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Calm, ambient acoustic background track for any sentimental or inspiring productions, slideshows, wedding video, films, documentaries and more. Sounds like: Inspirational, soft, mellow, uplifting.
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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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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.
1:56, 0:00, 2:11
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Electric guitar, organ, piano, clavinet, bass and drums combine for a quirky, syncopated, reggae-influenced rhythm suggested to underscore party scenes, sequences depicting shady business and crime in progress settings.
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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.
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A dramatic cinematic track featuring the bright sound of emotional piano and the velvet sound of cello. This is an ideal underscore for romantic movies, inspirational moments, lifetime decision, unique opportunity, creativity, agitation mixed with excitement and more.
1:50, 2:53
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Modern ambient electronic. Reflecting progress, buildings and modern structures. Suitable for various use, background music fly through animations, corporate reflections, cityscapes, progress etc. Corporate music for film, videos and sci-fi segments.
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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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Epic cinematic underscore with a big orchestra sound building to a glorious finish. Ideal background music for dramatic patriotic movies with a happy ending, war history documentaries, where's good finally win against bad, adventures and others.
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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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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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Beautiful corporate lounge track with a floating background feel. This versatile composition is great for various uses in multimedia projects, graphic visuals, art films, commercials, mobile applications, timelapse videos, inspiring presentations, news, and more. Main instruments are energetic synth beats, claps, and strings.
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One Perfect Moment is a very soft and quite atmosphere track, with a very smooth and gentle piano movement in the background. This heartfelt, A beautifully reflective, mellow piece perfect for movie productions which looking to create a peaceful, heartwarming mood.
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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.
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This is an atmospheric and emotional composition with contemporary groovy dubstep beat and delayed piano fills. Fresh and beautiful pop music with soft synth, strings, swelling pads, groovy drums and pop piano. Perfect background music for your Video, Media, TV, Radio, YouTube, Promo, Presentations, Slide-Shows and other different Multimedia Projects.
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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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This rousing, beautiful orchestral track conveys a sense of breathtaking magic and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, royal majesty, knights, ladies of heart, courage and honor, nobility, feat and devotion, time and nature projects.
1:03, 1:24, 1:33
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An inspiring and motivational corporate track with piano, light percussion, and uplifting strings. It evokes feelings of motivation, hope, determination, and growth. Perfect for corporate projects, ads, etc.
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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.
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 peaceful background music that will fill your heart with harmony. This track is great for ethnic and oriental scenes, mountains, waterfalls, grassland, herds of sheep and crystal air. Instruments and orchestration: duduk, synth pads, rain maker.
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This is an ethereal track with a hypnotic synth bass and an FX piano melody. Always the same hypnotic melody that grows more and more. Perfect for sci-fi and nostalgic scenes.
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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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A dark, sad, thoughtful and melancholic cinematic piece featuring tuned percussion, violins, and epic drums. This piece will perfectly suit for thriller, movie plot with twists and turn, uncertain decision, tragic conclusion, advertising, escape from danger, video game or any other media project looking for sorrowful, dramatic and cinematic mood. Think about Anna Karenina.
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Nostalgic and soothing, romantic and melancholic, featuring flowing piano and underlying synths that create a heartwarming and touching mood.
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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 very cinematic and emotional track featuring piano and lush strings. Similar in style to composers like Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, and Rachel Portman. Perfect for any film or documentary, trailer, opening credits, end credits
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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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A whimsical, intriguing string ensemble piece. Suitable for projects needing suspenseful mood, detective spy films, CSI investigations, intrigues and conspiracy, dramatic moments, thriller movies, bloody murder, crime planning, hidden menace, checkmate.
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An inspiring and uplifting background track perfect to set an optimistic and motivational mood. Starting with the piano intro and building up to an exciting & uplifting feeling. A perfect choice for a corporate videos, presentations, digital marketing, innovative videos, websites, tutorials, explainers, slideshows, YouTube videos.
1:46, 1:55
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An epic, vast and expansive orchestral track with strings, horns, guitars and synthesizers. Expresses the spirit of the unknown and feelings of awe and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer.
1:37, 1:52
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An atmospheric, epic and expansive orchestral track with synths, strings and choirs. Conveys mystery, awe and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects.
1:55, 0:30, 0:51, 2:07
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This is romantic melodious chill out track with tender synths, guitar and bells solo, somnolent ambient deep pads, percussion and laid back sounds of the sea. Relax! This easy listening track can be used in games and movies, fashion or erotic video projects, advertising, as background music for websites. Different versions of this calm dreamy ambient track included – original, 2min looped and 30s 50s meditative logo intro.
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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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This is an ambient electronic track with a mysterious captivating sound, adventurous mood and great build-up. Suitable for anything related to space, NASA spaceship, tomorrow's spacecraft, cosmic era, space and time, extraterrestrial life, stars and galaxy, sci-fi documentaries.
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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.
1:56, 0:40, 1:00, 2:09
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This is dream pop/ indie, chillwave track with relaxing vibes, airy melody and some carefree atmosphere of the 70's. You can use this soft and luminous background music for your versatile projects as documentaries, commercials, images of urban city life, makeup and hairstyle tutorial. Also good if you want to add some hipster vintage flavor to your video.
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This is a heartwarming positive and calm soundscape/atmosphere, Perfect for drone videos, Time-lapse clips and emotional scenes.
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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.
2:03, 2:43
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'After Sunrise' is a very soft and quite atmosphere track with a smooth and pulsing synths movement in the background. This heartfelt, a beautifully reflective, mellow piece perfect for movie productions which looking to create a peaceful, heartwarming mood. Reminds "Lost in Translation" soundtrack.
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An epic, majestic orchestral background music. Perfect for video games, fantasy animations, epic adventures, historical films, treasure hunters, glory and more! Think about Game of Thrones, The Tudors, Pirates of the Caribbean, Renaissance era and more.
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.
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Powerfully emotional cinematic music with sentimental and tender melody. Ideal background music for a science discovery, heartfelt drama, emotional journey, reflective moments, Hollywood romantic movies. Featuring instruments are piano and orchestral strings. Think about such film soundtracks as Beautiful Mind and The King's Speech.
2:00, 0:38, 1:02, 2:30
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'Spread Your Electro Wings' is an upbeat, hot, trendy and cool electro track with bright and infectious dance-pop feel. This positive and colorful track would be great for background video use, especially in science and technology marketing promo videos, projects related to sport, design, fashion, and art, web advertisement, lifestyle product videos, as well as multimedia training material, explainer videos or animation. Versions in this package : Full Track (2:30), Long Loop (2:00), 60s Edit (1:02), 30s Edit (0:22).
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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.
1:34, 1:56
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Confidence and optimism abound in this elevating track. Inspire your audience with a soft mood, warming and joyful. Perfect for use in corporate video, positive advertisements, and lively lifestyle programming. Witten in the manner of Thomas Newman.
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Country blues music inspired by western and road movie soundtracks. Acoustic and electric slide guitars, different percussions from shaker to bombastic drum sounds. Can be useful for advertising, travel, nature and more.
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A peaceful but also Epis World Music instrumental with typical eastern sounds.
1:52, 1:19, 1:45, 0:00, 2:29
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The powerful composition in the epic style. Heroic strings, mega drums and hard horns very good accentuate your fantasy blockbuster, war films, documentaries on espionage or military themes, movie trailers and video games.
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Perfect track for multimedia applications with product overview, on-screen instructions, describing a technological processes and etc. 'Digital Factory' is an airy and positive electronic music with hi-tech sounds and, strong contemporary beat.
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A hypnotic, guitar and marimba piece.
1:50, 1:02, 2:15
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A dramatic and cinematic piece with piano and lush strings. It has a deep, emotional and epic quality with uplifting tones. Think about «Amelie Poulain» piano soundtrack by Yann Tiersen.
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This dark, futuristic track is ideal for video games, websites, backgrounds, commercials, slideshows, time-lapse videos, slow motion design, technology videos, science documentaries, presentations about research and discovery, traveling videos and other inspiring projects.
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Dynamic inspirational track where East meets West consists of the energetic electronic groovy drum part and alluring oriental melody. You can use it for travel documentaries, corporate presentation, film scores, as trendy background music. Also good for media projects needing sophisticated and exotic underscore.
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This is an Asian oriental world music track, full of beauty and relaxed atmosphere.
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A peaceful, relaxing and versatile track. Good for relaxation, meditation, yoga, reiki, underwater, deep sea diving. You can use it for media apps, presentations, websites, as on-hold background music, so on.
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A little sad melody beautiful combination of piano and flute and bass in the background.
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Positive and emotional solo piano. Great for emotional, uplifting videos, soothing relaxing atmosphere, harmony and inner peace, time spent with family and friends, education and accomplishment of dreams.
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.
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A reflective, intriguing and ambient piece. Creating a questioning mood.
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Energetic and willful song with a distinctive drum sound.
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This is an inspirational and positive track featuring piano, bells and strings. Suitable for advertising, presentations, inspirational videos, emotive moments and more.
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Middle East ethnic background music with relaxing and lush atmosphere.
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A groovy, jazz-infused experimental instrumental with the hypnotic and repetitive melody.
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This track is great for ethnic and oriental scenes, desert landscapes, world travel documentaries, etc.
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An ambient, evolving, chill and improvised arp piece.
1:38, 0:31, 1:02, 2:54
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Inspirational and emotional Rock with Blues elements.
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A classical piano piece, inspired by the piano water music of Claude Debussy.
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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