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Pono825 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Does anyone know of any free music downloads for final cut pro x?

Or any good free royalty free music?


MacBook Pro
  • salty777 Level 3 Level 3 (540 points)

    You'll find plenty of sites if you google. Or there are some backing tracks with iLife files, which aren't bad. I haven't found much of any real use on the freebie sites.... why not get Garage Band and get creative??

  • fox_m Level 5 Level 5 (4,640 points)

    Free? Like, you don't have to pay anything for it? Plus a license to use it in any production? No such thing.

     

    If you read the fine print on the license for the "music beds" you get with Logic or the Garageband "Jam Packs" - you can't use those in their entirety commercially. If you have any compositional skill, the Loops are royalty free. It's not that difficult to put together a nice sounding piece. If you stay with the MIDI loops, you can customize the instrumentation so that they sound different from their original "state". You can also edit MIDI loops (add or remove notes, change pitches, lengths, etc.) to make them sound different than what others might use and give them a bit of your own originality.

     

    For buying production music: one of the best deals I've seen is from StockFootageForFree.com (or FootageFirm.com). They frequently offer "free" production music DVDs (about 14 or so pieces in 3 different formats each, including AIFF) for the price of shipping and handling (about $9/disk.) The music is not half bad... And this is how they state their license:

    LICENSE: The music comes with a 100% royalty free license that allows buyers to use the music in all types of productions, unlimited quantities, for worldwide distribution, forever. There are never any additional licensing fees.

     

    —HTH

  • Rob Thompson2 Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Check out dig.ccmixter.org it has some great music.

  • fox_m Level 5 Level 5 (4,640 points)

    Also: http://freepd.com. I guess there are some (other) people who believe in giving away stuff for free

  • somanna Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    Thanks for this reference. Went to that site and was I happy? There are innumerable songs available on that site. Is there a way to 'pre-hear' the music before one downloads them?

  • fox_m Level 5 Level 5 (4,640 points)

    I don't think there's any way to listen on site.

     

    Here's another resource (mostly classical works): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sound/list .  You can listen to these before downloading — most of them are okay. There's a lot of live recordings (people coughing, etc.), some are very old recordings coming into the public domain (100+ years) but most of them are decent. They're all ogg format and will need converting before loading into FCPX (or most Mac apps.) I recommend: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/mac

  • ShinerMac Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Pono825,

     

    I often will use tracks found on the Vimeo Music Store. Some are free, and the rest are priced in an affordable price range. This all of course depends on your budget, and your intended audience.

     

    Best of Luck!

     

    -ShinerMac

  • somanna Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    Thanks for your SOUND references given freely. You have truly given freely....

  • somanna Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    Never heard of a Vimeo music store before. Thanks for the information. May I ask what types of videos you are into? Shall look into what they have to offer for free.

  • somanna Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    Heard some of those music. I feel these clips may not be of immediate use to me. I have gone into the Vimeo music store and have found that the free music clips they offer under creative commons are suitable for my need.

     

    Thanks once more.

  • somanna Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    Thanks for your suggestion. I have heard and liked some of the free music clips they have to offer under creative commons license. I may be downloading a few of the songs from this site for my videos.

    Thanks.

  • ccardell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Try MusicRevolution.com https://www.musicrevolution.com , an innovative online marketplace for royalty-free production music with over 17,000 affordable, high-quality tracks. To mark the anniversary of our 2010 launch, MusicRevolution.com has created this page of royalty-free music tracks that are absolutely free to use: http://www.musicrevolution.com/free_production_music/ I am the co-founder.

  • somanna Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    Thank you Cardell [?] for your reply. Had listened to some of the tunes you have offered for free and really liked them.

     

    I have this feeling about free music: usually tunes that are not so appealing are offered so; but in your case, those that have been offered free themselves sound good!

     

    May your site be prosperous.

  • Connie El Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Smartsound.com has a huge variety of all types of Royalty Free music.  You can find out more about Smartsound custom length music, and even try it out for free at http://www.Smartsound.com

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