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Eric_Matyas 06-01-2016 08:22 AM

Free music and sound FX for video?
 
Hi everyone,

I've created over 900 tracks of music and sound effects that you are welcome to freely use in your projects. It's all original...all my own work. All I ask is to be attributed as detailed on my homepage:

http://soundimage.org/

I sincerely hope some of my tracks are helpful. Any and all feedback is welcome and always much appreciated.

All the best,
Eric

Eric_Matyas 07-14-2016 01:08 PM

Hi everyone, this week's new free tracks are:

7/14
7/18
7/26
This week's new free tracks are looping versions of some of my early fantasy and sci-fi tracks:
7/31
"Sewer Monsters on the Move" on my Funny 3 Page http://soundimage.org/funny-3/ 8/8
I have some new free looping tracks for you. I hope they are helpful. You'll find them directly under their non-looping versions:
Have a great week!
Eric

lordsmurf 08-14-2016 03:58 PM

I keep monitoring this thread. Right now, it's viewed as helpful to the community, not spam. :)

Eric_Matyas 08-16-2016 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lordsmurf (Post 45283)
I keep monitoring this thread. Right now, it's viewed as helpful to the community, not spam. :)

Thanks, I sincerely hope that my work is useful to the community. :)


8/16
This week is a mixed bag. First off, I made looping versions of a some of the tracks on my Events/Travel page...I think these new looping pieces could sound very nice in games.
  • "Puddle Jumping_Looping", "Magical Getraway_Looping", "Mystical Journey_Looping" http://soundimage.org/events/
  • Here's a short intro piece that might be nice in a deep space game of some kind...or a video:
  • "Space Game Intro" on my Sci-Fi 5 Page http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/
  • And a silly piece that might work in a crazy game or app: "Monkey Races" http://soundimage.org/funny-3/
  • Next up, we have some sound FX on my Sci-Fi Ambience Page, starting with another slimy sounding Alien swamp piece. As I say on my site, if Kirk tells you he's been to this place, he's full of crap. "Alien Swamp 2", "Alien Atmosphere" (Looping and non-looping), "Dystopic City Drone", "Dystopic City Echo" http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi-amb/
  • Just for kicks, we have: "Creepy Percussion 11" http://soundimage.org/sfx-creepy/
  • And lastly, we have a force field sound effect. In retrospect, maybe I should have named it "Energy Field" instead, but oh well. "Force Field" on my Snd FX -Sci-Fi Page http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi/
8/31
My newest free tracks all live on my brand new SFX - Urban Ambience Page.
9/6
9/13
This week's new free tracks are all on my Funny/Quirky/Weird page.
  • "Invasion of the Giant Disco Ants"_Looping, "Disco Ants Go Clubbin’"_Looping, "Cheesy Science"_Looping, "Warped Alien Band"_Looping, "Cranky Monster"_Looping, http://soundimage.org/funnyquirky/
9/27
As always, let me know if they are helpful! [x2x]

Eric

Winsordawson 10-10-2016 09:49 PM

Since you said you wanted feedback....your sound effects are great and should be very useful!

In terms of attribution, you request that your attribution must appear in the videos themselves--not just listing it in the info section. How would someone discover a video using your sound effects (which presumably is the purpose of the attribution) if the attribution appeared in the video and not the info section? If the video airs on a widely-viewed but limited content source like TV, I can see its effect. But on a medium of endless content with views widely dispersed and quite skewed (like YouTube), I would think most people would find your material via a search engine. No?

lordsmurf 10-11-2016 12:18 AM

I've merged and condensed past posts.

"Info section"? :question: You mean the credits? That's where everybody is going to post... well... credits!

But yes, I agree, these will be found by search engines. And by users on other sites -- authority sites like this one. It's one reason he's being allowed to post here. We're not viewing it as spam.

Also, this site has 30k+ members. Only Site Staff is privy to the details, but we have some interesting domains in the registrations. There are video pros of all genres, from indy to studios, that visit here. Some never post, but merely peruse for advice and to keep current on some of the analog techniques discussed in posts here. We can see the login/read activity. You can never tell who may see this stuff, and like it!

Winsordawson 10-11-2016 02:23 AM

Yes for advice....like for the question I was about to post! :o I also only learned of his site from here. By the way, which day of week is usually the most active?

Quote:

Originally Posted by lordsmurf (Post 45961)

"Info section"? :question: You mean the credits? That's where everybody is going to post... well... credits!

