Jan 17, 2011, 10:39

Once you are several hours into the process of creating a royalty-free production music track, it’s often difficult to see the forest for the trees. What’s the quickest and easiest way to see the forest? Here’s a great tool:

Create an extra audio track within the starter template you use for most of your music. Keep that track muted, but also set the volume fader to a relatively hot level.

Now download this audio file and import it into your track.


Here’s what it sounds like:

Scratch Voicover MP3

Hearing your track play underneath this full minute of a typical corporate voice over will not only serve as a great reference while mixing, but it will also serve as a great reference while actually composing the music. If the stock music you are creating is supporting what this nice woman is saying, rather than competing with it, you’re probably moving in the right direction.


Mike Bielenberg


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