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Latest 60 Tracks


October 30, 2019 5:28:46 AM EDT 30
Music on the Move: A Short history of Mobile Listening

Long before technology provided us with a pocket sized phone where we can store thousands of our favourite tunes, listening to music on the go was often an unreliable and expensive pastime. In this article […]

July 28, 2019 3:54:36 AM EDT 28
Retro Synth Wave Vol 1 by Pawel Blaszczak

I’ve been a big synthesizer music fan from many, many years. It all started when I first heard Jean Michel Jarre album “Oxygene“. Then when I first heard the SID chip from Commodore 64 and tunes from Martin […]

October 19, 2018 3:18:49 AM EDT 19
Sound Oddities, part 1

TV Station’s Viewers Irate over Choice of Music and Sound Effects Scott Schaffer, of ABC’s  WNEP affiliate in PA. launches into the topic of sound effects during the segment “Talkback 16” in which the […]


Temp Tracks: A Movie’s Secret Score

In this article, I explain exactly what temp music is and the role it plays in everything from a low budget short films to a major Hollywood feature.

Sound Effects and the Fake Engine Roar

An in-depth look at artificial motor / engine roaring sounds (fake engine noises) installed in, or added to, some modern cars.

Hans Jenny and The Sound Matrix

Author Adam Johnson takes a detailed look at the mystery of the Hans Jenny Sound Matrix.


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My colleague Tom and I often wonder if you'd like to see how we use Shockwave-Sound music in our work. We're massive fans of your library, and have been using your service for years. On this occasion, we thought you definitely should see your music in action! Thanks for providing a great music library service, and we will continue to use Shockwave-Sound for as long as you are around (which, we hope, is forever!).

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