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1:44, 1:48
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A crystal clear piano and ambient synth track that conveys a sense of natural wonder, discovery and limitless imagination. Magical, inspiring and beautiful.
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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 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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Emotive and inspiring music. Light and airy acoustic guitar in the duet with piano, and nice percussion. Ideal background for any happy and long-awaited events, love confession, excitement melted with uncertainty, overflowing feelings and hope.
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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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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 dreamy, ambient synth soundscape.
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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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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 quite dramatic background music featuring electric and acoustic guitar merged with epic voices. This emotional and beautiful piece could be used for various projects, such as memorable trailer, video, film or advertisement.
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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A cool and stylish groove. Elements of house, jazz and electronic music.
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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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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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An ambient percussive groove, with organs and strings, minimalistic and pensive with a mysterious flavor. Suitable for reflection, memories, thoughtful scenes, technology and science. This simplistic melody is also good for adding a harmonizing ambiance to your 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 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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This track is great for ethnic and oriental scenes, desert and Arab landscapes, world travel documentary & TV. Instruments and orchestration: percussion, saz, darbuka, bass, shakers and tambourine.
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.
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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This is an uplifting track in a bright, yet majestic mood. It features the modern orchestra. Could be used for advertising, historical films, to show regality, peacockery, arrogance and haughtiness.
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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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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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An ambient, nostalgic and dreamy ambiance created from the electric organ. In the style of Twin Peaks soundtrack. Slow and soulful, this track will be great for the church, temple or cathedral scenes, religious based visuals, spiritual mood, easter, solemn service, prayer, etc.
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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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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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This progressive electronic music combines synth melodies are complemented by the guitar. This music works great for a wide variety of projects including corporate presentation, fashion, advertising, urban life film and more.
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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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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 track is great for ethnic and oriental travelings, a night at the desert, exotic landscapes, world travel shows, relaxation, and meditation. Instruments and orchestration: percussion, big ocarina, synth pads, shakers and tambourine
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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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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.
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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 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 Asian world music track, full of beauty and exotic atmosphere. Great for travel and journey films, nature and meditation videos, landscapes, oriental culture, Japanese and Chinese traditions, ethnic documentary films and much more.
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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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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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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.
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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, 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.
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This progressive electronic music is a wild blend of energy and rhythm. Hypnotic plucky synth melodies are combined with an ultra punchy drum kit and pulsing sonic sounds. This music works great for a wide variety of projects including corporate presentation, robotics, digital technology, science development, new product launch and more.
1:32, 0:29, 0:59, 3:02
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Healing music for meditation, spa, yoga, relaxation. Great background music for the hotel lobby, lazy afternoon at home, restaurant reception, reflective moments. Slow track with synthesizer and piano.
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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This track is great for ethnic and oriental scenes, desert and Arabic landscapes, world travel shows, documentary TV, Aladdin style films, and much more. Instruments and orchestration: Arabian strings, synth pads, rain maker.
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Exciting and uplifting track with a strong electronic industrial feel. This positive and bouncy track is great for projects related to industry, technology, and science, as well as corporate motivational videos, sports, and action.
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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.
1:04, 2:20
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If you want peace, prepare for war. Aggressive and dynamic percussion for any kind of your projects. I hope you like it.
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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.
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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.
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Featuring inspiring motivational and uplifting expanded piano with arpeggiator synths and a drum machine that create a positive and hopeful 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 strange, alluring ambient track filled with the mystery atmosphere. Perfect arrangement for any sci-fi project, science fiction production, galaxy travel, outer limits, the world after an apocalypse, etc.
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.
1:16, 1:23
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This is an inspiring and emotional piano theme. This track is perfect as background music for trailers, commercials, inspirational videos and more.
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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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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.
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A strange, dark and unique piano piece. Perfect choice if you need to create an ominous atmosphere with some menacing feeling, that would work well in a psychological thriller, mystery films like "Twin Peaks" and contemporary art projects.
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This is an Asian oriental world music track, full of beauty and relaxed atmosphere. Great for travel documentaries, journey vlogs, nature and meditation videos, landscapes, spa massage salon. Also perfect for traditional life scenes of Japanese and Chinese culture.
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This is an Asian oriental world music track, full of beauty and atmosphere. Great for travel films, nature and meditation videos, landscapes. Also perfect for culture and tradition scenes, Japanese and Chinese culture, world ethnic documentary films and much more.
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Hypnotic and meditative tune with electric guitar arpeggios, mallet instruments and a light modern beat.
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Calm and quiet reggae track in relaxed mood. It features smooth synths. Good for relaxation video.
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A strange, authentically medieval music loop featuring wolf howling sound.
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A dark, strange medieval inspired dance piece.
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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.
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An ambient, evolving, chill and improvised arp piece.
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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