can I stream SoundCloud tracks while offline?
At this stage there is no ability to save SoundCloud tracks and play them while offline. You must have an active internet connection to stream SoundCloud tracks from your instance of Serato.
Can I access my Likes from SoundCloud inside the app?
At this point Serato DJ does not support syncing with your SoundCloud Likes.
Why am I not being offered a Go+ trial from within Serato
This may happen if you were subscribed to SoundCloud Go+ in the past.
Can I add tracks to crates within the Serato DJ apps?
At this point adding SoundCloud tracks to crates is not supported.