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Beauty & StrengthSmartSound Epic Orchestral Royalty Free Music has to cover a lot of ground.  Not only does it need to be there to infuse your behind-the-scenes scenes with the required quiet sinister suspense, but also back up the most lavish over-the-top hundreds-of-extras battle scenes and spaceship/astroidal collisions.  For other stories it much switch gears completely to back up the bold and triumphant in epic stories.

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Published on: January 28, 2015


SmartSound intros, bumpers, stingers play an important part in a video production. Short and sweet, they still keep the magic going in keeping up the ambience, and dovetailing with the longer background sequences. Orchestral cues lend themselves to drama, sports scenes, or major product introductions.

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Published on: January 26, 2015

Artistic ImpressionsStrings may be the heart of the orchestra, but piano is the diva (this coming a piano player, of course!) Classical Royalty Free Piano Music from SmartSound gives ample play to this glorious partnership, with 59 tracks to fill the bill.

Considered a precursor to modern ambient music, Gymnopedie #1 from turn of the 20th-century composer Erik Satie, revisited in leisurely, lilting Autumn Rain One from Artistic Impressions could have been written any time in the last twenty years. Use this classical piano ballad in reflective or pensive scenes, in Meditation pieces or mellow TV drama scenes. Piano is joined by some mysterious percussion instrument striking notes that sound just like raindrops hitting a pool.

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Published on: January 22, 2015

Fear of the future gets concentrated and distilled in futuristic movies—they always seem apocalyptic—why is that?—and SmartSound Futuristic Royalty Free Music delivers the goods for electronic scariness and power.

In the way that most all trailers amp up the drama of any coming attraction, Cybershark from Massive Edge Orchestral pulls out all the stops in the Studio Orchestra and Synthesizer’s repertoire to paint a fierce, extreme picture of the future. Video Games are another venue for the intense chaotic stylings of this track.

Commercials that march to a different drummer could do worse than call on Ultra Pop’s Analog Dance. This concentrated track has something for everyone, from future rock kitsch (with variations like Gnarly, Funky, and Get Ready—where’s Austin Powers when we need him?) to electronic machine gun fire to pizzicato strings.

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Published on: January 20, 2015

Your character is lost in a futuristic city, surrounded by the corruption of an evil government. You're going to need an epic soundtrack, to go along with your heroism in this futuristic city. Luckily SmartSound offers high end royalty free electronic video game tracks to fit the cyberpunk vibe you are trying to obtain.

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Published on: January 16, 2015

Big Band Blast Royalty Free MusicBig band music developed in the 1920’s when bands of 10-25 musicians, including a string section, played danceable jazz tunes with sweet, romantic melodies. Big band sound became an important part of morale during World War II in the 1940’s when big bands often entertained the troops overseas.

Royalty Free Big Band Music both reprises past hits from the biggest big band era (1930’s and ’40’s), such as in Big Band Blast, but also offers modern versions sprinkled throughout other albums.

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Published on: January 14, 2015

New Strata series album - Black and Blue

Inspired by the Black Keys, this album of original music written for SmartSound explores the blues side of the first-rate and highly popular band. Featuring an authentic, over-driven sound these tracks vary from beefy shuffles to punching rock and and hard-edged funk beats with searing guitar leads throughout.

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Published on: January 13, 2015

Often times, sports productions can become more exciting with newer age pop music to solidify the background. Here’s a selection of SmartSound’s library that contains pop music that’s perfect for sports.

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Published on: January 12, 2015

Orchestral Sports MusicThink orchestral music has no place in sports? Think again. The pounding sounds of entire orchestra can be the most intimidating music out there with the right notes (Think “O Fortuna”). SmartSound has a large collection of orchestral music that is sure to get any sports crowd pumped up.

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Published on: January 09, 2015

New Age Royalty Free MusicNew Age Royalty Free Music is one of the genres that truly is relatively recent in development, tracing its roots only back as far as the 1960’s and 1970’s. It often includes the use of classical instruments, such as acoustic guitar, flute and harp, as well Eastern instruments—sitar and tamboura.

The tone of New Age music is almost always in the direction of relaxation, tranquility, and optimism for the future. Often used in yoga classes, meditation, massage, it embodies the spiritual search for serenity as a way to deal more effectively with life.Dancing Reflections, from the Lifestyles-New Age album, echoes that mellow inspiration, but with a definite beat and an intriguing deeper tone built in to give it an earthy, Latin-esque feel. Nature, Home Video and Travel will benefit from this sensual song from the Strata series.

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Published on: January 07, 2015

Video games often include a heroic protagonist that takes on the bad guys and rescues the day. SmartSound’s music library featuring heroic video game music will encapsulate that feeling and help your listeners feel as though they’re along for the adventure. Here’s just a small sample of what we have to offer in that genre.

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Published on: January 05, 2015

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


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