Intro 05 is a short electronica theme.Read More »
Intro Theme 01 (12 seconds)
This electronica intro song was created using a Korg MicroX synthesizer.Read More »
Intro Themes 17-24: Free Short Instrumentals for Intros, Outros and Credits
This video features the 17th to 24th songs in the Free Short Instrumental Themes series. The songs in the video range in length from 6.5 seconds to 34 seconds and are suitable for use in intros, credits, outros and very short videos. These tracks are mostly synthesizer-based compositions. For each song. two versions are available. For most of the songs, the second version is a little faster and is one semi-tone higher. The tracks are listed below:
- Intro 17 (synth & beat) 0:34 & 0:32
- Intro 18 (gentle & melodic) 0:10 & 0:09
- Intro 19 (bubbly synth) 0:07.5 & 0:07
- Intro 20 (aggressive: piano, guitar, war drums) 0:13 & 0:12
- Intro 21a (perky synth & percussion) 0:08
- Intro 21b (perky synth) 0:08
- Intro 22 (techno attack) 0:09 & 0:08
- Intro 23 (evolving sounds) 0:20 & 0:18
- Intro 24 (synth & drums) 0:17 & 0:16
Free Background Music 36: Buoyant
Buoyant is the 36th song in Free Background Music series. It is a relatively upbeat song that is built around the idea of contrast. For example, sparse textures are set against very busy parts with multiple melodic lines vying for attention.
This video is a collaboration with Juliana Payson, who supplied the original video footage of her swimming, dancing underwater, experimenting with synchronized swimming skills and doing other kinds of workout routines.
Tempo: 120 bpm
Free Background Music 32: The Hidden Path
The Hidden Path is the 32nd song in the Free Background Music series. The full version of the song is 11 minutes long. A seven-minute version of the song is also available.
The song is influenced by some African styles, most notably Juju music. If you are interested in finding out about this music form, King Sunny Ade is a good place to start.Read More »
Free Background Music 31: Dubtitution
Dubtitution is the 31st song in the Free Background Music series. The style can be considered a blend of electronica, chill-out, electronic pop., with the overall sound being inspired by dub music from the late seventies and early eighties.
Tempo: 95 bpm
Free Background Music 29: Ravenchanter
Ravenchanter is the 29th song in the Free Background Music Series. This is mainly an acoustic song (acoustic guitar, bass, piano, drums, percussion and woodwind instruments), and it has a hypnotic and mysterious mood.
Tempo: 90 bpm
Free Background Music 28 (Sonicidence) & Intro 25 (Sonicide)
Sonicidence is the 28th song in the free background music series. It mostly electronica, but contains elements of Rock. It was designed as movie trailer music. It has a soft and hypnotic opening, a thumping bass and drum middle section and crunching rock final section. There are two different versions (the last section features a slightly different mix and arrangement). The original version is in the Vimeo version. The second version has a more pulsating and lively bass line in the last section
Tempo: 120 bpm
Sonicide: Short Versions for Intros (20-36 seconds)
An excerpt from this song is also in the Free Short Instrumental Themes series. There are four different durations.
There are four different versions. The last part of the song (starting from where the drums come in) is the same in each version; the difference is in how much music there is before that. The version in the video is Medium version 2. The cymbal crash in each version comes four seconds before the end of the song.
- Long version – 36 seconds (there are eight measures before the drums come in)
- Medium version 1- 30 seconds (there are five measures before the drums come in)
- Medium version 2- 28 seconds (there are four measures before the drums come in; the cymbal crash at the end is at the 24-second mark)
- Short version – 20 seconds (the song starts with the drums)
Free Background Music 23: Chillvolution
Chillvolution is the 23rd song in my free background music series. The song, which makes use of a laid-back jazzy hip hop groove, is relaxing and is suitable use in a large variety of videos. The instruments were played on two different synths: a Korg M50 and a Korg Micro X, a lot of the drum and percussion parts, however, are from loops. It was recorded and mixed using Sonar Home Studio with some mastering work done in Magix Audio Cleaning Lab. The music is influenced by the songs of Money Mark.
Tempo: 90 bpm
Free Background Music 16: San
San is the 16th song in the Free Background Music series. It is relatively upbeat (but in a relaxed way) and melodic electro-pop instrumental in a minor key
Tempo: 112 bpm
Free Background Music 9: GIS
GIS is the 9th song in the Free Background Music series. It is in the electronica and chill-out genres and it features synthesizer, drums, percussion and bass. The drums and bass provide an upbeat rhythm, which contrasts with a wistful melody. The song was mainly played on a Korg M50 synthesizer.
Tempo: 109 bpm
Free Background Music 12: Dreams
Dreams is the most popular song in the Free Background Music series. The song was mainly composed on a Korg M50 synthesizer and is influenced by Indonesian gamelan music and minimalist music.
Tempo: 120 bpm
Free Background Music 1: SFX Chill
This is the first song in the Free Background Music series. This instrumental is almost minimalist in style. It is quite calm but with a beat. The instruments include piano, flute, English horn, Asian fiddle, drums and percussion.
Tempo: 109 bpm