Sounds can be simple tones or sound patterns that are recorded. But also complex software productions, for example for the background music of videos, fall under the category of sound productions. For this we have at INTIMEON - DIGITAL MEDIA different possibilities of music production.
The easiest way to integrate beautiful sounds into videos, for example, are stock archives. We have had good experiences with Énvato Elements. The variety of musical sound samples is impressive. For almost every kind of video documentation, clips, presentations or animations there is a suitable sound file.
The decisive advantage lies not least in the rapid availability, simple licensing and thus provision in social media such as YouTube. Many interesting video documentaries on YouTube have been edited with sound files and sometimes have millions of clicks. Pre-produced examples are well suited for company presentations, corporate videos, vlogs, website intros or social media shorts, reals, stories or longer clips.
Soundfiles can showcase products, create buying moods or point out very special areas in websites. Dronflights are also a welcome addition to soundfiles and create a great presentation atmosphere for landscapes or scenarios like music events or sporting events.
The enormous speed of modern computers makes it possible to perform complex music productions in-house. Such recording studios are virtual and based on a small amount of hardware such as a PC, midi keyboard, external sound card or drum pads, which are usually already built into the keyboard.
In addition, music monitors and virtual recording studio provide the ability to produce anything related to music. To mention here are a variety of software studios, so-called sequencers, especially Steinberg's Cubase, Propellerhead's Reason, Pro Tools, Logic Pro for Mac and what else is out there. In addition, there is an unmanageable selection of so-called VST plugins.
Such plugins can be virtual instruments such as synthesizers, pianos, drums and even concert instruments. World famous composers like Hans Zimmer have been working with virtual instruments for years.
Hollywood classics like Gladiator, Independence Day, Godzilla were produced with virtual music studios. In the home recording environment, this approach is viable because it is cost-effective and results can be realized in a timely manner.
For years we at INTIMEON DIGITAL-MEDIA have been experimenting with synthesizers, so-called workstations. Synthesizers are wonderful sound generators that are nowadays affordable and equipped with almost unlimited possibilities.
We recently acquired a digital drum kit, a Gretsch Hollowbody electric guitar, and a set of professional speakers and amplifiers. We also have a whole range of effects at our disposal such as reverb, delay, distortion and much more.
In the house we have 4 super powerful computers with plenty of memory for sophisticated sequencers like Cubase or Reason. Being a Windows and Apple system, each computer has two monitors that can be placed vertically or horizontally. We even offer musicians the possibility to record their own samples in our studio in Emsbüren.
Websites today are becoming more and more lively - hardly a static website lures anyone out from behind the stove anymore. Of course, websites also have an informative character, but especially in the social media area, reals, stories and short videos are in demand.
Some of these platforms already offer the option of setting videos to music as soon as they are uploaded. However, for more elaborate productions, the videos are edited and the film sequences are set to music. Video editing can only be done professionally with suitable software.
Here, filmmakers like to use Final Cut Pro for Apple systems or Adobe Premiere for Windows platforms. Vloggers often work with music, especially when it comes to documentaries or travel videos.
At INTIMEON DIGITAL MEDIA, we dub our dronflights with stock music or with small sounds we record ourselves. Either way, we offer our clients a variety of viable and cost-effective alternatives for incorporating music into websites, presentations, social media, or apps.
We take copyright seriously from the start. If a video is accompanied by music and posted on YouTube, complaints may arise. In the worst case, there are warnings. If there are three violations, the channel will be blocked. It is hardly necessary to mention that it should not come to this, considering that there are channels with millions of subscribers.
To prevent this, we produce music ourselves or use stock archives. Stock archives, and there are an infinite number of them, sign contracts with music producers for use for licensing. This means that every sound clip that is downloaded has a unique license number. When a complaint is filed with YouTube, that license number is needed to do what's called "clearing."
Playing well-known music titles can lead to problems - even if they are duplicated, copied and reproduced. These are always protected productions. Copyright infringements and thus threatening warnings are therefore avoidable if you know the speil rules in advance. Archive material protects you as a customer and us as an agency.
That's why we carefully check every kind of music before processing it. If you follow the rules, there will be no problems. Projects are mentioned in a music title and thus automatically approved, so that such projects are protected and warnings come to nothing.
Remains to mention that such stock archives usually offer music files in a cost-effective framework, which makes the total production costs in the end manageable.