SmartSound https://www.smartsound.com/blog/feed.rss.xml en 120 New STRATA Series Album: Thrive
A strong, well-produced album of tracks all created with the intent of taking your audience to a brighter, more fulfilling, engaging and happier place. Thrive offers a striking variety of styles under the rubric of its singular focus – from simple acoustic guitar-vocal driven tracks to jangly guitar styles to fully orchestrated themes with inspiring horns and soaring strings – and everything in between, this one album covers a lot of stylistic territory!
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:45:17 -0700https://www.smartsound.com/blog/new-strata-series-album-thrive.html
Specialty Royalty Free Music
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.]]>
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0700https://www.smartsound.com/blog/specialty-royalty-free-music.html
Zydeco Royalty Free Music
Zydeco Is Us
Admit that you love Zydeco music with its rich rhythms and melodies. Zydeco music is meant to keep your feet movin’ and your body groovin’ as accordion, guitar, violin, mandolin washboard, squeezebox, percussion, drums and more triumphantly unite and blast out of the gate with confident intensity. You’ll find Zydeco influenced music in country, contemporary, Western and even earthy music as it benefits many types of scenes.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0700https://www.smartsound.com/blog/zydeco-royalty-free-music.html
Leisure Royalty Free Music
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0700https://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 -0700https://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 -0700https://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 -0700https://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 -0700https://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 -0700https://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 -0700https://www.smartsound.com/blog/choosing-music-for-your-video-(wistia).html