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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 01, 2014

Instill that pop sound into your corporate music to let viewers know your company stays up to date. SmartSound’s collection is extensive and adaptable from subtle backgrounds to exuberant announcements.

Charmed, from Pop Beds 1, starts out with a simple repeating pattern, and adds layers of piquant interest with driving percussion, guitar and strings. This one would make a good background for a corporate or Spoken Word/Narration story that started out on shaky ground, ultimately triumphing in a situation far better than anyone dreamed possible.

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Published on: October 01, 2014

OutdoorsyLike a modern rancher that keeps track of her herd by GPS and laptop, Outdoorsy Royalty Free Music from SmartSound combines the refreshing vibe of the big outdoors with instruments used in new and confident ways.

For Corporate Communication of a company that prides itself on stepping out of the mold, New Age Ensemble synthesizer and piano flow along the path Less Traveled in an airy, uplifting score from Discovery. Solid percussion backs up the synthesizer in departures that keep listeners wondering just what instrument’s making that sound, riveting enough to keep their attention on the intriguing subject of the video, whatever it be.

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Published on: September 12, 2014

Upbeat Travel MusicTravel always sounds like a trip, so to speak, during the planning stages, and it even turns out that way sometimes in the execution, but with SmartSound’s Upbeat Travel Royalty Free Music, your travelers will always arrive in style and have a blast.

Imagine an Irish bar with everyone line dancing in Riverdance style to the fiddle. Someone’s beating away on a snare drum in the background. That’s Cat’s Cradle from Celtic Adventures, a delightful everyone-join-in-‘cause-you-can’t-resist kind of song. It’s definitely a place you want to stop by for a pint in your travels.

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Published on: September 05, 2014

Bold and PowerfulFrom heroic to haunting, Bold and Powerful Royalty Free Music from SmartSound builds the drama with styles ranging from classic-sounding orchestral to angry electronica.

From Fun & Games comes a ferocious Hard Rock selection, Beehive. Not for your mama’s genteel garden video, this slammin track is more at home in Sports Footage or Commercials. Drums and Electric Guitar pound out a steady, driving beat with a few vocals thrown in, set up for roiling around in the background without a lot of melody to it.

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Published on: September 02, 2014