Download lossless sound

How to download

To download your Society of Sound albums, you will need to log-in to our site using your email address and password. Once logged in, choose the format you prefer, unzip the folder and place the files in your preferred player.

Why sound matters

Lossless audio formats capture every aspect of the music during a sound recording. That means the recordings we provide contain all the detail, all the expression and all the ambience the artist wanted you to hear. The same details and expression that are ignored and flattened by lossy formats such as MP3. Listen and you'll see.

Our recordings are available in three formats. Please remember the better the recording, the larger the file size.

FLAC24: Studio master sound quality (24-bit)

These are the highest quality files available and are identical to the studio master. They work like zip files so the size is compressed but none of the sound quality. iTunes and Windows Media Player don’t accept these files yet but many others do such as Songbird or Winamp.

You can download a codec which will allow Windows Media Player to play FLAC files from www.xiph.org/dshow. Mac users can convert them using MAX.

Apple Lossless: CD quality (16-bit 44.1KHz)

Developed by Apple®, these offer the same CD-quality sound as 16-bit FLAC, but are naturally compatible with iPods® and iTunes®. Choosing this file format means you can enjoy your high-quality music in iTunes or on your iPod with the minimum of fuss - it's just like ripping your own CD.

FLAC16: CD quality (16-bit 44.1KHz)

These files offer the same level of sound quality as a shop-bought CD. They aren’t as large as the 24-bit versions, but are compatible with more software.

If you are unsure if you can play these files, you can download trial tracks to test them before buying a membership.

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 Subscribe to Society of Sound to download high-quality albums from Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios and the London Symphony Orchestra. All available in Apple Lossless and studio-quality FLAC. If you already have a Society of Sound membership please sign in 

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