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1:05, 0:30, 0:30, 2:40
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This track is a mix of styles including Enigma style flute melody, chill out atmosphere with exciting break beats, and natural wildlife sounds. If you need background music for sleep, relaxation, business, meditation, healing, spa, massage, or yoga – this is a great choice for you! Enjoy!
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This is an epic and motivational cinematic track perfect for trailers, films, motivational videos, inspirational videos, video games and more.
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This ethereal graceful hybrid orchestral track with lush strings, horns and synthesizer moods can add an extra sense of wonder and awe to your project. Great for games, documentaries, time-lapse, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman. A magical, majestic trip though time.
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Optimistic and playful sweet country blues music in old times or childish atmosphere. Featuring quirky guitar strums, hopeful whistle, claps, and stomps, lap steel guitar and accordion. Positive, fun time and playful retro music for nostalgic happiness, American joy, and general feelgood video production.
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Inspirational, uplifting and motivating corporate music with a positive and relaxed atmosphere. Featuring soft synth arpeggio, electric and acoustic guitars harmonics, mellow drums. Orchestral string section comes in later to bring the listener a warm and emotional feel. The music is clean and minimal and easily could be used in business, commercial or promotional video and presentation.
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This epic, interstellar, thunderous orchestral track builds to a huge, dramatic climax with rousing strings, horns and deep, dark synthesizer moods to add an extra sense of magic and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer. A wondrous, majestic trip though time and space. INSTRUMENTS: Drums, Guitars, Strings, Brass and Synths. SIMILAR TO: Hans Zimmer, Thomas Bergersen, Trevor Morris, Steve Jablonsky, Harry Gregson Williams, Two Steps From Hell, James Newton Howard, Brian Tyler, James Horner, John Powell, Michael Giacchino and Harry Gregson Williams.
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A beautiful, heartfelt and bittersweet orchestral piece. Perfecting for creating an emotional and sensitive mood.
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An atmospheric new-age ambiance with soft atmospheres pads fills out the arrangement. Spacey, Dreamy, flowing, positive with Healing and meditation mood. This beautiful track has a pastoral and great for underwater, nature, reiki, space videos and yoga.
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Oppressive music, with slowly building cinematic tension that gives a sensation of increasing menace and inevitable fatal end. Performed by orchestra and choir. Perfect for psychological thrillers, crime dramas, war documentaries with the main theme about assassinations, victims, terror and horror.
1:56, 0:31, 0:35
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This is a beautiful mysterious uplifting music loop with trance notes and tender dreamy bells solo.This track can be used as a music background for websites, games, and movies, business projects, corporate videos, presentations, slideshows, documentary scientific films, telecasts, podcasts, video about nature, space, etc.
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An emotional, minimal cinematic acoustic piano track accompanied by light flautando strings and synths. Conveys an atmosphere of thoughtfulness and contemplation.
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Epic, powerful and climactic cinematic trailer music, with soaring horns, lush strings, hybrid synth sounds, FX and deep bass shaking percussion. An atmospheric start slowly builds in dramatic tension to an awesome finale. Great for trailers, games, documentaries and presentations. Influences of Hans Zimmer and Brian Tyler.
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A mysterious, strange and spooky music box featured track. Perfect for horror films and mysterious thrillers, paranormal activity, ghosts, Halloween background music, and any project needing a haunting feel.
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A dramatic, action-packed, epic adventure track with driving drums, electric guitar, and orchestra. Great for sports events, challenges, trailers, games, promos, podcasts, and projects that need an energetic, cinematic soundtrack.
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An inspirational and positive track featuring piano, strings, glockenspiel and electric guitars. Perfect for professional and business presentations and videos, commercials and documentaries.
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A little sad melody beautiful combination of piano and flute and bass in the background. Suitable for documentaries, music for love stories, romantic videos and sweet, nostalgic mood.
0:47, 1:00, 2:35
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Inspirational, motivating and emotional music track featuring acoustic guitar, piano, atmospheric pads, percussion, bass and drums. Dreamy, hopeful and uplifting feel of this piece creates the mood for achievement and accomplishment. Great for films, TV, commercials, advertising, product promo videos, presentations and much more. The motivating vibe of this track will drive you towards success.
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Chill out music great for meditation, yoga, wellness, relaxation, documentaries. Great for slide shows about adventure and travel, discovery channel, any broadcast about the animal planet. Pads, Horns, Piano, Flute, ethereal and dream-like.
1:55, 0:59, 0:00
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Pianos, synths and percussion combine for moody, the melancholic arrangement suggested underscoring dramatic film sequences, images depicting emotional discovery and heartfelt narration. Also for mystical, otherworldly film scenes. Key of A minor, 116 bpm
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This rousing, beautiful orchestral track with strings, horns, guitars and synthesizers. Conveys a sense of breathtaking magic and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer.
