I want to buy a track…is this site secure?
Yes, the site is completely secure in that any transactions go through the PayPal system. Once you have clicked on PURCHASE and DOWNLOAD you leave Audio-Echo for a moment whilst the secure transaction takes place. Once you have made the payment within PayPal, the system will ask if you want to return where you will then be faced with the Thankyou page which will contain a link to the digital product as well as an email sent to your email with the link.
The different between the Personal and Commercial License?
The personal license is designed for those who simply want to listen to the tracks for their own personal use on their MP3 player, computer or Smart Phone / iPhone as they would a track downloaded from iTunes or Amazon.com. These files are subject to the usual copyright laws and cannot be distributed. Personal License downloads are £0.99p.
The commercial license is designed for those who wish to use the track for commercial or promotional purposes eg add as a backing track to a product promotional video, documentary video or even YouTube video. These files are subject to the usual copyright laws and cannot be distributed. Commercial Licensed tracks are Royalty Free [ie just purchase the track with this license and you can use it on a particular video or media type once ie if you have 2 different videos promotional videos for 2 different products you would need to buy 2 licenses. These licenses are normally £9.98 [inc vat] as a one off fee.
What is the quality of the MP3 downloads?
The MP3 downloads were recorded at 48Khz sample rate and mixed at 24bits before production of high quality MP3s at 320kbs 44.1khz [CD quality]. To cut a long story short, these are highest quality MP3′s with clear output. A four minute file is around 9mb.
Once you have purchased a track or collection, for copyright reasons there is no return policy. However, should you have difficulty in downloading the tracks you can contact Peter Simcoe at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44(0)1244 374268 and your query will be dealt with as priority.
How will I receive my files?
When you have added the files you require to the cart you can hit the PURCHASE AND DOWNLOAD button to download the files. The system will guide you through PayPal and once you have completed your transaction – a ‘Thankyou’ page will present you with a link and you will also be sent a link. For security reasons there are only 2 opportunities to download the link and a time limit of 6 hours. It is recommended that you always opt to download or SAVE AS to ensure the file is on your drive.
The downloads are in the form of individual MP3 files for the single items and for collections you will receive a .ZIP file containing all the tracks. You will need to unzip this folder to access the music.
Is the artwork included?
Yes, the artwork you see on the site is included on all individual tracks adding a little sparkle to the product. Artwork can be seen on iPhones, Smart phones, Windows Media Player and MP3 players. The artwork represents the cover designs for individual CD products.
Are these files on sale anywhere else?
Yes, you can purchase most of these files at www.istockphoto.com or www.audiojungle.net. The files range from £10.00 – £25.00 each on these sites because they can be used for commercial purposes on video, radio or other broadcast media and are royalty free. The most cost effective option for personal use will always be the £0.99p option from www.audio-echo.co.uk. If you wish to buy a Commercial License for an Audio-Echo track the price is £9.98 [inc vat]
Why does this site contain film reviews and audio downloads?
I wanted to create an interesting magazine style site for those subjects I feel passionately about – music and film. This magazine site was the obvious place to combine these in a way that provides both audio and visual entertainment. There is the opportunity for expansion into music, book and product reviews in the future but blogging takes time and reviews need to be sharp and informative – so I’m leaving it there for the moment.