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Lifeyo has made cool content management

Lifeyo has made a cool Content Management System / Website building tool that makes it easy and fun to make your own website and blog. Putting together the YouTube video that demonstrates their service, they came to Shockwave-Sound.com for royalty-free music. We really liked the video and thought we’d post it here too.

Notice that Shockwave-Sound.com’s music is not in a Content ID program at YouTube and therefore does not cause advertising for a competing brand to appear on Lifeyo’s YouTube video.

The music track used in this video is “Spirit” composed by Dan Gautreau. We felt the music worked really well in their video and thank Lifeyo for using our music. Two thumbs up from us!

Finding your picked tracks on a different computer

Finding your picked tracks on a different computer

We are occasionally asked how it’s possible to make a list of favorite tracks, and then find that list on a different computer. You may be browsing music from home and wish to make a list of bookmarked tracks that you would like to come back to when you’re in your office, to actually make the purchase from there.

As you may have noticed, our site does not have “user accounts” and does not require that you set up an account, or log into an account, before making a purchase. We have considered this several times, but we feel that a lot of customers like that about our site – that they can just come, browse, place an order. All without having to create a user account first.

However, not having any user accounts, we have no way of tracking a person from their home computer to their work computer. But there is still a way that you can create a list of favorite tracks from home, and then access that list from your work computer, by using Mozilla Firefox web browser.

[Click on the actual track title to be
taken to a page for that track specifically]

The Firefox browser has a feature called “Firefox Sync” which lets you create a Sync Account with Firefox, and all your bookmarks, log in information, saved passwords, etc. will be stored within that account. So you can have all your bookmarks and other such information shared between your computers. I’m using that feature myself and it’s really great. If I bookmark a page on my office PC, I can see that bookmark on my laptop when I’m traveling.

If you want to bookmark a specific music track, simply click on the track title. That will take you to a page that specifically displays only that one track. The URL for that page looks something like: www.shockwave-sound.com/track/xxxx (where the x’es represent the track ID number in our catalog). While viewing this page, you can Bookmark the page and easily find this track later. And if you’re using Firefox Sync feature, you can see that bookmark on all your synced computers. So when you start up Firefox on your work computer, you’ll see the track bookmarked there.

Royalty Free Music for Weather Channel / Weather Forecast

Royalty Free Music for Weather Channel / Weather Forecast

We’ve added a new “Suggested Production Type” to the music browsing
tools at Shockwave-Sound.com: “Weather Forecast”. Here we present music
that we feel goes well with TV Weather Forecasts; you know the type you
can see on CNN and other broadcasters where they just display the
weather in different parts of the world. Here are 74 music tracks highly
suited for this particular use. Enjoy. 🙂 . The below link is a bit
long, but you get the same result just by going to our main front page, clicking on
“Suggested Production Types” and then clicking on “Weather Forecast”.
http://www.shockwave-sound.com/newprop_track_list.php?prop_ref=43&type=production_genres&matching=ANY

New preview player with waveform display

New preview player with waveform display

We’ve designed and released a new and updated preview audio player here at Shockwave-Sound. The new player features a graphic waveform display so that you can see where the music gets louder and quieter. Useful if you need to plan the use of the music in your project, how it will match up with your scenes etc.

Remember that according to our music licensing terms, you are welcome to cut, chop, crop, fade, and stretch our music to fit your required cue-lengths. So with a bit of insight and knowledge, perhaps some reasonably good editing software, you can always make the music fit your cues and lengths (for example, getting that musical climax at exactly the right time on your movie timeline).

We hope you’ll enjoy this new and updated preview player – it’s just one of the many site upgrades and improvements we’ve done over the past 6 months or so.

Shockwave-Sound.com music making good in Aralon

Shockwave-Sound.com music making good in Aralon

From time to time we get whiff of a project where we think our music is part of something really pretty cool, so we want to brag about it a little bit. 🙂

Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD is a role playing game for the iPhone and iPad that looks and plays more like what we’ve got used to from the PC, X-Box, Mac and Playstation over the last few years. Developed by Crescent Moon Games, Aralon features HD graphics, lots of quests, character customization, mounts, dungeons and caves and pretty much everything you’ve come to expect from a good quality fantasy RPG. There’s a full inventory system, various fighting techniques and you can play as a Human, Elf or Troll.

Crescent Moon Games licensed royalty-free music from Shockwave-Sound.com including the fantasy / medieval style music track Fairy Winds composed by Bjorn Lynne and several others for this great iPad game. Check it out in the Apple App Store:  Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD