How to Use Suno AI

How to Use Suno AI

April 15, 2024 0 By Dave Perry

It’s amazing to see how content creation has moved from a simple hobby to a complete full-time job that can help you make a living and so more, especially if you manage to tick all the right boxes. Of course, with that in mind, creating content on YouTube or other platforms has become a very competitive space with the majority of people taking it seriously will make their videos more presentable and engaging to grab attention. And one way to do that is to produce music that’s unique and non-generic to make their content special and let people know they make the extra effort. Own branding and all that. Hiring a music producer however can get expensive, but thankfully with AI that’s a whole lot easier and cheaper. And that’s where Suno AI comes in.

What is Suno AI

Suno AI is a music creation AI designed to generate realistic songs without you having to go through hoops just to produce content. It was developed by a team of musicians and AI experts in Cambridge. It utilizes models like Bark and Chirp to transform text prompts into music and vocals. In essence, it’s basically ChatGPT where you input prompts, only this time, the result comes in the form of a music track. 

How to use Suno AI

There are so many ways to use Suno AI. It can be as straightforward as typing in a prompt, but we can start by learning the first step and the basic stuff before anything else.

  1. The first step, as with everything nowadays online, is to make an account. Suno AI lets you log in directly from your Google, Discord, and Microsoft accounts. At the time of writing, it seems account creation is limited to those three accounts, and there’s no way to directly sign up using your own email outside of the given options.

2. So now that you have your account, you’ll be at the main window where all the action happens. Before you go all out on writing your prompts, do remember that you will be using up credits with each music you produce. So you’ll want to think about what you want to do. 

3. For the purpose of this guide, we’ll make a guide on making an upbeat track as intro or background without vocals for your YouTube channel. Since this will have no vocals, we can select “instrumental” and for the style of music, let’s key in “japanese electronic upbeat” since we’ll want to use it for a possible tech channel on YouTube.

5. The music generation takes a couple of seconds, and from our experience you’ll get two versions from the prompt you used. From here on, you have a couple of options. You can go ahead and download the track, share it online, or even extend it if you’re not yet satisfied with the results.

Here’s the result from the prompt:

Important things to note:

For your tracks, you’re not limited to a singular output. You can generate multiple tracks and mix if you’re familiar with music production for a more personal touch. While Suno does generate a complete output of the track, it is however quite limiting for mixing as it doesn’t have layers that let you adjust parameters for each. 

The free version of Suno does have limitations as compared to the paid plans.

Here’s a breakdown of the plans:

Free Plan:

  • 50 credits renew daily (10 songs)
  • Non-commercial terms
  • No credit top ups
  • Shared generation queue
  • 2 running jobs at once

The free version is pretty generous when it comes to the credits you have available when you create your account, and it only uses 5 credits per track (you’ll get two per prompt), and we got 550 credits during our initial sign-up using our Gmail email address.

Pro Plan:

  • $8 / month
  • Billed yearly
  • 2,500 credits renew monthly (500 songs)
  • General commercial terms
  • Optional credit top ups
  • Priority generation queue
  • 10 running jobs at once

Premier Plan:

  • $24 / month
  • 10,000 credits renew monthly (2,000 songs)
  • General commercial terms
  • Optional credit top ups
  • Priority generation queue
  • 10 running jobs at once

Suno AI is a very powerful tool for content creators whether they want to simply produce complementary media for their tracks or wish to dabble more on making music. It’s a simple and straightforward tool that pretty much does what it claims, albeit with some limitations. With the right prompt, you’ll be able to make great music. Explore it further and see what else it can do.