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Penny's Geek
May 17, 2009, 01:02 PM
I need some recommendations for background music for a video I'm putting together for a small company my wife is consulting for. It would need to be royalty free. I know there are a few sites out there but I'm interested in what the other Mac Geeks here would suggest. I've tried using GarageBand but haven't quite got the hang of it yet.

BTW, the video will be short, just under two minutes.

Thanks



Dr.Pants
May 17, 2009, 02:48 PM
I'm not particularly knowledgeable on the subject, but I've used Garageband before for some filler music as well. The only thing I got in trouble with was the audio quality of my speakers at the time: they were tinny, and when I was finding a good audio level for the track, I was actually making some of my loops really quiet.

I know that there are some sites which have music that you can buy and then distribute; you pay a little fee and then you use the track in anything you make henceforth, but they're pricey - last time I checked, around $10/track.

DaReal_Dionysus
May 17, 2009, 04:38 PM
I use extrememusic.com for scoring and tunes. They rock but it can be a bit pricing.

jammiefreerider
May 17, 2009, 05:20 PM
I use Podshow (http://music.podshow.com/). Its quite a mission to browse through it but you do come upon some suprosing music. I have found music by James Brown, Death Cab for Cutie and Alice Cooper all free or 1.

pkoch1
May 18, 2009, 10:38 AM
I need some recommendations for background music for a video I'm putting together for a small company my wife is consulting for. It would need to be royalty free. I know there are a few sites out there but I'm interested in what the other Mac Geeks here would suggest. I've tried using GarageBand but haven't quite got the hang of it yet.

BTW, the video will be short, just under two minutes.

Thanks

You could always hire a composer ;). For two minutes of music, i doubt it would cost too much money. Especially for corporate videos, original music is a great thing.

slu
May 18, 2009, 10:57 AM
Using the royalty free music in GarageBand really is the cheapest and easiest option. It is not that difficult.

There are tons of tutorials out there like this one: http://www.ehow.com/video_4445665_scoring-movie-garage-band.html

treehorn
May 19, 2009, 09:10 PM
I've used Beat Suite quite a bit. Like the fact you can browse by styles and download a full-lengthed demo (that says "preview" randomly) so you can see how it works with your clips (and show to client before buying)

http://www.beatsuite.com/sounds/bsengine/advsearch.php?advgo=1&sortby=date

Penny's Geek
May 20, 2009, 04:17 PM
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I guess I really need to learn how to use GarageBand and use it to make the background music. Don't really want to have to buy any cd's to do this with. Something simple will do without going to that expense.

Mac on!