Shockwave-Sound Blog and Articles

Sound Design Founders of the Theatre

The Theatre's Contribution to Sound Design As with any human discipline or industry, sound design as a practice and art form developed collectively over time, spurred on by the contributions of many and the striking visions and passion of leaders in the field. Below...

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Order #222222 placed at Shockwave-Sound.com

It's always a bit of fun when you reach little milestones with your business, and we are happy to announce that a couple of days ago, order # 222222 was placed here at Shockwave-Sound.com. That's since we started our current order database in April of 2005. (We had...

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Gangster Flick, Vol. 1

Shockwave-Sound.com proudly presents the brand new collection of stock music: "GANGSTER FLICK, VOL. 1": An amazing collection of royalty-free music available for immediate licensing, download, and legal use in your own productions such as (but not limited to)...

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Hans Jenny and The Sound Matrix

Cymatics and the Sound Matrix Humans have long considered sound and music as mystical and magical, whether worshipped by the ancients and embedded in political and culture in ancient China, regarded as a portal to the infinite by Buddhists chanting OM, or modern day...

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Music of the Minor Modes

The prior post concerned the three major modes which are designated by their major 5ths. The minor modes are similarly designated by their minor 5ths. Each has a unique history and flavor, but they share the familiar minor darkness of emotion in common. From the...

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Notes and Emotions: The Major Modes

Music Modes Chart and Circle of Fifths by Endorpheus Musical modes are variations of musical scales by moving the tonic (the root note) up or down a number of degrees and beginning the scale from that new starting point, while retaining the same notes of the scale. As...

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Unintentionally best-kept secrets at Shockwave-Sound

Hi all, we would like to bring some attention to a couple of features / offers that we have here at Shockwave-Sound, but that are perhaps not being made visible enough: Bulk offers on downloadable CD-collections   Our pre-packaged, ready-made, downloadable album...

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Our latest stock music albums

Hi all, here is a quick recap of the 9 new ready-made collections - downloadable CD of royalty-free music / stock music that we have released over the past two months approximately. There are a lot of different styles of music here, something for just about all types...

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The Secret Power of Music: The Modern – Part II

Welcome to Part II of this blog discussion on David Tame's The Secret Power of Music. Part I explained Tame's main point of the initial part of his book. Namely, that music among the ancients, that philosophies that can be traced up to the present time, was considered...

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User Accounts now in use at Shockwave-Sound

Hi all. It's been a little over 18 years since Shockwave-Sound.com first came online and started offering royalty-free music, music loops for Flash, music for podcasts and other media, this was back in April of 2000. Through the years the site has gone through various...

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Sound and Sculpture: Sound and Architecture

Artists draw inspiration from everything. The entire world around them and the human relationships they have are all sources of experience that provide the meaning they need to express. One powerful source of expression for the visual art is sound and music, the topic...

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The Secret Power of Music: The Ancients – Part 1

The "The Secret Power of Music" by David Tame is a wide ranging work that covers the inherent power of music and its origins in the human story. For anyone who marvels at this phenomenon that we call "music," this is an excellent read. The book is a wide but deep...

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Our latest stock music albums

At Shockwave-Sound we are always working on new music, new recordings and new studio recordings. Here is a summary with a short description of our latest albums of royalty-free music and stock music available for immediate licensing. Reflections, Vol. 6:...

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The Marriage of Music and Nature

Sound is a natural phenomenon, and music is this natural phenomenon harnessed and morphed by human minds and hands: an evolution of sound based on the principles of physics. Below we explore various expressions of this relationship between music/sound and the natural...

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A summary of our latest stock music albums

With Christmas and New Year coming up once again, we hope that you are well, busy, and working on some new great projects. Here at Shockwave-Sound we have - as ever - been busy with developing new albums and tracks of Stock Music, now available for immediate licensing...

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Dmitri Belichenko – Special Artist Feature

For a good few years now, Dmitri Belichenko has been a regular contributor of new music released by our label, Shockwave-Sound / Lynne Publishing. His music tends to be electronic, but with orchestral elements and use of sound design as part of the compositions and...

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Round-up of latest CD collections of royalty-free music

Another month or so has passed since we last did a write-up of our latest collections of royalty-free music and stock music, so here's another little update from us. Among other new albums, we have a beautiful new album of royalty-free String Quartet performances of...

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Free sound effects pages back by popular demand

Back in the good old days, when our site Shockwave-Sound.com had the "old style" look and feel, and about half as much content as we have on the site now, we used to have a selection of "Free sound effects" pages. It wasn't really anything very fancy, just a bunch of...

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New royalty-free music round-up

We are always busy with music projects and we tend not to post a new blog post every time we release new stock music here at Shockwave-Sound because we'd be constantly posting blog posts. So here's a re-cap of our latest CD-collections of production music and...

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Special artist feature: Abbas Premjee

For the past few years, among the many different artists from all over the world who regularly supply music for publishing via Shockwave-Sound, Abbas Premjee has been one of the more prolific and active ones. He has composed many great tracks of stock music for...

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New Stock Music highlights for September 2017

We hope you're well and that you're working on some great projects. Here at Shockwave-Sound we have - as ever - been busy with developing new albums and tracks of Stock Music, now available for immediate licensing and download. Action Thriller, Vol. 8:...

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Royalty-Free Christmas Carols Choir

Anybody who's been working in media production for a while, whether it be TV commercials, corporate presentations, videos, greeting cards or what ever the platform, will know the feeling of working on a Christmas project in high summer. It feels a little odd, but...

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August 2017 new royalty-free music selections

It's been almost two months since the last time we sent out one of these newsletters, but that doesn't mean that we've been lazy. 🙂 Okay, we took a couple of weeks of summer chill-out, but for the most part, we have been working on our music catalogue, in order to...

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Harnessing the Power of Sound: Behavior and Invention

Sound is a force of nature that has its own special and unique properties. It can used artistically to create music and soundscapes and is a vital part of human and animal communication, allowing us to develop language and literature, avoid danger, and express...

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Google Close Captions Sound Effects

Google, ever the inventors of new technology and the owners of YouTube.com, have broadened their work into the area of sound effects, specifically through the audio captioning on their YouTube network. Traditionally "closed captions," which provide text on the screen...

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