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Setting the Scene - Soundtracks that are Quirky & Cool. Awesome, subterranean vibe, Ideal for Industrial videos. This soundtrack can be mixed/mastered to your specific requirements - Just Ask.
1:46, 3:40
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Epic dark soundscape of emptiness and loneliness. Works fantastic in computer games, documentaries, apocalyptic videos. There are some distant “voices of fallen” vocal samples.
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A light acoustic instrumental background track with an uplifting motivational character. Perfect for TV nature documentaries, nature product advertising or simply as a great background for slide shows, presentations or holiday video footage.
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This is an inspiring and reflective piano piece. Perfect for commercials, corporate videos and inspirational videos.
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An atmospheric, ethereal track that blends a piano and lush orchestral elements with otherworldly synth sounds, with an uplifting, haunting vibe that conveys a sense of magic and awe. Great for time-lapse, documentaries, space, time and nature projects.
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A strange, dark and bizarre ambient soundscape, being derived from custom created and sculpted samples.
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Smooth and gentle, featuring touching clean guitar, light strings and atmospheric textures that create a tender and uplifting mood. Perfect for drones footage , nature & travels videos.
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A deep, spacious hybrid string and thoughtful piano piece create a meditative, serene atmosphere. Suits well for projects needing tranquil soundscape, flashbacks, timelapse, documentaries, reflection, feeling of loss.
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This downtempo music combines an ethereal style with magical energy. The hypnotic plucky synth melodies dance while the punchy bass and drums add the groove.
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Bright, positive, confident, motivating, inspiring and uplifting minimal tech corporate music. Good for inspirational videos, media projects, corporate, life and travel, motivational startup video production, websites.
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Cool and straight pop track with groove. On a base of electric guitars additional synth elements build up slowly increasing suspense. Perfect as background for movies, documentaries, tech videos and many more.
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This is a very romantic and melodious, calm, easy listening music track with tender acoustic piano solo, acoustic guitar, sounds of the sea and somnolent drums. It can be used as a music background for websites, family movies, photo slideshows, films, presentations, youtube video, etc.
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Dramatic and inspirational starts slowly with strings and piano and builds up to a powerful entrance. Perfect for advertising, commercials, slideshows and promotional videos.
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A peaceful but also Epis World Music instrumental with typical eastern sounds. It can fit perfectly with documentaries or footages about Asian countries. It can also fit very well with travel videos (Tibet, China, Thailand, Vietnam) and adventure videos as well. It has a sort of Buddha Bar feeling. Percussions, Vocals, Flute, Baglama, Zither, Bass.
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A slow and atmospheric pop rock track with a western twist. Featuring bass, ethereal female voice and a strange whistle flute sound. This is underpinned by a chugging, light drumloop.
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This is an inspirational and motivational corporate track. Perfect for commercials, advertisements, motivational and inspirational corporate videos.
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A dark, strange cinematic soundscape with a deep, questioning mood and a repetitive percussive rhythm. Suitable for documentaries about mystery scenes, unanswered questions, ancient civilizations, conspiracy theory etc.
1:17, 2:46, 0:00
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Hip hop track in a tense mood. It features synths and strings. Good for urban video, crime plans, bad dudes, mafia, espionage, robbery, investigation.
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Inspirational and motivational corporate track. Suitable for corporate videos, advertising, and other multimedia projects.
0:42, 2:56
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This track is perfect for use in documentaries, slideshows, or any other cases, when you need special mood of city awakening. It draws some cold soundscapes; a lot of long-drawn-out background sounds are used. Pulsing beat is the basement of this track, but it also contains piano solo of an abstract, melodic and distant.
1:00, 0:21, 1:31
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This is suspense rock dramatic composition with powerful sound, depressed mood, and different bright instruments – live drums, electric guitars, live bass, fx. Dark and scary, criminal and mystery - all mixed in one track! Perfect for computer battle war arcade games, commercial advertising video, life drama, night crime, mafia, drugs addiction and abuse etc. Enjoy!
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Energizing, inspiring, motivating and very exciting hip-hop/rap instrumental with positive mood. This high energy, catchy, uplifting and addictive track contains very strong kick and snare drums, triumphant strings section, metal percussion, wobble bass, dj scratch, hits, awesome synths, gated pads, arpeggios and cool sound effects. Perfectly suitable for rap music, action scenes, extreme sports, games, dynamic video projects, websites, background music, presentations, commercials, soundtracks, motion graphics, podcasts and more. I hope you like it.
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Dramatic strings and magical harp create majestic and uprising Hollywood orchestral sound. Charming underscore for epic film, heroic and emotional projects, documentaries, fantasy, glorifying love.
