Frequently Asked Questions
What is Skillsound.com about?
Skillsound.com is both a website and an online music community for music producers, artists and sound equipment enthousiasts. We create useful in-depth articles, guides, tutorials and review articles to help our readers find out what they are looking for in the music industry.
What products do you offer?
The two main products Skillsound has to offer, are Beats and Loops. We have gathered a large team of talented music producers, beatmakers and musicians, who work hard in order to use their experience and knowledge reagrding music to create the highest quality beats, loops, sounds and sample packages.
What services do you provide?
We provide mixing and mastering services, custom beats creation, custom hooks and scratches, artwork designs, artist and producer promotion. Our intention is to create a helpful and safe environment for all types of artists, to help them improve their work to the music industry standarts and enhance their talent and creativity through our services.
How do I properly use this website?
It depends on your intentions and current needs. If you are an artist you can read our artist guides or listen to our beats and decide whether their are fit for your lyrics and projects. If you are a music producer or you have a genuine love for music equipment, you should read our producer guides, learn about the use of sound equipment through our gear reviews and preview our loop and sample packages.
Do you accept advertisers?
We accept all kinds of proposals and we will very happily discuss advertisement opportunities, sponsorships, investments and every type of business related issue. If you have something you want to discuss with us, please contact us.
What is the safety level of this website?
Do you participate in any Affiliate Programs?
Skillsound is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
How can I purchase a beat?
You can listen and download, or purchase our beats in our Beat Shop. Beats can be bought by checking the box next to each beat name and licence (lease,premium,etc). Notice that if you check on two (2) or more beats a discount is automatically activated.
When you decide and check on the beats you want to purchase, you then have to click on the ”View Cart | Checkout” button and complete the process. You will then be redirected to the Paypal page,login to your account and that’s it. You will receive an instant download link for the beat and all necessary files and licence contracts in your inbox.
Are there any quality differences between different licences?
All licences (Lease,Premium and Exclusive) except the MP3, contain High Quality WAV beats and trackouts (trackouts are included only in the Premium and Exclusive licences). The MP3 licence is the only lossy format, that is why it is provided for promotional and non-profit use only.
Are there any discount deals offered by the website?
Of course. Discounts, coupons, and bulk deals are announced in a very regular basis through our newsletter and our social media, so make sure that you stay tuned and check for discounts and coupon codes for reduced prices.
Do you offer custom-made beats for exclusive use?
Yes, we are happy to be able to do that.We understand the need of our customers for beats made exclusively for them based on their style and particular demands. The custom-made beat will never be uploaded to this website or any of our social media, will never be heard by anyone except the buyer and will be provided with Exclusive Licence Contract to the client.
All you have to do is give us all the information you think appropriate for us to achieve the result you want. Such information may consist of :
- Style of the beat
- Prefered instruments and sounds
- Examples of similar beats
- Other information you may find useful
If you want a custom-made beat or more information, please contact us.
Can two or more different people buy (lease) the same beat?
Yes they can. Both people will receive and maintain the rights to the beat purchased indefinitely for legal commercial use, sales,distribution, performance etc as described in the lease or premium contracts they will receive with the purchase.
When is a beat marked as sold on the website?
A beat is marked as sold and is no longer available to other people when an Exclusive purchase of the particular beat has taken place. The buyer from then on has the complete rights for unlimited use of the beat purchased, inluding sales, distribution, performance and broadcast. Credit has still to be given to the producer where appropriate.
Can I require further information about your beats not provided in the FAQ?
We will happily answer any question you may have regarding our beats and instrumentals. You can contact us throught our Contact Section or via email at : email@example.com.
How can I purchase your loops?
To purchase our loops, sound and sample packages you must head to our Loop Shop, browse through our categories, preview the sound and select the Loop Package you want to purchase by pressing the “Add to Cart” button. This action will place your desired products into your cart.
To complete your purchase, go to your cart and press the “Proceed to Checkout” button at the bottom of the page. Fill out the form to complete your purchase. After you submit the payment. you will receive an e-mail which will contain the download link(s) of the loop packages you purchased.
What is the security level of my transaction?
We work very hard to ensure the maximum level of security for your transactions. We have Paypal Security Certificate and you can rest assured that Paypal itself encrypts all your personal information automatically. When you use your credit card for your transactions, we make sure that we keep the maximum level of security for your personal infomartion, which will never be shared with a third party without your consent.
What are the payment methods accepted?
We accept Paypal, Mastercard, Visa and American Express for your transactions. You can choose the method that suits you best in your shopping cart.
Are refunds available?
No, refunds are not available after you purchase the loop packages of your choice. All loop purchases are one-time payments and are completed after you place your payment.
Are your loops royalty-free?
All our loops, sounds, samples and kits are Royalty-Free. This means that you can use all our loops in your songs, music productions and project in any way you want such as commercial use, without any additional fees.
What file formats do you provide?
We provide WAV and AIFF formats for all our files. Both file formats are included in the packages when you download them after the purchase. WAV and AIFF can be used in the majority of the DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) available in the market, such as Ableton Live, FL Studio, Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Cakewalk, Nuendo and more.