Royalty Free Tracks
Sound effects are an important part
of entertainment, often comprising an integral
part of vidoes, games, podcasts, movies, and animations.
However, the costs and conditions associated with
acquiring and using sound effects may be prohibitive
for many rising creators of media. Thankfully,
royalty free tracks offer an alternative to media
producers on a budget.
Royalty free sound effect tracks can be used by
anyone. Not only are they legal to use, but in
most cases they may be edited, looped, or manipulated
by overlaying additional tracks to create another
As their name suggests, royalty free tracks come
without the burden of paying a royalty to a track's
creator for each use of their track. However,
some royalty free tracks may come with a one-time,
up-front cost to purchase the right to use the
track without limit. Even if money is a concern,
such tracks can be a great investment, particularly
if they are high quality.
If conserving funds is a priority, royalty free
tracks are also available free of cost. These
tracks include sound effects in the public domain,
meaning that they are not copyrighted or that
their copyright has expired. The use of public
domain tracks is therefore unrestricted. If you
opt to use a public domain track, be sure that
it is not, in fact, copyrighted before doing so;
even if you cannot find a copyright notice for
a given track, it may still be copyrighted.
When looking for royalty free tracks, you should
bear in mind that you are unlikely to be able
to download and use the latest tracks by major
artists; such tracks are well protected, and are
not available to the average podcaster or rising
producer of other media. A variety of other, high
quality royalty free tracks can be used in their
stead, but be prepared to search; free tracks
of lesser quality are often easier to come by.
While often overlooked, sound effects are a very
important part of the majority of today's media.
If it is not evident when they are present, their
importance certainly becomes obvious when they
are absent from a production. Royalty free tracks
are a great way to allow producers on any budget
to make their work complete.
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll
software for creating, editing and publishing
RSS feeds and NotePage http://www.notepage.net
a wireless text messaging software.