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Character Study - STRATA Series

A unique collection of dramatic tracks packed with emotion and verve. A contemporary attitude pervades this set of multi-layer tracks which vary from persistent, suspenseful, introspective, high-activity and more; a good all-around collection. While all of SmartSound's impressive toolset would be available using these tracks, they lend themselves to great effect using the Timing Control feature in conjunction with Mood Mapping.

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Published on: December 08, 2014

Industrial Music Whether we like to admit it or not, work is work and even if you’re an office worker, you can get into the groove of instrumental music. There’s no better way to do it for your production than by using SmartSound’s instrumental corporate music tracks for the occasion. Here’s just a small sampling of those songs:

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Published on: November 24, 2014

Happiness is a choice; it’s ten percent what happens to us, and ninety percent how we react to it. Easy Listening Royalty Free Music from SmartSound conveys both the peaceful reassurance of this viewpoint, and also its unconventionality, in the variety and intriguing treatments available through SmartSound’s multi-track albums.

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Published on: November 19, 2014

SmartSound’s Romantic Royalty Free Guitar Music features guitar as well as piano, mandolin and string combinations to create the perfect mood for your romantic projects.

As the sunlight appears in the new day, tentatively at first, then building to a fresh, serene, early-morning energy, Morning After from album Craig Stuart Garfinkle Volume 1 Emotive & Dramatic also builds. Echoing the certainty arising in the hearts of true soul-mates, this New Age Ensemble piece pairs guitar and piano with orchestra to evoke the tender atmosphere.

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Published on: November 12, 2014

New Strata Series Album - Positive Biz Vol2

Powerful, uplifting and inspiring music designed to create excitement, passion and energy. Varying between rhythmic piano figures, percolating percussion, ringing guitars, various marcato and pizzicato strings and propellent drums, these tracks will create a sense of optimism and promise. This album is ideal for corporate and business videos or any scene where a sense of purpose and accomplishment is needed. All of SmartSound's best scoring features, such as automatic Custom Length and Timing Control, are capable through these multi-layered tracks.

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Published on: November 10, 2014

Video GameWhether it’s for a driving game, an action game or something in-between, music will almost assuredly make your video game more playable. Here’s a small selection from SmartSound’s large video game-centric music library:

A steady beat of jacked-up drum 'n' bass in the song System Shock leads you through the dark corridors of cyberspace on this taut track. The incessant pace will keep your audience riveted to your scene. There’s more of the same heart-pounding music on its album Edge 03: Action Techno which packs a potent combination of jagged electronica and Top 40 R&B. Reminiscent of techno-thriller movie soundtracks, these selections drive with a dark energy that will put the viewer at the edge of their seat. Top 40 R&B is also represented here in tracks that capture the latest grooves from today's popular artists.

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Published on: November 07, 2014

Smartsound's Royalty Free Music by Indie Artists lean heavily on electric and acoustic guitar styles, and Indie Spirit kicks it off with a collection featuring various levels of intensity. Punchy, Alternative Rock track Dances With Peppers could star in your next Indie or Short Film. It’s bluesy tempo belies its confident stance, a big and jangly rock track, that puts its foot down.

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Published on: November 05, 2014

Intense Video Game Music What keeps video games exciting is the intensity that they bring in certain climactic moments. SmartSound’s library of intense video game music exemplifies that idea well and is the best option for your production needs.

Music from a futuristic wasteland, the song Brutal Endgame is gritty and ruthless. Metallic drums and growling guitars vie for dominance - ideal for a story of looming fate. This track’s album, Fearless Energy features intense orchestral-rock, straight from the big screen. These vast sounds were made for big impact, big action, and cinematic glory. The songs are ideal for epic trailers or any situation needing an impressive surge of energy.

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Published on: November 03, 2014

Horror Video Game Music Your video game character is slowly creeping around corridors of cold stone with no signs of trouble. Just as they make the last turn, BAM! A giant three-headed monster jumps out with the intention of shredding them. Your adrenaline races as your character fights for their life. The soundtrack to this mayhem is SmartSound’s music - made just for video game horror scenes. Here’s just a small slice:

Use these cues from the album Tales of Horror (PS33) to jangle the nerves. Eerie and ethereal with dissonant strings, this album is defined by creepy effects and stabbing brass punctuation to make you afraid...very afraid. One of its tunes, Scourge, is a pulse-quickening track that will propel your scary video game to its final conclusion. Pummeling percussion tell a tale of impending danger ahead.

