With the majority of the people in our office being musically inclined people, we thought that this would be the perfect opportunity for us to start exploring the possibilities of music production. We’ve found that a lot of licensed music consists of synth pads, guitar swells, and drum tracks, so we decided it was time to take a stab a making our own music. Having been in bands previously, there is no better time for us to explore the music production side of things.
We love sites like “The Music Bed” for doing the dirty work and providing solid artists. There is no doubt that they have great tracks on sites like The Music Bed or Audio Jungle. They remove the time sucking process of hunting down an artist and provide an easy way flow in finding that perfect track as a lot of the music on these sites is incredibly high quality. You definitely do pay for that quality however as licensed music tends to start at around $200 per track and depending on the job, can exceed $500. While cutting costs isn’t one of our main reasons for making our own tracks, it is an added perk. And who doesn’t like to save a little?
One thing we have the advantage of in this process is writing to track. In other words, we are able to write and add notes to the music that will accent and enhance our visual cuts. If the track is the wrong genre, tempo, or even the wrong key it can shift the entire feel of the edit that we’re working on. Need a crescendo there? Cool, let’s add it. Need to switch up the beat to match with a cut? Awesome, let’s do it. Although it will be interesting to add in a bit more creative work to the mix on each project, we’re excited to produce the exact sound and feel we’re looking for.
This is one of the bigger reasons why we’ve decided to start making our own music. Making our own tracks is a great way to tap into the creativity flow of all of our projects. We think it’ll help us dive a little deeper into each soot, and pull out the vibes and moods we’re going for with a little more ease, especially because we can hone in on exactly how we want the track to sound.
Keep Your Eyes Out
Keep your eyes out for some of our jams over the next few months and into the new year! We’re really looking forward to pushing ourselves to new creative levels as well as exploring the music scene a bit more.Thanks for reading and keeping up with us! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Vimeo.