It’s been a while since my last blog entry.
But this free set of sound samples inspired me to get back onto the blog to share this find with the internet.
VSTi creator Outpost have released a set of loops which can be downloaded for free. These are created with their Reverse sound virtual instrument REV.
I’ve included a quick audio clip of one of the loops here so that you can get a taste and decide whether this is your thing and worth heading over to their site to download the full set.
Visit here for the download site: Free Audio REV Loop Samples
Free music available right here on this website.
The easiest way to find the tracks that you can use for free in your youtube videos, movies, apps or games is to follow the link below. This will take you to the correct category of library music tracks for your productions.
Free music for youtube videos, apps, movies and games
Keep checking back because more tracks are added regularly.
Please post a comment and credit me if you use the music.
Alternatively if you are looking for something a little bit more special than free library music for youtube, you can jump to my paid for royalty free productions here on the audiojungle website:
Thank you – Alien Atmospheres.
There are a lot of piano sample libraries out there, costing several hundreds of pounds for multi-gigabyte libraries, some of which I already own.
Incredibly, the piano library I find myself calling up most in the Kontakt sample VST, is the “Soft Piano” instrument from Spitfire Labs.
In case you don’t know – Spitfire Audio produce some of the finest orchestral and natural instrument libraries available, usually priced at a premium for high quality instrumentation and audio perfection.
In addition to their regular retail offerings, they also offer some experimental sampled instruments via their Spitfire Laboratories label, which can be purchased for a minimum charity donation of £2.00 to UNICEF.
In amongst other great sounds, you will find their Soft Piano – which sounds incredible. It’s a dark, moody, spooky piano sound, which you can hear used in my Crafting Mines track here.
To download the instrument for yourself, check out their special laboratories offerings by visiting their store here:
Leave me a comment to let me know if you liked my recommendation for the best free piano vst.
Fellow musicians – forget Dreamweaver, fiddly Flash design or HTML coding. Before creating this website, I considered my options, and in the end decided on using WordPress to produce the website you are using right now. This guide shows you how to make a professional music website exactly like this one.
If you’re wondering – I’d estimate that it took around 3 hours to get the basic framework of the site going. Since then, all I’ve needed to do is create and publish the content on a regular basis, to keep my visitors coming back for more.
In all, it cost me about £30.00 maximum. That includes the domain name and web hosting. WordPress is free!
I found this great tutorial on youtube, which told me everything I needed to know to create this site as you see it now.
You too can easily make a professional music website just like mine to provide royalty free music or publish your music online.
Follow the 1 hour tutorial here, and you could be up and running too.
I found a great new tool today. If you ever got stuck for inspiration when needing to create tags, keywords or search terms for your music productions, this is what you need.
If you ever wondered how to make a long list of relevant keywords, keep reading because this will quickly generate all the words you need to find get your music features in search engines.
Click on the link below to use the free tag generator on the AG Soundtrax website.
I have used this tool myself multiple times when trying to think up relevant keywords for my library music which is published on the audiojungle website. After using this tool I have watched hits on my music pages increase dramatically because of the increased traffic driven my more varied keyword density. Try it – you cannot go wrong.
Let me know using the comments option if you find it useful.
Most popular style library music making money
Ever wondered whether you are targeting your music at the right audience or the most popular style library music making money right now?
After pondering whether to take the odd break from my creative masterpieces and aim for some more commercial appeal to make some cash from doing what I love best, I came across this fantastic article which scientifically analyses the highest selling library music tracks to see what style library music makes money.
As a fellow music producer for media, you should find this article quite intriguing.
To summarise the key findings in the article, in case you are short of time: Go for corporate, motivational categories in a key of D major at around 130bpm.
Keep the instrumentation simple and basic – e.g. ukuleles, bells, pianos, guitars and between 2.30 and 3.00 minutes in length.
Here is a link to the research performed by a fellow library music producer, which explains the concept in more detail:
How to write a corporate motivational track that sells
If you’re new to my music, and would like to hear a range of pieces, old to new, and in a variety of styles – a great way to immerse yourself in my sonic world is to listen to my 30 minute podcast.
Here is a link to the full mp3 on soundcloud:
Download the Podcast Now!
Here is a great site I would like to share with you.
After several hours of trawling the web in search of quality images, which are available for use in our artist websites, I finally ended up with the page below.
I’m sure you will find this recommended link as useful as I did and provide you with free images for music websites created by you.
A lot of the photographs and art used on my website come from here, and you can see that they are of a very professional standard and add a great sense of atmosphere and imagery for the music they have been used to represent.
I hope you find the free resource as useful as I did. Post comments below if you can recommend other useful sites for adding imagery to our productions.
Shadow of the Beast Soundtrack
Check out my remix of the Shadow of the Beast Soundtrack right here. Just click on the player below to listen to the full version of this cover version of the epic video game music. No sign-up or loopholes, here it is ready for your enjoyment.
Credit goes to Dave Whittaker the composer of the original piece. This will bring back memories of that golden gaming era of the commodore Amiga.
Unfortunately you cannot license or use in your productions. It is a cover version of the ‘Shadow of the Beast’ soundtrack from the classic 90s video game. I do not own any rights to the composition at all, and so I am unable to offer it for further use in your own productions. In fact, I’m just hoping Dave Whittaker is okay with me making this remix available for you to listen to (I’m sure he will be, he commented on my youtube video for the music once).
I created this version a few years ago, to see how it would sound using modern and big sample libraries. Suprisingly the original version still holds up well considering it made use of the SID chip on the commodore amiga and took up less size that an average twitter post to store in memory.
See what you think. Check it out here:
Download Hobbit Album Free – For a limited time only
To celebrate the release of the Hobbit trilogy, for a limited time only, I am offering my Lord of the Rings album for free download.
There is no need to register or jump through any hoops. Just go straight to the download page by visiting the link below.
Lord of the Rings album