By 'info section' I meant the video description area of a YouTube video. I was referring to the attribution policy found on his website

Quote:

IMPORTANT: You must properly attribute me in order to use my music legally:
You must attribute me in the actual video or game…not merely on the Youtube or game info page.
and how it would help if someone uses his video and cites his work within it, but not in the video text description area.

admin 10-17-2016 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Winsordawson (Post 45968)
By the way, which day of week is usually the most active?

Monday = most
Tues/Wed/Thurs = next most
Fri/Sat = next
Sun = last

Quote:

and how it would help if someone uses his video and cites his work within it, but not in the video text description area.
Word-of-mouth. But not SEO.

Winsordawson 10-18-2016 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by admin (Post 46095)
Monday = most
Tues/Wed/Thurs = next most
Fri/Sat = next
Sun = last

Interesting. I would think people would be less busy on the weekend, but then again they are probably not sitting around at home....

lordsmurf 10-18-2016 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Winsordawson (Post 46109)
Interesting. I would think people would be less busy on the weekend, but then again they are probably not sitting around at home....

The video/photo/web pros are not at work on weekends. :wink2:
And start of a new week, start of a new project.

Eric_Matyas 01-17-2017 05:13 AM

Was busy shooting a new film this past week, but I did manage to get some new tracks done for everyone. They are on my Fantasy 6 and 7 pages:
Enjoy!

Eric_Matyas 01-22-2017 10:10 PM

I want to send out a great big heartfelt thank you to everyone who has personally reached out to me about my film "Then Mediative Coast." I'm glad that you're enjoying it and hope that it helps to lower your blood pressure in these stressful times that we live in. Please feel free to share the film with anyone who might find it helpful. In that spirit, here are this week's new free tracks:
  • "Still of Morning"_Looping, "Thumbing Across Alaska"_Looping, on my Quiet/Peaceful/Mellow page.
  • "Serenity in the Sky"_Looping, "Tranquility at 30,000 Feet"_Looping, "Where the River Begins"_Looping on my Quiet 2 page.
Have a good week,
Eric

Eric_Matyas 01-31-2017 11:42 PM

This week’s new free tracks are on my Nature/Science page:


"Distant Mountains"_Looping

"Hidden Pond"_Looping

"Fuji"_Looping

"Random Processes"_Looping

"Deep Peace"_Looping

“Life in a Drop”_Looping

“Droplet of Life”_Looping


http://soundimage.org/naturescience/



Have a good week,


Eric

Eric_Matyas 02-07-2017 07:11 PM

Hey Everyone,

I had a busy week shooting images, but I did manage to get some new tracks done:

"STRANGE NATURE"_Looping – Bizarre creatures are everywhere…if you look.

http://soundimage.org/naturescience/


"HYPNOTIC ORIENT"_Looping – I’d love to hear this in a travel video.

"EXOTIC DREAMING"_Looping – of faraway places. (I've been doing a lot of that lately.)

"EXOTIC CRUISING"_Looping – might be nice in a travel or vacation video. (Anyone want to treat me to a cruise? Haha.)

http://soundimage.org/events/


Awe, come on...I could really use a cruise! ;-)

Eric_Matyas 02-12-2017 11:05 PM

Well, it was another busy week, but I guess that's a good thing...keeping busy keeps me out of trouble...usually... ;-) Anyhow, I managed to get these done:

"RIVER IN TROUBLE"_Looping – Thinking about the Colorado River in the American south west.
"ALASKAN MOONRISE"_Looping – Could work in a nature documentary or perhaps something else.
"FLURRIES"_Looping – That chill in the air tells you the first snow fall of winter is on its way.

http://soundimage.org/naturescience-2/

"PELICAN BAY TIKI PARTY"_Looping – A fun tropical piece.

http://soundimage.org/positive-upbeat/

"SCULPTURE GARDEN"_Looping – A string piece with the suggestion of gently bubbling fountains. Might be nice for a classy outdoor event.

http://soundimage.org/classical-sounding/

I also created a new page of sky images...mostly taken around sunset...for anyone who's interested...(TXR - SKIES) I hope some of them are helpful. :-)

Have a good week!

