The Jazz Crusade Audio Sampler Catalog
Having trouble with the audio samples? Hopefully we'll be able to help you hear them.
Our samples are mp3 files. If your computer can play mp3 files, and most can, then you should be able to hear them just by clicking on the link. If they don't play automatically, you may be able to right-click on the link and "Save file as..." to save it to your computer. Once you have done this, navigate to where you have saved the file and you should be able to play it by double-clicking it.
Is the sample taking forever to download?
The speed at which our samples travel from our computer to yours is solely dependent on the speed of your Internet connection. Usually the samples will take from 1-4 minutes each using a dial-up modem. The time will be much shorter with faster forms of connection.
Does the sample quality sound very low?
These samples are not indicative of the quality of our CDs. The samples have been reduced in quality drastically to allow faster transfer from our computer to yours. They are intended to give you a "feel" for the type of music on each of the CDs, not as an indicator of the CD audio quality. Please do not judge the sound quality based on these samples!
Does the sample play at a very low volume? Or a very high volume?
Normally there will be a volume control on your computer sound. It is often found in the lower right corner of your screen and looks like a speaker, assuming you are using Windows. Turning up the volume there will raise the volume of the sample. There is also a volume control on the Real Player and your computer speakers themselves often have a volume control of their own. Adjust these as needed to suit your volume taste.
Still having trouble?
Despite our best efforts, there may be times when your computer is not set up to hear out samples. In the event that this happens, there may be nothing we can do to get them to work. But, if you're desperate to hear the samples and you think we may be able to help, send us an e-mail and fully describe your problem. (Telling us "it doesn't play" won't help us figure it out!) With a little bit of luck, we may be able to send you in the right direction to get it working.
Enjoy the samples!