Specialty Music is meant to be different, to add a dimension of the unusual, unreal or surreal as it snaps, crackles and pops with musical fireworks. Specialty Music is often riddled with special effects or instrumentation not generally heard in pop, contemporary, disco, Western or other forms of music. Consider the use of cellos, xylophones, synths and soaring strings which all add richness to a soundtrack not found with classical piano or acoustic guitar.
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Production TypesProduction :: November 20, 2013
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.
Soft Wedding Music beckons listeners with intimate, sweet, serene and sometimes simple compositions and is a must for creating beautiful and moving compositions which linger in the listener’s mind. Though many wedding dances are all about kicking up the heels and rocking the dance floor, soft wedding music balances out the revelry and reminds guests of the tenderness and intimacy of the occasion.
Queue the Music
Science documentaries, although educational and awe-inspiring, generally aren’t action-packed and sometimes lack the verve required to move a production confidently along. Engage your viewers and pique their interest. Queue up compelling, inspiring and uplifting background music for your science, technology, wildlife or nature documentary and it’s sure to add an edge to your narrative.
You’ll feel the earth move under your feet with this fanciful assortment of Earthy Music. Score your scene with an earthy soundtrack and add elements of gentleness and passion with the music. Earthy music is a cinch to score to a documentary, nature scene, biography, wedding, tribute, memorial—the options are endless.
The earliest film scores were rooted in Western classical music, though today you’ll find everything from jazz, rock, pop, blues, new age, world music, and a hybrid of orchestral and electronic instruments. But make no mistake, The Magnificent Seven, Dances with Wolves and Silverado all had fan-winning, memorable western music scores that remain unforgettable and unmistakable. A great Western film score adds a musical flavor to the production that puts your audience in the action.
There’s something about guitars, whether they have 6, 8, 12 or 18 strings that make some music lovers break into air guitar charades when they hear a song they love. Great guitar riffs can add dynamism and vibrancy to a song or create a feeling of romance and sensuality. Queue up a few of the selections here and enjoy mellow, sensual or Latin music just the way you like it.
Film Trailer Music is vital to the success of an unreleased film as it needs to convey the spirit of the movie in less than three minutes. Set the stage for your film intros with Gentle Film Trailer Music that’s heartwarming, inspiring and touching. Customize our royalty free music for your cinematic masterpiece and choose from a vast selection of tracks whether featuring a solo piano, a gently plucked harp or a full orchestra, gentle film trailer music will create a memorable opening for your production. Here are just a few samples of our award-winning film trailer music.
Here’s a promise. The following background music will either make you laugh, drum on the table, tap your toes, or take you on a walk down memory lane. Funny background music is ideal for scoring scenes that are whimsical, goofy or simply captivating. Flash your scenes in front of some funny background music and watch what happens.
Pensive Background Music is dreamy, wistful, thoughtful and revealing and you’ll find Auburn Sky from the Indie Film 01 album a fine choice for a production in need of pensive music. Auburn Sky is an ethereal, soft ballad with a gentle orchestra, guitar and strings. Pensive music is often sparse and minimalistic in its delivery so your visuals remain at the forefront of the drama. The Indie Film 01 album also sports Interpretation; a poignant musical backdrop for a documentary, indie film, spoken narration or memorial with its earthy, gentle and reflective refrain. Spin all ten tracks of this worthy album for memorable, pensive background music.
Name That Song
You can probably hum the theme song to James Bond, the Pink Panther or Mission: Impossible—all memorable spy movies with music which helped catapult these movie franchises to the top of classic movie charts. Villains, spies and secret agents all benefit from tension-laden spy music. Score your next serious spy scene with music from the SmartSound’s expansive royalty free library and cue up a soundtrack that will load your scenes with drama and tension.
I love Suspenseful Background Music that leaves me perched on the edge of my seat with a scream lodged in my throat as I wait for the black-hearted, dynamic villain to appear and grip me with fear and intrigue. Yes, Suspenseful Background Music is a must for dramas, biographies, tributes, documentaries, indie films and even commercials. Thrilling music sets the backdrop for many memorable scenes; think Jack Bauer in the hit TV series 24; Jason Statham in Transporter and today’s current TV favorites—Marvel comic remakes—all ripe with Suspenseful Background Music that sets the heart on fire with its fast-moving, energetic and fear-filled pace.
SmartSound's Royalty-Free Documentary Music offerings differ as much as documentary subjects themselves do. For your Dramatic Stories match up the ominous, expansive Crucial Developments with real-life dramas and emotional narratives. This orchestral-style track conveys a sense of urgency, as does Last Seen, from the same collection. Dark and introspective, “Last Seen,” conveys the mysterious, solemn side of the story. For action-dramas, or short films, try Two Minds As One to add dreamy, dramatic sophistication with a cinematic touch.
Romance, intrigue and mystery are all just a click away with SmartSound’s unique collection of royalty-free background music. Soft Film Trailer Music is ideal for emotional or poignant scenes and allows the viewer to fill in the spaces between the soft instrumentals. If background tracks with enormously rich drums and pounding keys were used in an earthy, heartwarming or relaxed scene, the director’s message would obviously be lost. So check out a few fantastic options for Soft Film Trailer Music and get ready to customize it your way with SmartSound.
Stephen King knows his horror films wouldn’t achieve the desired effect if Pharrell’s Happy song was the background track. Eerie background music tracks are critical for instilling a sense of fear, tension and intrigue in scenes. So, think like the King and choose one of the unique selections from SmartSound’s many Eerie Film Trailer Music albums.
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