The tone of the bowed cymbal is one of the most well-recognised sounds in modern visual media. It has starred in countless trailers and dramatic scenes, effortlessly ramping up the suspense with its fluidly ethereal yet sharp tones.
At Music-For-Video we believe in providing you with the finest tools to help bring your video productions to life by offering high quality royalty free music and versatile sound effects for your creative needs. In our last sample pack we gave a wide range of bowed cymbal sound effects, all in high quality wav files that have been edited for professional use.
In video production it is critical to get the sound right if you are to make a professionally impressive product. Most people will naturally assume this means having clear speech whilst keeping the background noises fairly unobtrusive, and to pair the feature with music that is both suitable and of high quality. What many overlook is how important the use of sound effects is in creating an impressive and cohesive piece.
There are times when you need that special quality in your video productions, something that becomes a motif in your creation. This can be achieved in a number of ways, and whether it be a certain light filter or song in the background, each video will have its own perfect accompaniment. For some it just needs that small addition that complements the mood of the feature perfectly, for example a certain recurring sound effect or aural hook.
Some sounds elicit the kind of emotions you can’t quite identify. They hover somewhere between happiness and tension, offering the kind of ambiguity that is both powerful and rare. Their qualities can sometimes make such sounds difficult to use, and in the hands of an unskilled producer can easily make for an unsatisfactory outcome.
One of the proudest achievements we have made as a species is our ability to capture and measure time. Since their earliest iterations the devices we use to do so have had certain distinctive sounds associated with them, from the eternal gentle rush of sand through an hourglass to the near-silent movement of the arms of a priceless wristwatch, and everything in between.
The trailer to your film is many things – it is a statement of intent, a promise of what is to come, and a chance to blow your audience away. You have an opportunity in this short space of time to hook your audience in, to make them need more. It is critical to get this right, as directors today must contend with ever increasing production values from their competitors and the shortening attention spans of their audience.
Jingle bells! For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is that most special time of year. It is a time when the sights, sounds, and smells in the air combine with the weather and a distinct positive feeling to create an atmosphere unlike any other.
The camera has, in its relatively short history, become one item that has helped shape the world. From its humble grainy sepia beginnings to the brightly coloured high resolution images of today, the camera has played its part in documenting every major cultural event of the last century.
Tibetan bells are an ancient creation that have been used for centuries in Buddhist practices. They are commonly used to help focus the mind and bring your attention to the present moment. Their simple yet beautiful chimes ring out in moments of serene clarity, taking meditation sessions to deeper and more profound realms.
Get ready for a big one, because here were have a weighty 164mb free sample pack of over 26 huge drone sound effects ready made for cinematic use. These samples all come in high quality wav format and feature a broad selection of drone sound effects of various lengths, with some being over one minute in length.
Horror will always be a difficult project to tackle. Its very value is based on its power to evoke feelings of fear, terror, tension and revulsion. Such emotions can be difficult to capture, especially in a more mature audience, and it takes serious effort and a fine attention to detail to achieve this. We at Music-For-Video.com understand how important it is, and to help you we are offering a free sample pack.
From the unsettling to the threatening to the downright hideous, the sound effects found in horror have always been an opportunity for sound designers to stretch the limits of their imagination and creativity. The sound variety here is truly impressive, and with an endless array of horrifying and bleak imaginings both real and fantastical to inspire, it is no wonder the audio factor of horror is so rich.
Creating a top notch video production demands top notch sound. Music aside, the range and quality of audio options available for an immersive experience can make the difference between drawing your audience into your world or shutting them out. Cinemas boast high-level speaker systems to capitalise on this, while entertainment junkies invest in expensive surround sound home setups to emulate the experience. Sound seriously matters.
As the world turns and life continues it is only natural that progress be made. Out goes the old and in comes the new – shinier, faster, smoother, easier. But for all the improvements and technological wonders brought forth, there will always remain the influence of the relics from the past. This may be a vintage car, our grandfather’s hat, or even the colour of a distant relative’s curtains.
With a shimmering radiance these sounds emerge in a way that is both magical and natural. They appear as something otherworldly yet very familiar, like something pulled from a dream that has been lost to time yet left behind a feeling that cannot be forgotten.
Regular visitors to the site may recall the first Magic Ambience Free sound Effects that previously featured on Music-For-Video. The shimmering and glistening sound effects introduced proved so versatile and enticing that it was decided that a second Magic Ambiance compilation was needed.
Tibet is a place that is intrinsically linked to its unique and robust sense of spirituality. It is a land that is associated with Buddhism and monks, temples and vast snow-covered peaks. Even the far-flung corners of the globe recognise this, and through its cultural heritage Tibet has allowed the world to connect with its land and identity.