How to Download Any SoundCloud Song as an MP3 File

SoundCloud is one of the best music platforms out there – I'm going to show you how to download tracks from SoundCloud for free.

How to Download Any SoundCloud Song as an MP3 File

Since most of SoundCloud's music is independent and unreleased on any other platform or in any other format, you can't listen to your favorite tracks offline, unless you pay. However, if you save your Soundcoud music as an MP3 file, you can listen to it on both a phone or computer at any time, incorporate the song into your own images and videos, and more easily share and save the track with friends.

Get Started Now: Paste a SoundCloud track link into the Kapwing Studio to download it directly to your phone or computer as an MP3 file.

In this article, I'm going to show you how to download songs from SoundCloud as MP3 files for free, online, and on any device. To download songs from SoundCloud, you'll need to know just 3 quick steps:

  1. Find the song you want to download
  2. Upload the song to the Kapwing Studio
  3. Download as an MP3

Step 1: Find the Song You Want to Download

SoundCloud provides several ways to search and find the music you want: you can browse what's trending, search for your favorite artists, songs, & albums, check out related tracks, and explore users' playlists.

A screenshot showing how to copy links from SoundCloud.

Once you've found the track you want to download, simply copy its URL. Either copy the URL after clicking Share next to a track's thumbnail, or go to the track itself, right-click on the URL, and select Copy. For popular singles, you can also copy the link directly from the URL at the top of the page.

Step 2: Upload the song to the Kapwing Studio

Once you've copied the link to the song you want to download, head over to in your browser and click Start Editing to enter the Kapwing Studio. Here, paste the link you copied from SoundCloud and it will begin uploading to the Studio immediately.

Once it is fully uploaded, you will see the audio track in the timeline and in the media library. Here, you can trim the Soundcloud song to a certain clip, like the chorus of the track or a favorite instrumental section. Use the waveforms as a guide to find the part you want. Drag the start and end time to edit the output MP3 soundtrack.

Once you have the section you want, it's time to export the Soundcloud track. Click the arrow in the upper right corner of the window and select Export as MP3.

Kapwing will start processing the song for download immediately.

Kapwing's audio editor has other tools you can explore before exporting. You can also speed up the Soundcloud music or slow it down using the "Speed" selectors. Creators can also adjust the volume of the song, making it louder or quieter, before downloading, or can combine the audio with other MP3 files into a single track.

Step 3: Download as an MP3

When the track is finished processing, just click the button that says "Download" and your song will be saved straight to your device!

A screenshot of the Kapwing download page.

Creators can also make the Soundcloud track into an audiogram or a video MP4 by adding text, images, or other visuals and exporting as an MP4 instead. This is a great tool for artists, bands, and singers publishing songs and covers for YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and other social platforms. To avoid copyright infringement, make sure to have permissions to download and share the song before you do so!

We hope this article helps you download any song you want from SoundCloud! For more tips and tutorials on creating high-quality, accessible digital content in 2021, check out Kapwing's YouTube channel.

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