Tidal is another online music streaming site where “sound matters” as their tagline. It is available in 52 countries and they have 40 million songs to choose from. It relies on FLAC which gives you an excellent audio quality for your music experience.
Audio Quality of Tidal
Normal Quality: 96 kbps (AAC +)
- Will consume about 720 Kb of data per minute of content
- 4-minute track – 2.88 MB data is either used on streaming or storage space needed
High Quality: 320 kbps (AAC)
- Will consume about 2.4 MB of data per minute of content.
- 4-minute track- 9.6 MB is either used for streaming or storage space needed
HiFi: Flac: 1411 kbps- Lossless (16/44.1khz)
- 16 bit / 44.1 kHz 1411 kbps Flac files on average will consume about 10 MB of data per minute of content
- 4-minute track- 40 MB of data is either used on streaming or storage space needed
In Tidal there is two subscription which is HiFi and Premium and since we are only interested in Lossless audio quality then we just need to get FLAC audio music by choosing HiFi subscription.
How to get Tidal music for free?
Tidal offers 30 days free trial period to all new customers on both subscription tiers, so I suggest to download all the music you want.
How to Get Lossless Audio Quality?
By downloading a software that can only record Lossless Audio Quality which is the Cinch Audio Recorder.
Cinch Audio Recorder has the ability to record the music on Tidal in Flac file to lossless WAV (uncompressed audio file). The difference is that Flac has smaller file size compared to WAV since it uses lossless compression.
To Record the Music you just need to do these simple steps:
- Play music on Tidal and go to settings and choose the sound quality
- Open Cinch Audio Recorder
- Click Start Recording and Wait
- Next is by clicking Stop Record If you’re done
Other Features of Cinch Audio Recorder:
- Save recorded music to edit and use as ringtone
- Virtual Sound Card not needed
- No annoying ads
- Automatically inputs artists, title, and album due to its ID3 tagger function
If you still want to download more songs from tidal you just need to pay for a subscription like just for a month then download all of the songs you want. The cost may vary per country.