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A groovy, funky psychedelic retro style track that takes you back in time to a disco in the seventies. 70s style funky guitar, a Fender Rhodes Piano, original vintage drum sound, a vintage organ and a real jazz bass make it a perfect fit for any retro/vintage style commercial, presentation, video or website.
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Very romantic, tender and soft piano theme with a big and mellow orchestra sound, Ideal for any drama, romance, trailer and movie scenes with an uplifting and motivated feel.
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A dark, ambient and reflective piano piece with abstract background sounds. Great for lush and dreamy scenes, thoughtful moments, distant planets, stargazing in film and documentaries.
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Tribal Hunting is a percussion rhythmic beat that will take you to the deepest jungle hunting world and will work perfectly with any travel, living and nature related type of video projects. Because of its universal construction, well known traditional native percussion instruments and unique sand-drum, this music will work very well as an ethnic background.
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A strangely beautiful, post-apocalyptic dreamy synth soundscape. Perfectly suited for documentaries, science fiction, mysterious scenes, alien planet, science and cosmology.
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An ambient, evolving, chill and improvised arp piece. Works great for background music to create a sense of infinite depths of space, documentaries about galaxy, milky way, planets, timelapse with futuristic feelings.
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An atmospheric new-age outer space ambiance with soft pads fills out the arrangement. Spacey, sci-fi and bizarre, Dreamy, flowing, positive. This beautiful track has a pastoral. Great for underwater / Outer Space Journey nature shows or levels in a video game.
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Energetic electronic track with a static synth bass theme, synth staccatos and a cello melody in the background. Perfect for extreme sports, documentaries, slideshows or commercials are some examples.
1:31, 0:00, 1:46
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This is a very soft and quite atmosphere track, with a very smooth and gentle piano movement in the background. This heartfelt and beautifully reflective, mellow piece perfect for movie productions which looking to create a soft and tension, heartwarming mood. In the style of Thomas Newman, the film composer.
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Whisper Of The Heart is a soft and quiet atmospheric track, with smooth and gentle guitar pads in the background. This beautifully reflected mellow piece is perfect for film productions which looking to create a peaceful and heartwarming mood.
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Energetic and willful song with a distinctive drum sound. For technology, sports, documentaries and much more.
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A tender and emotional soundtrack. Contemplative and subtle, this track would make a great accompaniment to many projects. Perfect for romantic videos, inspirational projects, motivational presentations and more.
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Tranquil cinematic Piano background music calm restrained for reflective settings. drama advertise TV/slideshow flash documentary etc. Comforting sad and moving.
1:18, 2:41
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Emotional hip hop beat with soft bells, strings, pick bass, electric guitars, brass, piano, synths, castanets and drums. Perfectly suitable for making a song, background music for a film or video, documentaries, commercials and other projects. I hope you like it.
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An uplifting instrumental pop rock track, featuring driving live drums, expansive guitar arpeggios, piano and string sections. It's ideal for use in media where the message of winning and success is paramount, such as corporate presentations, sports, drama, news or websites.
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Instrumental ethnic chillout track featuring flutes, sarod, percussions, pads and acoustic drums.
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Big scale epic underscore with an emotional and majestic choir. Great for fantasy games as "Witcher III", "Skyrim" etc, mysterious adventure, Middle Ages history, blockbuster trailers, Hollywood blockbuster movies as "Lord of the Rings", and battle scenes.
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Hypnotic and meditative tune with electric guitar arpeggios, mallet instruments and a light modern beat.
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Strange Illusion is an atmospheric and hypnotic track, full of mysterious and mystical. Great for culture and historical films, fantasy and adventure videos, meditation and nature projects.Also perfect for dizziness and weird scenes, strange backgrounds and much more. Instruments: Nordic vocals, synth pads
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A strange, authentically medieval music loop featuring wolf howling sound.
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This is a scary and suspenseful track, full of horror and fear. Great for horror and tension films, danger and dark moods.Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, thriller and nightmares backgrounds and much more.
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A dark, strange medieval inspired dance piece.
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An abstract background loop created using a live recording and massive effects such as delays, gaters, etc
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A folk, Celtic-style guitar and flute piece.
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A classical piano piece, inspired by the piano water music of Claude Debussy.
1:38, 0:31, 1:02, 2:54
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Inspirational and emotional Rock with Blues elements.
Finding music for documentaries is an underrated task and one that people will not often notice, even when they see the final product. Good documentaries really don’t have any noticeable “music” – they are simply given high marks in storytelling technique and in production. The music doesn’t outshine the interviews or recreations. It doesn’t stick out at all, but instead only heightens the emotions the viewer is already feeling.

