Hooking up with online streaming services seems to be all the rage right now. And not wanting to be left out, Mixvibes has managed to plumb Soundcloud right into the heart of their entire Cross range of products. So that’s OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, all able to stream Soundcloud content live.
Here’s the lowdown from Mixvibes HQ:
Mix SoundCloud in Cross DJ.
Mixvibes introduces a breakthrough feature on all its platforms: the possibility to stream and mix tracks from SoundCloud. In other words, unlimited music at no extra cost.
Your SoundCloud account, in Cross DJ.
Log in to your SoundCloud account to have your sets, favorites, stream & tracks directly in Cross DJ.
Explore, play and mix all SoundCloud tracks directly within Cross DJ. Get millions of tracks on your device – from your favorite producers to your closest friends.
Load the track and play it right away. It’s almost as fast as locally-hosted tracks. And no need to wait the end of the analysis before kicking it!
Retrieve BPM, Key & Hot cues.
Once a track is analyzed, it’s analyzed for good. Cross DJ remembers the track meta-data of the SoundCloud tracks you played previously. (Key analysis only on Mac/PC & iOS versions.)
Share your mix.
Record your mix and share it directly on major DJ platforms. No re-processing needed, it’s all built in Cross DJ. (Only for Mac/PC & iOS versions.)
No premium account needed.
You don’t need to have a SoundCloud Pro plan to mix SoundCloud in Cross DJ. More about this SoundCloud integration: www.mixvibes.com/soundcloud
Pricing and availability
The update is free for all current users.
Give Cross DJ a try and download the Free version:
Cross DJ Free for Mac: http://appstore.com/mac/crossdjfree
Cross DJ Free for Windows: http://www.mixvibes.com/soundcloud
Cross DJ Free for iPhone: http://appstore.com/crossdjfreemixyourmusic
Cross DJ Free for iPad: http://appstore.com/crossdjfreehdmixyourmusic
Cross DJ Free for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mixvibes.crossdjfree
Boom — all of Soundcloud inside your DJ app across every platform — for free. Obviously this does somewhat depend on the Soundcloud content sticking around for long enough to be of use. As a copyright-aware organisation, Soundcloud has become a tad over-zealous recently, but that didn’t stop me from finding a lot of recent hits, and using them just like I would with local files. It actually works, without needing a pro account or indeed even logging in at all. I was even able to record a mix including tracks that technically were unavailable for download. Nice.
To recap, the Mixvibes Cross DJ family can now stream the whole Soundcloud library, for free and without a login. And it’s available today.