Think orchestral music has no place in sports? Think again. The pounding sounds of entire orchestra can be the most intimidating music out there with the right notes (Think “O Fortuna”). SmartSound has a large collection of orchestral music that is sure to get any sports crowd pumped up.
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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.
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Background music for training videos is important. New and prospective employees should feel enthusiastic about their training, and the right score in the background is vital to drawing out the right emotions. Whether talking about the dangers of improper lifting or the joy of using the right actuarial chart, training video producers need the right tool for the job. Luckily, SmartSound’s Royalty-Free Music library includes hundreds of appropriate tracks. Just a few off the top include:
Inspirational sports music is a common need for a lot of videographers, whether for kids’ home games or Best Fails compilations. SmartSound offers many options when searching for royalty-free music to accompany video scenes, ranging from songs of tragic defeat, triumphant underdog victories, to just plain fun.
We’ve written a lot about different styles available from SmartSound’s thousands of royalty-free music tracks, but one category that is hard to find is Background Comical Music. Yet there are a lot of videographers making witty, funny videos who might like a broad selection of background music that will keep and enhance the comic feel of their work. The wrong track can easily spoil what might otherwise be a comic masterpiece, if only the audience could connect with it the way the producers intended. Using SmartSound’s Free Music Search, however, it’s easy to find and select just the right track for any comedy.
There are many cinematic-themed scores and albums available from SmartSound’s thousands of royalty-free music tracks, but the New Music Search lets videographers get more granular. If, for example, a producer needs cinematic background tracks and wants to review only those with guitars, it’s easy. Search for “cinematic guitar” and pages of results come up. A mention of just a few will show the amazing variety of styles available even within that narrow focus.
Business-friendly tracks are abundant in SmartSound’s thousands of royalty-free music offerings. In fact, producers can refine even further, adding filters such as “Narrative/Spoken Word” to locate music that is specifically tailored to the task at hand. This makes it easy to find project music that will not harm a business brand and image.
These aren’t just good for the Olympics. They fit any video, game, or documentary that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.
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Video games set in a modern, urban environment are all the rage, but it isn’t easy to find royalty-free music for background tracks and for developing scene emotions in the players. SmartSound makes this a snap, however, with its vast library of nearly infinitely-customizable music.
Heroes require motivation and what better incentive than epic orchestral music that challenges them, pushes their boundaries and strings their heroic action sequences together seamlessly? Heroic action music is big, bold, epic, powerful, intense and necessary to drive action, create drama, suspense and intrigue.
Scary Video Games have powerful, driving, energetic or even quietly suspenseful music that brings animation, characters and scenes to life with thrilling, action-packed music that ups the mystery and suspense factor.
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Convey dramatic urgency with Intense News Music that sets your segment ablaze. Intense News Music sets the opening stage to let viewers and listeners know action is on the way. Sports, weather, morning and evening news, corporate communications, product videos, and commercials and documentaries with intense news music are geared to let listener’s known action is on the way.
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.
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.
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