You might have heard that the Holdcom team has been working to develop an all-new version of theAudio Production Store, and now it’s here. Version 3.0 is ready for your Voice Prompt and Message On Hold projects – Plus it can handle different types of projects, like Virtual Tour Audio, Overhead Announcements, Audio for Video, and more.
We’ve packed the store with so many new features that we had to create this video to show you all of the store’s new capabilities. Check it out:
And now, so you can try the new store right away, we’re offering a promocode for 20% off the store’s already discounted online prices! That means you can order a project and get almost 30% off list prices! Just use promocode APS30 at checkout.
Some new features you’ll love are:
Real Time Quote - Immediate default pricing which changes in real-time as you change the parameters of your project.
Real Time Delivery Date Notification - Immediate default delivery date which changes in real-time if you change time-sensitive parameters of your project.
Multiple Voices in One Project - Choose one or two voices for your project.
Multiple Languages in One Project - Choose English or English and a second language for your project.
Music Drops for Prompts - Add music to one or more prompts in a project.
Multiple Projects - Save and revise as many projects at a time under default or custom names until you’re ready to Add them to Cart.
Two Script Submission Methods - Choose to type or paste, or upload a formatted Excel file for larger projects.
Rush Order Capability - Option to choose two day delivery time instead of default three business days.
Voice Talent Sorting - Sort talents on gender (male, female, or both) and dialect
Applications Slider Display - Range of audio production applications on rotating display including samples, starting prices, and default delivery date.
Script Consultant Option From Self-Service - Getting help developing your script is now an option rather than going to another department
Music Interval Selection - For Message On Hold, now you can specifically choose how long musical breaks should be between your paragraphs of information.
This year, we’re offering holiday Message On Hold programs that fit any budget. Whether you’re looking for a simple, no frills, program (free!), a greeting personalized with your business name, or a totally unique and custom program, we have the package for you.
Check out these options, our holiday gift to you:
Looking for something a little different? Call us at 800.666.6465.
Are you ready to “Fall Back”? Daylight Saving Time ends November 4 – Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour at home, around the office, and on your phones. Otherwise, you might end up in this situation:
Real Country is a Music On Hold album immersed in Americana and the spirit of having a good time. The tracks are straight forward and pleasing to the ear – the perfect way to put your customers in the spirit of having a good time and enjoying your business.
“Pull Over” wakes you up with the sweet pangs of the electric guitar while forcing you to tap your foot to the snare drum keeping time throughout. The tight drum pattern lends a sincerity to the track and keeps a quick tempo.
The business that rocks out to “Aiming High” certainly works hard, but plays hard as well! Your customers will enjoy the charming piano and harmonica riffs featured intermittently throughout. This track would work excellently for brand that wants to show they get the job done with confidence and personality.
“Cock Fight” starts out unassuming as the band tunes its instruments and the leader calls out the count off, but then right away gets your blood flowing. The wail of the guitar and fast pounding drums demands the listener’s attention while your Message On Hold program is playing. This track is a great fit for business who want their customers to get up and move!
“Let Go Reverend” leads in with a little piano and gives way to a lead electric guitar that reminds you of gathering with old friends. If your business involves people and getting them together,, this track helps to convey that sense of community and involvement. The electric keyboard pops up at times and lends a modern but still bluesy feel to the piece.
Finally, “Sweet Thing” is one of this collection’s most mellow tracks and perfect for a variety of types of business. Subdued and wistful, the tempo still works for keeping your customers engaged and attentive while waiting on hold.
Real Country is a collection of down-home music that will make your customers feel like they are part of your brand and family. Customers who wait on hold sometimes complain that they feel unimportant or neglected by being on hold, but Real Country has a way of bringing them right in and making them feel appreciated.
Crisp Clean Acoustic is a on hold music album befitting of its name. Ideal for a variety of professional services, the tracks featured throughout this album are warm, inviting and inspiring. Heavy on string instruments, the entire album has a light and airy feel to it.
The title track, “Crisp N Clean”, kicks it off with a modern and uncluttered sound that conveys a sense of trust and welcome, important for many businesses and professions. It allows the listener to picture a sunny weekend afternoon with a good book and cup of tea in his own living room. It has a comforting sound and pace, with a quick strumming guitar.
As its name suggests, “Ocean Way Drive” does have a bit of a “beachy” sound due to its calming and confident pace, easing into a jazzy guitar solo with acoustic strumming and strong backing chords. For clients who may be contacting you for the first time on the telephone, it’s important to be perceived as a “solution destination”–a business that can get the job done the right way, the first time and every time. Any office looking to convey knowledgeable yet approachable staff would be wise to give “Ocean Way Drive” a listen.
“Walking Free” is a theme perfect for any business that wants to simultaneously express creativity, personality, and professionalism. Its alternating pace and bouncy feel suggest an uninhibited spirit, while the tight chord progression and piano introduced into the second half of the track show class and accountability.
While it’s not edgy, overall Crisp Clean Acoustic is an album rife with tracks you can consider very useful for Message On Hold music. The tracks throughout this album are appealing, approachable, and enjoyable, sure to delight your callers waiting on hold while complementing your messages and voice over talent.