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Orchestra, strings, and synthesizers figure heavily in SmartSound’s Dramatic Intros, Bumpers, and Stingers collection. These are the hard hitters for conveying weighty drama, or exciting, mysterious suspense.

Electronic synthesizer stars in Movie Logos from album Full Spectrum with a shimmering, pulsating punch that lends a futuristic feel to your production. Variations either build to a climax, start off with a bang and then dissipate, or roll out with a hypnotic repetition.

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Published on: August 26, 2014

Final CountdownSmartSound’s orchestral TV music adds depth and dimension to the medium, which can be lighter than big screen movie fare. Call on the orchestra to make any scene majestic or ground it in a certain importance, regardless of the overall tone of the scene, from intensely serious to just barely there.

The foe gathers slowly and stealthily at first in Enemy Swarm with descriptive variations like “Lurk,” “Get Out,” and “Scramble” from Final Countdown. This track is good for the slow buildup of tension, and is designed, like others in the album to create an ominous yet unobtrusive background.

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Published on: June 30, 2014

Club Scene Reality TV Commercial music from SmartSound brings in the desired counterpoint to the alleged true-life drama of the show, either keeping up the same hectic atmosphere, or switching gears completely to keep viewers grounded.

It’s gonna be a great week with Monday from Core Evolution. Everything looks bright in this Alternative Rock uplifter, with clear electric guitar strumming in the front, and “different drummer” guitar solo rockin around in the background.

Downtown Mix brings us a similar tempo with Smooth Ride, a competitive number with more of a Rap/Hip-Hop edge, and a dark inner-city ambience. Graduating from the Shelter might be the title of this Reality TV show.

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Published on: June 27, 2014

Urban DramaCommercials are 15-60 second mini-stories that have to get to point in mere seconds, SmartSound TV Commercial Music offers fast and rich scene-setting backgrounds, so you can sell the idea over the course of a few breaths.

Use On My Way-JE from album Jade Element to describe the dreary “before” transportation scene in a TV car commercial with a little angst-infused vocals such as “riding this train till it sets me free.” –then segue to energizing release with the heroic strains of Approaching the Gates, from motivating Will to Succeed. Bold brass, especially trumpet and trombone resurrect vehicular joy with panache

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Published on: June 20, 2014

Royalty Free Intro MusicRoyalty Free Intro Music covers a lot of ground. First thought might be an intro to a movie setting the tone for grand drama to follow. Few can hear the Star Wars song, or “Tara’s Theme” from Gone With the Wind, for example, without being instantly transported to scenes from those film.

For large cinematic projects like this, explosive orchestral cues such as those found on Reality Drama TV really set the stage for the chaos and the glory to come. The 19 tracks of this album includes multiple related pieces that could be linked together to provide not only a dynamic intro, but also a dazzling finale, and short bumpers to transition between scenes.

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Published on: May 14, 2014

Royalty Free Sports MusicIt’s game day and the adrenaline level is in your hands with Royalty Free Sports Music from SmartSound! Thirteen action-packed albums pump up the excitement, putting your viewers right in the middle of the game. Heck, the album names alone are enough to get you out on the playing field, even if just in spirit: Main Event, Competitive Edge, Full Throttle, Extreme Sports.

Album Light Speed puts a charge in your production with ultra high-tech rock; live guitars and mechanical rhythms set these Rock-style tracks apart. Irresistible guitar groove teamed with tight percussion edges up Sports and Action-Drama sequences in pulsating Hold On.

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Published on: April 29, 2014

Royalty Free Animation MusicMuch of SmartSound's Royalty Free Animation Music is geared towards all things children's cartoons; playful, wacky, or even circus-like. However, animation has come a long way in recent decades, and animation venues for teens and adults have exploded. SmartSound's music library boasts sophisticated tracks to back up those projects as well.

In Richard Band Volume 5 – Comedy a large, live studio orchestra creates the wacky wherewithal to skid through classic cartoon shorts, or any comedic scene. Orchestra and strings, particularly xylophone and woodwinds, bob through the antics in Just Ducky a whimsical, tongue-in-cheek track just right for Home Videos and Comedy, as well as Animation.

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Published on: March 04, 2014

Goofy, Silly & SweetKids are natural comedians, so kids and comedy songs go hand in hand, especially for home videos, animation, comedies, and video games. Smartsound’s collections of Royalty Free Music for Kids and Comedy Productions run the gamut of wacky possibilities, from sixties cartoon spoofs to rollicking circus numbers and Vintage Comedy tracks.

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Published on: February 26, 2014

Whatever the style of cooking demoed in your production, you want to make it seem, well, easy as pie. Smartsound’s Royalty Free Cooking Music keeps it light and upbeat, conveying that all this cooking skill is well within viewers’ reach.

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Published on: December 16, 2013

Smartsound’s Royalty Free Science Music echoes such expansiveness, bringing you production choices, often electronic, but always forward-looking, futuristic, and atmospheric.

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Published on: December 09, 2013


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