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Published on: October 31, 2014

Instrumental Wedding MusicWhile vocals can often add to the beauty of a wedding song, sometimes the piece being purely instrumental can say it all. SmartSound’s library has a wide array of instrumental wedding music that will bolster your wedding video production. Here’s just a sampling of the music we have to offer in this genre:

Lush and moving, heartwarming track A Tender Melody features a pensive clarinet on a stirring and memorable melody. A high string entrance later creates a sense of emerging hope. Many great songs just like this one can be found on the parent album, Tender Moments. It is comprised of subtly orchestrated tracks that exhibit a variety of tender emotions: pensiveness, quiet, personal hope, introspective playfulness, quiet strength, soft redemption and more. Lightly orchestrated with simple piano, light strings and an occasional woodwind, use Sonicfire Pro's Mood Mapping feature to reduce texture for a more fragile and touching story line.

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Published on: October 29, 2014

New strata series album Power Play

A high-energy collection of power tracks designed to grab your audience’s attention and hold it. From infectious, bright, bouncy rhythms to grinding guitar chords, campy-disco power themes and more, these tracks will help propel any story imparting a positive, energetic theme. Our Timing Control features will really shine with these multi-layer tracks because of the tracks insistent, steady rhythms.

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Published on: October 20, 2014

AtmosphericAtmospheric songs are meant to transcend your mood to heights you never imagined. SmartSound has fantastic selections of tracks to do just that. Here are just a few samples from the atmospheric music category in our vast library:

With its tight percussive elements and vocal effects, Soft Frequencies creates a sensual, ambient electronic world. Its album, Dreams and Whispers, treads a line between electronic classical composition and new age sound design. Sonicfire Pro's Mood Mapping feature makes these tracks ultra-flexible to enhance your images of ethereal wonder to out-of-the-box montage.

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Published on: October 17, 2014

Royalty Free Action MusicWhether backing up pumped-up scenes in motion, streaking down the home stretch for a sports video, or speeding up time with a montage, Smartsound’s Royalty Free Action Music does some heavy lifting for your action-filled footage.

Take the energetic rock sequences of Full Throttle, for example. With familiar-sounding classics to edgy contemporary tracks, these songs drive home that winning feeling, pump up the fun factor, or intensify the effect of your action scenes.

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Published on: October 15, 2014

Heartwarming Listening to heartwarming music can have a great positive effect on your listener’s day and there’s no better place than SmartSound’s immense music library to do just that. Here are just some of the songs that will melt your listener’s hearts and have them yearning for more:

There are few emotions that are stronger than Leaving Home, which coincidentally is also the name of one of our featured songs. This tune is a comforting piano feature that can support those long, emotional goodbyes through a bittersweet orchestral farewell. Its album, Sunday Matinee is comprised of heartwarming ballads and stirring symphonic journeys, designed for family-friendly storytelling. This filmic collection provides a host of essential backdrop styles including melancholy, whimsical, and magical.

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Published on: October 13, 2014

Video Game Action Video games are often defined by the graphics that they provide but, just like any good movie, they also needs the heart-pounding action music to add to the scene. SmartSound has a diverse array of video game action music that is sure to add to any production you choose to place it in:

As it sure to happen in some games, the double-entendre song Rampage is perfect for those intense moments when the enemy jumps out of the corner and startles you. Dramatic drum accents fearlessly flow into an accelerated action sequence with unstoppable strings that offset with fantastical electronic sounds. Best yet, the song features a super-intense, powerful ending. Its album, Massive Edge Orchestral, is much of the same action. It’s an intense cinematic exploration of big-sound music layered with electronic textures ranging from low growls, huge sweeps, digital flutters and syncopated spasms. Huge drums and backbeats match the big-orchestra sound and electronics for heroic climaxes juxtaposed with the dark and dramatic.

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Published on: October 10, 2014

Holloween Royalty Free MusicAre you looking for royalty free music for Halloween productions? Well here are some ideas from the SmartSound Music Library.

The Tales of Horror Album from our Royalty Free Cinematic Music category is a collection of cues that are eerie and ethereal with dissonant strings, creepy effects and stabbing brass punctuation to make you afraid...very afraid.

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Published on: October 09, 2014

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Published on: October 04, 2014

Open Road - new strata series album

Put your footage into high gear with this collection of spirited, energetic rock and power pop tracks. All these tracks create a strong sense of drive and forward motion with a striking contemporary edge while encompassing a variety of influences and styles.

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Published on: October 03, 2014

Motivating Rock MusicMusic has a strange way of being able to get you into different moods for different times in your life. Many associate rock music with being able to get you in a mood to be motivated, to achieve something great. SmartSound has a diverse array of songs to do just that for your production. Here are some examples to help get you started...

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Published on: October 03, 2014

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Published on: October 01, 2014