At SmartSound we know the importance of keeping the message and impact of your videos fresh. A musical perspective that’s on trend can help communicate to your audience that the theme of your video remains timely and part of the larger context of the world in which we live.
Royalty Free Music Blog
Company NewsCompany News :: February 23, 2011
Effective immediately SmartSound is making changes to its licensing and pricing of single tracks and Singles Packs. The new structure makes our Extended License the basic license for the company. This means with any purchase of a track you now have a wider range of usage.
There are over 4,000 completely customizable tracks and sound effects in the SmartSound library. While SmartSound technology allows you to tweak any of our tracks to perfectly fit your project’s scenes, finding the right track to start with is still very important. That’s why we created a completely new and streamlined process for finding the best track, now. Here are some invaluable tips for getting the most from our new search process.
SmartSound Software is proud to introduce a brand new search capability on our site. Over the past several months we have worked hard to create an awesome new search process so you can find music more relevant to your project - far faster
Create a smoother workflow with clients and colleagues with SmartSound Playlists. Now integrated into your SmartSound web account, Playlists are a convenient and easy way to work with others on the music selection process. Find the right music for your project and collect it in an ordered playlist that can be shared with interested parties who can audition tracks and make notes and suggestions. SmartSound playlists have an anonymous URL and interface keeping the viewer focused on the list and the track selection process. You can create as many Playlists as you need and each one displays the Name of the Playlist, Name of the Track, play button and comments for feedback.
Utilizing Sony's powerful Vegas scripting API for third parties, SmartSound's new plug-in for Vegas Pro manifests as a dead-simple three-step process. Simply identify the portion to be scored on your Vegas Pro timeline, invoke the "Add - Edit SmartSound Music" menu command and, like that, you'll be in the Sonicfire Pro search interface, Express Track - with the length of your video selection already input into Sonicfire Pro.
Ken Stone has posted a great review by Steve Douglas of Sonicfire Pro with its FCPX plug-in on his popular Final Cut website:
Ever wonder how to go about finding the perfect royalty free song for your production, from the Smartsound website? Here are some tips and inside info about the site, which should make it easier:
If you have a lot of flexibility, or are just looking for general ideas, search the "Categories" listed under "Smartsound Royalty Free Music Library" on the home page, and several other pages. You can also click on the Music Library link at the top of each page, for a visual of the categories and series.
SmartSound’s new plug-in for Final Cut X represents a breakthrough in NLE-music based workflows. Taking advantage of Apple’s Generator technology, our new plugin starts where it should – inside an FCPX* project.
Using music scores to accompany your presentations, your shorter or longer video materials is absolutely essential if you are to make the most of your creation. Using royalty free music and mixing it with the help of software that makes sound editing a breeze is absolutely essential if you are to create professional content in an easy way. What SmartSound offers is exactly this: an incredibly huge library of music that poses no royalty-related issues and a state-of-the-art, versatile software that allows you to match visual content to audio back-up and to create perfect materials.
If you are in need of royalty free music to complete your video project or you are looking for an easy way to create a unique mix for other purposes, like entertaining a building’s visitors in the elevator with carefully selected music, or at a wedding with high quality tunes, SmartSound.com is the ultimate place to go. The website offers much more than songs or albums to download: it offers state-of-the-art editing options and patented technology to unlock the true potential of your video materials and to give you the best listening experience.
Ever wish your could jazz up your science project with an MTV-like video playing a Star Wars sound-alike? Or wake up the kids in first period with a blazing epic intro foretelling a glorious, inspiring day in class?
Your dreams have come true with SmartSound's Free Royalty Free Music for Schools! Schools for kindergarten through college are able to download free music for use in school and non-commercial student projects.
SmartSound royalty free music is produced by professional musicians that have produced music for feature films, TV scores and other major projects. The music is made in a way that allows you to customize it to fit your production. This will make it sound like a custom score that was produced just for your project. You can choose any length you want and still get a musically sound intro and ending. You can change the instrument mix to match what's happening on screen, and you can control the timing of the music to fit the events on your time line. It might sound complex, but it's quick, easy and it works great.
Let’s face it. The best video moments are the ones we catch on the fly on our phones, right? And we don’t always have our professional video equipment with us, even if we’re pro videographers.
SmartSound's new app lets you add the musical background to transform those quick slices of life from mildly interesting to riveting.
In a recent article at Examiner.com film maker Kurt Kuenne brings home the point of just how essential musical scoring is in making a film. The following highlights from that article are especially relevant to successful film scoring.
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