HDtracks Tutorial

Downloading Music from HDtracks is as easy as three basic steps.

  1. Registration & Log In
    In order to download music from HDtracks you need to become a registered user.  This means creating an account beginning with a valid email address. Go HERE to begin the registration process. Registration is quick and easy.  There is no obligation to purchase when you create an account, but you will need one in order to Check Out your order when you are ready to purchase. Once you are registered you can log into the site at any time.  Your Log In User Name is the email address you registered with and the Password is the password you selected during the registration process.
  2. Select Your Music
    Browse the site by Artist, Label, Genre or by using the Search fuction at the top left corner of every page. Once you find an album or track you wish to purchase, simply click the red button under the word Add next to to the title. This will place it in your Check Out Cart.
  3. Check Out & Download
    When you have selected all the music you want by placing it in your Cart, click the Checkout button at the bottom of your cart.  This will summerize your order. Verify the titles to be purchased, the format type (AIFF, FLAC or MP3) and your billing information.  If you have a promotional code, enter this in the promo code field and don't forget to click on "Apply Promo Code" before clicking on Continue.  You can also choose to pay by Paypal.  This finalizes your order and begins the download.

    The Download Manager will automatically launch when you click Continue from the Check Out screen.  If this is your first time downloading you will need to verify where you would like the files to be housed on your computer.  The Download Manager will keep you up to date on the progress and tell you when your files are ready to be played.  Please note that you will need Java version 1.5.0_10 or later for the Download Manager to work properly.  All files are downloaded to a folder named "My HDtracks Music" that is created on your desktop.

    Depending on the file format that you chose, you may want to use a different media player.  For example, iTunes and Windows Media Player can play AIFF and MP3 files but they cannot play FLAC files.  If you chose FLAC as your format, we recommend MediaMonkey.

You're done!  Don't forget to log out when you are finished shopping.  Enjoy your new music from HDtracks in full HDtracks sound. 

If you need additional information download a PDF tutorial on how to use the HDtracks web site and the Download Manager by clicking on the "Download" button below.  It gives a visual screen by screen walk through of the entire process.