Using incidental music for documentary films, you can expand upon a viewer’s interest and naturally occurring feelings (which varies according to the subject matter and the point of interest). On the other hand, choose the wrong style or tempo of music and you can break the mood of the viewer, causing them to lose interest in the documentary.

It is often suggested that the documentary film director should determine what kind of music is appropriate for the film. Too often, a composer is given full creative freedom and ends up making a soundtrack that is wildly inappropriate to the subject, compromising the seriousness of the project.

Music for serious documentaries has to be subtle, climaxing at revelations of the story or strong emotional cues. There shouldn’t be music just to avoid silence. Documentaries are silent by nature, except during interviews and narratives. Music is typically used at the introduction, at the conclusion and throughout the film, when emotional narrative peaks occur. Subtle is the keyword. Music should never overpower the interviewee’s words or drown out the information that the viewer needs to hear.

Another tip directors give in making music for a documentary video is to avoid working on just sections of the film, going cue to cue, and instead deciding upon an entire “score” of how the final soundtrack will play.

If you’re buying music for serious documentaries, rather than hiring a composer, then you still must decide in advance what peaks there are in the final “composition” rather than leaving it up to chance or whimsy. Always consider whether the music is necessary and if it will support the intent of each sequence and scene. There is such a thing as too much music or too little. If you put noticeable music in one sequence but then use no sound at all for thirty minutes or so, this will also be uneven.

Start thinking about good music in the budgeting phase. If you want to hurry up and make the movie, you can always use what are called “temp” background pieces, which you can download as you need. Then you can redub the music later when you can take your time and decide what piece of music is appropriate.

Pay attention to the music—the unspoken language of documentaries.

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