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Stock Music track: Strike! (C Schatz)

Military cue starts with snare drums and percussion with a transition to over-the-top orchestra; projecting the excitement and tension of war. Battle or military scenes work well here. Huge brass stabs accentuate the action. Brief pauses for exhibition and scene transitions. Big percussive hits drive the exhilaration.

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Track details

Track ID number: 11538
CD-collection containing this track: (None)
Genres: Film & Soundtrack: Urgent, Chase, Battle, Action underscores
Moods/Emotions: Angry / Aggressive / Fierce -- Strong / Confident / Tough -- Heroic / Patriotic / Valiant
Suggested Production Types: Action / Chase -- Military / War -- Sports / Motorsports
Prominent Instruments: Drums (Big, Epic or Marching) -- Full orchestra
Tempo feel: Fast -- Very fast
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 160
Artist: Curt Schatz
Composer: Curt Schatz (ASCAP)
Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
About the Artist
Curt Schatz Curt Schatz

Born and raised in Southern California, Curt's enthusiasm for music was encouraged at a very young age when his older brother gave him a guitar. He knew immediately that music was where he wanted to focus his energy. Soon, understanding of music theory became the primary point of that focus. Immersing himself in the study of theory and orchestration, Curt searched for an appropriate tutor and as luck would have it, met well-known Orange County jazz guitarist Eric Shultz. Eric instructed him on the finer points of theory, technique and orchestration.

In college, he enrolled in every recording and broadcast class and quickly learned the techniques and technology behind the production of high-quality recordings. Curt also formed a number of musical acts and performed at almost every club and music hall in Southern California.

When the "band-format" began to lose its luster, he focused on increasing his knowledge of music theory through years of concentrated study. He also began to record continuously. Determined to record solo, Curt has become proficient at many instruments. He has also focused for more than two decades on DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) technology.

Later, Curt went on to release music under the "CS Audio Project" moniker. Though mostly instrumental guitar-oriented material, he always felt the need to take the progressive genre much further. His objective was to do things differently by approaching 'absolute originality' as the focus. He began to include full orchestral elements into his writing after studying the Principles of Orchestration by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Throughout, the pursuit of original sounds and grand orchestration fueled the fire, which eventually led Curt to film and television music composition. His experience with music theory, technology and recording techniques come together to allow him to singularly record and deliver music which is either orchestral, symphonic, electronic or ambient; often a mixture of these many elements.