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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.smartsound.com/blog/leisure-royalty-free-music.html
R&B Band Royalty Free Music
Electronica Rhythm & Blues
Rhythm and Blues music has undergone many changes over the years, though it originated with the heartbeat of African American music. Today, whether acoustically or electronically performed, rhythm and blues music is heavy with themes of love, loss, romance, freedom or economics. Rhythm and Blues’ groovin’ and soulful beat creates a soft, easy-going mood for the background.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:31:00 -0700http://www.smartsound.com/blog/r-and-b-band-royalty-free-music.html
Video Scoring Tip: When To Use Music In Video, Part 2
Russell Crowe in "Gladiator". Music score by Hans Zimmer.
Last month we explored the creative impetus behind where to start music in your movie or video. Of course once you have music playing in your video, it forces a new question upon you: Where should I end this?]]>
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:05:00 -0700http://www.smartsound.com/blog/video-scoring-tip-when-to-use-music-in-video-part-2.html
Relaxing Island Royalty Free Music
Movin’ and Groovin’ Watch people at a jam session when Relaxed Island Music is played and you’ll notice no one is sitting still. You can’t help but move and groove to the light, carefree and happy sounds of Relaxing Island Music. When you want to convey a cheerful, leisurely mood, consider adding a touch of relaxing island music and your audience will connect with it.]]>
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.smartsound.com/blog/relaxing-island-royalty-free-music.html
Orchestral Comedy - New Music
Another superb-quality orchestral album from Artist Series composer, Francisco Becker. This time we get his classy and sophisticated take on music ideal for comedic settings of all sorts. Brimming with infectious comedic themes, this album covers pretty much any humorous, light-hearted backdrop imaginable including: hectic screwball, light-activity, comedic-suspense, the unsteady character, tongue-in-cheek tango, goofy moments and more.]]>
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:57:00 -0700http://www.smartsound.com/blog/orchestral-comedy-new-music.html
Royalty Free Sound Effects Music
Environmental Sound Effects Sound effects, or ambient sounds, are in many of the scenes you watch. Sound effects create mood, tone, emotion and feeling, or give sound to an action. Music can only take a scene so far; add sound effects and create a legit beach scene with crashing waves or a subway scene with the jarring, screeching sounds of the sub’s brakes. Albums with a diverse collection of sound effects, ambient sounds and environmental sounds are always used for scenes at events, in retail stores and crowded areas, at parties, in fight scenes and battles; there are even sound effects for a kiss, a slap and a laugh, though no one’s bottled the sounds of silence yet.]]>
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.smartsound.com/blog/royalty-free-sound-effects-music.html
Choosing Music For your Video (Wistia)
In an article on Wistia.com (“where business smarts meets video smarts”), their staffers Chris and Dan discuss some points on choosing music for your video. focusing on what considerations go into actually choosing that perfect background score.]]>
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.smartsound.com/blog/choosing-music-for-your-video-(wistia).html
Fun Banjo Music
Old Time Music
Banjos make music fun! Banjos are often heard in country, folk, Irish, Appalachian, traditional and bluegrass music, and even in minstrel shows. Once central to African American folk music, banjos were then crafted with the body of a gourd and a wooden stick for a neck with varying numbers of strings added. But no matter what it looks like or how it’s played, when you hear someone fingerpicking a banjo, you know it’s going to be a fun scene.
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:45:00 -0700http://www.smartsound.com/blog/fun-banjo-music.html
8 Tools for Putting Yourself on Tape
There is an excellent article called 8 Tools for Putting Yourself on Tape by theatre and film actor KC Wright that offers good insights for SmartSound users putting together an audition tape.]]>
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.smartsound.com/blog/8-tools-for-putting-yourself-on-tape.html
Upbeat Synthesized Music
Say it with Music
Upbeat Music, particularly when it features a versatile synthesizer, can knock a scene into outer space and beyond as it dials up effects that mimic horns, trumpets, grand pianos, marimbas, chimes and more. A truly talented synth player can easily imitate other instruments or generate unique new sounds. The creative facets synthesizers bring to music often enhance the overall quality of the composition as they add sounds that typical small bands don’t generally produce.
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.smartsound.com/blog/upbeat-synthesized-music.html