Eric_Matyas 02-22-2017 07:52 AM

Here are this week's new free tracks:

On my Quiet 2 Page, we have:

"Desert After Rain"_Looping

"Vast Places"_Looping

"Autumn Leaves"_Looping

On my Upbeat Page, we have:

"Calmer Times"_Looping

And on my Sci-Fi 5 page, we have:

"More Introspective Machines"_Looping

Enjoy!
http://soundimage.org/

Eric_Matyas 02-28-2017 04:07 AM

Hi everyone,

It's a little hard to believe, but Soundimage turned 3 years old this month, so I wanted to send out a big thank you to everyone who has been so positive and encouraging from the start. Creating original music is a lot of work, but it's thrilling to hear my tracks in your games, apps, videos and emerging art forms like interactive novels. I feel like part of me is in your work, and it's incredibly satisfying to be able to help you make your visions into realities.

Thank you!

In a few more weeks, I should have seamless looping versions done of nearly every track on the site. That said, this week's new free tracks are from my sci-fi pages. They are:

"Retro Sci-Fi Planet"_Looping

"Night Winds"_Looping

"Eerie Cyber World"_Looping

"Dizzybot"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/sci-fi/

"Dystopic Technology"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-2/

I hope some of them are helpful!

Eric

Eric_Matyas 03-08-2017 07:40 AM

Hi everyone,

This week's new free tracks are from my sci-fi and horror pages. They are:

"Sewer Monsters"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-2/

"Closing In 2"_Looping

"Night Stalker"_Looping

"Disturbed Soundscape"_Looping

"Lurking in the Shadows"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/horrorsurreal/

I've also been getting emails asking if my tracks are free to use in commercial projects. The answer is yes (with proper attribution.) Please see my homepage for attribution information. :-)

Eric

Eric_Matyas 03-15-2017 09:56 PM

Hey everyone,

I just opened a new sound effects page:

http://soundimage.org/sfx-household/

Also, if anyone is into video game development (or knows someone who is) I've also opened a chiptunes page and uploaded a bunch of tracks to get it started.

http://soundimage.org/chiptunes/

Have a great week!

Eric_Matyas 03-20-2017 06:09 AM

Hi everyone,

Here are this week's new free tracks:

"Strange Zone"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/horrorsurreal/

"Alien Vistas"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

"Murder in the Outer Colonies"_Looping

"Faltering Circuits"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-4/

And don't forget to check out my new Chiptunes page if you haven't already. :-)

http://soundimage.org/chiptunes/


Have a great week!

Eric_Matyas 03-28-2017 06:14 AM

Hi everyone,

This week's new free tracks are:

"Cyber Dystopia"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

"Sewer Creepers"_Looping

"Grunge Bot"_Looping

"Breakdown"_Looping

"Countdown"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-4/

I get emails every once in a while from folks who seem to be having a bit of trouble navigating the site. Here are some things to keep in mind that should hopefully help:

1. The titles of the pages in the tan box under the header image are actually links to the various pages. Hover over them to highlight them (a box appears around them) and then click.

2. I think sometimes people are fooled when they click on one of the page links, like for example "Fantasy 3" and nothing seems to happen. But if you look closer, you'll see that the title of the link you clicked on actually turns to bold indicating that you are now on that particular page. Simply scroll down to see the contents of that page.

3. Since all of the page links appear at the top of every page, it's easy to think that you haven't been taken anywhere after clicking on one of them. Again, notice that the title of the link you clicked on has now turned bold...and you have to scroll down to see the page contents.

Anyhow, I hope that's helpful! :-)

Eric_Matyas 04-04-2017 10:56 PM

It's been a very hectic week, but I did manage to upload some new tracks:

"The Old Parolee"_Looping

"Autumn of Life"_Looping

"Drama in the Caribbean"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/drama-2/

I hope everyone's having a calmer, less stressful week than I am. :-)

Eric_Matyas 04-10-2017 09:48 AM

Hi everyone,

Things have finally calmed down a bit...pfew! ...In that spirit here's:

"Gulf Breeze"_Looping
http://soundimage.org/positive-upbeat/

The rest of this week's new free tracks are from my Technology Page...I think some of them might work in sci-fi themed projects. They are:

"Intriguing Future"_Looping

"Future Business"_Looping

"Future Grid"_Looping

"Switch On"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/techno/

Enjoy your week! :-)

Eric_Matyas 04-16-2017 08:31 PM

Hi everyone,

Now that looping versions of most of my tracks are done, I'm back to creating brand new music and soundscapes. Got a new synth, too, so lots of new sounds are on their way. Here are some for starters:

"Sky Runner" (standard and looping)
"Cyber Teen"
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

"It's Always Sunny in the 80's"
"It's Raining Pixels"
"The Ice Cream Man"
http://soundimage.org/chiptunes/

"After the Invasion"
http://soundimage.org/horrorsurreal/

"From the Sand to the Stars"
http://soundimage.org/techno/

I hope some of them are useful! :-)

Eric_Matyas 04-24-2017 12:54 PM

More brand new free tracks are ready for everyone...

