Beginner's Guide to Linn Downloads

Just follow our simple guide below and you can enjoy the convenience, speed, quality and flexibility of Linn Records digital downloads. You can even download the original album artwork. This service is suitable for Mac, PC and Linux users.

'Bless you all, thanks so much for doing this. I bought and downloaded my first album ever today.' C. Hermansen


Choose your music


All titles in the Linn Records' catalogue are available to download, even if a title is out of stock. You can download an entire album or particular tracks. If you are not sure where to start why not choose one of our top 10 download albums


Choose your quality and file type

 

Studio Master: The Ultimate Download

A 24-bit Studio Master download is the highest quality music file on the market. They have a bit depth of 24-bit, and at a sample rate of up to 192 kHz - which gives you over six times the music data you get on a CD.

Available in a choice of digital music formats, Studio Master music has the same quality as the original recording, which means it has a far higher resolution than formats such as CD or MP3.

Studio Master FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec):
Do you want to hear music as it sounded in the recording session? Then this format is best for you.

Studio Master FLAC downloads offer true studio quality.  These lossless downloads are suitable for all computer users, but please check the compatibility of your equipment before downloading, especially for 192kHz files.

Studio Master ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec):
Do you want to hear music as it sounded in the recording session? Then this format is best for you.

Studio Master ALAC downloads offer true studio quality. These lossless downloads are suitable for all computer users, but please check the compatibility of your equipment before downloading, especially for 192kHz files.

iTunes supports playback of 24-bit Apple Lossless (ALAC) files but iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod) can currently only play 16-bit Apple Lossless (ALAC) files.

CD quality FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec):
Want a download that is identical to a CD? Then this format is best for you.

FLAC files are lossless which means the audio has been compressed without any loss in audio quality so your downloads will sound just like a physical CD. You can easily burn a copy onto a CD-R.

CD quality ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec):
Want a download that is identical to a CD? Then this format is best for you.

ALAC files are lossless which means the audio has been compressed without any loss in audio quality so your downloads will sound just like a physical CD. You can easily add ALAC files to iTunes or burn a copy onto a CD-R.

MP3:
Want to add music to your iPod or other portable player? Then this format is best for you. Linn offers the highest quality of MP3 possible at 320kbps.

MP3s are a type of music file that has been compressed. The benefit of MP3s is that these are very small audio files, so they're faster to download. MP3s are suitable for all computer users and most portable devices.


Check you have made the right choice


We recommend that you download a test file before you make a purchase. This will ensure you have chosen the correct quality and file type for your system.


Purchase and download 


Now you are ready to checkout! When you have purchased your download(s) you will be given the option to 'Download Music'. Click on this link and your download(s) will be displayed.  Use the bespoke Linn Download Manager (LDM) to download multiple tracks or albums and artwork together.

Enjoy!