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Welcome to Shockwave-Sound - Stock Music & Sound Effects library

Shockwave-Sound.com was established 13 years ago as one of the pioneers of online royalty-free music, stock music / production music and downloadable sound effect library, here are just some of the things that make people come back to our site.

Only young, talented music producers - not the same old boring stock music sound!

Instant download, with delivery on CDROM as an optional extra.

Customers get royalty-free and open use of our music on YouTube. (More info) Simple, generous Production Music Licensing Terms.
New tracks and CD collections added every week! Large, professional Sound Effects library.
Need a lot of music? Bulk discount offers available on our CD collections.
The largest selection of Royalty-Free Classical Music anywhere on the web.
Large volume customers and high profile customers can download preview files without voiceover. Over 175,000 orders processed for more than 40,000 repeat customers.
Choice of MP3 or WAV format on all stock music tracks. Voice over service - we record your manuscript with our on-call professional voiceover talents.
Affiliate Program - make 10% on sales you refer to us, or use your own affiliate link to get 10% discount. Fast, friendly customer support incl. Toll-free telephone support.



 


Our latest 150 track additions:

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Our four latest Royalty Free CD collections:

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Music collection: Dance Beat Vol. 18: Club Anthems
$99.95
  Music collection: Ambient Americana, Vol. 2
$99.95
Music collection: Ambient Americana, Vol. 1
$99.95
Music collection: Planet Apocalypse, Vol. 5
$99.95
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These are only our latest four additions! To see all of our Royalty-Free Stock Music collection CD's, click here.

Important Info:

Stuff that we feel everyone needs to know about before using stock music in their productions.

Cue-sheets and public performance Copyrights in Public Domain music and Classical music

Articles & Guides:

Sound for Picture - Faking it: Tricks and tips to make your productions 'sound real'. Royalty-Free music in 24-bit: Why we are upgrading to High Definition music downloads Choosing music for a short film project - we look at some options and talk to some people. Observations of memorable themes - How can you as a composer write memorable tunes
Shockwave-Sound.com sister site for sound effects - 1Soundfx.com Creating Radio Ads with music & voice - tools of the trade
In-depth review of the Zoom H4 portable sound recorder from Samson Shockwave-Sound.com Affiliate Program - earn 10% by linking to us
Custom label CD: Use our tracks to produce music CD's to give away to your clients or contacts
Working with audio in Sony Vegas, Part 2: Adding FX, Mixing & Rendering Audio Files Working with audio in Sony Vegas, Part 1: Importing & Timestretching audio files How to use a set of music loops to build a longer music track What is Royalty-Free Music?
Cue The Music, Part 3 - Royalty Free music under the microscope Cue The Music, Part 2 - Five alternatives for music in your film or presentation when on a budget Cue The Music, Part 1 - How to use copyrighted music by famous artists in your media production Explanation of music rights terms (buyout music, production music, sync license...)
Royalties and performing rights How do I put music on my web site? Sennheiser PXC450 noise canceling headphones - review Suriving your first composing gig: How to handle your client when composing for games or film/TV
Create a "Lightbox" of your favorite Stock Music tracks using "track tagging" Orchestral MIDI arrangement: Creating a good orchestral MIDI mockup Virtual pianos: We take a look (and a very close listen) to virtual piano plug-in's Strengthen and intensify your 3D animations with stock sound effects and stock music
Ideas for Effectively Using Sibelius and Pro Tools 8: We look at ways of optimizing your composing workflow. Cleaning up noisy dialogue: Get rid of background noise and improve sound quality of voice recordings. Interactive Music in Videogames: We look at the options, the methods and the impact. Using Reverb to enhance your music production.
Tips and curiosities from computer games music, part 1. Tips and curiosities from computer games music, part 2. Do the work: Tips and strategies for music composers on how to get the job done. YouTube Safe Music, how to use and properly credit composer and publishers on YouTube
Using Sound Effects within music composition and production for increased overall effect. Mixing as part of the composing process - part 1 Mixing as part of the composing process - part 2 Writing music for video games: Things to keep in mind - part 1
Choosing music for your Documentary: Tips and guidance for your film soundtrack Choosing the right Classical music pieces for use in your project, part 1 Choosing the right Classical music pieces for use in your project, part 2 Writing music for video games: Things to keep in mind - part 2
Music Production hardware and software tips, part 1. Music Production hardware and software tips, part 2. Composing music for mobile phones / cellphones, Part 1 Composing music for mobile phones / cellphones, Part 2
Ideas for creating unique musical colours. Asset Management: Keep track of sound clips with metadata. Writing music for video games: Things to keep in mind - part 3 Writing music for video games: Things to keep in mind - part 4
Timeline of classical composers. Three ways to build up your own sound library Depth and Space in the Mix - part 1 Depth and Space in the Mix - part 2
Maximizing Composer Agreements for mutual benefit. The Cost of Music: Soundtrack options for Filmmakers        

Useful tools :

Online free WAV to MP3 converter. Convert WAV files to MP3 files right in your web browser. No downloading or installing. BPM Tempo Tap: Find the BPM tempo of a track by tapping along with its beat on your mouse or keyboard. Pitch change finder: Find out how much you need to pitch change a sample to make it fit a new BPM tempo. Loop BPM calculator: Find out the BPM of any loop if you know its length in number of samples or milliseconds.

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Physical address: Lynne Publishing AS, Floskjaerveien 15 A, 3290 Stavern, Norway

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