"REACHING ALTITUDE" – I would love to hear this in a drone video…(I’m a huge fan.) But it might work in a travel video as well.
http://soundimage.org/events/

"THE ASTRONOMY CLUB" – Somehow these kids always seemed to have a lovable goofiness about them. I was never in the astronomy club, but probably should have been…I love all things having to do with space (and certainly qualified as far as the goofy factor was concerned!)
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/

"GRUNGE STREET GAME" – (Looping) Might work under a fighting level.
http://soundimage.org/action/

"MIDNIGHT WANDERER" – Through the cold concrete jungle.
http://soundimage.org/city-urban-2/

"A CITY FOR ALL MANKIND" – Perhaps one day people will finally learn to get along.
http://soundimage.org/positive-upbeat/

Have a great week! :-)

Eric_Matyas 05-03-2017 06:58 AM

I've been super busy creating custom tracks for clients, but I did mange to get a few new tracks done for everyone:

"Defending Their City"
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

"Serenity Before Fuji"
http://soundimage.org/events-travel-2/

"Pixel Drama"
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

"Arrival"
http://soundimage.org/dark-ominous/

"At the Bottom of Europa"
http://soundimage.org/naturescience-2/

I hope everyone's having a good week! :-)

Eric_Matyas 05-09-2017 06:31 AM

Here are this week's new free tracks:

On the Action Page, we have:
"Nighttime Escape"
"Car Theft 101"
http://soundimage.org/action/

On my Funny 3 page, we have:
"Baboons with Balloons"
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/

And on the Looping Music Page, we have:
"Puzzle Dreams"
"Puzzle Dreams 2"
"Puzzle Dreams 3"
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

Daily updates of new tracks are here:
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org/

I hope some of them are useful! :-)

Eric_Matyas 05-17-2017 08:33 AM

Hi everyone,

Lots of new music for you:

On the Sci-Fi 5 page, we have:
"Monsters on Board"
"Monsters on Board 2"
"Monsters on Board 3"
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

On the Events/Travel 2 page, we have a new track intended for drone pilots, but it might work in a travel video as well:
"Cruising at Altitude"
http://soundimage.org/events-travel-2/

For those of you needing puzzle game music, I started a new page of just that so all my puzzle music is in one place now (instead of scattered around.) So we have these new tracks:
"Hypnotic Puzzle"
"Hypnotic Puzzle 2"
"Hypnotic Puzzle 3"
"Hypnotic Puzzle 4"
http://soundimage.org/puzzle-music/

And finally, a couple of new looping tracks on my Action page:
"Quirky Action"
"Quirky Action 2"
http://soundimage.org/action/

Remember, daily updates of new tracks are here:
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org/

Have a good week! :-)

Eric_Matyas 05-24-2017 07:04 AM

Here are this week's new free tracks:

"Flying Over Ancient Lands"
http://soundimage.org/events-travel-2/

"High Altitude Bliss"
http://soundimage.org/quiet-2/

"Dreamy Fantasy Game Menu"
http://soundimage.org/fantasy-7/

"More Crazy Races"
http://soundimage.org/action/

"Funky Chiptune"
http://soundimage.org/chiptunes/


I hope some of them are useful. :-)

Eric_Matyas 06-01-2017 02:52 PM

For some reason my Facebook page for Soundimage won't let me post my daily updates (or anything else) so I've started a personal Facebook page. Here's the link:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017638394276

Have a good weekend! :-)

Eric_Matyas 06-06-2017 06:32 AM

Hi everyone,

It's proving to be another very busy week, but I've managed to get a few new free tracks done for you:

"The Giant Gates Open"
http://soundimage.org/ancient/

"The March of the Broken Robots"
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

"Cat Mischief"
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/

And please don't forget about my new Facebook page where I post daily updates:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017638394276


Have a good week! :-)

Eric_Matyas 06-12-2017 05:56 PM

Big update this week...lots of new tracks to share...woo hoo!

