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houseofsounds says

I just finished working on a sound design project for a nationally known company, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to introduce my employer to AJ, I needed about 20 different sounds but I was forced to use another stock site simply because I was unable download sound effect comps to test against my video and more importantly show to the client. Even though I am not an effects author I would love to see this changed, AJ is superior in so many ways but we can’t afford to be losing sales on something so small. Ill be back because I am a music author and I want to help, but major players might not waste the time to comeback when they can easily get what they need on other sites, the agency I work for can’t be the only one that prefers other sites because of this. I hope this helps the cause.

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BrownHouseMedia says

Aren’t most of the SFX a $1. I would think a client would spring for $20 bucks for their project.

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Reachground says

I hadn’t even thought about it. Hmm, wonder what the reason is.

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houseofsounds says

Aren’t most of the SFX a $1. I would think a client would spring for $20 bucks for their project.

When your just wanting one file that might not be a big deal, but I know when I am working on a project I like to try multiple files too see how they line up best with video and other sound effects, even 20 bucks might not seem like a big deal but when I witness project managers saying just go to istock because we can test out the files, they end up going there for everything else, so we don’t just lose sales on sound effects because they end up buying everything else from there too, it’s more of a comfort thing for clients and users, no one wants to pay just to test something even if it’s a dollar. In advertising clients aren’t reall known for just wanting to spring for things.

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thesecession says

I agree that this feature should be added, even if they need to make the watermark more “intrusive” it would be a great help to buyers.

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urbazon says

+1

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mbeedub says

You can do it easily. Click on the audio file you’re interested in (so that you go the page for the individual track). Click on the download icon in the bottom right of the transport bar on the player. Job done.

Not immediately obvious but it’s there.

Not sure if it was there 5 months ago.

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gina_mina says

I know this thread is old, but I’m running into the same experience as houseofsounds. mbeedub, I don’t see the download icon on the sound effects, only the music. It’s been 2 years and it looks like they never added this feature. If I’m missing something, can someone let me know?

I like the quality of AJ better, but off to soundrangers.com to get sound effects. Sigh.

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FxProSound says

That’s a serious miss for AJ. Some clients go to other stocksites to get previews of my SFX… and they stay there to buy them. As non-ex it’s not hurting me, but why I must make those previews for each 1 second noise, when it’s useless for buyers. I understand their decision because buying SFX on AJ is just a random game.

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boomopera_sfx says

Totally agree! I was thinking about setting up a soundcloud account just to allow downloads over there, but the amount of work I would have to put in, compared to a quick fix here on AJ I decided to wait. And since the debate is on I put in my few cents.

Envato, please allow preview downloads across all of our items, not only music.

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