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Listening to Audio Samples

audio.gif You can hear recordings or synthesizer demos of many works on this site.  If audio is available for a work,  you will see "Listen" links listed below the description, as pictured here. If you need help, see the FAQ, next.



I click on "Listen" but I don't hear anything!

You need (a) speakers connected to your computer; and (b) a free software media player that you download over the Internet and install on your computer. Sound samples on this site are offered in two popular formats: Windows Media and QuickTime. (If you already have one of these and still have problems, you probably need a newer version -- see "Where Do I Get ...." below.)

Which One is Better: Windows Media or QuickTime?

The Windows Media files sound a little better on this site, although if you are afflicted with the horrid computer speakers that come with most systems, you probably won't hear the difference.

The Windows Media and QuickTime players are free, and are available for both the Mac and the PC.

Where do I get Windows Media Player?

If you own a Windows-based computer, you almost certainly already have it, although you need version 9 or higher (it's easy to upgrade). Get the free player here:



Where do I get QuickTime Player?

If you have a Mac, you already have QuickTime (sound familiar?). You need version 4 and higher for the samples on this site. Download the free player here: