There has to be a better choice for music!

newmediarules wrote on 1/29/2013, 4:53 PM
In my opinion, Firstcom and Killer Tracks are the best options for quality production music. They are also extremely expensive.

But when I look for alternatives, the gap between them and the others is SO vast, in terms of quality. It makes me wonder are there any great low-cost music service options out there that I just don't know about. Any ideas?



farss wrote on 1/29/2013, 5:14 PM
Stock20, Smartsound.

Former user wrote on 1/29/2013, 6:33 PM
Audio Jungle
vtxrocketeer wrote on 1/29/2013, 7:12 PM
It's hard to know how wide YOU think that gap is. Having listened to many KillerTracks and drooled, I eventually voted for SmartSound with my pocket book and never looked back. The Richard Band series in particular is incredibly rich and is every bit as good or better than some fare from KillerTracks.

Andy_L wrote on 1/29/2013, 7:47 PM
is in your price range?
earthrisers wrote on 1/29/2013, 8:08 PM
What are you using the music for?
For use under Opening Titles, I've used a lot of the material that is regulary GIVEN AWAY by "footage firm." Their music comes in a large variety of genres.

I do event-videography, so I don't need/use music as background ambience for scenes, etc., just for opening titles and for occasional "scene connectors."
I find the Footage Firm stuff to be most satisfactory for those uses.
ushere wrote on 1/29/2013, 10:15 PM
get it written!!!!

affordable and ALWAYS original.

btw. i've had 4 short intro/outro pieces composed that cover nearly every contingency....
corug7 wrote on 1/29/2013, 10:26 PM
Another vote for Stock20. Good stuff and very good usage rights. You might try Jewelbeat also. You have to dig for good stuff there but you can't beat 99¢.
FilmingPhotoGuy wrote on 1/30/2013, 3:06 AM
I really like Magix MusicMaker. It has many themed music loops sets. You make your own killer trax for $40 bucks.
Dan Sherman wrote on 1/30/2013, 3:58 PM
Music is such a subjective thing, isn't it?
It's often the most difficult element to agree on with clients.
Especially female clients, and I don't mean that in a sexist way.
Some women don't like anything that's too "rocky" or that has an edge.
Mostly use sound dogs for BG and emotive tunes.
VidMus wrote on 1/30/2013, 4:29 PM
When I want music, I create a MIDI file (*.QSD in my sofware) then use my custom sound fonts and play it myself instead of paying someone else to do it. Makes it real easy to customize the music to my needs!

Barry W. Hull wrote on 1/30/2013, 6:50 PM
Byron K wrote on 1/30/2013, 10:32 PM
Posted by: VidMus Date: 1/30/2013 12:29:59 PM

Curious, what software you are using to compose your music?