Just about every DJ in the modern era has found themselves wishing they could stream music to their gear while playing a set. This apparently isn't lost on SoundCloud. The music streaming service has announced partnerships with gear manufacturers enabling artists to access its catalogue during performances.
Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes and Hercules will integrate content hosted by SoundCloud into their respective interfaces. Any user with a SoundCloud GO+ subscription will be able to take advantage of each piece of equipment's new feature.
The announcement is timely considering that just yesterday, SoundCloud announced that SoundCloud GO+ users can opt into high-quality streaming. Whereas all content on the platform previously streamed at a bitrate of 128kbps, users can now stream at 256 kbps.
The aforementioned hardware manufacturers will incorporate SoundCloud's catalogue of roughly 190 million tracks into their products by 2019 - except for Serato, which may roll out their own integration the following year.
H/T: The Verge