For my drone pilot friends, we have a new track on the Events/Travel 2 page:
"Dreaming of Thermals"
http://soundimage.org/events-travel-2/

On the City/Urban 2 page, we have:
"The Street Musician"
http://soundimage.org/city-urban-2/

I've had some requests for more rock guitar action tracks, so on the Action 2 page, we have:
"Guitar Mayhem" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/action-2/

On the Sci-Fi 5 page, we have:
"Drifting Off"
"Sky Elevator" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

On my Fantasy 7 page, we have:
"Far Away Places Call"
"Enchanted Forest Open" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/fantasy-7/

For puzzle game makers, I've added:
"Mind Bender" (Looping)
"Sky Puzzle"(Looping)
http://soundimage.org/puzzle-music/

Two new tracks on my Funny 3 page:

If anyone is doing a mad scientist piece, this one might come in handy:
"Sneaking Around Doctor Weird's Laboratory" (Looping)

and for a crazy racing or action game, we have:
"Wacky Water Balloon Waces" (Looping) ...sounds like something Elmer Fudd would say...lol.
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/


I hope some of them are helpful! :-)

Eric_Matyas 06-20-2017 09:39 AM

I guess this is "guitar mayhem week"...(well, mostly)...lol.

Anyhow, these new tracks on my Action 2 page might work in drone racing videos, extreme sports videos or maybe gritty action-oriented games:

"Guitar Mayhem2 " (Looping)
"Guitar Mayhem3 " (Looping)
"Guitar Mayhem4 " (Looping)
"Guitar Mayhem5 " (Looping)
"Guitar Mayhem6 " (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/action-2/

I did also manage to get one fantasy track done...it's on my Fantasy 7 page:

"Mystical Places" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/fantasy-7/

Have a good week! :-)

Eric_Matyas 06-28-2017 02:04 PM

Hi everyone,

Here are this week's new free tracks:

On the Action 2 page, we have:
"Wild West Coast Racing" (Looping)
"Mech Street Fighters" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/action-2/

On the Chiptunes page, we have:
"Bonkers for Arcades" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/chiptunes/

For my drone pilot friends, on the Events/Travel 2 Page:
"Night Flight"
http://soundimage.org/events-travel-2/

And on the Funny 3 page, we have:
"Gum Ball Factory" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/


I hope some of them are useful!

Eric_Matyas 07-02-2017 10:30 PM

More new free tracks for everyone:

On the Action 2 page, we have:
"Guitar Mayhem 7" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/action-2/

Another one for drone videos on the Events/Travel 2 Page:
"Flying Over Lost Worlds"
http://soundimage.org/events-travel-2/

On the Funny 3 page, we have:
"The Sewer Rat Puzzle Game" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/

On the Dark/Ominous Page, we have:
"The Rise of the Mech Beings" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/dark-ominous/

And on the Sci-Fi 5 Page,
"Fourth Sector"
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/


Have a good week!

BarryTheCrab 07-03-2017 08:56 AM

Hi Eric! I just joined here (finally) and was very pleased to see you, you certainly get around!

Eric_Matyas 07-03-2017 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarryTheCrab (Post 50012)
Hi Eric! I just joined here (finally) and was very pleased to see you, you certainly get around!

Hey Barry, good to see you, too. Hope all is well! :D

Eric_Matyas 07-10-2017 06:26 PM

Here are this week's new free tracks:

On the Events/Travel 2 page, we have:
"Skyward Bound"
http://soundimage.org/events-travel-2/

Two new tracks on the Sci-Fi 5 page:
"70's Moon Base" (looping)
"Robo Zombies" (looping)
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

And on the Chiptunes page:
"Arcade Puzzler" (Looping)
"Arcade Puzzler_v001" (Looping)
http://soundimage.org/chiptunes/


Have a good week!

Eric_Matyas 07-18-2017 01:35 PM

Hi everyone,

I've been super busy with film projects, but I did manage to create a few new free tracks for everyone. They are on my Action 2 page:

"Captain Bad Ass" (looping)
"Captain Bad Ass 2" (looping)
"Captain Bad Ass 3" (looping)
http://soundimage.org/action-2/

These might be fun in some kind of gritty action game or story. Mix and match them. Edit as needed. Be a bad ass! ;-)

Have a great week!

Eric_Matyas 07-26-2017 02:42 PM

Well, it's been another very hectic week, but I managed to get a few more tracks done.

Where I live, the summers are very long (and hot) and I see the stores already putting out the Halloween stuff. I think everyone around here is really over summer and just wishes fall were here. So, in the spirit of fall (well, really of Halloween) I've created:

"Trancyvania_v001" (looping)
"Trancyvania_v002" (looping)
"Trancyvania_v003" (looping)
"Trancyvania_v004" (looping)
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/

I'd love to hear these in a video or game.

Enjoy!


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