Traktor, Virtual DJ, Serato and several other DJ apps will soon have SoundCloud integrated for DJing directly from the platform, the company has announced here at ADE 2018.
The news came hot on the heels of Serato announcing integration with SoundCloud and TIDAL, and means that users of all of these DJ software platforms will be able to tap into SoundCloud’s huge catalogue of music, accessing their playlists directly from inside their DJ software.
Other DJ software integrations announced include with DEX3, Mixvibes (presumably a resurrected version of its Cross platform – Cross 4?) and “Hercules” (so we’re guessing that means the DJUCED platform) – although there was no mention of Rekordbox in the press release, meaning users of Pioneer DJ’s software may not be getting this – not yet, at least.
Users will need a SoundCloud Go+ subscription, but in other news, SoundCloud has announced that soon that will also mean lossless audio – a boon for DJs chasing the best sound quality possible in their sets.
This is good news for DJs who use SoundCloud for music discovery. Many tracks on SoundCloud aren’t available for download, and having such a large library of music at your fingertips when DJing – much of which is unavailable elsewhere – should prove a lot of fun for many DJs.
We’ll be keeping you updated as to how it works in practice as soon as the first integrations drop: SoundCloud is saying “2019” for most, but we are hoping to test this on Serato rather sooner – we’ll keep you posted.
What do you think of this? A good move for SoundCloud? For DJs? Or doesn’t it interest you at all? Let us know your thoughts below…